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By Mary Friona-Celani » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

It is time to celebrate nature at its finest. Here are a few ideas sure to please everyone in the family, especially the kiddos. The Spring Nature Festival at Chestnut Ridge Park (6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park) will celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23. The family themed event includes live... Read More

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The fifth season of the Live at Larkin concert series opens June 1 with an expanded lineup featuring additional theme nights, two album release concerts and nearly 40 musical acts.The 14-week free series takes place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Larkinville. Each performance features at least two area musical acts... 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

By Tim O'Shei » Thursday, April 14, 2016

Stephen Lang’s career hasn’t been short on glory. He’s starred on Broadway, television and in the movies. As the villainous colonel in James Cameron’s classic “Avatar,” he’s etched his spot in pop-culture history. But Lang’s toughest challenge as an actor, which is one he created for himself (rather than... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Actor Tim Joyce is a character actor, through and through. If you’ve seen him on stage with Subversive Theatre Collective, Shakespeare in Delaware Park, or virtually any other company, or if you’ve caught his stand-up comedy act, you know his type: dry, acerbic, bitter, sour. Joyce spoils assumptions, though,... Read More

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Roy Vongtama was brutally honest when he interviewed for a residency post in 2001 at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles.Dr. Hubert Rodney Withers, one of the top radiation oncologists in the world, already had gone to school on Vongtama, and learned he also planned to interview at the acclaimed... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, April 8, 2016

1) Thawfest, 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). General admission is $39, while VIPs pay $59. Commentary: Mother Nature is cruel sometimes. For example, an anticipated event like Thawfest is greeted with snow, wind and temperatures in the 20s. [See photos from the Madd Tiki Winter Luau, a... Read More

By Joseph Popiolkowski » Monday, March 28, 2016

Mother Nature almost brought her squirt guns to Dyngus Day. But steady rain Monday dissipated by late afternoon when the parade marking the annual post-Lenten holiday kicked off from Clark and Kent streets on Buffalo’s East Side. The flirty tools of pussy willow branches and squirt guns were plentiful, while... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, March 18, 2016

“And dance like a wave of the sea.” When you see those words on a float rolling down Delaware Avenue, they can mean only one thing: Spring is here, whether it is or not. The tiny moppets dancing and shivering in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade defy, in their own little way, whatever nature has chosen to hand us.... Read More

By Reuben Wolf » Tuesday, March 15, 2016

A series of spectacles including poetry readings, lectures and open discussion will be the focus of International Women’s Month continuing through March at El Buen Amigo in a partnership between the Latin American Cultural Association and the Buffalo State Writer’s Network. “What we are doing is celebrating... Read More

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