Author: Daniel Lendzian

Daniel Lendzian

Dan is a working artist, author, and educator. He has mentored thousands of students across the U.S. in classical and contemporary theatre techniques, as well as performed in hundreds of individual shows on international, national, and regional stages. Currently, he is a lecturer in SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance as well as host of Buffalo Rising's SOUNDCHECKNY podcast. Dan also writes micro-fiction and has devised dozens of original works of theatre. He is a certified Pilates Instructor and completed his Masters of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMY7igGjqi8 There is little doubt about the numerous benefits of creating a personal yoga and meditation practice for adults and starting a mindfulness practice at an early age can be extremely beneficial. However, a young person’s development requires that yoga and meditation look and feel different than an adult practitioner. A young person may not be able to maintain the intense focus of an adult’s practice, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t utilize some of the tools and techniques of yoga. Mindfulness and visualization can be taught in stories. Asana poses can be modified for more flexible bodies. And…

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In this episode of SOUNDCHECKNY, host Daniel Lendzian speaks with Jen Swan, Executive Director, and Holly Grant, Grants and Programming Director of Arts Service Inc about WNY’s thriving arts community and the impact individual artists and organizations have on our region’s economy. (ASI) ASI empowers the region’s artists and arts organizations with connections to funding, learning opportunities, and community access to the arts. They are a resource hub for the Western New York arts and cultural sector. An invaluable resource for artists and arts organizations in Buffalo, ASI’s website contains grant information, calls for work, information about bookkeeping and fiscal sponsorship services,…

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Alleyway Theatre’s 42nd season has been nothing short of amazing! As the momentum and excitement carries over into the second half the season, theatre goers are sure to share in this sentiment. Opening February 24 and running through March 19, Alleyway Theatre presents the 31st iteration of its popular short play festival: Buffalo Quickies. Buffalo Quickies will feature 6 world premieres and is sure to have audiences talking. Local Matters Studios presents the newly launched SOUNDCHECKNY podcast. Explore WNY’s creative economy through a series of conversations with artists, musicians, producers, directors, and authors from WNY and beyond. Join host, Daniel…

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Local goods and services are what make each City unique, and luckily Buffalo is home to thousands of businesses – owned, cared for, crafted, by WNY’ers and a growing number of these businesses are owned and operated by women. Women-owned businesses are responsible for a large number of professional services or retail sales, and are vital full-and part-time employers for the local economy. However, being a women-owned business can have its own set of additional challenges, as we saw over the last 18 months. Women often have a greater share of household responsibilities, child care, relative or family care, as…

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This series is sponsored by Project Best Life. Buffalo Rising and Project Best Life have teamed up to produce a series on wellness inspiration and advice to direct readers to the people, places, and experiences in Buffalo and beyond that will help them fulfill their health, nutrition, and wellness goals. For more information on how you can live your best life, subscribe to the Project Best Life newsletter.  The last year has contained major reassessments for many of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the way people interact and live their daily lives. Habits have changed, new commitments have been made, and…

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This series is sponsored by Project Best Life. Buffalo Rising and Project Best Life have teamed up to produce a series on wellness inspiration and advice to direct readers to the people, places, and experiences in Buffalo and beyond that will help them fulfill their health, nutrition, and wellness goals. For more information on how you can live your best life, subscribe to the Project Best Life newsletter.  Life can change in an instant. The routine day-to-day tasks that we take for granted can stop, shift, or end abruptly. There are no guarantees. The COVID-19 pandemic that started in 2020, and will…

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Buffalo Rising’s Haunted History Series with Mason Winfield, offers readers a virtual mini-tour of several famous Buffalo landmarks, guided by beloved local historian, author, and paranormal scholar, Mason Winfield. The Haunted History series was created to celebrate the Halloween season in this unprecedented time. This content was made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Ellicott Hotels. __________________________________ Old County Hall is associated with a number of important events in the history of Buffalo, including the McKinley Assasination in 1901, the trial of his assassin Leon Czolgosz, The War Of 1812, and the Burning of Buffalo in 1813, as…

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Buffalo Rising’s Haunted History Series with Mason Winfield, offers readers a virtual mini-tour of several famous Buffalo landmarks, guided by beloved local historian, author, and paranormal scholar, Mason Winfield. The Haunted History series was created to celebrate the Halloween season in this unprecedented time. This content was made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Ellicott Hotels. This is a tale of two iconic sister skyscrapers constructed at nearly the same time, both utilizing similar technologies and materials. Louis Sullivan’s The Guaranty/Prudential Building, built in an Art Nouveau style, was a testament to modern technology and human ingenuity. The…

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Buffalo Rising’s Haunted History Series with Mason Winfield, offers readers a virtual mini-tour of several famous Buffalo landmarks, guided by beloved local historian, author, and paranormal scholar, Mason Winfield. The Haunted History series was created to celebrate the Halloween season in this unprecedented time. This content was made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Ellicott Hotels. __________________________________ But, soft: behold! lo where it comes again! I’ll cross it, though it blast me. – Stay, illusion! If thou hast any sound, or use a voice. Speak to me. (Hamlet, 1.1) “All theatres have ghost stories.” begins Mason Winfield, noted…

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Buffalo Rising’s Haunted History Series with Mason Winfield, offers readers a virtual mini-tour of several famous Buffalo landmarks, guided by beloved local historian, author, and paranormal scholar, Mason Winfield. The Haunted History series was created to celebrate the Halloween season in this unprecedented time. This content was made possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, Ellicott Hotels. There is truth and there is paranormal truth. Truth, however we assure ourselves of it, is supposed to be real and objective. Paranormal truth needs only to be authentic. Paranormal truth is the record of what people say and think about paranormal…

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