November 13, 2014 | Anna Coogan; Tafelmusik

Conductor Ubaldo Valli talks about the SUNY-Cortland Community Orchestra concert, "Tell Me a Story". Ithaca-based singer-songwriter Anna Coogan introduces us to her new CD. The Canadian period instrument ensemble Tafelmusik comes to Cornell with their "Galileo Project" and we hear from the conductor, Jeanne Lamon. https://youtu.be/cuJFIA_qpPk

July is Grassroots!

The Grassroots Festival is Upsate NY premier music festival which every year draws thousands of people from all over, who come to the small historical town of Trummansburg, a few miles north of Ithaca, to enjoy some of the best musical acts in the country. Grassroots is held in July and over a four-day-period, national and local acts line up to bring back-to-back music in a carefree, love-for-all unique atmosphere and surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings. Some of the genres represented among the musicians include: folk and Americana, bluegrasss, singer song writer, among other earthy tones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsrpVN6Vipk

WSKG's crew went behind the scenes in 2014 and showed us a glimpse of USA today's top 10 outdoor music festival in the country.

Southern Tier Actors Read presents a Patriotic Radio Show for Veterans Day

Judy McMahon speaks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about Southern Tier Actors Read and their celebration of Veterans Day -- and some upcoming performances. Directors Judy McMahon and Kate Murray have delved into radio archives to recreate a radio show from World War II, with  a behind- the- scenes look at the production of these radio programs, including specially created sound effects. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1037279.mp3

Photograph courtesy STAR

November 6, 2014 | The King and I; Readers' Theatre of Ithaca; Angelique Kidjo comes to Ithaca

Lorraine Bennett and Andrea Gregori, from EPAC's production of The King and I, talk about this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Chris Nickerson is the one man in the one-man play Wrecks by Neil LaBute coming to Cinemapolis from Readers' Theatre of Ithaca. Chris Kocher gives us some of the highlights of this weekend, and we hear a song by Angelique Kidjo, who is performing at the State Theatre in Ithaca. https://youtu.be/gVoSpBp7DEM

 

 

Cider Mill Playhouse presents "One Slight Hitch"

Ben Williamson talks with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the Cider Mill Playhouse production of Lewis Black's One Slight Hitch.  Black is best known as a stand-up comedian who has described his style of  humor as "being on the Titanic every single day and being the only person who knows what is going to happen." But his play, full of eccentric characters and frenetic situations, is surprisingly gentle. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1037244.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy Cider Mill Playhouse

Binghamton University Theatre presents "A Chorus Line"

Director Elizabeth Mozer and actress Zarina Latypova speak with WSKG's Bill Snyder about the Binghamton University production of A Chorus Line. Mozer explains that casting a college production of show that demands acting and singing in addition to the required dancing is a challenging task, but that the students have met the challenge. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1037232.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy of Binghamton University