Entertainment: Multimedia Belt

August 5, 2010 - 8:21am
Review: Spectacular sets from Arcade Fire and Pavement top Montreal music festival.

Montreal’s Osheaga Festival is so quintessentially Canadian. 

The crowds are respectful and polite, the surroundings are calm and peaceful, and the lineup is filled with Canadian musicians.

Staged in Parc Jean-Drapeau on Saint Helen's Island, the festival effectively mixes the urban and natural world. I was only able to attend one day (Saturday) of the two-day weekend festival, but the homeyness and simple charm of Osheaga made the trek up north well worth it

Stumbling out of the gates

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.

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 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.

April 5, 2010 - 9:38am
Explore the creative efforts aimed at keeping the local arts community thriving.

If the following profiles on artists, galleries and collectors are any indication, the Syracuse-area art scene has support and is quite alive in many respects.

Several participate in Third Thursday, a free event that involves two dozen Syracuse galleries and museums on the third Thursday of every month. The next event is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. on April 15.

March 30, 2010 - 8:23pm
Swedish electronic pop group moves SU students to dancing despite dreary March drizzle.

A crowd of about 200 braved the cold and rain and descended upon the Schine Underground Tuesday night for the chance to enjoy the musical stylings of headliner Miike Snow and opening act Theophilus London, the musical guests for 2010’s first Bandersnatch Music Series concert.

March 24, 2010 - 8:33pm
Review: Awkward chemistry and not enough from the star himself sinks Andy Samberg's sold-out campus show.Review: Awkward chemistry and not enough from the star himself sinks Andy Samberg's sold-out campus show.

Andy Samberg has put his d--- in a box, jizzed in his pants, and cavorted with a black, transgendered version of Reba McEntire.

What a mensch!

So University Union and Hillel had a stroke of genius to ask the Saturday Night Live comedian to come to Syracuse University Wednesday night.

Most college students revere the man linked to SNL’s often hilarious Digital Shorts that have celebrities such as Justin Timberlake, Natalie Portman and Rihanna in unimaginable situations.