Arts & Life

Gateways Music Festival receives $800,000 award from Mellon Foundation

The Gateways Music Festival is getting a substantial grant to continue its mission of supporting classical musicians of African descent. Gateways is...
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Wed, 10/20/2021 - 7:12am
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The Little renames theater for Jane and Larry Glazer

The Little Theatre on Thursday renamed one of its theaters after the late Jane and Larry Glazer, the Rochester couple whose philanthropy and businesses...
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Thu, 10/14/2021 - 3:17pm
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Greg Townson remembers Rochester Music Hall of Famer Pee Wee Ellis

It was the late 1980s, and Greg Townson was playing guitar in one of the more successful acts on the Rochester scene at the time, The Essentials. A rock...
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Tue, 10/05/2021 - 8:51am
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‘Water is Life’ mural by Seneca artist installed on the Genesee

In the Haudenosaunee creation story, Sky Woman, the daughter of the Great Spirit, descends from the heavens toward a watery world whose animals, fearing...
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Wed, 09/29/2021 - 12:17pm
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New Horizons celebrates 30 years of making music with Rochester seniors

When Roy Ernst, an Eastman School of Music professor, set out in 1991 to form a band of senior citizens from around Rochester with little to no musical...
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Wed, 09/29/2021 - 1:42pm
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Folkfaces Fest V features charismatic storytellers, regional roots bands

Now in its fifth year, Tyler Westcott’s annual Folkfaces Fest at Cherry Hill Campground in Darien Center has become a fall tradition for the upstate New...
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Tue, 09/28/2021 - 1:57pm
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New Warfield bust is one dream ‘about many dreams’

Thomas Warfield was thinking back about 20 years, to when Shawn Dunwoody had created a work of art for the Rochester Museum and Science Center. “Some...
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Mon, 09/27/2021 - 2:05pm
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Joywave closes Fringe in a big-decibel way

Very few people who give a damn about music have the same kind of records, album after album, on their shelves. That was the appeal of “Smokestacks,”...
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Sun, 09/26/2021 - 1:31pm
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The dark inspires Charming Disaster in ‘Musical Tarot Show’

The name, Charming Disaster, would seem to explain everything. But I’ll go ahead with this review anyway. And as it turns out, first impressions built...
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Sat, 09/25/2021 - 8:54pm
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PUSH Physical Theatre extinguishes the ‘Generic Male’

Rochester’s PUSH Physical Theatre is a remarkable fusion of dance, body architecture, sight gags, and social philosophy. Thursday night at the KeyBank...
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Fri, 09/24/2021 - 5:32am
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