Chris Kocher,

Chris Kocher

Binghamton, NY, United States

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Past articles by Chris:

Rockwell Museum exhibit ‘Favoritism’ a mix of eclectic staff picks

Opening reception Friday in Corning; exhibit runs through May 5 → Read More

‘Chicago’ tour brings razzle-dazzle to the Forum in Binghamton

3 performances of Tony Award-winning musical this weekend → Read More

Downtown Binghamton streets to close for Ice Fest

Event planned for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. → Read More

Elmira actor finds herself behind bars on ‘Chicago’ national tour

Performances are Jan. 24-25 at Clemens Center Growing up in Elmira in the early 1990s, Arian Keddell saw a touring production of the musical “Chicago” at the Clemens Center — and the experience changed her life. She recalls the moment vividly: “I’m sitting in the audience as this young ballerina — maybe a little too young to be watching the show because of the content — and thinking to myself,… → Read More

Running to Places Theatre Company delays opening at new Ithaca Mall home

The youth theater troupe will perform "Newsies" at State Theatre of Ithaca from Feb. 15-17 → Read More

How to get your kids signed up for arts activities outside of school

If you would like your program or private instruction to be added, email → Read More

Concert memories of 2018: Binghamton region's music scene offers plenty to love

Entertainment editor Chris Kocher looks back on his music memories → Read More

Roberson Museum's Home for the Holidays in Binghamton a colorful seasonal tradition

Hundreds of trees set up at Binghamton museum represent local businesses, nonprofits and ethnicities. → Read More

‘Cinderella’ launches national tour from Clemens Center in Elmira

Updated Rodgers & Hammerstein musical performed on Nov. 7 → Read More

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio to share folk, blues and jazz at 6 On The Square in Oxford

Musician follows her muse in recording and on the road for more than 200 shows a year → Read More

‘Wizard of Oz’ tour stops at the Forum in Binghamton for 2 shows

For nearly 80 years, the 1939 film version of “The Wizard of Oz” has served as the definitive telling of L. Frank Baum’s tale of a Kansas farm girl named Dorothy who gets swept into a magical land over the rainbow. Thousands of amateur and professional stage productions have been done around the world over the years, but the iconic story has yet to lose its grip on pop culture. The latest… → Read More

Comic Lucas Bohn shares journey from classroom to standup at Firehouse Stage in Johnson City

Multimedia show “Lesson Plans to Late Night” finds humor in classroom and beyond. → Read More

‘Menopause The Musical’ tour returns to the Forum in Binghamton

Long-running show gives middle-aged women a soundtrack for their changing bodies → Read More

Binghamton Philharmonic to play live score for ‘Psycho’ at 2 concerts

Performances this weekend at the Forum in Binghamton, State Theatre of Ithaca → Read More

‘The Last Five Years’ at Cider Mill Stage in Endicott sets failed marriage to music

Real-life couple Emily Goodell and Andrew Simek star in Jason Robert Brown musical → Read More

‘Rock of Ages’ national tour launches from Clemens Center in Elmira

Musical a love letter to 1980s Sunset Strip Pretty much everybody at some point has the dream of being a rock star — even if it’s just the briefest flicker right before dropping off to sleep. As a teen in the small Nebraska town of Scottsbluff, Sam Harvey certainly had that idea, even as he divided his time between sports and theater. But starting Saturday night at the Clemens Center in Elmira,… → Read More

Take in dramatic views of fall foliage from Binghamton to Norwich

New York's Southern Tier offers vibrant fall foliage, as this tour from Burlington to Norwich demonstrates. → Read More

The road from Vestal to Harveys Lake is a 2-state fall foliage delight

New York's Southern Tier and northern Pennsylvania offer vibrant fall foliage, as this tour from Vestal, NY, to Harveys Lake, PA, demonstrates. → Read More

Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon a gorgeous destination for fall foliage

New York's Southern Tier and northern Pennsylvania offer vibrant fall foliage - especially Pine Creek Gorge, known as the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. → Read More

Got 2 hours? Drive from Endicott to Ithaca and enjoy colorful fall foliage

Enjoy spectacular fall foliage by taking a 2-hour drive from Endicott to Ithaca in New York's Southern Tier. → Read More