Archive for ◊ March, 2009 ◊

• Sunday, March 29th, 2009

ZipWire has two upcoming shows (Amelia Sauter, Jules Piper, Leah Houghtaling):

Wednesday April 8 @ 7pm - Trumansburg Pourhouse (for the Sufferjets recruitment party)
Saturday April 11 @ 8pm - Westcott Community Center, Syracuse NY

About ZipWire:  ZipWire is an unlikely, intriguing collaboration between Black Eyed Susies/Mary Lorson Band members Leah Houghtaling and Amelia Sauter, and Jules Piper of The Witching. The girls have dubbed their unique melding of sounds “Ithacountry,” characterized by the intermingling of rock, Americana, folk and country that one might come to expect in Ithaca. Jules’ growling vocals, Amelia’s country harmonies and Leah’s driving banjo provide the platform for a point-and-shoot high energy performance laced with three-part harmonies.

ZipWire’s influences range from old time and folk to classical and hard rock. Jules Piper traveled as the folk rock duo Jules and Dami before playing electric guitar with the heavy-hitting rock band The Witching from 2004-2006. Most recently she has performed as a solo artist. Jules is an outright live wire on stage, with an infectious songwriting style, lively guitar technique and growling, aggressive vocals. Amelia Sauter and Leah Houghtaling were two of the three voices of the Black Eyed Susies from 2007-2009. Amelia plucks the bass strings resonantly and sings with a voice that has been described as “wicked old-school country.” Leah drives ZipWire’s hint of twang-rock with an uncommon claw-hammer-meets-melodic-experimental banjo style.

ZipWire debuted in February 2009 at Castaways for Bob Proehl’s Burrito Brothers/Graham Parsons show, alongside Johnny Dowd, Mary Lorson and Steve Gollnick. They have spring and summer shows scheduled in Ithaca, Cortland, Syracuse, Rochester and Pennsylvania.

www.ZipWireMusic.com
www.julespiper.com
www.myspace.com/blackeyedsusies

Discography:
Jugs of Gin – Black Eyed Susies – 2008
The Adventures of Jules Piper – Jules Piper – 2007
The Witching Live – The Witching – 2005
Someday Moments – Jules and Dami – 2003

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• Friday, March 27th, 2009

Olive Oil and Vinegar tasting at Ludgate Farms: extra virgin olive oils at Ludgate’s all weekend. March 28th and 29th. We line up a dozen or so of exotic and ordinary Extra Virgin Olive Oils from all around the globe and sample them with Central New York’s Heidelberg Bread. MORE INFO HERE http://www.ludgatefarms.com/

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• Thursday, March 26th, 2009

John McCutcheon Concert, 8 pm, Saturday, March 28, Kulp Auditorium, Ithaca High School

John McCutcheon is an essential folk singer, among the most versatile and best loved. This internationally revered, multi-Grammy finalist is down-to-earth. Known as a virtuoso on hammer dulcimer and banjo, he plays a dozen different traditional instruments. Johnny Cash dubbed him “The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” He covers all the bases: traditional story songs and original ballads that sound old and lasting, kid’s songs, nonsense ditties, and hard-hitting songs with social and political themes. His songwriting and storytelling have the “richness of fine literature” (Washington Post), but go straight to the heart, simple and immediate. Among his hundreds of compositions, there isn’t a clunker: standouts include Water from Another Time and Christmas in the Trenches.

McCutcheon has spent most of his life (when not performing around the world, from grand concert halls to festivals, schoolrooms to picket lines) in the hills of eastern Kentucky and Virginia. There he has learned songs and tunes from coal miners and church choirs, organized at union halls, and played tunes for square dances. From people he has met in his travels, he has absorbed not technique alone, but a deep commitment to homemade music, community, and global activism. He has given back freely in his 40+ years of touring, 30+ recordings, and as a gifted teacher and author. McCutcheon takes the stage with grace, humor, and soul, having the rare gift to delight and inspire audiences of all ages and backgrounds. “John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the USA, but also a great singer, songwriter, and song leader committed to helping hard-working people everywhere to organize and push this world in a better direction.” –Pete Seegerhttp://www.cornellfolksong.org/>, and by mail: SASE to CFSS, PO Box 481, Ithaca, NY 14851. Info: 607-351-4763. $15 advance/$17 door; $3 rebate at door for members, seniors, teens. Children free. Cornell students $10/$12.

Tickets: Ludgate’s, Ithaca Guitar Works, GreenStar, Small World Music, Bound for Glory, online <

–Margaret Shepard

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• Monday, March 23rd, 2009

This is a sample of my e-newsletter. Send me an email to subscribe. -Mike :-)

The Wed Jam will be at Wash and Wendy’s home this week, directions under Wed listings below …

The O’Shanigans are playing American and Celtic fiddle tunes on Wednesday March 25th at a benefit for Habitat for Humanity to be held in the new ballroom at The Rogue’s Harbor Inn. Come on out for dinner and support this local fundraising effort. FULL STORY http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/?p=901 The O’Shanigans is: Phil Robinson on guitar, Tim Carnes on Irish whistle, TBA on fiddle and Michael Ludgate on mandolin. FACEBOOK EVENT http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=58448872794

Folk College - near State College PA - a weekend of music workshops - early registration discount ends April 1st http://www.simplegiftsmusic.com/folkcollege/registration.html

QUITE A FEW new listings on the ‘musicians wanted’ area of the forum http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewforum.php?f=6 some of it is volunteer type stuff …

2009 Fiddlehead Frolic - A full day of dancing and music April 4th in Ithaca. Dance and instrumental workshops. Jamming. Dancing. DETAILS and REGISTRATION form http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2429#2429

Ithaca Festival 2009 JAM TENT — Ithaca Guitar Works http://www.guitarworks.com/ has just agreed to be a co-sponsor of the Jam Tent! AREN’T THEY AWESOME? If any other businesses are interested, please contact Michelle at Ithaca Festival office 273-3646 MORE INFO HERE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2474#2474

Ithaca Festival 2009 performer and parade applications are still being accepted - SEE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2483#2483

Mon Mar 23    Dryden Community Center Cafe Celebrates its First Anniversary (Dryden NY) – The Dryden Community Center Cafe will celebrate its first anniversary during the week of March 23. Dryden Community Center Cafe would like to show thanks for the continued community support by serving up week-long food and beverages specials, including “lottery cupcakes,” new sandwiches and specialty drink samples. Free coffee will be served 7-8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, on Friday, March 27 between 3:30-5 p.m. there will be children’s activities and at 7 p.m., local favorites, the Ithaca Dixieland Band returns to fill the café with some of the hottest and happiest music around. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2481#2481

Mon Mar 23    JAM — Open Jam - Dance tunes and singing at the Scale House Brewery in the Small Mall 23 Cinema Dr Ithaca NY - Every Monday 7-9 pm DETAILS http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2403#2403

Tue Mar 24    Binghamton — Lost Dog Cafe BING “Join us for our 15th Annual Mardi Gras celebration! Basin Street Dixieland Jazz Band! Ragtime Ric Pedro! Masks, Beads, Coins, King Cake! Find the Baby in our King Cake & be our King or Queen! Cajun & Creole Specialties!” http://www.lostdogcafe.net

Tue Mar 24    JAM — Irish Session at the Chapter House. Weekly http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2089#2089 and http://www.chapterhouseithaca.com/

Tue Mar 24    Maxie’s has live music every Tuesday and Sunday 6-10 pm http://www.maxies.com/events.html

Tue Mar 24    SOUND&SPACE, VOL. 1  — A quarterly event of music and seasonal food. The first will be held on Tuesday, March 24, with dinner served at 6pm and music beginning at 8pm. Weirding Module (Brooklyn ambience), Trigal (Barcelona psychedelia) and Balkan/Miller (local sax/drums improv) will perform. Sasha (of Water and Wool) will cook. Party is located at 1175 Ellis Hollow Rd. Free; donations encouraged for the touring musicians. Facebook event http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=61805032702 FORUM http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2478#2478

Wed Mar 25    Adult Ceili Class Ancient Circle Dances! Learn the basic steps of traditional group dances from the Celtic Isles Wednesdays in Downtown Ithaca March 25- April 29   from  7:30-8:30 (6 Week Workshop) REGISTRATION MORE INFO http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2394#2394

Wed Mar 25    Djug Django at the Lost Dog in Ithaca NY 6-9 pm http://www.lostdogcafe.net/ithaca/events/ and http://www.watershed-arts.com/djug.html

Wed Mar 25    Emily Arin, The Pourhouse, in Trumansburg, NY 7 pm http://www.tburgpourhouse.com/mc/calendar

Wed Mar 25    Nate Marshall & FRIENDS weekly WED show is back in action: Every Wednesday at Collegetown Bagels in Collegetown Ithaca NY see http://www.nateandkatemusic.com/

Wed Mar 25    Rogues’ Harbor Inn is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to raise much needed funds. “There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction with Chris Allinger from Q Country as our auctioneer. Both auctions will be held in Rogues’ newly restored Ballroom. The auctions will have the added touch of The O’Shanigans from 7-10 pm who are generously donating time and talent by bringing their Celtic and other fiddle inspired tunes to us.” The O’Shanigans is: Phil Robinson on guitar, Tim Carnes on Irish whistle, TBA on fiddle and Michael Ludgate on mandolin. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/?p=901

Wed Mar 25    Wed jam will be at Wash and Wendy’s home this week! NOT at Canaan Rd as Mike has a gig. So go to Wash and Wendy’s or go to Rogue’s harbor Inn, but don’t go to Canaan Rd! :-) From Wash: “Mike, I will host a jam next Wed. It would be great if you could list it. 121 Eastern Heights Dr.  7:00-9:30 Here’s a link to a map http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=121+Eastern+Heights+Drive,+Ithaca,+NY&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.557552,72.949219&ie=UTF8&ll=42.42748,-76.455016&spn=0.023219,0.03562&z=15 Thanks, -wash”

Thu Mar 26    Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble joined by master trumpeter and Klezmer revivalist Frank London of the Klezmatics and guitarist C.J. Glass. Thursday, March 26 at 7:00pm Temple Beth-El on the corner of Court & Tioga streets in downtown Ithaca. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and free for babes in arms and can be purchased at the temple office, at the concert door or at the Clinton House ticket office (for additional fee, 607-373-4497) The event is open to the Cornell community and to the general public and is sponsored in part by the Cornell SAFC. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?t=748

Thu Mar 26    JAM — Candor Jam - lots of singing with some fiddle tunes - http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=1421#1421 see forum thread for directions — also http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/?p=407

Thu Mar 26    Night of French cabaret songs featuring the band Nuages with special guest Bernie Upson performing on the double bass, Brandon Loveall on the accordion, Dave Davies on trombone, Doug Robinson on guitar and French vocals by Franck Vidal. http://www.pangearestaurant.com/

Fri Mar 27    African Children’s Choir - Journey of Hope at the State Theatre http://www.stateofithaca.com/ ITHACA BAKERY WORLD MUSIC SERIES

Fri Mar 27    Cayuga Waterfront Trail Benefit in the form of a tribute to The Clash on Friday, March 27 at Castaways 7pm. $15 at the door. The Glue Zombies, Thousands of One, NNNNNNNNNNN (2/3rds of the MOFOS), Hubcap, Hee Haw Nightmare, Mary Lorson, Not From Wisconsin, Emily Arin, The Role Models & No Radio Records on the decks between sets!

Fri Mar 27    Alash Ensemble and the Evil City String Band — Tuvan Throat Singing meets Old Time Americana Friday, March 27, 2009 8:00pm - 11:55pm Lost Dog Lounge Tickets: $15 advance Ithaca, NY One Night Only! seating is limited…advance tickets are available http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2457#2457

Fri Mar 27    Auld Lang Syne at The Pourhouse 19 West Main Street in Trumansburg, New York 14886 http://www.tburgpourhouse.com/ 7:00 pm

Fri Mar 27    Auld Lang Syne at The Pourhouse, Trumansburg  8pm  no cover:  Auld Lang Syne -  epic, dance-worthy folk, some of the most haunting and beautiful stuff to come to the ‘burg in a loooong time. From Rochester City Newspaper, Frank De Blase writes: “The band tumbles, caterwauls, and careens like ragged lullabies sung by weary souls with no one to sing them to sleep. Or perhaps you could call them folk tunes where the parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme is replaced by, gunpowder, tears, whiskey, and blood. The music represents a persistent loneliness tempered with a lyrical resolve and fortitude. It is an absolutely gorgeous slab of haunting, ethereal Americana.” -  http://www.myspace.com/auldlangsyneband

Fri Mar 27    Contra Dance every Friday at Bethel Grove Community Center 8 pm $6- dance FACEBOOK http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=31552309563 AND http://www.ludgatefarms.com/mus_dance.html — Mar.27: 8:00 pm Pamela Goddard w/ Kathy Selby & John Wobus Kathy and John return for another exciting evening of Brit-Irish-and-American tunes!

Fri Mar 27    Dryden Community Center Cafe Celebrates its First Anniversary (Dryden NY) – The Dryden Community Center Cafe will celebrate its first anniversary during the week of March 23. Dryden Community Center Cafe would like to show thanks for the continued community support by serving up week-long food and beverages specials, including “lottery cupcakes,” new sandwiches and specialty drink samples. Free coffee will be served 7-8 a.m. Monday through Friday. Additionally, on Friday, March 27 between 3:30-5 p.m. there will be children’s activities and at 7 p.m., local favorites, the Ithaca Dixieland Band returns to fill the café with some of the hottest and happiest music around. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2481#2481

Fri Mar 27    Evening of Greek Music and Dancing on Friday, March 27, 2009 from 8-11 pm! The event will be in Biotech G10 on Cornell Campus. We will have LIVE Greek music from Nick Mouganis and his band! There will be a LIVE performance by the Greek Dance Troupe! Admission is FREE!! There will be FREE Greek food, desserts, and beverages!! Everyone is invited to come eat, dance, and have fun! Last year this event was a huge success! Please mark this event on your calendars NOW! Tell all your friends! Sincerely, Thalyana Smith-Vikos for HSA http://www.rso.cornell.edu/hellenic/home.html

Fri Mar 27    Friday at Felicia’ with ??? (Pulse of Podunk on March 27 is CANCELLED) 5:30-8:30 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php

Fri Mar 27    Friday Jazz Happy Hour at Oasis Dance Club - live music and dancing - http://www.ithacaoasis.com/ [ formerly The Common Ground ] Christopher Woitach guitarist

Fri Mar 27    Ithaca Dixieland Band - Come celebrate our FIRST YEAR ANNIVERSARY with some of the Happiest Music on the planet! Fri. 3/27   7:30-9:30pm at Dryden Community Cenrter Cafe in Dryden NY http://drydencafe.org/

Fri Mar 27    JAM — Bluegrass Jam - http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2009#2009 at LONGVIEW 6:30 - 8:30 pm every other Friday

Fri Mar 27    Polarus at the Scale House Brew Pub from 7:00-9:00 pm Ithaca

Fri Mar 27    Syracuse Country Dancers http://www.syracusecountrydancers.org/ Contra Dance — Caller TBA; music by Confluence: Nadine Dyskant-Miller and Barbara Dyskant.

Fri Mar 27    The Candor Community Chorus is presenting the bluegrass-gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” next weekend. Showtimes are March 27 and 28 at 8 pm with a matinee on Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm at the Candor Congregational Church, Main Street, Candor. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/?p=910

Fri Mar 27    Tom & Marie — Acoustic Variety http://tom-marie.com/ Friday, 3/27, 7:30pm - 10:00pm Soul Full Cup Coffeehouse http://www.soulfullcup.com/ 81 West Market Street Corning, NY

Sat Mar 28    Charlie Bertini, director and featured trumpet of the popular AppleJazz annual festival brings his unique jazz sound in an ‘unplugged’ format to the Center for the Arts of Homer on Saturday, March 28th at 8 PM (doors open at 7). For those familiar with the classic jazz sound of Applejazz, Charlie and company are mellowing out with this unplugged version taking full advantage of the bright acoustics of the Center’s Whiting Theatre. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2485#2485

Sat Mar 28    Down By the Riverside featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the State Theatre http://www.stateofithaca.com/ GATEWAY COMMONS CLASSICS SERIES

Sat Mar 28    Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band in concert – Bailey Hall, Cornell University on Saturday, March 28, 2009, 8 p.m. in Ithaca, NY - The world has long admired the Harlem-born, nine-time Grammy Award-winning Eddie Palmieri as one of the foremost jazz pianists who revolutionized the sound of Latin music.  Mr. Palmieri, enjoying an amazing 50 plus-year career as a professional musician, brings his 7-piece Latin jazz ensemble to Cornell University’s Bailey Hall on Saturday, March 28, 2009. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2342#2342

Sat Mar 28    Familiar Noise, The Pourhouse, in Trumansburg, NY 7 pm http://www.tburgpourhouse.com/mc/calendar

Sat Mar 28    JAM — Open Blues Jam with the “ScaleHouse Blues Band”  NOTE: THIS IS MORE LIKE AN OPEN MIC WITH THE BAND ON STAGE - VERY AMPLIFIED! :-) Bring your axe, plug in, and play some blues! At the Scale House Pub and Brewery/Northeast Pizza On Cinema Drive (behind the Clarion Hotel), Ithaca (257-2757) 7 - 10 PM  (No Cover)

Sat Mar 28    Joe Iadanza, a Long Island-based folk-rock singer-songwriter and 1993 Ithaca College graduate, whose deeply personal and inspiring original music explores themes of love, stepping out into the world, and learning to enjoy the ride, returns to his old stomping grounds on Saturday, March 28.  He is slated to perform with his Beautiful Band at The Rongovian Embassy, 1 West Main Street , Trumansburg at 9 p.m.  Tickets are $8.  The club can be reached at (607) 387-3334. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2461#2461

Sat Mar 28    John McCutcheon, 8pm, Kulp Auditorium, Ithaca High School. Grammy-finalist, hammer dulcimer virtuoso, master of 12 instruments. Traditional and original ballads, kid’s songs, powerful topical songs. “The most impressive instrumentalist I’ve ever heard.” – Johnny Cash. “John McCutcheon is helping to push this world in a better direction.” — Pete Seeger. Tickets: Ludgate’s, Ithaca Guitar Works, GreenStar, Small World Music, Bound for Glory, online ( http://www.cornellfolksong.org/). Info: 607-351-4763. $15 adv./$17 door; $3 rebate for members, seniors, teens. Children free. Cornell students $10/$12 NEWS ARTICLE http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/?p=894

Sat Mar 28    The Candor Community Chorus is presenting the bluegrass-gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” next weekend. Showtimes are March 27 and 28 at 8 pm with a matinee on Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm at the Candor Congregational Church, Main Street, Candor. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusicblog/?p=910

Sun Mar 29    GARNET ROGERS on WVBR’S Bound for Glory — Garnet Rogers, in from Ontario,  is, plain and simply, one of the best performers on the folk scene today.  He’s a fine songwriter, a magnificent singer, and an extraordinarily imaginative guitarist.  He’s a great yarn spinner and a very funny man.  And a past winner of the Best of Bound for Glory award. Sunday night 8 to 11 pm live sets at 8:30, 9:30, and 10:30 pm at Anabel Taylor Hall on Cornell Campus Ithaca NY - FREE - Kids are always welcome. Refreshments are available. Broadcast live at WVBR-FM, 93.5 and 105.5, also web stream http://wvbr.com Presented by long-time host Phil Shapiro.

Sun Mar 29    Grassanova — Bluegrass Music http://www.myspace.com/grassanova Sunday, 3/29, Time is TBD Central New York Maple Festival Marathon, NY

Sun Mar 29    JAM — in VESTAL — We’ll be gathering once again at the Vestal Public Library, 1-5pm, in the Lecture Room.  All acoustic instruments, all skill levels, all styles, and all people are welcome — come and sing with us!  http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=1941#1941

Sun Mar 29    JAM — Old Time Jam every Sunday late afternoon. This open jam floats around the Ithaca area to various jammers homes and has a separate email list. Email Mike L or Tom R for more info :-)

Sun Mar 29    Keller Williams returns to Ithaca in his most sought after configuration - ALONE for one big night on Sunday, March 29th - right after spring break for all you college students so plan ahead!  Tickets will be $22.50 and will go on sale Friday, January 30 without service charges at the State Theatre Box Office located at 105 West State Street in Ithaca.  Tickets will also be available at stateofithaca.com or by calling 800.919.6272.  For more information or directions, call 607.277.8283. http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2344#2344

Sun Mar 29    Maxie’s has live music every Tuesday and Sunday 6-10 pm http://www.maxies.com/events.html

Sun Mar 29    Oasis - “Sunday the 29th we’re having Lava Rock Band play from 4:00pm-6:00pm, then a comedy show from 8:00pm-10:00pm  There’s no cover for Lava Rock, the comedy show is [$]10.00″

Sun Mar 29    Sunday at Felicia’s with Dami 7 pm http://www.atomicloungeithaca.com/calendar.php — Hailing originally from a small island off the West Coast of Africa, this NYC native has come to embody all that truly emotive songwriting is about: originality, depth, serpentine guitar melodies, smooth delivery and the uncanny ability to sneak into your psyche by getting in under your skin instead of the conventional in-your-face approach of modern day neo-folksters. Add to that the most heartbreakingly beautiful voice since Jeff Buckly and you have Dami, who band is known as Shoheen. This is one artist you’ll be glad to say that you saw play way back when. www.myspace.com/shoheen

Sun Mar 29    The Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble presents their Spring Chamber Concert at the Lodi Historical Society Building, Sunday, March 29 at 4:00 PM.  http://canaaninstitute.org/mikesmusic/viewtopic.php?p=2470#2470

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• Monday, March 16th, 2009

The Candor Community Chorus is presenting the bluegrass-gospel musical “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” next weekend. Showtimes are March 27 and 28 at 8 pm with a matinee on Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm at the Candor Congregational Church, Main Street, Candor.

In addition to the chorus members, a number of folks have volunteered for the band, including folks you all probably know: Debra Chesman and Ted Sobel play washtub bass, Mike Greenberg’s on the dobro and Dean Gobel just fiddles around.

“Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” is a musical comedy suitable for the whole family. WWII is over and America’s years of prosperity are just beginning. But there’s another kind of rite of passage at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, where the Reverend Mervin Oglethorpe is giving his last service. Having been called to preach in Texas, he’s already bought a 10-gallon hat and is preparing to ride into the sunset with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant.

Join the Sanders Family as they send Mervin and June off in style, with hilarious and touching stories and 25 toe-tapping Bluegrass Gospel favorites.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students & will be available at the door. OR you can reserve a ticket and pay for it when you arrive. To reserve tickets: call Hope VanScoy at 607-659-5213 or Sue Heavenrich at 607-659-3022 OR e-mail Sue at sueheaven@frontiernet.net

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• Friday, March 13th, 2009

No Radio Records. Some of you may have caught that this cool little shop and music venue, owned by Bob Proehl, is closing. But unless you read the recent article in the Ithaca Journal to the end, you may not have caught what is going in next. From http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009903120312Q: What will happen in the No Radio space? Proehl: Here’s the most awesome part of the whole story, and part of the reason shutting down doesn’t give me a guilt-induced rash or night terrors or anything. At some point in April, the space will be reopening as The Shop, which will be a cafe and live music venue run by the lovely and talented Phoebe Aceto, she of the Trumansburg Aceto Mafia. I’ve gotten to sneak a peak at some of her plans, and everything looks amazing. I’m excited about it and I think it’s going to be a good thing for the community and the music scene.” This should be fun! -m

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• Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Project Lansing - Big Fun while raising funds at Rogues’ Harbor Inn

Wednesday, March 25th Rogues’ Harbor Inn is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to raise much needed funds.

In these hard economic times, one of the first things cut from a budget is charitable donations and the pinch is being felt nation-wide. The comfort and sanctuary that most of us enjoy in our homes at the end of a long day is but a distant dream for many. Hard work and careful budgeting are no longer enough for many families. Habitat for Humanity does an outstanding job in providing hope of ownership to productive people needing just that little bit of help. More info http://www.roguesharbor.com/index.htm

Our area is wonderfully community oriented and tends to pull together in a crunch. We sincerely hope to see this realized for this very worthwhile cause. The festivities will feature Habitat and Rogues’ volunteers serving delectable Rogues’ fare, New York wines and cocktails. All of their tips as well as 10% of food sales will go to Habitat for Humanity. Dinner is served as usual from 4:00-10:00 pm

There will be a silent auction as well as a live auction with Chris Allinger from Q Country as our auctioneer. Both auctions will be held in Rogues’ newly restored Ballroom. Facebook event page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=58448872794

The auctions will have the added touch of the O’Shanigans (from 7-10 pm also in the new  ballrooom) who are generously donating time and talent by bringing their Celtic and other fiddle inspired tunes to us. The O’Shanigins is: Phil Robinson on guitar, Tim Carnes on Irish whistle, TBA on fiddle and Michael Ludgate on mandolin. See http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=54273558239

Donations have been graciously provided by local establishments. Several businesses are donating their wares, some their services and still others are putting together specific packages for this event.

The Benn Conger Inn and the Federal House both wonderfully elegant have donated overnight stays.

Historic Rogues’ Harbor Inn will offer an overnight stay with a private dinner for two in the ballroom- perfectly romantic!

Treleaven Winery, Long Point Winery, Six Mile Creek Winery and Red Feet will get you tipsy.

Renovus Energy, our local renewable energy company is donating a “site evaluation” let the sun shine through!

Carlton Manzano and Dee Sprague are lending their artistic endeavors to our evening.

Angel Tree Farm Alpacas and Wilson Blum will strut their stuff- innovative and plush.

Town and Country Grooming will perfectly puff up your pooch.

Additional gifts and treasures to be auctioned will be provided by:

East Shore Skate Park
Master Craft Framing
Quilter’s Corner
Lake Breeze Pizza
East Shore Café
Ludgate Farms
Barn House Antiques
Pumpkin Hill Bistro
Cayuga Landscape
Michaleen’s
Bet the Farm
Jim & Mary Sullivan

All proceeds will be presented at the end of the evening to the Tompkins-Cortland chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  Please join us to raise money for this worthwhile local cause.

Here is a news article about the renovation of the ballroom http://www.lansingstar.com/content/view/4269/292/

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• Monday, March 09th, 2009

Toivo in Concert. Catch a little Hope and drive the winter away with a Concert by Toivo at the Danby Town Hall, Sunday March 15 from 3-5pm. The concert is free, but donations are welcome.

Toivo means “hope” in Finnish. This  six piece band from Trumansburg plays “Finger Lakes Traditional Music” - a unique blend of Finnish, Tex-Mex, and original music suited to such old-time dances as waltzes, schottisches, two-steps, hambos, and reels. When the cool North of Finland meets the heat from South of the Border, the result goes beyond hope to pure joy.

Toivi is a musical blend which could only happen in our little corner of the Finger Lakes. The band consists of Richard Koski on button accordion, his son Jason Koski on mandolin, both well known in both Finnish and Finnish-American musical circles. They are joined by former Chicken Chokers, Stefan Senders on banjo and Jim Reidy on guitar, and Trumansburg neighbors Harley Campbell on upright bass, and Annie Campbell on snare drum.

In 2008, Tiovo stepped out with a CD of this multi-cultural blend of Old-Time music. “Laughing Shoes” features many of Rich Koski’s original dance tunes and light-hearted artwork by Annie Campbell. You’ll find the same mix of Finnish, Tejano, Cajun, and Old-Time music spilling out of the Danby Town Hall in March. Come out for a foot-tapping time. The concert is free, open to everyone, and family friendly.

The Danby Communtiy Council has recieved a grant of $1200 for the 2009 concert series from the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program administered by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. The grant helps support music at Fun Day and the West  Danby Picnic, as well as free concerts at the Town Hall. Watch future issues of DAN for announcements of other concerts.

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• Wednesday, March 04th, 2009

Iraqi-American Rahim Al Haj and Iraqi-Israeli Yair Dalal, both masters of the oud (arabic lute), original composers, and keepers of traditional Iraqi music will perform separately and together in a concert to raise funds for Iraqi refugees, including those settling locally. This rare concert will take place at the Unitarian Church of Ithaca on the corner of Buffalo and Aurora Streets in downtown Ithaca. Tickets will be on sale starting February 20th at Small World Music, and Ithaca Guitar Works: $24. Students and seniors and low-income pay $16 in advance or $20 at the door. All proceeds for will go to Iraqi Refugees Assistance Connection, a fund of the CRESP Center for Transformative Action. This concert is a collaborative production of Crossing Borders concert series www.crossingborderslive.org and Sonic Planet, an international music radio show airing on WICB 91.7 FM Ithaca Saturdays from 5-7pm.

Also the same evening …

CMEMME — Traditional Mediterranean songs about water presented by the Cornell Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Ensemble http://www.arts.cornell.edu/cmeme/ on Friday, March 6 at 6:30 pm (music starts at about 7:00 pm) for the opening ceremony of the conference on Water-sharing and Culture in the Mediterranean - Participants: Fellows of the Society for the Humanities Cornell Mediterranean Water Project Team: Gail Holst-Warhaft, Gil Levine, Keith Porter, Tammo Steenhuis March 6th-8th, 2009 A.D. White House Cornell University POSTER PLEASE POST http://canaaninstitute.org/docs/water_conference.pdf SEE FULL PRESS RELEASE HERE WITH REVISED SCHEDULE http://canaaninstitute.org/bikeski/viewtopic.php?p=1245#1245 The Water conference starts at 5:00 pm

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