Art/Theater

Art/Theater
1:54 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Theater Talk: New round of openings this May

Jersey Boys on stage at Shea's
Photo from Shea's Website

THEATER TALK FRIDAY RUNDOWN:

  • Many new theater openings this May
  • Jersey Boys is back on stage through May 18th at Shea's
  • What's on stage at TOY -- Flat Stanley
  • Last chance to see "A Clean House" at Road Less Traveled

Theater Talk can be heard live each Friday on WBFO, 88.7 FM at 6:33 & 8:33 a.m.

WBFO'S Theater Talk co-hosts Jim Santella & Anthony Chase.

Art/Theater
2:23 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

BPO at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Anticipation has been building for months as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra prepared for its performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The BPO performs Wednesday night.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Theater Talk: 710 Main new season, I Love Lucy

Photo from 710 Main Website

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.

Art/Theater
6:00 am
Tue April 23, 2013

UB composer blends poetry, electronics & orchestra

UB professor & composer David Felder (standing) working with Olivee Pasquet, sound artist and composer
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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.

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Art/Theater
10:27 am
Mon April 22, 2013

BPO sells more than 1,400 tickets for Carnegie show

BPO's JoAnn Falletta

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is breaking records as it continues it's "All Roads Lead to Carnegie Hall".  In less three weeks, the BPO will be performing on the stage at Carnegie Hall

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with BPO music director JoAnn Falletta.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Theater Talk: Road Less Traveled Productions' "The Clean House"

The Clean House
Photo from Road Less Traveled Productions Website

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley as they talk about the latest Road Less Traveled Productions play "The Clean House," premiering Friday night. 

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Theater Talk Friday!

Late Night Catechism at 710 Main

This week WBFO'S Theater Talk hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase chat about all venues of local and New York theater. 

WBFO'S Theater Talk hosts Jim Santella & Anthony Chase!

Art/Theater
3:56 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Small electrical fire at Smith Theatre

Smith Theatre at 652 Main Street, Buffalo
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Buffalo Firefighters put out a blaze at the Shea's Smith Theatre at 652 Main Street early Wednesday afternoon. 

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Art/Theater
10:32 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Neglia preparing the romantic, classical ballet Giselle

Silvina Vaccarelli & Mario Galizzi work on Giselle
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Neglia Ballet Artists has been preparing for Giselle. The romantic, classical ballet will be performed at Shea's Performing Arts Center next Thursday evening for one show only.

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Art/Theater
9:05 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Theater Talk: Fela at Shea's

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 Talk

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Art/Theater
1:21 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

MusicalFare Theatre expanding, adding cabaret space

Credit musicalfare.com

MusicalFare Theatre has announced plans for an expansion of its space on the Daemen College Campus in Amherst. 

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Art/Theater
10:19 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Shea's unveils Broadway Season

Joey from War Horse on stage at Shea's
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Shea's Performing Arts Center unveiled its 2013-14 M & T Bank Broadway Series Thursday night.

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Art/Theater
8:24 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Theater Talk: New line up of show openings

Buffalo United Artists
Photo from BUA Facebook page

This week on theater talk -- WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for co-host Jim Santella and joins Anthony Chase for a chat on local theater.

WBFO'S Theater Talk

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Theater Talk: "Mormon" tickets sell quickly

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.

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Art/Theater
10:00 am
Thu February 28, 2013

BPO's Falletta shares her memories of Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn
Photo from NPR

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday at the age of 78.  Known as a brilliant musician, Cliburn had the honor of playing for every American president since Harry Truman.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Peep Show: Hot Mess showcases artists

Squeaky Wheel's Peep Show Hot Mess
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

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.

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Art/Theater
9:35 am
Tue February 12, 2013

BPO to bring in young jazz composers & mentors

BPO's Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute
Photo from the BPO Website

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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Theater Talk: Pledge drive edition

WBFO's Theater Talk co-hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase offer their special  winter pledge drive edition.

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Art/Theater
6:30 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Theatre Talk: Gruesome Playground Injuries

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss "Gruesome Playground Injuries" and other local productions.

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Art/Theater
9:49 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Theatre Talk: Chita Rivera turns 80!

Chita Rivera
Photo from Facebook

This week on WBFO's Theatre Talk, co-hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss Chita Rivera turning 80. 

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Arts
9:16 am
Wed January 16, 2013

New Albright-Knox leader talks about coming to Buffalo

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley
  • 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. 

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Arts
1:51 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

New Albright-Knox director aims to bring "spirit of fun" to gallery

Janne Sirén, new director at Albright-Knox at a news conference inside the Gallery
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

The new leader of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is being called a "visionary" arts director with extensive European experience.

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Arts
5:36 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Albright-Knox taps Finn Janne Siren to be new director

Janne Sirén, new director at Albrigth-Knox
Photo provided by Albright-Knox

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.

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Arts
10:35 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Author Mick Cochrane on his new book "Fitz"

Credit canisius.edu

Mick Cochrane, a professor of English and director of creative writing at Canisius College, is a published author of short stories and four novels. His most recent,  Fitz, has just been published.

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Arts
10:07 am
Mon December 10, 2012

BPO: "All Roads Lead to Carnegie Hall"

Carnegie Hall
Photo from Wikipedia

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.

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Arts
12:26 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Theatre Talk: 'Tis the season for holiday shows!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever at Lancaster Opera House
Photo from Lancaster Opera House Website

This week on Theatre Talk  co-hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase rundown a number of holiday theatre productions. 

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Arts
10:02 am
Thu November 29, 2012

Kleinhans upgrades will be felt, not seen

Executive Director Dan Hart details the HVAC upgrades to the landmark music hall.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

By this time next year, Buffalo's Kleinhans Music Hall will be operating much more efficiently.

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Theater
4:17 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Theater Community Mourns the Death of Brother Augustine Towey

Brother Augustine Towey (1937-2012)
Credit Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News

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.

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Arts
10:27 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Neglia's Nutcracker ballet is a family affair

Nico & Sergio Neglia in the Neglia studio in Bufffalo
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Neglia Ballet Artists and The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will be delighting audiences this weekend with The Nutcracker at Shea's Performing Arts Center. 


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Arts
9:12 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Theatre Talk: 2012: End of the Road

2012: End of the Road
Photo from Road Less Traveled Productions Website

Theatre Talk hosts Jim Santella & Anthony Chase discuss 2012: End of the Road.  It's now on stage at Road Less Traveled Productions in Buffalo.

 

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