July 21, 2010 - 8:48pm
Whether you're a newbie or seasoned concert-goer, The Disco Biscuits host a music festival like no other.

Five words to describe Camp Bisco: Vibrant, serene, wild, bumping and unique.

I've been to a lot of shows — indoor and outdoor — in cities and in the middle of nowhere. Last year I was even able to attend my first festival with ATP New York, a unique experience in its own right where I learned about navigating multiple stages and unique side shows.

July 6, 2010 - 11:11pm
Affordable food and friendly locals both have a place at Central New York's neighborhood restaurants.

You now can explore the world of diner culture with videos and profiles on more than a dozen of these favorite local eateries at SyracuseDiners.com. The extensive and informative website includes:

Featured diner videos

Get to know the characters, directions and menus of these places:

June 12, 2010 - 5:05pm
If you have to spend the summer in Syracuse, you may as well enjoy it. We suggest several great local parks for when the weather heats up.

It seems hard to believe sometimes, but Syracuse is hot during the summer months! When the snow finally melts for good and the temperature rises, Central New York becomes a lovely place to be.

May 14, 2010 - 2:24pm
More than 2,000 light up one of their last SU nights at a new location for the annual year-end party.

Instead of going out with a bang, Syracuse University seniors were glowing at the 2010 Senior Celebration

Heavy rain and lighting did not stop more than 2,000 seniors from enjoying one of their last night as college students at a party themed, "Glowing the Night Away."  In addition to free food and drink at Manley Field House, seniors played glow-in-the-dark mini golf, got airbrush tattoos and got to hang with Otto the Orange one last time.

May 1, 2010 - 1:02am
Making Block Party history, headliner Drake performed at the Dome Friday for a record-breaking 9,500+.

Leading up to Block Party this week, campus was buzzing with several questions about the status of Drake’s voice. After canceling a show at University of Massachusetts-Lowell Wednesday due to a vocal problem, the Toronto native’s situation dominated conversations around campus.

But once Drake took the stage in the Carrier Dome, he wasted little time easing the audience’s concerns.

“The doctor told me to take three days off,” Drake said while sipping on some water. “But I couldn’t do that to my family at Syracuse.”

April 27, 2010 - 10:15pm
Three central New York theaters offer a dramatically different movie experience.

It’s Saturday night, and you want to catch a movie.  You could, like the majority of the SU student population, head to Carousel Mall.  There you’ll find big-budget action flicks, romantic comedies, animated children’s movies and the occasional star-studded drama.

April 22, 2010 - 11:10pm
Food and travel TV personality gets plenty of shout-outs at his Landmark Theatre appearance.

Anthony Bourdain took the stage of the Landmark Theatre to a 45-second standing ovation simply for having his name announced. The moments that followed were mostly silent as the sound crew battled some microphone issues that would occasionally resurface.

April 22, 2010 - 10:20am
Friday will serve up SU's controversial new Mayfest, Euclid's beer-fueled gathering and the Block Party concert featuring N.E.R.D. and Drake.

First it was condoned, then forbidden.  Today, it returns in new form.

April 9, 2010 - 6:43pm
More than 300 civil-rights activists were arrested in Jackson, Miss., in 1961 for defying segregation. Their mug shots, including Syracuse resident Rev. LeRoy Wright, were on display at the ArtRage gallery.

The Rev. LeRoy Glenn Wright was too determined to fight racism in Mississippi to be afraid of it when he boarded a bus in 1961 at age 19 to challenge racist Jim Crow laws in the state. 

“I was young. At 19 you’re young and foolish,” said Wright who has lived in Syracuse for 47 years. “You think you’re invincible. I don’t think I had any fear at that time.”

Wright, 68, was among more than 300 Freedom Riders arrested and convicted on a breach of peace charge in Jackson, Miss. for defying segregation.

April 7, 2010 - 8:59pm
Review: Pop act Parachute tries to engage a smaller crowd Wednesday night at the Schine Underground.

It took an impromptu onstage battle between the members of Parachute featuring some intense guitar riffs to finally get some laughs and whoops from the lukewarm student crowd at the national act's show Wednesday in the Schine Underground.