Violence flows at the Mexican border where many seek asylum in the United States. That issue will be highlighted Wednesday night as the 33rd Annual Father A. Joseph Bissonnette Lain America Event will be held at Daemen College in Amherst.
There are any number of organizations that help make Buffalo a better community. In the April issue of Buffalo Spree, editor Elizabeth Licata and her team of writers introduce us to groups formed in the past six years that are having an impact.
The entire month of March is devoted to Women's History. Locally, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women is holding its 5th year of events to celebrate women of the past, present and future. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley sat down the leader of the organization -- commissioner Sawrie Becker to discuss the fight for equal pay and generate awareness to stop human trafficking.
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.