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Arts and Performances

Lenelle Moise is an award-winning poet, playwright and performance artist. Her 2010 play MERIT tells the story of Mona, the only black student and Southerner in a prestigious graduate fiction program in rural Vermont.

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Please join us for the opening reception of DARK PASSAGE at the Handwerker Gallery, on Thursday, October 27, from 5-7 pm. Stop by, meet the artists, gather with friends, and get a first-look!

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The Handwerker Gallery is proud to present DARK PASSAGE, which will remain on view from Wednesday, October 26 through Sunday, December 11. Featuring paired bodies of work by artists Sarah Sutton (Department of Art) and Ben Altman, DARK PASSAGE welcomes the progression of Fall with an exhibition exploring the tangle of human experience in a chaotic world.

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The Department of Writing is pleased to announce its next Handwerker Reading Series event, to be held on Tuesday, November 1 at 5:30 pm in the Handwerker Gallery (Gannett Center). Tuesday's reading will feature creative nonfiction and media by Raza Rumi and Tyrone Shaw, who will explore the connections between creative writing and social justice.

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 The Women's and Gender Studies Program brings Lenelle Moïse back to campus to perform her new show: AMPLIFY: A "Speaking Intersections" Mixtape.  Speaking truth to power, Haitain-American poet and playwright Lenelle Moïse will perform original poems, essays and monologues to illuminate the intersections of race, class, gender, spirit, and sexuality.  Tuesday, November 1st from 7-9 pm in Emerson Suites.  


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A plethora of opportunities are coming soon, including top notch guest artists, student and faculty performances, and a chance to hear the School of Music dean at the piano!

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Each ticket holder for the Hangar Theatre Charades Challenge on October 22 will be entered in a drawing for two tickets for the B'way hit-of-hits, "Hamilton." You must be present to win. (Food and open bar included). Tickets available at See you at the Hangar.

Theatre Arts majors in the Styles of Acting class invite you to enjoy scenes from three of Shakespeare's best-known plays. Scenes will be performed from Romeo and Juliet, Cymbeline and Measure for Measure


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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ithaca College campus

Co-sponsored by the School of Music and Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF)

All day - starting at 11am and finishing with the spectacular concluding concert at 7:30PM.  Exact schedule for the day will be available soon.

Music from around the world:  America, Africa, Trinidad, Japan, India, Brazil and Argentina

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Ithaca College Theatre presents Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s Tony-Award winning musical, “Company,” a mature, multidimensional examination of modern romantic relationships. 

Performances will be held in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on Oct. 25, 27, 28 and 29, Nov. 2, 3, 4 and 5 at 8 p.m., and on Oct. 30 and Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at the Ithaca College box office in Dillingham Center or online at The box office is open Monday through Thursday, noon–5 p.m.; and Friday, noon–4 p.m. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (607) 274-3224. Tickets range from $8 to $16. 

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Is Scandal Your Cup of Tea?

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 10/16/2016 

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 If so, you might enjoy getting in a few lessons while having some laughs along the way. 

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Steve Gorn, ethnomusicologist, world traveler and performing musician presents a series of events that are free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Hospicare and Palliative Care Services in partnership with the Ithaca College School of Music and the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. No reservations are required. 

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Lori Freedman residency

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World renowned Bass Clarinetist Lori Freedman ( ) will be a guest artist of the Composition Program during both the Fall 2016 Term and Spring 2017 Terms.

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Steve Gorn, ethnomusicologist, world traveler and performing musician presents a series of events that are free and open to the public.  

Sponsored by Hospicare and Palliative Care Services in partnership with the Ithaca College School of Music and the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute. No reservations are required. 

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IC alumni, family, and friends are invited to a special presentation at the State Theatre by Lightwire Theater — and can get a special discount on tickets!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016
7:30 p.m.
State Theatre of Ithaca
107 West State Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

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The Latin@ Film Festival “Cine con Cultura” will end this week with the film Ixcanul from Guatemala at Cornell Cinema. We would like to encourage our colleagues and students to go.

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A Pirate's Guide to Heat and Meat: Dara Engler
The Girls Who Spun Gold: Nydia Blas

Final day: October 12, 2016, 10am-6pm

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The Hangar Theatre Great Charades Challenge is set for October 22. The hilarity begins at 6:30 PM. Guest competitors this year include Bob Moss and Lisa Bushlow. All proceeds go directly to the Hangar Theatre Educational Fund and are completely tax deductible. The cost of a ticket includes food from Agava and an open bar. An advance ticket costs $50. A ticket at the door costs $65. The Charades Challenge provides the most fun you will have before the snow flies. You guarantee the continued presence of the Hangar Theatre in our community by attending Hangar performances, programs, and events. See you at the Hangar. For advance tickets, go to:

One block ends, another begins -- lots of opportunities to hear music!

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NYC professional and community musicians present score of ‘Porgy and Bess’ Oct. 9 

A concert performance of “Porgy and Bess,” George Gershwin’s highly acclaimed American folk opera, will feature more than 150 performers that include a dozen professionals from Opera Noire of New York, Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. in Ford Hall at the Whalen Music Center on the campus of Ithaca College.The performance also will include IC School of Music vocal students and alumni, the IC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Hall, The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, and the Southside Community and Community School of Arts Children Chorus. 

Baruch Whitehead, artistic director of the production, IC associate professor of music education and artistic director of the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, notes: “In this score, Gershwin brilliantly blends the African American genres of blues, jazz, folks tunes, jubilees, praying songs, street cries, work songs, and spirituals into the classical art form of opera.”

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