- Air Force Thunderbirds to appear here in 2014
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will return to Rochester next summer after a year’s hiatus because of federal budget cuts, officials said Friday.
- Grant to help the Strong establish America at Play exhibit
The Strong has received $149,903 grant to aid in the transition of its second floor into an interactive exhibit called America at Play.
- A chance to 'shine on a world stage'
- Oak Hill in 'fantastic shape,' Woods says
One week after expressing concerns about the greens at Oak Hill Country Club, Tiger Woods on Tuesday declared "the golf course is in fantastic shape,” saying “it's going to be a great test." Woods, the world’s top-ranked golfer, fielded questions from the media during a half-hour news conference at Oak Hill.
- Jazz Fest picked as favorite summer event
Rochester offers a bounty of special events from May through September, and this week's RBJ Daily Report Snap Poll asked readers to name their favorite. The plurality of respondents (by a wide margin) to this week's poll chose the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival.
- Hotels and Motels
Information was provided by individual lodging facilities in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Wayne and Wyoming counties that responded to an email or fax survey and have a least 20 guest rooms.
- 2014 Wegmans LPGA Championship moving to Monroe
The 2014 Wegmans LPGA Championship will be played in August at Monroe Golf Club in Pittsford, officials said Thursday. The championship is slated for Aug. 14-17, 2014.
- Cultural Attractions
Paid Admissions were ranked by paid attendance.
- WXXI, Jazz Festival partner on national programs
WXXI TV and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival have announced the four concerts at this year’s event that are to be produced into programming and distributed to Public Broadcasting Service stations nationwide.
- Hall of Famer gets kick out of front office post
- Maya Angelou visit to RIT canceled
Maya Angelou’s visit to Rochester Institute of Technology has been canceled after the renowned poet and author was hospitalized.
- The PGA Impact
- Jazz Festival unveils full lineup for 2013
The lineup for the 2013 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival--a nine-day event that promises to be the largest edition yet--was released Tuesday. The festival will feature more than 1,200 artists performing in 280 concerts.
- Holiday Inn Rochester Airport to stay open during sale
The Holiday Inn Rochester Airport will remain open for business as a possible sale is negotiated, representatives announced Monday.
- $12M expansion to add some 75 jobs at site
- RPO annual meeting details deficit, ousting of Remmereit
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. held its annual meeting Wednesday, detailing a year in which it had a $746,000 operating deficit.
- RPO to perform at festival at Carnegie Hall in 2014
The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra has been selected to play in a Spring for Music festival next May at Carnegie Hall.
- Rochester rises to 54th on list of best-performing cities
Metropolitan Rochester ranks 54th among the nation’s 200 largest regions in terms of creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth, the Milken Institute reported.
- Design firm picked for renovations to Ralph Wilson Stadium
The Buffalo Bills have hired a design firm to oversee $130 million in renovations at Ralph Wilson Stadium, the National Football League team said Thursday. Populous, a global design and architectural firm whose U.S. headquarters is in Kansas City, will do the work.
- Eastman students to perform at presidential inauguration event
Four students from the Eastman School of Music will get a chance to play for a big audience—the president of the United States.