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

Women of Dance with Natalie Rogers-Cropper and N’Jelle Gage-Thorne

Since I began producing Conversations with Creatives, I’ve wanted to do an episode on “The Women of Dance,” featuring some of this region’s most celebrated fema I wasle dancers.  So I invited several of the female dancers I know. I … Continued

Rajesh Barnabas: Media for Messaging and Mentoring

I’ve worked with Rochester-based TV Producer, Filmmaker and Youth Educator Rajesh Barnabas for over five years at Rochester Community Media Center.  It still came as a surprise when I learned during this interview that many of the skills this multi-talented … Continued