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The H.H. Richardson building at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center sat derelict for years until preservationists saved the Elmwood Avenue landmark and started turning around the vast structure. The latest addition is a giant new sculpture outside the entrance of what is now a hotel and soon-to-be architecture center.

Shea's Performing Arts Center

A combination of classics and new tours add up to a big year for Shea's Performing Arts Center's fall season.

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 News photo by Eileen Buckley

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. 

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Some Kenmore East High School students completed a portrait of a 14-year-old Pakistan teen seriously wounded by the Taliban for standing up for freedom. 

South Buffalo native Mike Maccalupo is back on the book store shelves with his new novel Murder at Ravenswood Hall. 

Most of the book is set in North Carolina, but key events take place back here in his home town.  WBFO & AM-970's Mike Desmond had a chance to speak with Maccalupo about his work.

Central Terminal

Buffalo's Central Terminal has emerged as the big winner in the National Trust Buffalo Challenge. 

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company announced that Buffalo’s Central Terminal has received the most votes winning a $10,000 preservation grant.

The Central Terminal competed against three other local sites -- the Colored Musicians Club, Graycliff, and the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site. 

Buffalo Spree photo/Joe Cascio

A vacant library building has been shuttered for six years in Buffalo's Central Park neighborhood.  The Fairfield was closed as part of consolidation.  But Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata says neighbors are frustrated and the city doesn't seem to be revealing future redevelopment plans.

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley welcomes Licata to our weekly Press Pass interview line-up as they discuss Licata's on-going Buffalo Spree series called "Preservation Ready" that focuses on the Fairfield Library.