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10 shows to see this week: Feb. 2-4

Feb 4, 2020

A Rochester favorite kicks off a weekly residency in Ithaca, a classical giant gives a free piano concert at Ithaca College, and two shows pay tribute to Bob Marley. Plus, Citizen Cope returns to Central New York!

Danielle Ponder kicks off her February weekly residence at the Range Wednesday night.

Taking Up Residency

Danielle Ponder will kick off her weekly residency at the Range. Each week she'll be putting on a different performance backed by special guests from all over Upstate New York. This week’s edition will feature an unplugged format with the Rochester vocalist joined by Charles Emmanuel.

When: 10 p.m. Wednesday

Where: The Range

Cost: $5

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Marley and Them

Shaka and Friends will mark Bob Marley’s upcoming birthday with a show in downtown Brooktondale.

When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Brookton’s Market

Cost: free; donations welcome

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"Standing in the Shadows of Motown" will screen at Cinemapolis Tuesday night.

Dancing in the Streets

Cinemapolis will screen the acclaimed documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown,” which tells the story of the Funk Brothers, the legendary yet unknown Detroit session musicians who played on so many of the record labels hits in the 1960s. The screening is presented by WVBR’s “Rockin’ Remnants” show.

When: 7 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Cinemapolis

Cost: $9.35

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Crossing Generations

The weekly Intergenerational Irish Music Session continues its two-year run, welcoming players and listeners of ages to enjoy a variety of traditional Irish tunes.

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar

Cost: free

Nikolai Lugansky

Piano Power

Pianist Nikolai Lugansky—described by Gramophone as “the most trailblazing and meteoric performer of all” — will perform at Ithaca College as part of the Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series. Lugansky’s program will feature Beethoven’s Sonata No. 30 in E major, Sonata No. 23 in F minor (“Appassionata”) and Sonata No. 28 in A major; and Franck’s Prélude, Choral et Fugue.

When: 8:15 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Ford Hall, Ithaca College

Cost: free and open to all

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Marty Flynn's Good Time Band returns to Flynn's Roadhouse Cafe on Wednesday night.

Ain’t Nothin’ But a Good Time

Marty Flynn’s Good Time Band returns to its home base in Lansing, with singer-guitarist Flynn joined by Dave Salce, Bob Young and others for a night of cool cover songs ranging from country to rock.

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday

Where: Flynn’s Roadhouse Café

Cost: free; donation welcome

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Taco Thursday

Trumansburg’s Main Street Market will host its first Taco Tuesday, with the Flywheels providing old-time tunes and Ken Smalt providing the tacos with meat, vegetarian and vegan options.

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Main Street Market, Trumansburg

Cost: free

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East Meets West plays at Brookton's Market on Thursday night.

Crossing Borders

East Meets West visits Brooktondale with their “multi-cultural blend of enticing, upbeat, world sounds.”

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursday

Where: Brookton’s Market

Cost: free; donations welcome

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The 86ers are just one of several local bands playing at the Bob Marley birthday tribute and benefit show Thursday night at the Haunt.
Credit Ryah Giles

A Birthday for Bob

Several Ithaca bands will join forces in a benefit show to celebrate Bob Marley’s birthday, putting their stamp on the reggae legend’s tunes. Proceeds from the show will benefit efforts to preserve Cayuga Lake. The lineup features the Notorious Stringbusters (foot-stompin’ bluegrass), Junkyard Theory (electronic acid dub), Kitestring (Americana blues and soul), Vicious Fishes (punk-influenced garage rock), The Cool Club & The Lipker Sisters (vintage boogie-woogie, jump and swing jazz), Mama Rabwa (funk and blues), Inkwell (hiphop), and the 86ers (country and cow punk). DJ Mike Judah of WICB’s “Reggae Explosions” will emcee the family-friendly show and spin tunes between sets.

When: 7-11 p.m. Thursday

Where: The Haunt

Cost: $7

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Phil Muka plays at Cortland's Red Jug Pub Thursday night.

Goin’ Solo

Unknown Woodsmen frontman Phil Muka will step out for a solo show in downtown Cortland. “He'll be playing acoustic renditions of Unknown Woodsmen songs, as well as some hand picked covers, and personal originals.”

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday

Where: Red Jug Pub

Cost: free; donations welcome

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Citizen Cope plays Homer's Center for the Arts on Thursday night.

Upright Citizen

Citizen Cope returns to upstate New York for a solo acoustic show. Born Clarence Greenwood, Cope’s style of urban folk has won fans around the country. His latest album is “Heroin and Helicopters,” which draws on influences ranging from Chuck Brown and The Beatles to Randy Newman and Bill Withers to address the state of contemporary American society.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday

Where: Center for the Arts, Homer

Cost: $25-$50

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