This is a week for regular returning guests. We will be speaking with Baruch Whitehead, professor of music education at Ithaca College and the director of the VOICES Multicultural Chorus and the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers. The Jubilee Singers have gigs coming up, including a “Take Back the Night” show at location to be announced. On Sunday, May 4 they will perform at an “Abolitionists’ Concert” at AME Zion Baptist Church.
We will also be visited by Gary Weissbrot, who will be in the upcoming Readers’ Theater production of Detroit. Other actors and director Anne Marie Cummings may also stop by.
Helen T. Clark
Our guests this week include the cast of their Readers Theatre of Ithaca production Collected Stories by Donald Margulies, Barbara Adams, Nikki Schwarz and Helen T. Clark. Adams is an English professor at Ithaca College and one of the Ithaca Times’s theatre critics. Clark was recently scene in the Homecoming Players production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Bryan VanCampen has been bit by the stand-up comedy bug and has taken to taking the stage at the Pixel Lounge on their open mic nights. He will bring along fellow stand-up comic Ruben Arce to talk about growing comedy scene in Ithaca.
Laurie Murray, a nurse and Trumansburg resident, has organized the “Freedom Festival” for the last weekend in September at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. The two-day events will feature films, speakers and other information that address issues like Second Amendment rights and controversies in medical research.
We will not broadcast on Sept. 29, the fifth Sunday of the month, but will return on Oct. 6.
Danny Speer has issued a new solo album called Where Were You When the Fun Began? These new songs move away from the country influence that has been part of his writing for the past twenty years while he performed as part of Circle D and Speer•Specker•Henrie. He has been involved with the Ithaca music scene since moving here in 1974 as part of the Peabody Band.
Shannon MacCarrick of Habitat for Humanity will be talking about current projects, including the Bike to Build events in Groton.
(Photo: Jason Koski)
County historian Carol Kammen and Elisse Cogan will be with us to talk about the “One Day in Ithaca” project that is set to happen May 17, the 125th anniversary of the incorporation of the city. They will tell us more about the original event, which took place in 1988 on the centennial and the “China connection.”
Father Tom Parthenakis, an Orthodox priest from St. Catherine’s, will be with us to talk about the upcoming Greek festival at the church. He may also tell us a bit about his own unorthodox path to the priesthood; he was ordained at age 70.
Kelly Damm, an attorney from Dryden, is running for county judge. She is one of several candidates vying for the position. Why do attorneys want to be judges? There are strict rules about what even candidates for judge can speak about, so we’ll learn something about that too.
Tandemonium Yoga Collective
Karen Purcell and Alison Simione of Tandemonium Yoga Dance came by to explain the relationship between yoga and dance. They devise their choreography with multi-instrumentalist Joe Smellow. More people are familiar with yoga positions than they are with the figures of modern dance. When audiences see familiar movements in the performance, they are more engaged. Tandemonium will be giving a performance at the Earth Dance celebration on 4-H Acres on Lower Creek Road on Saturday, September 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Photographer Glen Sanders shoots images of the local landscape. He is inspired by the work of Minor White and is almost entirely self-taught. His work is presently hanging in Benjamin Peters on the Commons and Apothecara.
Harvey Baker of the Vietnam Veterans of America invited everyone to the Watch Fire on Friday, September 21 at Myers Park in Lansing at 7 p.m. The fire is a symbolic beacon guiding home the missing in action. There are still several hundred MIAs from the Vietnam War and there are personnel unaccounted for from the Cold War, the Middle East conflicts and in Afghanistan.
Starting in October the schedule of Shin Hollow will shift to the second and fourth Sundays of each month, alternating with Sunday Forum. Therefore our next show will be on October 14 at 6 p.m.