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See you at one of the last Wednesday markets of the season tomorrow from 4 - 7 pm at the Ithaca Farmers Market East Hill Plaza site!

See you at one of the last Wednesday markets of the season tomorrow from 4 – 7 pm, October 22, 2014 at the Ithaca Farmers Market East Hill Plaza site!

214 2nd Street Open House

This Wednesday night from 8-1. True blood/the walking dead theme. Prizes for best costume. Starting halloween early!!! Come join in the fun

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The State Theatre of Ithaca

The 2013 – 2014 Season Calendar.

Location:  107 W. State/MLKing Jr. St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: 607-277-8283 info@stateofithaca.com http://www.stateofithaca.com

History: The State Theatre of Ithaca is a historic, 1600 seat theatre in the heart of Downtown Ithaca, NY. We host various events between September and June including concerts, comedians, lectures, readings, and community events. The schedule is always being updated, so check back often to see what – and who – is playing.

Tickets can be purchased at the State Theatre Box Office Tuesday-Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4, by calling 607-277-8283, or online at www.stateofithaca.com. On Sunday and Monday show days, the Box Office will open 2 hours before the event and close an hour afterwards.

The State Theatre of Ithaca  talent buyer is Dan Smalls Presents.

Calendar as of October 1st 2013:  More events will be added.

4-Oct               Paula Poundstone

6-Oct               Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales

12-Oct             Laurie Berkner

14-Oct             Garrison Keillor

20-Oct             Doc Severinsen

27-Oct             Brian Regan

5-Nov              Merle Haggard

7-Nov              Elvis Costello Solo

15-Nov            Bruce Hornsby

16-Nov            Lewis Black

23-Nov            The Little Engine That Could

6-Dec              The Temptations

30-Jan              Ladysmith Black Mambazo

15-Feb             Galumpha

1-Mar              Phillip Glass

30-Mar            We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

13-Apr             Seussical

11-May            The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Bound for Glory 47 Year:

Phil Shapiro, host of WVBR’s Bound for Glory since its inception in 1967, announces the fall schedule, the start of the 47th year of this Central New York musical tradition.

WVBR’s Bound for Glory, North America’s longest running live folk concert broadcast, broadcasts live from the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall at Cornell, on Sunday nights.  Bound for Glory brings central New York another series of free folk concerts, on WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5.  They promise some excellent acoustic music, presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.

The show runs Sunday nights from 8 to 11, with live sets at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30.  All three sets are different.  Come to as many sets as you wish.  Admission in the live audience at Anabel Taylor is free and is open to everyone in the area.  Kids are always welcome.  Refreshments are available.  For further information, call Phil Shapiro at (607) 844-4535, or e-mail pds10@cornell.edu.

Find out about upcoming Bound for Glory shows, and about how you can help, through the Friends of Bound for Glory, by looking up www.wvbr.com on the web.  Everyone can listen to Bound for Glory online. The website tells you how.

On Sept. 8, it’s John Gorka. John Gorka is one of the best and best known, of America’s singer-songwriters.  He’s sometimes serious, sometimes quite bitingly funny.  He’s one of the best performers around.  It’s been a couple of decades since last he appeared on Bound for Glory.

Let’s welcome him back. Visit www.johngorka.com to learn more.

On Sept. 15, it’s Rockwood Ferry. This remarkable band has taken the Ithaca music scene by surprise.  This is their Bound for Glory debut.  Mix some of the area’s finest Old Timey musicians with the very contemporary, fluid writing of Tenzin Chopak, and you will be amazed at the results. Visit www.rockwoodferry.com to learn more.

On Sept. 22, it’s Kevin So. It’s been a long time since Kevin So was last on Bound for Glory.  His writing is top notch, and he has certainly noticed that he’s one of the few Asians on the American traveling music scene. He’s a fun performer, and he’s very welcome back. Kevin So is from Nashville. Visit www.kevinso.com to learn more.

On Sept. 29, it’s John Wort Hannam. He’s from Alberta, Canada, and his songs tell stories.  He’ll pull you into the place where he comes from, and tells of the people he’s met.  He’s a wonderful singer, and a powerful personality.  He’s been on Bound for Glory’s “must book” list for several years, now. Visit www.johnworthannam.com to learn more.

On Oct. 6, it’s Annie and the Heonists. A little pre-war jazz, a little folk and country. Annie and the Hedonists have a very distinctive, very happy sound. Please welcome four fine musicians, who have a lot of energy and style. They are from the Albany area.

Visit www.annieandthehedonists.com to learn more.

On Oct. 13, Bound for Glory will be Albums from the Studios, as Cornell takes Fall Break, and the Cafe at Anabel Taylor is closed.  Give Phil a call at (607) 273-2121.  There will be seven more live shows in the late fall, starting Oct. 20, including visits from Dana and Susan Robinson, Louise Mosrie, and Brooks Williams. Details to follow.

Downtown Ithaca

Welcomes Three New Businesses

On October 3, City of Ithaca Mayor Svante L. Myrick and the staff of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance will hold ribbon cutting ceremonies for three new businesses in downtown Ithaca.

At 3:00 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for Dr. Kenneth J. Wright at his new suite on the fourth floor of Clinton Hall above SewGreen and Bandwagon (110 North Cayuga Street). Known to many as the “Gentle Giant,” Dr. Wright is a former bodybuilder and powerlifter whose passion for helping people led him to a doctoral degree at New York Chiropractic College. He has been in practice for over ten years, providing chiropractic care, applied kinesiology, and nutritional counseling in a variety of settings including family practice, elder care, sports medicine, and third-world outreach.

At 3:15 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for The Vintage Industry at their retail space just to the right of the historic State Theatre marquee (113 West State Street). The Vintage Industry specializes in a wide variety of antiques, vintage items, and collectibles, with noteworthy offerings of mid-century modern design, costume jewelry, clothing, photography, and folk art. The store is owned by Marie Sirakos, who co-owned Blue Bird Antiques with Jenny McGuire in the same storefront since 2007. The Vintage Industry is always buying, selling, and trading antiques, and estate liquidation and valuation services are available.

At 3:30 PM, there will be a ribbon cutting for The Potter’s Room by The New Green Gates Pottery at the former 3D Light storefront (109A The Commons). Artist Tomas Black moved his pottery business from Leverett, Massachusetts to downtown Ithaca in order to bring his studio model of teaching, production, and exhibition to a wider demographic. Featuring six electric pottery wheels as well as hand-building areas, the Potter’s Room will host regular classes for anyone in the community who is interested in developing their skills in ceramic arts. The space will also be open seven days a week for retail sales and custom orders.

Kris Lewis Downtown Ithaca Alliance kris@downtownithaca.com 607-277-8679
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