entertainment

February 9, 2018 - 11:41pm
WERW started the spring semester with sounds of Syracuse University favorites Feb. 8.

WERW’s Spring Launch Party jet streamed the largest student-run radio station into a fresh and new semester. The kick-off took place in the Schine Underground Center from 8-10 p.m. and showcased three top-notch acts: campus favorite Charlie Burg, Varsity, and long time friend Vundabar. General Manager Allison Carr was feeling bittersweet describing her role in setting up WERW’s launch party; this would be her last one.

February 9, 2018 - 8:34pm
English EDM trio Above and Beyond played all their fan-favorites at a newly opened concert venue on Thursday.

The venue was packed body-to-body, people were moving to their own beats in secluded corners, and tears were flowing as the crowd echoed the words of Above & Beyond's every song.

January 26, 2018 - 12:58pm
Review: Familiarize yourself with that EDM group that relies more on instruments than their laptops.

Westcott Theater was filled with pounding bass, strobe lights, and three ebullient Canadian performers that entertained the crowd with an eclectic mix of hip-hop and instrumentals. Keys N Krates rewarded the small venue with their greatest hits and newest releases from their upcoming album Cura, which dropped Janaury 26 — two days after they started their 2018 North American tour. The tour began in Buffalo, New York, and will finish in their hometown of Toronto, Canada.

October 28, 2016 - 12:10pm
Young dancers and dance enthusiasts filled The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater to see alumni of the 'So You Think You Can Dance' program.

Dreams take us to places we could have never imagined.

Out of the dreamland and mind of one of So You Think You Can Dance’s most well-known alums, Travis Wall, comes Dance Reimagined, a story about the manifestations of dreams, innermost thoughts and confronting your demons through dance.

November 12, 2015 - 1:52pm
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, a weekly event at Funk 'N Waffles, draws students and community members to try out a new way of listening to music.

In a world of easily accessible digital music, listening to a vinyl record can be seen as either for older generations or contrarians. The format has seen a resurgence in recent years, but it still carries the mark of an item reserved for only serious collectors and aficionados. To the uninitiated, vinyl records can seem mysterious and a little intimidating.

October 4, 2015 - 4:09pm
Review: The comedian known for his work on "Chappelle's Show" entertains Syracuse crowd with fresh material.

When I arrived at the Oncenter on Friday night, unsurprisingly there was a line wrapped twice around the block with those who were there to see comedian Dave Chappelle perform.

April 16, 2014 - 12:50pm
The inaugural conference featured 15 speakers, including Mayor Stephanie Miner, with ideas worth spreading.

The first TEDx Syracuse University conference, held on April 9 in the Newhouse School, left students feeling inspired and hopeful.

“It was awesome. I can’t think of another word for it,” said Brian Deaver, a first-year law student at SU. “It’s incredible.”

TED, which stands for technology, entertainment and design, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading “ideas worth sharing.” Since 1984, the organization has hosted speaker events to encourage audience members to see the world differently.

March 3, 2014 - 3:41pm
In the talk show's first episode, hosts Max Ward and Kaiti Faith discuss recent news and the Oscars.

"The 2nd Word" is a biweekly talk show, aiming at bringing insight into the television and film industry through a humorous and intelligent way. It's consisted of four sections: entertainment news, game time, a debate over hottest television shows or films, and promotion of international television shows or filmsIt's created by a group of Newhouse Television, Radio and Film graduate students.

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.  

March 28, 2010 - 7:23pm
Singers Karaoke Club in Solvay offers a welcoming atmosphere and fresh alternative to Syracuse night life.

 Go to Singers Karaoke Bar long enough and you might end up working there. That was the case for three Singers employees, all of whom were drawn in by the bar’s fun, welcoming atmosphere.

DJ Carmen Angiolillo (DJ Fixx), maintenance staffer Ryan Naylor, and bartender Sarah “Cookie” Cook started as regular customers but hung around the place so much they were eventually hired. One night Cook threw out a customer acting out of line. Owner Holly Berlin liked what she saw and soon hired Cook as a full-time bartender.