Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
4:39 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Some Changes For The Jazz Fest

Credit Xerox Rochester Int'l Jazz Festival

 

Club Passes for next year's Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival go on sale this coming Friday, and organizers are already announcing some changes for next year's event. 

It runs June 19th to the 27th, and it will include a new venue that officials say seats a thousand people. That will be part of the Club Pass events. More details will be announced next month. Other changes include the fact that Abilene Bar and Lounge will not be part of the festival.

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Connections
4:01 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Connections: The Founding of the University of Rochester

How did George Eastman decide to give so much money to the University of Rochester? How did the U of R make a difference in the outcome of World War II? These are just a couple of the stories I've enjoyed in the new book "Our Work is But Begun". Freelance journalist Janice Pieterse tells the story of the founding of the U of R and is with us to talk aobut the book, along with U of R Vice President Paul Burgett, and Rochester Collections Librarian Melissa Mead.
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Connections
4:21 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Connections: Five To Revive

The Landmark Society has released their 2014 “Five to Revive” western New York properties. Their goal is to rehab or rebuild properties with historic values. They’ll explain what they chose to focus on, and why. Joining us from the Landmark Society are Caitlin Meives, Larry Francer, Wayne Goodman, and Mary Nicosia.

Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Bills Beat Vikings By A Point

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Orton beat the clock again.

Orton completed a 2-yard pass to Sammy Watkins in the left front-corner of the end zone with 1 second remaining in leading the Buffalo Bills to a 17-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

The touchdown capped a 15-play, 80-yard drive that Orton extended by converting a fourth-and-20 with a 24-yard pass to tight end Scott Chandler over the middle. Three plays later, Orton hit Watkins on a crossing pattern for an 18-yard gain on third-and-12.

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Arts & Culture
5:56 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Film Explores Love Lives of Rochester Seniors

Credit states.aarp.org

Brighton native and Documentary film maker Steven Loring based his latest film in Rochester. 

It's called The Age of Love.  It premieres locally Saturday at The Little Theater.

The film delves deeply into the emotional lives of 70 to 90 year olds at a speed dating event, as their still-hopeful hearts look for love.

Loring said he found the inspiration for the project on a trip home back to the Rochester area. Click on the audio link above to hear the interview.

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Connections
4:13 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Connections: Should We Really Honor Christopher Columbus?

How should we teach about Columbus and his expeditions? It's the week of Columbus Day, and several American cities (led by Seattle) are abandoning the official holiday in lieu of various forms of diversity appreciation. What about here? Columbus exploited and killed the people he encountered; why do so many school children have such a rosy view? We talk about this with our guests:

Connections
3:49 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Connections: High Falls Film Festival

The High Falls Film Festival starts next week. The festival celebrates women in film, one of the few worldwide that does so. We start the hour with Virginia Madsen, she produced a film that will be shown at the festival. Then, we discuss the festival in-depth with the festival's Executive Director Mary Manard Reed.

Connections
2:59 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Connections: Fashion Week Rochester

Tuesday, October 14, marks the start of Fashion Week Rochester. The event bills itself as the antithesis to NYC Fashion Week by making this event accessible to anyone. The event also raises money for The Center for Youth. We discuss what we’ll see at this year’s Fashion Week, and who is helped by the money that is raised with our guests:

Arts & Culture
1:54 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Imax To Use Kodak Laser Projection System For "Hobbit" Movie

Credit www.kodak.com

(Bloomberg News) Imax, the pioneer of large-screen cinema, plans to use the next “Hobbit” installment in December to introduce a laser projection system based on technology licensed from Eastman Kodak  in 2011.

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

An Emotional Terry Pegula Talks About His Purchase Of The Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — No price was too high for Terry Pegula and wife Kim if it meant keeping the Bills in Buffalo, and preserving late Hall of Fame owner Ralph Wilson's legacy.

Having difficulty keeping his emotions in check during an introductory news conference on Friday, Pegula was humbled to succeed Wilson as the Bills owner, and outlined his reasons for spending an NFL-record $1.4 billion to buy the team.

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