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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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Eastman School, Garth Fagan Dance to collaborate on anniversary celebration (access required)

The Eastman School of Music and Garth Fagan Dance will mark their 100th and 50th anniversaries, respectively, as a collaborative celebration at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Oct. 1. Garth Fagan Dance, together with the Eastman Percussion Ensemble, directed ...

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Fringe Festival lineup announced (access required)

The 10th annual KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival will include more than 425 in-person and online performances and events this year, show organizers said this week. The event will run from Sept. 14 through Sept. 25 and include events ranging from ...

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Fashion Week Rochester 2021 revamped, taking place at The Dome (access required)

Fashion Week Rochester will have a new look and new location when it returns this fall. The event — now in its 12th year — will be held for the first time at The Dome Arena in Henrietta. Meghan Mundy, the event’s chief fashion organizer, said that having this year’s event ...

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Silverstein simultaneously upholds tradition, leads progress at WXXI (access required)

When he arrived in Rochester in December of 1995, hired by WXXI Public Broadcasting Council to run its radio and television operations, Norm Silverstein assumed there would be a very finite timeline to his stay. A New Jersey native who ...

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Eastman Museum receives NFPF grant to restore three nitrate films (access required)

The George Eastman Museum will preserve three rare, endangered nitrate feature films using funds from a more than $70,000 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation. The 35mm prints of The Country Beyond and The Millionaire Vagrant likely are the ...

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Eastman School launches Community Campus for students worldwide (access required)

Eastman School of Music has launched Eastman Community Music School World Campus, enabling anyone the opportunity to join the school’s community, for individual lessons or classes, regardless of age or geographic location. “The demand for top quality music education in ...

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Leadership Rochester: Connecting leaders and strengthening community (access required)

The time to invest in our community of Rochester is now. Greater Rochester is home to individuals and families who hold rich talents and diverse cultural backgrounds. Our landscapes offer abundant waterways, vistas, and parks that form a visually stunning region. Dynamic and ...

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Writers & Books to hold filmmaking, social justice virtual camp for teens (access required)

Writers & Books plans to roll out Deaf Children’s Books through its flagship program for youths, SummerWrite. The two-week camp will mentor deaf and hard-of-hearing teens on the ins and outs of filmmaking with a social justice theme, and is ...

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