Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 2

This is the second post in a series about the legendary blues man, Son House, as Geva prepares for our four-day celebration of his life and legacy in August.  To this day, anyone who ever saw Son House perform can vividly describe what it was like to watch him. Videos, like this one of Son … Continue reading Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 2

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Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 1

In August, Geva will celebrate the life and legacy of the great blues musician Son House, who lived in Rochester from the mid-1940's to the mid-1970's. Journey to the Son is a four-day festival, presenting national and local musicians, blues workshops and demonstrations, critical discussions about Son House's ongoing legacy, screenings of newly found footage … Continue reading Celebrating Blues Great Son House, part 1

Katori Hall Talks about The Mountaintop

Tonight, Geva's production of The Mountaintop by Katori Hall has its second preview performance. As we approach Saturday's opening, and the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s death on April 4th, we wanted to share this interview with playwright Katori Hall. The interview was produced when the play was about to make its Broadway premiere, in 2011. … Continue reading Katori Hall Talks about The Mountaintop