Muse House

September 19, 2011 - 5:41pm
Review: SU artist Jerome Witkin's gallery reflects a lifetime of achievement

Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin in the SU Art Galleries displays the work of a man haunted by history and inspired by humanity. With 70 works including drawings, paintings and sketchbooks, the exhibit lends insight into the mind of one of the most distinguished figurative painters working today.

The works of Witkin, a professor at Syracuse University School of Art and Design for forty years, range from huge narrative panels to drawings.

September 19, 2011 - 7:27am
Review: Three day film festival illuminates important issues and gets the audience talking

We saw enemies coming together and standing side by side for the same cause. We identified with the people of San Francisco when a deadly virus claimed the lives of thousands in a once carefree community. We sympathized with the victims of displacement.

September 13, 2011 - 10:27am
Illuminating Oppression: 9th Annual Film Festival, brings worldwide documentaries and feature films to Syracuse's big screen.

In an entertainment culture where Hollywood rules, independent films and documentaries with important messages can be overshadowed. Illuminating Oppression, The 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival is rasing awareness through film at Syracuse University.  

April 18, 2011 - 8:28pm
Great chemistry, superb acting and a beautiful set make Syracuse Stage's production of the "Miracle Worker" a must-see.

The first thing you’ll notice about Syracuse Stage’s production of the Miracle Worker is the exceedingly gorgeous set. A brightly painted backdrop brings Spring into full bloom behind an impressive two-story southern plantation, where light, greenery and rich detail create Helen Keller’s home and demonstrate in striking tragedy the vivid world that she could not see.

April 5, 2011 - 5:42pm
Two senior film majors teamed up to entertain a small crowd with comedy, music and video at the Spark Contemporary Art Space, Friday night.

Dozens of students showed up to the M.E. Show, Friday night, even though most of them had no idea what they were going to see. But performers Matthew Lax and Ellen Burke, both senior film majors at Syracuse University, wanted it that way.

The M E Show

March 4, 2011 - 10:11pm
March has a gay Jesus, the coming of the Lord of the Dance and Helen Keller. That's a lot of big names coming to Syracuse.

February 25, 2011 - 12:22am
"Lysistrata" at SU Drama or, how many times can you say "sex" in a review? The answer, not enough.

If anyone is wondering where their socks went, look in the obscenely tight pants of the male cast members in Lysistrata, now being performed by SU Department of Drama. It features numerous male cast members in their underwear, which inevitably gives rise to the question: “Is it real or stuffed?”

For this bawdy sexual comedy, this kind of thinking is necessary to enjoying it. So lay back and get in position.

February 20, 2011 - 6:37pm
John Baily and Michael Frishkopf show a different side of the Middle East through music.

The sun has been beating against your skin for eternity as you curl your bare toes into the burning yellow sand. You inhale through parched lips to breathe in the heavy heat.  As you shade your eyes with tanned fingers you see that the fiery globe is finally nearing the horizon.  Across the snaking, dry desert dunes the coming night outlines a caravan of camels, silhouetted against the setting sun.

February 13, 2011 - 2:45pm
Not Another Theater Company's double feature production of "Love Letters" and "You've Got Hate Mail" illuminates the problem of miscommunication in relationships.

It’s said, through advice columns, self-help books, and many (many, many) romantic comedies, that the most important aspect in a relationship is communication. In the Not Another Theater Company’s double feature of plays, “Love Letters” and “You’ve Got Hate Mail,” in light of Cupid day, that sentiment rings especially true.

January 31, 2011 - 7:13pm
What's showing on the Syracuse theatrical stages this February? A little love, a little tragedy, some gender battles and Beatles. Apparently, all you need is love if it's February in Syracuse.