Ray Wimer, professor of retail practice in the Whitman School, was interviewed for the International Business Times piece “Can JC Penny Perform a Magic Act As It Emerges From Bankruptcy?” Wimer, an expert on the retail industry, says that the…
Saturday Night Live: the Showcase Scheduled for Saturday at Goldstein Auditorium
The Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., will host Syracuse University’s first ever “Saturday Night Live: the Showcase” all-star variety show on Saturday, Feb. 7, in Goldstein Auditorium with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The headliner and hostess is Teyana Taylor. The R&B songstress/actress was featured on the MTV reality series My Super Sweet 16, and she was also a leading vocalist on Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” Taylor’s song “Google Me’ was among Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 2008, and she is now a major solo artist with her debut album, “VII,” which was released in 2014.
Also performing will be two-time Emmy Award-winning violinist and author Damien Escobar, who is known for his blends of hip-hop and classical melodies. Escobar debuted his single “Freedom” on Katie Couric’s talk show, and has made television appearances on CNN, NBC and other major media networks. Star of Comedy Central’s “Lavell Crawford: Can a Brother Get Some Love,” Lavell Crawford will perform as well. The comedian is best known for his character Huell in the television show “Breaking Bad,” and has had regular guest appearances on “Chelsea Lately.” Also sharing the stage will be MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew” season three winner, Quest Crew. Special guest No Mercy Step Team is a national Phi Beta Sigma Inc. professional step and performance company.
Tickets are available at the Schine Box Office: $6 with I.D. for SU students and $8 for non-SU students. For more information, contact Theta Xi President Travis Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the “Saturday Night Live: the Showcase” and the Theta Xi Chapter can be found on Facebook and the chapter’s Instagram and Twitter @pbstheta_xi.