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November 10, 2015 - 4:36pm
Central New York herbalist Deb Thorna makes natural products to lessen the chances of getting sick during cold weather.

Winter will blow in soon, which could mean being surrounded by people coughing, sneezing and sniffling. Although there are prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbal tonics may be an alternative addition or solution to lessen the chances of getting sick. Herbalist Deb Thorna, 59, recently hosted a Winter Health with Herbs event as part of her Herb Academy program.

Thorna, a Petit Branch Library clerk, said she has studied herbalism for more than 15 years.

November 4, 2015 - 12:02pm
Cindy Schmidt paints colorful, cranky cats for her Cranky Cat Collection.

“I started painting cats, and they have basically taken over my life,” said artist Cindy Schmidt.

Schmidt created the Cranky Cat Collection around 2000, after noticing her cat paintings were more popular compared to her others.

October 25, 2015 - 7:32pm
Halloween came early for guests at the Zombie Ball this weekend.

The undead came to life on the dance floor during K-Rock's Zombie Ball at the Landmark Theatre on Saturday.

Attendees dressed up in their best costumes and slipped on their dancing shoes to boogie the night away.

Makeup artists painted on scary and bloody faces while guests dressed as zombies, vampires and witches hit the dance floor to songs such as Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and NSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye."

October 13, 2015 - 6:40pm
Students got creative at Paint Nite, a painting party Orange After Dark hosted on Friday.

With “What is Love” blaring over the loudspeakers, Claire McKenney looked around the Sheraton Hotel ballroom, which resembled more of an art studio than a meeting space.

October 12, 2015 - 1:47pm
Don't miss a chance to say, 'Thanks for the Memories' when Fall Out Boy comes to Syracuse.

Fall Out Boy announced their latest tour today, called Wintour is Coming, with a stop in Syracuse. 

October 12, 2015 - 2:07am
The Halloween spirit is in the air with Syracuse Fashion Week's third Snarl fashion show.

It’s not every day that a fashion show opens with little Danny Torrance wheeling down the runway on his iconic tricycle, only to be met by—you guessed it—those ghostly Grady twins and a most unsettling invitation to “come play.”

But this scene from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining did in fact unfold on a cobweb-covered catwalk in Syracuse’s historic Landmark Theatre on Saturday, for the third Syracuse Snarl fashion event.

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October 3, 2015 - 9:40pm
Chefs take part in the My Lucky Tummy event, which allows five amateur chefs to share a favorite meal from their homeland with the community. This year's event took place Saturday and tickets sold out.

Ingredients of all shapes, sizes, colors and smells were blended into five sets of dishes at this fall’s My Lucky Tummy (MLT) event. MLT organizes two pop-up food courts a year, each featuring five amateur chefs sharing a favorite meal from their homelands with the public.

September 28, 2015 - 9:00pm
OFWGKTA band The Internet played its first Syracuse show to a packed house at Funk 'N Waffles downtown, and the group has hopes to return.

At 7:15 Sunday night, The crowd bum-rushed the 250-person venue of Funk ‘N Waffles in downtown Syracuse. Some concert-goers had been waiting as early as 5 p.m. to get a quality view at The Internet's Sept. 27 show, which is a part of its Ego Death tour.

“I missed them in Manhattan because I went to see Jonny Craig,” said Yvette McCloud, a Verizon T-1 tech coming all the way from the Bronx, New York, who was among the early arrivals. “They were playing across town [the same night].”

September 27, 2015 - 6:31pm
Syracuse locals, the Spring Street Family Band, rocks central New York venues on its way up.

It's about 10:45 p.m on Friday night at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Rochester, New York, and people are having a hard time hearing over the music. The manager of the restaurant goes to the stage and tells the band to keep it down. For two songs, they do.

After the second song, bassist Dennis Lingel calls for a huddle.

“If we don't play louder, people are going to think we f------ suck,” Lingel said.

September 20, 2015 - 11:25am
The fashion week vibe is in the air as designers and enthusiasts get together for the Syracuse Style fashion show in Armory Square on Thursday.

Syracuse fashionistas swarmed Armory Square’s Walton Street on Thursday night, when the fifth annual Syracuse Style fashion show unveiled this fall’s must-have looks.