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Rochester’s modest open window of summer has been slammed shut by the coronavirus pandemic. Among many other pleasures of the season, the lunchtime Hochstein at High Falls live music has been lost.

But not virtually lost. The Rochester musicians John Dady, Hanna PK and Womba Africa Drumming are teaming up for an hour of Hochstein at High Falls brought to you on whatever device you’ve packed along with your lunch. Just like the live outdoor series of past years, it starts at noon Thursday.

The show is a celebration of The Hochstein School’s 100th anniversary this year.

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Art students and community members collaborated over the weekend on a mural honoring the centennial for the 19th Amendment. 

Located on West Main Street in the same area where Susan B. Anthony cast her then illegal ballot in 1872, the piece is a depiction of Anthony on a bicycle representing Rochester’s role in the history of transportation, suffrage, and women’s rights.

Lucy Ray, 16, designed the mural with her mother Jessica Leiberman. She said the mural is inspired by Susan B. Anthony’s admiration for the bicycle and its role in the emancipation of women.

Rochester violinist advocates for Black classical musicians

Aug 8, 2020
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Violinist Epongue Ekille from Rochester is one of the people calling for a greater recognition of Black musicians’ contributions to classical music. She shares her experiences and some listening recommendations.


MAG’s Clothesline Festival goes virtual

Jul 31, 2020
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The Memorial Art Gallery’s 2020 Clothesline Festival, originally scheduled for September 12-13, will be held exclusively online as a week-long event this fall, from September 12-18, the museum announced Friday.

In an email to subscribers, MAG Director Jonathan Binstock said that the change in the annual arts festival’s format was, unsurprisingly, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Don and Rita have been a staple in the Rochester music scene, performing in multiple bands, and even having one of their own. They've come up with some great songs, including this one that they're performing for you on HomeStage.

With its upcoming season in doubt because of the coronavirus pandemic, Geva Theatre Center laid off a handful of employees on Thursday.

Artistic Director Mark Cuddy, who did not say exactly how many employees had been let go, said Geva would probably know by next week when the regional theater will announce when shows would resume and what that season would look like.

Baobab Cultural Center to close

Jul 29, 2020
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Many arts and cultural institutions in Rochester have begun their individual reopening processes following the “phase four” nod from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but on Wednesday, The Baobab Cultural Center announced that it will permanently close its University Avenue location.

HomeStage: Jon Seiger

Jul 24, 2020

Musician Jon Seiger lost his hearing when he was 32 years old. Cochlear implants in both ears has allowed Seiger to return to his world: music. He's on HomeStage to share part of his world with you.

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The George Eastman Museum becomes the last of Rochester’s major museums joining the coronavirus pandemic Phase 4 reopening.

Sunday’s re-opening comes after a delay due to construction of a new visitors' center, part of a series of renovations at the photography museum at 900 East Ave. The reopening also coincides with three new exhibitions at the museum.

The Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester Museum & Science Center, The Strong National Museum of Play and the Susan B. Anthony Museum have already reopened.

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Rochester Fringe reiterated its call for entries Tuesday with a specific emphasis on submissions by artists of color.

The festival opened its submission process in June, and regularly repeats its calls for entries. But the latest invitation was notable for its appeal for artists of color.

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