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Harriet Tubman, and western New York, get their places in history

The Equal Rights Heritage Center has got Harriet Tubman right. There she is, standing on the lawn in downtown Auburn, holding a lantern.

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LITERATURE | 'Like Falling Through a Cloud'

Flutist Eugenia Zukerman has been an irreplaceable figure in the American classical music scene for decades. A highly regarded musician, she's served as artistic director of the Bravo!

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ART | 'Politics & Photography'

When we think of photography and the political realm, documentation of events is usually what comes to mind. But some who work in the photographic arts use images to go beyond documentation to question the state of things, to subvert the state of things, and to envision a better world.

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MUSEUM | In Another Galaxy Weekend

Just because Halloween has passed doesn't mean costumes have to be retired for the year. And it's never too early to make nerds of your offspring.

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COMEDY | 'Oh Watta Night!'

Rochester sketch comedy and improve group Polite Ink (PI) will again partner with Willow Domestic Violence Center to present "Oh Watta Night!," the third annual benefit event. Blending the styles of "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and "Saturday Night Live," PI presents a PG-rated evening of spontaneity, singing, dancing, dynamic characters, and audience participation.

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FILM | 'Harriet'

The long-awaited major motion picture, "Harriet," is this month's selection for the Black Cinema Series, co-presented by the Rochester Association of Black Journalists (RABJ) and The Little Theatre (and this time it's also co-sponsored by The Rochester Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority). Directed and co-written by Kasi Lemmons ("Eve's Bayou," "Black Nativity"), the film chronicles tenacious abolitionist and humanitarian hero Harriet Tubman's life from being born into slavery, her escape, and her roles as Civil War scout, suffragist, and Underground Railroad conductor.

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FILM | 'Empowerment in the Archive'

Older generations' tendency to underestimate and even ridicule the younger ones is nothing new, and their bad takes are often ignorant of youths' struggles, potential, and successes alike. Since 2003, Rochester Teen Empowerment has focused on bolstering area youth through employment and leadership opportunities.

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Theater review: 'The Amish Project'

Forgiving the unforgivable
On October 2, 2006, a lone gunman entered an Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, and opened fire. "The Amish Project," a 2009 play by Jessica Dickey, is a fictional retelling of that true story -- a single-actor show that reimagines the events surrounding the day.

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THEATER | 'Division Street'

CenterStage Theatre has become a local hub for debuting challenging new plays, with a specific focus on the work of New York City-based playwright Jason Odell Williams. In 2016 CenterStage (along with Skylight Theatre in LA) debuted Williams' "Church & State," which was co-developed with CenterStage Artistic Director Ralph Meranto.

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ART | 'De'VIA: The Manifesto Comes of Age'

In 1989 a group of deaf artists and a deaf art historian gathered at Gallaudet University, led by artists Betty G. Miller and Paul Johnson, and issued a manifesto that established a new genre of art. Dubbed Deaf View/Image Art (De'VIA), the founding of the genre was meant to spotlight the growing contemporary Deaf arts movement, which specifically explores Deaf culture and the Deaf experience, such as visual metaphors that are specific to Deaf culture and insight.

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