Artistic Perseverance: Being There When Lightning Strikes

Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance. ~ Samuel Johnson Tony.Bennett, the #puremichigan photographer I follow on instagram who profiles himself as a Retired Superhero, recently posted a pretty amazing photo. The photo, that I’ve included in … Continued

Interview with Filmmaker Linda Moroney

Linda Moroney is one of those fascinating people you meet whose humility is matched by talent and generosity. As a young filmmaker, she had the great fortune to work, first, with animation luminary Faith Hubley, then with film legends such … Continued

Interview with Musician Jimmie Highsmith, Jr.

I’ve always known Jimmie Highsmith Jr. to be a warm, outgoing, friendly guy, so I was surprised during the interview when he shared that he is much more shy than his onstage persona or even the person I know.  When … Continued

Interview with Rachel DeGuzman, Arts Advocate

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Rachel DeGuzman since shortly after I moved to Rochester almost nine years ago.  She’s held various administrative positions within arts organizations such as Garth Fagan Dance, The Commission Project, Nazareth College Performing Arts Center … Continued