June 3, 2010 9:20 AM
By Ian Carlino:
This Friday, Grant Street is taking another step toward becoming a "can't miss" destination in Buffalo.
The opening of "Art on Grant" in the Grant Street Gallery will showcase numerous artists and craftsmen from around Buffalo, with a special focus on the intimate, unique qualities of their handcrafted pieces. The gallery reminds owner and organizer Prish Moran of a time when not everything was mass-produced in a faraway country. "It really gives every artist the ability to show their work -- old-world crafts that people are forgetting about, everything
June 3, 2010 7:17 AM
By: Sandra Starks
June 6th starts the 14th season of the ever-popular Sunday in the Cemetery tours at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
New on this year's tours is the viewing of The Shepherdess, created by Mary DeWitt Smith, a Gratitude Garden near the mausoleums and tributes to Albert J. Myer and Ebenezer Walden (which include carvings of the duo from the Carvings for a Cause project).
Forest Lawn is a place where citizens come to relax, exercise, investigate and celebrate life. A tour will successfully take you and yours on an entertaining and history-filled
June 2, 2010 10:39 AM
For any of you heading to The Bash this Friday, there is a business integral to the event that has recently gone through the wringer in order to reopen its doors. Normally this is the time of year that Rob Geist, owner of Uncle Sam's Army Navy Outfitters is thinking about just one thing - providing the best authentic military uniforms for people heading to The Bash.
Unfortunately there have been some snags in business operations due to building revamping issues that have made it very hard for Rob to even conduct business. As he puts it, "We basically have been working on upgrades to
June 2, 2010 7:57 AM
By: Simon Husted
Jazz enthusiasts will be reunited with their favorite classic guitar hits Thursday at the Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center. And if you're not a jazz enthusiast now, listening to the Six String Circus play on stage may force you to become one.
Readers familiar with the Mardi Gras Jam competition this past February may already know who the Six String Circus is. The band of 10 jazz guitar players from Hutchinson Technical High School received a spring into local stardom after beating 14 other high school bands in the Battle of the Bands competition
May 28, 2010 8:01 PM
Kicking off tonight, the second annual Unite Music Festival is igniting Buffalo's electronic music scene with an unprecedented array of stellar, internationally acclaimed DJs spinning at 20 clubs throughout the weekend. For anybody who knows anything about electronic music, you know that this is really big for Buffalo. As the electronic scene has been growing in recent years, you might say that this is the culmination of a growing fan base along with seasoned promoters and a solid club base - enough to attract music fans from all over the region.
Performing headlining DJs are:
May 27, 2010 2:16 PM
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Staff Review by Amy Christman:
Rat, the fifth novel of London-born Fernanda Eberstadt (The Furies, 2003) is a modern-day fairy tale in which our hero moves through a world where unseen forces are at work. She must weigh the pros and cons of two very different worlds: the world of the far-away rich father who holds the promise of a stable, comfortable life, and the wild freedom of the life she ultimately flees.
This gritty novel holds cross-over appeal for both adults and Young Adults. It is a memorable story told