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Re: “The under-reported power of parental engagement

Ugh. Remember this from last spring?

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archiv…

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Posted by Dave Atias on 06/25/2014 at 10:05 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: “"Obvious Child"

Adam, I love your reviews! But as a gal reading this review about a gal in a film directed by a gal, I wince at the term "ballsy." Being brave is not being manly; it's being brave. Courage comes from the heart, not from nature's testosterone factories!

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Posted by Kate on 06/25/2014 at 9:35 AM

Re: “The under-reported power of parental engagement

I do wish that our local media would do a better job reporting all kinds of positive stories about Rochester city school district students. What a disservice is done to these children to see their local media--including City News--constantly reflecting such negativity. Why shouldn't we expect students to fail when they constantly see failure reflected back at them from supposedly well-meaning journalists? There was a time when "School News" was an important part of a newspaper's commitment to the community and the daily activities of kids in schools was exalted as important. If Tim says that parental engagement may be key, I would say that perhaps he and his colleagues could also be better engaged in the lives of our city kids if they truly want to see improvement in academic outcomes.

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Posted by Larry Champoux on 06/25/2014 at 7:54 AM

Re: “The under-reported power of parental engagement

Damn Mr. Macaluso --- did it not occur to you that your idea about " last week’s awards ceremony [representing] a reminder that the most effective mitigation of poverty’s influence on students just might begin with parents" --- just might represent a quantum-leap, and perhaps an asinine assumption that ALL of the "several dozen students" live in poverty?

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Posted by Howard J. Eagle on 06/25/2014 at 12:06 AM

Re: “Jazz Fest 2014, Day 3: Frank reviews Brubeck Brothers Quartet and Rachel Brooke Band

Thank you for this review. I regret missing this festival and will keep an eye on next year. Nice to hear the Brubeck blood continues on. I've been a Rachel Brooke fan for years and urge you to check out more of her catalog.

Posted by Gillian on 06/24/2014 at 7:15 PM

Re: “Jazz Fest 2014, Day 2: Ron reviews Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio, and the John Escreet/Tyshawn Sorey Duo

Good reviewing from City as usual, but it is nonetheless disappointing that none of the bloggers got to the Shia Maestro Trio at the Rochester Club for what was clearly the highlight of the night (and probably one of the best acts of the entire Festival). The music was progressive and highly original, and the talent of the players phenomenal. Shai Maestro was here a few years ago with the great bassist Avishai Cohen, but the bass player he brought with him this time was surely the equal of Avishai and perhaps even more inventive in the ways he managed to coax amazing sounds out of his instrument. The drummer was top-flight as well. One hopes this group will be invited back soon and put in a venue that will bring in an even larger crowd.

Posted by Dan on 06/24/2014 at 4:18 PM

Re: “Jazz Fest 2014, Day 3: Jake reviews the Jon Ballantyne Trio

I liked the second set a lot. It did strike me as unusual that they alternated pieces that were out or close to out (usually Ballantyne's, e.g. Round Again) with pieces that were VERY in (usually Nussbaum's). I think I have a pretty broad appreciation of the idiom, so I liked them both. They did everything well. But I could see that someone would like just half the set. They demanded a broad taste, or vocabulary, of their audience.

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Posted by Max Montgomery on 06/24/2014 at 10:48 AM

Re: “Jazz Fest 2014, Day 4: Frank reviews Bonerama, Melissa Aldana and Crash Trio, Don Mancuso and DDrive, and Jeanne Jolly

The drummer with Melissa Aldana (who was terrific) was Francisco Mela. He's played at the festival a few times before--with Esperanza Spaulding, Antonio Ciacca, and Joe Lovano.

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Posted by Max Montgomery on 06/24/2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Jazz Fest 2014, Day 4: Ron reviews Vijay Iyer Trio, Kari Ikonen Trio, and Julian Lage and Nels Cline

Re: Vijay. I saw his second set. I heard the same review from others there. I am guessing they fixed the sound for the second set; it wasn't bad. He explained that because his parents were there, he did his "PG" material in the first set; we got the late night material. I am guessing the second set was more adventurous. I thought it was great. He didn't break until 45 minutes in and played till 11:30.
Agree about Kari Ikonen.
Melissa Aldana was fantastic at Max. Not really out but chordless. Nice balance of freedom and structure.

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Posted by Max Montgomery on 06/24/2014 at 10:31 AM

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