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By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Artist: Sara M. Zak // Series: "Daily December Paintings" // Online at saramzak.blogspot.com Every day since Dec. 1, Buffalo painter Sara Zak has been producing a small-scale painting and putting i... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, December 16, 2014

George Osborne, the former opera baritone and administrator who kept Artpark alive through some of its most challenging years, will give up his post as executive director in October 2015, the Lewiston... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, December 16, 2014

For a booming city at the height of its power and influence, Alexander O. Levy was the right artist at the right time.When the German-born artist arrived here from New York City in 1909 to work as an ... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, December 14, 2014

The words “dinner theater” carry certain connotations. The genre, which reached the height of its popularity here in the 1980s and has since all but withered away, has a reputation for the stuf... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, December 14, 2014

Let’s face it: Most of us have way too much stuff.And yet, every year, when the holidays roll around, we troll Amazon.com, flip through the L.L. Bean catalog or prowl the aisles of Target like ... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "Ophelia Thinks Harder," through Dec. 20 in a Brazen-Face... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Photographer: Scot Fisher // Designer: Ani DiFranco // Righteous Babe Records+ logo On a bright summer day sometime in the early 1990s, Ani DiFranco and Scot Fisher climbed to the top of the Sidway... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The one-man Christmas show, an increasingly popular diversion on the local theater scene this time of year, has certain built-in charms. For one thing, it replicates the casual intimacy of being re... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, December 9, 2014

After years of uncertainty for cultural organizations in Erie County, it seems as if a new era of stability has arrived. Erie County's 2015 budget, proposed last month by County Executive Mark Polo... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Watercolor painter Charles E. Burchfield, at his best, was a conduit through which nature spoke. He carted his easel and brushes and paints into the wilds of West Seneca, peered into the woods for ... Read More
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