Arts & Culture

Cycling Erie Canal
9:58 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Canal Ride Day 2 shows examples of how trail connects with history

Strip of downtown Medina similar to many canal towns hoping to thrive
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Day two of Cycling the Erie Canal offered a cool and dry day for the most part, until some thunderstorms drenched some riders and others' tents and belongings (such as one radio reporter).  The ride started in the Village of Medina, which has a historic section of downtown (see pictures in slideshow), including Bent's Opera House, from 1864.

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Live Music
10:01 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Jazz Fest Night 2 Highlights

Retro-funk group, Sophistafunk, shows why they are a regional favorite.
Joe Lee

Despite the rain on Saturday, hardcore jazz fans showed up to Jamesville Beach for some magical moments.  Here's what you missed if you stayed away.

Cycling Erie Canal
8:52 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

More Than 500 Cyclists Begin Annual Ride Along New York's Historic Corridor

Cycling the Erie Canal begins in Buffalo with 500+ riders
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Rain overnight before the first day of the Cycling the Erie Canal ride might have worried some riders.  But the overcast morning kept everyone cool as the ride got underway Sunday around 8:00 a.m.  Riders were in evidence from Texas, Florida, Missouri, California, Toronto, Arizona, as well as neighboring states.  Mothers rode alongside teen and younger daughters, couples rode together, adult children coaxed their parents to join them, a boy scout troop sponsored by a church hit the trail.  The large group quickly stretched out along the 46-mile first day. 

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Canal Coverage All Week
4:58 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

Bicyclists Start Statewide Erie Canal Ride; Follow WAER News Director Chris Bolt's Coverage

Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum features a replica cargo boat, as well as unearthed dry docks that tell story of activity along the canal.
Credit Chris Bolt/WAER News

More than 500 bicyclists hit the trail Sunday following the path of the Erie Canal across the state. 

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New Music
8:49 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Aaron Neville "My True Story" Review

Aaron Neville "My True Story"

One way I rate music is - after I hear a song (or songs), do I wanna hear that song again. A few days ago, I checked Aaron Neville's recent CD, "My True Story", out of the Petit Library, and I'm on my 7th listen to the whole CD...  actually, I've lost count of how many times I've listened.  And on most all the songs, I'm singin' along... ha ha ha ... This disc, co-produced by Keith Richards and Don Was, features Neville and an excellent group of back-up singers lovingly interpreting 13 of Neville's favorite oldies and doowop songs.

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