Following the tragedy in New Zealand last week, the Islamic Society of Greater Syracuse held a vigil at the Mosque to Jesus, Son of Mary over the weekend.
Four hundred families in Syracuse will have a bit of an easier time getting their kids to school fed and ready to learn this year thanks to a partnership between Feed the Children and PriceRite. The Feeding Minds and Bodies campaign is offering crucial food, personal care, and school supplies to 100 families in need from each of the City school district's four middle schools.
Spaces all around Syracuse will be 'lighting up' once again this summer as in the 'Blacklites' for Jazz in the City 2018. The outdoor concert series has been bringing live music to Syracuse audiences for almost 20 years. This year, free concerts will be located in different quadrants of the city every Thursday in August.
Those who attended March For Our Lives in Syracuse on Saturday may have heard, after the final speaker left the stage, music more traditionally associated with a river boat than a protest.
If you pass by the White Branch Library, you might see adults and children alike sharing soccer balls, hoola hoops, or other sports equipment out on the lawn. That equipment is now available for kids to borrow from the front desk as part of a pilot program by the Onondaga County Public Library, and Trinity Health's "Transforming Communities Initiative."
Live Music Reviews
For those among our readership above a certain age, it may be difficult to understand the unique position Smash Mouth holds in the mythology of the 90's Kid. There was a period of a couple years at the turn of the new millennium when they were so ubiquitous that a young, musically-uninformed person could be forgiven for thinking they were the only "rock band" putting out music at the time.
Buckethead's performance at the Westcott Theater began 35 minutes late with mixed tracks of repeating brass and antique suspense movie clips. It played for a packed audience and an empty stage, which bore only a single guitar and a mix station. When Buckethead arrived on stage, he didn't wave.
I mean, Imagine Dragons though, right? They're one of the most popular rock bands currently operating, and have been for the past decade. They've released hit after hit. Their music, it seems, has been featured in every other movie, TV show and car commercial that's been produced.