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KEY POINTS The Ithaca College Gamer Symphony Orchestra plays music from popular video games. The group’s first performance this semester is on Wednesday, November 1. The group shares a love for video games and sees its music as its own art form. Inside Ford Hall at Ithaca College’s Whalen School of Music, there are only a few people in the seats. Instrument cases are scattered everywhere, and the student performers are on the stage. It’s dress rehearsal; they are wearing their everyday clothes, sitting in chairs with their instruments, tuning them and getting ready for their cue. The conductor raises…

https://youtu.be/PxRBHBdud3w Kyra Skye flips through a battered palm-sized notebook with a smile on her face. It’s traveled across the country with her. This past summer, Skye went on a month-long tour as the bassist of the band, Izzy True. She used her journal to document each night of her musical journey, gluing in set lists and concert bills, making doodles and jotting down lyrics. “I want to document it all. I don’t want to forget anything,” Skye said. “I know I’m going to keep doing amazing things and I want to document the journey.” Skye became part of Izzy True after she…

Monday, October 9th. 9:03p.m. The grogginess of week’s beginning lurks through the misty weather, a dark academic quad, and the occasional student meandering from one building to another. All the while, a never-stopping, melodic din travels the practice halls of the Whalen School of Music. At the Whalen School of Music at Ithaca College, practice seems to be emphasized in the curriculum for intellectual and artistic growth. Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule is simple: practice 10,000 hours of a discipline, and you’ll become a master at it. STUDENT 1: NICK PARAGGIO Paraggio knew the details of the 10,000-hour philosophy long before…

Key Points Ithaca Generator, a downtown makerspace, hosted a 12-hour-long dance-out Over $1,000 in donations went to Ithaca Generator’s expansion, including adding a pottery studio and a machine shop  Dancing for eight hours straight, followed by participating in a two-hour dance competition and then a final hour of moving to the music, Ithaca local Zachary Bouchard didn’t let the exhausting pace slow him down. From 10am until 10pm in Downtown Ithaca’s Press Bay Alley, Bouchard and other community members came together to dance while raising money for the non-profit community makerspace, Ithaca Generator. The organization hosted its first Dance-Out, a…

https://youtu.be/6GHJ7oe-djk Nothing exemplifies leisure and entertainment in the Finger Lakes region like live music, lush scenery and picturesque wineries. On Saturday, Treleaven Wines in King Ferry, NY hosted its second annual “Destination After Dark,” an evening of music featuring local favorite nine-piece dance band, The Destination. Setting the scene… A sea of colorful lawn chairs crowded the space on either side of Treleaven’s wooden pavilion area. Hundreds of people from the Cayuga Lake region and beyond filled the laid-back, outdoor venue, enjoying the last of this year’s summery weather. Under the pavilion, people sat and enjoyed local wine, beer and…

KEY POINTS: The tradition of the Cornell Chimes started in 1868, three years after Cornell University was founded in 1865. Today the chimes are played by approximately eight chimesmasters. The chimes music library holds over 2,000 pieces of sheet music. To see one of the chimesmasters in action, click here. Whether you’re walking around Cornell University in the morning, afternoon, or evening, you’re likely to hear chimes coming from McGraw Tower, one of the oldest buildings on the university’s campus. The first bell from the tower rang October 7th, 1868, and the tower will celebrate 150 years of operation in…

Key Points: IC K-Pop Club (ICKC) e-board members Anika Verma and Jason Khan taught the choreography to ‘Hola Hola’ by co-ed group K.A.R.D Members were partnered up and were taught the first 30 seconds of the dance K-Pop is known for its intense dances and performances First time ICKC has taught dance despite being active since 2015 The spacious dance studio 4 located in Dillingham Center at Ithaca College hosted IC K-Pop Club’s (ICKC) first ever choreography lesson. E-board and general body members practiced in the space from 4 to 5 p.m. going over the first 30 seconds of the…

https://youtu.be/RBNOonf7vHQ Key Points from Day One: Roughly 50 fans were in attendance, filling up half the second floor ballroom. Sam began by welcoming everyone, and shared stories about his childhood and Ithaca’s music scene. Ithaca natives, the X Ambassadors, returned home to host the first annual Cayuga Sound Festival. The famous rock group spent over a year planning the much-anticipated music festival with long-time local music promoter Dan Smalls. Sam (lead vocals) and Casey (piano) Harris, kicked off their weekend with the Cayuga Sound Talk Series on Sept. 22 at the Ithaca Marriott Downtown on the Commons. “Growing up in…

Advocating for social justice and reclaiming identity was the central theme April 15 at the Sacred Root Tea Lounge and Kava Bar, as several poets — most of whom were young women of color — graced the stage to perform spoken word poetry. The event, Poesía de Justicia, was an afternoon filled with spoken word performances from college students and Ithaca residents bringing awareness to social justice issues. Poesía de Justicia is an annual event put together by Cultura Ithaca, a local organization that seeks to immerse people in the Ithaca area in Latin American culture and hosts art-focused educational…

Ashley Wolf and Lisbeth Perez Senior Becca Aronoff thought she would never be able to dance again after she undertook double-hip surgery four years ago. However, she did not let the surgery stop her. She still jumps and twirls around the dance studio. There was no way she could give up the sport she loves. The Unbound Dance Company at Ithaca College allowed her to continue to dance and perform, two things she loves most in the world. IC Unbound is the biggest dance company on campus with about 50 dancers. The Company does not focus on one form of…

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