Arts Features

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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Rochester Fringe Festival launches virtual era

In less than three weeks, the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will do what the Edinburgh Fringe Festival could not pull off for the first time in its...
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Tue, 08/25/2020 - 1:14pm
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Finger Lakes Opera artists collaborate from a distance

Four songs and two arias, all by Mozart. That was all that Eastman School of Music graduate and current Finger Lakes Opera Young Artist Robin Steitz...
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Mon, 08/24/2020 - 6:07am
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Bars across New York reeling after state halts ticketed concerts

Rochester’s bar and music scenes are reeling after clarifications on guidelines from the New York State Liquor Authority that put an abrupt end to the...
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Fri, 08/21/2020 - 2:38pm
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RPO resets concert season with livestreamed shows

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra confirmed Tuesday that it is postponing or canceling all of its September, October and November traditional...
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Tue, 08/18/2020 - 12:59pm
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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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Arts organizations increase access during COVID-19 shutdowns

Earlier this month, people around the world sat down to watch "Hamilton" -- the Broadway musical phenomenon written by Lin-Manuel Miranda about the...
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Thu, 07/23/2020 - 9:28am
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HomeStage: John Dady

Looks like we won't have live in-person concerts for a bit, so we'll bring some performances to you, with a series called HomeStage. Jeff Spevak...
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Thu, 04/16/2020 - 1:00pm
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Jazz festival canceled for June; fall date being considered

The producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival announced Thursday afternoon that the event’s June dates are being canceled due to the...
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Thu, 04/02/2020 - 3:04pm
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