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posticon R2P's 'All In The Timing' A Laugh-Fest Of Fun

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, February 17, 2017 | By Linda Glaser Print
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r2p logo120'All in the Timing' is a collection of six of the funniest one-act plays ever – monkeys banging away at typewriters, imaginary languages, the world's worst first date, and more. Running to Places (R2P) presents the hilarious comedy Feb. 24-26 at Beverly J. Martin Elementary School (BJM), 302 W Buffalo St., Ithaca. (Note: the show may not be suitable for the youngest children.)

'Sure Thing' features a first date where the fumbling couple gets countless do-overs; in 'Words, Words, Words,' three monkeys typing into infinity will eventually create Hamlet – if they can overcome their writers' block; 'The Universal Language' explores whether a new (gibberish) language can be the key to happiness; "Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread" is a musical parody of minimalist composer Philip Glass and his reminiscences about an old flame; 'The Philadelphia' finds a man ensnared in an unlucky and anomalous pocket of reality; and in "Variations on the Death of Trotsky" Marxist revolutionary and politician Leon Trotsky has died – but don't tell him that.

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posticon Simon Shaheen Explores Flamenco's Arab Roots

Arts and Entertainment | Friday, February 17, 2017 | By Cornell Concert Series Print
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Simon Shaheen brings to life the Arab music of Al-Andalus and blends it with the ubiquitous art of flamenco in his newest production 'Zafir,' a program of instrumental and vocal music and dance. This program does not pretend to recreate the music of a bygone era, but rather to renew a relationship that began more than a thousand years ago. It reveals the commonalities of a music born in cultural centers of Iraq and Syria, blew like a zephyr (zafir, in Arabic) across the waters of the Mediterranean to Al-Andalus, blended with elements of Spanish music, and was brought back across the sea to North Africa where it flourished in the cities of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

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