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You might want to miss the World Cup Final this Sunday for the first jazz show of the season to take place on the back steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. (ESPN and CBC usually replay the games later in the evening). The show starts at 2:00 p.m. when Jesse Pabon and La Krema, an energetic, Buffalo-based group, will get your foot tapping and probably your hips swaying, as well.
The music is lively bachata-merengue style. Bachata is a Dominican term referring to a rougher existence with a focus on the romantic side of things.
Devolution: the notion that a species can change into a more primitive form.
In light of recent times, you'd be hard-pressed to argue the opposite was occurring. On July 8th, punk/new wave legends Devo rocked the Town Ballroom as only Devo could.
Their new album, Something for Everybody, will likely be labeled as a "comeback" album, yet they never really left. While their last full studio album was Smooth Noodle Maps in 1990, they have released new tracks sporadically. Devo recorded
Guest Editor: Vincent Sherry
History attests that art lays the groundwork for social awareness and change, a truism a noted sculptor has acted on in a new exhibit he hopes will help form the understructure of a better city.
Social Dress Buffalo, at the Buffalo Arts Studio, is a presentation meant to galvanize communities to revitalize the East and West sides. It is the latest installment of New York City-based artist Takashi Horisaki's
Hey Buffalo, today after you're done rockin' out with partytastic Ozomatli at the Square be sure to keep those legs limber. Just a short distance away, over at Soundlab, two very special guests will perform: Nobody Beats the Drum and C-Mon & Kypski. Both of the bands are from the Netherlands and are set to embark on their co-headlining Pass
"We are so proud to again partner with the BPO to offer classical music in a classic park, two of the best of Buffalo's classics in one place," said Thomas Herrera-Mishler, CEO and President of the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy. "Come and enjoy a relaxing evening performance for the whole family, open air music, free to all, set in Buffalo's Olmsted Delaware Park meadow."
Delaware District Councilmember Michael LoCurto, who helped underwrite the concert, added
Executive Director, Music is Art
Music is Art (MiA), founded by Buffalo native and member of the Goo Goo Dolls, Robby Takac, is in the running to win $20,000 in the Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook. When voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 12th, the top 200 vote getters nationwide will share in a total of $5 million from Chase. We need your help to get us there--two minutes of your time is worth $20,000!
We're currently in the top 200, which would secure $20,000 for our work
This has to be the most colorful, riotous, boisterous, and yes, musical Shakespeare production the park has seen in years. The cast is a good mix with veterans like Tom Loughlin as Leonato, Dan Walker as Don Pedro, Tim Newell as Don John and Jim Maloy as Antonio. Loraine O'Donnell
CEPA Gallery's youth programs provide students across the region with an opportunity to explore and appreciate photography through school programs and
This week's podcast with Newell, myself and WBFO's Mark Scott goes over a number of stories we've posted here recently. Newell shows us his green side as we discuss the Hands Across the Sand event which was held on Emerald Beach, and his recent acquirement of an environmentally-friendly scooter (photo: Mark Scott takes it for a spin). We continue that line of thinking with a quick chat about our sustainable city
Each podcast features our hosts recommending various local and national acts to see over the course of the month. Naturally, each show has its own local flavor, be it a local band, the recording location, or the Un-Celebrity Guest. The Un-Celebrity Guest is a local music savant who illuminates the hosts--and the audience--on a particular band or genre they are passionate about.
This month, Alex Johnston joins
The crass but always fun Bitch is coming to the Ninth Ward on July 7th as part of a tour that celebrates her newest album Blasted! The woman's powerful pipes and guttural sounds make this pop-reminiscent record a sonic jump from her previous work that mixes her love of record production with her signature electric-violin-poetic-rock, an outgrowth of new-found creative spirit and a real labor of love. Blasted! is said to be the most personal and confident recording of her career with haunting
Any avid theater goer in town will recognize the face of actor Tim Newell. His most notable performance locally would have to be his spot-on interpretation of Jack Benny (in A Lunch with Mr. Benny with the The Jewish Repertory Theatre), but I can honestly say I've never seen Mr. Newell give a poor performance. There are not many theaters in this region that haven't had the pleasure of his presence, and on more than one occasion I have been astounded by the depth he brings to each and every one
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