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Exploring Grassroots Culture Camp 2019 [AUDIO]

WRFI News contributors Sean McGoldrick and Esther Racoosin visit Grassroots Culture Camp.  They speak with Tara Nevins of the band Donna the Buffalo, who organized culture camp.  Sean and Esther also attend music and dance workshops, interview some of the instructors of the workshops and hear from some of the participants. This feature initially aired…

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Ithaca Reggae Fest 2019 [AUDIO]

The third annual Ithaca Reggae Festival took place on the weekend of June 28th-29th, and many folks turned out to Stewart Park to enjoy the festivities. WRFI’s Jamie Swinnerton attended the festival, and brings us some highlights of the day.

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Find the Funny [AUDIO]

Kenneth Mclaurin is a local Ithaca comedian and the producer of Comedy on the Commons. Along with Finger Lakes Pulse, Comedy on the Commons will host a stand-up show as part of in Ithaca’s first pride weekend. McLaurin spoke with WRFI’s Michayla Savitt about the local group’s work, being a comedian, and tomorrow’s Pride Not…

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Little Shop of Bool’s [Audio]

WRFI’s Skylar Eagle spoke to the lead producer of the onsite production of Little Shop of Horrors at Bool’s Flower Shop. The production commemorated the 125th Anniversary of the Flower Shop in Downtown Ithaca.   https://www.mixcloud.com/wrficommunityradionews/little-shop-of-bools-audio/

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The Syncopators’ Thesis Defense [Audio]

The Original Cornell Syncopators take a deep dive into jazz history in their spring concert, entitled “Collegiate Syncopations.” Their performance May 3 pays tribute to the college bands of the jazz age. The Cornell Syncopators are a 13-piece student ensemble who recently recorded their third album of historically authentic jazz. Report by Roger Smith, the…

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2019 Spring Writes Literary Festival in Ithaca [AUDIO]

Kathy Henion, Artistic Director of Spring Writes, and Robin Schwartz, Program Director of the Community Arts Partnership, talk about the literary festival, now in its 10th year. The event takes place from Thursday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 5th, and includes 43 individual events.                    

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