Entertainment: Multimedia Belt

September 18, 2016 - 2:46pm
The actor spoke to a sold-out crowd about his acting career, heroes and pitfalls during Orange Central's "An Evening With James Franco."

While students welcomed James Franco's on-set anecdotes, it was the actor and filmmaker's advice to young creatives that was deemed most valuable. Speaking to a sold-out crowd in Goldstein Auditorium Saturday night, Franco said the best way to sharpen creative talent is to carve out a little time every day to work on it.

“Just do it,” Franco said. “If you want to be good at something, why not do it obsessively?”

September 17, 2016 - 8:57pm
Review: LA-based DJ Gazzo remained upbeat during his performance and shared plans to collaborate with New York City-based rock group American Authors on a new single.

By the middle of DJ Gazzo's set, only about 20 of the roughly 150 initial people were still around to jam to what was an awesome performance Friday night at The Westcott Theater.

September 15, 2016 - 3:07pm
Review: Whether you hail from the homeland or have never set foot on Jersey soil, this show packs a punch that will have you singing along by the third verse.

For four nights and four nights only, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons are lighting up the Landmark Theatre with one of the most beloved jukebox musicals of all time.

September 15, 2016 - 2:27pm
Review: Psychedelic indie rockers filled the stage with music, dancers and costumes for a true night of total performance.

Of Montreal frontman Kevin Barnes is his generation’s undiscovered David Bowie.

There’s something for everyone at an Of Montreal show. Even if you’re not into watching a rock ‘n’ roll musician dress up in makeup and glitter, the music will keep anyone dancing. However, don’t bring your kids, unless you’re okay with them seeing sensual dancers, strip teases and a man dressed in an inflated penis costume.

April 11, 2016 - 6:58pm
Openers Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town joined Bryan at the Syracuse stop of his Kill The Lights tour.

A parade of plaid descended upon the Carrier Dome. Beers in hands, fans hurriedly shuffled their cowboy boots to their seats just in time to catch opener Dustin Lynch appear on the stage. “Syracuse, are you ready to party like never before?" Lynch boomed. The crowd erupted, signaling the beginning of Luke Bryan’s 12th show of the “Kill The Lights” tour on April 9.

April 8, 2016 - 9:01am
Joyelle Nicole opened for the multi-talented star, who spread his humor in Goldstein Auditorium on March 31.

Syracuse University students gathered to watch stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress perform in Goldstein Auditorium on March 31. Buress, a stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter from Chicago, is most recognized for his acting roles as Lincoln Rice in the Comedy Central series Broad City and as the sidekick to Eric Andre on The Eric Andre Show.

March 10, 2016 - 4:24pm
The Canadian alternative act was joined by Prelow and Syracuse's Pizza Party for the Bandersnatch show.

University Union opened its spring concert schedule Wednesday night with Coleman Hell, an emerging Canadian singer best known for his debut single "2 Heads."

The Schine Underground show opened with Syracuse's own Pizza Party and New York duo Prelow.

November 12, 2015 - 1:52pm
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night, a weekly event at Funk 'N Waffles, draws students and community members to try out a new way of listening to music.

In a world of easily accessible digital music, listening to a vinyl record can be seen as either for older generations or contrarians. The format has seen a resurgence in recent years, but it still carries the mark of an item reserved for only serious collectors and aficionados. To the uninitiated, vinyl records can seem mysterious and a little intimidating.

October 28, 2015 - 1:11pm
Review: The Tony-winning show comes to the Syracuse OnCenter, where the magic of the original Broadway show shines through despite script changes.

As musical theater fans would likely tell you, The Producers is one of the funniest musicals of the 21st century. Written by Mel Brooks, the musical was adapted from his 1968 film into a 2001 Broadway musical. Starring Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock and Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom, the musical won three Olivier awards and a record-breaking twelve Tony awards.

October 24, 2015 - 8:48pm
Comedy Central stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson crack up the crowd at Goldstein Auditorium.

The stars of Broad City visited the Syracuse University on Saturday to share a little about what they have learned so far in their rapidly flourishing comedy careers.

A nearly capacity Goldstein Auditorium crowd heard Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson’s perspectives on their transition from a web series to cable TV success, starting their comedy careers at Upright Citizens Brigade and deflecting constant questions about being female in a predominantly male-centric profession.