Posts Tagged ‘Rochester’

Bill Watson Day

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Here’s Johnny

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
 Johnny Rawls played the Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester and Syracuse this week.

Johnny Rawls played the Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester and Syracuse this week.

Dancers who Matter

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

MTV has Stevie J and Motown had Stevie Wonder, but for our money, we give our props to Stevie Amazing (aka Steve Humprhey). Steve has been a dancer with Garth Fagan’s company for over 40 years. Garth Fagan Dance is celebrating 45 years this year and kicked off their Rochester season on Wednesday. Glad we know this dude, he’s an inspiration. Big up Steve.

Gold Gloves from Rust Belts

Monday, September 2nd, 2013
Taking a punch

Taking a punch

Here are some of the photographs from yesterday’s State Championship Boxing Tournament at the New York State Fair (outside the Toyota Coliseum).

In the corner of Zachary Williams of East Reading, PA

In the corner: Zachary Williams of East Reading, PA

Boxing for a Sunday afternoon

The Sweet Science on a Sunday afternoon.

Cameron Bernard of St. Catherines, (Ontario) on the offensive

Cameron Bernard of St. Catherines, (Ontario) on the offensive

Quinton McKnight of Rochester, NY finds his target

Quinton McKnight of Rochester, NY finds his target

Steve Massulo of Syracuse sizes up his opponent

Steve Massulo of Syracuse sizes up his opponent

Easy Like a Sunday Morning

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Here’s a sample of the¬†Watson Quartet singing at the Home Going Celebration for George Watson, Jr. last week in Rochester, New York.

Local NBA History

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
“The best way to judge the importance of Lloyd’s role may be to look at it through the prism of Syracuse, a then prosperous Upstate New York industrial city…that had a wild erratic history involving blacks and elite athletics.”
Sean Kirst, Moonfixer: The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd
NBA Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd visits with Aaron Allen at the War Memorial in 2000.

NBA Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd visits with Aaron Allen at the War Memorial in 2000.

Upstate NY’s Best Export

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Club Wegmans continues to branch out from Upstate New York.

Higher Learning at the Blackboard Jungle

Monday, October 11th, 2010
Reenah L. Golden discusses urban education following her performance in No Child...

Reenah L. Golden discusses urban education following her performance in No Child… at Syracuse Stage

I finally got a chance to see the production of No Child… (written by Nilaja Sun) at Syracuse Stage on Saturday. ¬†The one-act play features¬†Rochester-native Reenah L. Golden, an actor, poet, activist and educator as the sole performer of nearly 20 characters in¬†a play within a play set¬†in¬†a New York City school.

The direction by Timothy Bond, which featured a photo montage of various Syracuse School district locations, and the post show dialogue with the audience, made for a wonderful theater experience.

Gospel Remix: Of Jesus, For Jesus, by His Disciples

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

gospel hip hop

Thanks to the leadership of Joy Community Church in Rochester, NY for their decision to host the Gospel Hip Hop Festival last weekend. We finally got a chance to see Renewed Disciples and they were certainly a crowd favorite. In addition to the music, the festival stayed true to the spirit of the movement by including dance and graffiti art as well. We were particular impressed with the artists Sno and Oz, who were given an old van to serve as their canvas.

Thanks also to cousin Marcus, who told us about this event.