Entertainment: Multimedia Belt

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 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 1, 2009 - 1:32pm
Manlius Art Cinema provides an intimate, independent alternative to traditional movie theaters.

If you’re heading to the Manlius Art Cinema for showtime, don’t expect to find the crowded parking lot and long lines you’re accustomed to at the local Regal Theater. In fact, you could drive right by the small theater because it’s subtly nestled between a local pottery shop and an embroidery store. Once inside, you may even need to run out to an ATM because of the cash-only policy (in place because credit card fees would drive the ticket prices up). 

September 23, 2009 - 10:55pm
The Grammy-winning R&B singer shares advice on college, pursuing dreams and love.

On an evening when the audience didn't know if they would get a lecture or a concert, soul sensation John Legend took the stage with a soulful cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song."


Almost 1,400 students attended Legend’s performance Wednesday night in Goldstein Auditorium. The evening included questions and answers from the audience, a few of Legend's hits, and an inspirational speech.

September 13, 2009 - 10:08pm
DJ and remix master Girl Talk headlines an afternoon of music on SU's south campus.

With more than 4,700 tickets sold, the largest crowd in Juice Jam’s history was treated to an afternoon of energetic performances from a diverse lineup of musical acts.  The Cool Kids, Jack’s Mannequin and Girl Talk each brought something different for fans to enjoy. No matter who was on stage, the crowd never waned in their numbers or their energy.