State officials draft RCSD takeover plan; future in doubt

[ UPDATED ]State education officials have drafted a plan to replace the Rochester school board with a state-appointed board for at least five years, according to documents CITY has obtained. At the end of the five years, the district’s governance would return to an elected board. More...

Music

Jesse Sprinkle records new album with RACS students

Jesse Sprinkle records new album with RACS students

The learning in listening

It’s a fire drill of kids bouncing about as if they were made of rubber. It’s loud, full of shrieks and shouts and little ones running about. This lively bunch consists of boys and girls attending the Rochester Academy Charter School, or RACS, in Irondequoit, waiting for their weekly music class to start with Jesse Sprinkle.

Movies

Film preview: 'Rocketman'

Film preview: 'Rocketman'

“Restrained” shouldn’t be the first word that comes to mind when describing larger-than-life singer Elton John. But that’s exactly the descriptor that came to mind while watching “Rocketman,” director Dexter Fletcher’s surprisingly timid and conventional rock-musical-biopic of the artist’s most unconventional life.

News & Opinion

Developer Robert Morgan hit with fraud charges

Developer Robert Morgan hit with fraud charges

Real estate developer Robert Morgan faces dozens of federal charges for his alleged role in what the US Attorney's Office says was a half-billion-dollar mortgage fraud scheme.

Arts & Entertainment

'Verified' curator Amanda Chestnut talks identity

'Verified' curator Amanda Chestnut talks identity

"Culturally we tend to speak about race very much in dichotomy. It's an 'or' situation. And for the most part, many people are 'and,' but linguistically and culturally we don't give them space to be 'and.'"

News & Opinion

Youth ask county for climate plan

Youth ask county for climate plan

In light of federal inaction on climate change, a group of Rochester-area young people is asking the County Legislature make Monroe County carbon neutral by 2050.

Arts & Entertainment

CITY's 10th Annual Best Busker Contest

CITY's 10th Annual Best Busker Contest

Come down to Rochester's SOUTH WEDGE for a night of free music on the streets from great local musicians, plus ridiculous deals from neighborhood merchants! Save the date! Thursday, May 23rd, starting at 5pm

May 8, 2019

Music

Lexi Weege returns to Rochester

Round trip to the Jazz Age

Jesse Sprinkle records new album with RACS students

The learning in listening

EMO-AMERICANA | Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties

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Ate days a week
In each of our busy lives, we can all get a little bogged down in routine, forget to have fun with food culture, or forget to eat at all until we're raging. Bearing that in mind, our approach to this year's edition of DISH was to take it a day at a time — dividing the features, spotlights, and tips into the days of the week. read more ...

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