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  The Decemberists find new waters Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:03:00 -0400
The Decemberists, out on tour for its new album, are performing at The Smith Center in Geneva on Monday, so CITY reached out to multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk with a few questions The Decemberists spin tales that drip with richness.…
  Distinguished educator will not be coming to RCSD Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:59:43 -0400
Ken Eastwood won't be a consultant studying the Rochester City School District after all, according to a statement today from the New York State Education Department. Commissioner MaryEllen Elia rescinded his appointment to the job, "after he could not come to an agreement with the school board on the terms of his contract," Elia's statement says.…
  City launches traffic ticket agency Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:08:00 -0400
Beginning Monday, April 23, city residents and visitors will have a chance to contest a traffic ticket, negotiate a payment plan, or plead guilty to a lesser offense. City officials say Rochester's new Traffic Violations Agency is about fairness, since suburban communities already provide drivers with this opportunity.…
  Poverty is still a major problem, ACT Rochester reports Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:01:04 -0400
ACT Rochester, which tracks the basic well-being of the nine-county Greater Rochester area, released its latest "Community Report Card" this morning. And while the report contains a bit of good news, much of the news in the report is negative.…
  Helen Sung is on a lifelong jazz journey Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0400
After graduating in 1997 from the Thelonious Monk Institute at New England Conservatory, pianist Helen Sung has performed with greats like Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis, and Clark Terry. She won the Kennedy Center's 2007 Mary Lou Williams Piano Competition and has played all over the world.…
  Fresh Cut: ‘Control’ by Komrads Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 -0400
Industrial darkwave duo Komrads is expected to release a new album from its mechanical grip in May. The album’s first track, “Control,” is a sonic rollercoaster ride that leaves the listener gripping their seat Komrads…
  It's a plastic planet Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0400
Plastics are everywhere, from shopping bags to cutting-edge medical devices. But as they've become more pervasive, they've also become more troublesome. Jacalyn Meyvis can't pinpoint the exact moment where she decided to start reducing the amount of disposable stuff she consumed in her daily life, particularly products made from plastic. But as a big water drinker, her first step was to trade the bottled water she grabbed from store shelves for a reusable bottle filled with tap water.…
  Nazareth’s adjuncts join the labor movement Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0400
After a year of planning, adjunct faculty at Nazareth College recently filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to join Service Employees International Union, SEIU Local 200United. It's no secret that the cost of higher education has increased sharply during the last 30 years, and that many college graduates leave school carrying a burdensome debt. But something else has happened that's less talked about.…
  American horror stories Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0400
The current exhibit at Rochester Contemporary puts viewers in the same deer-in-headlights state that the political spectacle has had us in as of late. The current exhibit at Rochester Contemporary puts viewers in the same deer-in-headlights state that the political spectacle has had us in as of late. Italian-born, New York City-based artist Federico Solmi's overwhelming video paintings depict powerful world leaders and historical figures on parade, debaucherously reveling, and accepting adulation from the worshipful masses they've conquered.…
  Rochester district faces new charter openings Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00 -0400
The State Education Department's Charter School Office has given its initial approval to applications for two more charters in the Rochester district. The Rochester Teachers Association issued a memo about two weeks ago to all of its members, informing them of a slew of job opportunities at School 41, a pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade school at 279 West Ridge Road in the Kodak Park neighborhood. Under an order from State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, the school will close in June because of persistently low student performance and will reopen in the fall as a completely new school.…