OnCenter

November 15, 2017 - 11:00pm
Cosplayers from all over will attend Syracuse's retro video game-themed convention this weekend at the Oncenter, donning elaborate themed costumes.

In a posted Instagram photo, John Bass looks like a knight in 21st century armor ready to take on a supervillain. Black and silver metal plates cover him from head to toe, a fiery red light glows from his chest, two square-shaped hand cannons are on his wrists and another appears on the suit’s shoulder ready to fire Nerf darts. The costume is based on the Marvel Comics character War Machine, who appears in the Marvel Studios films and is portrayed by actor Don Cheadle.

December 2, 2016 - 6:09pm
Five Finger Death Punch closed a memorable concert that featured As Lions, Sixx A.M., and Shinedown.

A metal concert might not seem like an obvious family outing, but the lead singer of featured act Five Finger Death Punch didn’t shy away from including families in his band’s performance on Tuesday.

November 16, 2016 - 11:55pm
Review: Now, perhaps more than any time in recent memory, a musical about life, protest, love and community is needed.

Jonathan Larson’s Rent is, distilled to its purest form, a story about life and what you do with it. One of the musical's most quoted lines is "No day but today" - a sentiment that is as poignant today as it was when Larson premiered it off-Broadway in 1996.

The 20th anniversary tour of Rent, which played at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater from Nov. 15-17, provides audiences with heartfelt, powerful performances and proved why the musical has lasted 20 years.

October 28, 2016 - 12:10pm
Young dancers and dance enthusiasts filled The Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater to see alumni of the 'So You Think You Can Dance' program.

Dreams take us to places we could have never imagined.

Out of the dreamland and mind of one of So You Think You Can Dance’s most well-known alums, Travis Wall, comes Dance Reimagined, a story about the manifestations of dreams, innermost thoughts and confronting your demons through dance.

March 23, 2016 - 7:04pm
Fans of all types gathered to see the pop punk band, accompanied by PVRIS and AWOLNATION

Fall Out Boy has been an integral part of many college students' elementary and middle school lives. Whether you loved or hated the extremely long song titles, bassist Pete Wentz’s signature guyliner, and, of course, the music itself, you can't feign ignorance of their impact on pop punk and music as a whole. On Sunday, March 6, 2016, the band teenage America grew up with, stopped by Syracuse for their “Wintour Is Coming” winter tour.

February 5, 2016 - 6:04pm
This weekend marks sporano Danielle Pastin's eighth time performing the role of Mimi.

The love story of two bohemian lovers takes place against the backdrop of the romantic city of Paris and sets the stage for a beautiful, but heart-wrenching tale. Syracuse Opera’s production of "La Bohéme" opened on Feb. 5 at The Crouse Hinds Theater.

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 22, 2015 - 11:22pm
Country music stars Darius Rucker, Cam and David Nail stopped in Syracuse on their Southern Style Tour.

Country music fans packed the Oncenter War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse Thursday night to listen to Darius Rucker and other Nashville stars. David Nail and Cam opened up for Rucker as they made their stop in Syracuse on their Southern Style Tour.

September 28, 2015 - 7:12pm
Her Heartbeat honors 13 women who have made significant impact in areas like education, social services, technology, health care and more.

Thirteen Central New York businesswomen received awards for their leadership examples and services to the community at the Successful Business Women Awards. The event, produced by BizEventz, took place on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Oncenter, 800 S. State St., in downtown Syracuse. 

March 2, 2015 - 11:55am
The Oncenter War Memorial Arena will again play host to some of your favorite superstars.

WWE Live will return to Syracuse's Oncenter War Memorial Arena on May 1 at 7:30 p.m., according to a press release from The Oncenter.

The event is scheduled to feature a number of marquee WWE superstars, including Daniel Bryan, Big Show, Ryback, Dean Ambrose, Rusev and the WWE Divas. The lineup is subject to change.

The Syracuse event will take place only 16 days before the "Payback" pay-per-view.

Tickets start at $15 and go on-sale Saturday, March 14 at 10 a.m. They can be purchased at the Solvay Bank Box Office, by phone or through Ticketmaster.