Geva Theatre's most recent production, "The Agitators," sweeps audiences back to mid-19th century America and chronicles an unlikely friendship between two famous Rochesterians, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony. Through abolition, the Civil War, and votes for women, the duo challenged one another — and the nation — to change the course of history.
Picture this: You and your friends are huddled around a campfire, surrounded by creepy woods and the vast night sky. There is only a single flashlight, and plenty of spooky stories.
For centuries, "Faust" has been synonymous with a specific brand of hubris: ambition that far outstrips wisdom. The tragically thirsty German protagonist has appeared in countless literary and artistic works, most notably by Christopher Marlowe and Goethe.
"In Real Life" is a speed-dating service that aims to bring singles together over mutual interests, and presents hyper-specific events for dog lovers, entrepreneurs, and video game enthusiasts. The model takes some of the pressure off of finding common ground with a complete stranger, and at the very least lends itself to making new friends.
Those home movies your parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, or friends shot while you were growing up carry a lot of value to them. There's always something sentimental about those personal movies, but even further, they're small cultural capsules of a time and place.
Artist Brenda Killackey-Jones takes some of the best creatures from fiction and brings them to life — or to the recently expired, mounted to the wall "life." Killackey-Jones's third annual Mythological Taxidermy is currently on display at Nox Cocktail Lounge, with mixed media sculptures of magical creatures from Harry Potter, "Game of Thrones," and "The Dark Crystal."
When Bshara Nassar moved from Bethlehem to the US in 2011, he didn't expect to end up starting a museum. He was working on a graduate degree in Conflict Transformation at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and by the end of 2014, he had plans in motion to create the Museum of the Palestinian People, which through October is co-presenting the traveling exhibit “Bethlehem Beyond the Wall” at Nazareth College.
Mike Epps is like that one friend who irks you because he can do so many things well. The stand-up comedian is a writer, producer, does a little bit of hip-hop — his first comedy album, "Funny Bidness: Da Album," featured Snoop Dogg, Kid Rock, and Slim Thug — and he has enough acting credits to fatigue you while scrolling through IMDB.
A chunk of the joy to collecting art is getting to know the artist behind the object, whenever possible. This extends beyond picking a painter's brain for insight into their work; the very vessels you serve food from can be part of your collection.
The Rochester photographer shoots the wildlife in nature and on stage