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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…
5.06.2024
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Nick's Picks: Mark Teng's restaurant empire grows

The notoriously fickle restaurant industry is a dangerous field to enter. Driving through Rochester’s downtown neighborhoods, one is just as likely to find a for lease sign in a storefront window as one is a grand opening sign. When one restaurant opens, another shuts down. It’s the nature of the business. Owners who make a …

Wearable art

Sustainable clothing seems to gain traction with each passing Earth Day, from Stella McCartney’s high-grade vegan wares to H&M’s highly attainable Conscious Exclusive Collection. But environmentally and socially conscious jewelry isn’t as easy to come by. Jewelry is fraught with as many issues as synthetic fabrics and large-scale manufacture. Fair labor is one of the …

Nick's Picks: Aperol spritz

The Italian aperitif Aperol was invented in 1919. Ninety-nine years later, in 2018, it caught on like wildfire. This citrusy, bitter liqueur is still experiencing its moment in the spotlight with one of the most popular cocktails in recent memory, the Aperol spritz. While for years the Aperol spritz—made with 4 1/2 parts prosecco, 2 …

Ramen, avocado toast, and the electric bill

At the age of twenty-seven, I am squarely classified as a millennial gal. I have held five (maybe six, if you count short stints at the occasional neighborhood watering hole) jobs within the last five years. I’m still not entirely sure what the need for fabric softener is (is this a leftover “necessity” from our …

Poetry blooms in the Flower City

We’ve all seen the image of the brooding writer dressed in black bleakly reading poetry to a distracted audience in a coffee shop or smoky bar. To nonpoets this is how poetry often appears in popular media—obscure and boring. But the reality is something far different. Have you ever heard poetry recited at a laundromat? …

Labored Union

Dear Stacey, Could you explain “emotional labor” to me? My girlfriend has started throwing it around a lot in conversations regarding our relationship. We’ve been dating for about six months, and I really like spending time with her. However, I’m starting to worry that I annoy her or that maybe she doesn’t like me very …

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