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Community Foundation’s 50th anniversary features free admission to cultural venues across region  (access required)

To mark its 50th anniversary, Rochester Area Community Foundation will underwrite free tickets or admission to a range of arts and cultural sites and performances throughout the Greater Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The yearlong program, called “Gifts for Good: Sampling Cultural ...

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RIT to create a School of Performing Arts  (access required)

Rochester Institute of Technology is creating a School of Performing Arts this summer.  The new school will be housed within RIT’s College of Liberal Arts beginning July 1, and a national search is underway for a director. Anna Stenport, dean of RIT’s ...

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The Strong announces its 2022 World Video Game Hall of Fame Finalists (access required)

The Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame announced its 12 finalists for induction Thursday, which include iconic selections, games that changed the industry and smartphone games that reached millions. They are: Assassin’s Creed, Candy Crush Saga, Dance Dance Revolution, The ...

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Free headliner shows highlight return of Jazz Festival (access required)

Chris Botti, Tommy Emmanuel, Robin Thicke, Spyro Gyra and Wynonna Judd are among the free headliner acts set to perform at the 19th CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival. Called off the past two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ...

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Jazz Fest producers preparing for 2022 edition (access required)

Planning for the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival is underway, with plans to hold the popular event in June 2022. Following a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, festival producers John Nugent and Mark Iacona have been working continuously and ...

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National Toy Hall of Fame inducts three popular toys (access required)

Sand, that gritty substance that gets stuck between your toes and follows you home from the beach yet creates hours of fun for kids and adults alike, is one of three “toys” that have been inducted into the National Toy ...

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Gateways Music Festival to perform at Carnegie Hall (access required)

Gateways Music Festival, in association with Eastman School of Music, has received an $800,000 award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Gateways is a nearly three-decade-old organization that works to connect and support professional classical musicians of African descent. “This ...

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Rochester’s fivebyfive music ensemble to offer sensory-friendly performances (access required)

The Rochester-based music ensemble fivebyfive will partner this fall with the Strong National Museum of Play and the Rochester Public Library to perform a series of four short performances called “Playful Music.” Three of the performances are sensory-friendly and designed ...

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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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