Meet the Hummingbirds

by Jess Szabo', Arts Writer Utica is known for having a thriving community of gifted musicians. We have everything from Pop bands to folk singers to Jazz musicians and artists who use music in interdisciplinary...

Unchained: Allan Rohan Crite, Spirituality and Black Activism at MWPAI

UTICA, NY… “Unchained: Allan Rohan Crite, Spirituality and Black Activism,” on view at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum of Art, February 20 to May 8, is the first exhibition to explore the spiritual art of Allan...

Rollicking but Reverent

Utica’s St Mary of Mt Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church filled for the performance of NYC Chelsea Opera Company’s “Bending Towards the Light, Jazz Nativity” -Story and photos by Tom Loughlin, Jr. “In Bethlehem in the grotto where...

Guest Editorial — Tenney Part of Problem

- by Roger Chambers Utica has a long history of newspapers, starting with the Utica Observers as a weekly in 1817, becoming a daily paper in 1848. Various mergers led nearly a hundred years ago...

Bosnian Americans Fear Return of Violence in the Balkans

As much as people want historical conflicts to simply die off in the past and no longer trouble them, the conflicts find a way of lingering on. The motives, biases, and hatreds that spawned...

Downtown Utica New Year’s Eve Gallery

All photos taken by Eamon Handzel. See full article here 

Bad Guys Don’t Like Dogs   

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by C. Harris-Lockwood  editor-in-chief   Editor’s Note:Originally printed in 2018, sadly this issue continues to haunt our nation today thus it is being reprinted for more attention. I came up with this idea years ago and...

Joanne Shenandoah 1957-2021: Matriarch of Indigenous Music

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By: Michelle Schenandoah Photos By: Jane Feldman   She had a bright voice like liquid gold, a luminous heart, and a magnetic smile.   Joanne Shenandoah-Tekaliwakwah, one of the most renowned Indigenous musicians on the Native American...
Bench

The people or politicians: whose voice matters?

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By George Kuchma    This story focuses on the title question. It details observations noted on a walking tour of Utica. Noticeable these days is the lack of or disappeared benches, public rest stops in...

Utica Students Get New CTE School

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By Mathew Handzel    The Utica School Board is bringing trades education back to the inner city. On Monday night, November 21st, at JFK Middle School, Utica SB superintendent Bruce Karam presented information to the...