kenan center

The Kenan Center has been one of several Western New York art galleries navigating through COVID the past year. For the next month, they are opening their doors by appointment, showing works from Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, a group that supports adult artists with disabilities.


The em-power of music in the Women's Suffrage Movement

Aug 26, 2020
Mary Brennan Taylor / Kenan Center

Music isn't just easy on the ears, it has been used as a rallying cry by political and social movements for centuries. As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of a woman's right to vote being signed into law today, WBFO took a look at the em-powerful role music played in the Suffrage Movement.

WBFO Photo/Nancy Fischer Painting: Craig Thomas

A vivid picture comes to mind when we hear the phrase “Women’s Movement,” but the protests of today in Washington, D.C. had their roots in the women’s suffrage movement, a protest that lasted for decades and resulted in the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote 100 years ago.

Press Pass: Best of WNY 2016

May 31, 2016

The June issue of Buffalo Spree features the magazine's 11th annual Best of Western New York list. As usual, the list celebrates the best of dining, theater, music, politics, media and more.

courtesy Lace Up Promotions

(Editor's Note: following the release of this story, the scheduled heavyweight bout mentioned in this article was canceled as a result of the champion reportedly not appearing to fight. WBFO was not advised of the cancelation in advance.)  

It's not often that the challenger in a world title fight can arrange to have the bout hosted in his hometown. But Lockport's Amer Abdallah will get to try for the World Kickboxing Association light heavyweight championship in front of a hometown crowd Saturday night.