Author: queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator of Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival. Coming soon... 'fig' Fashion Show. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

Are you looking to catch a sexy, yet stylish burlesque show? Do you think you have to go to Toronto to do so? Well, you don’t any longer. Every Thursday night, The Stripteasers take the floor at Roxy’s on Main St. The Stripteasers perform two burlesque shows; the first starts at midnight and the second at 1:00.

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April 22 – May 22. She Stoops to Conquer, by Oliver Goldsmith, is currently playing at the Irish Classical Theater. The play guest stars a local Buffalo favorite, Mary Ramsey, on fiddle. Maybe if we are lucky, there might be a John & Mary sighting downtown in the coming weeks. We’ll keep ya posted.

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I just bumped into Roxanne Amico from Spiritmorph Studio. She has a small showing of her mixed media collages @ Mid City Office Furniture in the Tri-Main Building. And she was just featured in the last issue of Artvoice as the artist of the week. Cool stuff.

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COMING UP: Thursday April 28, 2005 I plan on seeing the flamenco dancer & Mir Ali’s group this Thursday at Nietzche’s promptly at 8pm. Although it’s $8 the ambience and intimacy of an Allentown bar has a lot of appeal. This way I can flirt & knock a few back with them after the show as well. WARNING: do NOT bring a date that you are “on the fence” about. Flamenco gyrations and Gypsy rhythms have never been considered a very effective form of birth control- if ya know what I mean! See ya there! Cow-Girl

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Here is a pretty cool photo of a candle light vigil in downtown Buffalo commemorating 9/11. I’ll tell you, when it comes to a city with heart, you won’t find another one out there that can hold a candle to Buffalo. This vigil was held in Niagara Square; photo taken atop Buffalo’s own City Hall. As a matter of fact, if you have never been to the observation deck at the top of City Hall, it really is worth a visit. And bring a camera.

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If you haven’t seen it yet, then now is the time. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Blue Sky Mausoleum is a sight to behold. Located on a rise between two ponds in Buffalo’s 269 acre Forest Lawn Cemetary, this is truly a sanctuary within the the city. Built just recently, the mausoleum is another notch in Buffalo’s architecture portfolio.

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