Apr 06, 2012 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
Three funny females – Jessimae Peluso, Amy Carlson and Anna Phillips – will perform together in “The C Word,” a show with a unique twist on stand-up comedy, at 9 p.m. Friday, April 6, at Jazz Central, 441 E. Washington St., in downtown Syracuse.
A native of Syracuse, Peluso is an alumna of Henninger High School who has since gone on to make appearances on “The Tyra Banks Show” and at the Women in Comedy Festival. Carlson, who hails from New Rochelle, was a guest on TV’s “Real Time with Bill Maher.” Phillips, a native of Baltimore, now lives in Syracuse where she has performed for charities such as The Wounded Warrior Project and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Admission costs $15; 345-9669.
For years, John Rossbach was the dean of Central New York bluegrass bandleaders — not just the area’s best bluegrass guitarist but also a knowledgeable, passionate aficionado nurtured the back returning for a reunion with two members of his highly acclaimed ensemble, Chestnut Grove.
Rossbach and takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday April 6, at May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 3800 East Genesee St., along with mandolinist Perry Cleaveland and bassist Mary Burdette. Admission costs $15.
An award-winning multi-instrumentalist, Rossbach can lift you with the lilt of an old-time mandolin melody, rivet you with a lowdown slide-guitar blues or fire you up with a driving banjo breakdown. He has a compelling voice, and he also spins outrageous tall tales and drops egregious puns. He is a five-time winner of Syracuse Area Music Awards.
Friday’s concert is hosted by The Folkus Project. For reservations, call 440-7444.
A new play called “Lombardi” tells the real story of Vince Lombardi the man — his inspirations, his passions and ability to drive people to achieve what they never thought possible.
“Lombardi” runs at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7, at The Fire & Ice Banquet Facilities at The Locker Room, 528 Hiawatha Blvd. E., on the North Side.
Produced by Dustin Czarny and Dan Rowlands for Not Another Theater Co., the show stars Stephfond Brunson, Anne Fitzgerald, Jordan Glaski, Matt Nilsen, Dan Rowlands and Roy Van Norstrand as the celebrated coach of the Green Bay Packers.
Couples can dine and catch the show for $58; dinner and show for singles costs $30; and tables of eight cost $209. For show only, you pay $20. For tickets, call 446-1461.
The Rat Pack meets the Bard in the Redhouse’s current production of Shakespeare’s “12th Night,” running at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 through Saturday, April 7. The Redhouse is located at 201 S. West St., at the corner of West Fayette St., on the outskirts of Armory Square.
The cast includes Katie Gibson, Adam Perabo, Darian Sundberg, Binaifer Dabu, Todd Quick, Jan Coombs, Donnie Williams, William Edward White, Karis Wiggins, Krystal Scott, Grace Allyn, Gabe Digenova, Marguerite Mitchell, Jordan Hornstein and Nathan Faudree.
Directed by Redhouse Executive Artistic Director Stephen Svoboda, the play transports audiences to a 4th of July garden party in the late-1950s Hamptons. Admission costs $25, or $15 for Redhouse members; 425-0405.
Local filmmaker Tim Scanlon, who hails from Canastota, will debut his feature “Big City Knights” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Palace Theater, 2384 James St., in Eastwood. The screening will benefit Syracuse boxing guru Ray Rinaldi and NAAEC/WAAEC organizations.
Scanlon’s movie follows a cowboy marshal and an underground hit man linked with the FBI and special forces. The duo face the difficult task of taking down a terrorist bomber.
Besides the film, stand-up comedian Jim Dailakis will entertain and Rinaldi’s young pugilists will demonstrate their boxing talents. Admission costs $15; 463-9240.
Two pre-war mysteries will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, as the Syracuse Cinephile Society continues its spring film series at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., near Syracuse’s Inner Harbor.
“Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum” (1940) stars Sidney Toler as the Chinese-American detective as he tracks down an old nemesis who has vowed revenge after escaping from prison. The second film, “Mystery of the White Room” (1939), stars Bruce Cabot and Helen Mack in a story that starts when a surgeon is murdered during a sudden blackout in an operating room.
On April 16, the Cinephiles will screen Frank Sinatra’s first major movie, “Higher and Higher” (1943) also featuring Victor Borge, Marcy McGuire, Mel Torme and Barbara Hale.
Admission costs $3, or $2.50 for Cinephile members. For dinner reservations, call Spaghetti Warehouse at 475-1807.
The Syracuse Crunch clings tenaciously to its playoff aspirations as it hits the home stretch of the 2011-12 American Hockey League season with a home game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, against the Binghamton Senators at the Onondaga County War Memorial. The last regular-season home game of the season is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, against the Connecticut Whale.
The Crunch is affiliated with the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks, while Binghamton is the top farm club of the Ottawa Senators an Connecticut is affiliated with the New York Rangers. The War Memorial is downtown at State and Harrison streets. Ticket prices for home games range from $14 to $21; 473-4444.