Dave Chisholm goes sci-fi in new comic book 'Canopus'

Dave Chisholm goes sci-fi in new comic book 'Canopus'

In the new sci-fi comic book "Canopus," Rochester artist, writer, and musician Dave Chisholm tracks the dust of his personal history as he relies on the strength of fantastical storytelling.


God of our fathers

When the avant-garde rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" debuted on Broadway in 1971, it was the "Hamilton" of its time -- a flashy, pop culture retelling of historical events. RBTL is presenting the musical through Sunday, as part of the show's 50th anniversary tour.



Chicago-based musician and comedian Matt Griffo is no stranger to Rochester. Not only has he performed at the Rochester Fringe Festival, but things will come full circle cosmically when he plays Comedy @ The Carlson on Friday and follows in his maternal grandparents' footsteps.

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MUSEUM | The Dutch Connection

George Eastman's legacy includes changing the way the world experienced color, as technologies like Kodakchome and Eastmancolor defined generations of still and motion pictures. His drive to innovate may have been inspired by an 1895 bicycle trip through The Netherlands, where a young Eastman began a lifelong fascination with brilliantly colored tulips.

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SPORTS | Empire State Wrestling

Since its founding in 2002, Empire State Wrestling has been promoting professional wrestling events featuring local talent around Western New York. Though the spectacle is typically associated with mega-stars and national stadium tours, pro wrestling has a long history of regional promotions that develop tomorrow's top talent in front of crowds of die-hard fans.

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ART | 'Painters Painting Painters'

The genre of paintings of painters has a surprisingly rich history. From Picasso's portraits of Dora Maar to Kahlo's portraits of Diego Rivera, the act of painting another painter challenges an artist to capture something outside the realm of what can be done with self-portraiture.

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DANCE | inspireDANCE Festival

The inspireDANCE festival is a community-driven event hosted by the Program of Movement and Dance at the University of Rochester. Now in its tenth year, the festival offers a chance for hundreds of students and professional dancers from around the Rochester area to learn together, share ideas, and experience performances.

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LECTURE | 'When They See Us'

One of the most infamous cases in the history of New York's criminal justice system is that of the Central Park Five. After an investment banker was assaulted while jogging in Central Park in 1989, a number of juvenile suspects were rounded up and interrogated for hours without counsel.

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She's not there

"Next to Normal" can best be defined as a rock musical and a moving journey through one family's battle with mental health, suicide, and drug abuse. It's shockingly relatable. The Goodman family could easily be living in Spencerport or Webster.


THEATER | Bronze Collective Theatre Fest

Now in its 6th year, the Bronze Collective Theater Fest is a week-long winter festival of African American theater works. This year's theme is "Moving Forward," and some of the shows offer an early look at productions Rochester audiences can see throughout the 2020 calendar.

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THEATER | 'Blues for Mister Charlie'

Emmett Till's 1955 murder in Mississippi was a galvanizing event in the early days of the Civil Rights movement. The 14-year-old was killed by vigilantes after being falsely accused of making advances toward a white woman.

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  • Ritual Clay Company: Grand Opening Party @ Ritual Clay Company

    • Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. free
  • "This is Nollywood" (2000) @ Baobab Cultural Center

    • Fri., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. $7 suggested
  • "Mama Africa" (2005) @ Little Theatre

    • Fri., Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. $4-$9
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    • Fri., Feb. 21, 1 p.m. $10
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