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

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