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.
Some symphony orchestras in the U.S. have been struggling financially. The Philadelphia Orchestra filed for bankruptcy this past year. Other orchestras, like Chicago and Atlanta, have dealt with labor disputes. But the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra ended its fiscal year this past summer with a balanced budget.
CEPA Gallery continues its mission to present photo-related art to the community. CEPA will show off the works of 50 individuals at its Market Arcade studios in downtown Buffalo. CEPA's Visions of Greater Buffalo event is Thursday evening.
Just in time for the Halloween season, Jekyll and Hyde the Musical will open at Shea's Performing Arts Center. WBFO's Theatre Talk hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase kick off this week's conversation with a review of the show.
This week's Theatre Talk chat kicks off with a discussion on Young Audiences.
WBFO & AM-970's Jim Santella and Anthony Chase also review "A Streetcar Named Desire" -- now on stage through this weekend at Torn Space in Buffalo. And a reminder about Knuffle Bunny at the Theatre of Youth!
Buffalo pianist Boyd Lee Dunlop wowed music lovers around the world last year with the release of his first recording -- Boyd's Blues -- at the age of 85. The CD charted on billboard and was critically acclaimed.
Thursday evening Dunlop and his brother, Frankie, will be honored with their induction into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
WBFO & AM-970's Chris Jamele spoke with Dunlop about his music, his brother and the legacy that his induction represents. Life and time have softened Dunlop's dynamic voice.
St. Bonaventure University is celebrating the Feast of St. Francis with some special events. Tuesday evening Italian stage star Mario Pirovano will perform Francis, The Holy Jester by Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo.
St. Bona philosophy professor Dr. Michael Chiariello traveled to Italy where he convinced Pirovano to perform his internationally acclaimed one-man show in the U-S. He agreed.
WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley had the privilege of interviewing Pirvoano just hours after arriving in Buffalo to discuss his North American tour.
An iconic American folk rock duo has just embarked on a brand new tour.
The Indigo Girls are conducting their first-ever symphony tour. They will be performing on stage this Friday night, September 28 at 8 p.m. with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall.
WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley had a chance to talk with The Indigo Girls' Amy Ray, who explains why they decided to perform their hit songs with symphony orchestras.