Colin Dabkowski, Author at Gusto

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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Stories by Colin Dabkowski

By Colin Dabkowski » 12:28 PM

Move over, Michael Myers. Cute sweater, Freddy Krueger. Jason Voorhees? Please.Meet Scary Lucy, the terrifying attraction designed to make you scream and haunt your Halloween dreams.The infamous... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » 7:00 AM

As his health and output has declined in recent years, Lockport painter Joseph Whalen has been the subject of a number of career-spanning surveys. And with good reason. His folk-inflected and often... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, October 3, 2015

Bruce Adams and Augustina Droze have done it again. The team responsible for popular murals at Elmwood and Bidwell avenues and on the side of 95 Perry St. have added a new piece to their growing... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Thursday Theater Roundup is a weekly list of current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. If you need help deciding, check out the end of this post, where you'll... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, September 30, 2015

There’s nothing quite like acting out a death scene to make you feel alive. That’s at least part of the motivation behind “The Last Reading of Charlotte Cushman,” a one-woman show based on... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Like the newsies who hawked broadsheets on the sidewalks of New York City for a penny apiece in 1899, Disney’s “Newsies” knows exactly what’s expected of it. Here’s what it’s got to... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jeff Calhoun knows talent when he sees it. In 1992, the choreographer and director was sitting in a Detroit rehearsal hall when a lanky girl tromped into the room wearing flip-flops. “I... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, September 28, 2015

Artist: Michael Gelen // Title: "Composition in Line and Cat" // Online at For his latest caricature, Buffalo-based illustrator Michael Gelen didn't have to look far... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, September 28, 2015

For the accomplished Western New York artist Thomas Kegler, every brush stroke is a memory made manifest, every oil painting a thank-you note to nature and to God. Kegler’s landscapes of natural... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, September 27, 2015

In a handsome room on the second floor of the James Prendergast Library in Jamestown, dozens of 19th century portraits and landscapes by major American and European artists in ornate frames line the... Read More

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