Arts & Culture

Connections
4:41 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Connections: The Whiteness Project

We open the conversation with Whitney Dow, director of the Whiteness Project, a multimedia documentary created in Buffalo. In the documentary, Dow talked with people about what it means to be white. Then we talk more about the impact of this project with Ann Johnson of ACT Rochester and the Rochester Area Community Foundation

Arts & Culture
2:09 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

WXXI & The Little Theatre Launch "Go Public" Campaign

Norm Silverstein, Dr. Cynthia Reddeck-LiDestri, Harry Trueheart
Credit Peter Wayner / WXXI News

WXXI Public Broadcasting and The Little Theatre on Thursday officially announced a $17 million  "Go Public" campaign to allow both organizations to better serve the needs of the community. About 75 percent, or $13.2 million has already been raised.

Larry and Jane Glazer, the well-known local business people and philanthropists who died in a plane crash in September, had been leading the campaign through its silent phase for the past three years. They will keep the title of Campaign Chairs and the effort will be completed in their honor.

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Connections
3:10 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Connections: Stephen Greenblatt; Upcoming Talk by Stephen Salaita

We open with a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Harvard scholar Stephen Greenblatt. He’s coming to the University of Rochester tomorrow to talk about Lucretius and “intolerable ideas.” His book, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, is remarkable, by the way.

Then we’ll talk to Joshua Dubler, a U of R professor who is organizing a talk by controversial scholar Stephen Salaita, who was recently fired from his job at the University of Illinois for “anti-Israel tweets.” 

Arts & Culture
11:00 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

New York Designated "Wine Region Of The Year"

New York State is getting a special  designation from a major wine magazine. It has been honored with the title "Wine Region of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast magazine.  The publication cites the quality of wines and the growth of the industry. Governor Cuomo says the state has worked hard in recent years to partner with the industry to help winemakers produce and promote their products.

Jim Trezise is the President of the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. He says this designation by one of the top wine magazines is an important designation for the state.

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Arts & Culture
11:46 pm
Sun October 26, 2014

Ceremonies Celebrating Appointment Of Eastman Music School Dean

Credit Randy Gorbman / WXXI News

Ceremonies marking the formal appointment of the new Dean of the Eastman School of Music took place Sunday. Jamal Rossi's investiture ceremonies in Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theatre included a classical saxophone performance by the dean.

The ceremonies also included the presentation of the Luminary Award to Martin Messinger, a longtime supporter of the University of Rochester.

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Arts & Culture
11:27 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Barge Canal System To Go On National Register of Historic Places

Credit NYS Canal Corp.

(AP)  New York's Barge Canal is going on the National Register of Historic Places. 

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote a letter in September urging National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis to make the designation, stressing the importance of the canal and calling it a true historic destination. 

The designation will increase chances for federal tax credits and help expand local development near the waterway. 

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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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