WBFO salutes Theatre Talk co-host Anthony Chase. He is being honored by the National Federation For Just Communities. He is among more than 30 individuals and organizations to be honored at the 2012 Community Leader Awards Luncheon will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Music has the power to touch the heart, to move you, to make memories that can last a lifetime. Nobody knows that better than Gene Setel of Buffalo. As a teenager, he was an usher at Kleinhans Music Hall. That was a long time ago. He started at age 12, but he was 16 when he ushered for a concert event that he will never forget. “Never seen anything like that night,” he says. “It was just overwhelming
It was may eighth, 1945. Hitler was dead. The Japanese had yet to surrender. But it was the beginning of the end of the Second World War. British Prime Minister Winston
Holiday music is practically inescapable and many songs commercialize the true meaning of Christmas.
But one song was actually written in England in 1780 as a catechism lesson to teach young Catholics about their faith.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with Father Czeslaw Krysa, director of Worship for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and rector of St. Casimir's Oratory. He takes us through what Roman Catholics believe are the origins of the Twelve Days of Christmas.
The leader of MusicalFare Theatre is looking forward to the leadership change in County government. The 2012 county budget has restored much of the arts and cultural funding previously cut by outgoing County Executive Chris Collins. County executive-elect Mark Poloncarz, in addition to being open-minded to arts funding, has also included a member of the theatre community on his transition team.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to MusicalFare's artistic and executive director Randal Krammer at the theatre's recent "Unsilent Night" holiday fundraiser.
With the holiday season in full swing, many of the area theatres are featuring Christmas performances. This week Jim Santella and Anthony Chase offer reviews of few of the special holiday shows, including It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play wrapping up this weekend at the The Kavinoky Theatre in Buffalo. The Holiday Guys continues on stage at MusicalFare Theatre, starring Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch, and Eyewitness News weather man Mike Randall continues his holiday tradition as Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol.
A local theatre company is featuring a holiday celebration -- Once Upon a Celtic Christmas -- continues at the O'Connell and Company Theatre at ECC's North Campus through this Sunday.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley met in studio with the theatre's artistic and executive director Mary Kate O'Connell. She says her holiday performances are a blend of music, song, dance and stories mixed with Irish traditions.