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posticon 'Wind in the Willows' a Ray of Sunshine

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, February 16, 2018 | By Linda Glaser Print
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The classic children's story "Wind in the Willows" comes to life in Running to Places' production, running Feb. 23-25 in the Beverly J. Martin (BJM) Elementary School library theatre. The family-friendly show is the perfect antidote to the winter doldrums, a ray of sunshine and fun for children of all ages.

"February is wearing on and we're getting eager for spring: this is a story that will get you through," says Joey Steinhagen, artistic director of Running to Places (R2P). "It's sweet and hopeful, with not an ounce of cynicism. There's a beautifully light touch in the story telling."

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posticon Klezmer Ensemble Brings Epic Yiddish Tale to Life

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, February 16, 2018 | By Cornell University Print
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'Monish', by I.L. Peretz, is the story of an irascible Satan, his irresistible wife Lilith, and a young Jew who just wants to be left alone with his books. On Wednesday, February 21 at 7:30 pm the Cornell Jewish Studies Program and Cornell Department of Music present an evening of music and dance, inspired by Peretz's classic poem.

Created and performed by Big Galut(e) Jewish Music Ensemble, this production features an original score of klezmer music and tangos, an English text in verse, and a trio of dancers bringing the characters of this humorous and poignant tale to life. The free performance will take place in Barnes Hall on Cornell's Ithaca campus; tickets are not required.

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posticon McCullough and Fitz Gibbon in Premieres of James Primosch

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, February 16, 2018 | By Cornell University Print
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Ithaca music fans know that pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon are a powerhouse duo with a dynamic and diverse repertoire, and their recitals always delight audiences with something new. Their concert on Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 pm at Barnes Hall will be no different, as they showcase new song settings by composer James Primosch, which will subsequently be recorded as an album.

On faculty at the University of Pennsylvania since 1988, Primosch has had works performed throughout the US and Europe by ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, and the Albany Symphony, among others. He has received numerous honors and awards, such as a Guggenheim Fellowship, three prizes from the American Academy-Institute of Arts and Letters, and a fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Center where he studied with John Harbison, whose work also appears on the program.

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posticon Love, Life, Growing Together And Growing Apart

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, February 16, 2018 | By Lesley Greene Print
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Kitchen Theatre Company continues its 2017-2018 Season with the regional premiere of Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield, a love story that follows Erica and Vicky over the course of a nearly five decades long relationship. Performances of Bright Half Life begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Performance Space on March 4 and run through March 18.

Erica and Vicky meet as co-workers, but soon they are much more than that to each other. The play takes us through the highs and lows of dating, marriage, and children, and it asks us to think about the way we remember our lives and what it means to be alive and in love. Barfield imbues her characters with a remarkable and universal humanity, inviting us to reflect upon our own relationships as we travel with Erica and Vicky through theirs.

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posticon Alternative Music to be the Focus of WVBR's Stronger Signal

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, February 16, 2018 | By WVBR Print
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WVBR 93.5 FM, previously known as 'Real Rock Radio', announced Monday that it will focus on providing Alternative Rock music to Tompkins County as 'Ithaca's Alternative'. Starting on February 12, 2018, the station will broadcast a unique music mix of Alternative Rock from the '90s to today. With its new tower and transmitter, WVBR now transmits a stronger and clearer signal, allowing the station to be heard by a larger regional audience.

WVBR is an independent, commercial radio station owned and operated by students of Cornell University. For over 60 years, WVBR has been a staple of the Tompkins County community. As "Ithaca's Alternative," WVBR will continue its long tradition of featuring Ithaca's rich local music scene on the air.

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