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Arts and Entertainment

Aug 1, 2023

Monroe County launches online grant applications for arts organizations

Monroe County has launched an online grant application to provide funding for mid-sized arts organizations. The program is meant to help organizations offset operating expenses for 2023. Applications and program details can be found on the county website. Applications are being accepted starting today and through 5 p.m. on Sept. 5. To be eligible, an […]

Elizabeth Williamson, Geva’s new artistic director and co-CEO.
May 26, 2023

Geva Theatre to celebrate 50th anniversary

Geva Theatre will celebrate its 50th Anniversary season at Curtain Call: The Golden Gala, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, June 9.  For nearly 25 years, Curtain Call has raised needed funds for Geva’s education and engagement programs, making it possible for thousands of people across the region to experience the transformative power […]

May 10, 2023

Downtown Definitely events feature midday bashes, movies and the RPO

The Downtown Definitely events series returns for a second year, featuring midday bashes, Movies with a Downtown View and an RPO Under the Stars concert.

May 9, 2023

Apple Cinemas to open Greece location

The expanding upscale theater chain has signed a lease with Wilmorite to renovate the former Regal Cinemas space at the Mall at Greece Ridge.

May 4, 2023

$25 million donation launches Sands College of Performing Arts at Pace  

Rob Sands – non-executive board chair of Constellation Brands - received his juris doctor from Pace University in 1984. He serves as the chair of the university’s board of trustees.  

Apr 18, 2023

Father and son actors open acting studio in Rochester

Tom Loughlin and his son, Eric, have launched Take 5 Studios in Rochester with the belief that acting is for everyone.

Apr 17, 2023

New jazz restaurant opens at downtown Hyatt

The Hyatt has served as a venue for the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival and now will provide weekly live music year round.

Apr 13, 2023

Local filmmaker’s work to appear in online film festival

Work by a Rochester filmmaker has been recognized by a Lift-Off Global Network film festival.

Mar 21, 2023

Free event at Geva showcases Rochester’s Black community in pictures  

The art exhibition features the work of local artist Adam Eaton who captures the essence and diversity of Rochester's Black community through fine art photography. 

Mar 16, 2023

The Strong announces Video Game Hall of Fame finalists  

The three games that receive the most public votes will form one ballot and will join the other ballots submitted by members of the International Selection Advisory Committee.

Mar 9, 2023

Regal Greece Ridge showing movies for the final time

The company abandoned its Irondequoit location in the Culver Ridge Plaza in 2020, prompting the property owner, Irondequoit TK Owner LLC, to file suit in state Supreme Court in Monroe County.

Feb 28, 2023

RBTL to acquire, renovate Auditorium Center  

“For a very long time, Rochester has deserved a multi-stage venue, especially one of quality and historic significance,” said Arnie Rothschild, RBTL CEO and board chair. “Once refurbished, this will be an amazing showcase project for Rochester.”