- One hundred-and-fifty years before wire walker Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls a Frenchman named Charles Blondin walked did the feat. He did it multiple times; he did it blindfolded; he did while carrying his manager on his back; he sat on the rope to cook and eat an omelette; and he did it on stilts.
- Prince Roger Nelson, also known as Prince, was found dead today at his Minnesota estate. He was 57. After being
- Artvoice photographer Christina Cooke hopped on the NFTA train to First Niagara Arena to get some shots of The Donald.
- “The younger generation of jazz players are very aware of the older guys,” said sax player Ellen Pieroni. “Pausa Art House has really brought a lot of that together because they feature a lot of younger artists, as well as the classic Buffalo jazz musicians and these people meet. Actually, that’s what I was most excited for with my jazz fest.”
- “I believe I have the right skill set to be mayor,” said Schroeder during a wide ranging interview this week in his 12th floor City Hall office citing his 25 years in the private sector before he began his elective career as a county legislator in 2002.
- If a Martian came to earth and watched what the state does when it “regulates,” she might scientifically report that the government just mugged a guy who was minding his own business. Alas, the progressive state lies with words to cover up its crimes.
- Every 10 years a Charter Revision Commission is formed by the Erie County Legislature to review and propose changes to the Erie County Charter. It consists of 19 volunteer members.
- Since this publication broke that story last month, BMHA Chairman Mike Seaman has come under fire for an alleged conflict of interest.
- Republican County Clerk Chris Jacobs has released a video promoting his candidacy for the State Senate, distributed on his Facebook page and via YouTube.
What's Happened Reboot
- > by Brian Campbell Pilsners come in all shapes and sizes. From the soft and floral bitterness of Czech (Bohemian) styles to the spicy hop flavors of classic German (Bavarian) styles, pilsners are often a delicate, crisp and thoroughly refreshing beer.
- The president of Minor League Baseball, Pat O’Conner, was in town last week, making the visit to Coca Cola Field to deliver a prestigious award to Buffalo Bisons third baseman Matt Dominguez.
- O ne of the works in the current Nina Freudenheim Gallery show of photographs by George Woodman is called Hymn to Classicism. It consists of collage-effect vertical strips of various Greek or Roman classical or classical revival sculptures, and one--one vertical strip--salon academic classicism painting. But most of the works in the show could be called hymns to Classicism, which they reference in various ways. Often by incorporating images of classical sculpture--often signature classical manner nude figural sculpture--or classical architectural elements, a Corinthian order capital, other architectural fragments. Sometimes by including a nude--or partially nude--model in conjunction with the …
- Amy Williams, a Buffalo native and video artist Aaron Henderson, two acclaimed Pittsburgh-based artists, have been working for over a year on this collaboration, which is the culminating project for Williams’ year as a prestigious Guggenheim Fellow.
- Anthony Chase Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-1990) was one of the great entertainers of the 20th century. If you are of a certain age, and the 1960s, ‘70s, or ‘80s loom large in your cultural memory, chances are that Sammy was a big part of your life.
- Opening DIRTY DANCING, The Classic Story on Stage, touring production of the musical based on the popular movie, presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. May 3-8, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org
- Three of the most popular movie musicals of the 1980s, Flashdance (1983), Footloose (1984), and Dirty Dancing (1987) have been adapted for the stage but only one of them ever made it to Broadway. Footloose opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on October 1998 and ran for almost two years.
- OPENING THE AMERICAN SIDE- Independent film shot partially in Buffalo about a low-rent detective searching for a long-lost design by
- Theatres Amherst Theatre (DIPSON) 3500 Main St (834–7655) amherst.dipsontheatres.com A Hologram for the King (R) •Miles Ahead (R) • Elvis
- I was seduced by the fact that the book was originally a webcomic on DeviantArt, and I freaking love DeviantArt.
- Periods like Bullet Holes by Benjamin Brindise I bought a notebook on the day another gunman opened fire in San
- Without a doubt, I’ve achieved all my New Year’s resolutions I was tired and drained most of the time, feeling
News of the Weird
- by Chuck Shepherd The Internet’s Promise Fulfilled (for Men, Anyway) • Japan’s Tenga toy company appears to be first on
- “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free,” said novelist Ralph Ellison. Would you consider making that a paramount theme in the coming weeks?