Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Derek Gee

Tim O’Shei of The Buffalo News has been traveling around the country visiting Western New Yorkers who’ve had a big impact on pop culture. His latest feature in The Buffalo Connection series – which hit print yesterday – is a profile on Bob Kinkel, co-founder of the global music phenomenon Trans-Siberian Orchestra. For more than three decades, the Williamsville native has been sharing his music with the world, and his career is coming full circle.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

An Emmy-award winning electric violinist and composer has been working with Kenmore-Tonawanda students. Franklin Middle School orchestra students in Tonawanda rocked on their string instruments Friday with Mark Wood. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley was there to watch Wood work with students.