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Symphoria’s first full season an ‘Overture to the Future’

— For tickets call the box office at 299-5598, ext. 201 or visit symphoria.org.

Symphoria is still hoping to schedule a summer season this year, including the long-running Fourth of July Spectacular at the State Fairgrounds, Garland said.

Funding for the Fourth remains in question, but it was questionable last year, too. In 2012, the free holiday concert was announced just two weeks before the event. Nevertheless, the patriotic concert punctuated by fireworks still drew thousands of Central New Yorkers to the fairgrounds on July 4, 2012.

If you’re hoping to hear the free fairgrounds show in July or if you’re one of the hundreds who line the eastern show of Onondaga Lake here in Liverpool to watch the pyrotechnical display that night, keep your fingers crossed.

Syracuse Music Awards Hall of Famers Gary Frenay and Arty Lenin will perform British Invasion tunes including plenty of Beatles, classic rock and power pop originals on at 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 and June 15, at the Limp Lizard Barbecue, at 201 First St. Admission is free.

Lizard co-owner Scott Schimpff, himself an innovative rock’n’roll bass player, has also booked The Salt City Rockers for May 30, and the ever-popular reservation rockabillies, the Fabulous Ripcords, on June 28; 451-9774.

Documentary producer Eric Roberts, who lives in Liverpool, says his new project detailing the true origin of the ice cream sundae is now 90 percent complete. The sundae doc follows on the heels of “The Mysterious Origin of Thousand Island Dressing,” which aired on PBS-TV stations exactly a year ago.

To raise the final $15,000 necessary to deliver the ice cream sundae exposé by his Aug. 1 deadline, Roberts has posted the project on Kickstarter.com.

“This site allows people all over the world to donate to projects they think are cool and would like to see completed, “ he said, “and then they receive a list of goodies that correspond to the amount they put in. So even a $25 contribution makes a big difference in our ultimate success, because it will show a spike in our activity on the site.”

People who pledge money will not be charged a thing unless the full goal is reached: kickstarter.com/projects/1363595754/the-mysterious-origin-of-the-ice-cream-sundae?ref=home_location.

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