Jeff Spevak

Jeff Spevak: a conversation with songwriter Mikaela Davis

As many folks are aware, the Netherlands is totally cool with your recreational use of marijuana. Denmark? Not so much. And here was Mikaela Davis,...
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Thu, 07/18/2019 - 1:29pm
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Jazz Fest 2019, Day 8: Jeff reviews Catherine Russell, Jubilation!, and Itamar Borochov Quartet

Minding history The centuries haven't been kind to humanity. There really isn't a lot we need to relive about the past. Except the music. Backed by an...
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Sat, 06/29/2019 - 1:41am
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Jeff Spevak reflects on the impact of Joe Dady

Social media offered hopeful hints about Joe Dady’s condition over the last few days. Well-meaning friends, reporting that stem-cell donations from Joe...
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Mon, 05/20/2019 - 4:10am
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Jeff Spevak reviews: "Revival: The Resurrection of Son House" at Geva

The story is almost too good to be true. A teenage preacher in the Mississippi of the Great Depression 1930s falls to women, booze and the blues. There...
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Tue, 05/07/2019 - 1:39am
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Jeff Spevak review: Induction ceremony for the Rochester Music Hall of Fame

Give the Rochester Music Hall of Fame props for an out-of-this-world opening at Sunday’s induction ceremony and concert. Austin Giorgio, a Webster...
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Mon, 04/29/2019 - 2:24am
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Jeff Spevak previews 'Hamilton' and 'Son House' productions

Two shows – one a blockbuster musical, the other a provocative premiere – make the upcoming weeks here one of the most significant stretches ever in...
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Mon, 04/22/2019 - 5:56am
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Jeff Spevak talks with Judy Collins about social activism and music

Judy Collins has worn her activism on her songwriter’s sleeve since the 1960s, when she moved to New York City’s Greenwich Village, plunging into a...
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Thu, 03/07/2019 - 8:31am
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Jeff Spevak takes a look at the 2019 Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductees

Beach Boy Al Jardine, television-theme composer Jack Allocco, folk singer Christine Lavin, longtime area promoter Jeff Springut and his club Red Creek,...
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Wed, 02/27/2019 - 4:46am
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Jeff Spevak review: Bat McGrath at the Lyric Theatre

He looked a little frail as he walked onstage. Moving slowly, almost gingerly. But maybe some of that was Bat McGrath looking out at the sold-out crowd...
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Sun, 01/27/2019 - 10:31am
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Jeff Spevak interviews Bat McGrath about his final Rochester show

Over the past decade, Bat McGrath and his wife, Tricia Cast, have made twice-yearly trips from their home on a Nashville mountainside to Rochester....
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Thu, 01/24/2019 - 5:41am
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