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In memory of our dear friend, Danny Brisson

Daniel F. Brisson Marcy Mr. Daniel F. Danny Brisson, age 62, of Marcy, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, in the comfort and dignity of his home with his loving family by his side. Born in Utica on January 8, 1949, Daniel was the son of the late Walter and Virginia (Johnson) Brisson. He […]

Classified to perform at O-D Bicentennial Gala

As part of its ongoing bicentennial celebration, the Observer-Dispatch is inviting the public to a special gala this month featuring local band Classified. UTICA — As part of its ongoing bicentennial celebration, the Observer-Dispatch is inviting the public to a special gala this month featuring local band Classified. The Bicentennial Gala will take place from […]

ON SCENE: Live music to help ring in the new year

Here we go again: it’s the time of year, time to enjoy that chubby cherub wearing nothing but a diaper and holding a champagne bottle like a pacifier. But enough about my fashion choices. We’re talking about the New Year’s Baby ushering in 2017. And to help us with that ushering, there is an assortment […]

Classified’s season opener a cancer benefit event

By Mark Sisti Ask anyone who this area’s top big band is. You don’t need to whisper. It’s not a secret. It’s Classified (Oh, wow, that’s clever. I kill me). Classified will be coming out of its annual winter hibernation Friday night. But this season opener has special meaning for this all-star group of musicians, […]