Monthly Archives: September, 2012


PBS to present Wagner’s complete ‘Ring Cycle’ of operas Sept. 11 to 14

Published - September 16, 2012

WCNY-TV presents Wagner’s complete “Ring Cycle” of operas on “Great Performances at the Met,” a rare television event that PBS has presented just twice in the last 30 years, at 9 p.m. each night, Sept. 11 to 14, on WCNY channel 24.1 and in high definition on WCNY channel 24.4. This unique airing of the complete “Ring Cycle” offers something for veteran opera lovers and newcomers alike. James Levine conducts “Das Rheingold” and “Die Walküre,” and Fabio Luisi conducts “Seigfried” and “Götterdämmerung.” The stars include Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde, Jay Hunter Morris as Siegfried, Bryn Terfel as Wotan, Stephanie Blythe

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New ‘Artifex’ arts program to premier on WCNY Sept. 23

Published - September 16, 2012

WCNY, Central New York’s public broadcasting company, this month will introduce a new weekly arts program that will feature local and national stories about film, visual and performing arts, theater, photography, literature, painting, sculpture, poetry and dance. “Artifex” will premiere at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, on WCNY channel 24.1 and continue weekly in that Sunday timeslot. The half-hour program will be hosted by WCNY-FM radio hosts Bill Baker and Jon English. “Artifex,” the Latin word for artist or craftsman, each week will lead viewers through artistic expressions in four compelling segments. Stories will include interviews with artists, writers, composers

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WCNY to host community Shred-A-Thon

Published - September 16, 2012

WCNY will host a communitywide Shred-A-Thon from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at its headquarters located at 506 Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool. WCNY staff members will begin shredding efforts earlier in the day as part of their preparations to move to Syracuse’s Near Westside. The public is invited to bring items to shred as part of this green initiative that can help protect consumers from identity theft. Suggested items to shred include old checkbooks, financial statements, old bills, contracts, manuscripts and personal letters. A $5 donation is suggested. In keeping with the green theme, proceeds from the

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WCNY launches ‘Won’t You Help a Neighbor?’ – Starts by featuring Humane Association

Published - September 16, 2012

WCNY is launching a new campaign called “Won’t You Help a Neighbor?” to use its television, radio, web, print and social media to help make Central New Yorkers aware of important local causes. The campaign begins by drawing attention to the Humane Association of Central New York’s annual Drop-A-Thon, Silent Auction and Open House fundraising event, Sept. 22. “Central to WCNY’s mission is connecting with and giving back to the community that supports us,” said Robert J. Daino, WCNY’s President and CEO. “We are pleased to use our media platforms to focus attention on the efforts of dedicated organizations, like

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WCNY’s ‘Financial Fitness’ features going to college without going broke

Published - September 16, 2012

“Financial Fitness” host Jim Burns and College Assistance Plus representatives John Decker and Paul Celuch discuss the college application process and how to strategically pay for an education at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, on WCNY channel 24.1. College Assistance Plus provides students and their families with customized services to help plan and finance college educations. Decker and Celuch will discuss the admissions process and provide viewers with the number one college admissions fact. Information about how colleges select admitted students, what the top schools are and pros and cons of accepting early decision offers will be explored. The show

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‘Lidia’s Italy’ Comes to Syracuse

Published - September 16, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for a unique opportunity to dine with critically acclaimed chef, author and host of PBS’s “Lidia’s Italy” Lidia Bastianich at Justin’s Tuscan Grill, located at 6300 Yorktown Circle in East Syracuse. The dinner, presented by WCNY, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25. The $125 ticket price includes a four-course dinner featuring Lidia’s famous recipes and an opportunity to meet Lidia, who will share stories of her childhood in Italy, her immigration to America, and her love of Italian-American food. “Lidia’s Italy” airs Saturdays at 2 p.m. on WCNY channel 24.1 and debuted on

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WCNY to host community Shred-A-Thon

Published - September 16, 2012

WCNY will host a communitywide Shred-A-Thon from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at its headquarters located at 506 Old Liverpool Road in Liverpool. WCNY staff members will begin shredding efforts earlier in the day as part of their preparations to move to Syracuse’s Near Westside. The public is invited to bring items to shred as part of this green initiative that can help protect consumers from identity theft. Suggested items to shred include old checkbooks, financial statements, old bills, contracts, manuscripts and personal letters. A $5 donation is suggested. In keeping with the green theme, proceeds from the

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WCNY appoints Haley Dubnoff editor and public relations manager

Published - September 16, 2012

Haley Dubnoff, of Fayetteville, has been named editor and public relations manager for WCNY. Prior to joining WCNY, she was a consultant for Blue Highway Inc. and was responsible for website and social media content delivery. Dubnoff also served as director of communications for Loretto, where she supported the company’s internal and external communications, public relations and marketing efforts. In her new role, Dubnoff will serve as editor of WCNY’s CNY Connected magazine, website, publications and collateral materials. She also will support and manage a wide range of public relations and marketing efforts. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in public

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Season 2 of ‘Cooking with Julie Taboulie’ set to begin Saturday on WCNY-TV

Published - September 16, 2012

WCNY’s Cooking with Julie Taboulie kicks off its highly anticipated second season Saturday, Sept. 29, on WCNY 24.1 with Julie and Mama in her glorious garden. The second season of this inspiring, exciting and engaging cooking show explores the wonderful world of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisines. It follows a successful first season, which garnered strong ratings on WCNY. The show is the first and only U.S. cooking show solely featuring Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisine. After its premier in March 2012, the series was picked up by PBS broadcasters throughout New York state and the show is under consideration for national distribution. Julie Taboulie,

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