Author Archives: Ashley Kang

Kurtis Blow puts his spin on classic to create ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’

For one night only, the Oncenter will host the traveling tour of “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” on Dec. 30. The remix to Tchaikovsky’s classic features MC Kurtis Blow, b-boy dancers, a DJ and violinist. The production is choreographed and directed by Jenifer Weber. Mashing up different genres, this fusion of classical music with hip-hop and ballet is a modern take ... Read More »

Creating Change

The Creators Lounge holds #TrapTheVote to spark civic action in local election Today is National Election Day in New York State and one of the last days for residents to have their voices heard in determining who will be sitting in office come January. On the ballot will be the races for Onondaga County executive, district attorney, county comptroller, county ... Read More »

Wallet Therapy

Citizens get free financial counseling and guidance from new program Seriously, you need counseling. Financial counseling to be precise. That’s the premise of a free city service — that every Syracuse resident, regardless of zip code or income level, can benefit from sitting down with a certified financial planning expert. Especially when it doesn’t cost a nickel. “Everyone can use ... Read More »

Telling Stories

The man behind @SyracuseHistory recently awarded for preservation efforts When David Haas tells a story, people listen.Haas could be addressing a crowd, talking over coffee or delving into local history. Whatever form it takes, he finds a captive audience, something Haas never thought possible in his youth.Haas stutters. He has struggled with it since his youth, attending speech therapy from ... Read More »

Call for Letters

Most stories about Interstate 81 in publications other than The Stand do not include the voices of South Side residents. That’s one of the things we learned from our reader survey. Less than 20 percent of those surveyed remember seeing a South Sider in the last article they read about I-81. This lack of coverage on how South Side residents ... Read More »

Current Issue

Our November cover features family members of gunshot victim Antonio Gullotto who came together to honor the memory of Gullotto during iApologize’s first Park & John Street Memorial Cookout organized by Rashawn Sullivan. The iApologize Foundation is working with the families of victims of gun violence to turn the site of past tragedies into a community garden for all to ... Read More »

Q&A with Father Hasan Stephens

Nominated by Tedd Perry Q: What did it feel like when you became a father? A. When I became a father to my first child, Janna, and she was a girl, I felt on top of the world. Her mother got mad because I left the hospital and went outside to call everyone in the world to announce my baby ... Read More »