If you're looking to shake off the winter blues with some laughter Mommy's Martini Hour 2: The Hangover hits the stage Friday evening as Buffalo United Artists presents the show at the Alleyway on Main Street. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked with Loriane O'Donnell and KerryKate Abel -- who considered themselves Buffalo's theater divas. O'Donnell and Abel are offering the cabaret-style, adult only show this weekend.
Two plays discussed in this week's Theater Talk re-imagine two classics. "After Miss Julie" takes Swedish playwright August Strindberg's very dark "Miss Julie" and moves it to Britain in 1945 after a Labor Party Victory. In both plays Julie has a one night affair with a man from a lower class and ultimately sees suicide as the only way to move forward. That opened last night at the Irish Classical Theatre and runs through March 22.
Newly elected Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie made clear one of his top priorities in his first news conference, where he called for passage of the Dream Act, which would offer college aid to children of undocumented immigrants.
In response to the high number of sexual assaults on college and university campuses, Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched theEnough is Enough campaign. WBFO'S Focus on Education reporter Eileen Buckley says it includes the Governor's proposed legislation to create a new law for all campuses.
The Buffalo Sabres face-off at First Niagara Arena Thursday night fresh off a big win Tuesday. This week on Behind the Bench, WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for Omar Fetouh speaking with Sabres Beat reporter Bill Hoppe. Hoppe said some injuries could be the next big problem for the team.
Budget talks began Wednesday, as Governor Cuomo met behind closed doors with legislative leaders to discuss school aid, economic development proposals and ethics reform. Cuomo’s push to reform practices in the legislature comes at a time when his nearly $1 million book deal is coming under closer scrutiny.
The terror group known as ISIS calls itself the Islamic state. But many western New York Muslims have denounced the organization and the brutality committed in the name of Islam. WBFO News contributor Rich Kellman has details.
WBFO News has received confirmation that the President of Canisius High School has announced his resignation. Rev. Joseph Costantino, S.J. announced his resignation Monday to the school's board of trustees and to members of the school and alumni Tuesday evening.
The Buffalo School Board meets in regular session Wednesday evening. The last meeting was filled with controversy and personal attacks against a deeply divided board. In this Focus on Education report WBFO'S Eileen Buckley asks some local leaders if they feel it's time for intervention.
Buffalo has added more summer youth jobs to its paid-internship program. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says even though it it is still winter, Mayor Byron Brown kicked off the annual Summer Youth Internship Program at Burgard Vocational High School to encourage students to begin applying for the May first deadline.
Frigid temperatures haven't stopped a California production crew from filming in East Aurora this week. In fact, they're moving right along and have put out a casting call for "extras" for scenes next week in the Wyoming County village of Arcade.
WBFO's Jay Moran spoke with Mascot Pictures Production Coordinator Markus Hill about the movie "Small Town Prince"...
Throughout February WNED/WBFO is recognizing everyday citizens of Western New York who are doing amazing things in their communities. Our “Making a Difference” project emphasizes the importance of volunteerism and encourages others to lend a helping hand. Here is the story of a community champion who is “making a difference.”
WBFO's Cheryl Hagen has the story of John Mika from The Teacher's Desk...
Tammy Schueler says she would have loved to hear the jury find Dr. James Corasanti guilty. But with the wrongful death lawsuit involving her daughter Alix Rice ending in a settlement, Schueler says she's moving forward.
There's a continuing push for public financing of campaigns, arguing it removes the influence of big money and allows challengers who would have trouble raising money to run. That push made its way to Council Chambers in Buffalo's City Hall Tuesday.
Both sides have agreed on a settlement in the civil trial against Dr. James Coarasanti. The parents of teenager Alix Rice filed the wrongful death suit against Corasanti, who was driving while intoxicated when his vehicle struck and killed Rice on Heim Road in 2011.