Muse House

September 29, 2011 - 12:29am
The first-ever Syracuse Public Art Naming Contest is accepting entries until October 2.

Just off Armory Square in Syracuse there is a serpent with a head as tall as a lamp post. It’s big, blue and beautiful; all it needs is a name. That’s where the first-ever Syracuse Public Art Naming Contest comes in. October 2 is the deadline to submit names for the serpent sculpture, located at 350 W. Fayette St. The winning submitter gets a $50 Pastabilities gift card and bragging rights for as long as the serpent stands.

September 26, 2011 - 12:02pm
Middle-age dudes defy everything, time included.

The first four-and-a-half minutes of The Whole Love are terrifying.

It’s not a Linda Blair spewing vomit sort of situation but more a my-dad-might-dig-this brand of horror. Images of Darius Rucker populate the mind as the opening track “Art of Almost” drags on. Then, Nels Cline steps on the overdrive and complacency becomes alacrity. 

September 25, 2011 - 1:03pm
Review: Jeffrey Hatcher’s adaptation is a do-it-yourself ghost story

A rainy Friday night greeted the 39th season opener of Syracuse Stage: American novelist Henry James’ ghost story The Turn of the Screw. A thick audience streamed in for the performance, swaddled in raincoats and peeking from under dripping umbrellas.  

September 20, 2011 - 10:02pm
Preview: Not Another Theater Company's production of "A Few Good Men", a play by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, opens September 23.

Aaron Sorkin won an Academy Award last year for penning the hit movie The Social Network. Thirty years earlier he was a musical theater student at Syracuse University.

On September 23, Syracuse's Not Another Theater Company will open their production of the play that skyrocketed Sorkin's career, A Few Good Men.

September 19, 2011 - 6:41pm
Review: SU artist Jerome Witkin's gallery reflects a lifetime of achievement

Drawn to Paint: The Art of Jerome Witkin in the SU Art Galleries displays the work of a man haunted by history and inspired by humanity. With 70 works including drawings, paintings and sketchbooks, the exhibit lends insight into the mind of one of the most distinguished figurative painters working today.

The works of Witkin, a professor at Syracuse University School of Art and Design for forty years, range from huge narrative panels to drawings.

September 19, 2011 - 8:27am
Review: Three day film festival illuminates important issues and gets the audience talking

We saw enemies coming together and standing side by side for the same cause. We identified with the people of San Francisco when a deadly virus claimed the lives of thousands in a once carefree community. We sympathized with the victims of displacement.

September 13, 2011 - 11:27am
Illuminating Oppression: 9th Annual Film Festival, brings worldwide documentaries and feature films to Syracuse's big screen.

In an entertainment culture where Hollywood rules, independent films and documentaries with important messages can be overshadowed. Illuminating Oppression, The 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival is rasing awareness through film at Syracuse University.  

April 18, 2011 - 9:28pm
Great chemistry, superb acting and a beautiful set make Syracuse Stage's production of the "Miracle Worker" a must-see.

The first thing you’ll notice about Syracuse Stage’s production of the Miracle Worker is the exceedingly gorgeous set. A brightly painted backdrop brings Spring into full bloom behind an impressive two-story southern plantation, where light, greenery and rich detail create Helen Keller’s home and demonstrate in striking tragedy the vivid world that she could not see.

April 5, 2011 - 6:42pm
Two senior film majors teamed up to entertain a small crowd with comedy, music and video at the Spark Contemporary Art Space, Friday night.

Dozens of students showed up to the M.E. Show, Friday night, even though most of them had no idea what they were going to see. But performers Matthew Lax and Ellen Burke, both senior film majors at Syracuse University, wanted it that way.

The M E Show

March 4, 2011 - 11:11pm
March has a gay Jesus, the coming of the Lord of the Dance and Helen Keller. That's a lot of big names coming to Syracuse.