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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Sunday, May 29, 2016

When it comes to classical music, it’s going to be a hot summer.One Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert sure to draw a crowd takes place July 19 on the new stage at Shakespeare in Delaware Park. Orchestra and actors will join in a free performance... Read More

Sunday, May 29, 2016

JAZZTheo Croker, “Escape Velocity” (Okeh). Theo Croker has the bloodlines, that’s for sure. The trumpet player’s grandfather was no less than the late, great trumpet master Doc Cheatham. Croker’s got the musical bloodlines, too. Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater – who appears on this record on “Love From the Sun”... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Friday, May 27, 2016

“From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death – all the things that are fundamental, all the things that, to the human spirit, are most profoundly significant, can only be... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, May 27, 2016

You got a paper bag with your program at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Friday morning Coffee Concert. And no, it wasn’t so you could take one of those yummy doughnuts to go. It was so you could pop it during Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”It’s not giving away too much to tell that. The real surprise is... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, May 26, 2016

Dear Gord Downie, Rob Baker, Paul Langlois, Johnny Fay and Gord Sinclair: Like all Tragically Hip fans, your families and your friends, we here in Buffalo are gutted by the news of Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis. We have nothing but our love and... 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.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

CountryCyndi Lauper, “Detour” (Sire). What’s obvious about Cyndi Lauper is that the comic figure who affects that Betty Boop Saturday morning cartoon voice and heart-of-Queens accent is a very different woman from the singer and songwriter. The woman who wrote “Time After Time” wasn’t kidding and Miles Davis... Read More

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Each year, News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers, Gusto editor Toni Ruberto and a host of News music contributors preview the summer concert season. For 2016, a full concert schedule, clean entertainment for tweens, a radio-friendly concert roundup, what's... Read More

By Mac McGuire » Thursday, May 26, 2016

As Buffalo music lovers quickly fill up their calendars with great touring acts and concerts passing through town, this seems to be as good of a time as any to remind people that summer is a perfect time to catch the countless number of fantastic locally... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 26, 2016

Buffalo’s summer of jazz is rich and laid back. Our festivals are relaxed, with grassroots origins. The Buffalo News’ Jazz at the Albright-Knox festival, for instance, was founded personally by Stanford Lipsey, The News’ longtime publisher,... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Thursday, May 26, 2016

Has the almighty internet killed the radio star? In a word, no. Sure, with the emergence of Pandora, Spotify and a variety of other streaming or subscription services for music lovers, it would be understandable if local radio regressed. But based on... Read More

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