It's time for the annual Arties in Buffalo! On this week's edition of Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase talks with WBFO's Omar Fetouh about Artovoice's annual Artie Awards. Chase founded the Arties in 1991 to recognize the work of the local theater actors and actresses.
710 Main in Buffalo has announced its brand new season. This week on Theater Talk WBFO's Jim Santella and Anthony Chase examine the new line up -- that includes "I Love Lucy". They also review other local theater performances around town.
A unique concert performance will be on stage Tuesday evening at UB's Lippes, Slee Concert Hall at the North Campus. University at Buffalo professor and composer David Felder has created a contemporary piece of music titled “Les Quatre Temps Cardinaux". WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Felder and his colleagues during a recent technical rehearsal.
This week WBFO Theater Talk hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase begin their conversation with MusicalFare Theatre plans for expansion. They also give us a sneak peak of Fela on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center for two shows only.
WBFO's theater critics Jim Santella and Anthony Chase review First Lady Suite at the American Repertory Theater and Road Less Traveled Productions' Seeds. They also touch on the quick sale of tickets to the upcoming Shea's Performing Arts Center presentation of The Book of Mormon.
Buffalo's artist-run media arts center hosts a high-energy fundraising party Saturday night at the Ukrainian Center on Genesee Street. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Squeaky Wheel's party known as "Peep Show" will feature art installations, screenings, performances and live music.
Some young jazz musicians are going to get their newest music played by a full orchestra. The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is one of three orchestras which work with the American Composers Orchestra to bring in young jazz composers and mentors to work with a full orchestra for a day and then get an opportunity to hear their music played by a full orchestra in a public performance.
Newly named Albright-Knox Art Gallery director Janne Sirén talks to WBFO's Eileen Buckley about coming to Buffalo.
The future of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery will be in the hands of a man with extensive background in international art. 42-year-old Janne Sirén was introduced at a news conference Tuesday. He serves as the director of Helsinki Art Museum in Finland.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has gone overseas to find its new director. Janne Sirén, director of the Helsinki Art Museum in Finland, will take over for Louis Grachos, who left the museum last year for a job in Austin, Texas.
The month of May might seem far away, but not for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The BPO has launched "All Roads Lead to Carnegie Hall," a fundraising effort to generate sponsors for it's May 8 performance in New York City.
The area theater community is mourning the death of Brother Augustine Towey, who founded the Niagara University Theatre shortly after arriving at the University in 1963 as a English professor.
Brother Towey, known to friends, colleagues and students simply as "Bro," built the theater group into a nationally renowned undergraduate theater program. He retired from Niagara in 2005, and died in Philadelphia yesterday after a long illness. He was 75.