Author: AnickaEdwards

If you haven’t heard of Minus the Bear yet, then you have surely been missing out. The Indie/ Prog rock band is celebrating their ten year anniversary with a very special tour, and one of their stops is at the Town Ballroom Oct 13. To celebrate a decade as a band, MTB’s new live set offers fans something unique by integrating their 2002 debut release Highly refined Pirates in its entirety into their full set.The fivesome that is Minus the Bear began their journey in 2002 with Highly refined Pirates and has since released four full- length albums. Their latest…

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This Saturday, August 13th, will mark the second annual “Ride Along the Waterfront”, a 14 mile bike ride and 3 mile canoe/kayak paddle brought to you by the Black Rock Canal Park Steering Committee and the Niagara River Greenway Commission. The bike portion of the event will begin at 9 a.m. (with registration beginning at 8am) at Black Rock Canal Park (currently the Ontario Street Boat Launch). It will be followed by the paddle event, also launching from Black Rock Canal Park, at 10:15 a.m. with registration beginning at 9 a.m. There will also be a Wellness Fair from 9…

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It’s that time again! Time for the Seventh Annual Tour of Gardens and Fifth Annual Starry Night Garden Tour focused on showcasing gardens throughout Northwest Buffalo. The free, self-guided event, presented by the Black Rock and Riverside Tour of Gardens Committee, will take place this Saturday, August 6th from 10am – 5pm. The Tour of Gardens features 80 beautiful gardens throughout the Black Rock, West Hertel, and Riverside neighborhoods.Additionally, the Starry Night Garden Tour, Buffalo’s only after dark garden experience, will take place from 8pm to 10pm this Saturday, August 6th. This year’s tour features 30 gardens that present a…

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After taking a week off, local Community Development Corporation Heart of the City Neighborhoods (HOCN) will continue presenting its film series titled “Building a Movement: A Nickel City Film Series” this week. The series has two more films remaining:” Welcome to Shelbyville” and “Waiting for Superman.”Although many of Heart of the City’s programs tackle quality, affordable housing development, they also strive to provide events and activities that help build a strong, sustainable community.According to Heart of the City, “Building a Movement: A Nickel City Film Series” looks at other issues hindering sustainable communities in Buffalo. The screenings will continue to…

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The Stiletto Run is calling all stiletto shoe wearers to join in for a good cause, whether you are a walker or a runner. The 4th annual 5K Stiletto Run is being hosted by ShoeFly and Celebrate Buffalo, on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 pm. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. A portion of the event proceeds will benefit The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Pre-registration for the event is $25 or $30 on the day of the event. In 2010, the event raised over $6k to benefit The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. According The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance’s website, “Ovarian cancer…

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Thousands will be in attendance at the Fourteenth Annual Art Aliva, as famous works of art come to life in a picturesque setting second to none. A ‘Walking, Talking Art Contest’, the exhibition of living art will be held on the Gallery Grounds across from Delaware Park scheduled for Saturday, June 4, from noon to 2 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will include music and activities for families. According to the Albright-KnoxArt Gallery, every year Art Alive attracts dozens of candidates who in turn draw thousands of spectators. Part-takers, largely from the area’s schools…

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16 nights of music, 26 national acts, 18 Grammy Awards, and 27 Junos! In its 25th year we see a lot of Canadian acts coming to Thursday at the Square (Lafayette Square and Main St). I hope our wonderful friends up North will bring a lot of loonies to Buffalo with them when they come visit. At the Buffalo Place news conference in North American Breweries Labatt USA world headquarters Michael Schmand, Vice President and Executive Director of Buffalo Place, mentioned that these are exciting times in downtown Buffalo. Tony Colucci III, President and Vice Chairman of Buffalo Place, was…

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One of Buffalo’s most celebrated musicians, Jim Kurzdorfer, recently passed away, leaving behind a legacy that included playing with Thelonius Monk and Herbie Hancock, the Rolling Stones, the Who, and all of Eric Clapton’s bands. His Villa Maria College students called him Mister K. This weekend he will be posthumously granted Professor Emeritus. If you were in Buffalo in the late 1970s you would have seen the Buffalo jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra rocket to international superstardom, thanks in part to original member Jim Kurzdorfer, who has now lost his battle with cancer. Upon entering Villa Maria auditorium for his…

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Where to take an out-of-towner for dinner during his first visit to the city of Buffalo? The answer came to me quickly – The Left Bank, a mid-sized bistro with excellent food tucked away on Rhode Island Street, was an obvious choice. Not only does this restaurant hold a well-deserved reputation for having some of the best food in the city, but it also radiates a rustic old-world charm that is sure to impress even a big-city visitor.The moment you walk into the bar-area of the restaurant you feel a sense of comforting warmth. Exposed red brick walls, rich mahogany…

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By: Natalie GriggEmpire Grill sits at the heart of Hertel Avenue, nestled among an eclectic assortment of restaurants. What makes it stand out? Well, for purposes of this article, it is their brunch menu offered every Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. As excited as a kid in a candy store, I quickly began perusing the menu. Brunch is by far my favorite meal, and Empire’s menu contained a nice mix of simple and complex items. I not only had to decide what I wanted to eat, but also what I wanted to convince the rest of…

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