In a summer when Brazil took center stage as host of soccer's World Cup, South America's largest country is receiving a week's worth of attention at the Chautauqua Institution. WBFO's Mark Scott reports on "Brazil: Rising Superpower" in this week's Chautauqua Preview.
A celebration of the 150th birthday of Frances Folsom Cleveland, an exhibit is now on display at the Robert H. Jackson U.S. Courthouse. The display highlights the life and legacy of the former first lady, who was a Buffalo native.
A locally produced video has gone viral as part of a fundraising effort for Buffalo's Central Terminal. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, the video is sure to make you smile as you watch a diverse group of citizens dance inside the historic city landmark.
Who is the best Buffalo City Council member? And where is the best place to hear comedy? The answers are coming up on this week's Press Pass as Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata joins our Mark Scott to talk about the Best of Western New York.
It's been a year since Egypt's first democratically-elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted from power. For now, Egypt is back where the nation was before the Arab Spring -- under the control of a military dictator. That's the backdrop as the Chautauqua Institution this week explores the Egyptian experience of trying to create a democratic government.
The sound of cannon fire will mark the arrival of an historic tall ship on the downtown Buffalo waterfront Thursday as the nearly 200-foot-long U.S. Brig Niagara arrives at Canalside. The Niagara helped defeat six British vessels in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. But that's not the only piece of history visitors will find on the city's waterfront. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports, a new boat is providing narrated tours of the Buffalo River.
The lineup for 10th annual Buffalo Infringement Festival was announced Tuesday evening. The festival is a free, non-profit event that allows people to perform in all art forms, including visual, musical, and media arts.
The Chautauqua Institution has scored quite a coup for week three of the summer season. Former New York Times editor Jill Abramson will speak at the Amphitheater Wednesday morning as part of this week's theme, "The Ethics of Privacy."
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery will hold a free public opening for a collection of paintings that will soon return on a year-long tour across the country. The exhibit “Sincerely Yours: Treasures Of The Queen City” will be in Buffalo until September.
The 2014 season is underway at the Chautauqua Institution. As WBFO's Mark Scott reports in our Chautauqua Preview, the first week includes an exploration of storytelling through the written word and much more.
The public art organization responsible for murals on Tonawanda Street and Elmwood Avenue is now looking to bring their project to Hertel Avenue. Community Canvases is looking for artists to paint signal box murals along the city roadway this summer.
Well-known Amherst Saxophone Quartet will be performing a free concert Friday afternoon at the Downtown Library Auditorium. It is a free performance as part of the "Judy Summer Concert Series" at the Library. WBFO'S Blues host Pat Feldballe sat down with a member of the Amherst Saxophone Quartet about today's concert, their work and the band's national success.
Eight skilled classical guitarists from around the world will be competing in Buffalo over the next four days. They have been selected to compete in the 2014 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, which begins Wednesday in the WNED-TV studios.
Dr. Maya Angelou died at the age of 86 Wednesday after battling a long illness. WBFO’s Ashley Hirtzel caught up with University at Buffalo Distinguished Professor Bruce Jackson to discuss the impact the poet, activist, and performer had on the nation.
Buffalo native and Nairobi resident Brendan Bannon is a photojournalist in Africa, often on assignment for Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and other international organizations. The New York Times, Popular Photography and others have published his works.
An unusual court case was heard recently in Ontario dealing with citizenship and immigration. Three longtime foreign residents were fighting for the right to become Canadian citizens, but without having to swear allegiance to the British Queen.
Western New Yorkers will be throwing plenty of Dyngus Day celebrations all day Monday. The day marks the end of Lenten season of sacrifice leading to Easter Sunday which Christians follow as the resurrection of the Lord.
After a long, harsh winter, many Western New Yorkers have spent some of the warmer days this month prepping their gardens for the summer growing season. In this week's Press Pass, WBFO's Mark Scott talks with Buffalo Spree Editor Elizabeth Licata about some of the issues gardeners face.