Che of The Town: Interviews (1-39)

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Che of the Town skating at Manhattan Square Park. [Photo: Matthew McArdle]

You first met Che in Rochester works for actor Che Holloway, an impromptu interview and amble through the Neighborhood of the Arts.

An aspiring and successful actor, Che is deeply immersed in the Rochester cultural scene. So much so, we’ve named him Che of The Town!

Exclusively for Talker, Che has solicited and is conducting interviews from about 50 Rochestarians working in a diversity of creative fields.

So far, Che of The Town interviewed professional basketball player, visual artist and occasional actor and model Britton Bradford, cinematographer and Executive Producer, Creative Director and Head Writer at C47 Film Associates Josh Pies,  artist Tom Tubiolo, photographer Matthew McArdle, musician Alyssa Trahan, hip hop artist, Yanna Forrest, lyricist James Kegler, radio personality Scott “Fitz” Fitzgerald, lyricist Tramayne Watson, the band Humble Braggers , actor Christian B. Leadley, filmmaker Tim O’Connor , rapper Kayoz Fortun, musician Cammi Conte, social activist photographer Michele Ashlee, photographer Johnny Mattice, artist and filmmaker Rashid Jarell, actor Adam Petzold, comedian Yolanda Smilez , musician/entrepreneur Ajani Jeffries, actor Stephen Cena, actor/combat instructor Justin Krall, creators of The Rochestariat, Stefanie and Jason Schwingle, comedian Joél James, photographer Adam Antalek, radio personality Chris Konya, the band KOPPS, Joey Arena of the band OVTLIER, author Banke Awopetu-McCullough, journalist Hélène Biandudi Hofer, actor Tom Malloy, actor Marguerite Frarey, boxer Willie Monroe Jr  actor Willis Ajamu Brooks, journalist Jennifer Johnson, public relations specialist Jessica Lewis  journalist Nikki Rudd, comedian Vinnie Paulino and photographer Nue Chanthavongsay.

Keep coming back to this page as the journey continues.

Nue Chanthavongsay; A Gifted Photographer With An Eye For Capturing Humor.

Vinnie Paulino; A Gifted Stand Up Comic Establishing Himself Within The World Of Entertainment

Nikki Rudd; A Headstrong Journalist and Positive Influence within the Community

Introducing Jessica Lewis; A Dedicated And Hardworking Public Relations Leader Within Our Community

Jennifer Johnson; A Strong, Compassionate and Prominent Figure In The World Of Journalism

Introducing Willis Ajamu Brooks; An Actor Paving His Way Within The Community

Willie “El Mongoose” Monroe Jr.; A Gifted Athlete and Talented Artist Thinking Outside of the Box

Marguerite Frarey; A Gifted Familiar Face in the Acting Scene

Tom Malloy; A Prominent Figure in the Indie Film Scene

Hélène Biandudi Hofer; A Warm Spirited Anchor with a Heart of Gold.

Getting to Know Banke Awopetu-McCullough; A Strong Spirited and Rising Author.

OVTLIER; A Magnetic Powerhouse Band On The Rise.

Introducing KOPPS; A Vivacious Band Quickly Climbing the Ranks.

Chris Konya; A Familiar Voice within our Community.

Adam Antalek; Trailblazing and Solidifying his place within the Community.

Joél James; A Familiar Face in the Comedy Scene.

The Rochesteriat; Working Hard to Bring the City Together.

Introducing Justin Krall; A Talented Actor and Extraordinary Stage/ On Screen Combat Instructor.

Stephen Cena; A Gifted Actor Living in his Own Light.

Ajani Jeffries; A Beacon of Light within the Community.

Introducing Yolanda Smilez; Our Queen of Comedy.

Adam Petzold, A Familiar Face in the Local Theatre Scene.

Rashid Jarrell; A Talented and Active Artist within the Community.

Introducing Johnny Mattice; A Photographer calling his own shots.

Michele Ashlee; A Passionate Photographer full of Grace and Vision.

Introducing Grande Wop

Kayoz has his eye on the Fortune.

Tim O’Connor; A Humble and Gifted artist creating from the Heart.

Introducing actor Christian B. Leadley; From Aquinas Institute to making it in the Big Apple

Humble Braggers; A fresh band making their way in the Indie Scene.

I.Am.Tru.Starr; A Soulful Voice, Marching to the Beat of his own Drum.

Scott “Fitz” Fitzgerald; A Familiar, Friendly Personality in our Community.

Introducing MF SKUM; The eclectic lyricist full of Spirit.

Introducing PG, a fresh and talented Femcee on the Rise

Alyssa Trahan; A Country singer/songwriter making her way in the music industry.

Matthew McArdle; A Photographer inspiring and creating through Body Positivity

Tom Tubiolo; Coloring imagination with horror.

Josh C. Pies; Innovative Cinematographer and Dedicated Family Man from Che

Britton Bradford the Passionate Athlete from Che Holloway


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