SPECIAL EVENT | The Black Party Summer — wasn’t that fun? Believe it or not, dear readers, we are hurtling toward autumn. The trees will start changing soon. Those shorts will magically transform into corduroy pants. The sunscreen in your car will be replaced by a shovel and an ice scraper. Gird your loins, because […]

[ REVIEW ] BY REBECCA RAFFERTY “State of the City: Whose Space? Our Space!” Through September 23 Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 137 East Ave. 461-2222, rochestercontemporary.org Wednesday-Sunday 1-5 p.m., Friday until 10 p.m. | $1 Immediately following its annual fundraising, crowd-pleasing “6×6” exhibition, Rochester Contemporary has deftly shifted gears to present the annual “State of […]

[ REVIEW ] By Frank De Blase Part of The Public Market Band’s allure is its duct-taped assembly, its rag-tag nonchalance, its Rube Goldberg framework. Bands practice this for years, trying to make their performances all gunfighter cool and dangerous. TPMB is one of the few bands that doesn’t try, and yet it achieves that […]

[ PROFILE ] BY RON NETSKY David Liebman w/Phil Haynes’ No Fast Food and Drew Gress Thursday, September 6 Lovin’ Cup, 300 Park Point Drive 8 p.m. | $18-$20 | lovincup.com Saxophonist David Liebman will never forget January 13, 1973. That was the night he played for the first time with Miles Davis at New […]

[ REVIEW ] by George Grella “Premium Rush” (PG-13), directed by Da vid Koepp Now playing The movie begins with a scary collision between a bicycle and an automobile, which sends the cyclist flying through the air in extremely slow motion, flipping over a few times and landing hard his back. After that moment, with […]

[ REVIEWS ] by Dayna Papaleo “Lucky” (NR), written and directed by Avie Luthra Opens Friday, September 5 For as long as they’ve been making movies, they’ve been making movies in which a crabby older person finds purpose and redemption by caring for a younger person in serious need of guidance. Titles as varied as […]

BY TIM LOUIS MACALUSO Rochester could join a number of schools around the country that forgo high-stakes standardized testing if the Rochester school board approves a policy proposed by board member Mary Adams. | The resolution will be voted on this month. | High stakes testing was a main feature of the No Child Left […]

This week’s calls to action include the following and activities. (All are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.) Brighton seeks Zoning Board applicants The Brighton Town Board is looking for residents to serve on the Zoning Board of Appeals. The board meets monthly and is comprised of seven members each serving a […]

BY MARY ANNA TOWLER I’ve found it nearly impossible to avoid thinking about gun control as the stories kept coming over the past few weeks: 12 people killed and 58 wounded in Aurora, Colorado; six killed, three wounded at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; a security guard shot and wounded at a Family […]

New Jersey pop-rockers The Front Bottoms came to the Bug Jar on Thursday, August 23, for a sweaty set of its acoustic laden and heart-stirring rock. Check out a quick video below, and you can head to our Facebook for more live photographs from the show.