Entertainment: Multimedia Belt

February 12, 2016 - 2:06pm
World-renowned DJ Carnage dazzles Westcott Theater concert-goers with "I Like Tuh," "November Skies" and remix of Adele's "Hello."

DJ Carnage put on a great show Thursday night at the Westcott Theater. His stop in Syracuse was part of the "Papi Gordo Tour," which began following the release of his EP at the end of last October.

 

September 29, 2017 - 9:59am
Indie rock band LVL UP played for almost 200 people at WERW's launch party on Thursday night.

This Thursday night WERW, the only student-run radio station at Syracuse University kicked off the semester with a memorable concert filled with plenty of music and energy.

The indie rock band LVL UP and Syracuse's The Wisconaut took the stage in Schine Underground, packing the room with their very distinctive sounds.

September 23, 2017 - 10:28am
Review: 'The Three Musketeers' opens Syracuse Stage's 2017-2018 theater season with plenty of sword fights and some problematic casting.

Clouds hung overhead inside the Syracuse Stage’s Archbold Theatre Friday night, while several sword holstering men took the stage. Audience members filed in to a sold-out theater as the actors practiced their swordsmanship, giving eager viewers a chance to pull out all the fencing-related jokes they'd been saving.

“Have you been practicing with your butter knife?” said one person in the back.

September 16, 2017 - 9:37am
Review: Lalah Hathaway inspires Latino and African American Syracuse University alums with classics, but loses them with more modern material.

On Friday night, Lalah Hathaway took roughly 1,300 concertgoers back in time to the 1980s and ‘90s. Hathaway was the musical performer for this year’s Coming Back Together reunion, which brings African American and Latino Syracuse University alumni to campus every three years for a weekend of celebration.

September 10, 2017 - 8:40pm
Review: The Diplo-headlined music festival started strong, but petered out as the audience dwindled.

By 11 a.m. buses full of glittery girls in crop tops and boys in partially buttoned Hawaiian shirts and started the trek to South Campus. The lineup at Juice Jam 2017 consisted of Diplo, Ugly God, MØ, Smallpools, and Jeremy Zucker. The first three sets would’ve been enough to fill the fun day of music most students were looking for, but Ugly God and Diplo’s sets left something to be desired.

September 10, 2017 - 9:47am
Review: The lead singers for the '90s rock acts have distinct approaches as to how to celebrate their familiar hits.

Darkness was beginning to fall on the final Lakeview Amphitheater concert of the summer as the crowd shuffled around, eagerly anticipating the first of the evening’s co-headliners. The lights then shut off abruptly, much to the delight of the audience and the opening piano chords of Bill Withers’ “Lean on Me” lingered against the backdrop of dusk.

September 9, 2017 - 7:05pm
Releasing a new album, the B-52s singer has gone solo for the first time in her career.

Cindy Wilson, of new-wave band The B-52s, is releasing her first full-length studio album and touring the United States while singing her own psychedelic, emotion-packed, electropop tunes.

“I am balls-to-the-wall excited about this album,” Wilson says of her upcoming Change out Nov. 17.

Wilson and her band performed at Syracuse’s Funk 'n Waffles, the sweet and savory waffle café-turned-music club that has become Armory Square's live music hot spot.

“Syracuse was so much fun,” Wilson said. “Everyone was really supportive about this album coming out.”

May 10, 2017 - 11:10pm
The professional theater has partnered with the university's drama department for 40 years, allowing students to work alongside their professors, faculty and other professionals.

Scores of students sit outside the former Regent’s Theater, laughing, running lines and soaking up the sunshine. The plaza is lined with futuristic chrome walls, the light bouncing off almost blinding passersby.

The building behind the small set of walls is the Syracuse Stage. Patrons entering the lobby are met with a cool, shady atrium lined with photos from past and present shows.

A gaggle of eager prospective students show up to Syracuse Stage, hoping to gain entry to the Syracuse University Department of Drama.

April 30, 2017 - 6:34pm
The rapper, along with ZHU and AlunaGeorge, energized the crowds at the Carrier Dome Friday night.

The "Antidote" for the end of Syracuse University students' Mayfest celebration was rapper Travis Scott's well-received performance at the Carrier Dome on Friday night.

April 27, 2017 - 11:30am
Syracuse Stage's production of Paula Vogel's play deals with the problems of pedophilia, manipulation, incest and misogyny.

On a two-way road that stretches from center stage into infinity, two actors saunter in and settle into chairs facing the audience. Without touching each other and still engaged in conversation, the man instructs the audience as he unhooks the bra of his uneasy yet compliant niece and marvels at her breasts.

Syracuse Stage’s latest offering, co-produced with Cleveland Playhouse, “How I learnt to Drive” dealing with themes of pedophilia, manipulation, incest and misogyny, does little to comfort the audience.