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Zac Brown Band and Will Moseley play to a full house at CMAC The Zac Brown Band performed CMAC on June 2. The opener, Will Moseley, was this year’s American Idol runner-up and did not hold back. With swagger, confidence, and joy Moseley played to a near sold-out crowd. At the end of his set, Moseley thanked the fans saying…
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Nick's Picks: New York Ice Wine and Culinary Festival

Some of New York’s best wines will be on display this Saturday at Casa Larga Vineyards for the tenth annual New York Ice Wine and Culinary Festival. A relatively rare product, ice wine is made from grapes that are left on the vine past the traditional harvesting season in autumn and are instead picked in …

Replanting a Rochester tradition

Gardenscape is coming back to the Rochester area after a five-year hiatus. The theme, “The Flower City Blooms Again,” is sure to encourage longtime fans—along with new ones—to spend a day or two smelling the roses. Location issues are what originally brought on that hiatus, but Gardenscape will return to the Dome on East Henrietta Road. …

Authentic fondue

                      As we already know, sharing a meal brings people together. But your chances of having a fun and engaging dining experience are almost guaranteed to be better by adding fondue (a French term meaning “to melt.”) Imagine kids dropping their phones and reaching for …

Sold on love

“So, how did you two meet?” It’s a question asked by the hopeful listener, the chance to hear a splendid tale, one worthy of a plot device for a romantic comedy, if you are really lucky. It’s a question I love to ask. There are few things in life I enjoy more than when I …

Gorilla filmmaking

Rochester is the home of George Eastman and Kodak and has a very active filmgoing community, but it hasn’t always been regarded as a place where one might launch their filmmaking career. For Director Albert Birney, however, that proved otherwise. From 2006 to 2011, Birney lived in Rochester. Three-and-a-half of those years spent making his first …

Lanai

In the two-story building that used to hold Mex, Lanai serves up delicious tropical drinks and Asian-Hawaiian fusion dishes. Decorated with paintings of fish and coral reef, Lanai’s well-stocked wooden bar specializes in frozen drinks and classic cocktails like Mai Tais and daiquiris. The appetizer list features small plates such as Japanese pot stickers, steamed …

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