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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, April 30, 2016

At Kleinhans Music Hall on Saturday night, before the show started, a gentleman shared with a few of us a boyhood memory of Sammy Davis Jr.Apparently Sammy was playing at the Glen Park Casino in Williamsville and he accepted an invitation to play bingo in his off hours. Not being a native Buffalonian, he had trouble... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, April 28, 2016

It’s astronomical, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming “Know the Score” concert. Associate Conductor Stefan Sanders is conducting the orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in Gustav Holst’s popular “The Planets.” And to set off this super-popular music, a video screen will broadcast... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, April 28, 2016

In the glitzy oldie “Downtown,” Petula Clark sang joyously of a mythical, magical city core. “The lights are much brighter there/You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares/When you’re downtown... things will be great when you’re downtown ... everything’s waiting for you!” That’s a song... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, April 25, 2016

Growing up in Williamsville, Eric Jordan Young looked up to Sammy Davis Jr., the entertainer who rose to greatness in a world that was mostly white. “He was always the gentleman of color I would see on TV. I fell in love with him and what he was all about,” he said on the phone from Las Vegas, where he lives. “I was... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, April 24, 2016

Brody Dolyniuk is the master tribute artist. He stood in for Freddie Mercury at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s tribute to Queen. He also stepped into Mick Jagger’s shoes. Saturday in Kleinhans Music Hall, he sat at the Steinway, donned flashy glasses and sang the bittersweet ballads of Elton John. This BPO... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, April 23, 2016

To go to Niagara Falls is to marvel at a wonder of the world, right in our own backyard. The cascading water, the changing colored lights, the reminders all around you of the power of nature – you stare, and you ask yourself: Why don’t I come here more often? Here, to the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino? Walk... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, April 22, 2016

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, established in 1780, has a distinguished new member. Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta has been elected to the historic group. The induction ceremony will take place on Oct. 8 in Cambridge, Mass.The academy’s purpose, according to its charter, is “to... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

He stood in for Freddie Mercury. He returned to pay tribute to Mick Jagger. And now the intrepid Brody Dolyniuk is back at Kleinhans Music Hall, this time singing the music of Elton John. “I enjoy being versatile and doing different things,” he told The News in 2013, on the occasion of one of his previous visits.... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

With its grand mosaics, sweeping staircases and gleaming skylights, the Ellicott Square Building cries out for opera. Happily the landmark, built in 1895 when Grover Cleveland was president, will soon be echoing with songs and arias.Nickel City Opera and its leader, renowned bass-baritone Valerian Ruminski, is presenting... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What’s that rumbling? Is it the engines of dozens of food trucks, gathering for the first time this year at Larkinville? Or is it my stomach? It could be both. At 5 p.m. today, Food Truck Tuesday returns. Ladies and Gentlemen, loosen your belts. To go to Food Truck Tuesday for the first time is to discover... Read More

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