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UB Symphony Orchestra First Spring Concert

UB Symphony Orchestra First Spring Concert

Daniel Bassin and the UB Symphony Orchestra present their first spring concert, Fin de siècle Paris and Swan Lake, at Lippes Concert Hall on UB’s North Campus, March 9, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is free. Contact Daniel Bassin at 716-645-0627, or by email, for more information, or visit the orchestra on Facebook

Come join the UBSO in their first concert of the spring semester!

Home County Folk Festival is Music to the Ears of WNYers

Home County Folk Festival is Music to the Ears of WNYers

We all know how Western New Yorker’s love a good festival, so you’ll be pleased to learn that preparations are well under way for nearby London, Ontario’s famously popular Home County Folk Festival, July 15-17.

The 38th “Retro Revolution” festival, held in beautiful Victoria Park, is wheelchair accessible and close to Richmond Row shopping and downtown hotels. This admission by donation event features 25 of Canada's best roots, traditional and indie folk/pop acts. Blues, bluegrass, Celtic and country influenced artists are also presented. 

You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival

Sales and display of a variety of fine arts featuring 40 Western New York artisans. Music, crafts for kids and much more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St., Clarence; Free. 689-1039

Slaughter Announces 2011 Congressional Arts Competition

Slaughter Announces 2011 Congressional Arts Competition

Rochester, NY -- Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, is proud to announce that works of art are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. The competition is open to high school students who reside in or attend school in the 28th Congressional District. To find out if you live or study in the 28th district click here

Once again, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) will be hosting the competition for Rep. Slaughter.

This year’s competition will be on Saturday March 26 in the NACC’s Grand Hall Showcase.  The winning piece from each district will be on display for one year in the US Capitol. The exhibition features exceptional artwork from congressional districts across the nation. 

The Towne Players Present: Twentieth Century

The Towne Players Present: Twentieth Century

TONAWANDA, NY - The Towne Players present their spring show “Twentieth Century,” written by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and directed by William Hooley beginning this Friday, March 4th. 

A comedy set in the observation car of the Twentieth Century Limited, travelling from Chicago to New York, tells the story of an egomaniacal theatre producer Oscar Jaffe, and his former protégé, Lily Garland, who abandoned him for a Hollywood career.  Oscar is determined to sign her for his new show, and Lily is just as determined to ignore his advances, both professional and personal.

The show will be presented at the Sheridan-Parkside Community Theatre, located at 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive.

Shows will be performed on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM until March 12th.  There will also be one Sunday matinee, performed on March 6th at 2:00 PM.

Local Author to Sign Copies of Latest Book

Local Author to Sign Copies of Latest Book

TONAWANDA, NY – Albion resident and author Sheryl Stewart will be on-hand to sign copies of her latest work this Saturday, February 26th from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm.

Hosted by Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1451 Payne Ave., the book signing is designed to promote Stewart’s latest work, a Christian Children’s book, The Friendly Beasts: Stories of Jesus.

The novel is being raved as “a charming collection of short stories about the Nativity including modern versions of traditional legends and completely new stories. Within these tales, we see Jesus' birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection with new eyes: the humble eyes of our closest relatives in Creation, the animals. As they discover their part in God's Plan of Salvation, the friendly beasts—and a few not so friendly—enable us to discover the miracle of God's love for us all.”

Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar at UB and Turkish Coffee Night

Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar at UB and Turkish Coffee Night

You are cordially invited to "Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar" sponsored by Turkish Cultural Center Buffalo(TCC), UB Department of Anthropology and Northeast Turkish-American Scholars(NETA).

What: Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar

When: February 28, 2011 at 3pm

Where: Millard Fillmore Academic Center, Room 322, UB North Campus

We also would like to remind you upcoming Turkish Coffee Night event. There will be a presentation titled "Women in Turkish/Islamic Traditions" at this month's Coffee Night.

Free Turkish food, refreshments and Turkish Coffee will be served at the event.

What: Turkish Coffee Night