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posticon Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers at Ithaca College

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, April 19, 2019 | By Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers Print
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The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers (DCJS) will present a pre-tour concert of Negro Spirituals at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 10 in Ford Hall at the Ithaca College Whalen School of Music.

The memorial concert is in honor of Ithaca hero Dorothy Cotton, the civil rights activist who served as education director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She often delivered her messages of freedom and hope through music and lived in Ithaca, N.Y., for many years. "The DCJS, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, Ithaca-based organization dedicated to preserving the Negro Spiritual and its themes of sorrow, despair, and hope to promote racial healing and social justice," says Founding Director Dr. Baruch Whitehead associate professor of music education at Ithaca College.

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posticon Rootstock Celebrates Youth Musicians

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, April 19, 2019 | By Michael Mazza Print
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Rootstock, a brand new community celebration of youth musicians in the Finger Lakes, will be held at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on May 18, 2019 from noon to nine with 10-15 performances throughout the day. Last call for performer applications due April 19, 2019. Rootstock is being co-produced through a collaboration between New Roots Charter School and Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance.

Additionally, Ithaca's Youth Entrepreneurship Market (YEM) will host its annual youth market at Rootstock from 1-5pm. YEM is another community program offered by New Roots that includes four workshops where students in grades 4 through 12 learn from local entrepreneurs and coaches about how to create a business and launch it into the community.

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posticon Daylong 'Odyssey' Event Features Local Readers

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, April 19, 2019 | By Linda Glaser Print
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Homer's 'Odyssey' comes alive in Ithaca through "Arts Unplugged," a new series sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, kicking off April 26 with "The Odyssey in Ithaca." The daylong community reading of a new translation of Homer's Odyssey features campus and community members. Reading will begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 8 p.m. in the Groos Family Atrium in Klarman Hall on the Cornell campus. The event is open to the public; audience members are free to attend for any part of the reading at any time of day.

"This event highlights our local connection to Odysseus's native land and reminds us that so much of the 'journey' happens right at home—half of the poem takes place once he has reached Ithaca," said organizer Athena Kirk, assistant professor of classics. "We will hear this old poem through the voices and faces of today's Ithaca, amidst ancient statue casts and lunchtime banqueters, with listeners coming and going throughout the day: a modern reimagining of an ancient epic performance."

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posticon SPILL Explores Deepwater Horizon Incident

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, April 19, 2019 | By Lindsey White Print
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On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig set off the largest marine oil spill in history. The blowout killed eleven workers, injured dozens of others, and caused lasting environmental and economic repercussions in the Gulf of Mexico. Nine years later, how has the oil industry and our reliance on fossil fuels changed? How do the stories of those directly affected help us to make sense of climate change and economic inequality?

Developed from hundreds of interviews with survivors of the disaster and the families of those who lost their lives, Leigh Fondakowski's "SPILL" explores the human stories behind the headlines. Cornell Performing and Media Arts PhD candidate Caitlin Kane directs performances of "SPILL" April 26–May 4 in the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts' Flex Theatre.

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posticon Cornell University Chorus and Glee Club Top Off Season

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, April 19, 2019 | By Laurel Gilmer Print
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On Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm at Bailey Hall, Cornell’s Chorus and Glee Club will collaborate with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and soloists Tamara Acosta, soprano, and Sidney Outlaw, baritone, to present Brahms’ A German Requiem. Conducted by Cornelia Laemmli Orth, the work is celebrating its 150th anniversary, just as the Cornell Glee Club, under the direction of Robert Isaacs, commemorates its own sesquicentennial.

The largest of Brahms’ works, the Requiem is a mainstay of the choral-orchestral repertoire today that would have been seen as novel when it originated due to Brahms’ usage of historical musical forms updated with his own innovations. One such technique was the selection of texts that avoided specific references, instead creating universally applicable ideas of humanity. In addition to the choral sections, Acosta and Outlaw are featured; Acosta is on faculty at Ithaca College and has appeared with the Santa Fe, Sarasota, and Nashville Operas, among others, and Outlaw’s appearances include performances with the English National Opera, Metropolitan Opera, the Spoleto Festival, and more. A pre-concert talk with Orth will begin onstage at 6:45 pm. Tickets are $28 for adults, and $10 for students and are available at Baileytickets.com

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