For 75 years, music lovers for all kind of performers have packed the seats in Kleinhans Music Hall, with the current chairs there for 46 years. The hall will soon have new seats but there will be fewer of them.
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is reporting a balanced budget for the last fiscal year, reflecting record season ticket sales and subscription revenues for the third consecutive year. Ticket sales were up 17 percent.
The bitter cold January temperatures are ideal for harvesting grapes for ice wine. But it demands that grape pickers head out to the vineyards in the coldest weather. Wednesday morning, they gathered nearly grapes from an Orleans County field. WBFO'S Jay Moran spoke with Jonathan Oakes, winemaker for Leonard Oakes Estate Winery.
Jews across Western New York are celebrating Hanukkah, which ends at sunset on Wednesday. WBFO special contributor Rich Kellman brings us a story of a local woman who has collected menorahs for a quarter-century.
Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 6:23 pm
Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.
Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.
If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious.
When Shark Girl moved into Buffalo in August she started a conversation via social media as to where she came from and what her creator Casey Riordan Millard was thinking by crafting her. WBFO’s Ashley Hirtzel talked with Canalside visitors and sat down with the artist and to find out how Shark Girl came to be.
Some women refugee and immigrants who come to Buffalo struggle with domestic violence and become easy targets for human trafficking. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the International Institute of Buffalo provides important services for these women as they try to live a new life in our city.
What is considered one of the oldest studio tours in the country continues Sunday near the beautiful Genesee River in Allgeany County. It the 27th annual Allegany Artisans Studio Tour. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley spoke with H.M. Bateman with Allegany Artisans. She said 39-studios will be opened to the public across the towns of Allegany.
A grand opening for an exhibit that honors the memory of Tim Russert opens to the public Friday. The Buffalo History Museum will hold a sneak preview for the media tonight. WBFO's Eileen Buckley got a private tour of the exhibit.
The WBFO Buffalo Blues Bash takes place Saturday night at the WBFO/WNED studios. The opening band is Buffalo's own Tommy Z Band and the headliner is a finalist in the 2014 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Billy the Kid and the Regulators.
In its ongoing quest to lure top-performing acts while fostering local talent, WBFO's Buffalo Blues Bash will feature two respected bands when hundreds of blues fans gather in the WNED/WBFO studios Oct. 18.
One of the performers from the legendary 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary will be in Buffalo this week. Noel "Paul" Stookey will hold a performance and lecture at 7 p.m. Friday at Canisius College in the Montante Cultural Center. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Stookey about the famous trio, his songwriting and his activism.
WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talking with Noel "Paul" Stookey from Peter, Paul and Mary. Stookey performs Friday night at Canisius College in Buffalo.
The Ellicottville Fall Festival begins this Friday. Kids always enjoy the fun at Pumpkinville in Great Valley or the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence. And there are any number of Octoberfest celebrations. It's all part of fall in Western New York.
Renowned artist Dale Chihuly sets the stage when JoAnn Falletta leads the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in Bela Bartók’s one-act opera, Bluebeard’s Castle Wednesday, October 1, 7 p.m. Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano, and Charles Robert Austin, baritone, perform the lead roles in this rarely-staged opera.
The Toronto International Film Festival starts Thursday. Over the years, the festival has become one of Hollywood's most important vehicles for launching new work and this year appears to be no exception.
An unusual public sculpture was unveiled at Canalside in downtown Buffalo Tuesday. The art project is one of several to be unveiled across the region as part of the Public Art Initiative, which is a collaborative effort between the city of Buffalo, Erie County, and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
A new public art piece is being constructed outside the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library. The mural is one of several that will be put up as part of an Albright-Knox Art Gallery initiative across Erie County. A public art project is expected to be installed at Canalside over the next few weeks.
The Chautauqua Institution is in the midst of a three-year series that is exploring health care issues. This week, Chautauqua examines health care from the "bench to bedside." And as WBFO's Mark Scott reports in our last Chautauqua Preview of the year, this week will also feature a wide variety of music from classical and folk to rock and jazz.
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announced this year's inductees. Most of the winners appeared at the Buffalo History Museum Wednesday morning. The 2014 class includes VH1 President and Buffalo State graduate Tom Calederon.