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Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester

Newark student will participatein NYSSMA’s all-state conference in Rochester
Newark High School junior Rachel George, who earned a near perfect score of 99 for her French Horn solo last spring at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) solo festival, has been selected to participate in NYSSMA’s All-State Conference in Rochester December 5-8 at the Rochester Convention Center. George, who has been playing the French horn since she... more

Newark HS musicians perform at new clinic in Rochester

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It was a big weekend for four local high school students, who performed at a new clinic in Rochester. Four Newark High School musicians sang the National Anthem at the ribbon-cutting ceremony September 26th of the new 84,000-square-foot, state-of the-art outpatient Veterans Administration medical clinic on Calkins Road in Henrietta. NHS Vocal Music teacher Kate Flock said the recently formed... more

Waterloo High flutist to march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade

Waterloo High flutist to march in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade
Waterloo High School marching band member Kimberly Fish will be getting very familiar with New York City this November. A flute and piccolo player in the band, the junior will travel with the middle and high school band to the Big Apple for the annual Veterans Day parade down Fifth Avenue Nov. 11. Less than three weeks later, she will... more

Safety concerns ahead of rapper’s performance at Chevy Court

Safety concerns ahead of rapper’s performance at Chevy Court
American rapper, songwriter and record producer SmokePurpp took the Chevy court stage on Saturday night. While the fair received many requests for more hip hop music, some families we spoke with had concerns with the explicit lyrics used in the rapper’s music. New York State Fair Director, Troy Waffner said, “You know we added hip hop. A while ago we... more

‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster

‘ONE PROBLEM AFTER ANOTHER’: How Woodstock 50 in Watkins Glen turned into a disaster
A month before Woodstock 50 was announced, the festival was already in deep trouble. Last December, Michael Lang, the co-founder of the original 1969 event who had become its bemused-hippie symbol in subsequent decades, was in talks with an upstate New York racetrack for a fest that would mark the anniversary of the historic, if chaotic, cultural milestone he had overseen. The new... more

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back

No Woodstock at Watkins Glen International but still great to look back
A 50th anniversary of Woodstock, America’s most iconic music festival, had been planned for Watkins Glen International this weekend. The Finger Lakes Times would have had a team of reporters and photographers on hand, but when WGI pulled out, the show was off, at least locally. Because we already had the space reserved for Woodstock coverage, in its place, we asked readers... more

The ‘bizarre trip’ that was almost Woodstock 50

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Shortly after Woodstock organizers announced the shambolic 50th anniversary concerts were off after months of setbacks and holdups, Woodstock co-founder Michael Lang summed up the drama in six words: “It’s been a really bizarre trip.” Over the last six months, Lang, 74, moved like a cat using all nine lives to make Woodstock 50 work. The first plan, to have... more

Woostock 50 finally cancelled by organizers

Woostock 50 is finally cancelled by organizers
Officials with Woodstock 50 announced on Wednesday that the three-day festival to celebrate its 50th anniversary has been canceled. ‘We are saddened that a series of unforeseen setbacks has made it impossible to put on the Festival we imagined with the great line-up we had booked and the social engagement we were anticipating,’ said Michael Lang, co-founder of the Woodstock... more

Woodstock 50 tickets will be free in Maryland, per reports

Woodstock 50 tickets will be free in Maryland, per reports
Woodstock 50 tickets will be free. That’s what the venue operator says. Last week, News10NBC told you the festival was moving to Merriweather Post Pavilion, in Columbia, Maryland. The venue should be able to accommodate about 32,000. It remains slated to take place Aug.16 through the 18. According to TMZ, the venue operator says he doesn’t know who’s playing. According to Billboard, representatives for the... more

Woodstock 50 releases all artists from contracts

Woodstock 50 promoters eyeing Maryland for the festival
According to Billboard reports, organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival have formally released all artists scheduled to play from their contracts. Last night, July 25, both John Fogerty and Jay-Z had already pulled out from the festival. But it wasn’t until today that Woodstock 50 organizers formally released all artists from their contracts. According to written reports by Billboard, the event organizer Michael Lang emailed talent agents with... more

Denied a local permit, Woodstock 50 promoters forge on

Town of Vernon denies application to hold Woodstock 50 at Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 promoters say they’re appealing after being denied a local permit to stage the festival at an upstate New York horse track. The town of Vernon ruled Tuesday that the application to stage the festival at the Vernon Downs track and casino was too late and incomplete. Vernon Downs emerged as a possible site for the Aug. 16-18 anniversary festival after... more

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs

Woodstock 50 could be relocating to Vernon Downs
Woodstock 50 could be relocating to the Vernon Downs Casino Hotel, according to a report from WKTV. The casino is one of five or six venues under consideration for the festival’s relocation, confirmed by Vernon Town Supervisor Randy Watson and Vernon Downs officials. The festival, still scheduled for August 16 through August 18, is only two months away. The location... more

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment

Report says Woodstock 50 lost venue due to missed payment
Woodstock 50 is still without a venue but on Thursday, we learned more about why they lost their location at Watkins Glen International. The event is expected to cost festival organizers roughly $70 million but, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the venue dropped them over a missed payment of $150,000 to the racetrack. That’s written in an email to Woodstock... more

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident

Auburn man who toured with Black Sabbath dies after auto accident
Peter Restey, an Auburn native who toured the world as a technician with Black Sabbath, Manowar and other musical acts, passed away June 10. He was 62. According to a death notice submitted by Langham Funeral Home, Restey passed away at Upstate University Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a June 4 auto accident. The Citizen: Read More more

Watkins Glen International pulls Woodstock 50 site license

As Woodstock 50 gets closer, serious questions remain
Unless the organizers behind Woodstock 50 can come up with a new venue, which will host the variety of A-list acts intended to perform August 16-18 – the show will not go on. In a statement on Monday, Watkins Glen International said it had terminated the site license for the event. No additional insights were provided by Watkins Glen International... more

Woodstock 50 files appeal to force return of $18M from Dentsu

Michael Lang hires Trump attorney after computers hacked; future of Woodstock 50 remains unclear
After declaring victory last week in a New York hearing, Woodstock 50 is now appealing part of the ruling and trying to force the festival’s former financer Dentsu to return $18 million it withdrew from the event’s banking account. On May 15, Justice Barry Ostrager ruled Dentsu did not have the right to cancel Woodstock 50, but also decided he would not force Dentsu to return the remainder of the $49... more

Medina named grand champion at Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands

Medina named grand champion at Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands
For the 47th annual year, the Seneca Falls school district hosted regional schools for its Seneca Falls Pageant of Bands this past Friday and Saturday. Participating schools competed in a variety of competitions, ranging from jazz band to twirling and color guard performances. This year’s competing schools included host Seneca Falls, Albion, Baldwinsville, Corning/Painted Post, Marathon, Marcus Whitman, Medina, Mexico,... more
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