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New York arts organizers make best-laid plans for live events

I had my coming-out from COVID-19 about a week and a half ago. My first indoor concert in more than a year. Two solo acoustic performers: a ridiculously...
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Wed, 04/28/2021 - 1:49am
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Pioneering record producer Ethel Gabriel's legacy focus of forthcoming documentary

A handful of framed gold records lined the otherwise mundane hallway of the Rochester Presbyterian Home, and then on to the walls of the one-room...
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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:15am
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Pop-culture investments fuel poet Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib left Connecticut in the spring of 2017, after a painful breakup. Now he was back in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. A wounded writer....
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Wed, 04/14/2021 - 1:51am
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These days, Joywave's Daniel Armbruster is cherishing the mundane

It is such a simple morning ritual. Daniel Armbruster gets out of bed. His own bed, after years of so many unfamiliar ones. He pours himself a bowl of...
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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 1:51am
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Come for the hummus, enjoy the incidental show

Danny Deutsch is watching the charts. Not the Billboard magazine charts. But The New York Times charts, tracking the new COVID-19 cases. And the COVID...
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Wed, 03/31/2021 - 8:52am
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'Tenacious Women' making their way to Geva’s stage

Jenni Werner moved to Rochester 10 years ago. She certainly knew the stories of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Everyone who has sat through a...
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Wed, 03/24/2021 - 7:31am
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'Too Much Johnson' may have been too much for Orson Welles, Eastman Museum finds

The images are black and white, the movements of the actors are herky-jerky, which is what we’re used to seeing in silent films. The acting is hammy:...
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Wed, 03/17/2021 - 1:56am
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Frederick Douglass, and statues that still speak the truth

The name of one of the great abolitionists now finds itself in rare air: Our rather pedestrian-monikered airport has been renamed the Frederick Douglass...
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Wed, 03/10/2021 - 10:04am
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Collins and Clark’s Big Adventure in ‘Nomadland’

Since departing Rochester in November, in search of warmer weather and an outdoors environment where COVID-19 might pose less of a threat, Amy Collins...
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Wed, 03/03/2021 - 4:04am
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Geva retools its 2021-22 schedule in these ‘absolutely, might’ times

As the carnival barkers say, step right up -- and see the amazing Geva Theatre Center schedule change before your very eyes. This is the COVID-19...
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Wed, 02/10/2021 - 4:40am
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