Black Wall Street comes alive in new play

Black Wall Street comes alive in new play


THEATER | "Carrie: The Musical"

"Carrie," Stephen King's bestselling novel about a lonely, bullied teenage girl with telekinetic abilities, who gets pushed to her breaking point by her classmates, got the Broadway musical treatment in 1988. The run lasted only five showings — what the New York Times called "the most expensive quick flop in Broadway history" — although it has been revived several times since with a lot better reception.

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THEATER | "The Taming"

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ART | Printmaking exhibits at Nazareth

On Friday, January 20, Nazareth College's art department celebrates the art of printmaking with the opening of two new exhibits: "Woodcuts: Against the Grain" by Phillia C. Yi and "That Said: Recent Prints" by Nicholas H. Ruth. Yi's show will be held in the Arts Center Gallery, and Ruth's will be held in the Colacino Gallery, both on Nazareth's campus at 4245 East Avenue.

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FILM | "2001: A Space Odyssey"

With its enigmatic portrayal of artificial intelligence and space exploration, Stanley Kubrick's visionary science fiction masterwork "2001: A Space Odyssey" has been enthralling and confounding audiences since its premiere in 1968. This Sunday, the Dryden Theatre will screen a recently acquired 35mm print of the film's roadshow version as part of its "First Contact" series on films that imagine humanity's first encounter with alien life forms.

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Portraits of American heroes on display at Makers

Artist and educator Todd Stahl's recent body of biographical work, "American Voices," makes a compelling argument for supporting activists. The 15 assemblages, which are currently exhibited at Makers Gallery and Studio, each portray an American icon who Stahl admires, and he feels that now is a great time to reflect upon their work.


Bill Stephens draws from within

Artist and educator Bill Stephens retired in 2014 after 40 years of teaching art at Webster Thomas High School. "Since the day I retired I've been drawing every single day," he says.


THEATER | "The Last Romance"

EDITOR'S NOTE: This event has been cancelled. If you would like to start your theatergoing year with the stage equivalent of tasty comfort food skillfully prepared, we recommend the Basement Players' "The Last Romance," presented this weekend at MuCCC.

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WallByrd flies the coop

Virginia Monte and her theater company, WallByrd, have produced successful, unique interpretations of classic theater works. The group is now preparing for an exciting 2017


Paul Garland's broken symmetry

Nearly half a century has passed since Paul Garland's first professional solo exhibition of paintings, which was held in February 1967 at Rochester's since-closed Janus Gallery. In celebration of Garland's five decades of intensive studio work and numerous solo shows in New York City, Toronto, Chicago, Buffalo, Minneapolis, and elsewhere, AXOM Gallery is currently presenting "Approaching Fifty," a solo show of Garland's pleasing work.


COMEDY | Vermin Supreme

Aside from being a social anarchist, performance artist, political activist, author, and self-proclaimed "friendly fascist," prankster Vermin Supreme has run for President of the United States four times. If elected, he promised every citizen a free pony and would pass federal law requiring mandated oral hygiene.

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The Taming @ MuCCC

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Swing-In Band Jam @ St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

Swing-In Band Jam @ St. Thomas' Episcopal Church

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