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Welcome to National Sea Monkey Day!
National Sea Monkey Day is observed each year on May 16. Most of us have memories of waiting for our mail order shipment of these magical creatures. The delivery usually contained the small “aquarium-like” hatching kit for them to live and grow in.
Sea Monkeys are a type of “Artemia” (brine shrimp). They earned their name because of their monkey-tail look.
Following the popularity of the ant farms, Harold von Braunhut invented the “Sea Monkeys” and hatching kits in 1957. He did most of his advertising through comic books. He once said, “I think I bought something like 3.2 million pages of comic book advertising a year. It worked beautifully.”
Braswell Signs NLI - Cuse (cuse.com)
Head coach Jim Boeheim has announced that Robert Braswell from Blythewood High School (S.C.) has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to enroll and play basketball at Syracuse.
Braswell, a 6-9 forward, joins Brewster Academy (N.H.) product Buddy Boeheim and Jalen Carey from Immaculate Conception High School in Syracuse's 2018 recruiting class.
Braswell, who was born in Florida, entered Blythewood High School in 2015 after his mother, Akua Clark, was reassigned by the U.S. Navy from Germany to Norfolk, Va.
Blythewood reached the South Carolina Class 5A state championship game in 2017 and advanced to the state semifinals this past season. After averaging 11 points and six rebounds as a junior, he upped his numbers to 16 points and eight boards in his senior campaign. The Bengals were 24-3 in 2017-18. Braswell played for Coach Zeke Washington at Blythewood.
A standout track and field performer at Blythewood, Braswell won the 2017 and 2018 Class 5A high jump title. His most recent victory state championship came after a leap of 6-10.
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Syracuse University Comes To Broadway Sessions, 5/17 (broadwayworld.com)
Broadway Sessions celebrates Syracuse U this week, 5/17.
BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron(Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday night, May 10th, Broadway Sessions welcomes alumni and recent grads from Syracuse University Drama.
Syracuse alumni scheduled to perform include Catherine Charlebois (Wicked), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia) and more
2018 Syracuse U grads slated to perform include Zofia Weretka, Matthew Steriti, Hannah Shaffer, Kaitlin Leddy, Kim Roth,Olivia Barbieri, Taylor Feldman, Danny Ramirez, Adriana Alvarez, Jenna Najjar, McKenna Batterson, Emily Harkins, Gabi Samela, Kristen Kozma, Sabrina Fosse, Andrew Ryan
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The stage adaptation of "Dirty Dancing" promises to bring the same level of raucous dancing that made the 1987 film a classic.
Read: Dirty Dancing: The musical is as if the movie had an extra-wide lens
Where: Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse.
When: May 15 to 20. Visit landmarktheatre.org for the full performance schedule.
How much: Tickets start at $35.
The newly-rebranded Bud Light Amphitheater at Paper Mill Island kicks off its summer concert series with jam band Umphrey's McGee. The band is no stranger to Central New York, having performed at the Shed in 2016 and at the Landmark Theatre in 2015.
Where: Bud Light Amphitheater at Paper Mill Island, 136 Spensieri Ave., Baldwinsville.
When: Thursday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
How much: Tickets start at $30.