BLOOD ON THE CAT'S NECK Torn Space Theater/Adam Mickiewicz Literary Center
Torn Space Theater seems to alternate between little-known but well-presented plays and the off-the-wall shows with cleverly designed lighting and sound. “Blood on the Cat's Neck” qualifies as the latter.
May 17, 2013, 02:38
THE GOD OF ISAAC Jewish Repertory Theatre/ Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre
Probably one of man's oldest quests is for himself or herself.
We're going this right now as Americans: What does it mean to be an American?
What is an American?
May 14, 2013, 02:37
OEDIPUS: FATE, FOLKS, FUN AND FABULOUSNESS Brazen-Faced Varlets/Rust Belt Books
Greek theater had an indelible connection with Greek religion and often reflected those gods hanging around Mount Olympus.
Some times, they would head down to Earth and cause problems.
May 11, 2013, 23:51
MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS American Reportory Theater/Bittner Hall
“Gone With the Wind” is considered one of America's great movies, a vast panorama of the Civil War and Reconstruction, a cinematic look at history, of freedom and slavery, North against South and love amidst war.
It's also one of the great apologies for slavery and the myth of Confederate aristocracy and the Lost Cause.
May 9, 2013, 12:17
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Kavinoky Theatre
It's a life unrequited, a moment of stardom and 40-years of alcohol-fueled despair.
May 3, 2013, 16:05
ON THE WATERFRONT The New Phoenix Theatre/Subversive Theatre Collective and The New Phoenix Theatre Company
Victor Morales' Johnny Friendly dominates the stage for “On The Waterfront,” the magnificently-suited mob boss who controls and pillages his section of the Manhattan waterfront.
May 1, 2013, 02:25
AMERICAN BUFFALO Irish Classical Theatre Company
We don't see Brian Mysliwy on local stages very often since he's involved in a band...on out-of-town stages...and, vocally on those distracting video games.
That's why it's good to see him back, again on the Irish Classical Theatre stage, this time with “American Buffalo” as the manic, psychotic Walter “Teach” Cole.
Apr 28, 2013, 15:04
HORACE Post-Industrial Productions/Manny Fried Playhouse
“Horace” is a depressing play about depression.
Jon Zelasko's play is about a young man who has lost his significant other and is lashing out at his remaining friends about his situation.
Apr 26, 2013, 16:14
THE CLEAN HOUSE Road Less Traveled Productions/RTLP Theatre
You know Sarah Ruhl's “The Clean House” is going to be a different theatrical journey when it opens with a long joke in Portuguese which is apparently sexual.
It's an indication Ruhl doesn't give into regular theater customs since Victoria Pérez doesn't then repeat the joke in English and we never do understand its story.
Apr 21, 2013, 15:29
'SWONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
George and Ira Gershwin became Broadway and Hollywood legends in the early decades of the 2pth Century, when America was changing in the massive immigration from overseas and from the South.
Those migrants brought their music with them from the world and from the Deep South and the Gershwins and others were there to mix it all together and create “The American Songbook.”
Apr 17, 2013, 22:34
Politician Press Releases
“Sergio Rodriguez Responds to Bernie Tolbert’s Pending Announcement”
April 2, 2013 – Buffalo, NY - Upon learning that entry of a new candidate into the mayoral race is all but certain, announced candidate Sergio Rodriguez had this to say:
“We welcome the entry of a new candidate into the race and are pleased to see democracy in action. For the first time in nearly a decade, voters will be given a choice in the general election regardless of the outcome in the primary. We are waging an issues-based campaign focused on improving Buffalo's education system, making streets safer, proper administration of the city's federal aid meant to combat poverty and curbing the historic unemployment rate, currently at a decades-high rate.
Apr 2, 2013, 13:45
Letters to the Editor
The Amherst Town Board is missing
Cowering behind the Zoning Board and soon the Planning Board, our elected leaders have been both silent and absent from the very public discussion on the massive Hyatt hotel Iskalo Development continues to muscle through the approval process in Town Hall. In callous disregard to the neighborhood and community, the Zoning Board swiftly rubberstamped all of Iskalos variance requests for the Hyatt with less discussion than afforded the topic of raising chickens in Eggertsville. Despite passionate pleas from the Towns citizens, the Zoning Board, agents of the Town and acting on behalf of the Town Board, gave new meaning to the terms lip service, deaf ear and fast track. Truly, the RED shirt clad neighbors, sat in stunned silence, at the caviler manner in which the Board, swiftly and without discussion or reasoning, ruled in favor of Iskalo. Nine times. Nine variances. All approved with little or no discussion. After midnight this past Tuesday.
Mar 1, 2013, 15:41
Politician Press Releases
February 20 Meet the Village Preservation Party Candidates
Meet the candidates at our February Fundraiser, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 6 -10 PM at Magruders Restaurant, 4995 Broadway. Depew, NY.
Feb 18, 2013, 10:19
NYSAC Recognized for Excellence in Government Relations
The New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) is proud to be the recipient of the 2013 Association Excellence Award in Government Relations, awarded by the Empire State Society of Association Executives (ESSAE).
The award, presented at ESSAE’s Annual Meeting on February 7, recognizes NYSAC’s work during the 2012 State Legislative session, specifically the mandate relief advocacy brief campaign developed by NYSAC’s staff and leadership to educate State lawmakers on the issues that impact counties.
“As the voice of county leaders throughout New York State, NYSAC is steadfast in communicating our challenges and recommendations to State lawmakers. NYSAC did an outstanding job speaking out for New York’s counties over the past year,” said Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino.
Feb 8, 2013, 17:10
A Statement by NYSAC President Edward A. Diana in Response to the Executive Budget Proposal
There are helpful actions in the 2013-14 Executive State Budget proposal released today and we look forward to working with the State Legislature during the budget negotiation process. County leaders are pleased that the Governor continues to recognize the impact unfunded mandates are having in our communities. Fully implementing the 2012 County Medicaid Relief Act, along with other initiatives announced by the Governor today, will have positive long term fiscal benefits at the local level.
Jan 23, 2013, 08:40