Arts & Life

The loneliness of the long-distance songwriter

Right now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, with no end in sight, Alan Murphy imagines the plight of songwriters as a familiar philosophical...
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Wed, 02/17/2021 - 12:49am
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Susan B. Anthony’s missing links can be slow to be revealed

In his only novel, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Oscar Wilde tells of a man seemingly impervious to time and travail; it is his portrait, hidden away in...
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Mon, 02/15/2021 - 12:58am
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Jazz festival will happen but will move to RIT

After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is on track for this summer -- but will be held for...
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Thu, 02/11/2021 - 1:28pm
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Person charged in alleged attempt to steal Warhol exhibit art

The University of Rochester’s police have made an arrest in the attempted theft of a work of art from the Andy Warhol exhibit at Memorial Art Gallery....
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Wed, 02/10/2021 - 12:58pm
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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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Garth Fagan Dance to be part of New York pop-up arts events

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is announcing plans to help the performing arts get a boost in New York state after so many live performances and other activities...
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Mon, 02/08/2021 - 3:43pm
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Haudenosaunee filmmakers get their own festival

Rochester annually hosts dozens of film festivals, and it’s about to get one more. Indigenous filmmakers, actors, and producers from the region will be...
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Mon, 02/08/2021 - 3:45am
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Rebecca Soriano's anxious artwork is perfect portrait of our collective trauma

Artistic responses to the events of 2020 are vast and varied. Creatives have lambasted the former president, reacted to matters of social justice, and...
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Sun, 02/07/2021 - 7:48am
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RPO’s new season gives a nod to masters, but is a little less stuffy

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021-22 Philharmonics Series -- its first under forthcoming Music Director Andreas Delfs -- is a subtle balance...
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Thu, 02/04/2021 - 11:32am
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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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