Ithaca musical marvel Bernie Upson has died of cancer

Ithaca musical marvel Bernie Upson has died of cancer

We are sorry to report that Bernie Upson, a jazz veteran who spent five decades in the music business, has passed away. His family shared the news early this morning.

Bernie was diagnosed not long ago with agressive liver cancer, which metasticized to his bones and spread through his abdomen. The longtime performer was moved to Hospicare just two weeks ago, and a fundraising concert was held at Oasis Dance Club to help with the family's mounting medical expenses.

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GrassRoots kicks off with lovely weather, snazzy raffle, and streaming video

GrassRoots kicks off with lovely weather, snazzy raffle, and streaming video

Are you ready? The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance is off and running! The four-day celebration at the Trumansburg Fairground includes music, art, food, dancing, workshops, kids' games, camping, and lots more.

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Downtown movie shop celebrates Flash Gordon's 80th anniversary with comedic commentary for 1980 movie screening

Downtown movie shop celebrates Flash Gordon's 80th anniversary with comedic commentary for 1980 movie screening

Science fiction hero Flash Gordon celebrates what you could call his 80th birthday this year, and Downtown Ithaca's Movie Poster Store is celebrating on Friday night with another of their comedic-roast movie screenings. Ithaca movie reviewer and comedian Bryan VanCampen will host a screening of the 1980 "Flash Gordon" movie with comedic commentary.

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14850 Magazine offering mobile web schedule for GrassRoots Festival

14850 Magazine offering mobile web schedule for GrassRoots Festival

The Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance begins tomorrow at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, and for the first time, festival-goers can keep an eye on the schedule right on their smartphones. 14850 Magazine has worked with the GrassRoots folks to offer a free mobile web schedule that will work on any web-capable phone.

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Musical community benefit at Stewart Park for those affected by downtown crash

Musical community benefit at Stewart Park for those affected by downtown crash

The Ithaca community is coming together on Tuesday evening for a benefit event at Stewart Park to help those affected by the tragic crash at Simeon's on June 20th. The July 15th event will feature music from Tru Bleu, Dave Hawthorn, and the Jeff Love Band. Originally scheduled for July 8th, this event was postponed to July 15th due to last week's stormy forecast. The 6pm benefit has also been moved to Stewart Park's large pavilion, which means it can take place rain or shine.

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Man arrested for meth possession after he's spotted driving suspiciously in parking garage

Man arrested for meth possession after he's spotted driving suspiciously in parking garage

Ithaca police say Elias W. Rogers, a 21-year-old City of Ithaca resident, was arrested early Thursday morning after an IPD officer on foot patrol saw "erratic and suspicious operation" of vehicles in the Seneca Street parking garage.

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Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrating centennial with $1 admission this Monday

Rosamond Gifford Zoo celebrating centennial with $1 admission this Monday

Are you on summer vacation with the kids next week, and find that there is almost nothing to do on a Monday? Why not take a short drive to Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse?

Amur tigers resting on a hot day at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. 14850 Photo.Amur tigers resting on a hot day at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. 14850 Photo.On Monday, July 14th, 2014, the zoo will be celebrating their 100th anniversary! That’s a centennial of raising awareness and conservation of animal species and their habitats.

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Seth Peacock files nominating petitions for September primary

Seth Peacock files nominating petitions for September primary

Seth Peacock, appointed just last week by Mayor Svante Myrick to fill the City Court Judge vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Judith Rossiter, filed his nominating petitions this morning with the Tompkins County Board of Elections to run for re-election to the seat after the current term expires at the end of the year.

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Familiar and New combine to make magic at the 2014 GrassRoots Festival

Familiar and New combine to make magic at the 2014 GrassRoots Festival

In just a week the tents and trailers will fill up the Trumansburg Fairground again as the 24th Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance kicks off. The annual tradition runs from Thursday July 17th through Sunday July 20th, 2014, and it comes full of the familiar and the new. For the third year in a row, I’ll break down what’s happening for 14850 Magazine so you can be sure not to miss any of the hidden gems. Before delving into the musical cornucopia that is GrassRoots, though, I should mention a couple of the biggest changes.

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NYSEG offering dry ice and water, and Lansing high school opening Thursday, for area residents without power

NYSEG offering dry ice and water, and Lansing high school opening Thursday, for area residents without power

With thousands of residents in and around Lansing still without power, and NYSEG saying it may be Saturday before many homes and businesses have power back, the Lansing High School will open its doors from 7:30am-Noon on Thursday morning to help.

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