Interested artists now have until Friday, April 19, at midnight to submit their
proposals to the festival website.
MUSICIANS WANTED for CITY Newspaper's 4th Annual Best Busker Contest! Thursday, May 2, 5-9 pm in Rochester's East End
A heroine's journey
This year's selection for the city-wide book club, "If All of Rochester Read the Same Book..." takes readers on a journey from a rural Mexican town in trouble, across the border into an America we see through fresh eyes. "Into the Beautiful North," which was also selected for the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read program, is an enthralling, epic story, one of daring and romance, of disillusionment and expanded experience.
Beyond black and white: the forest for the trees
I have visited the "Race" exhibit at Rochester Museum and Science Center twice so far, and both times caught college classes crowding the different stations, with students and teachers strolling in pairs or small groups and discussing with one another — and with community members — the heavy things that we must discuss. I witnessed people coming together in earnest to hear each other and to help each other understand, having halting, carefully measured, and at times awkward conversations.
UPDATE 3/6/13: Edited to clarify that applying to the Rochester Fringe Festival is free; registration fees only apply to shows that have been accepted by a venue. It's fair to say that nobody knew what to expect from the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival before it premiered in September 2012.
Performer registration opening in February
The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival announced last night that it will be returning for a second year this fall, and has also expanded how long the festival will run for. The dates this year are September 19-28, expanding from the five day long festival that it was in 2012 into a ten day long showcase that now spans two weekends.
Music: Coming to Rochester from Israel by way of L.A., Infected Mushroom is here to infect you — with the beat. Side effects may include unconsciously doing the “Night at the Roxbury” thing. Mushroom has been consistently rated one of the top acts in the EDM scene. As self-proclaimed purveyors of psychedelic trance, the act presents a light-and-sound extravaganza meant to confuse the senses. Infected Mushroom performs Thursday, January 17, 9 p.m. at Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $20. 232-3221, rochestermainstreetarmory.com.
Rochester Museum and Science Center at 100
All endeavors are precarious, and those that seek to last must weather the ebb and flow of cultural shifts, prosperity, and community needs. Even a space based on history must earn its place in the passage of time, and in doing so over the course of the past 100 years, the Rochester Museum and Science Center has had to shift its role from purely a keeper of historic record to a facilitator of the present and future community.
A new chance for a new you
So that whole Mayan Apocalypse thing didn't quite work out a few weeks back. I bet you're regretting those holiday binges and end-of-the-year spending excesses even more than usual.
Desperate holiday living
The two may seem incongruous, but John Waters and Christmas are actually a perfect match. It's the time of year where children are encouraged to sit on the laps of portly, oddly dressed strangers.
If you see a new movie in a big-screen chain theater today, what you’re seeing is likely being projected digitally, the information embedded in a hard drive. In Rochester, our local independent cinemas are ready for this major shift, and area film professionals debate digital’s impact on artistry, archiving, and business.
Ghost hunting isn't just for movies and TV — real people do it, and they do it in Rochester. Get to know three area ghost-hunting groups
Lemony Snicket's new novel comes a-knocking
Lemony Snicket, and his, well, representative, Daniel Handler, is probably my favorite modern author. From the gateway drug into black comedy that was his "Series of Unfortunate Events," to the equally funny-as-it-is-disturbing full on dark comedy onslaught that is "The Basic Eight"...
All you had to do was look out at the crowd in Manhattan Square Park on the evening of Thursday, September 20, to know that Rochester had embraced the Fringe. According to the Rochester Police Department, more than 6000 people packed the downtown venue to watch Bandaloop, the aerial dance troupe, perform its 20-minute set on the side of the 21-story One HSBC Plaza.
City's dance writer applauds Heather Roffe's latest work
Heather Roffe puts on a good show. One that is entertaining in the manner of the old-fashioned variety shows your
grandparents used to watch, but with a cutting edge.