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Paint the Town event in Canandaigua Oct. 2

A “Paint the Town” event will be happening in Canandaigua next month. The Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery and the P Tribastone Fine Art Gallery will hold the event Saturday, Oct. 2. Painters from all over the City of Canandaigua can show up to paint the city and have their work...
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Geva Theatre holds 'one day sale' for 'A Christmas Carol'

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)— One of Rochester's holiday traditions is back and in person after almost two years, and you can now get your hands on tickets. Geva Theatre Center's "A Christmas Carol'' will return to the Wilson Stage this holiday season, with more than 30 performances, and Monday was its annual one-day sale for tickets.
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A resurrected Rochester in ‘fLOUR CITY Interactive ROCgarden’

Seven voices boomed across the East Avenue garden space alongside Rochester Contemporary Arts Center, in the shadow of Christ Church. The voices of the dead. These were actors, playing seven significant Rochesterians explaining their roles in the city’s history. All the meandering audience members who came to check out“fLOUR CITY Interactive ROCgarden” had to do was push the red button at the faux-granite pedestal on which each notable Rochesterian stood.
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Catch Fisher Professors at the Fringe Festival

There is still time to catch two St. John Fisher College professors in the 2021 Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival. Jeremy Sarachan, chair of the Department of Media and Communication, and the Theater Apparatus group are performing, “Stories for The End of The World,” and. Written and directed by Sarachan, “Stories”...
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Muskaan’s Musings: Reality TV isn’t that bad

Everyone has a guilty pleasure: From chocolate chip cookies at midnight to watching Gilmore Girls with a tub of ice cream for the millionth time, there’s something we all do when we’re desperate for comfort, and never tell anyone. And here comes my confession, my ultimate guilty pleasure: Reality TV. From ”Survivor” to ”Love Island,” from “The Circle” to “Bachelor in Paradise,” I’ve watched it all. With a tub of ice cream and popcorn handy, wrapped up in my favorite blanket and sitting in my “spot” on the couch. My suitemates know I’ve assumed my position for the day when I then proceed to turn on the tv and watch the tenth season of “Love Island.”

Rochester radio station helping people reclaim memories through music

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — There are more than 55 million people living with dementia, and the number is expected to double every 20 years, according to Alzheimer's Disease International. But for those with loved ones living with dementia, the experience goes far beyond those staggering statistics. Families are often searching for...

Paint the Town Event Announced for Canandaigua

The Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery and the P Tribastone Fine Art Gallery have announced the “Paint the Town” event to be held on Saturday October 2nd. The event will see painters take over Canandaigua to create their works of art. The paintings will then be sold in a public competition.

Searching for identity in 'Belonging(s)' at Rochester Fringe

The MuCCC continued its habit of hosting compelling new plays at KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on Saturday with the American premiere of "Belonging(s)," a two-person drama with comedic undertones by E. Elia. The highly conceptual play follows in the absurdist footsteps of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot” as presented by...

6PM Web Show: Sunday, September 19

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — News 8 WROC‘s 6 p.m. broadcasting was cancelled due to College Football coverage. A digital edition of the show has been uploaded above for viewing. We apologize for any inconvenience this might have caused. On tonight’s 6 P.M. Web Show, the team at News 8 covered...

An active summer at Seymour Library

The Seymour Library reports a successful 2021 summer reading program for all ages despite challenges brought on by the delta variant. This year’s theme was “Tails and Tales.” Children entering preschool through fifth grade were invited to read over 100 minutes a week to be eligible for prizes. At final count, 219 children registered for the Children’s Reading Game, reading a total of 141,318 minutes.
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Old Hippies bring ‘Farm to Home’ for Linwood concert

The Old Hippies are extending summer just a little bit longer. After the threat of severe thunderstorms led them to cancel the summer finale of their “Home to Home” concert series last Sunday, the duo is giving it one more try – presenting a “Farm to Home” concert today. The...

East Irondequoit CSD warns parents about destructive TikTok challenge

IRONDEQUOIT, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local school is warning parents about a new TikTok challenge. The East Irondequoit Central School District says the trend encourages students to vandalize schools under the hashtag "Devious Licks". Students are posting videos of themselves stealing things from school bathrooms and other parts of school...

Expert gives take on what drives viral TikTok challenges

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Yet another TikTok challenge that is going viral across the country, and it has made its way right here in some of the schools around town. As we reported last night, this challenge is encouraging vandalism right on school property – and school administrators are not happy about it. The latest “dare” sweeping the nation is encouraging students to vandalize and steal property straight from school.

Artist Row featured Sunday at the Rochester Public Market

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — The Friends of the Market are bringing Artist Row back to the Rochester Public Market this Sunday, September 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jim Farr, the Director of the Public Market for the City of Rochester, discussed the idea behind Artist Row Friday during News 8 at Noon.

Main Street Arts to exhibit ‘A Long Day’s Journey’

“Joy Adams: A Long Day’s Journey” will open with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Main Street Arts, 20 W. Main St., Clifton Springs, with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition includes new drawings and paintings inspired by derelict roads and overgrown yards, along...

Garth Fagan Dance returns ‘home’ to Rochester Fringe Festival

After five decades, Garth Fagan Dance continues to evolve. It must, if it is to survive. The pandemic has shaken all of the dance world down to the pointe technique of its toes. Just as the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival is struggling to survive through this pandemic, just as all...

Youth auditions announced for ‘A Christmas Carol’

Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd., Rochester, will hold youth auditions for this year’s production of “A Christmas Carol” on Oct. 14 and 16. All children ages 12-13 must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination, except for children auditioning for the role of Tiny Tim. Those who will be 14 years old before Dec. 24 are not allowed to audition. Kids auditioning for Tiny Tim must be masked at all times and cannot be taller than 4 feet, 2 inches.