“La Cage” Returns to Rochester After 22 Years

OFC Creations and RAPA are proud to announce their production of  La Cage Aux Folles September 17-26, 2015; after over twenty years of being performed in Rochester. La Cage Aux Folles will be presented at School of the Arts as part of the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival.

This musical adaptation of The Birdcage, tells the story of Georges and Albin, two men in a devoted, long-term partnership, for better or worse. The couple operates a drag nightclub in which Albin is the star performer.  When Georges’s son from a previous marriage announces his engagement to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician, Albin reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. Hilarity ensues.

Performances of La Cage Aux Folles are:

Thursday, September 17th, at 7:00PM; Saturday, September 19th at 8:00PM; Sunday, September 20th at 7:00PM; Tuesday, September 22nd, at 7:00PM; Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:00PM; Saturday, September 26th at 8:00PM.

The show will be performed in the Allen Main Stage Theatre, School of the Arts (SOTA), 45 Prince St, Rochester, NY 14607. Tickets are $22 for Seniors & Students

$25 for Adults and may be purchased through these websites: www.RochesterFringe.com www.RapaTheatre.org or by calling 585-254-0073.

 

“Fall For Irondequoit” Festival

Impressive things are happening in the town of Irondequoit! The community group Helping Irondequoit Plan for Progress (the HIPP Group) is launching a colorful and action filled fall festival for all ages. The “Fall for Irondequoit” Festival will take place Saturday September 26th, from Noon – 5 PM in the Titus/Cooper/Hudson Neighborhood with the center of activity near I-Square and the House of Guitars.

In addition to live musical performers on the I-Square Stage, there will be hayrides by Heberle Stables, a pie eating contest, storytelling, information booths, a raffle, wine and beer tastings, and delicious food.

While nearby commercial parking lots will have parking available, residents living nearby are encouraged to walk or bike to the event site.

For more information, check out the HIPP website at www.hipp.today or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HIPPorgtoday.

DOPE The Movie

I finally took a moment to check out the movie DOPE and it is just that dope!!

Imagine School Daze by Spike Lee meets Boyz In Da Hood by Ice Cube meets Ferris Bueller’s Day Off… I can’t believe I slept on this movie – it is definitely a must see!

So the film is a comedy/drama about a high school senior Malcolm (Shameik Moore) and his two friends Diggy (Kiersey Clemons) and Jib(Tony Revolori) who are nerds obsessed with the 90’s. They all live in Inglewood California and struggle with bullies, drug dealers, choices, social media, and trying to fit in .

What I love about DOPE is the message in the final essay Malcolm writes to get into Harvard and his social commentary at the end blew me away! #goosebumps

The film is written and directed by Nigerian-American Rick Famuyiwa.

Go see this movie you won’t be disappointed from the music to the acting – DOPE!!

Right now AMC Movie Theatre’s are doing a BOGO promotion thru September 10th for DOPE – Buy one ticket get one free! Click here DOPE BOGO 

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Say Whaaat? Woman Jumped From Bay Bridge Arrested

My first thought reading this story…..this chic is crazy! Who in their right mind would jump 70 feet into some cold ass water?? #saynotodrugs

Apparently this woman Erlynn Sanchez-Edwards, 25, jumped 70 feet from the San Francisco Bay Bridge into the water to avoid being arrested for DUI and stealing the vehicle.. But then you get arrested anyway two weeks later… 

Woman Jumped From Bay Bridge

Read more: sfgate.com

Teri’s Teen Talk Post-Show Blog: Heritage Christian Services

After the interview with Heritage Christian Services last night on Teen Talk, I left feeling aware. It helped me to realize how important it is to think of others and become a better person by helping others.

I have gained so much respect for everyone who is apart of this organization. I always thought working with people who have  disabilities was hard or that you had to have some type of education behind it.  All you really need is a big heart, a drive to help others, and the longing to see them smile. Helping others is always something you can benefit from, it doesn’t just have to be a job. Working with people who have disabilities is more than a check. The best part about it is wanting someone to be happy and you are part of  the reason why.

Tune in next week on Teen Talk 7pm every Saturday night!

Teri’s Teen Talk Pre-Show Blog: Heritage Christian Services

When I first got the task to focus on Heritage Christian Services I had no idea what it was about nor did I want to find out. Once I started doing my research of course my mindset changed immediately!

I love the idea of helping others especially others who are less fortunate  and can’t do the things I take advantage of. Heritage Christian Services is an organization to provide a living and working environment that reflects the love of Christ in action, support and respect for each individual’s gifts, strengths and needs.They give the opportunity to mature, learn and grow a life of dignity, worth and expression.

As a teenager who is always looking for ways to improve myself and think of someone other than myself, this is a perfect start. I feel if teens in the City Of Rochester community get involved in organizations like this there would be less teen crimes, bullying, and a increase of respect because we will look at life in such a different way. In my opinion, most teens don’t value life and understand how important it is to be grateful for what you do have instead of what you don’t have. The Heritage Christian Services works to defy that mindset.

 

Tune in tonight on Teen Talk at 7pm only on WDKX to hear more!

Primary Election – September 10, 2015

If you are eligible to vote in the September 10, 2015 Primary Election and will require an absentee ballot, the Board of Elections office will be open Sat. Sept. 5th from 8am-1pm for applications and ballot voting.  The County Office Building will be closed Monday, Sept. 7th in observance of Labor Day.

Visit the absentee voter page:  https://www2.monroecounty.gov/elections-absentee.php for more detailed information and printable applications.

Click Here for the online voter application.