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UPDATE: (9/19 @ 4:00 PM) CONCERT POSTPONED.  Live Space Entrtainment reports: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the September 22 Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters Food Bank Benefit Concert will be rescheduled.  A new date will be announced shortly.  Tickets will be honored at the rescheduled show or ticketholders can obtain a refund at point of purchase. Visit www.livespaceentertainment.com for updates.

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Detroit will celebrate the life of Aretha Franklin on Friday, August 31st at 10 a.m. EST. Over two dozen people -- including heads of state, a record mogul, and music legends of nearly every description -- will take the stage of the Greater Grace Temple to speak, sing and pray in honor of the gift that Franklin so readily shared with the world.

WAER continues it's four-part series diving into the waters of music discovery this week with Patrick Tuohey from the Spark Contemporary Arts Space. He's an active member of the local music community, booking and promoting shows in Central and Western New York.

Our conversation includes what goes into booking the perfect show, the continued relevance of physical media, and some emerging indie artists that should be on our radar. Hear our full conversation below and view the track list to check out music from this week's episode. 


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Sounds of the Season continues and this week we take the time to examine what is happening muscially on a local level. Joining host Kevin Kloss this time around is Jess Novak from the Jess Novak Band. She's been an active member of the music community for a number of years and talks about how she's seen it change in that time.

She also gives us some names of local musicians to give a try, along with sharing  her experience as a female musician in Central New York.


This past Friday, WAER launced a four-part series diving into music discovery called Sounds of the Season.  With Summertime in full swing the season for new music is upon us and throughout the month of July,  host Kevin Kloss hopes to introduce listeners to new music. 

Each week features a different guest to discuss their approach to new music discovery and highlight some musical artists they encourage us to check out. The series launced by speaking with Syracuse University Professor David Yaffe. David, has quite the history of music commentary and has penned books regarding Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan. He joined the program to lay a foundational understanding of the current state of music consumption.

Hear our conversation with David Yaffe below, and check out the listing of songs played during the original broadcast.

You can hear Sounds of the Season each Friday in July at 8pm on WAER.


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The founder and organizer of the Syracuse Jazzfest confirmed Thursday, the event is cancelled for 2018 – a year after celebrating its 35th anniversary.  Frank Malfitano says money issues prevented him from putting on an event of the caliber of previous years. 

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A Syracuse Music Festival this weekend will be enriching to more than just the audience that goes to hear former Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Founder John McEuen and other musical acts.  Aspiring youth musicians in the area will get a chance to learn about the music business from someone who’s been in it for more than 50 years. 

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A music festival this weekend will honor the talents of local women – while helping a severe health condition with one of the community’s musical treasures.  A celebration remembering the ‘Lilith Fair’ will support Singer Joanne Shenandoah.

Many people have heard the music of Grammy winning singer and songwriter Joanne Shenandoah.  People might not know she has a liver failing from stress and being too fatty.

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An iconic musical group with roots in Woodstock and Monterey Pop will be playing at the Ridgestock festival in Chittenango this weekend.  WAER’s Chris Bolt and Live Space Entertainment’s Tom Honan got to talk with Canned Heat drummer Fito de la Parra and Manager Skip Taylor about the band’s 50 years of history. 

(Full interview of de la Parra and Taylor below)

When the weather gradually becomes warmer and the snow is a distant memory Central New York Music fans begin to think about Jazz Fest. This June the Syracuse Jazz Fest will celebrate it's 35th anniversary. In honor of this achievement  WAER presents Jazz Fest 35, a look at the history of the Syracuse Jazz Fest.

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