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BRo Guest Authors

It’s not unusual for authors to come and go. Guest authors range from collegiate interns to writers who will be contributing for a short stint of time. Guest authors might also have a series in mind. Authors are encouraged to submit their ideas to BRO (Buffalo Rising Online), upon which time we will work with the writer towards a productive end.

Author: Robert Creenan This coming April, local author Gary Friedman will release the second book of his The Shepherd Chronicles, titled The Rules. It comes along with a relaunch of the series’ first book, The Flockless Shepherd (The Promise).  The series’ premise centers on David, a recent Buffalo college graduate who goes to Nashville in an attempt to be a country music star and fails. In his failure, he returns to Buffalo and lands a bartender job. One January night after bartending a wedding, he gets in a car accident on the I-290. In his near-death state, he has an…

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Author: Robert Creenan In 2012, Buffalo’s Lehrer Dance was first invited to perform in Russia by the US Consulate in Vladivostok, in order to, as the consulate put it, “bring the best in American modern dance to the people of Russia.” According to Jon Lehrer, Founder/Artistic Director of Lehrer Dance, “Basically the Consulate wanted to bring ‘the best in American modern dance to the people in the far east of Russia’. So, they sent a dance instructor from Vladivostok to the biggest dance festival in America – American Dance Festival – in Durham NC to find a company. The director of the…

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Author: Robert Creenan Music is Art has announced it will be starting a new music program. Open to everyone, this series will educate the attendees on various aspects of the music industry. Topics include artistic identity, online presence, marking, copyrights, studio basics, contracts, recording, and releasing music. The first session will be taught my Music is Art (MiA) founder and Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac. It will take place on Wednesday, February 24, with classes continuing on Wednesdays. Various industry professionals will teach classes moving forward. This Music Industry Academy Workshop series is an important step towards getting music enthusiasts…

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Author: Lisa Littlewood To walk through the doors of the red brick house at 318 Breckenridge Street on Buffalo’s West Side for the first time is to experience a certain level of culture shock. Women and men of varying ethnicities– Burmese, Somali, Burundi, Congolese, Sudanese, Cuban, Ethiopian and Iraqi, to name a few– crowd into the bay window and the former dining room of this once residential house and wait for assistance from one of case workers. Several women have sleeping babies slung on their backs, others shush children or stand alone and quietly wait their turn. Many are chatting…

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Author: Fred Jensen Every springtime; General Motors and the Olmsted Parks Conservancy team up to beautify and maintain the historical and much-loved Riverside Park in the Black Rock/Riverside neighborhood of the Western part of Buffalo. “We try to coordinate it with Earth Day,” says Mary Ann Brown, the Plant Communications Manager at the General Motors Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant, “but sometimes there is still snow on the ground then, so we do it a little later. We make a picnic out of it.” Powertrain has about 1800 employees, and between thirty and sixty of them put a day’s worth of…

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