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Rochester Jazz Festival 2021 has been canceled

Rochester Jazz Festival 2021 has been canceled

Jazz Festival organizers said pandemic-related restrictions made staging the event at RIT this summer impossible.

An accused would-be art thief has a day in court

George Haag faces seven years in prison for allegedly trying to steal from the MAG. Everyone just wants him to get the help they think he needs.

John Borek, a serious and zany man of the arts, dies at 71

Borek, a man of many hats known for his zany theatrics and serious commitment to the Rochester arts and cultural scene, died Saturday.

Dryden Theatre reopens; Zoom and outdoor shows coming to Geva

This past weekend marked the fist time in 15 months that movies were shown at the Dryden Theatre.

Rochester Fringe confirms there will be a September festival

As capacity-limited events were OK-ed for NYS venues, Rochester Fringe confirmed it's moving ahead with plans for a hybrid festival.

Cannabis as creative fuel

Can pot make you more creative? To be blunt — don’t bet on it.

Pandemic and racial reckonings fuel Black artists

Amidst a paralyzing pandemic and tumultuous social protests, Rochester’s Black artists kept creating.

Arts advocates finger wag Mayor Warren for use of Daniel Prude mural

Roc Arts United criticizes the mayor for using images of murals of Daniel Prude and Rep. John Lewis in city promotional materials.

In isolation, artist Liz Pritchard finds opportunity

Artist Liz Pritchard has always used her creativity to express herself, but the pandemic era has been a boon to her work in multiple mediums.

Meditative and animated Kentridge film screens at Eastman Museum

The Dryden Theatre and galleries are still shuttered, but visitors to the mansion can view this 7-minute art film in the Multipurpose Hall.

Public art saved my sanity in 2020

Photographer Quajay Donnell recounts how documenting Rochester murals helped him get through the difficult year.

How artist Ephraim Gebre came 'full-circle' to create 'I Am Speaking'

In November, 21-year-old muralist Ephraim Gebre led a project honoring the late John Lewis and reconnected with his mentor Shawn Dunwoody.

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