Arts http://wrvo.org en 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 Keeping the craft of instrument making alive http://wrvo.org/post/keeping-craft-instrument-making-alive <p></p><p>John Delmonico works at a small violin shop on East Avenue in Rochester, continuing&nbsp;a tradition that dates back to the 16th century.</p><p>"You know it's something we don't hear about that much anymore," said Delmonico, who began working at Sullivan Violins five years ago.</p><p>“Really, the story is I couldn't find a teaching job and I needed a job.”</p><p>He’s a classically-trained cellist with a background in music education. He started out as an office clerk at Sullivan’s, but soon took an interest in how the instruments were built and maintained.</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Noelle Evans 55515 at http://wrvo.org Keeping the craft of instrument making alive Civil War photographer's work displayed in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/civil-war-photographers-work-displayed-syracuse <p>An exhibition at the Onondaga Historical Association Museum in downtown Syracuse displays the work of 19th century photographer George Barnard. Barnard kept studios in Syracuse and Oswego and took some of the first photographs there in the 1850s.</p><p></p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 12:34:00 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 54724 at http://wrvo.org Civil War photographer's work displayed in Syracuse Art and science flow together in the Lava Project http://wrvo.org/post/art-and-science-flow-together-lava-project <p>There's a place at Syracuse University where art meets science.&nbsp; The Lava Project has been fusing the two disciplines for four years now, and soon anyone can get in on the collaboration, through a free online course.</p><p>For the scientist, creating lava and watching it flow means to “understand how lava behaves and what it means when we have certain structures in lava flows, what controls that.”</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 13:15:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 53788 at http://wrvo.org Art and science flow together in the Lava Project Two plays are the thing in Oswego http://wrvo.org/post/two-plays-are-thing-oswego <p></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:45:51 +0000 Gino Geruntino 51946 at http://wrvo.org The play's the thing SU professor discovers http://wrvo.org/post/plays-thing-su-professor-discovers <p></p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 13:48:37 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50732 at http://wrvo.org The play's the thing SU professor discovers 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 Looking at video games as art http://wrvo.org/post/looking-video-games-art <p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 21:56:44 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 46868 at http://wrvo.org Looking at video games as art Empty building provides graffiti artists with temporary outlet http://wrvo.org/post/empty-building-provides-graffiti-artists-temporary-outlet <p>For the last few years, graffiti artists have been going to an empty building on Syracuse&#39;s Near West Side, where they can paint without fear of legal hassle. But while dozens of artists have used this building as their outlet, has it helped decrease the amount of illegal graffiti citywide?</p><p>The smells and sounds of spray paint fill the air surrounding the vacant structure at then end of Tully Street, as two men paint thin blue lines while another paints a large, pink alien holding a laser gun.</p><p><strong>An outlet to paint</strong></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:52:01 +0000 Gino Geruntino 45265 at http://wrvo.org Empty building provides graffiti artists with temporary outlet Light Work gallery celebrates 40 years http://wrvo.org/post/light-work-gallery-celebrates-40-years <p></p><p>For forty years, the nonprofit photography gallery Light Work has been bringing photographers from around the world to Syracuse through its residency program. A new exhibition at Syracuse University celebrates that anniversary by showcasing one photographer from each year. &nbsp;</p><p>The first artist-in-residence at Light Work, was Charles Gatewood who photographed the New York State Fair when he was in Syracuse. His black and white portrait of the human pincushion at a sideshow is part of the exhibition “40 Artists - 40 Years.”</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 21:27:41 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 44492 at http://wrvo.org Light Work gallery celebrates 40 years Syracuse embracing art revitalization through public pieces http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-embracing-art-revitalization-through-public-pieces <p></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 11:31:23 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43570 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse embracing art revitalization through public pieces Syracuse sister city relationship celebrated in exhibit http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-sister-city-relationship-celebrated-exhibit <p>A photography exhibition at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Finnish migration to the United States.&nbsp; And one of the goals is to reestablish a connection between Syracuse and its sister city in Finland, which began more than 20 years ago.</p><p>The pictures of people and architecture that line the halls of The Gallery at The Tech Garden look like they’re from the same place. But half were taken in Finland and the other half in America where Finnish people settled, mainly in the Great Lakes region.</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 12:41:00 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 40622 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse sister city relationship celebrated in exhibit International guitar duo visits central and northern New York http://wrvo.org/post/international-guitar-duo-visits-central-and-northern-new-york <p></p><p>International acoustic guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb have been traveling around the state performing dates on <a href="http://www.wrvo.org/post/wrvo-membercard-thank-you-tour">WRVO's MemberCard Thank You! Tour</a>. WRVO's Mark Lavonier recently spoke with the award-winning musicians, and asked about their growing fanbase and impact on the region.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:16:00 +0000 Mark Lavonier 39952 at http://wrvo.org International guitar duo visits central and northern New York Deal announced to keep The Sound Garden in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/deal-announced-keep-sound-garden-syracuse <p>It looks like The Sound Garden, a popular new and used music and videogame store in downtown Syracuse, will be staying put after all.</p><p><span style="font-size:14px">Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner Friday afternoon announced a deal has been reached on proposed legislation that would exempt games, videos and music from the provisions of the city's new secondhand dealer law. </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px">Those provisions had forced the owner of the store to make plans to close down the Armory Square fixture. The Sound Garden has a second location in Baltimore, Md.</span></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:24:42 +0000 Ellen Abbott 39181 at http://wrvo.org Deal announced to keep The Sound Garden in Syracuse Tim Bond on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/tim-bond-campbell-conversations <p>What function do staged plays serve in our society? A critical one for civilization itself, argues <span class="il">Tim</span> <span class="il">Bond</span> in this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations.</p><p> Sun, 19 May 2013 22:30:26 +0000 Grant Reeher 39039 at http://wrvo.org Symphoria launches first full season of concerts http://wrvo.org/post/symphoria-launches-first-full-season-concerts <p>For the first time since before the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra went bankrupt two years ago, musicians will play a full season of symphonic music. The Symphoria's "Music in the Key of CNY" series marks a big moment for the fledgling musical group. Wed, 15 May 2013 20:56:33 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37895 at http://wrvo.org Symphoria launches first full season of concerts 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 What's Landmark Theatre's economic impact on Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/whats-landmark-theatres-economic-impact-syracuse <p>Most major centers for the arts, like an old theater downtown, usually don't turn a profit. They're not really expected to. But last month at a forum at downtown Syracuse's <a href="http://landmarktheatre.org" target="_blank">Landmark Theatre</a>, the argument was made that grandiose theaters shouldn't be viewed as charities. Tue, 01 Jan 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 30063 at http://wrvo.org What's Landmark Theatre's economic impact on Syracuse Area teenager's voice takes him to New York City http://wrvo.org/post/area-teenagers-voice-takes-him-new-york-city <p>Fans of the Great American Song Book -- music first made popular by singers like Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Ella Fitzgerald -- can thank singer Michael Feinstein for keeping the flame alive. His nightclub in New York City is a mecca for enthusiasts. Now, a local teen singing phenom is getting into the act. Sixteen-year-old Nick Ziobro from Fayetteville is currently the opening act for Feinstein's holiday show. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 14:27:07 +0000 David Lowenstein 29883 at http://wrvo.org Area teenager's voice takes him to New York City 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 New central New York orchestra debuts http://wrvo.org/post/new-central-new-york-orchestra-debuts <p>Friday night a new symphony orchestra is unwrapped for central New York, as the orchestra that replaces the bankrupt Syracuse Symphony Orchestra takes the stage for its official debut. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 08:50:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30516 at http://wrvo.org New central New York orchestra debuts Holiday music on the radio - enjoyable or irritating? http://wrvo.org/post/holiday-music-radio-enjoyable-or-irritating <p>It's a sign of the season -- holiday songs are flooding the local radio airwaves. But, it’s a holiday tradition that can be as irritating to some people, as it is enjoyable. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:37:55 +0000 Randy Wenner 30490 at http://wrvo.org New Syracuse orchestra to debut in December http://wrvo.org/post/new-syracuse-orchestra-debut-december <p>A new orchestra is rising out of the ashes of the old Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The new group has announced it will make its official debut at a holiday concert December 14. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:00:31 +0000 Ellen Abbott 29824 at http://wrvo.org Tosca production inspired by sights and sounds of Rome, Italy http://wrvo.org/post/tosca-production-inspired-sights-and-sounds-rome-italy <p><font color="black" face="arial" size="2"><span style="line-height:115%;font-size:12.0pt">Syracuse Opera opens its season Friday, October 19 with Puccini's passionate and politically charged Tosca.<span> </span></span></font> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:02:04 +0000 David Lowenstein 27808 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Opera director of music talks about "Nine More Operas" http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-opera-director-music-talks-about-nine-more-operas <p>Syracuse Opera has once again teamed up with WRVO Public Media to present <strong>Nine More Operas in 90 Minutes </strong>to the central and northern New York region. The tour will feature scenes from several timeless operas and musical theater presentations performed by Syracuse Opera’s newest resident artists.&nbsp;</p><p>WRVO’s Catherine Loper spoke with Douglas Kinney Frost, Syracuse Opera's director of music to talk about this unique program which encompasses a variety of genres from the classic operas of Mozart and Tchaikovsky to modern tales like “Sweeney Todd.”</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:15:51 +0000 Catherine Loper 26753 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 Daniel Schwarz on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/daniel-schwarz-campbell-conversations <p>The New York Times is still the nation's flagship newspaper - "the paper of record." But it has struggled recently, financially and otherwise.</p><p>On this week's edition of the Campbell Conversations, Daniel Schwarz, an English literature professor at Cornell and the author of "Endtimes," a new book about the newspaper's last 10 years, dissects its troubles and explains why he thinks the Times is the worst paper in America, except for all the others.</p><p> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:05:54 +0000 Grant Reeher 25037 at http://wrvo.org