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Western New Yorkers are well familiar with helicopter rides over Niagara Falls. But Buffalo's waterfront has gained so much parkland, expanded marinas, restaurants and housing, soon it may get a heliport.

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Some pockets of Buffalo are buzzing thanks to urban redevelopment of an unexpected kind. The recently implemented Green Code has officially legalized what used to be an underground practice in the city of Buffalo: urban beekeeping. Residents have found an array of uses for it, from gardening and education to revitalization of neglected urban landmarks.

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By using multiple venues on multiple weekends, the Response Performance Festival stands out among the region's busy summer festival season. Torn Space Theater, which produces the event, begins the festival this weekend with "The Gathering" at Silo City.


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An idea is being pitched to preserve relics from Buffalo's history and encourage economic growth in the surrounding neighborhood by designating waterfront grain elevators as a national park.


The Response Performance Festival covers four days, uses three venues and allows access to an historic steamship. The event, which starts Thursday, is the latest ambitious effort from Torn Space Theater.


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A new attraction at Silo City aims to connect local residents with Buffalo’s historic waterways. Silo City Paddling Company recently launched its inaugural season along the Buffalo River, renting kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.

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With Curtain Up! only five weeks away we still have several openings, some closings, and one play held over by popular demand.

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After being left to crumble for several years, the grain elevators now known as Silo City are fast becoming the center of a wide variety of events.

It is a very busy weekend for festivals and events in Buffalo.

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Silo City serves as center stage again for what's being called a presentation of new experimental music and sound art. Following Thursday night's preview, "Decay/Reverberate: Site Specific Sound at Silo City" will run through Sunday.

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Accolades and large crowds accompanied "Motion Picture," the site-specific piece produced for Silo City in 2013 by Torn Space Theater. Producers hope to replicate that success this weekend with "STOREHOUSE."

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Artists from near and far continue to be drawn to the possibilities of Silo City, the collection of grain elevators along Buffalo's waterfront. That trend continues this weekend with a staged reading of The Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen.

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Hundreds of people were in on hand at Silo City Thursday night as part of the Congress for a New Urbanism. The event was surrounded by the city's past and present.

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott.  They touch on Motion Picture, a Torn Space Theater performance installation at Silo City this weekend.  Tony also touts some of this year's Shaw Festival productions.