Nov 10, 2011 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
The Syracuse Area Music Awards will honor regional recording artists in 11 categories at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the OnCenter Grand Ballroom at the corner of Harrison and Montgomery streets, downtown. Performers at the awards show include the bands 805 and The Rods. Sammys Hall of Famer Isreal Hagan will open with a solo acoustic set.
Admission to the awards show costs $15.
The Sammys Hall of Fame inductions will take place the night before, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, upstairs at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, 246 W. Willow St., at the corner of North Franklin St., downtown. Admission costs $20 on Thursday.
David “Rock” Feinstein, guitarist for The Rods, and Dave Porter, frontman for 805, are two of this year’s Sammys Hall of Fame inductees. Also entering the Sammys hall will be blues singer Marcia Hagan, broadcaster Rick Gary and music educator and saxophonist Joe Riposo. The Syracuse Symphony Orchestra will receive the Sammys Lifetime Achievement Award.
For the second year, the Sammys will be staged as part of the two-day Music Industry Conference; micnys.com.
For Sammys info, dial 247-1718; or visit SyracuseAreaMusic.com.
‘No Regrets’ for Tom Rush
New England folksinger and songwriter Tom Rush will appear at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the acoustically wondrous sanctuary at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 East Genesee St., in Syracuse.
Over his 50-year career, Rush has worked with artists such as David Bromberg, Maria Muldaur and Jackson Browne. His 1968 song, “No Regrets” is now widely acknowledged as a standard, and two years ago his “The Remember Song” became a bona fide hit on YouTube.com
Rush’s concert here is presented by Tom Honan’s LiveSpace Entertainment. Tickets cost $30, and are available at brownpapertickets.com; (800) 838-3006 and at Sound Garden in Armory Square; tomrush.com.
Jazz at Al’s on Sunday
Paradigm Shift, the talented jazz-soul trio from Rochester, returns at 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, to Al’s (no longer Awful) Wine & Whiskey Lounge, 321 S. Clinton St., just a stone’s throw from Armory Square, downtown.
The combo features guitarist Melvin Henderson, drummer-composer Sean Jefferson and organist Gerry Youngman. Over the past seven years, the trio has released two CDs, “Shifting Times” and “Street Expressionism.”
On Sunday, Nov. 20, The Nasty Truth featuring bassist Gus Hoffmann will play its rocking blend of funk and R&B. Admission is always free at Al’s; 703-4773; alswineandwhiskey.com/
Crunch host Devils
The Syracuse Crunch continues its 2011-12 American Hockey League season with a home game against the Albany Devils at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Onondaga County War Memorial at State and Harrison streets, downtown.
The Crunch is the top farm club of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, while the Devils are affiliated with the New Jersey Devils.
Ticket prices range from $14 to $21; 473-4444.
Bulls snort at Orange
Syracuse University Orange gridders play the University of South Florida Bulls at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Carrier Dome. Ticket prices range from $25 to $140; 1-888-DOMETIX; suathletics.com.
Coach Doug Marrone’s SU team plays its next game at the Dome at a time to be announced on Saturday, Nov. 26, against Cincinnati.
Silent ‘Sunrise’ at Spaghetti Warehouse
“Sunrise,” the classic 1927 silent starring Janet Gaynor, George O’Brien and Margaret Livingston, will be screened by the Syracuse Cinephile Society at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the Spaghetti Warehouse.
Exquisitely photographed and sensitively directed by F.W. Murnau, this flawlessly acted account of a simple farmer seduced by a “woman from the city” is one of the great landmarks of American cinema, said Cinephile spokesman Gerry Oorlando.
The Cinephile Society’s fall film series continues Nov. 21 with “Another Thin Man,” the 1939 comedy-drama starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
Spaghetti Warehouse is located at 689 N. Clinton St., near Syracuse’s Inner Harbor. Admission to each Cinephile screening costs $3, or $2.50 for Cinephile members. For dinner reservations, call 475-1807; syracusecinephile.com/node/17.
See ‘Super 8’ for free
Director J.J. Abrams’ newest film, “Super 8,”will be screened for free at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., in Liverpool.
A PG 13 monster movie complemented with a coming-of-age story, “Super 8” was produced by Steven Spielberg.
The plot revolves around a group of friends in the summer of 1979 who witness a mysterious train crash and then begin noticing strange happenings in their small town, and begin to investigate the creepy phenomenon.
For Liverpool Library info, visit lpl.org; 457-0310.
‘A Tuna Christmas’ opens
Local actors Greg Hipius and Gerrit Vander Werff Jr. star in “A Tuna Christmas,” a humorous holiday stage show opening at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at The Fire & Ice Banquet Facilities at The Locker Room,
Produced by Dustin Czarny for Not Another Theater Co., this sequel to “Greater Tuna,” depicts Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Hey, it’s a local-yokel yuletide. It’s Dickens with a drawl.
Deborah Pearson directs this version of “A Tuna Christmas” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 and 12, at 2 p.m. Sunday Nov. 13, and 8 p.m. Nov. 17, 18 and 19, at the Fire & Ice Banquet Facilities at The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Blvd. E., on the North Side.
Couples can dine and catch the show for $55; dinner and show for singles costs $29; and tables of eight cost $199. For show only, you pay $20. For tickets, call 446-1461.
‘Fuddy Meers’ closes
A wild carnival ride throws the characters back and forth between perception and reality as playwright David Lindsay-Abaire masters offbeat humor in “Fuddy Meers.” The crazy cast of characters includes a lisping, limping man; a pot-smoking teenager; an ex-con turned suburban father; a mysterious puppeteer; a skeptical cop; and an amnesiac woman.
Directed by Craig MacDonald for the drama department at Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, “Fuddy Meers” closes this weekend with four final stagings at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the Reconfigured Storch Theatre at 820 East Genesee St. Tickets cost $16 and $18; 443-3275; vpa.syr.edu/drama.