Friday 3/6: Joan Baez is celebrating 50 years as a performer with a tour and a new CD. Her State Theater show is her only appearance in upstate New York. It will be crowded. 8 pm.
"Iraqi Oud Masters Together" is a great example of thinking globally and acting locally. The show is a benefit for a local effort to help Iraqi refugees - particularly, Iraqis who acted as tranlators and interpreters for American forces in Iraq, and now need help extracting themselves and their families from danger there.
Yair Dalal and Rahim Alhaj play the oud, the classic stringed instrument of Middle Eastern music. The music is transporting in an aesthetic way - the cause in a practical way.
Tickets are $24 and all proceeds go to the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Connection of Ithaca. The show is at 8 pm, at the Unitarian Church downtown. Tickets are available at Small World Music and the Ithaca Guitar Works.
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Sat. 3/7: Canadian folk band Tanglefoot are on a farewell tour after 25 years. They play at 8 pm at Sage Chapel at Cornell in a Cornell Folk Song Society show. Tickets are available at Small World Music, $15, or at the show for $17.
The Gunpoets create an original blend of hip-hop and reggae that plays out as energetic dance music. At the Chapter House, 10 pm.
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Sun. 3/8: Ithaca Underground presents a triple bill at No Radio Records on E. Seneca Street: Why The Wires and Quietime from Ithaca, and Microwaves, from Pittsburgh. 7 pm. $5 cover.
The Johnny Dowd show (his band, Black Elastic) scheduled for Felicia's tonight has been cancelled.
Babik plied their gypsy jazz at the State Theater, previously. Tonight, they play around the corner, at the Lost Dog Lounge. 9 pm.
have fun -
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