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"Caring concerts" continue at Webster United Church of Christ

"Caring concerts" continue at Webster United Church of Christ

The Summer Caring Community Concert Series wraps up with a final concert on Wednesday, August 14, with Wild Nick West.

The concerts are held, rain or shine, on the front lawn of Webster United Church of Christ, 570 Klem Road, Webster. In case of rain, concerts are moved indoors.

While admission is free, a free-will offering is collected to benefit a different Webster charity each week.

The concert will benefit the Webster Comfort Care Home.

All of the offering goes to the beneficiary of the week, as the church covers the cost of the musicians through the concession stand and a spring fundraiser dinner. Over $33,000 has been raised for local organizations in the past seven years of the concert series.

Call 585-671-3757 for more information.

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Penfield, Fairport teachers up for national music educator award

Two Monroe County music teachers are in the running for a national award.

Diane Abrahamian, from Penfield High School, and Fairport High School's Bill Tiberio are among 217 quarter-finalists in the running for the Music Educator Award given by the Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

The winner will be recognized for their remarkable impact on students' lives. The recipient will be flown to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the GRAMMY Awards ceremony, and receive a $10,000 honorarium.

The nine runners-up will receive a $1,000 honorarium, and the schools of all 10 finalists also will receive matching grants.

The award semifinalists will be announced in August.
 

WE 3-D exhibit at I-Square Visions Art Gallery

WE 3-D exhibit at I-Square Visions Art Gallery

Art students from Webster Schroeder High School and Spry Middle School will have their 3-dimensional creations on display at I-Square Visions Art Gallery from May 29 through June 8.

A sampling of work created by the sculpture and ceramics classes will be shown during the exhibit.

Gallery hours:
Monday – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 

32 local schools to perform at RBTL's Stars of Tomorrow

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s Stars of Tomorrow 15th Annual Recognition Ceremony, presented by Palmer’s Direct To You Market, Sponsored by McDonalds, will be held on Thursday  at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester. The Stars of Tomorrow is a program that celebrates high school musical theatre productions in the greater Rochester area in true Tony Award fashion.

32 local schools to perform at RBTL's Stars of Tomorrow

The Rochester Broadway Theatre League’s Stars of Tomorrow 15th Annual Recognition Ceremony, presented by Palmer’s Direct To You Market, Sponsored by McDonalds, will be held on Thursday, May 2, at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester. The Stars of Tomorrow is a program that celebrates high school musical theatre productions in the greater Rochester area in true Tony Award fashion.

Visions of student photographers are featured in Rochester gallery

Visions of student photographers are featured in Rochester gallery

Students from Webster Thomas and Webster Schroeder high schools are participating in Image City’s "Through the Student Lens,” an annual exhibit featuring the photography of high school students from 17 different area schools.

The exhibit opened March 20 and will remain on view to the public through April 14 at the gallery at 722 University Ave., Rochester. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission fee.

Visitors to this year’s show may see some of the work of Webster Thomas students Adam Montoya, Danielle Schoeck, Erica Natalie, Megan Twamley, Natalia Del Valle Sanchez, and Rebekah Watson.

Webster Schroeder students who have work in the show are Rochelle Donoghue, Jill McCarten, Jacob Murphy, Marissa Henderberg, Alyssa Sutherland, Ericka Earley, Katie Koshak, Anna Holley, Shane Heller and Jessica Petz.

Penfield High School to stage "Hello, Dolly!"

Penfield High School to stage "Hello, Dolly!"

One word to describe the upcoming production of "Hello, Dolly!" at Penfield High School?

Big.

Big personalities, big cast, big set — you name it.

"It's splashy, like old-school Broadway with big dance numbers," said director Regina Darling.

The musical is set in the 1890s and follows the story of Dolly Gallagher, an eccentric matchmaker in New York City who discovers the need to find a match for herself.

"This is a high-high-energy show with a lot of good characters," Darling said.

Seniors Michaela Swan and Jimmy Palmere play the leading roles, Dolly and Horace
Vandergelder.

Swan said the show, above all else, is fun and entertaining.

"It's so family oriented," she said. "Every scene has something that you can learn a lesson from."

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