Carvin Eison on Reenergizing the Legacy of Frederick Douglass

Rallying a city around an initiative is no small undertaking, but when Filmmaker and RCTV General Manager Carvin Eison looked around in 2017 and discovered no consolidated plan for the celebration and commemoration of the 200th Birthday of Frederick Douglass, … Continued

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