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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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Reading, writing, and activism

Writer Gail​ Hosking was at a rally in support of immigrant rights in Rochester last year when she spotted a familiar face. The quiet young man from her writing group—the one who didn’t say much—was in front of the crowd with a megaphone. Could this really be the unassuming yet talented writer Ravi Mangla? It was Mangla, who, it …

Richness reimagined

If you’re looking for authentic Japanese fare, look no further than Shiki. The one-room restaurant on South Clinton Avenue has been in business since 2004 and, although unassuming from the outside, it’s usually packed with customers to cozy capacity. The nasu-den was the first thing I ever ordered off the menu. It’s a savory eggplant …

A proper punch

Summer seems to never stay for long enough, and this means all the barbequing and back yard entertaining I can squeeze into my busy schedule. I know I happen to also do this for a living, but when I have guests over, the last thing I want to be doing is mixing and stirring drinks, …

Not your grandfather's beer

                      Chances are, the craft beer boom has already won you over. Consumers care about craft, and in New York, legislation has put an emphasis on local ingredients. The Farm Brewery license, which went into effect in 2013, allows license holders to sell pints without …

Trending or transcendental

Have you ever noticed how interior design trends reflect trends in fashion? That’s true for color, too. This year’s trending color palette is one of extremes. The choice: a full, bright palette of vibrant colors or deep, dark neutrals. The artistry, in 2018, is in pairing colors and neutrals in novel, complementary ways. Neutrals go …

An open house at the greenhouse

Orchids comprise one of the largest groups of flowering plants, with about 28,000 accepted species and more than 100,000 hybrids and cultivars. Even with so many diverse types, they still have the reputation as being one of the more difficult house plants to keep alive. Jim Marlow didn’t let the flower’s difficult reputation deter him from …

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