Narrow Search

  • Show Only

  • Category

  • Narrow by Date

    • All
    • Today
    • Last 7 Days
    • Last 30 Days
    • Select a Date Range

Comment Archives: Stories

Re: “Arts and Cultural Council to close gallery and publication

Does ANYBODY bother to fact check these days? The Arts Council has been at Village Gate approx. 13 years - not 30! And where has the board been these years? How can any organization be allowed to run in the red at this one has done? Glossy magazine to increase membership? What ab out the old fashioned way of trying to keep active members from falling away? I haven't had a request for renewal in about a dozen years. The director should have been fired some time ago. The larger question: should the Arts Council be allowed to continue? Ort should its re-grant duties be fulfilled by a division of the Rochester Foundation and save all lthe money of office space?

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Shirley Dawson on 03/19/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “More local boys (and girls) done good

Cass Morgan, Brighton High grad class of 1963 ( Sandy Balch)
Grew up in Rochester, has also preformed at GEVA many times. She is currently in the Broadway show BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY.

Cass Morgan Theatre Credits

The Bridges of Madison County [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Marge
Memphis: A New Musical [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Mama
Mary Poppins [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Bird Woman
Ring of Fire [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Ring of Fire [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 2005
The Immigrant [Off-Broadway]
2004
Ima
The Immigrant [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2004
Ima Perry
Tarzan [New York]
Workshop, 2004
Kala
The Capeman [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Mrs. Young
Violet [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1997
Old Lady 1/Hotel Singer1/Old Lady 2
Floyd Collins [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1996
Miss Jane
Inside Out [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1994
Performer
Inside Out [Off-Broadway]
1994
Chlo
Merrily We Roll Along [Off-Broadway]
York Theatre Company Production, 1994

Beauty and the Beast [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Mrs. Potts [Replacement]

The Knife [Off-Broadway]
1987
Angela
The Knife [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1987
Angela
Another Paradise [Off-Broadway]
1986
Hang on to the Good Times [Off-Broadway]
1985
Performer
La Boheme [Off-Broadway]
1984
Musette
The Human Comedy [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1984
Mrs. Kate Macauley (Standby)
Pump Boys and Dinettes [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1982
Rhetta Cupp
Pump Boys and Dinettes [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1981
Rhetta Cupp
Pump Boys and Dinettes [Off-Broadway]
1981
Rhetta Cupp
Gold Dust [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1979

Posted by LHS on 03/19/2014 at 1:33 PM

Re: “Arts and Cultural Council to close gallery and publication

A shame to see this happen. It was a quality effort.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gaylon Arnold on 03/19/2014 at 1:32 PM

Re: “FEEDBACK 3/12

Contrary to one of the comments, it is not the case that a business "cannot discriminate against any group for any reason". In reality, no statute and no court says any such thing.

This same comment further claims that the Establishment clause of the First Amendment means that a private individual or business "cannot use a religious argument to justify discrimination." This is exactly backwards, inasmuch as the First Amendment constrains the state, not individuals, and is the foundation for any argument FOR religious exemptions.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by b.d.g. on 03/19/2014 at 10:06 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] State ed: Time's up for East High School

There will be more coming. The days of pointing fingers and tinkering are over.
This will give the mayor permission to get more directly involved and we will see charters going into these RCSD buildings. All of the adults can cry about it but it might be the best thing that could happen in terms of helping the students themselves.

9 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Gotta Say It on 03/18/2014 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Xerox Rochester International Jazz Fest unveils full 2014 line-up

I can't wait to see Don Mancuso and DDrive!!! I love them. There is so much talent in that band!

Posted by Nancy Sessions on 03/18/2014 at 5:31 PM

Re: “FEEDBACK 3/12

Mr. Palermo,
Your argument is specious.
This is not a religious argument, it is a civil rights argument. If a business does business with the public, it cannot discriminate against any group for any reason. Our courts have upheld this many times.
You argument is the same which was used against Irish Americans in the late 19th century, Italian Americans in the early 20th century, and against African Americans until the late 20th century (although many would argue that this discrimination continues in many forms).
You advocate discrimination against one group of citizens. Our laws now prohibit this.
Additionally, our Constitution, as you reference, clearly states the separation of church and state in the first Amendment. You cannot use a religious argument to justify discrimination.
Clayton Adams
Naples, NY

2 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Clayton Adams on 03/18/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “More Big Five mayors interested in mayoral control

Some of you might recall that I complimented City Newspaper reporter, Tim Macaluso for getting it right regarding the potential paper-tiger-subterfuge, which Board of Education Commissioner and president Van White is attempting to run on the community. See the COMMENTS portion of the article at following link:
http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/News…

I had also noted in my above referenced COMMENTS, that "at times, I have been among City Newspaper reporter Tim Macaluso's biggest critics." Well, this article represents a classic example of why I frequently criticize Mr. Macaluso's reporting. Sometimes it's difficult to determine if the guy is really paying attention to what's going on around him, or if he is just plain dauncey, or a shrewd and calculating operative who formulates his reports in a manner aimed at soliciting specific types of responses.

For example, why would any education reporter write: "It’s hard to imagine why Warren would leave lawmakers in other parts of the state to decide what’s best for Rochester’s students, or why lawmakers would take action of such magnitude on their own." This guy is kidding, right? I mean, first of all, even though I'm sure they would confer with her, ultimately it's not up to Mayor Warren whether or not "lawmakers in other parts of the state [specifically, in Albany] decide [that] what’s best for Rochester’s students" is for the State to take control. Anyone who has been paying attention knows that there have been ongoing discussions for many months, if not years, regarding the possibility of a State-takeover of public schools in both Rochester and Buffalo, and we know, with regard to governance --- "lawmakers [and policymakers] in other parts of the state [specifically in Albany, i.e., the New York State Board of Regents and New York State Legislature actually have the power to] decide what’s best for Rochester’s students." So, what is this guy talking about? Is his question simply a matter of being uninformed, dauncey, or shrewd and calculating? Does anyone know?

4 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by Howard J. Eagle on 03/18/2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Former neighborhood leader to announce candidacy for Rochester City Council

Eugenio Cotto is a good man and worthy of support. I'm honored to have worked with him on several community projects, including the El Camino Trail, and the 14621 Brownfield Opportunity Area.

Best wishes, Eugenio!

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RaChaCha on 03/18/2014 at 2:58 PM
Posted by jason on 03/18/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “FEEDBACK 3/12

Testify, Howard!

1 like, 14 dislikes
Posted by Fireball Junior on 03/18/2014 at 11:35 AM

Re: “Parsing O'Brien's recent independent streak

Jim Alesi turned out to be a RINO (Republican In Name Only) who went against his promise to oppose gay marriage and was turned out of office. Ted O'Brien is looking like a DINO (Democrat In Name Only) trying to distance himself from Cuomo as re-election time appeoaches.
O'Brien announced he's against Gov. Cuomo's plan to give free college degrees to prisoners, then votes against the so-called Dream Act to give college tuition to illegal immigrants! He stated in both cases that he was acting according to the wishes of his constituents who have expressed their opinions on the subjects. I wonder what they've done with the REAL Ted O'Brien, the one who voted for Cuomo's NY SAFE gun control act WITHOUT any debate or input. Oh, right... that was the Ted O'Brien who wasn't yet running for re-election. Now Mr. O'Brien has to give the appearance of listening to his constituents and hope they'll forget long enough to re-elect him so he can go back to Albany and ignore them until the next election.

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Erik on 03/18/2014 at 11:25 AM

Re: “FEEDBACK 3/12

Dear Mr. Levato,

Indeed you did "cover the news in this town for 40 years," and during my numerous encounters with you (as a reporter), especially as it relates to "the race issue," which Lovely Warren did not create, and has not perpetuated, I found that you always openly displayed the deepest , clearest form of cognitive dissonance. That is, you never really wanted to discuss issues of race. In my experience with you (as a reporter), anytime the issues arose, you avoided it like the plague, and always had some type of alternative explanation.
I paid very close attention to the 2013 Mayoral Election, and did not see a single indication of your perspective that Mayor Warren has an "apparent view of the city as black versus white." I think what you really mean is that you are disturbed by the fact that she would (from your perspective) dare raise race as a clear, deep-seated, pervasive, and potentially explosive, volatile, historic, and ongoing, socioeconomic, sociopolitical, and sociocultural issue and problem (not only in Rochester and Monroe County), but throughout the thoroughly racist, white-supremacist, U.S. nation-state, which does matter, and must be dealt with.

I openly and publicly challenge you to point out a single statement by Mayor Warren, in which she has said that "a white [super-wealthy] mayor like Tom Richards could not fully understand the needs of poor black folks" --- even though this probably is an undeniable fact.

I also openly challenge you to point us to any "broadcast [in which Mayor Warren has said] that a black police officer is better at defusing tense situations involving African Americans." What you're alluding to is the fact that she has said, understanding the history, culture, and ethos of people whom you police, which the overwhelming majority of RPD Officers do not, does matter. This raises the important issue of the need for ongoing, appropriate, cultural "sensitivity" training, which is one issue that Mayor Warren emphasized during the campaign. By the way, yes, sometimes (not always, because actually there are some pretty messed-up cops of color) race really does matter when you need a cop." People of color must always remain acutely aware of the fact that one wrong move when confronted by many white cops, especially those who are not properly trained, and/or grounded in the histories, cultures, and ethos's of people of color --- can, easily cost your life. I'm not making this up Ray. Go take a long, objective (if that's possible for you) look at the history of policing within the thoroughly racist, U.S. nation-state, particularly within communities of color --- then report to us what you find.

The idea that "Warren waged class warfare" would be laughable --- if it was not so diluted.
You say that you "wish Warren well," but something way down in my gut tells me that you really don't.

Howard J. Eagle
Rochester

0 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Howard J. Eagle on 03/18/2014 at 10:15 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] Funke announces Senate run

WOW! State senator Ted O'Brien (D) announced he's against Gov. Cuomo's plan to give free college degrees to prisoners, then votes against the so-called Dream Act to give college tuition to illegal immigrants! He stated in both cases that he was acting according to the wishes of his constituents who have expressed their opinions on the subjects. I wonder what they've done with the REAL Ted O'Brien, the one who voted for Cuomo's NY SAFE gun control act WITHOUT any debate or input. Oh, right... that was the Ted O'Brien who wasn't yet running for re-election. Now Mr. O'Brien has to give the appearance of listening to his constituents and hope they'll forget long enough to re-elect him so he can go back to Albany and ignore them until the next election.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Erik on 03/18/2014 at 6:39 AM

Re: “"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 5 Reunion: The winner revealed!

"We were all rooting for you!"

LOL love the ANTM 4 reference!

Posted by Report on 03/18/2014 at 4:11 AM

Re: “Crash course for cops

State motor vehicle law requires pedestrians and bicyclists to behave in a certain way. Enforcement seems non-existent compared with cars.

I recently was startled by a group of teens walking the wrong way on the side of Clover St in Pittsford. It was nighttime and they were all in dark clothing.

There are many bicyclists in the city who also wear dark clothes and their bikes are lacking in reflectors. Their riding also leaves much to be desired.

It's up to drivers to watch out for these others who are technically breaking the law. The walkers and bicyclists seem oblivious to the dangers and continue their risky behaviors because they know they will never get caught. And with the increasing use of smart phones by pedestrians, the situation is only worsening.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Bruton on 03/17/2014 at 7:39 PM

Re: “Casinos, casinos,casinos everywhere

This is crazy! We approved the beginning of this madness last November? People want some casinos in NYS; but why more? If the Senecas can keep some people from going out of the state to gamble, I guess it's ok; but let's not get carried away.

Of course, there would be an initial economic boost as borrowed money is spent. Longer term, more jobs would be lost than created. A casino is too much of a drain on the local economy. It is a fantasy to think otherwise.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Bruton on 03/17/2014 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Casinos, casinos,casinos everywhere

"Sometime in the next decade, New York will be awash in casinos. I wonder if the politicians and business leaders who wanted them will be sorry."

This is what you get with government who enacts legislation with no thought of the long term consequences. People seem to buy the instant gratification scheme. But it is just that...a scheme. A political scheme.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by johnny on 03/17/2014 at 10:30 AM

Re: “[UPDATED] $12.4 million is nice, but...

"More money for Rochester, of course, would probably also mean less money for somebody else. "

Very true statement. Let's just look at the "Buffalo Billion" for instance, where NYS taxpayers are GIVING a billion dollars to the Buffalo area. Rochester is about 5% of the population of NYS, so we in Rochester are forced to give Buffalo $50,000,000. How is that fair? Add the $125,000,000 for their football stadium and hundreds of millions for other projects and ...wow. We being screwed in Rochester.

Posted by johnny on 03/17/2014 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Teachers union sues over evaluations

@Two: "there is no research showing teacher evaluations will improve anything"

In point of fact, human history is full of evidence that in any endeavor, accountability improves results.

@Two: "Opt out of political idiocy!"

Only one way to do that: separate school and state.

12 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by b.d.g. on 03/17/2014 at 12:54 AM

Top Viewed Stories


© 2014 City Newspaper

Website powered by Foundation