A group of up and coming actors are performing two plays rarely produced together as part of a nationwide tour stopping at SUNY Oswego. On Wednesday night, The Acting Company will perform Hamlet, then tomorrow the group of 12 repertory actors will perform Tom Stoppard's "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead." The shows follow the same story line, but from different perspectives.
Josh Johnston, who fills several roles in the plays, says the group focuses on giving the audience universally relatable moments.
Statue of Lope de Vega at the entrance of the National Library of Spain, in Madrid.
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It’s not every day you come across a lost play from a master of 16th century literature. But that’s what happened to a professor at Syracuse University’s department of languages, literatures and linguistics.
The Everson Museum has "The Art of Video Games" on exhibit
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A new exhibition at the Everson Museum examines the 40 year evolution of video games as an art form. The unusual exhibit showcases the technology, culture and the different traditional types of art in video games.
The sounds of an arcade echo throughout the galleries of the Everson Museum. From Atari's Space Invaders to the immersive environment of Playstation 3's Flower, where the player is the wind, "The Art of Video Games" features 80 games that tell the history of the medium.
Tim Van Beveren paints on an outside wall of the empty Tully Street building in Syracuse.
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For the last few years, graffiti artists have been going to an empty building on Syracuse'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?
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.
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.
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.”
Photographer Jason DeBose greets visitors to his exhibit at The Tech Garden
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A photography exhibition at The Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Finnish migration to the United States. 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.
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.
International acoustic guitar duo Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb have been traveling around the state performing dates on WRVO's MemberCard Thank You! Tour. WRVO's Mark Lavonier recently spoke with the award-winning musicians, and asked about their growing fanbase and impact on the region.
The Sound Garden, a new and used music shop, as been a staple of downtown Syracuse for several years.
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It looks like The Sound Garden, a popular new and used music and videogame store in downtown Syracuse, will be staying put after all.
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.
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.
A brass quartet provided musical accompaniment for the announcement of Symphoria's new season.
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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.
An instructor leads a workshop on card making during a day of children's art activities at the North Country Arts Council's studio in Watertown.
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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.
The Landmark Theatre opened in 1928, with seating for just under 3,000 people, as a silent movie theater. It was first known at Loew's State's Theatre.
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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 Landmark Theatre, the argument was made that grandiose theaters shouldn't be viewed as charities.
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.
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, "The Siren". WRVO's Mark Lavonier spoke with Meghan about her mission as an author.
Syracuse Opera has once again teamed up with WRVO Public Media to present Nine More Operas in 90 Minutes 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.
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.”
The New York Times is still the nation's flagship newspaper - "the paper of record." But it has struggled recently, financially and otherwise.
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.