BURYING THE BONES Paul Robeson Theatre/African American Cultural Center
History has secrets, sometimes evil secrets.
Feb 27, 2015, 13:26
MOTHERS AND SONS Buffalo United Artists/Alleyway Theatre
Grief is a selective quality, with some moving past and others paralyzed by it.
Feb 24, 2015, 02:07
ORPHANS Second Generation Theatre/The New Phoenix Theatre in the Park
It’s a cliché in the psych business that disturbed families can lead to disturbed children.
That’s what apparently happened to the family in Lyle Kessler’s “Orphans.”
Feb 19, 2015, 11:31
WHITE BOY OTHELLO Subversive Theatre/Manny Fried Playhouse
“White Boy Othello” is a mix of Shakespeare’s play, a pointed message and the nasty realities of life in a racist society.
Subversive Theatre impresario Kurt Schneiderman worked with the collective to put together this inversion of the original and apply it to modern America.
Feb 16, 2015, 17:50
BUDDY-THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY MusicalFare Theatre
He was a comet in the musical sky, a star in the nascent days of Rock’n’Roll when there were often acoustic guitars and the bass was a fiddle not a Fender.
“He” was Buddy Holly, remembered for the 1959 Iowa plane crash which killed the pilot, Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.
Feb 11, 2015, 12:15
BEAU JEST Jewish Repertory Theatre/Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre
For years, there has been deep concern in the Jewish community about the percentage of marriages where one partner was Jewish and the other wasn’t.
Feb 6, 2015, 13:53
TRAVELER ADVISORY - Lane Restrictions Affecting US inbound traffic from Canada
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that lane restrictions are scheduled to begin on Monday November 3, at the US plaza of the Peace Bridge in the city of Buffalo, Erie County. These lane restrictions will affect US-bound and Canadabound traffic.
Oct 28, 2014, 15:28
Buffalo City Mission launches $2.3 million "One Mission, One Hope" 2014 Fall Campaign
BUFFALO, NEW YORK—The Buffalo City Mission today kicked off its annual "One Mission, One Hope" fall campaign by setting a goal of $2.3 million for 2014, to help raise critical funds necessary to sustain programs and services for the region’s homeless. This year alone, the Mission saw an increase in the number of individuals receiving assistance by 36 percent.
“Each year, we ask the communities help in providing the Mission with critical funds needed to serve thousands of men, women and children who come through our doors for food, shelter and clothing,” said Buffalo City Mission Executive Director Stuart Harper. “This year alone, we provided over 215,000 meals (a 13 percent increase from 2013) and over 85,000 safe night’s sleep (a 17 percent increase from 2013) for our community.”
Today, the Buffalo City Mission is an organization doing more than just providing food, clothing and shelter.
Oct 21, 2014, 11:42
Statewide County Conference Draws Hundreds to Erie County
Next week, over 600 local leaders from across New York will convene in Buffalo for the Fall Seminar and Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Countie (NYSAC). County delegates will adopt a series of policy resolutions, shape the association’s federal, state and local priorities, and attend leadership and education sessions over the three day conference.
Sep 18, 2014, 16:30
Buffalo Zoo Reports Illness of Elephant
Buffalo, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo is sad to announce that Jothi, one of its two Asian elephants, is ill.
Nearly 18 months ago, she was diagnosed with neurologic disease that has been confirmed to be chronic. In Jothi’s case, this condition is characterized by periodic hemi-seizures which affect half of her body. The elephants may be off exhibit temporarily while she is being cared for.
Sep 15, 2014, 16:43
Buffalo Zoo Receives Awards for Educational Programming Buffalo,
Buffalo, N.Y. (Aug. 22, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo received a Pinnacle Award, the highest award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for its distance learning programs.
The CILC Pinnacle award is presented annually to organizations delivering outstanding interactive videoconferencing programs for grades K-12. Recipients are chosen based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC Web site.
Aug 22, 2014, 15:47
JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK Shaw Festival/Royal George Theatre
The enduring symbol of Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock” is Juno Boyle (Mary Haney), alone on stage at the end announcing she will survive.
Aug 8, 2014, 16:23
Locally owned and operated family business, celebrates its 100th year in Buffalo, New York.
Instant Products Company, Inc., manufacturers of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish, is pleased to announce that their, family owned and operated business, is turning 100 years old this year! Formulated by a chemist a century ago, the secret family recipe of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish has, for the most part, remained unchanged. All of their ingredients, supplies, and materials are even made in America. The glass bottles are still hand labeled with a paint brush and a cup of glue, when the production manager is not adding and mixing the ingredients in the 180 gallon vat during the five hour manufacturing process. After the polish is made and sets for the night; the labeled bottles are then hand filled with the help of a gravity weighted, one nozzle-filling machine. This of course is followed by the hand tightening of each cap before they are placed in a box, stacked and sealed for shipping. A monotonous and tedious job, maybe, but to Melanie Hachten, the sole person in charge of manufacturing, she likes to think she is giving each bottle the personal attention the customer deserves.
Aug 4, 2014, 00:23
THE MOUNTAINTOP Shaw Festival/Studio Theatre
In every great man or woman, there is the clash of humanity and reality.
Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” is a look at Martin Luther King Jr. (Kevin Hanchard) in the final hours before he was gunned down in a seedy hotel in Memphis.
Aug 2, 2014, 16:29
THE SEA Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
Edward Bond’s “The Sea” is an amazing mix of science fiction, social criticism and madness.
It’s set in those last, gloriously sunny days of 1907 Edwardian England.
Jul 25, 2014, 13:35