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Last Updated: Dec 18th, 2014 - 12:17:43 



OPHELIA THINKS HARDER Brazen-Faced Varlets/Art in the Box
Shakespeare and women are a conflicted match, since the man who wrote in the era when a woman was queen of England didn’t write many good roles for women.
He had women in his plays but they are usually more like Doll Tearsheet than a stage Elizabeth I.

Dec 18, 2014, 12:12

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING OUT Buffalo United Artists/Main Street Cabaret
The name suggests the story line and it does, mostly.
Jeffrey Solomon’s “Santa Claus is Coming Out” revolves around Kris Kringle and his sexual orientation.

Dec 17, 2014, 02:42

THE GUNS OF CHRISTMAS Subversive Theatre/Manny Fried Playhouse
It’s one of the most fascinating stories out of the madness of World War I, the Christmas of 1914 when the soldiers on the Western Front simply decided to take the day off from war and hang out with the guys across No Man’s Land.
Dec 11, 2014, 11:37

JERRY'S GIRLS O'Connell & Company/Park School
There aren’t many who have written for Broadway who have had as long a career as Jerry Herman and he has a show being readied for a producer and the stage.
That’s for a guy whose first songs were heard on “The Great White Way” in 1960.

Dec 2, 2014, 01:56

THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER The New Phoenix Theatre Company
The night I saw “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” it wasn’t very good.
That may reflect a cast which lost days of rehearsals to the winter storm.
Or, it may be that the production isn’t very good.

Nov 28, 2014, 16:49

JOURNEY'S END Kavinoky Theatre
The talent pool of people in local theater occasionally gives forth some truly interesting results.

Nov 20, 2014, 12:39

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' MusicalFare Theatre
American music changed in the period around World War I, as that jambalaya of sound filtered out of New Orleans, especially when the military shut down Storyville’s red light district and musicians like Louis Armstrong headed North.
Nov 19, 2014, 12:08

Press Releases
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

Press Releases
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

Press Releases
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

Press Releases
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

Press Releases
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

Press Releases
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

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