December 14, 2014 - 8:06pm
As patrons age and audience sensibilities change, Syracuse Opera takes strides to stay relevant in the digital age.

Opera is typically associated with traditional grandeur and the theatrical arts of yesteryear. An abundance of modern pop culture and entertainment media have clouded the eyes of this generation, leaving opera in the dark. Hidden in the heart of Syracuse lies Syracuse Opera, a theatrical gem in Upstate New York. The company strives to maintain relevance among the ever-changing stream of popularity by captivating audiences of all ages with fresh and engaging productions.

December 10, 2014 - 11:04am
Local activist Kevin Bott has run for mayor in Syracuse, but his real political power comes from his electric performances in the D.R.E.A.M. Freedom Revival, a musical theater group.

The first time Reverend Ebenezer Abernathy invited his audience to testify, a man stood up and declared he was an undocumented immigrant.

December 8, 2014 - 2:28pm
The collaboration between SU's drama program and downtown's theater allows students to graduate ahead of the curve in terms of real-world acting experience.

Jonathan R. Watson, a musical theater senior in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama (SU Drama), never tires of talking about his interesting experience of performing at Syracuse Stage, a professional regional theater downtown.

December 2, 2014 - 9:02pm
Commentary: In order to preserve the beloved character's legacy in film, Sony, Spidey's parent company, should transfer ownership rights back to Marvel Comics.

With the announcement of the 2016 film Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man playing key role in that graphic storyline, much buzz has gone around about what will become of Spider-Man in terms of his involvement with Marvel and his future films.

November 26, 2014 - 12:28pm
Central New York is a hotbed of tribute performances, but the trend depends on where you're seeing the show.

When he’s performing on stage, musician Jon Braun isn’t himself. While dozens of rock singers might cop to the same sentiment (Bono especially), Braun’s loss of self has nothing to do with entering a trance or reaching a higher spiritual plane upon seeing 200 fans cheering him on. It’s more about playing a part.

November 25, 2014 - 3:44pm
For Thanksgiving, we create our own food-centric playlist to soundtrack your family culinary adventures.

The Thanksgiving holiday occupies that hungry space equidistant between Halloween and Christmas, the other two days reserved for overindulging in caloric excess. Those two tend to be sweeter (full of candy and cookies), while Turkey Day falls squarely into savory territory, notwithstanding a little cranberry sauce on the side, and, OK, pumpkin pie too.

November 23, 2014 - 5:44pm
Review: For two Hollywood stars visiting SU's campus, one proves that strength is essential to success, and the other that sometimes talented people get mired in talentless shows.

Sitting on the Hendricks Chapel stage, she could have been another member of Syracuse University's Xi chapter of the Omega Phi Beta sorority. Comfortable and conversational, Dascha Polanco, one of the stars of the Emmy award-winning Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black, spoke to an intimate crowd of about a hundred (mostly women) on Wednesday night.

November 13, 2014 - 10:02pm
Electricity spread throughout a packed Schine Underground as over 300 enjoyed music from Cash Cash, Julian Nelums and Almond.

Fog slipped through the doors of Schine Underground Wednesday evening as a night of electronic dance music, referred to as EDM, began. Three different acts took the stage in what turned out to be a nearly three hour-long party.

Cash Cash, the New Jersey-based EDM trio, headlined the final installment of University Union’s Bandersnatch series for the fall semester of 2014.

November 10, 2014 - 8:18pm
Saturday's video game conference drew crowds interested in playing the latest releases, creating their own games and even dressing up as their favorite characters.

The Oncenter Convention Center welcomed gamers this Saturday to the second annual RetroGameCon. The video game convention hosted panels in three rooms downstairs where expert gamers and cosplayers shared their knowledge. Upstairs, vendors displayed their products while listening to the beats of local DJ Silenze, who incorporates game sounds in his music.

November 3, 2014 - 2:07pm
Review: Energetic comedian Kevin Hart visited Syracuse Nov. 2 for social media-centric afternoon film screening and an evening of manic stand-up.

God was definitely not playing a trick on Syracuse University when Kevin Hart performed at Goldstein Auditorium on Nov. 2.