Muse House

October 6, 2009 - 10:51am
The SU community can preview the upcoming production of "La Bohème."

If you like opera, don't miss the opportunity to hear Kate Mangiameli (Musetta) and Christopher Temporelli (Colline) sing excerpts from Puccini's most beloved opera in Crouse Hall at 12:30 P.M. this Thursday.


Syracuse Opera's General and Artistic Director Cathy Wolff explains that this will give voice students and other interested listeners the opportunity to see the singers up close and approach them afterward.

"The members of the cast are very young," she says. "It would be quite a different feel at the MET."

October 4, 2009 - 8:21pm
On Saturday, the sun was warm, but the air was crisp -- my idea of the perfect fall day and the perfect time to attend a fall festival.

Growing up in Arkansas where the biggest cultural event is the annual Wal-Mart Shareholders Meeting, I would watch "Gilmore Girls" and wish that I lived in Stars Hollow, CT, a fictional town that had a different themed festival almost every weekend. My beloved Lorelai and Rory would roll their eyes at yet another Stars Hollow event and would then revel in the small town charm of it all.

October 2, 2009 - 4:59pm
Michael Moore's takes on the financial crisis in "Capitalism: A Love Story."

Michael Moore stands outside of the AIG building in his trademark baseball cap and thick-rimmed glasses with a megaphone in hand. “I’m here to make a citizen’s arrest,” he declares before storming into a lavishly adorned lobby, only to be accosted by security and forced to leave.

October 2, 2009 - 1:17pm
NBC's new prime time comedy series is already winning me over.

After only three episodes, I have high hopes for NBC's new comedy series about life at a community college. “Community,” created by Dan Harmon, is directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, of  “Arrested Development,” (which, in my opinion, is hands-down the most brilliant comedy to ever grace prime time television.)

October 1, 2009 - 1:36pm
CNY Jazz Central and Rarely Done Productions are teaming up to raise money for the Jazz Central facilities.

CNY Jazz Central is celebrating its 14th season in operation with a “Broadway Cabaret” season opener planned for this Sunday, October 4. The event is a fundraiser to maintain the Jazz Central facility, which has been home to the foundation for four years.

September 29, 2009 - 9:45pm
Review: 'Huacho' depicts rural Latin America in an honest and emotional way.

There’s a scene in Huacho, the feature-length debut from Chilean director Alejandro Almendras, when the camera closes in on the face of an elderly woman selling blocks of homemade cheese by the side of the road. The shot is held for an unconventionally long time, with no movement or dialogue to break up the seconds ticking by. But in those moments, the audience is able to read the hard-earned wrinkles on the woman’s face, and we can begin to absorb the profundity of a life where a...

September 29, 2009 - 9:29pm
Known for using commonplace material, the Uruguayan artist brings his white bond paper-based exhibit to the Warehouse Gallery.

To see is to believe, or at least that’s what we’ve always heard.  When viewing Marco Maggi’s American Ream, leave this adage at the door.

Known for his use of commonplace material, Uruguayan artist Maggi this time uses everyday white bond paper, seen stacked about the floor of the Warehouse Gallery, for his current exhibition. By deliberately arranging a maze of paper piled on top of each other, Maggi creates an obstacle course where...