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University Well Represented in Rochester’s First ‘Fringe’ Festival

August 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The YellowJackets and several other University-affiliated performance groups will be featured in the inaugural First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival, which runs from Sept. 19 to 23 at a variety of locations in Rochester’s East End.

“The First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival is about inspiring even more creativity throughout Rochester’s large and talented artistic community, as well as attracting a large, diverse audience for their work,” says University President Joel Seligman. “The University has always been a passionate advocate for strengthening this city, and we believe that this festival will do just that.”

Erica Fee, who is the festival’s producer and a University alumna, described the independent shows that sprang up around the official 1947 Edinburgh International Festival in Scotland as the start of the fringe festival movement. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now the world’s largest arts festival and runs for a month.

“Rochester’s four-day Fringe will also have that fun ‘expect-the-unexpected feel’ while showcasing everything from theater and dance, to visual arts and music, to comedy and family entertainment,” says Fee. “There will truly be something for everyone!” Learn more about the festival at

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