Conversations with Creatives on Up Close and Cultural Radio Program

Rachel DeGuzman, the Host and Producer of Up Close and Cultural, is President & CEO of 21st Century Arts, a Rochester, NY based arts consultancy. She recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Kyoung’s Pacific Beat – a Peacemaking Theater Company … 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

Arvel Bird Answers the Call of the Whispering Winds

I first became a fan of Arvel Bird’s music at Ganondagan‘s Native American Dance and Music Festival. His music, which combines rich, earth-bound sounds as well as soaring melodic phrases, is infused by the influence of his mother’s Paiute heritage, … Continued

Diving Into The Fringe: September 17 – 26, 2015

Earlier this week, I was excited to interview Erica Fee of The Fringe, Kerry Young of TheatreROCS and Unleashed! Comedy Improve, and John Borek of MUCCC about this year’s First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, known to insiders simply as “The … Continued