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Arts & Culture
7:25 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Scholarship Fund Started At Geva In Honor Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Geva Theatre in Rochester is where Fairport native Philip Seymour Hoffman first got really interested in acting, so family and friends say it is fitting that they have now announced the Philip Seymour Hoffman Scholarship Fund.

Hoffman, who died earlier this year of a drug overdose at the age of 46, first got excited about acting when his mother, retired judge Marilyn O'Connor took him to plays at Geva, particularly the production of " All My Sons."

O’Connor tells WXXI News that as much as he's known for movies, her son's first acting passion was the theater. 

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Arts & Culture
12:32 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

United Christian Leadership Ministry: Ferguson Decision Shameful and Unjust

Reverend Lewis Stewart of United Christian Leadership Ministry
Credit Alex Crichton

The leader of the United Christian Leadership Ministry says the decision by a grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri was "shameful and unjust, and the decision has outraged all of us who deemed justice a matter of moral responsibility and necessity."

Reverend Lewis Stewart and his group held a news conference Tuesday at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church in Rochester.

Stewart maintains this is a prime example of systemic racism, and what happened in Ferguson is tearing this nation apart.

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Arts & Culture
12:34 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Public Fundraising Campaign for Geva Theater

Geva Theatre is announcing a 10-million dollar "Front and Center" capital campaign.

Representatives of the theatre say they've already raised 8-million dollars for improvements to the building which was built in 1868 and was a former arsenal and community hall.

The theater opened in 1985, and artistic director Mark Cuddy says it's seen a lot of wear and tear since then.

The money raised so far has gone make improvements like a new roof, new windows, new air conditioning and heating, masonry restoration and other renovations.

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Arts & Culture
6:55 am
Thu November 20, 2014

First Digital Camera On Display at Eastman House

Steve Sasson with first digital camera
George Eastman House

  

Former Kodak electrical engineer Steve Sasson invented the first digital camera in 1975.

It was part of an assignment from his supervisor, Gareth A. Lloyd to attempt to build an electronic camera using a charge coupled device (CCD). 

The 8-pound camera is on display for the first time as part of the Innovation in the Imaging Capital exhibit at the George Eastman House.

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Arts & Culture
10:48 am
Sat November 15, 2014

"Rosie The Riveter" Tribute

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SENECA FALLS (AP) A new exhibit at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls tells the story of the American home front during World War II.

The exhibit runs through the end of January.

The exhibit focuses on women's contributions to the military and also to wartime production in U.S. factories, where they became known collectively as "Rosie the Riveter."

Their contributions to the war effort are told in displays that include artifacts, text and images.

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Arts & Culture
12:15 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

JCC to Expand Holocaust Memorial

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The Jewish Community Center is collecting the names of local Holocaust survivors who built new lives in the Rochester area.

Rose Bernstein is chairing committee which is gathering names for plaques that will be added to an existing JCC memorial for those who perished under Nazi persecution.

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Arts & Culture
11:45 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Dolphins Defeat Buffalo, 22 to 9

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Tannehill shook off five sacks and a third-quarter deficit, throwing for two late touchdowns to help the Miami Dolphins break a streak of three consecutive losses to Buffalo with a 22-9 win Thursday.

Tannehill went 26 for 34 for 240 yards and threw touchdown passes of 7 yards to Brandon Gibson and 8 yards to Jarvis Landry. Lamar Miller rushed for 86 yards for the Dolphins, who trailed 9-3 before outscoring Buffalo 19-0 over the final 18 minutes left.

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Connections
3:25 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Connections: Philae Probe; Net Neutrality

We’ll spend the hour deep in the worlds of science and technology. First, we talk about this week’s amazing landing of a probe on a speeding comet – then, we come closer to home with a conversation about Net neutrality. Should your ISP have control over what content you can access and how fast you can get it? We talk with our guests: 

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Arts & Culture
2:27 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Larry and Jane Glazer Honored

WXXI President Norm Silverstein addressing the Associates events in downtown Rochester
Credit Alex Crichton

Hundreds of people attended a special luncheon today to honor Larry and Jane Glazer.

The prominent business people from Rochester were killed in September in a plane crash.

WXXI honored the Glazers by naming them the WXXI 2014 Associates of the Year.

President and CEO Norm Silverstein says Larry and Jane Glazer were both members of the WXXI's board and they co-chaired the station's comprehensive campaign.

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Connections
3:47 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Connections: TedxRochester is This Weekend

TedxRochester is coming this weekend. We'll meet many of the participants as we preview the subjects they'll cover.

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