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Bela Fleck

Earlier this year we were visited by a true master of the banjo. Bela Fleck dropped by Rochester to work with students at the Eastman School of Music and while he was in town he visited us here at WXXI to speak with our very own Julia Figueras.

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Music Therapy

It may sound obvious, but music has a way of touching every one of us. Some of us may have a deep appreciation for the artistry in making music, others may appreciate it's ability to convey emotion and transport us to a different place.

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Ebony Fashion Fair

High fashion isn't necessarily the first thing that comes to mind when you think of what might be displayed in an art museum. But you'd be remiss if you didn't think it belonged. High fashion can be sculptural, the designs can be groundbreaking, but they can also be historically significant.

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Mark Groaning

Mark Groaning is a local artist who calls the East End home. Visit his gallery and you'll quickly realize that he likes to explore. It isn't often that you come across an artist who is as comfortable with a paint brush as they are with a torch. Take a look! Aired 4/8/16.

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Community Arts Connection

What do you get when you mix art and day-habilitation? You get creativity, happiness, opportunity and confidence - you also get the Arc of Monroe's program, Community Arts Connection. They're working to ensure that ALL of us have the opportunity to express ourselves. Take a look!

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Borinquen Dance Theatre

Borinquen Dance Theatre is celebrating a big anniversary. For the past thirty-five years, Borinquen has been working with young Rochesterians, helping them develop the discipline needed to be successful.

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Sensory-Friendly Ballet

When you think of a ballet performance, I bet you imagine a quiet audience, stuffy even, quick to shush a cough and would certainly balk at talking.

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Andrea Durfee

Ancient mythology, imagination and inner emotions are what inspire local artist Andrea Durfee. Painting is her way of working out everyday life. Let's spend a few minutes in her studio to learn more. Aired 3/11/16.

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Makers Gallery - Valentines Show

Making art is often a solitary venture - you can imagine, the lone artist, holed up in their studio, or their attic, or over their kitchen table.

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Andrea Geer Designs

Rochester may be well-known as the Flour city, and as home of giant manufacturers such as Kodak, Xerox and Bausch & Lomb. But Rochester's clothing industry has contributed and continues to contribute significantly to the economic development of the region.

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PUSH Physical Theatre

We've seen how theatre can take many shapes and forms, but we haven't seen anything quite like this before... PUSH Physical Theatre, based right here in Rochester, has taken storytelling to new levels. They're able to tell rich, powerful stories, through physical expression and movement.

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What comes to mind when you think of balloon art? Probably your typical balloon animal, right? Well if you've been following Airigami and their annual installation in the Sibley Building in Rochester, NY you know that they think much bigger!

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EvanDawson_Headshot.jpgArts InFocus is a half-hour weekly program that champions arts and culture in the Rochester region and beyond.  It is hosted by WXXI personality Evan Dawson, who brings a wealth of television experience to the program and currently serves as the host of Connections – a daily public affairs radio show heard on WXXI.  

Evan Dawson joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV Rochester, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007. Evan is also the author of Summer in a Glass: The Coming Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes and is the managing editor/Finger Lakes editor for the New York Cork Report, a web site that offers independent news, reviews, and commentary about the New York wine industry. He has written freelance articles on topics including politics, wine, travel, and Major League Baseball.


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