Feb 15, 2012 Russ Tarby Uncategorized
Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Famer Ronnie Leigh will sing everything from blues to bop from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17, at Sitrus on the Hill, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel.
CNY Jazz Central is hosting the Friday-evening series called Jazz @ Sitrus, which continue March 9, March 23, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, June 1 and June 15.
The Sheraton University Hotel is located at 801 University Ave., on the SU Hill; Admission is free; 475-3000.
Heavy metal meets hardcore when Lost Horizon presents a quadraphonic quadruple bill starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.
The metalcore miasma is headlined by Every Time I Die, the Buffalo quartet known for its bitingly sarcastic lyrics and intense live shows. The fearsome foursome features brothers Keith and Jordan Buckley, Andrew Williams and Ryan Leger. Every Time I Die is touring in support of its soon-to-be-released disc, “Ex-Lives.”
Also on Saturday’s bill are the bands Terror, Stray from the Path and Former Thieves.
Lost Horizon is located at 5863 Thompson Road near the corner of Erie Boulevard East, on the edge of Syracuse’s eastern city line; $14.99 in advance; 446-1934.
The duo called Two Feet Short play everything from Celtic ballads to classic rock. Guitarists Don Meixner and Jimmy Flynn will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday Feb. 19, at Shifty’s Tavern, 1401 Burnet Ave. Admission is free; 474-0048.
Flynn and Meixner are also members of Syracuse’s venerable Irish party band, The Flyin’ Column. On Sunday they’ll play a wide range of tunes from “The Unicorn Song” to “Margaritaville.”
The neo-bluegrass trio Boots N Shorts performs a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, as part of Liverpool Public Library’s Fifth Annual Folk Music Series – The Youth Movement.
The Syracuse-based band features mandolinist Mike Mawhinney, guitarist Kevin Morel and bassist Aaron Chamberlain. Boots N Shorts play traditional tunes such as “Cripple Creek” and originals like Mahwhinney’s “Another Day in Paradise.”
Liverpool Public Library, is located at 310 Tulip St., at the corner of Second Street (Route 370), in the village of Liverpool.
Admission is free; lpl.org; 457-0310.
Hollywood celebrities and a gossip columnist attend a 1927 gala with lethal results as Bob Greene’s Acme Mystery Theatre Co. presents “Florence of Moravia,” an interactive comedy, at 7 p.m. on Thursdays through March 1, at the Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., near the Inner Harbor; $32.50/includes meal, tax and tip; 475-1807.
New to factory workforces, women in the 1920s faced many dangers on the job. In those days corporations cared nothing about their employees health. Melanie Marnich’s play, “These Shining Lives,” focuses on four main characters whose job is to paint numerical values onto watch dials for their employer, Radium Dial. Before long, the ladies’ hands begin to glow.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Le Moyne College presents “These Shining Lives” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17 and 18, and Feb. 23, 24 and 25, at the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, off Salt Springs Road.
Variety praised “These Shining Lives” for its “humanistic glow…clockwork precision, an initially comic and ultimately tragic look at how individual women find employment within a system more concerned with profit than safety.”
The production is directed by William S. Morris with scenic design by Karel Blakeley.
Tickets cost $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $4 for students; 445-4523.
An award-winning documentary which explores a year in the life of comedienne Joan Rivers will be screened at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Redhouse, 201 S. West St., on the outskirts of Armory Square.
“A Piece of Work,” directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, has garnered awards from festivals including Sundance, Tribeca, Boston Independent Film Festival and San Francisco International Film Festival.
Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert called the film “One of the most truthful documentaries about show business I’ve seen. Also maybe the funniest … She remains one of the most transgressive and fearless of comedians, and one of the quickest, fastest and most merciless. The doc shows a life-force of formidable energy.”
Part of the Redhouse’s Unsung Heroes Series, the film will be followed by a discussion of the rigors of stand-up comedy led by Auburn Public Theater director Carey Eidel. Admission costs $8 or $5 for Redhouse members; 425-0405.