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Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes

Speno Music in Auburn could get additional time to pay off delinquent taxes
A local music store is looking for a deal. Speno Music Inc., is the business, and it’s operated on Genesee Street since it was found in 1948. That said, the business has been delinquent on property taxes since 2009, according to The Citizen, who reported on the matter this week. Now, Auburn City Council could vote on an agreement that... more

‘Mediocre’ marching band tuning up for Wonderful Life parade

‘Mediocre’ marching band tuning up for Wonderful Life parade
Yes, it’s the band’s real name. The Bedford Falls Mediocre Marching Band is rehearsing for its second annual appearance in the Wonderful Life parade down Fall Street at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, as part of the annual It’s A Wonderful Life Festival. Try to imagine about 35 people marching with kazoos and toy xylophones playing Bob Seger’s “Old Time... more

Local dancers to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Local dancers to perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Local dancers from the Armstrong School of Dance will perform in the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This is the 5th time the Armstrong School of Dance will participate in the parade within the last 12 years. The 22 dancers have been invited to perform with the Spirit of America Dance Stars, Director Karen Armstrong Gorsky said. The parade... more

Brian McKnight to perform at del Lago next Valentine’s Day

Brian McKnight to perform at del Lago next Valentine’s Day
Singer Brian McKnight will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a show at del Lago Resort & Casino’s The Vine. Best known for love songs like “Back at One,” McKnight has had 16 Grammy Award nominations and sold over 30 million albums worldwide. The show will be on Friday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, Nov. 22 in... more

Newark HS students named to high level youth orchestra

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Three Newark High School students are members of the 2019-20 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra, the highest-level youth orchestra in The Hochstein School’s four-tier youth orchestra program. They are NHS junior and French horn player Rachel George, who is the HYSO Principal Horn, NHS junior Joshua Mercer, a percussionist and Elijah Malach, a sophomore at NHS who plays trumpet. The HYSO is... more

Plans for performing arts center in Macedon along Rt. 31 have stalled since August announcement

Alicia Keys, Swiss Beatz continue with plan for a performing arts center in Macedon
It’s been nearly three months since Musician Alicia Keys and her husband, music producer Swizz Beatz revealed plans to create a performing arts center and campus in Macedon, Wayne County. Approvals for the proposed project, to transform the former Jindal Films industrial site on Route 31 in Macedon into a performing arts campus for new musicians and artists, have stalled... more

More than $48K raised in a day for Elbridge musician after chainsaw injury

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After a chainsaw accident severely damaged his left wrist, an Elbridge musician is facing an uncertain future. But he’s not facing it alone. A GoFundMe for guitarist Loren Barrigar has raised more than $48,000 in a little more than a day. The money will support Barrigar while he’s unable to perform music, as he not only faces daily expenses but... more

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
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