Arts & Culture

Music Review
10:53 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Jacqui Naylor - A Voice We Like

Jacqui Naylor East/West

What was the most recent CD (album) you listened to all the way through, and then said to yourself - "hey - I wanna listen to that again, right now" - ?  For me, it's the second CD in vocalist Jacqui Naylor's 2-CD release, "Live East / West" (2005 Ruby Star Records). On the second CD, recorded live at Yoshi's in Oakland, CA. Jacqui performs some sweet originals, especially her love song to San Francisco, "City By the Bay," plus several intriguing covers.

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Cycling Erie Canal
9:17 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Day 4 of Canal Ride: CNY History and Successes, Beautiful Local Scenery

Seneca Falls' busy downtown shows how tourism has boosted the economy, where manufacturing, which utilized the Seneca-Cayuga and Erie Canal, once flourished
Chris Bolt/WAER News

Riders in Cycling the Erie Canal traveled from tourism location Seneca Falls through CNY natural beauty to the historic Camillus Erie Canal Park Wednesday. 

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Cycling Erie Canal
9:56 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Day 3 of Canal Ride: Different Types of Communities, While Riders Face Stiffest Test

Developed waterfront at Fairport attracts pleasure boats and other tourists.
Chris Bolt/WAER News

The third day on the Cycling the Erie Canal ride had the trail veer away from the canal waterway.  As reported earlier, Parks and Trails New York and the other entities promoting the Canalway Trail would like to close gaps in the trail, so riders, hikers and other people seeking recreation could have a contiguous trail.  The ride started in Pittsford, just a few miles off the canal, then headed along the waterway past several working locks.  Some communities such as Fairport and Seneca Falls (see pictures) in Tuesday's itinerary have built up waterfront, taking advantage of canal tourism. 

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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.