Arts and Culture

PBS Arts Fall Festival presents a Free Lunchtime Concert at the Little Theatre

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00pm

Brasso Profundo, part of New Horizons, and the Mambo Kings perform a free concert in celebration of PBS Arts Fall Festival.

Host Your Own American Promise Screening

February-April, 2014

Host your own screening/discussion of a film that traces the experiences of an African-American boy and his friend at a prestigious private school for 13 years. DVD & Discussion Guide Available.

"From the Top" records in Rochester

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 7:00pm

WXXI & Eastman School of Music bring NPR’s From the Top to record a show at Kodak Hall. 

Fizzy's Healthy Recipe Contest

Kids! Submit the healthiest, most delicious and kid-friendly recipes.

The 2015 Rochester Classical Idol Vocal Competition

It's a pleasure to support the choral arts in Rochester by listening to inspired singing in the Classical Idol Competition, an annual fundraiser for the Rochester Oratorio Society.  I've been honored to served as the emcee for several years. This year I took a few pictures from the stage.  Enjoy!

That's a Show Tune?

Sat, 04/18/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Some of Broadway’s best show tunes are not just heard on the stage.

Found object

Look what I found backstage the other day when I was hosting "Live from Hochstein." It's a diagram of the set up for a performance of the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 at the Hochstein Performance Hall on Sunday, April 19th at 4:00 p.m.

INDEPENDENT LENS: Kumu Hina

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 10:00pm

Over the course of a momentous year, Kumu Hina, a native Hawaiian mahu (transgender) teacher, inspires a tomboyish young girl to claim her place as leader of an all-male hula troupe

VOCES: El Poeta

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 10:00pm

Meet renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited an international movement for peace after the brutal murder of his 24-year old son

Big Ears

What does "avant-guarde" mean in 2015?  Good question.  This piece on The Newshour caught my attention for a couple of reasons. First, it involves the Kronos Quartet still being amazing.  Second, Rochester is absolutely ready for a music festival like this.