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Local Dance Team Practices Centuries-Old U.K. Tradition

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By Odeya Pinkus SYRACUSE (NCC News) – Despite being an ocean away, the tradition of Border Morris dance is alive in Syracuse. A dance that has roots in England and Wales, Border Morris involves clashing sticks, singing and shouting. The Basset Street Hounds practice this centuries-old tradition every week, and perform at various local events, such as […]

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Arts , Central New York , Community , Music , Syracuse

Syracuse Parks Department Jazz Band Expands This Summer

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By Brittany  Henderson Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Department of Parks all-star jazz band is expanding to more Syracuse neighborhoods exposing audiences, and the band to new experiences. The Stan-Colella All-Star Band is a band filled with up to 17 of the finest high school musicians in Syracuse. The band has several concerts […]

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Prost! Oktoberfest is coming to CNY!

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Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) –  The German American Society of Central New York is set to host its 57th Oktoberfest at Long Branch Park in Liverpool this weekend. The festival’s highlights include German food and drinks, as well as performances from the Harmony Katz Barbershop Chorus, the Bavarian Brothers and Enzian Bavarian Dancers. Senator John DeFrancisco will kick-off the […]

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The Stage of Nations Plans Film Night Preview

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By Brittany Henderson Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Stage of Nations Blue Rain ECOfest will return this weekend and bring in the festival with a new twist. The annual festival will be filled with music, educational exhibits,  and Haudenosaunee Singers and dancer. The festival sticks to the  Haudenosaunee value of supporting the social needs […]

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The Arts and Craft Festival Returns to Syracuse

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By Epiphany Catling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)– The 47th annual Arts and Crafts Festival is taking over Downtown Syracuse this weekend on July 28th to July 30th. Over 50,000 people are expected to attend this years event at Columbus Circle. The Arts and Craft Festival will feature craft galleries, food, music, activities, live performances, and various […]

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Coming up at 4:00– Leon Festival

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By Kristen Edwards, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) — Preparations are underway for a ‘halfway to Christmas’ festival tonight in Liverpool. It’s called the Leon Festival, and since it’s technically three days before the real halfway point, June 25th, organizers are also treating the festival as a summer party gathering. The Leon Festival will have games, activities, live […]

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The Times They Are A-Changin’

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Story by Jon Cerio GEDDES, NY —  To quote legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, “things have changed”  at the Lakeview Amphitheater.  With only a few days left before Mr. Dylan and the Zac Brown Band kick off the venue’s second summer series, crews were busy fine-tuning the grounds. “We’ve gotta hang one more video screen down there, […]

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Landmark Theatre Sees Large Audiences and Financial Stability in Future

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By Lisa Nho SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Groundbreaking construction of Syracuse’s largest theater began nearly 90 years ago. Eight stories tall and with 3,000 seats, the Landmark Theatre was built with the intention of leaving a historical and cultural impact on the local community. Support from the community has stayed strong through all of the ups […]

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Brazilian Artists Bring Special Kind of Guitar Music to Syracuse

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By Javier Romero SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News)  Syracuse University is hosting a Brazilian guitar concert Tuesday night, April 4, featuring three of the most renowned Brazilian guitarists in the United States. Dr. Silvia Lazo, a professor in the Arts & Music History Department in Syracuse University, is organizing the event to bring live music to students […]

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SAMMY’s Director Launches New Series Showcasing Original Music

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By Byron Tollefson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Liz Nowak was shocked at what was presented before her. The Syracuse Area Music Award (Sammy’s) executive director has listened to local artist’s submission before. They typically include rock, jazz, pop, and more. But last February, she was presented with 110 submissions of purely original material. “There was so much talent,” Nowak […]

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Is Syracuse CNY’s Hot New Concert Destination?

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By Elijah Shama SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) In a packed concert hall, hundreds danced and sang along to California indie rock band Young the Giant. The Monday night concert was held at the F Shed in Syracuse. The band’s decision to play Syracuse might be due in part to the city’s growing music scene. Syracuse University music professor and local radio […]

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