Entertainment: Top Featured

February 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
The trio behind this up-and-coming Syracuse venue hope to promote and showcase lesser-represented genres in the local music scene.

To get inside The Elevated Underground, you must first climb up over 20 steps toward a bright blue door, then duck down once you’re in. Next door to a park on the corner of West Onondaga Street and South Geddes Street in a quiet residential area on the Westside lies Syracuse’s best-kept music secret.

“You wouldn’t know it now, but it used to be a horror scene down here,” Dusten Blake, 25, owner of The Elevated Underground, said.

February 11, 2013 - 5:58pm
Review: Alt hip-hop band WHY? played a show at Rochester's Water Street Music Hall Sunday night, supported by Astronautalis and Dream Tiger.

The promise of two alternative hip-hop acts fronted by intelligent, skinny-white-dude rappers brought a crowd of young hipsters to the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester Sunday night.

WHY? and Astronautalis, with opener Dream Tiger, didn’t disappoint on the fourth show of their two month tour, bringing all the witty lyrics, interesting beats, and weird dance moves that the audience could want.

November 20, 2012 - 3:23pm
Review: Friday night, the country superstars from Atlanta, Georgia pleased a packed house with a show full of nothing but good-old fashioned fun.

Despite over 90 minutes of anticipation, the crowd’s energy grew exponentially from the second the Zac Brown Band stepped onto the stage until the group’s last note sounded.

The opening acts, Levi Lowrey and Blackberry Smoke, teased the audience for over an hour, shouting between songs, “Are ya’ll ready for the Zac Brown Band?” Fans of all ages erupted in applause only to wait until after 8:30 p.m. for the band to appear.

November 14, 2012 - 2:30pm
You might not know that there are so many exciting, funny and unusual things happening on and off campus at night.

Besides staying at home, students can spend their time taking in social events, participating in creative activities and even working part-time jobs.

We found stories that show a different side of students’ nightlife at Syracuse University. SU is a place where students not only go to classes and gain knowledge, but also is a place full of energy, laughter, creation and entertainment.

Do you have an Up All Night story to tell? Share it with us.

October 21, 2012 - 6:47pm
Review: Despite a lively showing, the Friday night concert at The Haunt ended disappointingly.

North Carolina-based folk rockers, The Mountain Goats, played a sold-out show at Ithaca’s nightclub The Haunt on Friday, sampling songs from several records on their 14-album discography, including their latest release Transcendental Youth.

October 10, 2012 - 1:20am
24,000 attendees of the show were treated to a eye opening speech from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the concert experience of a lifetime.

“Be ashamed to die until you’ve done something to make the world a little better than it was when you arrived.”

October 8, 2012 - 5:10pm
Activists challenged attendees to become more aware and concerned with international issues in order to achieve world peace.

Understand. Educate. Connect.

These were the three things that “Shifting the Global Consciousness” panelists urged audience members to do on a daily basis.

“These are not questions of the morality of something, these are questions of our own survival,” said the Dalai Lama.

The panel took place Monday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in Goldstein Auditorium and was part of a two-day forum which aims to bring in humanitarian leaders to discuss what it means to work toward achieving global peace.

October 5, 2012 - 12:55pm
Review: The Brooklyn natives didn't suppress the excitement to be in their home state as they delivered a show with unmatchable energy and personality on Thursday night.


The show went on for the powerhouse duo Thursday, despite an accident at The Westcott Theater earlier in the week. Fans that could not make the delayed show missed a truly unique concert experience, but were refunded for their tickets.

September 20, 2012 - 2:39am
Syracuse students and citizens came together to enjoy two energetic, entertaining performances at The Westcott.

Twenty and fifty-something's alike enjoyed a night of good old rock and roll on Tuesday.

March 13, 2012 - 1:32pm
Review: Syracuse Stage's production of the Tony Award-winning play features an engaging duo and vibrant atmosphere.

“What do you see?”

With this question painter Mark Rothko, played by Joseph Graves, invited the audience into his Bowery studio Saturday evening at Syracuse Stage.  He asked for their participation. Their time. He asked that they think.