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November 10, 2015 - 7:13pm
Create and publish a zine, also known as a mini magazine, in time for the Zine Swap Saturday at Light Work.

It's easy to share a story aloud or quickly type and send a text message, but with a little creativity, zines can help tell a story visually.

A zine (pronounced, "zeen") is a mini magazine.

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 28, 2015 - 2:11pm
Review: The Tony-winning show comes to the Syracuse OnCenter, where the magic of the original Broadway show shines through despite script changes.

As musical theater fans would likely tell you, The Producers is one of the funniest musicals of the 21st century. Written by Mel Brooks, the musical was adapted from his 1968 film into a 2001 Broadway musical. Starring Nathan Lane as Max Bialystock and Matthew Broderick as Leo Bloom, the musical won three Olivier awards and a record-breaking twelve Tony awards.

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 23, 2015 - 12:22am
Country music stars Darius Rucker, Cam and David Nail stopped in Syracuse on their Southern Style Tour.

Country music fans packed the Oncenter War Memorial Arena in downtown Syracuse Thursday night to listen to Darius Rucker and other Nashville stars. David Nail and Cam opened up for Rucker as they made their stop in Syracuse on their Southern Style Tour.

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.

October 11, 2015 - 1:31am
Model Stacy Fernandez shares her journey of getting ready for the Rip the Runway fashion show on Friday.

“This is nothing like last year. It’s not hectic, there’s no yelling, it’s weirdly calm,” said one of the girls doing hair and makeup.

“Calm?” I think. Nothing about this is calm, at least not for me.

Backstage isn’t what I expected. It’s not actually behind the stage, rather there is a set of stairs that leads to a room directly underneath the stage. This is where the real show is.

October 10, 2015 - 8:12am
A student-run fashion show displayed garments based on various traditional cultures with a modern twist.

On Friday, the Rip the Runway fashion show transported students from central New York to a cultural oasis. 

As the first model sliced through the red fog and stomped onto the catwalk, the audience fell silent. Bright colors poured out onto the runway as rhythmic drums pumped through the Goldstein Auditorium.

October 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
A Central New York man recounts his struggle with heroin addiction and staying sober.

On a crisp January night, *Brent trudged through the snow, carrying his flat-screen TV to trade for cash. Hours later, he stood in his bare apartment, alone, with his newly purchased heroin needles.  

After a marathon of doping through the night, Brent decided that he could not continue down this path and called the Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare for detoxification services. Since the morning of Jan. 25, 2015, Brent has been clean.