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Be inspired to dance

Be inspired to dance

February 12, 2019

The ninth annual inspireDance Festival features more than 30 events, performances, and master classes covering many dance styles, for newcomers and experienced dancers alike.

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‘Working on small things’

‘Working on small things’

February 12, 2019

Nigel Maister has a foothold in music, theater, writing, and visual arts. In the first of a series of interviews with performing arts leaders, the theater program director describes how curiosity keeps his work fresh.

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Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

Master of suspense: Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) on the thrill of writing thrillers

January 14, 2019

Thomas Perry ’74 (PhD) is the acclaimed author of 26 suspense novels. His latest, The Burglar, follows The Bomb Maker, cited by The New York Times as one of 2018’s best thrillers.

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Waited 100 years for it? Listen here to the rediscovered Frederick Douglass ‘Farewell’ song

Waited 100 years for it? Listen here to the rediscovered Frederick Douglass ‘Farewell’ song

January 9, 2019

The rare song, scored for voice and piano, probably hasn’t been performed in more than a hundred years, with only two known copies of the sheet music in the world. The only known copy in America now resides at the University of Rochester.

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An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

An operatic ‘trapeze artist’

December 19, 2018

A string of critically acclaimed appearances in the great opera houses of Vienna, Munich, and Paris have established Erin Morley ’02E as one of the most in-demand performers. Her latest role as Pamina in the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Magic Flute, opens in December.

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Rare photography portfolio showcases Czech avant garde

Rare photography portfolio showcases Czech avant garde

December 12, 2018

Modern Czech Photography, on exhibit at the Memorial Art Gallery through March 2019, includes work by several giants in the history of modernism, working at a time when modern art was illegal.

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Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

Ten Eastman School of Music alumni, faculty receive Grammy Award nominations

December 11, 2018

Eastman musicians have been nominated in eight categories, from Best Opera Recording to Best Jazz Vocal Album.

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Digital scholars rescue lost Japanese film

Digital scholars rescue lost Japanese film

November 29, 2018

A 1929 Japanese silent film inspired by a classic O. Henry short story was long thought lost until Rochester researchers collaborated to bring it back to the big screen.

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Conversation with visiting director Christina Roussos

Conversation with visiting director Christina Roussos

November 26, 2018

Christina Roussos, visiting Rochester from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, talks about directing students from diverse backgrounds in the play “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again,” which opens November 29 for a two-weekend run.

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‘Learning to look’

‘Learning to look’

November 21, 2018

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Docent Program at the Memorial Art Gallery is “the voice of the collection” with docents giving tours to more than 11,000 students and adults every year.

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