This Friday's Ithaca Underground show combines local and visiting alternative acts

This Friday's Ithaca Underground show combines local and visiting alternative acts

Ithaca Underground has been providing Ithaca with alternative music since 2007. Their goal is not profit, but to support musicians of all ages with varying performance experience who are producing non-conformist genres of music. They also bring in better-known groups to the area, like Man Man.

This Friday, IU will be raising money with the help of five diverse acts at The Haunt to fund another year of live music in this talented town.

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Second Dam celebrates second birthday with EP release show at the Nines

Second Dam celebrates second birthday with EP release show at the Nines

One of the hottest acts in Ithaca will celebrate its two-year anniversary this Saturday at The Nines in Collegetown. Lead vocalist K.C. Weston was named 2013's Best Female Singer by Jim Catalano, local music guru extraordinaire, and in a music scene like Ithaca, that's a high honor.

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Movies return to downtown Ithaca's iconic State Theatre this weekend

Movies return to downtown Ithaca's iconic State Theatre this weekend

In a downtown Ithaca building that's nearly a century old, the State Theatre has spent the last decade or so entertaining area residents with music, comedy, dance, and other stage productions. This weekend, the iconic theatre returns to its cinematic roots with two family-friendly movies.

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Shakespeare and Star Wars combine on LACS stage this weekend

Shakespeare and Star Wars combine on LACS stage this weekend

The Take Ten Theatre Company, a youth theatre group in Ithaca, is helping us answer the age-old question of what happens when you combine George Lucas with The Bard. "Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope" plays this Thursday and Friday evening at the Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca.

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Extreme cold weather tips for pets, people, and homes

Extreme cold weather tips for pets, people, and homes

Here are a few tips for dealing with extreme cold weather, and making sure you, pets and other animals, and your home are all safe. 

Protect yourself

In temperatures around or below zero degrees, especially in high winds that drop the wind chill substantially below zero, people spending time outside should be extremely careful. At temperatures and wind chills significantly below zero, frostbite and hypothermia can occur in a matter of minutes.

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Opening Night: The cultural memory of song illuminates Black Pearl Sings

Opening Night: The cultural memory of song illuminates Black Pearl Sings

Currently playing at the Kitchen Theatre is "Black Pearl Sings," a Depression-era drama based loosely on the music of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter as discovered by folklorist John Lomax. The play, by Frank Higgins, follows a black female prisoner with a talent for song, and a white female researcher trying to make a name for herself.

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Local filmmaker seeks to make her touching documentary available to a wider audience

Local filmmaker seeks to make her touching documentary available to a wider audience

Update: There's a free screening of "Tell me the Day Backwards" at Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication Auditorium at 7pm on Tuesday, February 25th.

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Local bands team up for Ramones tribute show at the Haunt to benefit Groundswell of Ithaca

Local bands team up for Ramones tribute show at the Haunt to benefit Groundswell of Ithaca

In 1974, four guys in Queens formed a band, goes the announcement for Saturday night's show at the Haunt. "The Ramones ended up having more impact on modern music than any band formed after the 1960s." The 9pm tribute show will bring together musicans and bands from around the Ithaca area for a show that will benefit the Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming.

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Weekend pledge drive helping raise funds in support of WVBR's move to new home

Weekend pledge drive helping raise funds in support of WVBR's move to new home

Ithaca's community radio station, WVBR, is conducting a pledge drive throughout the weekend, with its weekend specialty show hosts calling listeners' attention to the organization's needs as it prepares to move to a new home in lower Collegetown. The non-profit organization hopes to raise $10,000 for audio equipment and studio gear.

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Ithaca's Regal Cinema added to nationwide Doctor Who event

Ithaca's Regal Cinema added to nationwide Doctor Who event

"Doctor Who" is a worldwide phenomenon, and the BBC has turned the 50th anniversary of its iconic science fiction series into a worldwide event titled "The Day of the Doctor." A worldwide simultaneous broadcast on Saturday, November 23rd will be followed by a Monday evening theatrical presentation in 3D offering 15 extra minutes. Ithaca's Regal Cinemas has just been added to the list of participating venues.

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