Opening Night: A comedy of errors in funeral planning on the Kitchen Theatre stage

Opening Night: A comedy of errors in funeral planning on the Kitchen Theatre stage

Should funerals be funny? It can be uncomfortable to think of them that way, but some of the most cathartic funerals involve deep laughs as friends and family recount tales of the dearly departed.

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Fifth edition of Cosmic Joke Collective warms up Lot 10 this weekend

Fifth edition of Cosmic Joke Collective warms up Lot 10 this weekend

When life gives you lemons, turn those lemons into art. Well, that’s the idea behind the fifth edition of the Cosmic Joke Collective. The theme for this month is “Love, Pain & Laughter -- in no particular order.”

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Tax-supported Ithaca tourism web site suggests visiting Florida Keys instead

Tax-supported Ithaca tourism web site suggests visiting Florida Keys instead

They're probably kidding. But visitithaca.com, the tourism web site supported by local municipalities and tax dollars, has added a pop-up to their site suggesting travelers contemplating Ithaca should visit the Florida Keys instead.

"Due to this ridiculously stupid winter," the web site pop-up says, "Ithaca invites you to visit The Keys this week." 

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Mayor Myrick: New direction needed for drug policy in Ithaca

Mayor Myrick: New direction needed for drug policy in Ithaca

The decades long war on drugs has led to mass incarceration, staggering racial disparities, and a general erosion of trust within communities. Drug policies have ravaged communities all over the nation, and unfortunately, Ithaca has also been touched. Amid rising overdose fatalities, upswings in property crime, and family disruptions, a new direction for drug policy in Ithaca is desperately needed.

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Cornell Cinema offering Oscar nominated short documentaries this Tuesday

Cornell Cinema offering Oscar nominated short documentaries this Tuesday

It's not too hard to see the commercial releases that wind up with Academy Award nominations. In a town with a movie theatre like Cinemapolis, it's not even too hard to see some of the really obscure features. The shorts aren't as easy to find, and that's where Cornell Cinema comes in.

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Local and visiting comedians will take over Downtown Ithaca in first Finger Lakes Comedy Festival

Local and visiting comedians will take over Downtown Ithaca in first Finger Lakes Comedy Festival

It’s bound to be a big weekend in Ithaca, as the three-day-long Finger Lakes Comedy Festival kicks off on Thursday, February 5th, joining the spicy Chili Cook-Off as a winter entertainment staple. The festival takes place at various venues around downtown, and features more than 50 comics from all over the country. Venues include Lot 10, The Chanticleer, Big Time Barbershop, and Kilpatrick’s.

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Cornell Folk Song Society brings popular fiddler to campus this weekend

Cornell Folk Song Society brings popular fiddler to campus this weekend

Fiddler Lissa Schneckenburger takes over Cornell’s Willard Straight Hall Memorial Room on Saturday, January 24 at 5pm. Schneckenburger will be joined in concert by guitarist Bethany Waickman. 

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Magic on the Airwaves: WVBR's Bound for Glory celebrates 1,500th live show this Sunday

Magic on the Airwaves: WVBR's Bound for Glory celebrates 1,500th live show this Sunday

For as long as anyone can remember, Phil Shapiro has been creating magic on the airwaves. WVBR’s Bound for Glory radio show is in its 48th year and this Sunday night, on January 25th, will air its 1,500th live show from the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall on the Cornell campus.

No one is more astonished than the host himself. Humbly describing this amazing milestone, Shapiro quips, “Well, I suppose if you put one foot in front of the other long enough….”

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Ringing in the New Year with Music and Food around Ithaca

Ringing in the New Year with Music and Food around Ithaca

This is, after all, Ithaca, so of course there are fabulous musical events all around the Ithaca area for those who'd like to ring in the New Year with some song and dance. There are some festive food options this Wednesday night, as well.

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Grinching the Grinch: Movie Poster Store shreds a Hollywood anti-classic this weekend

Grinching the Grinch: Movie Poster Store shreds a Hollywood anti-classic this weekend

You may have fond memories of Dr. Seuss's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," or the 1966 animated television special that's rebroadcast regularly this time of year. If you have fond memories of the 2000 movie starring Jim Carrey, you may want to skip the upcoming "movie interruption" at Downtown Ithaca's Movie Poster Store.

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