For 22 years, Randy Mobley has served as president of baseball’s International League. Mobley is scheduled to appear at The Syracuse Chiefs’ 53rd annual Hot Stove Dinner on Friday, Feb. 1, at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, on Electronics Parkway, in the town of Salina. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction of sports memorabilia, and the dinner program starts at 7 p.m.
Upstate forecast calls for a ‘White Christmas’": Syracuse Stage musical based on a movie based on a song
A beloved and heartwarming musical based on a movie that was based on a popular holiday song is now playing through Dec. 30, at Syracuse Stage.
Diamond Someday, a lively local bluegrass band fronted by guitarist-singer Shirley Stevens, often opens its shows with a line from “Old Chunk of Coal,” the Billy Joe Shaver song which explains the band’s name: “I’m just an old chunk of coal, but I’ll be a diamond someday.”
When Kathy Kellish promises an “old-fashioned Christmas celebration,” she’s not kidding. In this case, “old-fashioned” means all the way back to the Renaissance.
Mark Allnatt's band will play a handful of gospel numbers such as his song, “Goin’ Up to See My Lord,” at the American Legion in Marcellus Sunday.
Cast as a “mayoral groupie,” actress Peggy Sundberg will personify any number of real-life ladies who dated Lee Alexander, a married man who served 16 years as mayor of Syracuse, from 1970 to 1985.
The Rhythm-Airs, a 17-piece orchestra that plays a wide array of Swing Era favorites, will perform for dancers from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 5402 W. Genesee St., in Camillus.
Jazzy versions of “Jingle Bells” and “Let It Snow” will be heard along with standards such as “Sweet Georgia Brown” when the Jazz Appreciation Society of Syracuse hosts its annual holiday jam session from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.13, at McNamara’s Pub in Camillus. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Theirs may well be one of the greatest love stories in American music.
McNamara’s hosts Morgan Street Stompers on Sunday
The Morgan Street Stompers trace their roots back to 1972 when drummer Jack Bacon invited a few fellow musicians over to play some “Dixie” at his house on Morgan Street in Tonawanda.