Arts http://wrvo.org en Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/steve-butler-campbell-conversations-0 <p><span style="font-family: calibri, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Through its Engage CNY initiative, the non-profit organization CNY Arts has recently completed a thorough inventory and survey of the arts, and of citizens' views and preferences about arts and culture in the Central New York region.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant Reeher speaks with Stephen Butler, the executive director of CNY Arts, about the findings, and about the plan that has been developed in light of them.&nbsp; They also discuss the Syracuse Symphony an Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:07:24 +0000 Grant Reeher 58121 at http://wrvo.org Steve Butler on The Campbell Conversations Academy wants to hijack kids' computer time for rocking out http://wrvo.org/post/academy-wants-hijack-kids-computer-time-rocking-out <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/B5SRqpWGlx8" width="445"></iframe></p><p>Some things are better taught outside the school system. That's Paul Green's theory on education.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Green isn’t a professional educator, but he’s made music education his life.</span></p><p>The 41-year-old is the founder and owner Paul Green Rock Academy where kids age 8 to 18 learn to rock.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 57578 at http://wrvo.org Chittenango turns into Land of Oz for annual festival http://wrvo.org/post/chittenango-turns-land-oz-annual-festival <div><p></p><p>The village of Chittenango has transformed into the Land of Oz this weekend for its annual celebration of the Wizard of Oz and its creator.</p><p>The town is marking a special anniversary with a record setting attempt. Hundreds of people will gather today at the Chittenango High School dressed as characters from the Wizard of Oz. They’re trying to set the world record for most people to do so in one place. England holds that title right now.</p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 09:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56947 at http://wrvo.org Chittenango turns into Land of Oz for annual festival Survey shows central NY art organizations should collaborate more to draw visitors http://wrvo.org/post/survey-shows-central-ny-art-organizations-should-collaborate-more-draw-visitors <p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:36:52 +0000 Ellen Abbott 56125 at http://wrvo.org Audio postcard: Sackets Harbor choral group rehearses http://wrvo.org/post/audio-postcard-sackets-harbor-choral-group-rehearses <p></p><p>The Sackets Harbor Vocal Arts Ensemble is preparing for a spring concert in Watertown. Joanna Richards dropped by the group’s second rehearsal to learn about choral music, and have a listen.</p><p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 52216 at http://wrvo.org Audio postcard: Sackets Harbor choral group rehearses Everson art museum cancels two exhibits amid budget deficit http://wrvo.org/post/everson-art-museum-cancels-two-exhibits-amid-budget-deficit <p></p><p>The Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse has canceled two big exhibits in 2014 in an effort to stymie a large operating budget.</p><p>The museum lost $135,000 in 2013. Even by canceling two traveling exhibits slated for April and October, the museum’s leadership still predicts being in the red a total of $500,000 by the end of 2014.</p><p>The decision to cancel the exhibits was <a href="http://everson.org/news/" target="_blank">made at a board meeting this week</a>. Had they not aborted on the two exhibits, the estimated deficit would have been $750,000.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:38:33 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50527 at http://wrvo.org Everson art museum cancels two exhibits amid budget deficit One-woman show about young adults with cancer takes stage http://wrvo.org/post/one-woman-show-about-young-adults-cancer-takes-stage <p>A new play in Syracuse deals with one young adult's experience living with cancer with the goal of raising money for charity and bringing awareness to young adults who have the disease.</p><p>Jesse Pardee, 22, received her first dose of chemotherapy five years ago on Christmas Eve after being diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a cancer of the pelvis.</p><p>"My family's memories are probably worse than mine of that first weekend because I was drugged up," she recalled. "It was all a blur for me."</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 49153 at http://wrvo.org One-woman show about young adults with cancer takes stage New arts festival coming to Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/new-arts-festival-coming-syracuse <p>Artists in central New York will try to bring their craft to the masses during a new art festival and conference slated for late September. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36983 at http://wrvo.org North Country Arts Council brings out kids' creativity http://wrvo.org/post/north-country-arts-council-brings-out-kids-creativity <p>The North Country Arts Council has been a growing force for cultural activity in the Watertown area since its inception in 2009. The group aims to spotlight the work of regional artists, but it also hopes to draw more community members into arts activities too. Over the schools' winter break this year, the organization offered a day full of different art workshops for kids at its home on Public Square.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:40:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 35462 at http://wrvo.org North Country Arts Council brings out kids' creativity Sci-fi author Meghan Muriel on writing, disabilities and the end of the world http://wrvo.org/post/sci-fi-author-meghan-muriel-writing-disabilities-and-end-world <p>From a young age, It had been a dream of central New York science fiction author Meghan Muriel to become a career writer. Thanks to the L. Ron Hubbard "Writers of the Future" contest in Hollywood, Meghan's chances have improved as she recently took first place for her short story, <a href="http://www.writersofthefuture.com/books/writers-of-the-future-volume-28" target="_blank">"The Siren"</a>. WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with Meghan about her mission as an author. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 12:51:51 +0000 Mark Lavonier 30832 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County to fund group trying to revive symphony in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-fund-group-trying-revive-symphony-syracuse <p>Onondaga County lawmakers have agreed to give a fledgling group that's trying to revive a Syracuse orchestra in central New York some seed money. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 20:06:04 +0000 Ellen Abbott 26982 at http://wrvo.org Film project hopes to tell story of each Syracuse neighborhood http://wrvo.org/post/film-project-hopes-tell-story-each-syracuse-neighborhood <p>Jamil Munoz grew up in Syracuse. He even moved around a couple times as a kid. Still, he had no idea there were so many different neighborhoods here.</p><p>Three years ago, while still in film school at Syracuse University, he came up with the idea to make a documentary about all of the city's different sections. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:10:42 +0000 Ryan Delaney 25955 at http://wrvo.org Film project hopes to tell story of each Syracuse neighborhood