Arts Features

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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The Cinema Theater to show movies again

Not long after the operators of the Cinema Theater announced in February that Rochester's oldest movie house would close for good, the marquee began...
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:37pm
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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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John Borek, a serious yet zany man of arts, dies at 71

One of the final acts of John Borek, one of many acts of his life, was to send 5-foot-tall cardboard cutouts of chocolate rabbits to friends in...
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Mon, 04/05/2021 - 10:10am
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Rochester’s rare plant market is booming

Imagine a hard-to-find, intensely Instagrammable houseplant, and something like the monstera deliciosa albo variegata, with its iconic broad-split...
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Mon, 04/05/2021 - 5:12am
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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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Music Hall of Fame scraps April ceremony

The Rochester Music Hall of Fame class of 2020 is on hold once again. Last year’s induction ceremony and concert was postponed because of the...
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Mon, 03/29/2021 - 1:39pm
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Grace Road Church buys elegant Lyric Theatre

Rochester Lyric Opera confirmed Thursday that it has completed the sale of the Lyric Theatre to Grace Road Church. Lyric Opera bought the building at...
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Thu, 03/25/2021 - 11:14am
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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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Dryden joins The Little with April reopenings

A second downtown Rochester film theater has announced a pandemic-cautious reopening for April. The Dryden Theatre opens its doors on April 2. It joins...
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Fri, 03/19/2021 - 11:45am
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