Entertainment: Multimedia Belt

March 26, 2011 - 2:09pm
Dancing and performances at Pride Union's Totally Fabulous IX Drag Show Finals brings plenty of entertainment to SU.

Glitter, condoms, money and even some clothing went flying at Pride Union’s IX Totally Fabulous Drag Show Finals at the Goldstein Auditorium in Schine on Friday night.

Backstage, the excitement turned to anticipation as performers and their back-up dancers got ready to go on-stage.

“I’m really excited but nervous. This is my first drag show,” said Paula Jordan, a communications and rhetorical studies senior.  But her first experience with drag, she said, has been special.

March 23, 2011 - 12:01am
The YouTube sensation entertained students in Goldstein Auditorium Tuesday night with his smart, shameless style.

Slouched over his keyboard like the Peanuts’ resident pianist Schroeder, Bo Burnham’s shaggy, blond hair shakes to the rhythm as he pounds the keys and belts his original ballad, “Love is.”

“I want you, yea, like JFK wa-aa-nted a car with a roof.”

March 7, 2011 - 11:56am
Review: Fans brave winter's elements to catch the Canadian indie rockers' intimate show at Buffalo's Soundlab.

How far would you travel in one night for a band? What about 300-plus miles, more than six hours of driving and an infinite amount of snowflakes to navigate? You could repeat the band’s first album 12 times in that span, but that pace and intensity is part of the Tokyo Police Club appeal, making a road trip like that worthwhile.  

March 5, 2011 - 6:47pm
Fans from all over New York experience Lady Gaga give one of her unforgettable "Monster Ball" tour performances.

A teenager casually took his seat before the Lady Gaga show, wearing a long-sleeve, button-up plaid shirt. He looked like any other high school boy.

Then he took off his shirt. Beneath the average plaid was a see-through, fishnet top covering his entire upper body. Around his waist hung circles of yellow caution tape. Underneath his nonchalant exterior was one of Lady Gaga's “little monsters” in disguise.

March 4, 2011 - 11:11pm
Review: The SU troupe's spring show features 18 dances showcasing the works of 23 different choreographers.

Syracuse University’s renowned dance organization, DanceWorks, performed its opening night of “Cirque du Cuse” Thursday in Schine Goldstein Auditorium in celebration of their 25th anniversary. Boasting more than 120 cast members, DanceWorks is easily SU’s largest club sport, giving them further inspiration to do it big for this year’s performance. “Cirque du Cuse” was inspired by the acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil - a touring theatre troupe founded by Quebec-native Gilles Ste-Crois in the 1980s. 

February 27, 2011 - 11:19pm
"Snowed in With Groovestand" features five student singing groups from SU, Cornell University and Lafayette College at Goldstein Auditorium.

A cappella singing talents from Syracuse University and two nearby colleges were center stage Saturday at the “Snowed in with Groovestand” concert.

SU’s co-ed Groovestand act hosted the annual invitational at Goldstein Auditorium, which also closed out the school’s Winter Carnival

Groups from Cornell University and Lafayette College plus two more SU a cappella crews – Main Squeeze and Redemption -- had audience members dancing in their seats.

February 25, 2011 - 2:19pm
Pride Union's ninth Totally Fabulous Drag Show Preliminaries features show-stopping talent aiming for a spot in the finals.

With kings, queens and performance troupes competing on stage, the ninth annual Totally Fabulous Drag Show Preliminaries had all the elements of a battle royale.

And while the competition may have been more fun than fierce, a sold-out Schine Underground audience was enthusiastic about the entertainment Thursday night at the Pride Union-sponsored event.

The show included performances by three drag kings, drag queens and two troupes -- the newest addition to the Winter Carnival event.

February 23, 2011 - 11:25pm
Review: SU students avoided the frosty weather at Winter Carnival 2011 kick-off concert Wednesday night.

Rising hip-hop star Big Sean, electrified the jam-packed Schine Underground as 350 Syracuse University students flocked to hear him perform Wednesday night. 

As the youngest member of Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music group, Big Sean has been steadily building momentum within the industry. SU’s enthusiastic student response to Wednesday night’s show provided more evidence that he could be on the brink of stardom. 

February 18, 2011 - 8:34pm
Review: Broadway veteran and rdelighted artist delights audience members in Goldstein Auditorium.

It’s no mistake Brian Stokes Mitchell was named “The Last Leading Manby “The New York Times.”

He’s tall, dark and handsome (and yes, ladies, married with a 7-year-old son). His signature voice sets him apart from other contenders: his control makes singing appear effortless.

But what specifically makes him a leading man, and the last of his kind? Three things: the non-computerized, rich, deepness of his voice combined with the subtle light, airy, gentle high notes and his humble demeanor.

February 1, 2011 - 1:56pm
Looking for an escape from 'Cuse for the day? Cortland, Oswego, and Skaneateles are only 30 miles away and filled with exciting things to do and explore.