After a yearlong job search, Bail Chol, a deaf Sudanese immigrant, has found a home at Funk 'n Waffles.
Hands have been whirling about for the past two months in a kind of frenzy at Funk 'n Waffles, and not because they were making food.
Those hands belong to Bail Chol, a Sudanese immigrant who was born deaf.
Since Funk 'n Waffles opened almost three years ago, the co-owners, SU alumni Adam Gold and Kyle Corea, have had 20 employees that fit the relaxed, funky style of their restaurant. Chol is the first with a disability, they said.
Get an ear-full of some of SU's hottest music talent this Friday at Funk N'Waffles
Syracuse is a musical barren wasteland no more. Find out for yourself by checking out some promising local talent this weekend.
In an effort to promote their wiley group of musicians, an SU indepenent student-run record label, O,Morning Records, is putting on a record label showcase concert this Friday at Funk N'Waffles at 8 P.M. for $5 admission.
The Icon and The Axe bring some "Propaganda" to Aux Records
Aux Records' fifth anniversary show was more than just a party - it was a release show for the debut album for local band The Icon and The Axe. "Propaganda" is the result of more than a year of hard work for the band, and the show is a sort of homecoming.
The album has been in the works for 14 months, and both Ulf Oesterle, manager and owner of Aux Records, and the band members said they were excited to see the release.
Five years ago, Ulf Oesterle took out a $6,000 student loan. But he wasn’t buying a meal plan or textbooks. He was starting a record label.
Today, Aux Records (pronounced like the first letter of Oesterle’s last name) is five years old and still going strong. Aux’s first band, Merit, still holds the label’s best-selling album and has toured the country with its three albums. Aux now boasts nearly a dozen artists.