Lilac Festival announces part of 2017 headliners

Thursday afternoon, amidst the stainless plumbing and tanks full of beer in its various stages at the Genesee Brew House, Lilac Festival Producer Jeff Springut announced eight of this year's Lilac Fest headliners. The 2017 Lilac Festival runs May 12 through May 21 at Highland Park.

Music Features

METAL | Max & Iggor Cavalera

If I ever meet Max Cavalera, I'll first compliment his Brazilian Lemon Chicken recipe in the cookbook "Mosh Potatoes." While most metal singers make you want to bang your head, Cavalera rocks my belly.

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Finding musical freedom in the abstract

Joe Clark is free. The experimental guitarist is unfettered and unchained by conventional music norms.

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Album review: 'Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite'

Slavic Soul Party! "Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite"

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JAZZ | Ethnic Heritage Ensemble

Chicago's Ethnic Heritage Ensemble has a mission in keeping with its name: to fuse aspects of traditional African music with African-American music. It all began in 1972 when percussionist extraordinaire Kahil El'Zabar traveled to Africa to study at the University of Ghana.

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Album review: 'Finally, I Can Vibe'

MdotCoop "Finally, I Can Vibe"

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ZYDECO | Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

The Mardi Gras season is already in full swing in Louisiana, and it's about to get rolling in Rochester. The Rochester Cajun Zydeco Network and Zydeco Junky Productions is producing a string of Mardi Gras parties over the next two weeks, beginning with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble rocking the German House on Thursday with The Djangoners.

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There is perhaps no better ensemble with which to showcase the 20th anniversary of Eastman School of Music's OSSIA New Music group than the JACK Quartet. Founded at Eastman, the quartet will perform in Kodak Hall on Wednesday.

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METALCORE | Silent Planet

Where do young metalcore bands turn when writing breakdown-laden songs about unrequited love just isn't interesting anymore? The answer to that question, surprisingly, appears to be "metaphysics and astrology," as evidenced by a fresh crop of bands like Fallujah, Hollow Earth, and most impressively Los Angeles' Silent Planet, who are all turning their attention skyward.

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CLASSICAL | "A Tale of Two Angels"

Rochester's stellar early-music organization, Pegasus, not only puts on excellent concerts, it fosters young musicians at the beginning of their careers in its Pegasus Rising programs. The first Pegasus Rising concert of 2017, titled "A Tale of Two Angels," will take place Tuesday, February 21, at Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word.

Choice Concerts


John Nemeth and the Blue Dreamers @ Fanatics Pub & Pizza

A Tale of Two Angels @ The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word

Academy Players: Jeremy Rhizor, baroque violin; Arnie Tanimoto, viola da gamba; Elliot...

Bill Schmitt & the Bluesmasters @ Flaherty's Webster

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