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State Council on the Arts awards $40M in grants (access required)

The New York State Council on the Arts will distribute $40 million in grants to 1,225 arts and cultural organizations statewide, supporting nearly 150 artists across 10 regions. “During an unprecedented and most challenging year for our sector, New York ...

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ESL lands naming rights to Museum of Play’s digital exhibits (access required)

ESL Federal Credit Union has committed $1.5 million and obtained the naming rights to Digital Worlds, a 24,000-square-foot gallery at the Strong National Museum of Play. As part of the Strong’s $60 million Powered by Play: A Campaign for the ...

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Garth Fagan Dance joins forces with RIT/NTID (access required)

As Garth Fagan Dance continues to celebrate its 50th anniversary season, a new collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf may help ensure another 50 years of expressive contemporary dance. Garth Fagan Dance ...

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Rochester native’s Tocsin Magazine gives voice to social justice issues (access required)

Shanique Byrd learned long ago that the rich and famous — and infamous — prefer talking to fans over talking to media. Especially when it comes to dispelling rumors. “I learned that celebrities, especially urban entertainers, a lot of them ...

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GM Dan Mason is looking forward to the return of Red Wings fans

I couldn’t help but smile when the slide popped up on my laptop screen during the annual Rochester Community Baseball shareholders’ Zoom meeting last month. The graphic depicted a face mask. Across it, were written the words: “I’m getting tired ...

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PUSH Theatre celebrates 20 years with virtual event (access required)

PUSH Physical Theatre will mark its 20th anniversary with a virtual event Feb. 26, hosted by co-founders Heather and Darren Stevenson. “Adventures in Creative Living with PUSH’s Heather & Darren Stevenson” will feature a live-streamed conversation with the married couple. It ...

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How brands plan to navigate the Super Bowl in a year like no other (access required)

2020 was a disrupter of a year, and the unpredictability will continue well into 2021. Just as every person on the planet has had to adapt, brands were also forced pivot to remain relevant when people are changing their behavior ...

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Flower City Arts names new leader (access required)

The Flower City Arts Center has named Cheryl McKeiver as its new executive director. McKeiver brings decades of experience to the role including leadership roles in finance, operations management, in academia, for-profit and nonprofit organizations statewide. Prior to her arrival ...

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Schumer vows more relief will be on the way (access required)

The most recent COVID-19 economic relief bill provides significant support for struggling businesses and organizations but still more must — and will — be done, according to Sen. Charles Schumer. In a webinar with Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce members on ...

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Local companies create virtual Chill with Santa (access required)

Santa Claus isn’t just coming to town, he’s coming to your living room, family room, kitchen or wherever your Zoom-enabled computer, smartphone or tablet is connected. Chill with Santa creates a safe way for kids to interact during the holiday ...

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