• Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-21-2023 to 12-05-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 2:00 PM → 3:30 PM
    Instructor: James Kraus, retired English teacher, Rochester City School District
    Term: 2023-3
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    This final course on Sinatra's musical career will focus on recordings from the 1970's to 1990's after a retirement of almost two years in the early 70's. When Sintra returned, he carefully alternated new material (Sondheim,  Jim Croce, Stevie Wonder, George Harrison) with reworkings of old chestnuts in both his recordings and personal appearances. A... read more
  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 07-09-2024 to 07-23-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 2:30 AM
    Instructor: Otto Bruno, author 'Barney Miller and the Files of the Ol' One-Two’
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    Flip Wilson was an up and coming stand up comedian in the 1960s. His popular appearances with Ed Sullivan, Johnny Carson, and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In earned him a chance at his own variety series in the fall of 1970. By the end of the first season it was the #2 show on television. Wilson was a charismatic comedian and performer who welcomed all the... read more
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 06-05-2024 to 06-26-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Otto Bruno, author 'Barney Miller and the Files of the Ol' One-Two’
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Oasis Rochester
    REGISTRATION CLOSED
    He was suave, sophisticated, and handsome. Women wanted to be with him and men wanted to be him. In fact, Grant once said to a reporter, "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." A revealing quote that hints at the artifice of Hollywood creations. Yet the one definite truth is that Cary Grant was a great comedic actor. He possessed... read more
  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 07-10-2024 to 07-31-2024
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 1:00 PM → 4:00 PM
    Instructor: Otto Bruno, author 'Barney Miller and the Files of the Ol' One-Two’
    Term: 2024-2
    Location: Oasis Rochester

    Ford is unquestionably the greatest director of Western films in Hollywood history and yet his four Oscars for Best Director were all for non-Western films. Nevertheless, Ford identified most with that aspect of his career once famously introducing himself as, "John Ford. I make Westerns."  In this course, we'll examine four of his most famous and popular... read more

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