Monthly Archives: September, 2017

Taste of Fame

Published - September 28, 2017

WCNY’s Annual Fundraising Dinner Event featuring delicious food, stories, and fun with Chef Richard Blais! Richard is a successful chef, restaurateur, James Beard nominated cookbook author and television personality. Perhaps most recognizable as a regular judge on Food Network and the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef All-Stars,” Blais grew up on Long Island working as a “poissonier” at McDonald’s.

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October 1, 2017: Patchwork Quilt, Part 5

Published - September 25, 2017

“Music comes to me more readily than words.”  – Beethoven   It’s another Patchwork Quilt episode, bringing you music from some of the latest CDs I’ve received.  Enjoy!   “Patchwork Quilt, Part 5” Frederic Chopin:  Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 Eliane Rodrigues, piano “Notturno” Navona 6123 Meira Warshauer:  Akhat Sha’alti Schola Coralina “Chévere” Ansonica 0005 Nora Morrow:  Dawn Xiao’an Li, conductor; Arielle Burke, flute; Michael Norsworthy, clarinet; Daniel Beilman, bassoon; Kinga Bacik, cello “Fleeting Realms” Navona 6107 Christina Rusnak:  Dearly Departed Ensemble Vocal Luna “Intersections” Ansonica 0002 Manuel de Falla (arr. by Sharon Isbin):  Siete canciones populares españolas Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano; Sharon Isbin, guitar

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NEW THIS YEAR | The Leo Rayhill Award

Published - September 21, 2017

This award recognizes and celebrates an individual for outstanding dedication, leadership, and commitment to the arts, education, innovation, and our community. The inaugural award recipient is Leo Rayhill.

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September 24, 2017: Sing Together

Published - September 18, 2017

  “Words make you think a thought.  Music makes you feel a feeling.  A song makes you feel a thought.”  – Yip Harburg   There is something  special about the sound of women’s voices singing together.  On this episode of Feminine Fusion, we’ll hear music from three women’s choirs, and a trio based in Norway.   “Sing Together” Abbie Betinis:  Chant for Great Compassion Amasong “Everything She Touches Changes” Audio & Video Labs, Inc. George Mabry: Three Emily Dickinson Songs Milwaukee Choral Artists “Sky-Born Music” Clarion 936 Keith Hamel: Salem, 1692 Elektra Women’s Choir “Legacy” Centrediscs 6800 Sungji Hong: Missa Lumin de Lumine Trio

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New Ken Burns documentary ‘The Vietnam War’ premieres on WCNY-TV

Published - September 11, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, will present a new Ken Burns landmark documentary series debuting at 8 p.m. Sept. 17 on WCNY-TV. In conjunction with the documentary, WCNY has produced a series of local stories, including how Syracuse was involved in the speech that “launched the Vietnam War”, that will air during the documentary broadcast. Support for production of these stories came from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation. About the New Documentary Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s 10-part, 18-hour documentary series, “The Vietnam War,” tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events

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September 17, 2017: Upside Down

Published - September 11, 2017

“The world is wrong side up.  It needs to be turned upside down in order to be right side up.”  – Billy Sunday   This week’s episode is devoted to music from the Southern Hemisphere.  From South America, South Africa, and Australia – with a tale of classical music performed in the Antarctic!   “Upside Down” Alice Terzian:  Tres Piezas Siberian State Symphony Orchestra; Vladimir Lande, conductor “Off The Edge” Navona 6088 Astor Piazzolla: Tres Movimentos Sinfonicos, Buenos Aires Janjo Mosalini, bandonéon Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra; Gisele Ben-Dor “The Soul of Tango” Delos 3345 Gioachino Rossini: Una voce poco fa (from Barber of

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WCNY to present special Syracuse Mayoral Democratic Primary Debate Sept. 8

Published - September 6, 2017

WCNY, Central New York’s flagship public broadcaster, presents a Syracuse Mayoral Democratic Primary Debate at 9 p.m. Sept. 8 on WCNY-TV. Jim Aroune, host of WCNY’s “Insight” public affairs TV program will moderate the debate between the city’s Democratic candidates: Marty Masterpole, Joe Nicoletti, and Juanita Perez-Williams. The debate will be available online after the show airs at The program will re-air at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10 on WCNY-TV. For viewing information visit

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This Week on Cycle of Health, 09/07/17

Published - September 5, 2017

On the next Cycle of Health: On your mark, get set, and go! Girls from a Syracuse middle school chase their dreams and find sisterhood and strength along the way. We run with them to the finish line where confidence and camaraderie await. The executive director of Girls Inc. CNY joins Dr. Rich to explain why girls and young women need female mentors and role models — to help keep them on the right track. Watch Cycle of Health on Thursday at 8 p.m. on WCNY

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September 10, 2017: More Prize Winners

Published - September 4, 2017

“Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better, no matter how young or old you are.”  – Alan Alda   It is always exciting to see someone recognized for their achievements.  On this episode, you’ll hear works from two women whose accomplishments have been – and continue to be – lauded.   “More Prize Winners” Caroline Shaw:  Partita for 8 Voices Roomful of Teeth “Partita for 8 Voices” New Amsterdam Esa-Pekka Salonen: Violin Concerto Leila Josefowicz, violin Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor “Out of Nowhere” Deutsche Grammophon     Run time: 58:30 Feminine Fusion highlights the roles of

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This Week on SciTech Now 09/07/17

Published - September 1, 2017

On the next edition of SciTech Now: The hair razing science behind goosebumps, making genetic research more inclusive and engineering the perfect pop up book. Watch SciTech Now on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on WCNY

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