James Longenbach, U of R prof who wrote about poetry for the masses, dies at 62

James Longenbach, a prominent poet and critic, was considered a giant in his field.


Amid tensions with art community, city looks to spend $200K on public art

Officials want to invest in a series of murals and other public art projects on city-owned properties.


Brynn Tyszka, an 'inventive force,' takes the helm at Blackfriars Theatre

New Artistic Director Brynn Tyszka brings passion, eye for inclusivity to Blackfriars Theatre.

Public Lives

Rochester Reads selection is one 'Hell of a Book'

Jason Mott’s 2021 award-winning novel is a "page-turner" and "truly a book of our time."


Norman Rockwell uplifts at Utica's MWP Art Institute

"America’s illustrator" showed Americans who they were, and who they could be.


Brockport ends MFA program through VSW

Visual Studies Workshop will no longer offer a masters degree for students of visual culture, but the community art hub still has important work to do.


Wall\Therapy opens: Here's where to see the works

Celebrating its 10th year, Wall\Therapy begins Saturday with muralists working around town.


Review: JCC’s ‘Rise' is a history lesson wrapped in a rock concert

The modern rock musical "Rise," premiering at JCC, tells the largely unsung story of Jewish girls who were key to the anti-Nazi resistance.


Fringe 2022 to feature favorites among more than 500 in-person events

The Rochester Fringe returns to its original format and will feature performances from favorites such as Bandaloop and Cirque du Fringe.


‘Construction season’ builds a rainbow at MAG

Two new monumental sculptures are being installed in the Memorial Art Gallery's Centennial Sculpture Park.



Women Who Influenced Frederick Douglass @ Cobblestone Arts Center

Women Who Influenced Frederick Douglass @ Cobblestone Arts Center

Rochester-based living history presenters AKWAABA ("Welcome" in Ghana) portray five women who...
Booze N’ Ballet @ Kin

Booze N’ Ballet @ Kin

Roc Dance Collective presents an evening of dance performance, featuring six new...

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