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By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, September 24, 2016

Jeffrey Gundlach, the billionaire investment manager whose $42.5 million contribution to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's expansion efforts stunned the city this week, left Buffalo behind at a depressing time in the city's history. After he departed for Los Angeles in 1983, the image of a city mired in defeat... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, September 23, 2016

A phalanx of public officials, philanthropists, art admirers and press filed into the soon-to-be-renamed Albright-Knox Art Gallery auditorium Friday afternoon to observe one of the proudest moments in the institution’s history. The primary draw was the news of a $42.5 million gift from Los Angeles-based investor and... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, September 23, 2016

Albright-Knox Art Gallery has raised more than $100 million for its expansion project in less than three months, spurred in large part by a $42.5 million pledge from billionaire bond-trader and Western New York native Jeffrey Gundlach. The commitment from the Los Angeles-based investment guru, set to be announced... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, September 23, 2016

Jeffrey Gundlach, the billionaire investor and Amherst native who made a historic $42.5 million pledge to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery this week, began his relationship to the Elmwood Avenue institution as a young boy. “My first experience was that of being a fairly young Buffalonian, being dragged there by my mother... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Thomas Burrows, who led the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts through most of its existence, will retire from his position as executive director of the performance venue on Sept. 30. Burrows arrived in Buffalo in 1996, two years after the center's opening, after serving in administrative roles with the Yale... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One of the most succinct morsels of wisdom to emerge from the movement for black lives is this widely circulated quote of uncertain attribution:“When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.”This is the motivating impulse in Jeff Talbott’s flawed but noble play “The Submission,” which... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

If you're feeling overwhelmed by the vim and vitriol of election season, there's no cure quite like a politically themed dance-off. That and many other vaguely election-related art installations, performances and activities will be on display at 8 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Curtiss Malting Agway Building (1100 Niagara St.),... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, September 17, 2016

The flame of youth burns hottest just before it dies, and everyone in range of Tennessee Williams’ heartwrenching play “Sweet Bird of Youth” gets scorched. In Furtunato Pezzimenti’s sultry and doom-drenched production that opened Friday night in the Andrews Theater, that flame shoots bright and straight from the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, September 16, 2016

Something in the roar of Niagara Falls attracts wayward souls. Three pairs of them converge on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment in David Lindsay-Abaire’s comedy “Wonder of The World,” which opened Thursday in a Buffalo Laboratory Theatre production in Shea’s 710 Theatre. And there they stay, holed up in a... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, September 16, 2016

There are a few definitive signs of autumn in Western New York: Elaborate displays of gourds appear in the Wegmans produce section. Tim Hortons starts selling pumpkin spice everything. And the theater scene goes absolutely crazy. For evidence of the annual frenzy -- laid out in our new interactive theater... Read More

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