Jeff Spevak

Jeff Spevak interview: Watkins & the Rapiers and a Christmas tradition

With more than 80 original Christmas songs to choose from, Rochester’s Watkins & the Rapiers presents its “Big Little Christmas Show,” the band’s...
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Thu, 12/20/2018 - 2:40am
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Why Rochester? Exploring the local music business

The Rochester Museum and Science Center’s “Science on the Edge Lecture Series ” has presented talks on the migration of Monarch butterflies and plans...
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Thu, 11/08/2018 - 9:26am
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Spevak Interview: The Rocky Horror Show

On the 200 th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein , Rochester’s Blackfriars Theatre presents a show whose title...
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Wed, 10/24/2018 - 2:30am
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Jeff Spevak interviews Michael Benson: Murder, He Writes.

Michael Benson refuses to concede defeat in a series of unsolved, half-century-old crimes – Rochester’s infamous Double Initial Murders. “A fresh angle...
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Thu, 10/11/2018 - 4:15am
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Rochester's Fringe Festival: It's a wrap

Here’s what large-scale public events such as the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival tell us: The streets are not simply for cars. The 11-day fest is...
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Sun, 09/23/2018 - 3:00am
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Fringe Festival Day 10 - Spevak on Eddie Izzard, an unusual comic

The windows of the food trucks were battened down, and potted shrubs rolled across the Speigelgarden as torrents of rain whipped down Gibbs Street...
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Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:13pm
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Fringe Festival Day 9: Garth Fagan Dance & The North Star

It took 4½ decades for Garth Fagan Dance to get around to writing a piece about Frederick Douglass. But the wait is nearly over. The nationally...
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Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:36am
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Fringe Festival Day 8: Edgar Allan Poe and advice about anything

No historical figure or cultural celebrity is safe from the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival . Not the living: Cher, Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Liza...
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Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:41am
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Fringe Festival Day 7: the audience participates in improv

On a day where millions of Americans were frantically Googling “Mario Kart,” Unleashed! Improv was reminding its audience on Day Seven of the KeyBank...
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Wed, 09/19/2018 - 1:28am
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Fringe Festival Day 6: Spevak reviews Aria and its combination of dance, music & media

These KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival shows are like chasing lightning bugs across a hillside. For most of the shows, you get one, two, maybe three...
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Tue, 09/18/2018 - 1:49am
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