Poetry for Peace, Commemorating WWI

During the Spring of 2017, the Rochester Oratorio Society (ROS) and the Humanities Center at the University of Rochester came together in a collaborative initiative called Poetry for Peace, that commemorated the United States’ Centennial Anniversary of its entry into … Continued

Review: Geva Theatre’s Marvelous Wondrettes

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Geva Theatre’s Marvelous Wonderettes is a grand romp through the music of the 50’s and 60’s. Created by Roger Bean in the recent, yet grand tradition of Mama Mia, Jersey Boys, and On Your Feet, this is a juke box … Continued

Eric Townell and the Rochester Oratorio Society Holiday Special

A friend who sings with the Rochester Oratorio Society suggested I interview its Artistic Director, Eric Townell.  Now I have great admiration for conductors who can take rows of lines, dots and dashes on a page, and work with musicians to bring them … Continued

Greg Bogoshian Rocks the Design of RockBeach Custom Guitars

About seven years ago, I met Greg Bogoshian of RockBeach Guitars when I was organizing Hang Around Victor Days.  He and his band Squirrels in Traffic were performing at the festival. He was also an exhibitor. I was was awed … Continued

Children’s Entertainment, Through the Eyes of…

I recently organized Rochester’s 90-Second Newbery Film Festival and, through my friendship with Author and Film Fest Founder James Kennedy, I met the amazing Mr. Loops (as he is known to his  adoring fans under the age of 10).  Mr. … Continued

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