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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors would like to remind Western New York artists that entries for the Market’s 2011 poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 11. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

R E F E R: Three Poets from Michigan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Big Orbit Gallery, 30d Essex Street, Buffalo. Featuring Gina Myers, Sarah Jeanne Peters, & JodiAnn Stevenson. Free admission.

Gina Myers currently lives in Saginaw, MI where she edits Lame House Press and works as the Book Review Editor for NewPages. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009), and several chapbooks, including most recently September Requiem (Binge Press, 2010) and Heartbreaking Machines (Lazy Frog, 2010), a collaboration with Nate Pritts.

Allen Street Pasta Drive in Collaboration with "Blouses of the Holy"

Allen Street Pasta Drive in Collaboration with "Blouses of the Holy"

BUFFALO, NY - Renowned live performance artist Jeff Garbaz, well known for innovative video and visual screens at concerts and festivals, will be presenting his tenth installment of the annual Blouses of the Holy Led Zeppelin tribute show on February 19. In conjunction with this popular show, there is a wonderful event happening on Allen Street that evening, which deserves the attention of the community. Local businesses are participating in a food drive to benefit the Western New York Food Bank. Dozens of area businesses have committed to collecting food from their patrons to benefit the WNY Food Bank.

No Goal; Wide Right; Civic Indentity

No Goal; Wide Right; Civic Indentity
Last month as the World Junior Hockey Championships were underway in Buffalo, forward for Team America, Emerson Etem, tweeted this about the city, "Buffalo is a ghost town!! The worst city ever, it makes Medicine Hat look like paradise, never thought ide say that."   After this tweet went public and the city and media went ballistic, Etem was prompted to post an apology to his hosting city and the denizens citing weather as a reason why people don't come out.

So the kid said something stupid on a social network site primed for folks who love to blurt stupid things out into public light.

Before there was Houdini...

Before there was Houdini...

Buffalo’s Magic Man: The Fakir of Ava

He wore dark makeup and exotic clothing as he performed his magic tricks.

He was the first professional magician to do “gift” shows, where he would give away inexpensive trinkets as door prizes in between magic acts.  His audiences in the mid 1850s loved it, and “The Fakir of Ava” as he billed himself became very wealthy.

Buffalo Native, Broadway Actor Stephen McKinley Henderson to Visit WNY

Buffalo Native, Broadway Actor Stephen McKinley Henderson to Visit WNY

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Buffalo native, Broadway actor, and film star Stephen McKinley Henderson will be the guest of honor at a Saturday, April 30, 2011 special event hosted by Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP). The April 30th event, An Evening with Stephen McKinley Henderson, will feature an intimate look into Henderson’s life and work. The event will be held in the Albright-Knox Auditorium in Buffalo, NY and is open to RLTP subscribers as well as the public.

Music Is Art Announces 4th Annual Big Easy in Buffalo Mardi Gras Jam

Music Is Art Announces 4th Annual Big Easy in Buffalo Mardi Gras Jam

BUFFALO, NY - Music is Art announced the 4th Annual Mardi Gras Jam, part of The Big Easy in Buffalo music education and concert series.  Headlining the March 4, 2011 concert will be Tab Benoit, “A Cajun Man with the Blues”.  The concert will take place at The Tralf Music Hall in Buffalo.  Tickets are $23 in advance and $25 at the door, are available at www.ticketmaster.com or at 716-852-2860, and are on sale now.  All proceeds benefit Music is Art, a not for profit cultural organization founded by Buffalo native and Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac. 

Joining Tab Benoit will be New Orleans singer/guitarist “7th Ward Griot” Carl LeBlanc, Buffalo “booze infused blues & Americana” band The Heavenly Chillbillies, and the winner of a student battle of the bands.