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Light in Winter Festival

The third annual Light in Winter Festival, celebrating music, art and science, will be Jan. 19-22 at various sites in and around Ithaca.

The weekend will feature internationally known performance artist Laurie Anderson, NASA’s first artist in residence; Simon Shaheen and his Middle Eastern jazz fusion ensemble Qantara; and an explosive finale, Forces of Nature, including a choreographed performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.

Other performances during the weekend include a one-man portrayal of Albert Einstein, a multi-media extravaganza featuring musical instruments made from household objects, a look at the art of drawing and painting birds, an examination of symmetry in nature, art, and science, and a free Winter Detective tour at the Cornell Plantations.

“Light in Winter” celebrates Ithaca's three most remarkable strengths: education, natural beauty, and a vibrant arts community.

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