Women's work

Rose Liu, an RIT student and photographer and video artist, in early May issued a challenge to local art institutions when she posted fliers on the front doors of museums and galleries that asked, "Do you feature as many female artists as you do male?" She also posted pictures of the fliers on social media and tagged the institutions.


HOLIDAY | July 4 Celebrations

Summer is officially in full swing, so it's time to dig out that Old Navy Independence Day T-shirt — you know, the one that you only wear once a year. Sports-inclined folks can start their evening festivities at a Red Wings game at Frontier Field, and then stick around for the post-game fireworks.

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ART | Charles Atlas: "Here she is...v1"

June may be Pride Month (with Rochester events coming up in July), but LGBTQ representation in art is important year-round. "Here she is...v1" is a video art installation created by cinematographer Charles Atlas which showcases iconic drag queen Lady Bunny.

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ART | "Square 2017"

"Square 2017," the new exhibit at Gallery 96, features fine art photography in a square format from more than 25 juried artists. The exhibit includes Marshall Handfield, who received Best in Show for his piece, "Luminous Lunch," at the 2016 Wayne County Council exhibit and contest "Art Thru the Lens."

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SPECIAL EVENT | "Women Who Rock"

In light of the current political rhetoric that is putting women's rights at jeopardy, Bewitched Burlesque Sideshow co-owner Evie Delilah is helping to organize "Women Who Rock," a tribute to all the women who have succeeded in the rock 'n' roll industry over the years. Hula-hoopers, burlesque and belly dancers, and other performers will honor women such as Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, and PJ Harvey, who are described by Delilah as strong and revolutionary women who stepped into a male-dominated genre of music.

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COMEDY | Doug Stanhope

A year and a half since his last Rochester show, darkly cynical comic Doug Stanhope will take the stage this week at the recently opened Comedy @ the Carlson. Not for the sensitive at heart, the shameless comedian stuns audiences with his controversial antics, ranging from suicide jokes to laughing about his girlfriend being in a coma.

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Theater review: Screen Plays' 'The Entertainer'

Three and a half hours is a long time, depending on the context. It's longer than any of "The Lord of the Rings" films, a baseball game, and most middle school relationships.


ART | "Working in Public"

Rochester photographer and videographer Alex Weiser, who brands his work as "Between Your Ears," wants to encourage playfulness in his new interactive photo presentation, "Working in Public." The experimental display showcases Weiser's photographs — all of them taken this June — alongside short sentences, words, and ideas which can be arranged and rearranged along five wire lines to create loose narratives.

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SPECIAL EVENT | "Dancing with the Stars Live"

The television show "Dancing with the Stars" occasionally goes on tour across the country, performing dances from the show's most recent season. "Dancing with the Stars Live" will make a stop in Rochester at the Auditorium Theatre this week for its "Hot Summer Nights" tour.

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ART | "So Called Ladies"

Rochester-based artists Saundra Ehman and Beth Bloom are the creative minds behind Gallery Q's latest exhibit "So Called Ladies," curated by Jamie and Alice Carver-Kubik. Most of Ehman's works are detailed pen and ink drawings with paisley patterns and bright colors, reminiscent of adult coloring books.

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Auditions: Call for Dancers @ Cobblestone Theatre

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Flip the Switch @ Memorial Art Gallery

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