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Rochester rocker Phil Naro dies

Known for his work with the Talas with Billy Sheehan in the 1980s and more recently D:Drive with Don Mancuso, his voice was unmatchable.

Lauren O’Connell’s eerie lament

The Rochester expat has an affinity for cover songs in the dark, stark vein. Her latest collection of tunes, “Covers Two,” will start rolling out this week.

Genocide finally called by its name

President Joe Biden’s use of the word to describe the Ottoman-era atrocities that claimed 1.5 million Armenian lives matters to all of us.

A new hand at the Urban League’s helm

Seanelle Hawkins, who navigated her own way out of poverty, has led the nonprofit since June 2019. In her first two years, the pandemic and racism in the Rochester area have been in the forefront.

Rochester rocker Phil Naro dies

Known for his work with the Talas with Billy Sheehan in the 1980s and more recently D:Drive with Don Mancuso, his voice was unmatchable.

Lauren O’Connell’s eerie lament

The Rochester expat has an affinity for cover songs in the dark, stark vein. Her latest collection of tunes, “Covers Two,” will start rolling out this week.

Genocide finally called by its name

President Joe Biden’s use of the word to describe the Ottoman-era atrocities that claimed 1.5 million Armenian lives matters to all of us.

A racial divide in home values

Rochester is among the 10 U.S. metro areas with the largest disparities in white and Black homeowners’ property values.

Alternative energy is on the rise

Speakers at the Rochester Beacon’s April 21 online event say wind, solar and hydrogen fuel cells could overtake fossil fuels in the not-too-distant future.