“I think we’re having a good fair, it could be a little busier, but we’re having a good time, and we’re going to be okay.”
“I think we’re having a good fair, it could be a little busier, but we’re having a good time, and we’re going to be okay.”
“(We need) a person that’s going to make a change. I don’t care what their sex is. If you have a heart to serve the people, and that’s what you do, I’m for you.”
The past few days averaged below 40,000 visitors compared to record numbers in 2019.
The fair reserves its right to pivot, if increasing numbers force new regulations to avoid spread of the coronavirus.
Burns began at Xerox as an intern and worked her way up through the ranks for almost three decades before being named CEO.
Fracking caused upheaval over the disruption and environmental degradation in the rural communities surrounding Williamsport, and challenged the rural values of independence and sovereignty over private property.
Bob Fass hosted the influential New York City radio show Radio Unnameable for more than 50 years. It served as a megaphone for the 1960s counterculture and boosted folk and blues artists.
New York now allows the resumption of weddings. But wedding planners have a list of COVID-19 safety measures to follow.
Movie theaters in New York City are reopening after nearly a year. And the decisions has consequences for the entire globaly output of Hollywood.
“We cannot wait until summer to turn the lights back on the arts and provide a living wage for artists. We will not let the curtain fall on their careers, or on the future of our cities.”
“We know they are correlated and signify joy and happiness, and more importantly in this pandemic time, hope and optimism for a brighter future.”
“It’s definitely a perfect storm with the increased need, stores starting to close, and the donations potentially being fewer, which is why we’re really extending this campaign.”
“If you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not going to tell you, you can’t take your child to the neighborhood. I’m not going to do that.”
“We had a great fair planned, a really great fair. Great music. Changing things up again programmatically, we were doing everything we could to keep drawing numbers.”
The Safe & Sound fundraiser, held Saturday in Southampton, drew rebukes after video emerged showing audience members dancing close together. Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted, “I am appalled.”
Those people who “ignore Christopher Columbus’ role in giving the green light to centuries of racism and dehumanizing of Indigenous peoples must be called to task.”
The unofficial start of summer, on May 25, the earliest the holiday could arrive, and delivers Labor Day, the marker of the season’s conclusion, as late as possible, on Sept. 7.
Live audiences help comics get exposure and work out new material. Colin Quinn says virtual platforms don’t replicate “the tension” of being in front of a room full of strangers.
There will be new features. Organizers envision sensory friendly days. They may program a health care worker or school employee day.
“The books on this list have transcended generations and, much like the Library itself, are as relevant today as they were when they first arrived,” the library’s president said.
There are now 71 toys in the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong Museum in Rochester, which is the only collections-based museum anywhere devoted solely to studying play.
The opera star, who has been accused by 20 women, was scheduled to perform Verdi’s Macbeth starting on Wednesday night. In an email, he told Met staffers that he will never perform there again.
The 12 finalists are: Care Bears, the coloring book, the Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, Masters of the Universe, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, Nerf Blaster, Risk, the smartphone, and the top.
Fashion Week is underway in New York, which means you can count on seeing models navigating runways while wearing high heels. But have the days of women choosing the towering shoes over?
The New York State Fair opens its gates for a 13-day run today, with more than a million visitors expected to descend on the Syracuse fairgrounds.
Fifty years later, the site of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair is on the National Register of Historic Places. For some who were there, it’s a place of pilgrimage and memories.
The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000.
The winner of an unprecedented 21 Tony Awards, Prince left a major impact on American musical theater. Among his shows: Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof and The Phantom of the Opera. He was 91.
The Guggenheim Museum in New York and Fallingwater in Pennsylvania now belong to a list that includes Machu Picchu and the pyramids of Egypt.
A group of women calling themselves the Catskilled Crafters took apart hundreds of donated neckties to make fabric art exploring their relationships with their fathers and the men in their lives.
Nancy Bass Wyden, the Strand’s owner, is protesting New York City’s decision to preserve the bookstore as a historic city landmark. She thinks the move will hurt, not help her business.
There’s something to please everyone — from Schubert in the Hudson Valley, great orchestras in in the Rockies and world premieres in a Chicago park.
New York City just became the first city in the US to adopt a congestion pricing plan. The plan is expected to raise about $1.5 billion in revenue every year, mostly for its crumbling subway system.
Using personal papers, telegrams, biographies, unpublished interviews and letters, author Brian Jay Jones gives readers a comprehensive view of the complex, multifaceted creator who became a giant.
“It doesn’t mean that the older games don’t hold up, they absolutely do. Every game up there you could play right now, and still have a ton of fun with.”
Judges sought to support the media “even if some wrongly degrade [it] as the enemy of the very democracy it serves.” Honors went to The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., Florida’s Sun-Sentinel and others.
New York City’s year-old Color Factory is a museum of sorts. But patrons quickly realize it isn’t your typical museum experience.
This epic flop became the longest-running theatrical release in U.S. movie history.
“This is a treasure trove of original material, direct from the pen of one of comedy’s most important and resounding voices,”
For one year, New York-based photographer Shuran Huang followed the Collins family to church, baseball fields and their family-run barbershop.
A downstate built custom motorcycle meant to support a project to bring a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Western New York permanently was unveiled in a nationally-televised broadcast
“Women Empowered: Fashions From the Frontline,” is an exhibit at Cornell University chronicling the ways women have used fashion throughout history to collectively uplift themselves.
In 2016, Maggie Rogers was attending class at New York University when super producer Pharrell sat in on a master class to critique the students’ work. Pharrell was blown away by Rogers’ song “Alaska.”
Will peace, love and music be back? One of the original organizers of the iconic 1969 event is putting together a new three-day festival, which will take place in August in upstate New York.
Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, a screenwriter and hip-hop editor, says that Marvel comics gave him a common language with other kids after his family moved from Guyana to Brooklyn, New York, in the 1980s.
The New York City Council voted last week to honor hip-hop greats the Notorious B.I.G. and Wu-Tang Clan with streets named after them. LeRoy McCarthy, who led the effort, says it’s long overdue.
About half of all teens say they’ve tried to cut back on their phone use. But one of the girls we spoke with says that’s hard when “it’s obviously designed to be addictive.”
In her new book, “Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land,” Leah Penniman describes her journey as a woman of color reclaiming space in the agricultural world while providing a comprehensive guide for others who want to follow her path.
Fearless Girl appeared across from the Charging Bull on the eve of International Women’s Day in 2017. It has now been removed and will be placed in front of the New York Stock Exchange.
The event could give the U.S. its first champion since Bobby Fischer took the crown in 1972. New York native Fabiano Caruana will play world champion Magnus Carlsen.
Lee gave us over six decades’ worth of superheroes we could identify with, characters like Spider-Man and The Incredible Hulk, who reacted to superpowered crises in believably flawed, human ways.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Magic 8 Ball, Uno and pinball have made it into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the Strong.
The play follows an essayist who pens what he thinks is one of his greatest stories, only to be met by the scrutiny of a zealous young fact checker, who writes him 90 pages of corrections.
It’s hard to remember a world before Harry Potter. But it’s been 20 years since readers in the U.S. were first introduced to the boy wizard, whose story has captivated audiences since.
After a move to New York in the late ’60s, the clear-toned Fortune became a versatile fixture on the broad landscape of modern jazz.
For Simone Ochrym, the moment of recovery that interests her the most, is the turning point. That’s the focus of her new series, Chasing Nirvana Clean. It’s a series of essays and photographic portraits chronicling people’s battles with opioid addiction.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump on Thursday. The legislation updates the way music is licensed and songwriters are compensated in the digital age.
In the 1990s, pirate radio station WBAD started playing hip-hop music in New York without bleeping it like commercial radio. But even if it was playing church music, the FCC still would have come after them.
For years, Wigstock was a staple of New York City’s drag scene. And after a 17-year hiatus and a boom in drag’s popularity, the outdoor festival returned.
After a five-month investigation, the New York City orchestra took action against oboist Liang Wang and trumpeter Matthew Muckey over unspecified misconduct.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The National Toy Hall of Fame here in Rochester has announced the 12 finalists for this year’s induction.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – What some may have once written off as a pipe dream is about to get real for a small western New York city.
Many New Yorkers may not know David Hosack’s name, but they wouldn’t recognize their city without the public institutions he founded or influenced.
The Walk This Way exhibition features centuries of notable footwear from the personal collection of Stuart Weitzman — suffragists’ boots, a lawyer’s loafers, Cinderella’s sandals and more.
Critic and novelist James Wood has often dinged other writers for what he calls “hysterical realism,” but his new novel “Upstate” while beautifully written — goes too far in the other direction.
The hero in “The Devil’s Half Mile” is investigating the death of his father, who may have been involved in some shady deals.
The new series Pose looks at how New York drag queens created their own percolating club scene when they weren’t welcome anywhere else.
SYRACUSE, NY (WRVO) – A new $62 million Exposition Center at the New York State Fairgrounds is on schedule to be completed and open in time for this year’s fair. The expo center could help the fair recruit larger shows to the region.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – The fourth class of the Strong’s World Video Game Hall of Fame includes a game experts say helped launch the multi-billion dollar video game industry, and another that has changed the way people consume sports video games, and the way actual sports games are broadcast.
ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Guitarist Lawrence Johnson recorded the complete works of early-nineteenth century composer Fernando Sor – using equipment that the guitarist got in a trade for a Volkswagen.
The French magazine Charlie Hebdo describes itself as a punch in the face. So get ready America, because Charlie Hebdo is coming to town, online and in English.
A unique civics class at the New York Historical Society uses paintings, sculptures and stories to teach immigrants the American history they need to know to pass their citizenship test.
His magical realist novel on the lives of refugees “hints at possibilities for doing better,” judges said. And it won him the prize, which recognizes fiction tackling today’s thorniest social issues.
When Dayanita Singh grew frustrated with the conventional gallery format, she created Museum Bhavan, an exhibition of almost 300 photos housed in a small box.
Carlos do Carmo helped popularize fado, Portugal’s national music, and gave it a political edge when Portugal’s dictatorship fell in 1974. This past weekend, he brought fado to New York.
With a major label debut looming, the Bronx rapper’s unchecked charm remains her biggest asset — her Swarovski-encrusted skeleton key to the halls of fame.
Vessel is Greta Kline’s third proper album as the leader of Frankie Cosmos, though she’s been putting her music online since she was 16. At 24, her songs have come to find the beauty in melancholy.
The National Rifle Association has called the AR-15 the “most popular rifle in America” and estimates Americans own more than 8 million of them. The NRA says the gun is popular because it’s “customizable, adaptable, reliable and accurate.” Those features may also explain why it’s also become a weapon of choice for mass shootings.
‘Haudenosaunee Culture: Sharing the River of Life’ is a series of presentations at the Waterman Center by speakers from the Onondaga, Mohawk and Cayuga Nations. Karen Kucharski is the project manager for the series and she joined Crystal Sarakas today to talk about the project. On Saturday, Karenlyne Hill of the Snipe Clan will talk about traditional and contemporary-style beadwork on Saturday, April 23rd at 2 p.m. Hickory Edwards of the Turtle Clan will talk about paddling and river journeys on Sunday, April 24th at 2 p.m. Both presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, visit watermancenter.org
Photo Credit: Karen Kucharski