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

Movie Magic: Special Effects Makeup in Film

There are so many aspects of the arts that we, as observers, or even as artists working in other artistic mediums, take for granted. Special effects makeup is one of those fields. When we watch a film or tv program, … Continued

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

Diversity in the Arts, through the Eyes of Three Activists

Diversity in the Arts is a topic that surfaces frequently these days.  More and more organizations have become acutely aware of how little their organizations reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. There is a significant “trickle down” effect … Continued