Six Mile Creek is one of the Ithaca’s closest vineyards, which makes it an excellent first stop on your way to the Finger Lakes region. Its friendly staff and summer concert series are the perfect excuse to enjoy their vistas filled with pictures ponds and vines. Bill Snyder spoke with owner Roger Battistella who insists that his venture was formed by chance, but not the wine.
The Pleasant Valley Wine Company, also known as the Great Western Winery, is located near the village of Hammondsport, New York. Established in 1860, It is the oldest winery in the Finger Lakes region. The winery proudly displays the designation U.S. Bonded Winery No. 1 and has eight remarkable stone buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TloWOmVyEik
Readers’ Theatre of Ithaca is presenting Anna Ziegler’s play Photograph 51. We hear from the playwright who dramatized this historical event. Crystal Sarakas speaks with members of the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier about their tour of mid-20th Century Homes. Bill Snyder speaks with two-time winner of the Rod Serling Video Festival, Zach Mulligan, who is now pursuing his studies in film-making, and Larry Kasson of the Festival tells about the First Friday event in the Forum. The Corning Civic Music Association presents Manhattan Transfer on Saturday, September 27th.
Director James Osborne speaks with WSKG’s Sam Goodyear about Ti-Ahwaga Community Players production of Frost/Nixon. Peter Morgan’s play pits the disgraced former president against the light-weight entertainment interviewer. One is trying to redeem his image; the other is trying to maintain his playboy lifestyle. Only one can succeed. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1036498.mp3
Jason Fiume from the Roberson Museum and Science Center talks about the upcoming RoberCon SciFi Convention, expanded this year because of last year’s unexpected success. Artist Lynn Capani-Czebiniak talks about how her art ideas spring from her dreams.
Know Theatre is taking their production of Tennessee Williams’ VIEUX CARRE to the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival. Tim Gleason and Amanda Marsico join Crystal Sarakas to talk about their last weekend of the play in Binghamton and their upcoming trip. Rachel Lampert talks with Bill Snyder about the Kitchen Theatre’s new season.
Livia Vanaver speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Turn, Turn, Turn: A Tribute to Pete Seeger, coming to the Goodrich Theatre on Saturday, September 20th at 7:30. They are a unique dance ensemble in that they perform in a wide variety of dance styles and travel with their own musicians. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1036358.mp3
Tri-Cities Opera”s John Rozzoni speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Kismet in the Garden at Tioga Gardens. Singers from TCO perform an outdoor concert with an Arabian Nights theme. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1036278.mp3
The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society welcomes theatre organist Gene Roberson speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Anything (Organ-ical) Goes! at the Forum in downtown Binghamton. Johnson City High School’s Sophisticats are the special guests. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1036229.mp3
Photograph courtesy Binghamton Theatre Organ Society.
Wagner Vineyards is one of the Finger Lakes Region’s estate wineries, which means that they grow all of their grapes used to produce their wine. They are also the home of Wagner Brewery where they produce several craft beers on site. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6pGV9_15e8
The Forum Theater in Binghamton, NY houses a musical treasures which over the years has become a symbol of pride for its community: a 1926 Robert-Morton pipe organ. The pipe organ is commonly used in churches, but some of the instrument’s most memorable sounds and beautiful music accompanied fims during the silent movie era. The segment celebrates the history of this 80-year-old local treasure, from silent films back in the 20’s to complete abandonment and almost its destruction in a chicken coop, to the restoration and renewed vibrancy and life in Broome County. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vqz5BJ_gk8