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Re: “Theater Review: “Diversions and Delights” at MuCCC

Bravo, Peter!

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Posted by Alan Frost on 10/05/2014 at 10:29 AM

Re: “CITY's 2014 Festival Preview Guide

Don't forget about the 18th Annual Rochester Children's Book Festival, held this November 15th. For more details, see www.rochesterchildrensbookfestival.com

Posted by Christopher Mead on 09/10/2014 at 2:00 PM

Re: “New waves

Anyone with conservative/libertarian views is welcome to do a show on Rochester Free Radio(WRFZ 106.3). Liberals/Progressives are also welcome. Just no hate speech.

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Posted by Chuck McCoy on 08/31/2014 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Wild wood

So talented!

Posted by Debbie Degnan Herb on 08/29/2014 at 10:32 PM

Re: “New waves

For anyone who would like an update on this article, Radio MuCCC (now known as WAYO 104.3 FM) recently launched an Indiegogo campaign and is taking donations at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wayo-104-3-fm-way-out-right-here !

Additionally, WAYO is taking applications from anyone who would like to host a show. Aspiring DJs can apply online at http://www.wayofm.org/apply .

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Posted by Arthur Bond on 08/26/2014 at 11:12 PM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 7: “This May Be the Last Time”

The end sex scene between Bill and Sookie reminded me of a line from a Patton Oswalt bit.

"He lays on top of his beloved like a pile of laundry on top of another pile of laundry..."

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Posted by Kara Austin on 08/04/2014 at 9:21 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: “Portrait of a new city

While I am a huge fan of Wall Therapy, and am excited to once again be able to see murals go up and talk to artists, I am again disappointed that the Rochester artists picked for murals were once again ones who have worked with the Sweet Meat Co. in the past. It seems that in the past several years, they have either been from SMC, or are have been in shows with them, and that’s not to say that they aren't talented (I'm a huge fan of Shawnee's in particular), but there are so many talented artists in Rochester, and many of them are outside of this particular circle.
Wall Therapy pushes so many boundaries, and seems to pick so many varied artists from outside the city; it seems only natural that they would try to do the same with those they choose from their home base.

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Posted by Greta on 07/10/2014 at 3:56 PM

Re: “Portrait of a new city

Last year's event was fun for us viewers, trying to find all the art (there is still some I haven't found) and watching the artists' different techniques. Offering sympathy for the hot weather occurring last year was universal. If there's a theme, it may be more accessible, but I still expect some mind-stretching work.

Posted by Gaylon Arnold on 07/10/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Portrait of a new city

Everyone in Charlotte assumes that the one on the side of Steel River is Karl Marx. I've never known Charlotte to ever have been a fishing village, but I could be wrong.

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Posted by johnny on 07/09/2014 at 8:07 PM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 3: “Fire in the Hole”

I don't disagree that Paquin and Moyer are done with this show. Their performances the first two episodes of this season certainly speak to that. But I thought there was more spark between the two of them in that tree scene than either one has exhibited with anyone else this season. Was it necessarily GOOD? No, but grading on a curve, it was an improvement for both of them.

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 07/07/2014 at 9:10 AM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 3: “Fire in the Hole”

I'm really surprised about your thoughts on the tree scene. I was not getting chemistry from power couple, Sookie and Bill AT ALL in this episode. We were talking during the viewing party about how the two actors are clearly over the show.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 07/07/2014 at 8:59 AM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 2: “You Found Me”

The 2011 date threw me for a loop, too. Without doing a LICK of research (always the basis for a good internet comment) here's my thought on that: most seasons of TB tend to start and stop moments after the previous one, correct? So, if it premiered in 2008, entire seasons happen over the course of only a couple weeks (so MAYBE, combined, all of these seasons amount to roughly a year of time), and then if we've only had 2 major jumps in time (FairyLand vacation, and the one in last season's finale), I guess 2011 does make sense. PERIOD PIECE!

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Posted by Matt DeTurck on 06/30/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 2: “You Found Me”

The angry town mob looked like a master's class of actors who previously appeared on at least one episode of Law and Order: SVU.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 06/30/2014 at 8:51 AM

Re: ““True Blood” Season 7, Episode 2: “You Found Me”

I was wondering the same thing about how the vampires managed to take people from their homes in St. Alice without being invited in! No one else seems to have picked up on this. Bloody handprints on the wall and half-eaten dinner? Doesn't make much sense to me. Couldn't everyone in the town just stayed in their homes and not invited any vampires in?

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Posted by Scallywag on 06/30/2014 at 3:50 AM

Re: “Theater Review: RBTL's "Sister Act: The Musical"

Great to hear that. Saw Sister Act in germany in oberhausen and it was such a fun to watch. Left theatre as a very happy person with my friends and a kind of easy living-feeling. This site provides much information and material like photos and videos, enjoy: http://www.musical-72.de

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Posted by Zodwa on 06/27/2014 at 7:40 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

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