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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, March 28, 2015

“Bravo Beethoven!”A man in the balcony shouted that last Saturday, when the prolonged applause after the Ninth Symphony finally died... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 26, 2015

“I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old who is able to relax and have some private time out of the spotlight.” And with that,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 26, 2015

A diverse lineup of musical acts fitting loosely beneath the alternative rock umbrella has been announced for the University at Buffalo’s... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Thursday, March 26, 2015

Listening rooms are largely a Nashville thing. So much so that many people in these parts may not even know exactly what a listening room is. But... Read More

Thursday, March 26, 2015

JazzJose JamesYesterday I Had the Blues: The Music of Billie Holiday[Capitol]∆∆∆Jose James calls Billie Holiday his... Read More




Turn to the News critics when you are making decisions about dining, drinking, music, movies, theater, art and what is happening in WNY.

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Buffalo Chamber Players – joined by dancers from the Neglia Ballet – are going far back in time and exploring the early Baroque. They are... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Thursday, March 26, 2015

Whether as a songwriter, singer or performer, Neil Diamond has left his mark on American music. One selective scan of his accomplishments includes a... Read More

By Kris Kielich » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Decemberists are a bit of an anomaly in the music world. The band’s balladry and folk rock storytelling earned a Grammy nomination and won... Read More

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Aurora OrchestraRoad Trip[Warner Classics]3 starsA lot of this album is pretentious but I like the idea of what the Aurora Orchestra is trying to do,... Read More

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

PopMini MansionsThe Great Pretenders[Friction]3 starsHow do you make existential despair sound like fun? Pop music has wrestled with this conundrum... Read More

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