Rochester's all-season cyclists craft custom vehicles
Many Rochesterians shy away from bicycling because of our harsh, fickle weather, or because our city, like so many others, has been developed around roadways. And though it's slowly improving, we don't yet have the best biking infrastructure.
18 fascinating facts about the 175-year-old cemetery
Many know Mount Hope as the final resting place for notable Rochesterians like Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and others. But countless other interesting facts and legends surround the burial grounds.
to the first day of our post-election season, Rochester. Our neighborhoods are
littered with candidate signs and unwanted mailers, and the rhetoric-laden
commercials have returned to other people trying to sell you other things.
Halloween 2013 falls on a Thursday, which means we've got a solid 10 days of costume-related shenanigans. Below find a list of area haunted houses, costume parties, horror-film screenings, masquerades, and trick-or-treating options.
Saturday was the final night of Fringe, the last show I went
to, and, damn, am I glad I did. "Transient Being," choreographed by Eran David P. Hanlon in collaboration with performing
artist AlainaOlivieri and
visual artist Joseph Tarantelli moved me like nothing
else I've seen at the festival.
I'm right almost all of the time; just ask me. I'm wrong
plenty, too; just ask my wife. But I know I'm right in saying Mikaela Davis is going to be a big sensation from this
jerkwater burg as soon as she quits wasting time at SUNY Potsdam and hits the
dance community in Rochester is more vibrant and diverse than most probably
realize. But if you went to the Day of
Dance at RAPA during the final day of the Fringe Fest, you certainly left
For me the final day of Fringe 2013 started at Writers &
Books for “Heart and Soul: Medicine and
Life.” This spoken-word program featured poetry and short stories written
by five health professionals: family physician Pebble M. Kranz,
family medicine resident Natercia Rodrigues,
family therapist Tziporah Rosenberg, resident family
physician Francesca Decker, and family physician Colleen T. Fogarty. This was an interesting window into the minds of modern-day
healers, specifically those who use writing to work through the joys and
challenges of their work.
A hidden, mysterious voice
calling out for blood and bones.A dark
figure with long claws reaching out on screen.An explosion
of drum beats. The rapid-fire lyricism of the guitar.
I’ve seen a few percussion shows in my day, and often they are
long and drawn-out affairs, featuring a lot of atonal contemporary music
designed to test the limits of the audience’s attention span.
It's a man's world. What else could explain how the unaffected
faces of headliners Marc Maron and Dave Barry could
be plastered on billboards all over the city?
Merged: A Dance Concert, taking
place at the Geva Nextstage,
features the work of two locally based but nationally renowned choreographers. Heather
Roffe is an assistant professor of dance at Nazareth
College, while James Hansen is an associate professor and the undergraduate
program director of the Department of Dance at The College at Brockport.
To begin with, the audience crowding the foyer of Writers &
Books waiting to see Padraic Lillis' one-man show "How
to Survive Crack Addiction" seemed all wrong to me. I expected -- I don't know --
youthful? But these folks were almost all of a certain age, dressed respectably
and drinking coffee out of Styrofoam cups.
Squeezing six cellos and a drum set (along with
the musicians playing them) into the small music area at Java’s Cafe on Gibbs
Street was quite a feat - one that, had it not been accomplished once already
this festival, I wouldn’t have believed possible. As it was, the process of making it happen resulted in the performance of “Cello Show” starting 30 minutes late
All I knew about Hiroya Tsukamoto before seeing him play
Fringe Fest at Bernunzio’s Thursday was that he’s from Japan,
plays guitar, and he played Jazz Fest this year. Of course his appearance at
Jazz Fest had to be during the only summer I’ve spent outside of Rochester, so
I didn’t get the chance to see him.