Friday, 10/26: Close to home, Richie Stearns and Friends are at Felicia's Atomic Lounge for Happy Hour, starting around 5:30. Further afield, Eire natives and Ithaca favorites Solas appear at the Night Eagle Cafe in Binghamton.
Sat. 10/27: Ellis is a young female singer-songwriter on the verge of a big career breakout. She was voted Most Wanted to Return at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Last night she was at the Town Hall in Westchester for $30. Tonight she's at McGraw Hall at Cornell at 8 pm, courtesy of the Folk Song Club, for $17 at the door, or $15 in advance at Small World Music.
Ventiloquist Jay Johnson comes to the State Theater, 8 pm. Jay was mentor for Comedy Central ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, who sold out the State last year. Jay first came to prominence on the television series "Soap". More recently, he won a Tony award for the act he brings to the State tonight.
Sun. 10/28: Musafir, who came from way far away to be the surprise hit of the 2006 GrassRoots festival, return to Ithaca for a 4 pm show at the Statler Auditorium at Cornell.
With a tip o' the hat philosophically and sonically to Mssrs. Zappa and Beefheart, We Are the Arm ask the musical question, What Makes a Plaza?, at an early show (5 pm) at Castaways.
Crow Greenspun appears at Maxie's, 6 pm.
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