Jeff Spevak

The rock, twang, jazz and tango of 'No One Will Ever Know'

January is Jeff Riales' month. He's in the midst of a monthlong residency, every Thursday night at Abilene Bar & Lounge. And Friday night at...
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Wed, 01/08/2020 - 7:14am
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The eternal feel-good of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Here is more proof that the world of movies can be a surreal experience: when we catch up with Karolyn Grimes, who memorably played the 6-year-old Zuzu...
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 6:48am
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Lewis Black, GOING TO HELL! with the most optimistic man in the room

I've learned from past experience that, if you want to catch Lewis Black when he is calm and displaying socially acceptable behavior, it must be in the...
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Wed, 12/04/2019 - 9:48am
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Leaving the stage: the musical legacy of Bat McGrath

It's a reasonable question to ask: What the hell were Bat McGrath and Tricia Cast doing in Nashville?
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Wed, 11/27/2019 - 5:48am
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'Falling Through a Cloud' with Eugenia Zukerman

Eugenia Zukerman is brilliant. A world-renowned flutist. A novelist and essayist. A television journalist, as the classical music correspondent with ...
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Thu, 11/21/2019 - 5:55am
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RPO recording nominated for two Grammy awards

American Rapture , a recording featuring the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Ward Stare with soloist Yolanda...
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Wed, 11/20/2019 - 8:41pm
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After 36 years, vibraphonist Joe Locke revisits The Little

Music is a time machine. Thirty-six years, "It's hard for me to get my head around that … " says Joe Locke . It's been almost four decades since the...
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Wed, 11/20/2019 - 4:24am
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Harriet Tubman, and western New York, get their places in history

The Equal Rights Heritage Center has got Harriet Tubman right. There she is, standing on the lawn in downtown Auburn, holding a lantern. And just in...
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Fri, 11/15/2019 - 5:12am
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Jeff Beal: From the tranquility of Idaho to the chaos of Pollock and thermonuclear war

Jeff Beal can put his feet up and relax Friday night at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater. “I have nothing to do,” he says. Yes, that’s the job of the...
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Thu, 11/07/2019 - 9:45am
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Black Violin's hip-hop meets classical; a Far Side close to home; a killer film fest

Black Violin is not a Frankenstein creation, where we can see all of the parts stitched together, the bolts sticking out of the neck, the lumbering gait...
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Thu, 11/07/2019 - 5:30am
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