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By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, October 1, 2014

As someone who has moved through the orbits of progressive music, jazz, jam bands, sweaty hard rock, and alternative/indie rock over the decades,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Prince ended five years of relative silence - that cameo on television’s “New Girl” alongside Zoey Deschanel doesn’t count, although it was... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Quartetto Gelato was crossover before crossover really caught on. For 20 years, the freewheeling ensemble has been beguiling audiences with a... Read More

By The Associated Press » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will help christen a new St. Louis jazz center that organizers hope will serve as a venue worthy of the... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, September 30, 2014

“Bluebeard’s Castle,” the only opera by Hungarian composer Bela Bartok, is a brief, gripping journey into the dark. A handsome older... 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 » Monday, September 29, 2014

Today Carnegie Hall, tomorrow the world. In 2013, when the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra played Carnegie Hall’s Spring For Music Festival, the... Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Vocal Constructivists, “Walking Still” (Innova). The most beautiful piece, by far, on this wonderful collection of experimental... Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Ben Capps, cello, Ossia, Music of Bach, Schumann and Fitzenhagen (LP Classics). “Ossia” means “alternate,” and the gutsy... Read More

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Jazz Mark Elf, “Returns 2014” (Jen Bay Records). There’s quite a story here. This is popular jazz guitarist Mark Elf’s... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Sunday, September 28, 2014

Branford Marsalis wrote a note to Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead following this legendary show in March 1990, describing the sets of music he... Read More

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