Muse House

February 27, 2012 - 3:27am
Cohen arrives as The Dictator, Seacrest gets urn-dusted and the 84th Annual Academy Awards emerge as a true blast from the past.

The Twitterverse erupted with exclamations of shock or amusement the moment threatened-with-banishment funny Sacha Baron Cohen arrived in his controversial costume and dumped an urn of ashes (actually, pancake mix) on a shocked Ryan Seacrest. The well-known TV personality was visibly peeved but remained composed, and it was the first entertaining event to take place Sunday night. Did it suck for Seacrest? Of course. But it provided a much-needed laugh amid an evening of tear-jerking homages.

February 13, 2012 - 4:04pm
Josh Breeden and Leah Harrison outline their latest holiday playlist for Valentine's lovers

William Shakespeare had a pretty good grasp on the concept of romance (unless you count Romeo & Juliet.) The king of romance once wrote, “If music be the food of love, play on.” Whether your valentine prefers the sounds of the 21st century, or has a taste for tunes a bit more aged, we’ve got you covered. Here it is: Josh & Leah's 2012 Valentine’s Day Playlist!

February 7, 2012 - 2:17pm
REVIEW: Not Another Theater Company's production provides laughs and warmth with intimate audience.

In the second show of their third season, Not Another Theater Company brings I Love You Because to the Locker Room stage.  The dinner-and-a-show experience caters to valentine couples that want to share a humorous, light-hearted night together.  That is, if you want to spend $25 per person—and that doesnt include the dinner.

December 21, 2011 - 12:55am
Review: Syracuse Stage brings the enchanting tale to life.

Syracuse Stage ushered in the holiday season with its production of “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe” beginning Nov. 25. The set, costumes, and enchanting story are enough to recreate childhood nostalgia for audiences of all ages.

December 7, 2011 - 5:17pm
Josh Breeden and Leah Harrison team up again to bring you their mix of classical and popular Christmas tunes

According to Walgreens it’s been Christmastime since mid-October. These two writers think this is stupid. In protest we held out on writing a holiday playlist so we could give the pilgrims our undivided attention. Well, the turkey’s been devoured and as I type, Scrooged is on TV –– Santa’s time has come. We’ve compiled the ultimate mix of popular and classical tunes to put you in the credit card-swiping mood.

 

November 21, 2011 - 6:59pm
Review: Symphony Syracuse underwhelms Friday night at Crouse-Hinds Theater

If Symphony Syracuse has a mission to keep their music on the stage, their performance on Friday, Nov. 18 left listeners questioning their conviction. Much of the evening was boring, due in part to a disagreement in interest between the programmers and this reviewer, and, more importantly, to the lackluster playing and tatty rhythm.

November 17, 2011 - 4:44pm
A capella and performance arts fans fill Schine Underground with music for a cause at the "Songs for Somalia" benefit concert Wednesday.

It was a night of both charm and challenge as SU students used music to help a cause at the benefit concert, "Songs for Somalia," in Schine Underground, Wednesday night.

Seven student acts took the stage singing acapella, reciting poetry and even spiritual miming (miming to gospel music) in tribute to the famine in Somalia. All proceeds from the $5 concert went to direct famine relief through the organization, Valid Nutrition, who distributes nutrition packs in Africa to treat chronic malnutrition.

November 14, 2011 - 1:12pm
Preview: Symphony Syracuse will perform Mozart, Berlioz and Weber with special guests this weekend.

Symphony Syracuse has a mission: motivate the community to keep music on the stage. Serving this purpose, they will perform Mozart, Berlioz, and Weber at the Crouse Hinds Concert Theater on Friday evening under the baton of Guest Conductor Heather Buchman.

November 9, 2011 - 5:42pm
Review: "In the Heights" dashes one critic's high hopes.

In 2008, a musical with hip-hop music, Latin flair, a touching story and a whole lot of dancing took home four Tony awards. Shortly after that, I purchased a copy of the soundtrack. It was then that my love affair with “In the Heights” began.

November 6, 2011 - 10:56pm
Preview: The Kronos Quartet prepares for a week long stay at Syracuse University

Starting tomorrow, Syracuse University students will have the opportunity to learn from, share with and exchange ideas with the members of the legendary Kronos Quartet.