5th Annual LAFF Show Benefits ICSD Arts Programs

September 16, 2014
5th Annual LAFF Show Benefits ICSD Arts Programs
 This year the Rotary and Savage Clubs of Ithaca are teaming up with the Ithaca City School District (ICSD)’s Fine and Performing Arts Program for the 5th Annual Little Apple Fall Follies – LAFF – scheduled for Saturday,September 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ithaca High School’s Kulp Auditorium.   This two hour show features a wide array of talented local performers. Proceeds from the show will go to community grants for area youth arts programs and one third to the ICSD for fine and performing arts.
The 5th Annual LAFF Show is the kickoff event of the Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival.  Tickets are $12 and are available at Pastimes Antiques in the DeWitt Mall, online at http://www.savageclubofithaca.com/, from any Savage or Rotary Club member, at the Ithaca High School Activities Building M-F 8:30-11:30 a.m., and at the door the evening of the show.  Plenty of free parking is available.
This family-friendly variety show features the diverse talents of The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers, The Ithaca Gay Men’s Chorus, Running to Places, Magician James Warren, Juggler “Nate the Great,” Circus Culture, the incomparable Ed Clute on piano, and music ranging from Broadway to jazz to rock.   Emcees for the show are Brett Bossard, president of the Rotary Club of Ithaca and Executive Director of Cinemapolis, and Joey Steinhagen, Artistic Director of Running to Places. 
Ithaca Rotary grants promote the quality of life in Tompkins County and the greater Ithaca area. Past grant recipients include Cancer Resource Center, Ithaca ReUse Center and Family Reading Partnership. The Savage Club makes annual donations to community arts organizations that include the Community School of Music and Arts, Vitamin L Chorus, Running to Places Theatre Company and Armstrong School of Dance. For more information, call 607-277-3457.
The ICSD’s Fine and Performing Arts Program serves all students grade K through 12 teaching visual art, dance, drama and vocal and instrumental music. The Fine Arts Booster Group (FABG) works in partnership with the district to support and celebrate all the arts for all the kids.  FABG is an affiliate of the Ithaca Public Education Initiative (IPEI).  For more information visit www.fabgithaca.org and http://www.ithacacityschools.org/index.cfm/icsd/Menu/arts.htm.
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