July 27, 2016
Ithaca, NY

Life & Culture

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X Ithacans: X Ambassadors to return for concert in Ithaca

Alternative rock band X Ambassadors, which originated in Ithaca and is now touring worldwide, will visit Ithaca’s State Theatre on May 14 for a homecoming concert.

Matrix Awards honor women in communications at IC

Six Ithaca College women who are members of the student organization IC Women in Communications received scholarships New York Women in Communications, Inc. at this year’s Matrix Awards on April 25.

Assistant professor and alumna produce indie album

Brooks Miner and Beverly Stokes have been working on their first album for over a year now, recording primarily in their small Brooklyn studio and in various parts of Ithaca. Their new indie-folk album, “All These Dotted Lines,” will be available online May 10.

IC Department of Art’s Creative Space Gallery to close in May

Approximately one year after the Creative Space Gallery opened its doors May 1, 2015, it will be closing after its final exhibit, “BANG!,” which ends May 15.

Career Services director brings sci-fi genre to life at IC

John Fracchia and Kerry Forrestal drew inspiration from their shared love of science-fiction and co-wrote “Cataclysm: The Myst Clipper Shicaine,” a science-fiction novel released May 4.

Senior theater student participates in diversity mentorship program

Senior Randy Wong-Westbrooke, a theater production arts major, was recently selected for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology’s Gateway Program, which provides mentorship for students who are underrepresented.

Review: “Genius” film lacks intelligence and purpose

Ironically, what “Genius” needs is a good editor, an outside eye to trim the fat of excessively flashy production value and mine down to the characters who drive the story and the excellent cast hired to portray them.

Review: Simon’s talent shines on thirteenth release

Simon proves he has not stopped being innovative. His latest effort, “Stranger to Stranger,” shows Simon just as inspired as ever. The album is a harmonic convergence of sound, and Simon makes the listener consider each word carefully.

Review: Grande proves powerful with new album

The title track of the album, “Dangerous Woman,” left an imprint on her fan base — who are referred to as the Arianators — and the general public alike, when it was released in March. Notwithstanding the great array of songs on the album, this single is particularly impactful — Grande’s use of lyricism and instrumentation leave a mark on listeners.

Review: Film pleases mothers and fathers alike

The film addresses deeply emotional familial issues like divorce, the loss of a parent or partner, insecurity about marriage, a daughter’s trying to reunite with her biological mother, and sisters’ trying to making amends with their parents. Each moment is brought to life on screen by the cast in a way that is honest, relatable and believable.

Review: Metal album smashes

The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser” is exactly what its title alludes to: It’s a messy celebration of self-destruction.