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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Not your daddy's Beatles cover band: Phil Haynes and Free Country at the Hayloft

Not your daddy's Beatles cover band: Phil Haynes and Free Country at the Hayloft

This Tuesday, December 9th, The Hayloft at The Carriage House is set to welcome Phil Haynes and Free Country for a performance that promises to be a mix of Beatles classics and original material. 

The New York City-based jazz string band is composed of lead singer and drummer Phil Haynes, cellist and vocalist Hank Roberts, bassist Drew Gress and guitarist Jim Yanda. 

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Annual Evening to Remember Gala brings together dozens of restaurants, wineries, and breweries for Alzheimer's Association

Annual Evening to Remember Gala brings together dozens of restaurants, wineries, and breweries for Alzheimer's Association

An annual fall tradition in Ithaca, the Alzheimer's Gala to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association of Central New York, is coming up on Wednesday, December 3rd. The 8th annual event, hosted by Triphammer Wines & Spirits, will take place at the Trip Hotel, on Sheraton Drive.

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In the wake of tragedies in Ithaca, where can we turn for support?

In the wake of tragedies in Ithaca, where can we turn for support?

What began as a holiday weekend among families and friends was marred by two tragedies that struck the Ithaca community late this week. Each of us has different ways to react and cope, but no one has to face these tragic events alone.

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Reflection on protest and privilege in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson

Reflection on protest and privilege in the wake of the grand jury decision in Ferguson

The following was originally written for a social media audience, and is reprinted here with permission of the author. -- Editor

Many people have asked me what I think of the Grand Jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson -- what I think as an employee of the American Civil Liberties Union, as a former staffer on the Innocence Project, as someone who's served on a Grand Jury, as a person. So here's what you asked me for -- and I'm not pulling punches. But I speak only for myself.

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Music up the road this week on Main Street in Trumansburg

Music up the road this week on Main Street in Trumansburg

With the rebooted Rongo and the brand-new Silver Line Taproom open for business, Main Street in Trumansburg is poised for a bit of a musical Renaissance. There are no fewer than three great shows this week that are worth trekking to 14886 for.

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Should Election Day be a national day off so everyone has plenty of time to vote?

Should Election Day be a national day off so everyone has plenty of time to vote?

Is it time for the United States to promote voting by making Election Day a national day off? Here in New York, state law requires employers to give voters time off to vote. But in many parts of the world, elections are held on weekends, or are a national holiday. 

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