January 31, 2010 9:28 AM
By Amanda Gabryszak
Buffalonian Steve Delmonte knew what he wanted to do with his life by the time he was eight years old: he wanted to make people laugh. He has been doing so for the past 30-or-so years with cartoons and illustrations appearing world-wide in Italy, Wales, and Korea, as well as nationally in magazines including Woman's World, First, Ebony, National Enquirer, Scholastic, Barron's and Reader's Digest.
Inspired by cleaning out his studio, this well-known Buffalo-born artist recently had his first book of cartoons published, entitled A Pocket Full of Fun. "After looking at stacks of drawings, I thought it would be cool to put together a book of some of my work from the last thirty years. A neat little package. It is perfect, bound, and has a lot of pages," he claims. "If you enjoy cartoons, it's a fun read."
Along the winding road of a career in the arts, Delmonte has met celebrities
January 31, 2010 7:13 AM
Staff Review by Ann Kling
The Dogs Have It.
Associated Press' Petside.com poll reports that 74 percent of people like dogs. If you're a member of that group and you also like to read about dogs, you're in luck. The Buffalo and Erie County Library owns quite a few great dog books. What do you read after you've read Grogan's Marley and Me? If you like fiction, one of my favorites is Dog On It by Spencer Quinn.
In the book, Bernie and Chet are a private investigation
January 29, 2010 3:06 PM
By Tom Dooney
January. Nights are cold, and days are full of dismal headlines. Happy. New. Year. Relief is on hand for the rest of this week, while Shea's Performing Arts Centers plays host to In The Heights. This is a top notch touring company and you are almost certain to leave the theater as satisfied as the opening night audience, high from contact with this joyous show. To a person, the entire cast is sensational. In The Heights is a lively portrait of the Caribbean community living uptown in New York
January 27, 2010 9:42 AM
Comic, tragic, saccharine, and sour, 464 Gallery opens "Romance" on Friday, February 12th, 6-11PM, with works from local artists that celebrate love in all of its varied forms.
464 owner Marcus L. Wise opened the gallery doors on Friday the 13th, February '09 with their premiere art event "Bad Love". Even with an inauspicious start date, 464 has found much success over the past year, and has much to celebrate on their upcoming first year anniversary.
The gallery has proven to be a valuable fixture in the community. In
January 25, 2010 9:59 AM
Program hopes to engage young business leaders, students.
A different kind of performance experience, putting the audience up close and personal with the spectacular musicians of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will be achieved through their classical new showcase of INFORMance on Thursday February 11th.
This informal show is a mixture of several unique compositions that, while serving as entertainment, will also be informational. Over the course of the night, the youth present, and the entire community, will be
January 23, 2010 7:36 AM
Lee Harvey Osmond, comprised of members Tom Wilson (Junkhouse, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings), Michael Timmins (The Cowboy Junkies), and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers) have come together to create a sound like no other. They will be playing the Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst Street), on Thursday, February 11th, at 8 PM.
Wilson, who grew up about 45 minutes away in Hamilton, Ontario, says he fondly remembers previously coming to play in Buffalo venues, such as the Continental, with his other bands. As one of the widely known musicians in the Canadian rock music
January 18, 2010 7:49 AM
By Kelly Lovering
"Meat" Geoff Krawczyk, 31, the artist and mastermind behind "Meat Me," an edible installation and performance art piece premiering Friday, January 22nd from 7 to 11PM, at the VAuLT Gallery, 702 Main Street.
Krawczyk, a University at Buffalo Fine Arts graduate student, will be serving a full body cast of himself made entirely out of homemade meatloaf for only $3 a slice, $2 beverages, and all the ketchup guests can slather.
The meatloaf will be molded to look exactly like Krawczyk,
January 18, 2010 7:48 AM
By Art Fortel Bam!
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January 17, 2010 10:30 AM
Professor and Conductor Paul Ferington's informative lecture series celebrates the composers and works of the BPO's Classics season, while providing a basis of knowledge about the orchestral world. Lectures are as follows:
Wednesday, March 3rd @ 6:30 PM: ANIMALS AND CREATURES IN SYMPHONIC MUSICAn in depth look at the celebration animals by composers in their orchestral music, including works of Handel, Haydn, Saint-Saens, Respighi, Delius, Sibelius, and Stravinsky.
Wednesday, March 24th @ 6:30 PM: SYMPHONIC NATIONALISM
January 15, 2010 5:58 AM
Temptation lurks around every turn in The Relapse (or Virtue Endangered), a sassy comedy by John Vanbrugh, opens today, Friday, January 15th. Directed by ICTC Associate Director Derek Campbell, the stylish Restoration Comedy dating back to 1696 is cleverly updated to the Carnaby Street era of the early 1960's demonstrating the parallels between the two time periods in which the pursuit of money, sex, social status and excesses of every kind rule the day.
The Relapse (or Virtue Endangered) will continue through Sunday, February 14th, at ICTC's home, the Andrews