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  Campbell Brothers, Steve Gadd among inductees to 2018 Rochester Music Hall of Fame Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:29:00 -0500
The Rochester Music Hall of Fame this morning announced its lineup for the seventh annual induction ceremony. The ceremony will be held Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m., in Kodak Hall at The Eastman Theatre.…
  Feedback 2/21 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:38:49 -0500
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  Fresh Cut: 'Faberge' by Vacation Daze Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:00:00 -0500
Some bands spell out their influences on their sleeves, but Vacation Daze sounds like a grand composite of different genres. It's evident on the band's new track, "Faberge." Vacation Daze…
  'Black Magic Slays Magical Negro' events celebrate creativity of WOC Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00 -0500
Oprah recently gave an inspiring speech, and suddenly people began calling for her to make a 2020 bid and fix this nation's ills. With this in mind, Rachel DeGuzman of 21st Century Arts has continued her crucial "At the Crossroads: Art + Justice" programming this month with a four-part series, "Black Magic Slays Magical Negro," which both celebrates the beauty and creative powers of black women and girls and gives the mic to women of color.…
  Rochester's folk community isn't easy to pin down Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00 -0500
The Rochester area is a hotbed for folk music — even if it's difficult to define what 'folk' means. For all the folk music that's made in the Rochester area, there isn't one, all-encompassing example. In any given week, you might hear The Crooked North play original bluegrass tunes at Abilene Bar and Lounge, Roger Kuhn putting down country-blues licks at The Little Theatre Café, or The Honey Smugglers playing jamgrass at Flour City Station.…
  Creatives in the cold Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00 -0500
No one is immune to the itch to check out until the sun returns. For their parts, artists must fight the urge to power down for the season, and instead keep the creativity flowing. A Rochester winter is unrelenting. The cold becomes oppressive, and the snow often falls with a persistence that can be maddening.…
  Album review: 'Begin Again' Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00 -0500
Better Angels "Begin Again"…
  Album review: 'The Early Riser' Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00 -0500
Doug Stone / Josiah Williams "The Early Riser"…
  SPECIAL EVENT | Baobab Business Marketplace Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00 -0500
The Baobab Cultural Center this week kicks off the first event of its new monthly Baobab Business Marketplace series, which will spotlight about 10 vendors each 4th Saturday. Support local entrepreneurs of African descent while you shop to the sounds of soul music.…
  RECREATION | Native American Winter Games Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:00 -0500
Ganondagan State Historic Site will this week host the 15th annual Native American Winter Games, which will include both indoor and outdoor fun such as Iroquois social dancing with Bill Crouse and the Allegany River Dancers, storytelling, a competitive game called snowsnake, snowshoeing, and dog sled demonstrations. Food will be available for purchase, including Iroquois White Corn pancakes, locally-sourced real maple syrup, and sausages.…