Today is a day movie lovers across Western New York have been anticipating. After being closed for several months to undergo extensive renovations, the historic North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue will again light up the silver screen.
A civil rights legend will appear in Buffalo Thursday to celebrate Black History month. Reverend Dr. Cordy Tindell Vivian will be a guest of Canisius College and led students in a reenactment of the Freedom March to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley had a chance to speak with Rev. Vivian about his work that traces back to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Buffalo's Central Park Grill has attracted the attention of a world-famous band. The Campbell Brothers, who have been featured on NPR, are holding six sessions that kicked off this month. The band is known for its Sacred Steel, African-American gospel music as well as soul and blues. WBFO's Eileen Buckley sat down with Darik Campbell and Buffalo musician David Michael Miller, who are teaming in this collaborative music venture.
The Buffalo History Museum has been on the hunt for the most interesting bridesmaid dress and story in Western New York. Last year, the museum featured a wedding dress contest. This year, in keeping with a wedding theme, it has asked women to dig deep into their closets for a bridesmaid dress.
A longtime expert on the peace movement is in Buffalo Thursday. Rosalie Riegle appears at D'Youville College for a 3 p.m. session with students in the college's Blue Lounge to discuss "Crossing Lines and Doing Time: The Many Voices of Social Justice." At 7 p.m. she appears at Canisius College to speak on "The Heart of the Peace Movement: Nonviolent Resisters Doing Time for Peace."
Chinese communities around the world are in the midst of celebrating the New Year. This occasion is one of the largest celebrations throughout the year in the culture, lasting a full two weeks and including a variety of festivities along with an array of foods.
A Buffalo State College graduate found himself unexpectedly smack dab in the middle of a Super Bowl commercial. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says Ian Rappaport was featured in the Bud Light ad the feature an array of stars through an unexpected journey.
As Monday marked the Martin Luther King Day holiday, news came from the State Education Department that the New York State Museum in Albany has discovered an audio recording in its archives of a speech King delivered in the early 1960s.
While Martin Luther King Jr. has been dead since 1968, the effort continues to remember him and tell upcoming generations why he remains important. WBFO's Mike Desmond was in Kleinhans Music Hall Sunday evening for the celebration.
Many Western New Yorkers marvel at the grandeur of Our Lady of Victory Basilica in Lackawanna, built in the 1920s. A local television crew from the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo spent hours researching and conducting interviews to create a documentary that will air across the U.S. It provides the back story of how the Venerable Father Nelson Baker accomplished the task.
A fundraising effort to save Saint Ann's Church and Shrine continue to move forward in Buffalo. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says a calendar is being sold in an effort to raise the needed funds to spare the 127-year-old church from the wrecking ball.
The work of a nationally-known wildlife artist is now on display at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown. Bob Hines is remembered as one of the great wildlife artists and illustrators of the 20th century. As WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, his work is now part of one the biggest exhibits in the institute's history.
The North Park Theatre is giving patrons a sneak peek at some of the improvements, architectural enhancements, and new artwork that have been added to the building since renovations began in June. Cinema lovers can see the improvements during a fundraiser gala Friday night.
With all the cold, wintry weather we've been experiencing, the thought of springtime flowers in bloom seems far off, but not for organizers of the first ever Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with the chairperson of the event, Trudy Stern, who is working with Japanese community members.
A dramatic piece of local history was reenacted Thursday night in Lewiston that was a result of the War of 1812. Two-hundred years ago, the British captured Fort Niagara and then attacked and burned Lewiston.
Amy Tan has been a prominent figure in American literature since her first novel, The Joy Luck Club, appeared. Now, she has another best-selling book, The Valley of Amazement. Tan spoke with WBFO's Mike Desmond during her recent visit to Buffalo.
The Buffalo and Erie County Public Library has launched its latest exhibit in the Rare Book Room and Ring of Knowledge. The Wonderful Wizardy of Baum features 14 first editions of the L. Frank Baum collection, including The Wizard of Oz.
There is an innovative new exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo titled "Shiver," created by Buffalo native and City Honors graduate Colleen Ludwig. Buffalo Spree editor Elizabeth Licata talks about that and shares some holiday cheer in this week's Press Pass with WBFO's Mark Scott.
The Buffalo Zoo provides our local community with is an educational opportunity to learn about wild animals and reptiles, their habitats and how they live. But for one University at Buffalo student -- she's been given a special chance to monitor the polar bears behavior up close.
The month of November has been declared Native American Month, a time set aside to recognize the significant contributions of America's first citizens. But as WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports, one local Native American says it is not enough in dealing with the current struggles of those living on native territories.