Jan 13, 2012 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
If periodicals and pulp fiction float your boat, you’ll want to check out the Super Snow Magazine and Paperback Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., in the village of Liverpool.
Lightly used magazines and paperback fiction books will be available for 25 cents each or five for $1 at this one-day sale, a fundraiser for the Friends of Liverpool Public Library; 457-0310; lpl.org.
Stuff the Bus!
The CNY Labor Federation celebrates the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday with its annual Community Clothing & Food Drive to Stuff the Bus from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 16, at the IBT 317 Hall, 566 Spencer St. in Syracuse. For information, contact Helen Hudson at 428-2208 or Anthony Vilardo at 422-3363.
Sports: Do Friars have a prayer?
Jim Boeheim’s squad returns to the Dome at 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, to tip off against the Providence Friars. Pittsburgh visits the Dome at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, for a game to be telecast by ESPN.
Ticket prices range from $76.45 to $123.35; 1-888-DOMETIX; suathletics.syr.edu.
WAER-FM 88.3 broadcasts all of SU’s basketball games. You can hear pre-game predictions by WAER sports staff on “Countdown to Tip-off.” Stick around after the game for “Double Overtime” for a complete wrap-up.
Music: Flashy finger pickers
Central New York’s Loren Barrigar and New Zealander Mark Mazengarb will astound an audience at the Westcott Community Center with their fast-paced and passionate guitar picking. The two fingerstyle guitarists will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, (date changed from Jan. 14), at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. at the corner of Westcott Street on the city’s East Side; $15 ($12 for WCC members). The concert is presented by the Second Saturday Concert Series and the Folkus Project; folkus.org.
For reservations, call 478-8634.
Folk prodigy in L’pool
Liverpool Public Library’s Fifth Annual Folk Music Series — The Youth Movement, kicks off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, with Nick Piccininni in the Carman Community Room at the Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St, Liverpool.
Admission is free; lpl.org; 457-0310.
Nick Piccininni aptly embodies the local folk music youth movement. He began playing the five-string banjo at age 13 and now he also plays guitar, bass, fiddle, mandolin and Dobro.
While the multi-instrumentalist from Vernon is best known as a versatile picker, Nick also writes songs with titles such as “Only in My Mind” and “Pothole Blues.” He has performed with the bands Blue Lightnin’ and Delaney Brothers Bluegrass. When he opens the library’s 2012 Folk Music Series on Sunday, Jan. 15, Nick will be accompanied by fiddler and mandolinist Joe Davoli, a Syracuse Area Music Award-winner.
King of Swing recalled
Clarinetist Ron Joseph will be featured when Rochester bandleader Jon Seiger stages a tribute to Benny Goodman at the Motto Musicale, at 2 p.m. Jan. 15, 2012, at Fayetteville Free Library’s reading room, 300 Orchard St. Admission is free; 637-6374, ext. 328; fayettevillefreelibrary.org.
Over the years, Joseph has performed at Dixieland festivals throughout the Northeast and Canada. His diverse style — reflections of lifelong influences Jack Maheu, Peanuts Hucko, Kenny Davern and Pee Wee Russell — treat audiences to plenty of hot jazz, swing tunes and ballads.
One of the most sought-after reed players in Upstate New York, Ron has also performed with Albany clarinetist Skip Parsons’ Riverboat Jazz Band and with Ray Skalski’s Jambalaya Jazz Band from Buffalo. Ron’s brother, Anthony, is also an accomplished clarinetist, formerly with the Bear Cat Jass Band and now fronting his own Oswego-based Swingtet.
On Sunday, the Fayetteville audience is likely to hear Goodman gems such as “King Porter Stomp,” Moonglow,” “Bugle Call Rag” and “Tea for Two.” The Musicales continue Feb. 5, with a performance by Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame guitarist Mark Hoffmann and Friends.
Film: Jazz-Age Paris
Woody Allen’s 41st film, “Midnight in Paris,” so delightfully re-created the West Bank of the 1920s that it reportedly charmed the most jaded critics at the annual Cannes Film Fest. A more familiar reviewer, Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert, simply stated, “There is nothing to dislike about it.”
Decide for yourself when Woody’s movie screens at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June, 16, at Liverpool Public Library as part of its Foreign and Independent Film Series. Admission is free, and so is the popcorn and soda.
“Midnight in Paris” stars Owen Wilson and Rachel Adams as newlyweds whose lives change dramatically when the husband finds himself immersed in the Jazz Age. Kathy Bates appears as Gertrude Stein; lpl.org; 457-0310.