“It’s definitely a perfect storm with the increased need, stores starting to close, and the donations potentially being fewer, which is why we’re really extending this campaign.”
“It’s definitely a perfect storm with the increased need, stores starting to close, and the donations potentially being fewer, which is why we’re really extending this campaign.”
“There’s only one person for this crime, and so, there is nothing that a person says or does or anything that puts them to blame.”
“If you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not going to tell you, you can’t take your child to the neighborhood. I’m not going to do that.”
“Zero revenue, 100% bills.”
“We had a great fair planned, a really great fair. Great music. Changing things up again programmatically, we were doing everything we could to keep drawing numbers.”
Under state guidelines released last week, ticketed live music is not permitted inside bars, restaurants and clubs.
The Safe & Sound fundraiser, held Saturday in Southampton, drew rebukes after video emerged showing audience members dancing close together. Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted, “I am appalled.”
“This is not about anything evil. This is about unity. And we want to make sure that we don’t have the city of Syracuse in 2020 to make a horrible, irretrievable, irreparable mistake.”
Directo Beth Harris joins us to explain how they accomplished this,
During their most recent online session, participants made art while talking about racism and the Black Lives Matter movement.
“Those expenses still continue whether or not there are people here.”
“This year we’re going to have to cancel it. That makes me personally, very unhappy, but that is where we are.”
Hear Waterloo, NY native Lindsay Kate Brown sing from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera
“Scheduling bathroom breaks for little kids seems kind of crazy, but it’s just something we have to do to keep them safe.”
WSKG Classical will broadcast a concert by the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
“We were all facing the fact that when we reopen, we have to figure out how to social distance in one of the most intimate settings there is: taking care of a customer.”
“Our white accomplices understand abolition. They worked with us on abolition and we need them to get back into that mindset.”
“We need to be critical, even for things we can see with our own eyes. We need to relearn not to trust everything
Those people who “ignore Christopher Columbus’ role in giving the green light to centuries of racism and dehumanizing of Indigenous peoples must be called to task.”
Know Theatre has brought back radio plays in the form of podcasts
New York’s Public Theater is heading in a new direction with a star-studded, free, one-night-only virtual gala performance.
The unofficial start of summer, on May 25, the earliest the holiday could arrive, and delivers Labor Day, the marker of the season’s conclusion, as late as possible, on Sept. 7.
Augusto Diemecke and Christine Lowe-Diemecke perform on the OSFL Facebook page.
Live audiences help comics get exposure and work out new material. Colin Quinn says virtual platforms don’t replicate “the tension” of being in front of a room full of strangers.
Well-known artists and designers are taking over billboards (donated gratis) to brighten the landscape in an emptier-than-usual Times Square. One work simply reads: “Hopefully no one will see this.”
A native of Waterloo, NY, mezzo-soprano Lindsay Kate Brown was one of nine finalists in the Grand Finals Concert, out of thousands of singers from around the world. She talks to us by phone from Houston, where she is with the Houston Grand Opera, about the process, and about a dizzying week when she sang in the Metropolitan Opera Grand Finals Concert, and won another competition just two days before.
Photo credit: Kristin Hoebermann
“This more than anything else in our lifetimes, I’d say, is going to bring us all together because we’re all in the same boat.”
The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble presents ‘Passages’
The Civic Ensemble is bringing back ‘Streets Like This’.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the musical ‘Sweet Charity’
The Southern Tier Singers Collective performs music from a 16th Century manuscript.
Two days after Ronan Farrow announced he “can’t work with” Hachette Book Group after its acquisition of his father’s memoir, employees of the publishing house walked out in protest as well.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra presents ‘Pivotal Pieces’, a program of major works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Strauss, and Felix Mendelssohn.
Clarinetist Timothy Perry joins us to talk about ‘Notes from the Margins’
Bob George’s archive is an independent operation whose supporters have included David Bowie and Keith Richards. Now it’s being forced to move due to rising rents in Manhattan.
The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present ‘Spamalot’
Starting this year, it will cost $5 to get into the fair, down from the $10 price that’s been in place since 2005.
The Ithaca Ballet presents ‘Winter Dance 2020 in the Hangar Theatre.
The Cooperative Gallery 213 celebrates 20 years with a retrospective exhibit.
A Soldier’s Play tells the story of a murder in an African American unit of the U.S. Army after World War II. It premiered in 1981 and soon after won a Pulitzer Prize. Now, it’s finally on Broadway.
Carla Del Villaggio is bringing her ‘Simply Streisand’ program to the Broome County Forum
The New York Philharmonic has commissioned 19 women to create new works to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment. It’s called Project 19.
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra continues its journey through Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphonies
‘Songs for a New World’ is more than a revue, and certainly not a musical play, but each song is a story in itself.
‘Arts Adventure’ is a collaborative effort by the Roberson Museum and Science Center, the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Tri-Cities Opera, and the Goodwill Theatre
Know Theatre in Binghamton presents the dark comedy ‘Killer Joe’
The historic Phelps Mansion in Binghamton becomes the set for an immersive production of Shakespeare’s sprawling tragedy ‘Hamlet’. Director and actor Chris Nickerson joins us to talk about this condensed version of the play, and how the Phelps Mansion provides a set that could never be replicated on stage.
Photo credit: Nathan Butler
There will be new features. Organizers envision sensory friendly days. They may program a health care worker or school employee day.
SRO Productions presents ‘Matilda: the Musical’ at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage
“It’s a hard topic and it’s a simple topic all at the same time.”
The Cherry Arts presents ‘Apple:Tree’, a ‘rolling cabaret.’
The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble presents their Winter Concert
“The books on this list have transcended generations and, much like the Library itself, are as relevant today as they were when they first arrived,” the library’s president said.
The WFM Festival Orchestra is a new ensemble, formed especially to celebrate New Year’s Day.
Robert Huot’s art is receiving a retrospective exhibit at the Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute
For thirty-seven years the Downtown Singers have been presenting George Frederic Handel’s ‘Messiah’.
NYS Baroque performs ‘Baroque Noel’ directed by noted lutenist Paul Odette.
The Ithaca Community Orchestra presents its fall concert, ‘Classic Meets Jazz’
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents its Holiday Concert
The Opera Workshop of the Binghamton University Music Department presents Engelbert Humperdinck’s ‘Hansel and Gretel’
The Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season opens with Philip Glass’ ‘Akhnaten.’
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton gives two performances of Lessons and Carols for Christmas.
The Roberson Museum and Science Center, annual ‘Home for the Holidays’ is now on display.
Pianist Shai Wosner is soloist in this weekend’s concert by the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
VOICES Multicultural Chorus presents their Fall Concert ‘We Can Be Kind: Joy and Inspiration in Song’ https://acithaca.org/groups/voices/on Sunday, December 7 at 4pm in Ithaca’s First Baptist Church. Artistic Director Lorrene Adams joins us to talk about finding uplifting music to inspire the audience, and the inspiration she finds in leading the ensemble.
Photo credit: Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca
Binghamton’s Know Theatre presents its 16th Annual Playwrights and Artists Festival.
The Binghamton University Music Department welcomes The Fifth House Ensemble
The Catskill Symphony Orchestra welcomes Maciej Zoltowski, the third Music Director candidate.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents the Ahrens and Flaherty musical ‘A Man of No Importance’.
The Corning Civic Music Association welcomes the Vera Quartet.
The next Binghamton Philharmonic concert features music with a jazz inflection.
Glimmerglass Film Days return to Cooperstown with a host of films that have been nominated for awards.
There are now 71 toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester, which is the only collections-based museum anywhere devoted solely to studying play.
Tri-Cities Opera presents ‘We Shall Find Peace: A Tribute to the Armed Forces’ to commemorate Veteran’s Day.
The Oneonta Concert Association welcomes two Oneonta resident to their music series. We hear from flutist Ana Laura Gonzalez about the concert which blends classical repertoire with music from Latin American and from the Philippines, the birthplace of her collaborative pianist Fideliz Campbell.
Photo credit: Oneonta Concert Association
SRO Productions presents William Finn and James Lapine’s musical ‘Falsettos’.
The Southern Tier Singers Collective presents a concert for All Souls’ Day.
As part of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Beethoven Project, Theatre Street Productions presents ‘Beethoven at the Phelps Mansion.’
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton honors the centennial of women’s suffrage with a concert of music by women composers.
Suvero’s acclaimed sculptures are in public spaces all over the world and in the collections of major museums. The sculptor recently installed his largest work at the Storm King Arts Center in the Hudson Valley.
The Binghamton Chapter of the American Guild of Organists welcomes organist Bryan Dunnewald.
Tri-Cities Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’
The story of the Russian witch ‘Baba Yaga’ is told in dance in Elmira and Binghamton.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents Sarah DeLappe’s award-winning play ‘The Wolves’.
The Friends of Music of Stamford, New York welcome violinist Rachel Lee Priday and pianist Marija Stroke.
Kitchen Theatre presents Carla Ching’s play ‘The Two Kids That Blow S*** Up.’
Ti-Ahwaga Community Theatre presents Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical ‘Bright Star’.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes pairs music with art in a concert on September 28.
The opera star, who has been accused by 20 women, was scheduled to perform Verdi’s Macbeth starting on Wednesday night. In an email, he told Met staffers that he will never perform there again.
Southern Tier Actors Read perform ‘Mastergate.’
The 12 finalists are: Care Bears, the coloring book, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone, and the top.
The Friends of Music of Stamford welcome Pegasus: the Orchestra for ‘Americana’.
Know Theatre presents the 1965 musical ‘Man of La Mancha’.
Fashion Week is underway in New York, which means you can count on seeing models navigating runways while wearing high heels. But have the days of women choosing the towering shoes over?
Flutist Jeanne Sperber presents ‘Woods and Winds’ at Casadesus Recital Hall.
The LUMA Projection Arts Festival returns to Binghamton this weekend.
The Catskill Symphony Orchestra opens its season with the first of it Music Director candidates, Silas Huff.
The Cider Mill Stage is host to the play-with-music ‘End of the Rainbow’ by Peter Quilter.
The Binghamton University Art Museum presents a new exhibit: “not but nothing other”
Jazz singer Julian Fleisher is presenting three performances at Franklin Stage
The New York State Fair opens its gates for a 13-day run today, with more than a million visitors expected to descend on the Syracuse fairgrounds.
The festival was supposed to feature artists like Jay-Z, John Fogerty and Miley Cyrus, but instead it was plagued by lawsuits, mismanagement and missed deadlines.
Fifty years later, the site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair is on the National Register of Historic Places. For some who were there, it’s a place of pilgrimage and memories.
The Metropolitan Opera suspended, and then fired, Levine after several men came forward with accusations that the conductor had sexually abused them.
Nobel Laureate and novelist Toni Morrison is being remembered on Cornell’s campus as a graduate and a professor. Morrison died earlier this week at the age of 88.
Artists and architects from across can create a proposal for a memorial honoring the victims of Hurricane Maria.
Franklin Stage Company presents the play with music ‘Billy Bishop Goes to War’.
The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000.
After a series of logistical and financial setbacks, the planned three-day festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original Woodstock Music & Art Fair has been canceled by its organizers.
The winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards, Prince left a major impact on American musical theater. Among his shows: Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and The Phantom of the Opera. He was 91.
Twenty years ago the CD ‘Opera Cowpokes’ was released.
Blues guitarist and singer Rory Block will perform in September
Jeff Gural thinks Woodstock would have boosted “sleepy-little” Vernon, NY and criticizes state politicians for restrictions on sports betting
“Going along and learning the history, you never realize the extent of it. I didn’t know there was different canals done along the way, I thought it was just the one.”
The festival is without a home less than a month before the scheduled start
The Summer Savoyards present Gilbert and Sullivan’s tragi-comic masterpiece, ‘The Yeomen of the Guard.’
Opening with a concert by a gamelan ensemble, Music at Fishs Eddy continues with music for guitar and harpsichord. Artistic Director Joyce Lindorff talks about the history of the festival, and about its venue, the Old Pioneer Church.
Photo credit: Music at Fishs Eddy
Leslie Noble and Patricia Buckley join us to talk about the upcoming Franklin Stage Company season
This is the second site to reject festival
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. said he was pleased with the decision, citing “inadequate planning and a dangerously truncated timeframe.”
Spare Productions presents two shows this summer in two very different venues
A sculpture grows in Brooklyn.
Officials in the town of Vernon say the application is too late and incomplete.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension presents its second year of ‘Much Ado in the Garden’.
The novelist and poet Sinan Antoon, raised in Iraq and now living in New York, returned home following the 2003 U.S. occupation. That experience inspired his new work of fiction.
The Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania now belong to a list that includes Machu Picchu and the pyramids of Egypt.
Chenango River Theatre presents the premiere of a new comedy, ‘Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help’ by Katie Forgette.
After plans to hold Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen this summer fell through, a smaller festival could be held at a central New York harness track and casino.
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and his quartet performs on Wednesday at Atomic Tom’s in Binghamton.
A group of women calling themselves the Catskilled Crafters took apart hundreds of donated neckties to make fabric art exploring their relationships with their fathers and the men in their lives.
Nancy Bass Wyden, the Strand’s owner, is protesting New York City’s decision to preserve the bookstore as a historic city landmark. She thinks the move will hurt, not help her business.
This week, Watkins Glen Internationalsaid it would not host Woodstock 50, though the racetrack wouldn’t comment further.
There’s something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.
There’s a feeling of resignation around Schuyler County after Watkins Glen International said it would not host Woodstock 50.
Know Theatre ends its season with ‘The Dumbwaiter’ by Harold Pinter and ‘The Zoo Story’ by Edward Albee.
Thinking about planning a trip this summer, but not sure where to go? Here’s a list of recommendations.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival welcomes marimbist Ian Rosenbaum in a duet recital with flutist and artistic director Linda Chesis.
Julie Satow’s book reads like the biography of a distant relative as much as the history of a landmark building; the author argues that no other building so directly reflects the city itself.
The Cantata Singers of Elmira present “Love and Music Continue to Bloom”
Kitchen Theatre closes its season with Nina Raine’s play ‘Tribes”.
‘Galumpha Gang’ is a camp for kids to encourage creativity.
The Downtown Singers of Binghamton present ‘A Concert of Hope and Peace’ featuring music by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Sir Edward Elgar, and Sir Michael Tippett.
“When I was playing, you feel it when you’re playing, when you’re there, the fact that it’s 30,000 people, never give it a thought, but everything just quieted down just like somebody put a blanket on the place and they all listened.”
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton presents ‘A Moses Hogan Celebration’ in Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, featuring countertenor Derek Lee Ragin.
The promoters of a 50th anniversary Woodstock festival can still attempt to put on their event in August, though they face a steep uphill battle for financing and permits.
A judge has ruled that Woodstock 50 isn’t technically cancelled, but organizers must go forward without disputed funding.
The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival is presenting Conversations: Music for Oboe, Flute and Strings on Saturday, May 18 in Cooperstown’s Christ Episcopal Church.
The Geneva Music Festival opens on May 24 and goes through June 16th in various venues in and around Geneva.
Festival organizers are suing their former financial partner Dentsu Aegis. They say the company is sabotaging the concert that was supposed to be in Watkins Glen this August.
The Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra presents ‘A Night at the Ballet’
The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers join with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra for a concert
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes performs ‘A Tribute to Mothers’ in the Clemens Center in Elmira.
Using personal papers, telegrams, biographies, unpublished interviews and letters, author Brian Jay Jones gives readers a comprehensive view of the complex, multifaceted creator who became a giant.
Tri-Cities Opera presents this year’s ‘Bravo Broadway’ with ‘Even Stephens’.
The Binghamton Community Orchestra presents ‘Danubian Delights’.
Ensemble Concord presents a matinee concert in the Kilmer Mansion of Temple Concord.
“It doesn’t mean that the older games don’t hold up, they absolutely do. Every game up there you could play right now, and still have a ton of fun with.”
Local leaders are reacting after this week’s announcement that effectively cancelled Woodstock 50.
Southern Tier Actors Read presents a staged reading of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘A Doll’s House.’
The VOICES Multicultural Chorus present ‘Exploring Ithaca’s Heritage Through Song’.
The Dentsu Aegis Network, which had been funding the ambitious, three-day 50th anniversary music festival with headliners including Jay-Z and Santana, says that the August event will not happen.
Tickets were set to go on sale Monday. Last week, Billboard reported that wouldn’t happen.
Judges sought to support the media “even if some wrongly degrade [it] as the enemy of the very democracy it serves.” Honors went to The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., Florida’s Sun-Sentinel and others.
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton and the choir of Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church join forces to perform J.S. Bach “Passion According to St. John.”
Know Theatre presents David Harrower’s drama ‘Blackbird’. Director Tim Gleason joins us to talk about this highlight of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival that quickly made it to Broadway and then to film, and the emotional impact of recreating such an intense drama.
Photo credit: Know Theatre
The Cantata Singers present ‘The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass’ in Watkins Glen.
New York City’s year-old Color Factory is a museum of sorts. But patrons quickly realize it isn’t your typical museum experience.
“For every dollar that New York State expends on this particular credit, it gets back a dollar and 15 cents.”
Ithaca Ballet presents a ballet version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with music by Felix Mendelssohn.
Binghamton University’s Opera Ensemble is presenting Henry Purcell’s opera ‘Dido and Aeneas’.
The Binghamton University Art Museum presents its Spring Exhibition, ‘Seymour Chwast: Works of War.’
Ukrainian elections have also been turbulent, rife with voter intimidation and even claims by then-president Viktor Yushchenko in 2004 that he had been deliberately poisoned.
Fab Arts presents John Patrick Shanley’s play ‘Outside Mullingar’ at the Cider Mill Stage.
“This is a treasure trove of original material, direct from the pen of one of comedy’s most important and resounding voices,”
The Summer Savoyards present Oscar Wilde’s comedy ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ in the Annex of the Bundy Museum in Binghamton.
Hartwick College presents Alina Troyano in her one-woman show ‘Milk of Amnesia’.
For one year, New York-based photographer Shuran Huang followed the Collins family to church, baseball fields and their family-run barbershop.
The Phelps Mansion Museum welcomes John Covelli to its Ballroom for a recital.
The Cayuga Chamber Orchestra performs this weekend in Ford Hall on the Ithaca College campus.
A downstate built custom motorcycle meant to support a project to bring a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Western New York permanently was unveiled in a nationally-televised broadcast
For its next concert, the Oneonta Concert Association presents Project Trio.
Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present Neil Simon’s comedy ‘Plaza Suite’.
The Binghamton University Theatre Department presents Kirsten Greenidge’s play ‘Baltimore’. Director Godfrey Simmons joins us to talk about this drama that explores the fallout of a racial incident on a college campus that prides itself on having gotten “past racism”.
The Kitchen Theatre presents ‘The Royale’ by Marco Ramirez.
André Previn died Thursday morning in Manhattan. He was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras.
‘Gems Rediscovered’ is a concert of works for orchestra that were lost for a time. Binghamton University Orchestra conductor and music director Timothy Perry joins us to talk about the re-discovery and performance of music by Franz Schubert and Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf, and tells the remarkable story of composer Florence Price.
Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department
African-Americans currently make up less than two percent of larger orchestra members in the United States. This lack of representation is a struggle for many groups, including the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the crowded field of late-night talk show hosts, the comedy duo of Desus and Mero are unlike any other, with an irreverent comedy style anchored in their Bronx upbringing.
It’s official. The legendary show of Binghmaton’s hometown hero, Rod Serling, is getting a reboot.
Binghamton natives Everett and Nick De Morier no longer live in the area, but Everett has found subject matter there for two of his books. They join us to talk about their documentary ‘Binghamton: Valley of Creativity’
Southern Tier Actors Read presents George Bernard Shaw’s ‘The Devil’s Disciple’ in the Phelps Mansion Museum ballroom.
Rebekka Kircheldorf’s play ‘Testosterone’ receives its first English-language performance in Ithaca
WSKG’s Andrew Pioch and Al Williams of Classical Pianists of the Future join us to talk about the two-part retrospective of six years of Expressions programs hosted by Ithaca College piano student Alexei Aceto, who also play some new pieces.
Photo credit: WSKG
It’s the 15th time a wire fox terrier has won the top prize. “As good as it gets,” the best in show judge said.
The Hartwick College Theatre Department presents Owen Sheers’ play ‘Pink Mist’
The Munson-Proctor-Williams Art Institute Museum of Art presents a retrospective of 40 years of photography by Norwich-born photographer Tommy Brown.
The Southern Tier Singers’ Collective perform ‘O Vos Omnes: Music of Repentence and Redemption’.
Mark Twain really had a music box, but what music it played is a mystery. ‘
The Hanford Mills Museum presents its annual Ice Harvest Festival.
Kitchen Theatre presents Jen Silverman’s play ‘The Roommate’.
The Fab Arts Company presents the Tony Award winning play ‘The God of Carnage’ at the Cider Mill Stage.
The founding members of the roots music band, Donna the Buffalo, Tara Nevins and Jeb Puryear, stopped by to talk about their new album ‘Dance in the Street’, the craft of songwriting, and touring. They perform Friday, January 25 at 10pm in Ransom Steele Tavern in Apalachin.
Photo credit: Donna the Buffalo
President and CEO Greg Catlin joins us to talk about the changes coming to WSKG and WSQX Radio. WSKG will air more news and discussion and WSQX becomes WSKG Classical.
When their 13-year-old brother (Case Walker) becomes a YouTube star, directionless New Yorkers Brooke (Heléne Yorke) and Cary (Drew Tarver) reluctantly find themselves drawn into his entourage.
The Lithuanian-born director, poet, archivist and critic, who died Wednesday, not only made dozens of experimental films — he helped carve a place for countless other filmmakers to do the same.
SRO Productions presents the ABBA musical ‘Mamma Mia’ at the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage. Stage and Music Director Scott Fisher and Assistant Director and member of the ensemble Andrew Simek join us to talk about producing this lavish and fun-filled musical in an intimate space.
Photo credit: SRO Productions
The Memory Maker Project is presenting ‘Cocoa and Canvas’ on January 26, 2019 from 6pm-9pm in Atomic Tom’s, 196 State Street in Binghamton.
“Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline,” is an exhibit at Cornell University chronicling the ways women have used fashion throughout history to collectively uplift themselves.
The Cantata Singers of Elmira have been invited to be among an international array of choral group performing ‘The Music of Karl Jenkins: 75th Birthday Celebration’ in Carnegie Hall.
In 2016, Maggie Rogers was attending class at New York University when super producer Pharrell sat in on a master class to critique the students’ work. Pharrell was blown away by Rogers’ song “Alaska.”
Half Light Theatre presents ‘Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe’ at the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton and the 1890 House in Cortland.
The Ithaca Community Chorus and Chamber Singers perform Requiems by Gabriel Faure and Maurice Durufle. Conductor Gerald Wolfe joins us to talk about the similarities and differences between this two works, written 50 years apart.
Photo credit: Affiliated Choruses of Ithaca
Will peace, love and music be back? One of the original organizers of the iconic 1969 event is putting together a new three-day festival, which will take place in August in upstate New York.
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, a screenwriter and hip-hop editor, says that Marvel comics gave him a common language with other kids after his family moved from Guyana to Brooklyn, New York, in the 1980s.
Tenor Tony Villecco and pianist Barbara Garges present ‘Sing: 10; Dance: 3’ in the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center.
In the 1990s, pirate radio station WBAD started playing hip-hop music without bleeping it like commercial radio. But even if it was playing church music, the FCC still would have come after them.
Pianist John Covelli presents his annual tradition of a New Year’s Eve concert. He joins us to talk about this year’s concert, ‘Memories.”
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ITHACA, NY (WSKG) – 2018 is almost over and 2019 is on its way in. Around Ithaca, people are looking to make some changes. Inside a health club, people are signing up for new memberships to start the new year. Nearby others are pushing and pulling on weight machines. “I’m most looking forward to great self care,” said Christine Cummings.
The New York City Council voted last week to honor hip-hop greats the Notorious B.I.G. and Wu-Tang Clan with streets named after them. LeRoy McCarthy, who led the effort, says it’s long overdue.
Jackie Hoffman grew up speaking what her mother called “kitchen Yiddish” — a few words here and there. Now, she’s dusting off the mama-loshen (mother tongue) for a production of the 1964 musical.
Tom Stoppard’s masterful comic romance plays out in two centuries at once, tripping lightly through subjects as diverse as sex and landscape gardening, academic ambition and the Second Law of Thermodynamics. A much-anticipated Broadway revival opens March 17.
The Holland Tunnel became the subject of a fervent petition to change which letters its holiday decorations should adorn. In what could be called a Christmas miracle, the Port Authority listened.
Rochester Police are investigating damage done to one of the 13 statues of Frederick Douglass that have been placed around the city. Police say that early Sunday morning, shortly after midnight, officers responded to the area near 1 Tracy Street, which is near Alexander St., for the report of males trying to steal a statue.
Tom Barbash’s new novel is set in the famed Manhattan apartment house where Lennon spent the last year of his life — and where, in this telling, he befriends a washed-up talk show host and his son.
Director Barry Jenkins follows up Moonlight with this exquisite film adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel about the clash between love and racial injustice.
The Binghamton Downtown Singers present their annual performance of George Frederic Handel’s ‘Messiah’.
The Cleveland Orchestra announced on Wednesday afternoon that it has fired concertmaster William Preucil and principal trombonist Massimo La Rosa for multiple alleged incidents of sexual misconduct.
Hangar Theatre is presenting Aoise Stratford’s dramatic adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’.
“We set out to correct a glaring inequity in our public spaces,” said Chirlane McCray, the first lady of New York City. A number of cities are taking steps to honor women with statues and public art.
The classic film about zombies — the Night of the Living Dead — has been restored by the Museum of Modern Art and is being screened around the world in it’s 50th anniversary year.
After a hiatus of several years, John Bielenberg’s beloved adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ has returned to the Cider Mill Stage.
The VOICES Multicultural Chorus presents ‘Big Bands and Ballads: Swing Through the Season’ on December 8.
The Stamford Friends of Music welcome the Iceberg String Quartet for a concert of Beethoven, Webern, and Debussy.
The Ithaca Community Orchestra presents a concert comparing Ludwig van Beethoven’s music with that of his composition teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn.
Fearless Girl appeared across from the Charging Bull on the eve of International Women’s Day in 2017. It has now been removed and will be placed in front of the New York Stock Exchange.
Binghamton University’s Theatre Department performs a ‘Jazz Nutcracker’.
The event could give the U.S. its first champion since Bobby Fischer took the crown in 1972. New York native Fabiano Caruana will play world champion Magnus Carlsen.
The New York band’s new video for “The Closing Door” tells a sunny coming-of-age story.
Singer-songwriter-satirist Randy Rainbow — yes, that’s his real name — has built a fervent fan base by churning out parody videos on politics and current events.
The Binghamton University Orchestra presents ‘Very Varied Variations’, a concert of music by Brahms, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky.
Kitchen Theatre presents Lisa Kron’s autobiographical mono-drama ‘2.5 Minute Ride’.
Johnson City High School graduate, singer/songwriter Zarni Devette performs this weekend at Atomic Tom’s on State Street in Binghamton.
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton presents their annual concert of Lessons and Carols for Christmas.
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SRO Productions III presents Maury Yeston’s ‘Titanic: the Musical’ in the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage.
Now, 46 years after it was shot, the Amazing Grace movie was finally shown in public for the first time Monday, with initial screenings in New York City and more on the way nationwide.
Lee gave us over six decades’ worth of superheroes we could identify with, characters like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, who reacted to superpowered crises in believably flawed, human ways.
The Binghamton Baroque Orchestra presents ‘Baroque Overtures and Arias’.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Magic 8 Ball, Uno and pinball have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong.
The Binghamton University Orchestra presents ‘All About Autumn”, with STMTA Youth Soloist Sophia Klin
Harp-guitarist Muriel Anderson performs a multi-media concert at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda.
The play follows an essayist who pens what he thinks is one of his greatest stories, only to be met by the scrutiny of a zealous young fact checker, who writes him 90 pages of corrections.
Author, teacher, storyteller and spiritual activist, Stephen Jenkinsen is joining with
Canadian musician and songwriter, Gregory Hoskins and his band for a 35-city North
American Tour of ‘Nights of Grief and Mystery’. The Ithaca presentation will be on Thursday, November 1st 7pm-9:30pm at the Hangar Theatre. Juan Lube, one of the people coordinating the even joins us by phone.
Photo credit: Orphan Wisdom
It’s hard to remember a world before Harry Potter. But it’s been 20 years since readers in the U.S. were first introduced to the boy wizard, whose story has captivated audiences since.
After a move to New York in the late ’60s, the clear-toned Fortune became a versatile fixture on the broad landscape of modern jazz.
The Binghamton University Music Department presents a recital by baritone Thomas Goodheart and bass-baritone Kenneth Shaw.
The Corning-Painted Post Civic Music Association presents cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han
The Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York presents its Fall Festival this weekend
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents the next concert of its Musicians’ Choice Series, as a septet organized by violinist Avner Finberg performs Stravinsky’s ‘Soldier’s Tale’. He tells us about that work, as well as about the premiere of his composition ‘The Miracle of Hanukkah’ coming up on December 9.
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The print, called Edmond de Belamy, is a blurry depiction of what could be a “a man of the church” floating within a gilt frame. In place of the artist’s signature is a math equation.
The Southern Tier Singers’ Collective is a new ensemble comprised of choral musicians from across the region. They present their premiere concert with music of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Francesco Soriano, and Tomas Luis de Victoria. Conductor William Culverhouse joins us to talk about the program and the ensemble.
Photo credit: Binghamton University Music Department
Glenn Close returns to the New York stage to portray a 15th-century peasant woman with a remarkable adolescent daughter she loves — and can’t protect.
The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton presents ‘Words and Music’ at United Presbyterian Church on Chenango Street in downtown Binghamton.
For Simone Ochrym, the moment of recovery that interests her the most, is the turning point. That’s the focus of her new series, Chasing Nirvana Clean. It’s a series of essays and photographic portraits chronicling people’s battles with opioid addiction.
Choreographers Anne Trebilcock and Marissa Subic join us to talk about creating a dance show that addresses the issues of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump on Thursday. The legislation updates the way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated in the digital age.
In the 1990s, pirate radio station WBAD started playing hip-hop music in New York without bleeping it like commercial radio. But even if it was playing church music, the FCC still would have come after them.
Sam Goodyear speaks with soprano Kasia Borowiec and tenor Jordan Schreiner from Tri-Cities Opera’s production of ‘Madama Butterfly’
Binghamton area native Sherrie Maricle brings her band 5 Play to the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage for two performances
Studio 271 Productions along with Identity Youth Center are performing the award winning play; “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project. With a cast of almost thirty performers this production shows the life of the residents of Laramie Wyoming during the aftermath of the murder of Matthew Shepard.
The photos avoid war, destruction and poverty — and instead focus on the beauty and resilience of people who leave home in search of a better life.
Clocktower Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown’s ‘The Last Five Years’ in the Cider Mill Stage.
For years, Wigstock was a staple of New York City’s drag scene. And after a 17-year hiatus and a boom in drag’s popularity, the outdoor festival returned.
Fifty years ago this month, a Buffalo radio station paid tribute to one of the medium’s most legendary on-air dramas, a recreation of H.G. Wells’ novel War of the Worlds.
Watch Caleb Teicher tap his way through Bach’s Goldberg Variations with pianist Conrad Tao at the Steinway factory in New York.
Artists in Susquehanna County offer their annual Artists’ Tour throughout the county with a variety of media on display.
A photo of three pioneering women doctors has been circulating in social media — but they’re not wearing white lab coats. They’re wearing culturally significant dress and they represent the first women doctors from their countries, back in the 1800s.
The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players present the Terence McNally/David Yazbek musical ‘The Full Monty’. Director James Osborne joins us to talk about this Americanized musical version of the British film about how a group of unemployed steel workers get back their self-esteem and reconnect with their families with an unusual solution.
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The Binghamton Philharmonic presents music of Bedrich Smetana, Christopher Theofanidis, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Ilya Vett, 47, said he was printing the gun for his brother who has a firearms license, according to police. Vett has been charged with attempted criminal possession of a firearm.
The nonprofit located in Brooklyn functions as performance space, record label and artist incubator. Despite its small size, it has a foundation with a $450,000 fund to develop new work.
The Cherry Artspace in Ithaca presents a new translation of French playwright Frederic Sonntag’s ‘George Kaplan’.
Jazz pianist and vocalist Dena DeRose returns to Binghamton for a concert at Atomic Tom’s
After a five-month investigation, the New York City orchestra took action against oboist Liang Wang and trumpeter Matthew Muckey over unspecified misconduct.
The Binghamton University Music Department presents pianist Joel Harder and baritone Tobias Greenhalgh in a performance of Franz Schubert’s song cycle ‘Die Winterreise’ — ‘The Winter Journey’.
The Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes presents an all-Mozart concert to open its season.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The National Toy Hall of Fame here in Rochester has announced the 12 finalists for this year’s induction.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The Rochester Chamber Orchestra recently filed its papers to dissolve the organization.
Know Theatre of Binghamton presents Yazmina Reza’s comedy ‘Art’, the story of what may be a great painting, or not, and the difference of opinion two friends have about it.
Canadian-American cellist Britton Riley joins us to talk about Chamber Music at New Park, which includes two concerts at the New Park Retreat Center and one at the Trumansburg Conservatory.
Written with more enthusiasm than literary panache, New York fashion photographer Bill Cunningham’s memoir, discovered after his death, is a charming ode to being true to oneself.
One of the many events that make up the LUMA Festival in downtown Binghamton is a performance of ‘Music from the Future’ by theramin player Eric Ross.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – 2018 was another record-breaking year for the New York State Fair near Syracuse. 1,279,010 people visited the Fair this year, smashing last year’s record by 10 percent.
The Franklin Stage Company has brought back Stephan Wolfert in his one-man show ‘Cry Havoc’ which tells his own story through his words and the words of Shakespeare.
Among the most prolific and influential choreographers of 20th century movement, his movements were often inspired by everyday people doing everyday things. He died Wednesday at age 88.
Opera Ithaca presents Ambroise Thomas’ opera version of Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Hamlet’ at the Cherry Artspace. We hear from conductor Keith Chambers about this very French version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, which is no less powerful than the original. And the conductor gets into the action too in this innovative production.
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The Magic Mountain Music Farm presents the 26th Anniversary of chamber music concerts in the First Presbyterian Church of Gilbertsville, NY. Violist Noralee Walker and clarinetist Dan Ferreira talk about their performances and what brings them back to Morris, NY every year to study with Burton Kaplan.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – More details are emerging about upcoming funeral services for the late U.S. Senator John McCain.
Clocktower Theatre presents Neil Simon’s final play, ‘Rose’s Dilemma’ through September 16 at the Cider Mill Stage in Endicott.
Born 100 years ago on Aug. 25, 1918, Bernstein was a larger-than-life character — on stage as a conductor, at the piano as a composer, on TV as an educator and in a sometimes tangled personal life.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to unveil the new $62 million Expo Center when the New York State Fair begins it’s 13-day run Wednesday morning. It’s part of a major revitalization of the west end of the Syracuse-area fairgrounds.
A year ago, some mysterious stone figures appeared on the banks of the Hudson in Manhattan. They’re the work of Uliks Gryka.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Cooperstown, New York means one thing to baseball fans – the Hall of Fame, And another thing to opera fans – The Glimmerglass Festival, held every summer.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Between the 25 cent milk and funnel cake, Narcan training will also be available at the New York State Fair.
“A total bummer”: Phish can’t play at the Watkins Glen Curveball music festival due to dirty water from Tuesday’s torrential rains.
The Franklin Stage Company presents John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Doubt: A Parable.’
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – Some changes will be coming to the 2018 version of the New York State Fair, which starts August 22. Most of it is part of the second phase of a $120 million plan to revitalize the fairgrounds.
The Stamford Friends of Music present the Neave Trio playing music by Haydn, Schumann, Shostakovich, and Debussy.
Director Crystal Moselle stumbled upon a group of teenage skater girls on the New York City subway. Then she made a feature film that stars them.
The Cooperstown Music Festival presents pianists Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee in a program of music for solo piano, and for piano four-hands.
It’s county fair season across New York and Pennsylvania. That means fried food, games and shows. WSKG’s Celia Clarke made a stop earlier this summer at the Seneca County Fair and filed this audio postcard.
BUFFALO, NY (WBFO) – Over the weekend, visitors to Canalside Buffalo have an opportunity to visit the GlassBarge, a traveling exhibit by the Corning Museum of Glass which is on tour to mark 150 years of glassblowing and glass production in that town. The visit also coincides with an ongoing celebration of the Erie Canal’s bicentennial.
The Franklin Stage Company welcomes Kevin O’Keefe and his Circus in a Suitcase, Circus Minimus for two performances.
Judith Present’s new play, ‘Three Women: First, Foremost, and Unique’ will be performed on Saturday, August 4 at 7:30pm at the Elks, 223 Front Street in Owego.
“The Chinese Lady” explores the life of Afong Moy, who was 14 years old when she was brought to New York City by traders in 1834 and put on display in a museum.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – What some may have once written off as a pipe dream is about to get real for a small western New York city.
The Franklin Stage Company welcomes jazz singer, actor, and bandleader Julian Fleisher and his Rather Big Band for two shows.
Cider Mill Stage presents ‘One Act/One Actor’, a pairing of Will Eno’s ‘Thom Pain’ and Neil LaBute’s ‘Wrecks’.
Geneva Light Opera presents Gioachino Rossini’s comic opera ‘The Barber of Seville’ which pairs virtuoso singing with uproarious comedy.
After 22 years away from the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle will return for a November concert of spirituals.
Franklin Stage Company presents Lee Blessing’s play ‘A Walk in the Woods’. Based on a real incident, it tells the story of two arms negotiators, one Russian, one American, who walk away from the table to establish a personal rapport.
Bevin O’Gara of the Kitchen Theatre joins us to talk about the One-Minute Play Festival. Over 30 Ithacans have contributed plays to the Festival, with 7 directors and over 3 dozen actors. It’s a national festival coming to Ithaca for the first time.
The Walk This Way exhibition features centuries of notable footwear from the personal collection of Stuart Weitzman — suffragists’ boots, a lawyer’s loafers, Cinderella’s sandals and more.
Master Gardener Eve Berman joins us to talk about ‘Much Ado in the Garden’, a Shakespeare-themed event taking place in the Cutler Botanic Garden at the Cornell Cooperative Extension grounds on Front Street in Binghamton. There will be music, food, readings, and costumed characters.
SOMERSET COUNTY, PA (WSKG) — Construction is winding down on the final feature in the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.
From novel, to film, to musical, a heart-warming story of family
Steve Ditko worked with both Marvel and DC Comics, helping to create iconic characters like Spider-Man and Dr. Strange.
Rod Serling researcher Amy Boyle Johnston found a script for a radio play by Rod Serling from 1954 and brought it back to Binghamton. Director Kate Murray and actor Joe Bardales talk about re-creating this drama, which was a precursor to Serling’s ground-breaking series ‘The Twilight Zone’. It is part of the 2018 Serling Fest taking place July 6 and 7 in downtown Binghamton.
Photo credit: 271 Productions
We hear from Hangar Theatre’s Artistic Director Michael Barakiva about the new production of Kander and Ebb’s musical ‘Chicago’. He tells about the history of how the original play almost didn’t become a musical at all, and about the process of reviving the original Bob Fosse choreography.
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Sheeran is being sued over supposed similarities between his song “Thinking Out Loud” and the indelible Marvin Gaye hit “Let’s Get It On.”
Filmmaker Tim Wardle reveals the fascinating story of three identical triplets who found one another by chance, and shows how the ensuing media circus, and long-buried secrets, took a toll on each.
Dan Ingram was a legendary disc jockey on WABC-AM in New York City for two decades from the early ’60s into the ’80s.
Guitarist Paul Sweeny joins us to talk about the concert by the ensemble Early On. The concert, on Sunday, June 24 at 3pm in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 183 Riverside Drive in Binghamton, is called ‘Early and Later On’ and features performances by young recorder players, and an old friend, Larry Zukof.
Actor Ed Helms talks about his new movie Tag and he shares a toothy secret kept from The Office producers.
The Friends of Music of Stamford present the wind quintet WindSync on Sunday, June 17 at 3 in the Stamford United Methodist Church, 88 Main Street, Stamford. We hear from Kara LaMoure, the bassoonist of the Houston-based ensemble, about music that has been written especially for them, and the great amount of touring and educational work they do.
Photo credit: WindSync
Know Theatre presents three rarely-performed plays by Tennessee Williams: ’27 Wagons Full of Cotton’, ‘The Pretty Trap’, and ‘Interior: Panic’. Director Tim Gleason talks about the poetry of Tennessee Williams’ dialogue and how these plays pull back the curtain to reveal more about Williams’ craft of creating characters.
The Saturday Night Fever actor strutted back into Brooklyn on Tuesday as fans and government officials celebrated how he brought exposure to the borough.
The owner of the revered Village Vanguard in New York City — and a champion of generations of jazz musicians, including Thelonious Monk — died Saturday at age 95.
The book’s setting feels at times post-apocalyptic, as main character Håkan makes his way from San Francisco to New York to find his brother.
Critic and novelist James Wood has often dinged other writers for what he calls “hysterical realism,” but his new novel “Upstate” while beautifully written — goes too far in the other direction.
The New York and London-hailing artists make a case for the similarities of their cities respective influence with video for “Praise The Lord (Da Shine).”
Weekend Edition editor Barrie Hardymon remembers saving up for her first Kate Spade bag as a young New York music student. Yes, it held her Russian novels — but it also represented something more.
Multi-generations debate and reminisce about the legacy left by the slain Democratic senator from New York. He championed for better treatment of the poor and people of color.
The hero in “The Devil’s Half Mile” is investigating the death of his father, who may have been involved in some shady deals.
The new series Pose looks at how New York drag queens created their own percolating club scene when they weren’t welcome anywhere else.
‘Fresh Air’ book critic Maureen Corrigan will be speaking at the 2018 Women’s Fund Breakfast hosted by the Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation for South Central New York. She joins us by phone to tell how she became book critic for ‘Fresh Air’, how many books land on her front porch every week, and what it is like to discover a great book by a previously unknown author.
The Downtown Singers, led by Kristina Ruffo, present their Spring Concert. This year it features the music of Johannes Brahms. We hear from conductor Kristina Ruffo about the works, as well soloists Timothy LeFebvre, Michelle Thompson, and Erik Thompson.
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Harry Segall’s comedy ‘Heaven Can Wait’ takes the stage performed by the Ti-Ahwaga Community Players. Director Linda Fenescey and actor Kerry Kane are on hand to talk about the prize-fighter who refuses to believe he has died. It turns out that it was just a clerical error, but putting things right proves difficult…and hilarious.
For Father’s Day, PBS Books has put together a list of terrific books for you to give to the special men in your life.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz has written a play specifically for the anniversary of the Spanish language theater.
The Harrington Gallery in Sidney presents work by artists Shelley Krapes-Mackinnon and Don MacKinnon, along with work by Daniel J. Harrington at the Harrington Gallery in Sidney. Originally from Brookly, Shelley still lives there part-time, but Don’s work has needed more space, so he is living full time in Deposit. Photo credit: Shelley Krapes-Mackinnon
Mraz recounts the palm reading that led him to drop out of college and make music, and how Sara Bareilles brought him to the Broadway musical Waitress. Then we quiz this organic farmer on avocados.
The Exterminator Extravaganza celebrates the famous racehorse Exterminator, at one time Binghamton’s most famous resident. Bill Gorman joins us to talk about the First Friday event at Cooperative Gallery 213, and the Sunday, June 3 event at Temple Concord/Kilmer Mansion featuring music and a theatrical reading of ‘Old Bones the Wonder Horse’ by Southern Tier Actors Read. For reservations at the Sunday event, call 607/723-4620.
Growing up, Wally Feresten never dreamed of being a cue card holder. Now, 28 years later, he can’t imagine doing anything else.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – A new $62 million Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds is on schedule to be completed and open in time for this year’s fair. The expo center could help the fair recruit larger shows to the region.