November 11, 2009 - 11:14am
Medeski Martin and Wood's drummer sheds light on the trio's musical ambitions as the band's latest tour arrives in Syracuse on Sunday.

Chris Wood speaks modestly about the accomplishments of his band, Medeski Martin and Wood. He is a relaxed, friendly interviewee, with a soft laugh and nonchalant way of describing years of touring, albums and musical collaborations. But MMW, which is coming to the Westcott Theater on Sunday night, is hardly a band to be indifferent about.

November 5, 2009 - 6:52pm
Sophomore Sarah Aument brings her music to new audiences, thanks to student-run record label.

Those who want to become rock stars usually make a demo, send it to record companies and hope for the best. Sarah Aument is not one of those people.

In fact, she did not even come to Syracuse University thinking she would be recording music, let alone playing shows around campus.

“We were just coming back from a show and we came back to my good friends’ dorm,” said Aument, a sophomore. “I was playing guitar, and Dan said ‘Ooh, let’s do this.’”

November 1, 2009 - 3:52pm
Hundreds of costumed SU students flock to off-campus parties to celebrate Halloween weekend.

Dressed as Britney Spears with a platinum blond wig and glow-light breasts, Syracuse University senior Dave Mountain greeted costumed partygoers at his three-floor Halloween party Saturday night.

Britney Spears was just the beginning. 

Hundreds of Syracuse University students flocked to off-campus parties on Saturday to be a part of what has become a widely celebrated college tradition: Halloween weekend.

October 30, 2009 - 6:47am
You're too old to be trick-or-treating so consider these for the scariest day of the year.

Why is this night different from all other nights? Halloween is an excuse to dress up and over indulge, which is what many college students do on normal weekends.

Try celebrating the holiday this year by treating yourself to these Halloween to-do’s for something different:

October 29, 2009 - 1:04am
Review: Hip-hop artist and Duke senior stages an energy-packed party to celebrate his new album release.

Early Wednesday night, 21-year-old musician and Duke University student Mike Posner strolled leisurely into the Schine Underground. Scheduled to perform two hours later and still appearing tired from his flight, Posner sat down to relax after a routine sound check.

“Today’s a really special day because my new CD just came out,” Posner said. “It leaked a day early, so I’ll be singing several songs from that CD I’ve never sung before.”

October 23, 2009 - 9:20am
Review: Annie Clark rewards Ithaca’s surprising turnout with a legendary performance.

Hoards of college students and locals pressed the stage at local dive bar Castaways in Ithaca to get a glimpse of St. Vincent and lead singer, Annie Clark. Clark approached the microphone with her soft eyes and her innocently sweet voice, and as the band opened up with their hit single, “Strangers,” Clark let out her silky voice.

October 22, 2009 - 12:46pm
Go behind the scenes with the cast of Upstate New York Ballet's adaptation of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula' as they prepare for Saturday's Landmark Theatre performance.

At a time when vampires rule screens big and small, why not let them rule the stage as well?

On Saturday, Upstate New York Ballet will do just that, performing their adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

October 21, 2009 - 9:26am
Want to ROFL, LMAO or LOL in Syracuse? Check out the local improv comedy scene.

Quick, what’s the fastest growing form of comedy entertainment in Syracuse at the moment? 

Ding! Time’s up.

The answer is improv comedy. 

“The improv scene in Syracuse is blowing up right now. It’s exploding,” said Nick Davoli, a member of the Syracuse improv troupe Saltine Warrior

October 11, 2009 - 9:18am
SU students came together for the "Big Gay Dance" in the Schine Underground in support of National Coming Out Day.

More than 80 people from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community and their straight allies took to the Schine Underground dance floor on Saturday night for the "Big Gay Dance." 

The fifth annual dance is a place for people of all sexual orientations to express themselves in a safe environment, said Chris Wakefield, a 21-year-old Syracuse University senior who organized the event.

October 7, 2009 - 2:10pm
Uruguayan artist Marco Maggi brings his white bond paper-based exhibit, "American Ream," to Syracuse's 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.