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The Tiny Desk Contest this year is now closed and we thank all the local artists who entered this year. We will have a complete list of local entrants sometime next week and a Tiny Desk Favorites concert sometime in the very near future. You can browse all entries here . Until the complete local list is available, here are a few of the local entrants:

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8 shows to see this weekend: April 19-21

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Black Castle
Jim Catalano

For a holiday weekend, there sure are a lot of cool shows on tap in and around Ithaca. Let’s take a look.

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Fronted by ex-John Brown’s Body singer Elliot Martin, the Black Castle features some of Ithaca’s top players (Brian Wilson, Matt Saccuccimorano, Brian Dozoretz, Shikhar Bajracharya, Nate Richardson); they’ve been working up some new material in recent months. Lucas Ashby’s Brain Trust – the new project from the Big Mean Sound Machine percussionist – will open the 9 p.m. show. Cover is $15.

When: 9 p.m. Friday

Strings for Stewart Park
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Taking place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at La Tourelle, “Strings for Stewart Park” will feature an eclectic blend of fiddle and violin music with guitar, mandolin and bass accompaniment.

Performers include Cornell's Ariana Kim, Ithaca College's Susan Waterbury, and Ithaca musicians Judy Hyman, Tim Ball, Dave Davies, and Rick Manning; Will Russell will be doing the sound engineering.

The Tiny Desk Contest this year is now closed and we thank all the local artists who entered this year. We will have a complete list of local entrants sometime next week and a Tiny Desk Favorites concert sometime in the very near future. You can browse all entries here. Until the complete local list is available, here are a few of the local entrants:

Carole King's iconic career as a singer, songwriter, and pianist extraordinaire is celebrated with a two-hour special, Natural Woman, The Carole King Radio Special. The first hour looks at Carole King's early career when she wrote great hits for other artists - from her first songwriting hit in 1961 at aged 18 Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow to her huge hit for the Monkees Pleasant Valley Sunday.

Once again, Different Radio is partenering with NPRMusic for this year's Tiny Desk Contest!


March is Women's History month, and Different Radio will air a series of specials focussing on some extroidnary women singers and singer-songwriters. Sunday Mornings from 10 am to noon, each week starting March 10, an artist will be featured, starting with Joni Mitchell. Joni Mitchell recently celebreated her 75th birthday and this special looks back on her career and her influence on the music industry. The Emergence of Joni Mitchell, this Sunday March 10th, 10 AM to Noon on Different Radio.

Every month, NPR member stations in our public radio network let us know what's been on repeat in their worlds to meet your music discovery and streaming needs.

You can expect an epic piano anthem from Florence + The Machine, Kehlani's sassy new dance-floor bop and an acoustic drive-by ballad by Oshima Brothers in this month's playlist. Below are some newfound favorites, all written from the voices of public radio stations across the country.

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Last spring, Australian songwriter Harriette Pilbeam sprinkled some Sugar & Spice on listeners with a debut EP of gorgeous, fuzz-drenched dream-p

 The Albright-Knox Art Gallery announced that Death Cab for Cutie will headline the museum’s Rockin’ at the Knox 2019 concert on Sunday, June 16, with special guests Tank and the Bangas and Phosphorescent. Tickets will go on sale exclusively for Albright-Knox Members beginning Wednesday, February 27, at 10 am, through Friday, March 1, at 9 am. General admission tickets will go on sale Friday, March 1, at 10 am. Gates will open at 4 pm, and all tickets include entry to the museum from 4 to 7 pm.

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Strings for Stewart Park
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Taking place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at La Tourelle, “Strings for Stewart Park” will feature an eclectic blend of fiddle and violin music with guitar, mandolin and bass accompaniment.

Performers include Cornell's Ariana Kim, Ithaca College's Susan Waterbury, and Ithaca musicians Judy Hyman, Tim Ball, Dave Davies, and Rick Manning; Will Russell will be doing the sound engineering.

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Listen in Tonight, Februrary 16th, at 9PM to The Grateful Dead Hour, as Bob Weir and the Wolf Brothers are featured from their performance at Syracuse's Landmark Theater from last November. Rochester's Mikaela Davis peforms with them! A review of that concert appeared on JamBase

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The World Cafe has produced a remembrance of Aretha Franklin's music and amazing life. WITH will air this special today at 2PM. 

Rochester's Mikaela Davis comes home for a show and CD release party at Abilene Saturday 8/11 before heading to Europe. She will be showcasing her new album "Delivery". She will join Scott in the studio for an interview and live music Saturday Morning beginning at 10AM.

Different Radio will air concert sets from this year's Newport Folk Festival from 9AM to Noon, and again 6PM to Midnight. Wilco, John Prine, Shovels & Rope,  and Hurray for the Riff Raff are just some of the acts you can hear. It all starts Monday, Labor Day, at 9AM, only on Different Radio, WRUR 88.5 FM and WITH 90.1 FM. 

Here is the lineup (times aproximate):

9:00  AM  John Prine & Friends

10:10 AM  Marlon William

10:46 AM  Wilco

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