Scajaquada Creek has provided one University at Buffalo graduate student with a source of inspiration for his latest project--an art show celebrating this historic ecosystem and its significance to the area.
"So much of the history of Buffalo can be seen in the history of the creek, and so much energy surrounds the creek right now in terms of renewal and rejuvenation," said Jordan Dalton, the curator of Scajaquada: Beyond the Multitude. Dalton has combined his love of art with environmental activism in an effort
Once upon a time, before it became a "Rust Belt City", Buffalo was a "Blue Collar Town." Almost by definition, a place had to be the former before it could become the latter.
Although "white collar" workers have long ago eclipsed its number of "blue collar" workers, Buffalo is still known as a blue collar town, with its penchant for sports, beer, and what remains of the ever dwindling manufacturing jobs in steel, autos and tires. Even the endangered 4 a.m. "last call" in our local bars is a testament to the graveyard shift workers, who'd stop by their
Not long before Rochester's Led Zeppelin tribute, The Sound Remains the Same (SRtS), was to take the stage at the Tralf this past Saturday, the guitarist's $10,000 guitar was knocked over and the neck broke. A second guitar wasn't on site and there was no word as to whether or not a replacement could be located. The band was on the verge of calling the show off.
Thankfully, after a few phone calls, the local Guitar Center was able to provide a replacement for a
Diamond Ruby tells the story of Ruby Thomas, a young woman growing up in Brooklyn during the early 1900's. When we first meet Ruby, she is a young girl living with her parents. While on a family outing to Ebbetts Field, Ruby catches a baseball off the bat of Casey Stengel. She soon discovers that she has an amazing talent for throwing baseballs; she can throw as hard as a major league pitcher.
After losing most of her family as the result of the 1918 flu epidemic, Ruby
At 1pm today, the Bills will enter Lambert Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. After a dismal showing against the Miami Dolphins, the Bills are 13 point underdogs against the Pack. To enter the contest, simply enter the final score of the game for each team - ie Packers 52, Bills 3 - in
Looking for some action tonight? Then head down to Soundlab and catch Capillary Action. Capillary Action is made up of mates from Chicago, Philly, and Minneapolis (represent) that have banded together for their affinity for the unusual.
They're described as a "chaotic, all acoustic, avant-pop" group, and honestly I wouldn't know any better way to put it. Their mishmash of tempo and eclectic mix of instrumentation make their songs feel like an exhilarating trek across a musical soundscape. A trek
Dave Schulz returns to Buffalo with his LA band in tow - for a full band performance of his star-studded debut release, "Connect". The boys in the band loved Buffalo so much, they begged Dave to come back.
And to top it off, it's the annual mutha-funkin' C.O. JONES reunion!
For those of you who aren't aware, C.O. JONES was the #1 rock/funk/soul party band/collective that reigned in Buffalo for most of the 90's.
Featuring some of the best local musicians
On Saturday, September 18th at 7pm, Rince na Tiarna School of Irish Dance students, alumni, friends, families and supporters
will celebrate's the school's rich history with a fun-filled party. What began as a small school in Erie, Pennsylvania and South Buffalo has become a traditional Irish dance school recognized throughout the Irish dance world. Founded by
Dear Mr. Kevin Barnes,
I would like to say thank you.
Thank you for coming to town with your bandmates in Of Montreal this Sunday night (at Town Ballroom). With your busy schedule and widespread popularity, I truly appreciate you bringing your act into this fine city.
Thank you for bringing along your cohort in calamitous music, Ms. Janelle Monae. JM's last album, Archandroid, showed the world that she's not one to be easily labeled. She's got pipes, and she'll use them in a multitude of styles. The schizophrenic songstress
Led Zeppelin may very well be the most revered hard rock band in music history. You would be baffled to think of an artist that has not been influenced by this particular quartet. Whether it was Thin Lizzy, Billy Squier, Ben Harper, Tori Amos, Queen, Aerosmith--the list just goes on. Think what you will of VH1, but for them to list Led Zeppelin as the #3 greatest artist of all-time, behind only Michael Jackson and the Beatles, says something of the band's musical impact. This accolade comes to them, despite the fact that they have been officially disbanded for 30
Prom is all about finding the perfect dress, the perfect suit and don't forget, the perfect corsage. After you've found all of those, make sure you tear them up and spatter them with blood.
Wait! Let me explain.
Torn Space Theater's first annual Prom of the Dead Costume Ball and Fundraiser encourages you to rise to the occasion by rising from the grave. An impressive musical lineup includes members of The Irving Klaws and Vic Lazar performing a set of Pixies covers, Dan Harper crooning blues and s host of DJs spinning everything from soul to dance
Buffalo Rising has two pairs to give away today, and they'll go to the 9th and 18th person to make a lunch purchase on this drizzly day from our friends over at Lloyd taco truck, parked at East Mohawk and Main every weekday.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your umbrella and a couple of bucks and head over for a killer taco or burrito
The fundraiser will feature both live and silent auctions which include a wide range of artworks by nearly 60 artists.
The auctions will include paintings by Peter Fowler, Mark Lavatelli, Nathan Naetzker, and Catherine Parker; prints by Sally Cook, Roycroft Renaissance Master Artisan Dorothy Markert, Julian Montague, and Michael Morgulis; photographs by Lukia Costello, Lesley Maia Horowitz and Gene Witkowski; mixed
I root for Kaleidoscope Theatre, but I often wonder about the scripts they select.
What's not to love about talented, young artists who, according to their mission statement, want to provide new vision to local stages? Contrary to intent, the scripts chosen are often repeats from shows recently staged at Studio Arena (when there was a Studio Arena) or titles familiar to community and dinner theaters.
The season opener, The Art Of Murder is a mystery-comedy. A dubious slash genre. I love a mystery. I love comedy. Their hybrid rarely works for
Marley's most recent album is a reflection of the love he has for his family. Entitled Family Time, the album contains songs appropriate for children, yet still entertaining for adults. With new material, well-worn hit songs from the last two decades and remarkable interpretations of his father's
Cheapjack Shakespeare, written by Shaun McLaughlin, is about plays, players and playing but there is some serious stuff at work here.
Now, please read the following carefully and slowly because CJ is a many layered thing. It's not complicated if you pay attention, and if you don't pay attention you'll miss the best of it.
First, we have the tragedy Richard III, written by William Shakespeare (yes, that William Shakespeare) as performed by a local troupe of young actors.
Then, there is a company intending to
Party for the Parks takes place Friday, September 24th from 6pm-11pm.
Buffalo is a city that appreciates two things: supporting a noble cause and a good party. Both criteria can be fulfilled at this year's "Party for the Parks", held by the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. The "Party for the Parks" is the annual over 21 summer-ending party that benefits the Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the lone not-for-profit managing a park system in the country! This year's event is being emceed by Channel 7's Bridget Blythe.
The Cant, the much anticipated winner of the Mr. & Mrs. Frank McGuire International Playwriting Competition, opened at the Andrews Theatre as a world premiere on Curtain Up! weekend in Buffalo.
It is the fervent hope of the producers that the competition, and this particular production, will put Buffalo
Hey Buffalo, be sure to keep your boogie boards out because on Thursday, riding in to Mohawk Place on their never subsiding crest of free press, are lo-fi luminaries, Wavves.
Wavves began as a project of San Diego native, Nathan Williams who started the band by recording tracks for his debut self-titled LP (originally releasing it on cassette tapes--how very DIY!) using nothing more than a 4-track recording device. His low-grade, fuzzed-out pop caught the ears of the critics, whose praise catapulted Williams
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