Jeff Spevak, Rochester D and C

Jeff Spevak

Rochester D and C

Rochester, NY, United States

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Past articles by Jeff:

Hamilton in Rochester: Andrés Forero of Penfield was show's original drummer

His parents were immigrants from Colombia, too poor to buy drums for him. He went on to perform with stars and win an Emmy, Tony and Grammy. → Read More

Rochester Fringe explores immigrants and the trauma of high-school monocles

After a big weekend, Rochester Fringe probes immigration, fantasy travel via DNA and the trauma of high-school monocles → Read More

The non-sequiturs of 'The Bicycle Men' hits payday at Rochester Fringe

Second City comic thrives as a character actor, character creator in Rochester Fringe play → Read More

Storybooth creates an oral history of Rochester Fringe; Labyrinth lights up planetarium

Dance beneath the planetarium dome and the frantic 24-Hour Plays highlight the fifth day of Rochester Fringe → Read More

Gospel Sunday, and a show of hope and compassion at Rochester Fringe Festival

The Rochester Fringe gospel show is a likely standing-room only event at Kilbourn, while Thomas Warfield brings a variety show of peace to The Little → Read More

More dragons overhead, and Garth Fagan Dance at Rochester Fringe Festival

The return of the big free outdoor show, Garth Fagan Dance and PUSH Physical Theatre highlight Day Three of the festival → Read More

Rochester Fringe witnesses the birth of a universe, in just an hour

Cirque du Fringe returns to Spiegeltent with a new show → Read More

What's the deal with the big blue immersive igloo at Fringe Fest?

Rochester native's creation of sound and light makes its debut at Fringe → Read More

Weird creatures to fill night sky at Rochester Fringe Festival Day Two

Highlights: Plasticiens Volants and music on Parcel 5; EstroFest; an immersive igloo; Carnival of Souls; Silent Disco. → Read More

Rochester Fringe ready to open with 'Big Bang' in our night sky

Sixth-annual festival opens Thursday , with 10 days of artistry and the just plain bizarre → Read More

Rochester Fringe Festival Day One full of comedy, music, acrobatics and A Few Bad Apples

A sexy cabaret and thought-provoking commentary and dance are on opening night at the downtown event → Read More

Dead Metaphor Cabaret previews Fringe performance

This local act blends poetry and songs. They perform at the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Sept. 21 at Writers & Books. → Read More

Estrofest shares favorite memories on stage

Wardrobe malfunctions, hilarious props, Estrofest has seen it all during their performances. (Sept. 13, 2017) → Read More

Brian Wilson: The 'Pet Sounds' in his head

The Beach Boys legend celebrates the 50th anniversary of his classic album at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Sept. 19. → Read More

Drag queen Mrs. Kasha Davis finds her place of peace

One of Rochester's preeminent drag queens presents a show for preschoolers that demystifies gender roles → Read More

Penny Sterling talks about being a spy in the House of Men

Transgender storyteller Penny Sterling performs an excerpt from her show about a drunken question at a Halloween party that brought up an important question in her life. Penny is performing at the Fielding Stage in the Geva Theatre Center. → Read More

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder for Three Heads Brewing artist Allen Firlit

One of the images even won the vote of USA Today readers this past spring as their favorite craft beer label. → Read More

Transgender person stabbed to death in Gates

Woman arrested in death of 28-year-old transgender person → Read More

Rochester restaurant workers launch city-wide anti-sexual harassment campaign

On a beautiful Labor Day afternoon, a group of restaurant workers gathered to tell horrifying stories of sexual harassment in the workplace. After detailing two sexual assaults that she endured, one at the hands of a co-worker who was never held accountable for his actions, Mohini Sharma – who was making $7.50 an hour then – wryly noted that “apparently being dehumanized is part of the deal.”… → Read More

Rochester native, R&B singer Tweet hospitalized with blood clots in lungs

R&B singer Tweet, a Rochester native, has reportedly been hospitalized with blood clots in both of her lungs and right arm. Tweet’s longtime boyfriend, Baltimore pastor Jamal Bryant, revealed her condition via Twitter: “I need your prayers for @Tweet_ She’s been admitted in hospital for blood clots in both lungs & right arm! Doctors can’t trace it but God is a healer! Prayer still… → Read More