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Friday, March 30, 2007

Weekend Activities, 30 March - 1 April

The State Theater has a slate of shows celebrating the unusual but entertaining: a cappella singing, tap dancing, and David Sedaris.

Friday's show is Acappellooza. Hosted by Ithacappella, from Ithaca College, the show brings together collegiate a cappella groups from throughout the northeast. Tickets are general admission, $12 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and students.

Saturday is "Walking in Time: the Annual Finger Lakes Tap Dance Festival". General admission tickets are $19 in advance, $13 for seniors and students.

Sunday is David Sedaris, the author and National Public Radio essayist. General admission tickets are $37.50, but he sold the place out last time, and probably will again.

Other shows:

On Saturday, the Crossing Borders concert series presents singer and guitarist Marta Topferova, at 8 pm at the Community School of Music and Arts. The New York Times writes of Ms. Topferova, "... a Czech singer whose heart is in Latin American music. She dips into styles from across the Caribbean and South America - Cuban son, Venezuelan joropo, Puerto Rican bomba - plays the cuatro, and sings with an elegant longing in her voice." Tickets are $12 in advance, available at Small World Music, and $15 at the door.

On Sunday, Carrie Rodriguez returns to Castaways at 8 pm. Ms. Rodriguez was here a few years ago when "Red Dog Tracks", the CD she made with Chip Taylor, was riding high. She's back fronting her own band, without Mr. Taylor, but with Richie Stearns, who contributed to that CD.

Enjoy yourself -
Steve Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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