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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pops season kicks off in cinematic fashion Sept. 24. John Morris Russell, the orchestra's effervescent new pops conductor, is presenting a tribute to film composer John Williams. That means music from "Jurassic... Read More

By Steve Sucato » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

One of the world’s oldest dance forms, Indian classical dance has survived for the past 3,000 years by adhering to its traditions. One important tradition is dance students honoring their guru (teacher) in performance. Graduates and alumni of... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 17, 2016

A new contract is in place.That was good news announced Saturday at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s season-opening concert in Kleinhans Music Hall. BPO musicians have reached an agreement with the orchestra’s management on a new six-year contract. The contract was ratified by the musicians Thursday, the orchestra... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, September 17, 2016

Buffalo has it going on. Just look at how the planets have lined up.The Buffalo Bills played their first home game on Thursday. Curtain Up!, the start of the theater season, was Friday. And on Saturday, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra kicked off its 2016-17 season. It is rare and significant to have these three... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 15, 2016

Buffalonians are a lively group. It's not often that we fall silent. But we pull it off at Kleinhans Music Hall, listening to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. And one of the deepest silences descended four years ago, when violinist Joshua Bell... Read More




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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 14, 2016

National Live Creative Day is a newly minted national holiday. Make it a good one. Wear a splashy hat. Pack a creative lunch. Do a chalk drawing. Pick up a cheap notebook and start a bullet journal. Then, think big. Buffalo is a creative... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, September 12, 2016

People say Kleinhans Music Hall is all curves. Such is its sleek, modern grace. But the hall began in the usual pedestrian way, with a cornerstone. And it's appropriate we celebrate the anniversary of the laying of that cornerstone, on Sept. 12, 1939.... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Get out your opera glasses. When the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra gives its first fall concert on Sept. 17, you'll want to take a close look at the orchestra. Three newly hired musicians will be on hand to go with the new season. Henry Ward will... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Wednesday, September 7, 2016

To some, Ed Sanders is one of the living experts on the subject of Charles Manson and his family and their slaughter of actress Sharon Tate and her friends. (Sanders’ biography of Tate came out in the spring.) To others less attuned to bestsellerdom, he is a legendary poet and counter-cultural presence – a former... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 1, 2016

Game day can bring a weird feeling. You open your door, walk outside, and ... Where is everyone? If you're not a sports fan, it might take you a second to realize: Everyone is at the Bills game. Or watching a football game on TV. And you might... Read More

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