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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Entertainment: Choice Events

Re: “THEATER | Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"

Thank you for pointing out the mistake, Penfield Players. The story has been corrected.

Posted by Jake Clapp on 10/29/2014 at 12:49 PM

Re: “THEATER | Gore Vidal's "The Best Man"

Phone number for advance tickets is actually 340-8655.

Posted by Penfield Players on 10/29/2014 at 10:32 AM

Re: “THEATER | "Witness of Kitty Genovese"

Yes, except that's a myth. The idea that people did not intervene was invented by newspaper reporters wishing to spread the blame from the sick animal who killed Genovese -- Winston Moseley, a murderer-rapist, in that order btw, out hunting a white female, specifically, to rape and murder that night. Sociologists eager to invent the phenomenon of social anomie latched onto the story -- a fable, really, and gave it life in academia, where facts really don't matter as much a political beliefs.

The play's "quotes" are likely from the recent whitewashing, attention-seeking book that wildly decontextualizes testimony and ignores all inconvenient facts in order to push the discredited Times version of events.

Moseley briefly caught Miss Genovese on a public street and stabbed her, but she managed to break free and crawl around to an alley where the main attack occurred -- with no witnesses, and then she perished in her apartment hallway. Many who heard the initial, brief confrontation saw only an empty street after she escaped Moseley and he quickly left the scene in his car -- many thus reasonably assumed a personal fight was resolved because they heard and saw little or nothing. Moseley then parked elsewhere and walked back and confronted Miss Genovese in an alley, a private place, not the street. She was too wounded to fight back much. Only one witness, her friend, had a good view of the crime at its end, inside the building. Drunk, in shock, and terrified that the killer might harm him, this sole real witness crawled over a roof, alerted a friend, and then called the police.

AM Rosenthal of the Times let his reporters make the whole story up so they could avoid an unpleasant race narrative at a time of racial tension and could blame society, not the offender, for Moseley's crimes ( a priority of the elitist, social-theory-besotted Times), which included other brutal rapes of black women. They shamelessly went on to continue to blame Genovese's innocent neighbors and advocate for Moseley's release from prison despite the fact that he is a serial corpse rapist and murderer and despite a vicious escape involving serious injuries and more rapes. they did so for two reasons: to conceal their lies and to advance their preening pleasures that he "took college classes" behind bars. Repugnant. The real cowardly witness story here is the 40-year deceptions, lies, and hatreds for ordinary people and female victims, particularly white victims of interracial crimes, that flourished at the Times, where, ironically, no whistleblowers have ever had the integrity to speak up. Someone should take a little stroll down that "street" of cowards and write a play about that.

Ordinary people subjected to crime have always been the most hated "others" -- and it's always open season on the among the literati and the elite media. Thus the pleasure many take in the bystander syndrome myth -- though propaganda is a better term for it.

So, enjoy your little drama. You are lying about horrific truths and demeaning human loss in order to advance self-serving politics. Clap clap.

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Posted by Tina Trent on 07/28/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “THEATER | "Witness of Kitty Genovese"

Thank you for the catch, Marisa. The choice has been corrected.

Posted by Jake Clapp on 07/23/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “THEATER | "Witness of Kitty Genovese"

Clarification, this show starts Friday July 25th.

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Posted by Marisa on 07/23/2014 at 6:32 AM

Re: “THEATER | Bonnie & Clyde

This show was the most professional show I have ever seen. There are two more shows, today at 7:30 p.m. and tomorrow a matinee at 2:00. Don't miss Bonnie and Clyde. I guarantee you will be blown away!

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Posted by Linnie Brown on 07/12/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “SPECIAL EVENT | Fun With Fid

Thank you for the catch, kcraft28. Photo has been updated for proper credit.

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Posted by Jake Clapp on 06/25/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “SPECIAL EVENT | Fun With Fid

photo by Annette Dragon

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Posted by kcraft28 on 06/25/2014 at 9:36 AM

Re: “RECREATION | Rochester Map Adventure

I'm one of the organizers of this event; I hope to see many of you out there! The weather forecast looks great for Saturday, and it will be a lot of fun for everyone who participates.

The deadline for pre-registration has been extended from May 28 at 10 pm to May 29 at 10 pm so there is still time to pre-register. The direct link to the pre-registration page is https://www.orienteeringusa.org/eventregis…

If you don't pre-register, you can still show up the day of the event and register then. But you save $5 per person by pre-registering so we highly encourage doing that.

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Posted by Rochester Musician on 05/29/2014 at 9:04 AM

Re: “SPECIAL EVENT | Record Store Day

Please plan on checking out all that Rochester has to offer!

Record Archive - 33 1/3 Rockwood St., Rochester, NY - http://www.recordarchive.com/

Lakeshore Record Exchange - 370 Park Ave., Rochester, NY - http://www.alternativemusic.com/

House of Guitars - 645 Titus Ave. Rochester, NY - http://www.houseofguitars.com/

Bop Shop - 1460 Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY - http://www.bopshop.com/

NeedleDrop Records - 304 Gregory St., Rochester, NY - https://www.facebook.com/NeedleDropRecords

The CD Exchange - 40 Jay Scutti Blvd., Rochester, NY - https://www.facebook.com/pages/CD-Exchange-Rochester/126383017406510

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Posted by Kroh on 04/17/2014 at 2:19 PM

Re: “SPECIAL EVENTS | V-Day Events for Singles

And TONIGHT at the MuCCC there's a brief (about a half hour) dramatic reading of the dirtiest Elizabethan poem you could possibly hope to think of, "The Choice of Valentines" by Thomas Nashe.

Pay-what-you-will. 8:00 PM.

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Posted by Philip R. Frey on 02/13/2014 at 8:44 AM

Re: “ART | First Friday

Thanks so much for the terrific support of Winter Warmth, our soup benefit! Yay, all of us!

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Posted by Sabra Wood on 01/01/2014 at 2:57 PM

Re: “LECTURE | Native American Lecture Series

Will these lectures be recorded so others, not in the area, could purchase them?

Posted by Carolynn Casswell Collie on 10/24/2013 at 1:49 PM

Re: “ART EVENT | Artist Row

Booth 71 will be featuring The Unicorn Le, a sit down painting drawing bench that is so comfortable and sturdy it is winning over professional artists from all over the globe

Posted by rick@scale2.com on 09/11/2013 at 5:53 PM

Re: “ART EVENT | Artist Row

Stop by Booth # 60 in the center of the A Shed to see Landscape paintings, postcards & HOME PORTRAITS. ***Introducing my new line of: VANDEUSEN DESIGN POCKET PAINTINGS

Posted by Karlene VanDeusen on 09/11/2013 at 4:47 PM

Re: “ART EVENT | Artist Row

Sunshyne Silverwear is so excited to be vending there again this year!! www.sunshynesilverwear.com

Posted by Erin Gursslin on 09/11/2013 at 3:55 PM

Re: “ART EVENT | Artist Row

Interested in attending Artist Row? There will be lots of great art and great market food vendors and food trucks! Find out more here: http://www.facebook.com/events/445501925567668/

Posted by Crystal Cusimano on 09/11/2013 at 3:09 PM

Re: “FESTIVAL | Ten Ugly Men Festival

no music line up this year..??might sell more tickets if we knew what bands are coming..

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Posted by BB on 07/24/2013 at 10:17 AM

Re: “FILMS | "Decoding Annie Parker"/"Comfort Zone"

The musical score for this film was written be Eastman School of Music graduate, Steve Bramson.

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Posted by RO on 06/20/2013 at 4:56 AM

Re: “RECREATION | Landmark House & Garden Tour

Try to get your tickets in advance - this tour can sell out, and tickets the days of the tour are a bit more expensive ($25). It's a don't miss this year!

Posted by Cindy Sherwood Boyer on 06/05/2013 at 3:28 PM

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