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The Ithaca Times Best of Ithaca Readers Poll is one of the longest such annual surveys in New York State. Now in our 36th year, the original and first began at the San Francisco Bay Guardian 43 years ago. Veterans to BOI know that we’re always changing up the categories, so that no shoe, sub…

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We caught up with the host of WICB’s “Reggae Explosions,” Michael Miller AKA “DJ Mike Judah” after a recent Thursday shift on the air. “Wow, Best Radio Program! I am honored and grateful to do it. I’d like to thank my listeners for staying true and tuning in each and every week.” When Miller…

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Lot 10’s open mic night is a true open mic night, in that there’s no way to know what to expect. Held on Tuesdays, it could be a slam poetry session, or a cover song, or a comedy set, or anything else. One of the most exciting aspects of the night is the process and results aren’t sure when …

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Hangar Artistic Director (and director of Chicago) Michael Barakiva says, “I am delighted and honored that the Hangar production of Chicago won the Best Theater Production. Our production was a valentine to vaudeville, and a real community effort, from the extraordinary tech staff that has 4…

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Cornell University Hockey, the men’s and women’s teams, both found ample success last year, with each team eclipsing 20 wins and the men’s even making the NCAA tournament before bowing out. Both will look to continue those trends this year, with the support of Ithacans behind them. 

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Ithaca Festival’s 2018 Executive Director Josh Dolan told us, “This is really a testament to all of the community members who come out to be part of the parade from our Mad Max crew to the Belly Dancers, these are the folks that make our festival so rich and colorful. Also all the musicians!…

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We’ll finish off the 2018 Best of Ithaca awards section with some open-ended questions the audience answered for us. It’s always nice to hand out awards, but they only give a glimpse into what our readers really have bouncing around their brains. So here’s a chance for them to expound a litt…

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When the ballot for the 34th annual Best of Ithaca poll first begins appearing in the Ithaca Times in August, some prospective winners go to work, telling their friends and clients to vote for them. Most people, however, continue on with their daily business just as they always have, perhaps…