RBTL announces 2017-18 season

RBTL announces 2017-18 season

But you gotta wait a year for "Hamilton"


‘The Enchanted’ finds truth and beauty in the abyss

Rene Denfeld's debut novel, "The Enchanted," is not of the mystery genre, but from page one it beckons readers to pursue its glittering secrets through the dark, twisting narrative. The work is one hell of an unconventional prison story that trowels the depths of humanity's horrors.


ART | Jordan Seefried's "Curtains"

Rochester-based artist Jordan Seefried creates minimalist, often gritty artwork that incorporates elegant mark making with industrial detritus. His latest body of work, "Curtains," opens on Friday, March 24, at The Yards (50-52 Public Market).

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SPECIAL EVENT | BRAWL For Planned Parenthood

For the last five years, Rochester's Broads Regional Arm Wrestling League (BRAWL) has organized semi-annual fundraising events for local causes in need of community support. The group has raised more than $20,000 for various organizations, including Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester, Teen Empowerment, RESTORE, and Alternatives for Battered Women.

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FILM | Deaf Rochester Film Festival

Beginning Wednesday, March 22, and running through Saturday, March 25, the fifth installment of the Deaf Rochester Film Festival will bring three days of narrative, documentary, and short films that highlight the work of talented deaf and hard-of-hearing filmmakers from around the world. In addition to the program of film screenings, DRFF will also host panel discussions, workshops, and receptions that will offer attendees a unique perspective on deaf culture as well as instructional opportunities for future generations of filmmakers.

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FILM | "Born In Flames"

Screening as the final selection in The Little Theatre's Women's History Month Film Series, "Born in Flames" is a fierce, feminist science-fiction allegory from cult director Lizzie Borden. Made in 1983, the film imagines a future 10 years after a peaceful social revolution in the US, the film follows two separatist factions of radical activists who find that, despite the strides forward, not much has changed for women of the future.

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COMEDY | Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee's magic, juggling, and love for audience involvement are key to the comedian's one-of-a-kind, in-your-face performances. Lee's stand-up comedy holds nothing back.

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THEATER | "Private Lives"

Following a harsh divorce, Elyot and Amanda go their separate ways, but five years later, when they end up in neighboring suites on their honeymoons with new spouses, passion comes creeping back. This 1930's comedy, "Private Lives," by Noël Coward, follows what happens when a once dreary couple reconnects on the French Riviera.

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Theater review: 'Hands on a Hardbody' at Blackfriars

The penultimate production of Blackfriars Theatre's 2016-17 season is an interesting one. "Hands on a Hardbody" is a 2012 musical co-written by Trey Anastasio of Phish and Amanda Green.


Theater review: 'Sketching the Soul' at MuCCC

The existence of MuCCC, a church-turned-arts venue, enables many small performance groups with a script and a dream to produce theatrical works. And while it's important to support and encourage this kind of community theater, it's equally as important for the troupes to reward audience members with a quality night out -- especially if there's a charge for the show.


JCC CenterStage announces 2017-18 season

In what has now become an annual tradition, JCC CenterStage Artistic Director Ralph Meranto held a "virtual press conference" via YouTube yesterday to announce the organization's 2017-18 season. From his seat in front of the camera in the pristine Lipson Lounge -- part of the $17 million, 26,000-square-foot renovations the JCC unveiled last fall -- Meranto described the five shows and three special events coming up next year.



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