The Syracuse International Film Festival first came to Syracuse, NY 15 years ago. It was created in 2003 by Syracuse University professor Owen J. Shapiro, and his wife Christine Fawcett-Shapiro. The festival is co-sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts and was created as a way for film to be brought to the […]
Coleman’s In 1933, just after the end of Prohibition, Peter Coleman opened a saloon in Tipperary Hill, a largely Irish neighborhood on Syracuse’s Westside, called Coleman’s. The saloon was small, with a tin ceiling and apartments above that served traditional pub food. In the late 1950s, Peter Coleman passed the restaurant onto his son, another […]
For 35 years, Syracuse Cultural Workers (SCW) has been providing the local community with voices and tools of resistance. As a “peace and justice publishing company,” the house at 400 Lodi Street serves as an all-in-one storefront, studio, and warehouse. Upon entering, a hanging chime greets visitors with a soft twinkle at the front door, […]
Former child movie star Peter Ostrum visits Seneca Falls; reflects on role as Charlie Bucket in 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, helps raise money for Seneca Community Players’ summer musical production
A graduate of Syracuse University’s theater program, Tyler Jiminez ’15, already got his first big break in the industry. The recent alumnus will be performing in a Broadway production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
In 2012, the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra had no choice but to disband as a result of financial difficulties. However, all was not lost as the orchestra saw an opportunity to rebuild their ensemble in a rather unconventional way in order to contribute to the Syracuse community.