Strokes of Success The third annual Notah Begay
III Foundation Challenge sure won’t be a duffers vs. divots contest. The cream of the crop will walk the fairways of the Turning Stone Resort and Casino’s Atunyote Golf Course in Verona on Tuesday, Aug. 31, including Begay (pictured), Camilo Villegas, Annika Sorenstam, Rickie Fowler, Cristie Kerr and other superstars in the 12-player field. The daylong mixed-team skins match is a fund-raiser to help battle diabetes and obesity among Native American youth. Grounds tickets are $45, with under-16s getting in free with a paid adult. For details, call (800) 771-7711.
Listed in chronological order: Wednesday 8/25
Concerts in the Park.Wed. Aug. 25, 6- 8 p.m.; through Aug. 25. The DeSantis Orchestra delights during the last concert of this weekly event. Lonergan Park, behind the former Goldberg’s on Brewer- ton Road, North Syra- cuse. Free. 458-8050.
Village of Man- lius Summer
Concert Series. Wed. Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Better Than Bowl- ing rocks out during this weekly series. Village of Manlius Amphitheater, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius. Free. 682-9171.
Liverpool is the Place.Wed. Aug. 25, 7-9 p.m. The series concludes with the folk
music of Alan Taylor and Friends. Johnson Park, corner of Route 57 and Vine Street, Liver- pool. Free. 457-3895.
Big Frog Coun- try Showcase. Wed. Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Ghost Riders ring down the curtain of summer shows at the Village Park Grandstand, Main Street, Sylvan Beach. Free. 768-9500.
Stevie Nicks.Wed., Aug. 25, 8 p.m. The former Fleetwood Mac singer will let you in on some rock’n’roll Rumors at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Event Center, Thruway Exit 33, Verona. $80- $100. 361-SHOW.
Pickin’ in the Pasture. Thurs.- Sun. Many of the top bluegrass bands in the country, including Lost and Found, Danny Pais-
ley and Southern Grass, Coal Town, Smokey Greene and whole bunch more perform during the 13th annual edition of this camp- ing/music fest. Pasture Grounds, Route 414, Lodi. $75/weekend; $15/Thurs. & Sun. only; $25/Fri. only; $30/Sat. only. (607)582-6363.
En Vogue. Thurs. 2 p.m. You’re Never Gonna Get It unless you see these divas at Chevy Court, State Fairgrounds. Free with fair admission, $10. (800) 745-3000.
Jazz in the City. Thurs. 7-9 p.m. The annual series that celebrates neighbor- hood culture concludes with the Urban Jazz Coalition bopping in
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from Columbus, Ohio. Little Italy, North Salina Street. Free. 479-5299.
Aerosmith. Thurs. 7:30 p.m. Sweet Emo- tions will be had, as Steven Tyler, the newest judge of the American Idol no-tal- ent contest, leads this band at the Mohegan Sun Grandstand, State Fairgrounds. $84 & $94. (800) 745-3000.
George Jones. Thurs. 8 p.m. The Race is On to see this living legend perform at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom, Thruway Exit 33, Vero- na. $65-$80. 361-SHOW.
Kool and the Gang. Thurs. 8 p.m.
Get down, get down to see these funk dudes at Chevy Court, State Fair- grounds. Free with fair admission, $10. (800) 745-3000.
Skaneateles Fes- tival. Thurs. 8 p.m. Orchestral ensemble performs Saint-Saens Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs, Op. 79, as well as the Tchaikovsky String Quartet No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11 in a program titled “White Nights Part 1.” First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Ska- neateles. $16-$23; free/ ages 13 and younger in “B” section. 685-7418.
Snow Ridge Jam Fest. Fri.-Sun.
Eleventh annual event features three days of camping and jamming that includes bands such as Rusted Root, Railroad Earth, Donna the Buffalo, Particle, Tim Herron Corporation and many more. Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Route 26, Turin. $105/week- end; $65/Sat. only; $45/ Sun. only. 348-8456.
Blue Oyster Cult. Fri. 2 p.m. Don’t Fear the Reaper, just fear more cowbell at this concert at Chevy Court, State Fairgrounds. Free with fair admission, $10. (800) 745-3000.
Marcia Rutledge. Fri. 7 p.m. The local songbird reunites with members of Syracuse
Jazz for two sets of music at the Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. $5. 478- 8634.
Elizabeth von Trapp and The
Blue Train. Fri. 8 p.m. The Vermont gui- tarist brings her rousing band to unleash some fiery blues. Catherine Cummings Theatre, Cazenovia College Campus, 22 Sullivan St., Cazenovia. $20/general; $16/seniors and stu- dents. 655-STAR.
Kansas. Fri. 8 p.m. All we are is Dust in the Wind; you’re my boy Blue! Chevy Court, State Fairgrounds. Free with fair admission, $10. (800) 745-3000.
Skaneateles Festival. Fri. 8 p.m. Liadov Eight Russian Folksongs, Op. 58, Rim- sky-Korsakov Quintet in B-flat Major and Shosta- kovich String Quartet
No. 9 in E-flat Major will be performed during the second part of the “White Nights” pro- gram. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. $16- $23; free/ages 13 and younger in “B” section. 685-7418.
Bobby Vinton. Fri. 8 p.m. Wear Blue Velvet to this show, but just don’t bring Frank Booth. Turning Stone Resort and Casino Showroom, Thruway Exit 33, Verona. $40- $55. 361-SHOW.
My Morning Jacket. Sat. 7 p.m. The Grammy-nomi- nated alt rockers will unzip your rock’n’roll fantasies, along with openers The New Por- nographers at the Con- stellation Brands-Mar- vin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), Fin- ger Lakes Community
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