Binghamton University Presents a Jazz 'Nutcracker'

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The Binghamton University Theatre Department is presenting a Jazz Nutcracker.  Music of Duke Ellington is part of the fun as the traditional story of the Nutcracker is updated to the 1950s.  Choreographer JoEllen Kuhlman and Matt Pedersen, who dances the title role, talk about the fun of transforming this classic story. http://wskg.org/audio/jazznutmix.mp3

Photo credit: Binghamton University Theatre Department

BU Theatre Presents ‘Bells Are Ringing’

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The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the 1950’s musical ‘Bells Are Ringing’. If you don’t know what an ‘answering service’ is, this musical will explain it with a great score with lyrics by Comden and Green and music by Jule Styne. Director Tommy Iafrate talks about this exuberant musical, and the chore of explaining a world without voice mail to his young cast. http://wskg.org/audio/bellsmix.mp3

 

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BU Theatre Presents 'Bells Are Ringing'

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The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the 1950’s musical ‘Bells Are Ringing’. If you don’t know what an ‘answering service’ is, this musical will explain it with a great score with lyrics by Comden and Green and music by Jule Styne. Director Tommy Iafrate talks about this exuberant musical, and the chore of explaining a world without voice mail to his young cast. http://wskg.org/audio/bellsmix.mp3

 

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Ithaca Ballet Presents ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and ‘Carnival of the Animals’

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The Ithaca Ballet presents a double-bill of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and ‘Carnival of the Animals’ in Lavinia Reid’s choreography. Cindy Reid talks about how these two classics translate onto the stage, and hints at some of the funny aspects of having animals played by humans.  Performances are at the State Theatre of Ithaca. http://wskg.org/audio/peterwolfmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via Skype

 

 

Ithaca Ballet Presents 'Peter and the Wolf' and 'Carnival of the Animals'

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The Ithaca Ballet presents a double-bill of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ and ‘Carnival of the Animals’ in Lavinia Reid’s choreography. Cindy Reid talks about how these two classics translate onto the stage, and hints at some of the funny aspects of having animals played by humans.  Performances are at the State Theatre of Ithaca. http://wskg.org/audio/peterwolfmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Thomas Hawk via Skype

 

 

Vortex Presents ‘I’m in Here’

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center welcomes Vortex, the new dance wing of SRO Productions.  Choreographer Anne Trebilcock and SRO’s Pam Ondrusek talk about forming the new group, and the program, ‘I’m in Here: Women’s Journeys of Hope and Strength Told Through Dance and Song’.  This show will benefit Traci’s Hope, with all proceeds going directly to this organization to fight breast cancer. http://wskg.org/audio/srodancemix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Vortex

Vortex Presents 'I'm in Here'

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The Endicott Performing Arts Center welcomes Vortex, the new dance wing of SRO Productions.  Choreographer Anne Trebilcock and SRO’s Pam Ondrusek talk about forming the new group, and the program, ‘I’m in Here: Women’s Journeys of Hope and Strength Told Through Dance and Song’.  This show will benefit Traci’s Hope, with all proceeds going directly to this organization to fight breast cancer. http://wskg.org/audio/srodancemix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Vortex

Binghamton University Hosts the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

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The Anderson Center on the Binghamton University campus presents the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, performing ‘Play and Play, An Evening of Music and Movement’.  He joins us to talk about his early dance experiences at what was then Harpur College, and with Binghamton’s American Dance Asylum. “Recognized as one of the most innovative forces in the modern dance world, Bill T. Jones returns to his alma mater for a Homecoming weekend performance by his dance company. While attending Binghamton University, Bill T. studied classical ballet and modern dance. Binghamton is also where he started his first dance company in 1973.” http://wskg.org/audio/jonesmix.mp3

 

Photo credit: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company

Miss Angie's Music

WSKG Arts is proud to partner with Ithaca College for a series of Arts & Culture Shorts. This segment profiles Ithaca resident Angie Beeler, who teaches children the joy of music thru her albums and classes. Miss Angie welcomes toddlers and their parents into her classroom/studio and leads them through sing-alongs and early teaching lessons. This segment was produced by students from the Roy H. Park School of Communications. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGpRzPzhfaA

Enter Into Faeryland At The New York Faerie Festival

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Each year, a stretch of land just north of Windsor becomes something more than just your typical New York wilderness. The gates of faerie open up, and humans and the fey mingle for a weekend, celebrating music and art and fairy wings. The New York Faerie Festival is celebrating 8 years this weekend. Co-founder Billy Bardo spoke with Crystal Sarakas about the festival. The New York Faerie Festival opens to the world of faerie Friday through Sunday this weekend.