Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
4:51 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Mass Meditation Means to Bring Attention to Pollution in the Genesee River

Silent meditation speaks louder than words says Bodhin Kjolehede, of the Rochester Zen Center.

Dozens sat in silent midday meditation Tuesday on the Pont de Rennes footbridge in the heart of downtown Rochester. 

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Arts & Culture
4:12 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

School of the Arts Wins $5,000 in Singing Competition

SOTA choir received a $5,000 award from the New York Lottery at a ceremony Wednesday.

Representatives from the New York Lottery presented a $5,000 check Wednesday at the School of the Arts. 

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Connections
8:05 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Connections: Cocktails Making A Comeback

A discussion about the cocktail revival happening around the country.

There's a cocktail revival happening around the country, and Rochester happens to be a strong player in the movement. Sazaracs are in. Barrel-aged Manhattans can be found. And a group of local restaurants and bars are teaming up for a weekend of cocktail-themed events, from tastings to classes on the proper use of bitters. We meet the cocktail-slinging barhands behind this effort: 

Chuck Cerankosky / Good Luck and Cure restaurants

Jon Karel / The Revelry restaurant

Evy Fanning / Cheshire   

Connections
7:59 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Connections: Who Is The Frontrunner To Buy The Bills?

A discussion on Donald Trump, and other rumored possible owners for the Buffalo Bills.

This time, Donald Trump swears he's serious. Evan says it's unwise to ever take Trump seriously. But the NFL has to take Trump seriously, because he's making a great deal of noise about keeping the Bills in Buffalo. Is he the next owner? Would some fans truly give up on the team in that circumstance? Our panel looks at who is the real frontrunner to buy the Bills, and whether the franchise is likely to remain in Buffalo. 

The panel includes: Mike Catalana of 13WHAM Sports; Scott Pitoniak / Journalist and author & Peter Gregory / Bills fan and attorney  

Arts & Culture
6:11 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Schools for South Sudan Documentary Gets Theater Screening In Rochester

(From Left to Right: Hélène Biandudi Hofer (Host of WXXI TV's Need to Know) Sebastian Maroundit (President and Co-founder/Building Minds in South Sudan), Mathon Noi (Vice President and Co-founder/Building Minds in South Sudan) Palath Thonchar (Founder/South Sudan Village Care Foundation)
Credit Jim Day / WXXI

The first public screening of a WXXI documentary on an effort to build schools in South Sudan took place Tuesday night at The Little Theatre in Rochester. 

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Connections
8:57 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Connections: South Sudan Documentary; Late-Night TV Battles

We preview our colleague's documentary, Schools for South Sudan. Helene Biandudi-Hofer joins us with a special guest, Sebastian Maroundit, to explain the journey from Rochester to Sudan, and how our community is helping a community on the other side of the world.

In the second half-hour, we look at the future of late-night television with Tom Proietti, media scholar in residence at St. John Fisher College. CBS is betting on Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman; NBC chose Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno. Are audiences still watching?   

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Arts & Culture
4:12 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

J-Mac Finishes Boston Marathon In Under 3 Hours

Credit TWC News

Jason McElwain, the Greece man also known as " J-Mack", who garnered worldwide attention in 2006 when, as an autistic teen, he scored 20 points for his high school basketball team, has another big accomplishment he can point to.  

On Monday, he finished the Boston Marathon with an unofficial time of 2 hours, 57 minutes and five seconds, beating his goal of finishing in less than 3 hours, 10 minutes.  It was the third marathon for J-Mac, who also had run cross country in high school. 

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Sun April 20, 2014

Local Runners Get Ready For The Boston Marathon

Credit AP/WBUR

 When the 118th running of the Boston Marathon kicks off Monday there will be more than 100 Rochester-area runners participating, including some who were there when the bombs went off during last year's race. Three people were killed in that race, more than 260 injured.

One local man has run the race numerous times before, and says he isn’t fearful because of what happened last year.

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Arts & Culture
3:21 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Big Names Among Prospective Bills' Buyers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too.

Don't discount the family of Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. And include New Jersey rocker Jon Bon Jovi's name for added spice.

It's not every day — or every year — an NFL franchise goes on the market as the Bills are, following owner Ralph Wilson's death last month.

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Arts & Culture
1:25 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Jim Kelly To Stay In Buffalo For Cancer Treatment

Credit bleacherreport.com

(Buffalo Bills) The quarterback fighting cancer has returned home to Buffalo for more just than Easter weekend.

Jim Kelly arrived home in Buffalo Saturday, and in Buffalo he’ll stay to continue his cancer treatments.

“Jim is coming back, and he wants to fight cancer here in Buffalo,” said his brother Dan Kelly. “He’ll be continuing all his treatments here in Buffalo.”

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