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RoCo 6×6 to feature painting pig artwork (access required)

A 1,000-pound painting pig from South Africa will have artwork in Rochester Contemporary Art Center’s annual 6×6 exhibit. Pigcasso was saved from a slaughterhouse as a four-week-old piglet by the Farm Sanctuary SA near Cape Town. The sow’s love of ...

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Jazz Festival lineup announced (access required)

CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers on Tuesday announced a full lineup that includes more than 320 shows at 20 venues. Previously announced headliners for the 18th annual show include George Benson; Steve Gadd Band; Patti LaBelle; Jeff Goldblum & ...

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RIT represented on multiple levels at international game conference (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology is making a splash at the largest game development conference in the world this week, with more than 100 RIT students, faculty, alumni and staff in attendance. Game Developers Conference 2019, at the Moscone Conference Center ...

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Choral ensemble creates director role (access required)

The Rochester Oratorio Society has named Eric Kesler as its first executive director. The newly-created position will ensure the mission of the organization is fulfilled, officials said Wednesday. Kesler will be responsible for managing and implementing the operational and business ...

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Michelin-star-winning chef headlines June fundraiser (access required)

Richard Reddington, the Michelin-star winning chef who ran two acclaimed restaurants in the Napa Valley region, will highlight a foodie fundraising event on the site of the annual jazz fest in Rochester. Reddington plans to open a restaurant in Rochester ...

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Lilac Festival headliners announced (access required)

Rochester Lilac Festival organizers have announced 19 headliners and special guests to perform free shows at the 121st annual event this May. “The Rochester Lilac Festival is known for bringing talented performers to Rochester right before, and in some cases ...

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Steve Miller Band will headline Rochester Jazz Fest (access required)

The Steve Miller Band, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee in 2016, will be the main attraction in the 2019 CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival’s headliner series. Festival producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced today that the ...

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Four Eastman alumni win Grammy Awards (access required)

Four Eastman School of Music alumni were awarded Grammy Awards Sunday in the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 61st annual event. Steve Gadd won the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the Steve Gadd Band. It was his first ...

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Native American Winter Games to be held this month (access required)

Ganondagan State Historic Site will hold its 16th annual Native American Winter Games this month, with events for adults and children. The event, slated for Feb. 23 at the Ganondagan site in Victor, will allow visitors to experience what winter ...

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Ousted from BCA, Calkins has big plans for Roc Dome Arena (access required)

During his 31 years as general manager of Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial, Jeff Calkins helped bring some of the biggest musical and entertainment acts to Rochester. Now he’s going to be luring rising stars to the Roc ...

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