January 18, 2009 12:45 PM
Last year, we saw a number of local churches get into the spirit of community events. Many of the events were a bit out of the ordinary - gatherings that were not typically related to what we might think of when going to church. That's why I was struck when I saw this cool-looking function to be held at the Unitarian Church on Elmwood. I mean, how many times do you see a church booking where a band named Bloodthirsty Vegans is playing?
The monthly gathering turns out to be a potluck dinner and micro music festival. I asked singer/songwriter Kilissa Cissoko what the scoop was and
January 17, 2009 11:50 AM
The (Grateful) Dead are back and they're heading to Buffalo, sans Jerry of course. This should prove to be quite the show for well-heeled deadheads as well as a new generation of bear boomers. To tell you the truth, The Grateful Dead hadn't even crossed my mind (or my iTunes) in quite some time. So when I saw the HSBC concert announcement pop up, it brought back a few concert flashbacks and prompted me to bring out some of the old live sets. Here are the details:
The Dead, featuring original members Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann joined by keyboardist Jeff Chimenti
January 16, 2009 12:16 PM
BRO viewer submission by Michelle Perkins
On January 10, three-time Artvoice Best of Buffalo award-winners the Skiffle Minstrels performed to a packed house--well, a packed warehouse--at Flying Bison Brewery. Buffalo poet Lisa Forrest called the event "uniquely Buffalo," saying, "Where else can you stand around in your winter coat with good friends, listen to honky-tonk, and drink beer straight from the tap?"
Local music supporter Susan Jaworski, echoed Forrest's sentiment, "This event was great. It not only showcased local talent, it showcased a local product. The
January 9, 2009 9:47 AM
In case you missed it, Jarkko Ruutu of the Ottawa Senators had an altercation with Andrew Peters during Tuesday night's game. During the incident, Ruutu apparently bit Peters' thumb through his glove. Now that's quality sports entertainment.
The biting incident, which is not the first in the NHL, reminded Peters of the infamous Tyson-Holyfield ear chomp. When questioned after the game about his actions, Jarkko Ruutu responded with an elegant denial - "I didn't bit (sic) him."
Check out the Sportscenter segment on the incident.