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Pioneering record producer Ethel Gabriel's legacy focus of forthcoming documentary

A handful of framed gold records lined the otherwise mundane hallway of the Rochester Presbyterian Home, and then on to the walls of the one-room...
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Wed, 04/21/2021 - 6:15am
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These days, Joywave's Daniel Armbruster is cherishing the mundane

It is such a simple morning ritual. Daniel Armbruster gets out of bed. His own bed, after years of so many unfamiliar ones. He pours himself a bowl of...
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Wed, 04/07/2021 - 1:51am
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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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Reckoning Day with Brian Lindsay

Brian Lindsay has known for a long time how to write a song that goes straight to the heart. There was “East Side of the River,” from his 2004 album ...
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Wed, 01/27/2021 - 12:55am
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Homegrown and Teagan Ward, and the politics of empathy and rage

Teagan Ward doesn’t need The Weather Channel to understand the current climate in America. “One of frustration, I suppose,” she says. Ward works in the...
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Wed, 01/20/2021 - 12:54am
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Connections: A look at the 2020 Rochester music scene

"Great music at a bad time." That's the title of a new playlist put together by CITY Magazine. As written by arts editor Daniel Kushner , the playlist...
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Thu, 12/17/2020 - 9:16am
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‘Incidental’ musicians have been playing long before pandemic

COVID-19 has put a stranglehold on live music. Several words and phrases have been added to our pandemic lexicon, such as “new normal” and “physically...
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Thu, 10/29/2020 - 12:32pm
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Rochester violinist advocates for Black classical musicians

Violinist Epongue Ekille from Rochester is one of the people calling for a greater recognition of Black musicians’ contributions to classical music. She...
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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 6:43am
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Connections: The future of choirs and singing during the pandemic

When will it be safe to sing together again? It’s a question the New York Times asked earlier this month when reporting on how choirs have been linked...
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Thu, 06/25/2020 - 10:17am
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Connections: Honoring the music of John Prine

Fans around the world are pulling for songwriter John Prine, who is stricken with COVID-19. His wife has offered updates, saying that the legendary...
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Mon, 04/06/2020 - 10:23am
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