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.
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.
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.
Dan Shanahan of Torn Space Theater sat down with WBFO at Silo City to discuss the Response Performance Festival.
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.
Dan Shanahan of Torn Space Theater discusses the Response Performance Festival with WBFO.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.