Ithaca Ballet Presents an Array of Short Ballets at the Hangar Theatre

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Ithaca Ballet, under the direction of Cindy Reid, presents an evening of cutting edge and innovative dance with works by Larry Brantley, Amy O’Brien, Tucker Davis, Kevin Olmstead. J. Locarro and Heather MacNeill, Lena Rose Polzonetti, M. Matteer and Anna Nolan Wheatley along with a wide variety of music.  Cindy Reid tells us what to expect. http://wskg.org/audio/0131ithacaballet.mp3

 

Photo credit: Johann Studier via Ithaca Ballet

Calling all Classroom Changemakers: Are You a PBS Digital Innovator?

PBS Digital Innovators set the bar for thoughtful tech integration in the classroom. These pre-K-12 educators are not defined by the gadgets they use, but by the unique way they approach education. Their bold and enthusiastic perspective sets them apart as changemakers, and unlocks new worlds for their students. 

What is the PBS Digital Innovator Program? The PBS Digital Innovator program brings together a community of K-12 educators, who are thought-leaders and classroom changemakers, for ongoing professional development and opportunities to share strategies, empower peers and inspire students. Professional Development Opportunity
The PBS Digital Innovator program is a professional development opportunity for highly engaged, changemaker K-12 educators whose innovative use of technology and media create exciting learning experiences for their students.

'Modernist Masters' are on Display at the Rockwell Museum

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The Rockwell Museum in Corning is presenting ‘Modernist Masters, Contemporary Icons’.  On loan from the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, ‘Modernist Masters’ includes works by artists including Grant Wood, Alexander Calder, Thomas Hart-Benton, Fritz Scholder, John Marin, Andy Warhol, and John Sloan. Kirsty Buchanan and Willa Vogel talk about the many treasures in the collection and some of the activities around the exhibit, which is on display through April 23.  

 

Photo credit: Andy Warhol, Sam, c. 1954. Ink on paper. Collection of the Old Jail Art Center, Albany TX.

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Elmira Hopes $10M Will Draw Millenials, Established Businesses

ELMIRA (WSKG) – As Elmira plans out how to spend $10 million to revitalize its downtown, the city is looking for some life. There doesn’t seem to be much in the area. A symbol of Elmira’s downtown revitalization might be the Lake Street Bridge. The bridge is currently closed to all traffic: pedestrians, cars, everybody. But those in charge of the revitalization want to change that.

Chords of Memory | Coming Soon

Chords of Memory is a web series from WSKG that combines historic photographs with local musical talent. In each episode, a local artist provides the musical backdrop to a showcase of hand-selected images from various photographic archives. Each piece is intimate and performed acoustically, and many of the photographs shown are preserved at historical societies across our region. Look for more videos coming soon! https://youtu.be/aPz-gv-lfjo

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Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer Perform at Cornell

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The Cornell Concert Series presents bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer in concert on Friday, February 3 at 8pm in Bailey Hall on the Cornell campus.  We hear from Christian McBride about his family connections to the double bass and the unusual circumstances that led to this unique pairing. http://wskg.org/audio/mcbride.mp3

 

Photo credit: Cornell Concert Series

 

 

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Oneonta Considers Its Identity As Plans For $10M Revitalization Solidify

ONEONTA  (WSKG) – Oneonta is trying to revitalize its downtown. They’re using state money to do it. Community leaders and residents are figuring out what makes Oneonta, Oneonta. On a winter evening on Main Street, Joe Ficano readjusts the canvas tote bag on his shoulder that reads “Shop Small.” He’s an outgoing guy and sits on common council. He moved to the city 20 years ago when his wife got a job teaching economics at Hartwick College.

Search for the Super Battery

Search for the Super Battery airs on WSKG-TV on February 1, 2017 at 9pm

We live in an age when technological innovation is soaring. But for all the satisfying speed with which our gadgets improve, many of them share a frustrating weakness: the batteries remain finicky, bulky, expensive, toxic and maddeningly short-lived. But the quest is on for a “super battery,” and the stakes in this hunt are much higher than the phone in your pocket. With climate change looming, electric cars and renewable energy sources like wind and solar power could hold keys to a greener future if we can engineer the perfect battery. David Pogue explores the hidden world of energy storage, from the power (and danger) of the lithium-ion batteries we use today, to the bold innovations that could one day charge our world. What does the future of batteries mean for our gadgets, our lives and our planet? Might the lowly battery be the breakthrough technology that changes everything?

Peg Meets Cat/The Valentine's Day Problem

It’s the season to celebrate love and Peg + Cat gets into the spirit with these new episodes! In ‘Peg Meets Cat’, Baby Peg is desperate to tell Mom she wants that stray kitty for her pet and problem-solving partner, but she can only point and say “TWO!” Primary Content: Counting to 30 by 5s Secondary Content: More and less. In ‘The Valentine’s Day Problem’ Peg and Cat scramble to make enough valentines for all their party guests and a pair of surprise visitors. Primary Content: Counting by 2s Secondary Content: 2D and 3D shapes, symmetry.