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DETOUR Torn Space Theater/Adam Mickiewicz Literary Circleur
It’s Torn Space after all, with its usually different take on anything theatrical, showing here as “Detour,” based on Martin Goldsmith’s screenplay for the movie of the same name.
Jul 25, 2014, 13:42

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

A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR Shaw Festival/Court House Theatre
Tennessee Williams based “The Glass Menagerie” on a short story he had written and a movie script he had also written under the name of “The Gentleman Caller.”
He could have used that name for another St. Louis-based play, the one-act “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.”

Jul 16, 2014, 02:14

Stephen Sondheim is one of the towering figures of the American musical theater.
Jul 15, 2014, 12:37

Politician Press Releases
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a major outreach project between the Department of Labor and more than 100 regional chambers of commerce throughout New York State as part of strategic approach to provide free services and help businesses access capital incentives, grow their workforce and manage their operations. Combined, the chambers of commerce will relay the no-cost business support services to over 50,000 businesses across the state.

"By partnering with more than 100 chambers of commerce, we are increasing the spotlight on the many ways that the state can help businesses thrive," Governor Cuomo said. "From managing day-to-day operations to finding the right employees, our administration offers a variety of services that can open doors to a more competitive future for any company. I am proud that the state is partnering with these regional organizations and I encourage all business leaders to explore how New York can help them grow."

The State Department of Labor and Empire State Development are partnering with businesses to tailor services for them in each region of the state. Since February, the Department of Labor has completed a series of more than 60 meetings with more than 100 chambers of commerce to outline the benefits of using the state’s no-cost services for businesses. A complete list of services can be found below.

Jul 1, 2014, 13:40

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
There is an alternative to getting a divorce.
What if you were never married at all and learned about it after years of marriage and family and career?
That’s what J.B. Priestley’s “When We Are Married” is about, three obnoxious couples who discover the minister who married them wasn’t legally equipped to do it.

Jun 18, 2014, 02:34

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
“The rich are different” is the quote constantly and inaccurately taken from Ernest Hemingway, that they have more money.
It’s one of the great mysteries of American cultural history that in the worst of times in the Great Depression, popular culture focused on the rich.

Jun 18, 2014, 02:15

KING LEAR Festival Theatre/Stratford Festival
Every generation gets its “King Lear,” reflecting the times and the place.
It can also reflect the technology of the day, with Stratford’s production showing what can be done with modern sound and lighting on an extremely bare stage.

Jun 13, 2014, 03:20

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Tom Patterson Theatre/Stratford Festival
For 30 years, four centuries ago, Western Europe tore itself apart in a struggle over religion.
In the end, people tired and Europe began the long and jagged path toward mass secularism, with most people deciding they might be religious but the cost of forcing others onto the same path was too high.

Jun 12, 2014, 12:51

CABARET Shaw Festival/Festival Theatre
A doomed woman in a doomed city in a doomed society doesn’t sound like the base for a classic musical.
But, it is the core of “Cabaret,” a classic musical on stage and on screen getting a wonderful and very dark production from the Shaw Festival.

May 16, 2014, 00:50

THE CHARITY THAT BEGAN AT HOME Shaw Festival/Court House Theatre
Early on in St. John Hankin’s “The Charity that Began at Home: A Comedy for Philanthropists,” I had this incredible feeling I had heard all of the philosophy of Basil Hylton (Graeme Somerville) before.
May 14, 2014, 17:55

ARMS AND THE MAN Shaw Festival/Royal George Theatre
“Arms and the Man” is wordy, as George Bernard Shaw always is.
But, it’s tight and pointed and has one of Shaw’s greatest roles, Captain Bluntschli.

May 13, 2014, 23:19

Press Releases
Buffalo Zoo Welcomes California Sea Lion from Aquarium of Niagara
Buffalo, N.Y. (Jan. 22, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Jester the California Sea Lion.

Jester was born at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL in May of 2002. He was a part of the United States’ marine mammal Navy program until December of 2006, when was transferred to the
Aquarium of Niagara.

In collaboration between the neighboring institutions, officials from the Aquarium and the Zoo arranged for Jester to be transported from Niagara Falls to Buffalo in December. The sea lion was accompanied by animal care and veterinary staff from both organizations during the short journey to his new home in Buffalo.

Jan 22, 2014, 16:57

Press Releases
BUFFALO, NY - The law firm of Brown Chiari obtained a $1 million verdict in New York State Supreme Court against Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY, for a Buffalo resident who sustained pressure sores while in their care.

Virginia Groff brought the case against Strong Memorial Hospital on behalf of her late husband, Ronald Groff, both of Buffalo. Groff received a liver transplant in 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Following the transplant, he was readmitted in September 2006 for a follow up appointment and complaints of lower back pain. During his time as a patient in 2006, Groff sustained pressure sores that led to surgery. The pressure sores and surgery further debilitated him and lowered his quality of life.

Jan 2, 2014, 16:06

Press Releases
Community Alert: Help Find Frank Goldberg
A missing person’s alert is being generated throughout the community in hopes that someone has information pertaining to the whereabouts of Frank Goldberg. The following description is being circulated, and a Facebook page has been set up in order to help establish a portal for people to keep updated with progress and/or share any leads ( https://www.facebook.com/FindFrankGoldberg ).

Dec 22, 2013, 12:16

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