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Take it easy: a celebration of country rock

Take it easy: a celebration of country rock

October 18, 2016

Celebrating a style of music that dominated the 1970s, the University of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music features an evening of country rock as part of its “In Performance” concert series.

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6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

6 stops on Bob Dylan’s rise to the top

October 13, 2016

His first album was a flop. He was loved in the United Kingdom before the United States. As people around the world start to celebrate Bob Dylan’s 75th birthday, rock historian John Covach, director of Rochester’s Institute for Popular Music, identifies six stops along the artist’s turbulent rise to the top in the 1960s.

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Character studies: Students take the stage in <em>Red Ryder</em>

Character studies: Students take the stage in Red Ryder

October 7, 2016

Welcome to Foster’s Diner, a little joint forgotten by all but a few sorry souls. It may not be much too look at but it sure has… character. Here are a few of the Rochester students who bring the cast to life.

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The Monkees’ 50th anniversary: Interview with John Covach

The Monkees’ 50th anniversary: Interview with John Covach

October 7, 2016

John Covach talks with Nick Bruno in the studio about the Monkees, their influence on pop culture, and how their music ended up taking on a life of its own, in the premiere episode of UR Quad-Cast.

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Classes of 1966, 1866 share musical connection ‘beside the Genesee’

Classes of 1966, 1866 share musical connection ‘beside the Genesee’

October 6, 2016

Jocelyn Trueblood, Class of 1966, shares the musical bent of her great-grandfather, Herve Dwight Wilkins, Class of 1866 . He arranged the tune for “The Genesee,” Rochester’s alma mater.

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Solo exhibition a special kind of homecoming for alumna

Solo exhibition a special kind of homecoming for alumna

October 6, 2016

Sculptor Judith Modrak ’85 lives in Manhattan and keeps a studio on Union Square. But she remains pretty rooted in Rochester. her solo exhibition, opening in the River Campus’s Hartnett Gallery during Meliora Weekend, is a special kind of homecoming.

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A life at the intersection of optics and art

A life at the intersection of optics and art

October 4, 2016

Jay Last ’51 is a pathbreaking scientist, a serious art collector, and an author. Peter Lennie, the Robert L. and Mary L. Sproull Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences & Engineering, talks with him about the important intersections between science, art, and the humanities.

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A provost and his banjo

A provost and his banjo

September 30, 2016

“I don’t play music for a living; I play music to live,” says University Provost and former dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Rob Clark, who will perform during Meliora Weekend.

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Class, symposium explore ‘New Approaches to Poetry and Song’

Class, symposium explore ‘New Approaches to Poetry and Song’

September 28, 2016

In music professor Matthew BaileyShea’s class, students share lyrics from favorite songs, then work to uncover complexities in the text. An upcoming Humanities Center symposium organized by BaileyShea will further explore new ideas about text-music interaction.

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Myths of freedom, American manhood explode in <em>When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?</em>

Myths of freedom, American manhood explode in When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?

September 27, 2016

University of Rochester’s International Theatre Program opens its 27th season with Mark Medoff’s Obie Award-winning drama.

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