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Keith Urban and David Nail at the New York State Fair, Review (Syracuse Blog)

Keith Urban at the NY State Fair. Photo by Jessica Venezia
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A Little Bit Country, A Helluva Lot of Fun Country Music Stars Keith Urban and David Nail at the New York State Fair The grandstand was rocking last Friday night at the New York State Fair in Syracuse as David Nail and Keith Urban put on an impressive show for thousands of fairgoers.  In advance [...]

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Day-Tripping: Top Must Sees and Dos in Syracuse

Beak and Skiff Apple Farm
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Things to Do in Syracuse Syracuse’s Best Attractions Summertime in Syracuse may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Known for its beautiful fall foliage and rough winters (which create striking images as well) Syracuse always shines bright with activities and attractions. Here are my favorite things to [...]

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Interview with Jon Sorber and Drew Fitzgerald of Syracuse based-band Oak and Bone

Oak and Bone (2011)
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Interview with Oak and Bone By Elise Miklich “Take your dog, plug him into a guitar amplifier, throw a tennis ball, and then listen to that dog run until the chord pulls out.” This is how Jon Sorber, guitarist of Oak and Bone, first answered my question to describe the band’s sound. Although that description [...]

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Best Summer Bars in Syracuse (Syracuse Blog)

The Retreat
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Best Summer Bars in Syracuse Let’s face it: Syracuse is a hip party town. With plenty of live music and restaurants, there are also plenty of bars and in the summer, bars are hip places to be. If you’re in the area and crave a beverage, or are visiting, here’s a list of the best [...]

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Underoath at the Westcott Theater 7/22/11, Review (Syracuse Blog)

Underoath's Spencer Chamberlain
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Underoath at the Westcott Theater, Review The first time I saw Underoath perform live was almost seven years ago at the Vans Warped Tour in Buffalo, NY. I walked through the gates of Darien Lake Center equipped with a disposable camera, a pad of paper (in case I encountered someone famous), and a black, red, [...]

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Keeping the Beat: An Interview with Syracuse-based Rapper Apache Chief

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An Interview with Syracuse-based Rapper Apache Chief Aaron Lamb, also known as hip-hop rapper Apache Chief, has been called one of “Upstate New York’s finest”- and not just for his overwhelming charm and self-assured attitude. Apache Chief is known as one of the finest rappers looking to break out in Upstate New York. Getting his [...]

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Review of Syracuse-Based Band, Leylines’ Self-Titled Debut EP

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Leylines EP, Review If it were physically possible to plastic wrap honesty in a jewel case, Syracuse-based band Leylines’ self-titled EP would be it. After putting out the EP on June 23, 2011, Leylines wasted no time getting on the road to promote it. The band, which is currently still on tour with another Syracuse-based [...]

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Burnin’ Up the Syracuse Scene: An Interview with Singer/Guitarist Grant Johnson of Night Owls

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Interview with Singer/Guitarist Grant Johnson of Night Owls By Elise Miklich After spending some serious time playing in multiple other bands, the members of Syracuse-based band Night Owls came together three years ago to put a whole new spin on the punk rock sound. After releasing their EP titled Rapture in March of 2011 and [...]

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Top 10 Best, Not to be Missed Things to Do in Syracuse (Week of June 11-17, 2011)

Rose Day in Thornden Park
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Top Ten Things to Do in Syracuse: June 11 to June 17, 2011 Live music, risqué theatre, art, baseball (yes, the Chiefs are in action), basketball and a stroll through a cemetery are just some of the things going on in Syracuse this week. So let’s dig in… 1. Irish Street at Coleman’s Irish Pub [...]

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Dan Reynolds (Unwrapped) at the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse Blog)

Dan Reynolds Unwrapped, Everson Museum of Art
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Dan Reynolds at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse Central New York enjoys the art culture. But, few know that the artists in the area include proper cartoonists. The Everson Art Museum is currently hosting an exhibit of local cartoonist, Dan Reynolds. Reynolds Unwrapped: The Cartoon Art of Dan Reynolds boasts over 200 samples [...]

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