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Floreano Convention Center to host first conference since start of pandemic (access required)

The Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center will host its first conference this weekend since the start of the pandemic. The College Music Society will host its 64th National Conference at the convention center from Oct. 7 through Oct. ...

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RIT, Pure Imagination Studios bring Hollywood to Rochester (access required)

The Rochester region could soon have a leading role in the entertainment industry due to a creative collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology and Pure Imagination Studios.   The L.A.-based entertainment studio, known for combining proprietary technology with storytelling, is partnering with RIT’s MAGIC Spell Studios to launch a satellite office and spatial ...

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Sculpture honors singing great William Warfield at Eastman School of Music (access required)

A sculpture and commemorative plaque honoring famed international African American opera singer William Warfield have been unveiled in the Miller Center Courtyard of the Eastman School of Music. The unveiling fulfills a vision of the William Warfield Scholarship Fund (WWSF) ...

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Nation’s first autism nature trail opens at Letchworth (access required)

The nation’s first nature trail specifically designed to address the sensory needs of those with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities has opened at Letchworth State Park in Livingston and Wyoming counties. Supported by more than $3.3 million in ...

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Local online mentoring site forms alliance with Modern Drummer Magazine (access required)

A Rochester-based online mentoring site has formed a strategic alliance with Modern Drummer Magazine to share educational content and master classes for the world’s drum community. Mastermind Lounge currently provides live online lessons for all forms of music and musicians, ...

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RPO returns to live performances under new music director, Andreas Delfs (access required)

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021-22 season includes a return to live performances and will be one of the most diverse in RPO history. It is also the first under the baton of music director, Maestro Andreas Delfs. Delfs is hoping ...

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Risk, Battleship, American Girl Doll among 12 finalists for Toy Hall of Fame (access required)

One dozen toys have been named finalists in the Strong’s National Toy Hall of Fame, but just a handful will be inducted in November when the museum announces the winners. The 12 finalists include American Girl Dolls, Battleship, billiards, Cabbage ...

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Galactic Experiences brings space travel to Rochester (access required)

Those seeking an out-of-this-world experience can do so later this month without even leaving the city. Galactic Experiences by DePrez, a member of the DePrez Group of Travel Cos., is offering the ZERO-G weightless experience Sept. 19 at the Frederick ...

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RPO receives $100,000 grant to perform for dementia patients (access required)

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support free arts programming for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. The grant was awarded through the foundation’s Public Affairs initiative and will support a ...

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