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.
The Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution will be transformed into a Global Public Square this week. As WBFO's Mark Scott reports in our Chautauqua Preview, this week's speakers will illuminate some serious global issues.
More and more people are biking for transportation, exercise or just plain fun -- so much so, that Buffalo Spree devoted part of its August issue to the topic. On this week's Press Pass, the magazine's editor Elizabeth Licata joins WBFO's Mark Scott to talk about "Western New York on Two Wheels."
Plans to turn a historic section of Buffalo's East Side into a tourist destination received a shot in the arm Thursday when Lt. Governor Robert Duffy presented a ceremonial $250,000 check to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor Commission.
The author who edited Tennessee Williams's Notebooks is on a book tour. Margaret Bradham Thornton is touring in support of her new novel Charleston. Thornton appeared at Talking Leaves in Buffalo Wednesday. Tuesday at noon she appears at the Chautauqua Institution's Bookstore to sign copies. WBFO's Eileen Buckley had a chance to speak with Thornton, who spent a decade editing the writings of Williams.
This June 12, 1919 photo provided by PBS shows Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with their children in Washington. The seven-part Ken Burns' documentary, "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," premiers on PBS and WNED September 14th.
Credit AP Photo/PBS, Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY, Daniel J. White
Filmmaker Ken Burns' latest production, "The Roosevelts," will premiere on PBS in September. This week, Burns will be appearing at the Chautauqua Institution to talk about this and the other films he's produced during his illustrious career. More now from WBFO's Mark Scott in our Chautauqua Preview.
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.