SU Professor Jeff Mayer's collection of vintage couture is his life's passion
Closet space is a precious commodity.
But in Jeff Mayer’s house, five of his six closets are crammed with clothes he doesn’t wear.
Mayer, 45 and an associate professor of fashion history and design at Syracuse University since 1992, has amassed a large private collection of vintage couture, perhaps one of the largest in Central New York.
Heavy metal gets the video game treatment in "Brütal Legend," the new game featuring Jack Black.
Combining unique worlds and laugh-out-loud dialogue is nothing new for video game designer Tim Schaffer.From the alien controlled future in “Day of the Tentacle” to the Aztec-inspired afterlife of “Grim Fandango,” he’s made a career of it.But with his latest game, “Brütal Legend” (available for Xbox360 and Playstation 3), he’s added his love of all things heavy metal.And this affection, evident from the smallest details of a character’s wardrobe to the unnecessary umlauts in the title, helps to...
SU drama students talk nonsense in a pair of absurd plays by Eugene Ionesco.
It’s hard enough to make small talk at a party. Watching actors do it for almost three hours is almost unbearable. The SU drama department productions of “The Bald Soprano” and “The Chairs” embody playwright Eugene Ionesco’s belief that English language is full of empty clichés, the actors speaking nonsense for minutes at a time, repeating each other and altogether acting foolish. Their conversation has no art or meaning; it is words, occasionally even devolving into gibberish. Nevertheless, the gibberish is well produced.
The Haydn Trio Eisenstadt will premiere a work by South African composer Bongani Ndodana-Breen for a free SU concert.
The Austrian composer Joseph Haydn once said that his musical language could be understood anywhere in the world.
The Haydn Trio Eisenstadt is celebrating this sentiment for the bicentennial of Haydn's death this year. In a project entitled “D2H” (dedicated to Haydn), the group commissioned six Austrian composers, six composers from other European countries and six composers from outside the continent to write a piano trio in his honor.
The varying range of musicianship among the members of the New York Chamber Soloists allowed for an enjoyable, but unstable, night of chamber music.
The New York Chamber Soloists do not fit easily into a mold.
They champion repertoire for unusual combinations of instruments, which a core ensemble of 12 musicians undertakes in a variety of formations. The ensemble’s age-range extends from musicians in their early thirties to octogenarians.
When Murphy’s Law is kicking into high gear and everything in your life that can go wrong is, what then? Do you find comfort in laughing at the even greater misfortunes of others? If you do, go see A Serious Man, the new black comedy by Joel and Ethan Coen.