Entertainment: Multimedia Belt

September 29, 2013 - 11:26pm
Review: Mushroomhead played at The Lost Horizon on Friday with five opening bands for a long, loud night of metal.

Eight masked men squeezed onto The Lost Horizon’s cramped stage on Friday to deliver the climax to a night of metal.

September 25, 2013 - 3:35pm
The 11th annual Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival will feature five films that tackle human rights issues.

Art and social justice will intersect at the 11th annual Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, will show five films from Thursday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 28.

Presented by the Syracuse University Humanities Center and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, each of the films selected showcases important human rights issues from around the world.

September 22, 2013 - 10:34am
Review: The multimedia artist struggled to find the balance between concert and lecture Saturday at his Goldstein Auditorium performance for the CRAVE Arts Festival.

Spooky, stick to your party playlist and keep the lectures for class.

Fingers were drumming and heads were bobbing, but the lengthy explanations from Paul Miller, known by most as DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid, left listeners fidgeting, wishing they had heard more of his art and a lot less talk.

There are no complaints about the music; in fact it is clear why the Metropolitan Museum of Art selected him for its Artist in Residence program. There is reason for his eccentric method in creating music, and he made that clear on Saturday at Goldstein Auditorium.

September 21, 2013 - 8:36pm
Everything from flash mobs to spoken word poetry were featured in a two-day arts festival that took place at Syracuse University, along the Connective Corridor and in downtown Syracuse.

Those with a craving for the arts got a particularly sweet treat last weekend when the CRAVE arts immersion festival overtook Syracuse.

Among the events were Math in Motion at the MOST, Symphoria Inside Out, a zombie makeup workshop at the Red House and a "Thriller" flash mob in City Hall.

September 13, 2013 - 3:31pm
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 5-15 this year, offering more than 360 movies for ticket-holders.

Since its inception in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has gradually become one of the premier events for showcasing new material worldwide.

Put on each year during the first few weeks of September, a large number of industry professionals like filmmakers, producers, agents and distributors, along with a hungry bunch of movie-lovers across all genres, descend on the Canadian metropolis.

This year’s festival runs through Sunday and will have screened more than 360 films, including 146 world premieres.

September 9, 2013 - 12:29pm
"Blithe Spirit" opens Sept. 18, but Gretchen Darrow-Crotty and her team have been preparing since the summer for this performance.

It’s the calm before the storm. A chance to breathe before the chaos.

The Syracuse Stage season begins in September and usually ends in late April or early May, which leaves the summer months void of performances and gives those who work for the company some semblance of a break.

But that doesn’t mean Gretchen Darrow-Crotty hasn’t already been hard at work since last season ended.

September 9, 2013 - 1:29am
Two stages and six artists offered a diverse concert experience at this year's Juice Jam Music Festival

Neither the dancing nor the music paused for even a moment at Sunday’s sold-out Juice Jam Music Festival at Skytop Field.

Smallpools kicked off this year’s festival on the Indie Stage with a dynamic set that had people eagerly clapping and dancing from minute one of the first song.

The band’s energetic pop sound set the tone for the day, with a receptive crowd of students — in various shades of neon and patterned headbands — already lined up to see the first performance of the afternoon.

September 8, 2013 - 5:47pm
On a beautiful day filled with sunshine and non-stop music, Syracuse students took to social media to share their thoughts and favorite moments from the day.

With the bright blue skies and the warm sunshine, yesterday may have been one of summer's last hurrahs, but it was also an absolutely beautiful day for the 2013 Juice Jam Music Festival.

The event, arranged as a music festival for the first time, provided two stages, six hours of non-stop music, and incidentally, the perfect day and the perfect way for SU students to let down their hair and truly usher in the beginning of the fall semester.

September 7, 2013 - 6:34pm
Syracuse residents overcoming addiction showcase the art they created as a form of therapy at the third annual Recovery Arts Festival.

For those recovering from addiction at Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare, art is transformative. It is a path to self-discovery, and during the month of September, they have the opportunity to showcase their talents and share their journeys with the Syracuse community.

“You see a dumpster. They might see a place they used to live,” said Jeremy Klemanski, president and CEO at Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare. “You see a grate on the side of a building. They might see the place where they got heat when they were homeless and active in their addiction.”

August 8, 2013 - 11:19am
Review: The Texas instrumental rock band delivered an energetic performance on Tuesday to a sold-out crowd.

The Westcott Theater had two firsts on Tuesday night: performances by post-rock instrumental band Explosions in the Sky and local psychedelic rock group Black Throat Wind. The two bands performed to a sold out theater, with an audience that largely consisted of teenagers and 20-somethings.