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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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Adorning skin

The body is a temple, but for some it may look more like a gallery. Decorating the body with permanent pieces of art in the form of tattoos is a type of outward self-expression and body reclamation. But just as beauty campaigns and brands’ social media channels are lacking in brown-girl hands, aspiring body-art collectors …

Be bold. Be gritty.

David Paul’s most important conversations always include a cup of coffee. These days, those cups are filled with a good pour-over, no cream or sugar. Preferably, it’s a blend from East Africa he knows well—his own Bold & Gritty Ethiopia Guji. The Michigan native, who moved to Rochester in 2010, says that his journey with …

A creative visionary

When I visited community activist Midge Thomas in her downtown Rochester home, I was unprepared for how overwhelmed I’d feel by the number of successful initiatives, boards, and organizations she’s spearheaded in her lifetime. At ninety-five years old, Thomas’s entryway is lined with her awards and framed accomplishments from over the years, including her induction …

On a mission

At first glance, Rochester Greenovation Inc., is easily mistaken for a mere secondhand retailer—which it is, among many, many other things. The nonprofit organization is home to a mammoth collection of preloved consumer goods ranging from books, pianos, jewelry, furniture, art, pallets, speakers, cables, jackets, boots, ancient soda cans, coffee makers, lighting fixtures, and anything …

Aperture set wide

In a series of rapid-fire shutter clicks, Adam Eaton, twenty-nine, has emerged as an energetic and empathic advocate for other creatives and community members—having fixed his artistic vision on four pillars: community, honesty, love, and beauty. He began exploring photography through an iPhone lens. “I had my first studio,” says Eaton,“at 540 West Main Street, …

Everyday inspiring

It’s pretty easy to feel uninspired in the low–light days of winter. If your space could use a post-holiday infusion of bright, contemporary style, Rochester designer Chelsea Fay might have exactly what you need. Her new collection of home décor showcases juicy, vivid colors and unique hand-created patterns and includes linens, pillows, and art prints. …

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