March 10, 2010 1:30 PM
Buffalonians who are looking for irreverent, female-oriented, and empowering comedy need look no further than River Huston. The comedienne, public speaker, and award-winning poet and sex columnist will present a theatrical performance of her life, "Sex, Cellulite, and Large Farm Equipment: One Girl's Guide to Living and Dying", on Saturday, April 24, from 6pm-8pm at St. John's Grace Episcopal Church in Buffalo. Tickets cost $15 presale.
Huston has performed this routine since March 2004 when she opened at the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia to critical acclaim and positive
March 10, 2010 11:48 AM
Interview with Kitty Lambert, President of OUTspoken for Equality:
Congratulations on the good news that for the first time in the history of New York State a LGBT organization will be allowed to march in a Saint Patrick's Day Parade. When did you get the news?
Late last week!
Who delivered it to you?
Lori Overdorf, she pretty much herds the entire event. We had to wait for approval from the Executive Director and President of the Board for the Valley Community Association. To be honest... I was really cool while I was on the
March 10, 2010 9:12 AM
While searching for places to stay in the city I came across the Richmond Place Inn (bed and breakfast) located right around the corner from my house. I've passed by this residence thousands of times over the years and somehow never noticed the sign in front. Moments ago I called the number and spoke with a gentlemen who told me that the bed and breakfast has been around for ten years!
He told me that the inn took a big hit during the October Storm - that's when they lost their awning and a major part of the building was damaged. Since that time the owner has fixed the issues and I must
March 9, 2010 7:00 PM
Article By Rachel Fix Dominguez:
I moved back to Buffalo (with my California-transplant husband) in 2004 partly because of the quality of life here. Having grown up in this city, I always knew I'd like to raise my children here. And now that I am a mother (to a 17 month old son, whom we'll call E.), Buffalo does not disappoint. Are there days, weeks, even months when I've lamented how the cold has limited our outdoor options? Sure. I'd be lying if I pretended to love every minute of raising a child in this climate. But overall I find that there's plenty to do with kids
March 9, 2010 12:00 AM
I hear it all the time. "What can we do to get our inner city youth hands on training that will ultimately give them the skills and the confidence they need to enter the workforce?" It's a great question, and a tough one to answer. Over at the Essex Street Arts Center, Executive Director Simon Griffis and Director Mark Griffis have come up with a plan that works hard to get kids around the age of thirteen years of age off of the street and into art studios. It's more than that though. These young people aren't only learning how to design, create and weld... they are learning what it takes to tackle
March 8, 2010 4:26 PM
BRO Submission By Brandon Schlia:
Mohawk at near capacity was a nice surprise for a Sunday night show. That's the fortunate part about a band like Cursive, they're on the fringe of recognition which allows them to operate in the small venue circuit while still packing the room with die hard fans. We watched with a secret pleasure as the Sold Out sign went up and the stragglers were turned away.
The bill featured a cast of well established local musicians. Opening was Paul's Grandfather, a indie-folk band centered on the songwriting of three talented young ladies,
March 8, 2010 3:58 PM
BRO Submission by Susan Braun:
Biff Henrich will have a solo exhibition of photographs entitled Surrounded by Art: Photographs of Buffalo Architecture in the Buffalo Niagara Visitor Center Gallery beginning March 12th and running until April 17, 2010. The exhibit will feature images of well-known architectural landmarks in the city.
Mr. Henrich has exhibited extensively at galleries and museums around the country including The Contemporary Art Museum of Houston, The Visual Studies Workshop, The California Museum of Photography, Artist Space, and the Albright
March 8, 2010 1:24 PM
I always thought that acupuncture was a healing method that worked well for a lot of people who could afford to shell out the money for the practice. The only time that I ever tried it out myself was when I was writing an article on the subject. To go back would have cost me around $70 a pop. Thankfully Craig Labadie has picked up and moved from Boston to Buffalo, and with him has come Buffalo Alternative Acupuncture.
Craig has just set up shop over at 452 Franklin Street, an area of the city known for alternative healing practices. "The goal of the business is to make acupuncture more
March 7, 2010 4:33 PM
I guess that it was only a matter of time before someone created the Buffalo Chili Fest. Sure there are other competitions around the area, but we all know what happens when you add 'Fest' to an event of this nature. The first annual Buffalo Chili Fest will take place at D'Arcy McGee's Irish Pub on Sunday April 11th from 2-6pm. For all of you out there who have been hankering for a taste of the hot and spicy, this is your chance to come sample the best that Buffalo has to offer.
The festivities will take place outside on D'Arcy McGee's' enclosed patio. Sample the chili prepared by local
March 7, 2010 11:26 AM
BRO Submission By Peter Dow:
Google "Canal Side" and what do you get? Housing developments in Lockport, Irvington, Texas, and Columbia South Carolina. Google "Canal Street" and now what do you find? Vibrant urban streetscapes in New York City, New Orleans, and Manchester New Hampshire. Let's start by getting the name right.
Remember Ward Fuller, the dynamic head of American Steamship, who years ago proposed that Buffalo revive Canal Street? No, he was not suggesting that we bring back brothels, prostitutes, and seedy saloons. He saw the waterfront as a downtown
March 7, 2010 10:20 AM
BRO Submission By Christopher Henning:
Conlon's Bar & Grill recently opened their doors in South Buffalo, bringing home cooked food and wonderful refreshments to an area of the city that really appreciates it. Since he was sixteen years of age, owner Dan Conlon has wanted to own his own restaurant. In true culinary fashion he worked his way up through the ranks, starting as a dishwasher. Today he is the proprietor of a bar and grill where the atmosphere echoes food - it's a comfortable place and the people really do remember your name.