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Alison Meyers talks on the New York City literary scene


Hailing from New York City, Alison Meyers joined Rochester's Writers & Books in April as executive director, following a nationwide search. Meyers discusses her decade of experience in the New York City literary scene, as well as her goals for the local nonprofit.

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3. Free community outdoor movie night

Kiwanis Club of Canandaigua is hosting a free community outdoor movie night on Saturday, Aug. 3. “Paddington Bear” is the featured film. Festivities begin at 8 p.m. at Lower Baker Park. canandaiguachamber.com

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Jim McDermott, Director of Brewing Operations for Rohrbach Brewing


Jim McDermott, Director of Brewing Operations for Rohrbach Brewing and one of Rochester’s longest serving brewers talks keeping a legacy brewery relevant and his approach to traditionalism and experimentation. Recorded: Wednesday, July 3  Subscribe to our podcast for free! Get ...

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1. Big Wigs


Big Wigs, a Las Vegas-style impersonation show, is making its way back to Rochester. Starring Mrs. Kasha Davis—also known as Ed Popil from Fairport—and Aggy Dunes (pictured)—also known as Tom Smalley from Rochester—have been performing together for over a decade. ...

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Lonestar Acclaimed country music group Lonestar is visiting Del Lago Resort & Casino. The band has released multiple platinum-selling albums and No. 1 hits like “No News” and “Come Crying to Me.” Lonestar’s hit “Amazed” reached No. 1 on the ...

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Cut & Paste


Cut & Paste Rochester Contemporary Arts Center is premiering a new collage-related exhibition titled Cut & Paste on Friday, April 5. Cut & Paste explores the diversity of collage, its experimental nature and the social act of making art. Contributing ...

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Don Giovanni


Don Giovanni Eastman Opera Theatre (EOT) is performing a rendition of Don Juan meeting the #Metoo movement with Mozart’s “Don Giovanni.” The show premiered in Prague at the National Theater in 1787. This darkly comedic piece is one of Mozart’s ...

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Women On Wikipedia


RIT Librarians Lara Nicosia and Kari Horowicz talk with RBJ reporter Diana Louise Carter about the Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, an event they held recently to edit and create content about women on Wikipedia, which tends to be male dominated in both its biographical information and its 33 million editors...

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Michael Hess on high-tech waste


Michael Hess, founder, president and CEO of Waste Harmonics talks about the high-tech waste and recycling industry and “the internet of trash.” Subscribe to our podcast for free! Get the latest episodes of the RBJ BizCast instantly when you subscribe ...

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Maple Weekend


Maple Weekend Maple Weekend kicks off this weekend and next and will be extended into the weekend of March 30 and 31. Sponsored by the New York State Maple Producers Association, maple farms welcome visitors to educate people first-hand on ...

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Dan Western talks competition in the Rochester beer market


A conversation with Lost Borough founder Dan Western on the Rochester beer market, where it’s headed and how breweries will have to adapt to a more congested marketplace. Subscribe to our podcast for free! Get the latest episodes of the ...

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Terrifying fun in Country Village


Terrifying fun in Country Village Halloween is coming a few days early to the Genesee Country Village & Museum. Youngsters and their families are welcome to come participate in a variety of trick-or-treating experiences. Tonight, there will be tricks and ...

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KettleFest Kettle Ridge Farm in Victor is hosting its Fourth Annual KettleFest. KettleFest, billed as a “one-day celebration of sustainable farming and artisanship,” is a small yet popular festival in the Finger Lakes area. Over two dozen artisan vendors convene ...

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Mary Jemison story at Ganondagan


Mary Jemison story at Ganondagan Award-winning vocalist Joanne Shenandoah is bringing her artistry to Ganondagan’s final summer Friends of Ganondagan event. At “Meteor Showers, Storytelling, and Song,” Shenandoah will take center stage for a presentation based on her recent audio ...

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