Muse House

October 10, 2011 - 4:56pm
Review: Local musicians bring symphonic music back to Syracuse after the bankruptcy of the SSO.

Sunday's Symphony Syracuse concert delivered two things: music and a message. This organization—meant to serve as a lifeboat to symphonic music after the declared bankruptcy of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra—made a case for themselves through several impassioned speeches, but more convincingly, by playing beautifully together.

October 9, 2011 - 11:56am
Review: Eric Lott explains Joni Mitchell's "Pimp Game" and more.

An icon of musicians, flower children and their children alike, Joni Mitchell has proven to be more than a product of 60s and 70s counterculture. Born Roberta Joan Anderson on Nov. 7, 1943 in Ft. Mcleod, Canada, her music has been sampled and covered by numerous artists from Prince to Crosby Stills and Nash.

October 7, 2011 - 10:38am
Review: The one-woman murder mystery is filled with surprises

“Radio Star,” a one-woman play by Tanya O'Debra, features a large cast. Let me say that again. This one-woman play features a large cast. And every character is played by the wildly talented O'Debra. Within the small theater space at the Red House Arts Center O'Debra stages a full 1940s-style radio production, complete with sound effects.

October 6, 2011 - 10:13pm
In-development public art project needs your love stories to survive.

October 3, 2011 - 6:48pm
The 'Furnished' exhibit features faculty-made furniture at Slocum Hall.

Often, furniture reflects on the building it inhabits. Because of the close relationship between the two, the subject of Syracuse University School of Architecture’s exhibition, 'Furnished', should be no surprise. 

October 2, 2011 - 7:43pm
Running from Sept. 30 through Oct. 8, 'The Cradle Will Rock' is sure to both entertain and inform.

On Sept. 30, Syracuse University's production of 'The Cradle Will Rock', the most influential musical no one has ever heard of, opened at the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage. Set in the fictional city of Steeltown, USA, the musical tells the controversial story of union formation in the 1930s almost entirely through song.

September 28, 2011 - 11:29pm
The first-ever Syracuse Public Art Naming Contest is accepting entries until October 2.

Just off Armory Square in Syracuse there is a serpent with a head as tall as a lamp post. It’s big, blue and beautiful; all it needs is a name. That’s where the first-ever Syracuse Public Art Naming Contest comes in. October 2 is the deadline to submit names for the serpent sculpture, located at 350 W. Fayette St. The winning submitter gets a $50 Pastabilities gift card and bragging rights for as long as the serpent stands.

September 26, 2011 - 11:02am
Middle-age dudes defy everything, time included.

The first four-and-a-half minutes of The Whole Love are terrifying.

It’s not a Linda Blair spewing vomit sort of situation but more a my-dad-might-dig-this brand of horror. Images of Darius Rucker populate the mind as the opening track “Art of Almost” drags on. Then, Nels Cline steps on the overdrive and complacency becomes alacrity. 

September 25, 2011 - 12:03pm
Review: Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation is a do-it-yourself ghost story

A rainy Friday night greeted the 39th season opener of Syracuse Stage: American novelist Henry James’ ghost story The Turn of the Screw. A thick audience streamed in for the performance, swaddled in raincoats and peeking from under dripping umbrellas.  

September 20, 2011 - 9:02pm
Preview: Not Another Theater Company's production of "A Few Good Men", a play by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, opens September 23.

Aaron Sorkin won an Academy Award last year for penning the hit movie The Social Network. Thirty years earlier he was a musical theater student at Syracuse University.

On September 23, Syracuse's Not Another Theater Company will open their production of the play that skyrocketed Sorkin's career, A Few Good Men.