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Stories by Colin Dabkowski

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Fifty years ago today, the great vaudevillian performer Sophie Tucker died in New York City. On the occasion, The News sought out a comment from Tucker's longtime collaborator  and Springville resident Jack Yellen, the Polish-born lyricist, screenwriter and onetime Buffalo Courier reporter responsible for "Happy Days... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

In an effort to generate buzz for the Echo Art Fair planned for May 13-15 at OSC Manufacturing & Equipment Services, fair organizers will mount a pop-up exhibition on March 24-26 at the Manhattan event space Highline Loft. The show, organized by Echo in collaboration with Buffalo-based outfits Body of Trade and... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Nobody painted like Jack Drummer. His imposing canvases of the 1990s – stretched with rubber, woven with organic material, slicked with tar, sometimes slathered with cynicism – seem to speak of an impossible darkness obscuring some persistent hope. They’re about what it was like to live and seek meaning in the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, February 8, 2016

The brick cottage at 2256 Bailey Ave. doesn’t look like much. Set well back from the road on a weedy lot, bracketed by an anonymous warehouse on one side and a pair of patchwork duplexes on the other, the vacant structure doesn’t announce itself as one of the oldest houses on Buffalo’s East Side, dating from 1860... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, February 7, 2016

An electric moment in the thick of the civil rights movement came crackling to life Friday night in the African American Cultural Center’s Paul Robeson Theatre, where Will Power’s play “Fetch Clay, Make Man” is now running in a smart production directed by Laverne Clay. The show, which adds several layers of... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, February 4, 2016

Over the past few months, as the debate over moving back Buffalo's bar closing time has intensified, we've heard the refrain ad nauseum: "Nothing good happens after 2 a.m." Well, not in our experience. As denizens of Buffalo's thriving late-night culture, we in The Buffalo News features department present 10 examples... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, February 4, 2016

Three wildly different takes on the endlessly adaptable and reconfigurable medium of fiber will go on display Thursday in Sugar City, which sorted though 15 proposals to fill its February exhibition slot and landed on a show it’s calling “Cut from the Same Cloth.” The show comes on the heels of Sugar City’s popular... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A new series of lavishly illustrated prints by the gifted comic artist and University at Buffalo professor John Jennings is on view through Feb. 27 in El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera (91 Allen St.). The show, called “MATTERZ of the FACT,” features what an El Museo release calls “surreal sci-fi contraptions... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Imagined conversations among great historical figures seems to be the order of the day on the Buffalo theater scene. Fond memories of American Repertory Theater’s 2015 production of Steve Martin’s historical fantasy “Picasso at the Lapin Agile” still linger. Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis, who never actually met,... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ron Ehmke is here to dispel the myth of the bad, old Buffalo. As the rhetoric about Buffalo’s economic and psychological resurgence approaches a fever pitch, the veteran performance artist and observer of Buffalo’s alternative arts scene is getting ready to drop some hard-won perspective on audiences in a new... Read More

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