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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Looking to embrace spring? Here’s your chance. “Spring Awakening,” the six-time Tony Award-winning musical, opens Thursday in the Drama Theatre in the University at Buffalo... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Marty Merkley, the Chautauqua Institution’s vice president and director of programming, is retiring after 25 years on the job. Merkley, who is credited with helping Chautauqua grow and thrive... Read More

Saturday, December 27, 2014

By Tim O’SheiNEWS CONTRIBUTING REVIEWERIt was the fast-food version of “Dancing with the Stars”: tasty in small bites, served up to a crowd that swallowed every last morsel, and... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Friday, December 26, 2014

The revolution took place a couple seasons ago when the definition of the word “star” on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” was peacefully overthrown.That... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Saturday, December 6, 2014

I first saw “The Nutcracker” performed live more than 30 years ago, and my hazy recollection of that elementary school auditorium performance could be summarized in two words –... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, November 8, 2014

When Jon Lehrer moved his eponymous dance troupe to Buffalo in 2008, he was determined to build the company into an internationally recognized touring outfit with a diverse global audience.What he... Read More

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

“Dancing with the Stars” is packing up its ballroom and hitting the road. And the first stop is in Niagara Falls. The long-running ABC competition show, which pairs celebrities with... Read More

By Nancy J. Parisi » Sunday, November 2, 2014

An amalgamation of rock opera and dance recital electricity filled venerable Shea’s Performing Arts Center Saturday night, when Shaping Sound jolted onto the stage with acts of athleticism and... Read More

Thursday, October 30, 2014

When is dance more than dance?When it is Shaping Sound. That’s the name of a group of dancers who are going beyond the basics to give shape and sound to the form as “visual... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, October 28, 2014

“Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme” means “The Middle-Class Gentleman.” The playwright Moliere wrote the broad comedy in 1670 as a private entertainment at the court of the Sun... Read More

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