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Rochester Cocktail Revival moves forward despite unrest, coronavirus

The world has reached the point where, after a tough day at work, you can’t pull up a barstool and unwind with an expertly made Negroni cocktail without...
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Wed, 09/09/2020 - 5:43am
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For the entertainment industry, the building’s on fire

In his four decades of working in the music business, Quake Mark says he’s had a gun pulled on him three times, he’s been shot once, stabbed twice,...
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Wed, 09/02/2020 - 5:39am
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On live arts scene, inconsistencies and uncertainties remain

The Spring Chickens had a gig last week. It was the first live-music performance I’d attended since mid-March. That’s quite a stretch of home quarantine...
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Wed, 08/26/2020 - 6:35am
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The Empty Hearts present vintage rock sound in dangerous new era

Its nothing but the best for The Empty Hearts when the band goes off in search of inspiration. As Andy Babiuk tells it, there was this one night I was...
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Wed, 08/19/2020 - 6:59am
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Lyra Pramuk’s transition, in music and life

The music is perhaps unlike anything you have heard. Or maybe it is like many things you’ve heard. It is “Fountain,” the debut album by Lyra Pramuk....
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Wed, 08/12/2020 - 5:25am
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PUSH Physical Theatre’s one small trunk and a lot of big ideas

As next month’s KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival recalibrates for the new reality -- the event will be presented virtually -- the performers are having...
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Wed, 08/05/2020 - 6:49am
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The mirror that is the Visual Studies Workshop

The film is black and white, as was the issue. The camera work is a little jittery, as were the times. A Black man -- he looks to be in his mid-20s --...
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Wed, 07/29/2020 - 7:26am
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That theater experience, and people giggling, is what at-home content misses

The problem with our new reality is, we can’t see it from where we are now. The new reality, of course, is COVID-19. The numbers -- more than 600,000...
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Wed, 07/22/2020 - 12:52pm
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Black Arts, and feeling the bite of change

David Shakes knows what change looks like, and sounds like, and feels like. He finds it in writers such as James Baldwin, whose words have shadowed us...
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Wed, 07/15/2020 - 6:26am
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Abby Feldman and the co-existence of funny and unfunny

Abby Feldman's life has come full circle. After a comedy career that has taken her from Manhattan to Brazil to just within reach of the dark bat wings...
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Wed, 07/08/2020 - 7:04am
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