Across the Universe

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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When ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ is the music

In one graceful moment, Kelly Izzo Shapiro drifts away from Joni Mitchell's "Little Green" and, using the same guitar tuning, seamlessly slides into the...
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Wed, 02/03/2021 - 12:51am
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Reckoning Day with Brian Lindsay

Brian Lindsay has known for a long time how to write a song that goes straight to the heart. There was “East Side of the River,” from his 2004 album ...
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Wed, 01/27/2021 - 12:55am
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Homegrown and Teagan Ward, and the politics of empathy and rage

Teagan Ward doesn’t need The Weather Channel to understand the current climate in America. “One of frustration, I suppose,” she says. Ward works in the...
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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 12:54am
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Small music venues are walking a tightrope amid pandemic uncertainty

Rock royalty has played the tiny room known simply as the Bug Jar. There was The White Stripes, before the duo became indie-rock favorites. The Black...
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Wed, 01/13/2021 - 11:15am
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Life with the Boondockers, and spiders as big as your hand

The silence of the past year has been deafening. “If it wasn’t COVID, we’d be out almost every night listening to music,” says Amy Collins. Or perhaps...
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Wed, 01/06/2021 - 4:28am
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The long road back to reconnecting with arts and our culture

For most of 2020, I’ve been working from a second-floor room at my house in Charlotte. Typing, doing phone interviews, waiting for a neighbor to finish...
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Wed, 12/30/2020 - 12:48am
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Fringe fest, Cure team up for 'Shotspeare' on New Year's Eve

“The start of this story,” says Donny Clutterbuck, “could potentially be the trials and tribulations of becoming a different business every month.”...
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Wed, 12/23/2020 - 12:43am
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Record Archive stands up, because 'That's What Friends Are For'

Optimism has been in short supply throughout 2020. And clarity is virtually nonexistent. The Supreme Court has declared that New York state’s attempt to...
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Wed, 12/02/2020 - 5:41am
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