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SAMMY’s director launches new series showcasing original music

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by Byron Tollefson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCCNews) — 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 said. […]

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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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Cuomo’s “Ticket-Bot” Laws Impact on the Carrier Dome

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By Brittany Ehrlich SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a new law that criminalizes the use of ticket bots. “The bill creates new penalties for individuals who use computer software known as “ticket bots” to manipulate systems designed to limit the number of tickets to an event that a person can buy,” according […]

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College Students Share Secrets To Paying For College

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By Zach Allen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Paying for college continues to get harder and harder. Today, students are looking to music to help them afford their education.   “DJing is basically my substitute for a part-time job to pay for everything,” said Benji Sheinman, a student at Syracuse University. Sheinman has been drawn to […]

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Local A Cappella Group Hosts Benefit Concert for Cancer

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By Hannah Fleager SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Ottotunes, one of Syracuse University’s all male a cappella groups, is holding its fourth annual benefit concert this weekend to raise awareness for testicular cancer. The concert is cleverly titled Cockapella. The group’s PR director, Kevin Brennan, explained why the group decided to support this cause […]

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Babywearing Dance Class Develops Bonds With Their Babies

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By John Dowling SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — For caregivers (mothers, fathers, grandparents, legal guardians) of newborn babies and young toddlers, establishing a bond with their baby can be difficult in the early stages of parenting. In Central New York, some mothers look to the practice of “babywearing” to help establish that emotional connection with their […]

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Upcoming Season of Syracuse Stage Debuts New Director

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Kayla Spector SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Syracuse Stage family is in full swing preparing for their upcoming months filled with theater. The season debuts many exciting shows, including the beloved ‘Mary Poppins’,’ ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’,’ and a few others, totaling six shows for the year. With the start of this new season of musicals, plays […]

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Jazz Fest 2016 will be Staying at Onondaga Community College

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A press conference was held today at the Second Olivet Baptist Church to discuss Jazz Fest 2016 and the future of the event. Jazz Fest Director, Frank Malfitano who wanted the event to stay put spoke graciously about the venue staying at Onondaga Community College (OCC). Malfitano wanted to keep Jazz Fest at OCC for several reasons […]

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Hip-Hop Artist and Rapper Future Performs At Onondaga Community College

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By Matt Weinstein SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Onondaga Community College has been home to a few minor concerts over the past few years but nothing exceptional says Jaycie Annable, a sophomore and lacrosse player for the Onondaga Lazers. “There was a country music concert here about five years ago, they brought in piles of dirt […]

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