Noah Kellman, the Manlius Pebble
Hill junior and impressive-beyond-his-years jazz pianist, has won the
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Foundation’s Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition “Get Lost.”
He will take his experience into Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead program at
the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.,
. . . Tom Joyner doesn’t do
shoutouts but if the syndicated morning-drive jock did, he’d probably
ask listeners to help bring back his show to Central New York radio. Clear Channel’s WPHR-FM 106.9 (Power 106) has replaced Joyner with a national gabfest hosted by standup Steve Harvey
in the 6 to 10 a.m. slot. Joyner has been a Power mainstay since 2000,
save for a year or so when WPHR went with a rival syndicated program
hosted by Doug Banks in 2002. Joyner probably saw this coming,
however: His show is produced by ABC Radio, while the Clear Channel
empire bankrolls Harvey’s histrionics.
. . . Bands composed of the suits who run Syracuse’s businesses will unite to rock at this year’s Rockin’ the Red Cross, a benefit for the American Red Cross slated to take place on Friday, April 18, 5:30 to 10 p.m., at the Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St. The Post-Standard is fielding a group, but there’s no truth to the rumor that they’ll be named Bud and the Puds. Whatever band moniker they choose to call themselves, the reconstituted New Times Banned will kick their candy-asses. For information, call 475-7979.