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Jazz Fest offers updated app (access required)

The Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival has released an updated smartphone app ahead of the June music festival. The free app, for iPhone and Android devices, will allow festival-goers to see artist bios, audio excerpts, links to artist websites and ...

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Jay Advertising co-founder the music man behind HBO, Wegmans

Ask Ferdinand Jay Smith III to sit down at a piano and play a song and you’ll hear silence. An Eastman School of Music graduate he is not. But ask him to compose the music for a television series or ...

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Full Jazz Festival lineup announced (access required)

The full lineup for the 17th annual Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) has been announced, and it’s quite a set list. Running for nine consecutive days beginning June 22, the XRIJF this year features over 300 shows from 1,500 ...

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Wanted: the 1971 Corn Hill Arts Festival poster (access required)

The Corn Hill Neighbors Association has issued an APB — for a poster. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Corn Hill Arts Festival this summer, images of all the posters will in the near future be placed on display at ...

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Nazareth, Hobart bring back stellar alums for commencement speeches (access required)

Two local colleges have announced their commencement speakers for the spring—one a star and another who has helped NASA shoot for the stars. Actor Michael Park will speak at Nazareth in Pittsford, while geology scientist John Grotzinger will speak at ...

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Seal, Fleck, Krauss coming for 2018 Jazz Festival (access required)

Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival producers have signed three headliners for the 17th edition of the festival, which will run from June 22 through June 30 next year. Grammy winner Seal will perform on June 22, while banjoist, composer and ...

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Fringe Festival conference to be held in Rochester (access required)

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival has been chosen to host the 2018 U.S. Association of Fringe Festivals annual conference next year. The conference will be held Nov. 5 through Nov. 7 and will include tours of the region, visits to ...

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