St. Bonaventure University is celebrating the Feast of St. Francis with some special events. Tuesday evening Italian stage star Mario Pirovano will perform Francis, The Holy Jester by Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo.
St. Bona philosophy professor Dr. Michael Chiariello traveled to Italy where he convinced Pirovano to perform his internationally acclaimed one-man show in the U-S. He agreed.
WBFO & AM-970's Eileen Buckley had the privilege of interviewing Pirvoano just hours after arriving in Buffalo to discuss his North American tour.
Springville is home to thriving arts community that is only about a half-hour south of Buffalo.
In this small rural town, the Springville Center for the Arts is leading a renaissance of sorts. The mostly volunteer-run Center went from an initial annual budget of $5,000 to today undertaking a two-point-one-million-dollar capital campaign to renovate the church it now owns outright and calls home.
Thursday night the Center opens with "Guys on Ice". WBFO'S Marian Hetherly took a ride down Route 219 to check out a recent rehearsal and produced an audio postcard:
This week marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year -- the longest and most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.
To celebrate, the Chinese Club of Western New York and the University at Buffalo Confucius Institute are planning a free afternoon of lively music, dance and martial arts demonstrations this Saturday at UB's Center for the Arts.
When I arrived at a recent rehearsal for Saturday's event, a group of about 10 adult dancers were practicing a Tibetan Dance of Peace.
Buffalo, NY – The Theatre Talk guys are a little breathless this week. They've been busy making their way around town to all the shows opening before the curtain officially goes up on the new theatre season.
Buffalo, NY – This week the Theatre Talk guys explore a theme of youth, with reviews of productions by the Chautuaqua Theatre Company, the new theatre group Post Industrial Productions, and Fame at ArtPark.
Buffalo, NY – Shakespeare is in the air - at least for another week. Jim and Tony remind everyone not to miss the final week of As You Like It at Shakespeare in Delaware. They also preview the Chautuaqua Theatre performance of Love's Labour's Lost.
Buffalo, NY – Sondheim's "Follies" are featured this week on Theatre Talk as Jim and Tony preview the one night only fundraiser performance for Buffalo United Artists.
The show stars a cast of Buffalo's musical best, including WBFO's own Kelli Bocock Natale. And there's music in highlight with a look at Niagara University's musical review of The World Goes Round. That and much more this week on Theatre Talk.
Buffalo, NY – The Chautuaqua Theatre is highlighted in this week's Theatre Talk. Jim and Tony preview the Southern Tier theatre's production of Anton Checkov's Three Sisters. And they tell us about an historical drama being performed at Buffalo's waterfront. That and much more on this week's Theatre Talk.
Buffalo, NY – If you missed the Artie awards on Monday, don't fret. Jim and Tony have a complete run-down of the winners, the highlights and the sentimental surprises. And hear what the Theatre Talk guys have to say about the touring production of West Side Story now playing at Sheas.
Buffalo, NY – Get a sneak peak at this year's Artie awards event coming up Monday with a preview from Jim and Tony. The Theatre Talk guys give you scoop on all the behind-the-scenes highlights of this 21 year-old awards ceremony for the Western New York theatre community.
Buffalo, NY – Jim and and Tony ponder their final recommendations for theatre worthy to see before the end of the world. Historic Shakespeare tops their list and "Good People" on Broadway gets a nod.
Their tongue-in-cheek recommendations also include some local productions, in case you want to be closer to home for the Rapture. The American Repertory Theatre of Western New York offers "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," O'Connell and Company opens "Mame." And much more.
Buffalo, NY – This week Jim and Tony preview a gala being held tomorrow at Road Less Traveled Theatre. It will feature actor and acclaimed playwright Stephen Adley Guirgis. And they talk about the New Phoenix original play Fillmore. That and much more on this week's Theatre Talk.