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'Time Share: An Historic Art Collaboration' Opens Tonight

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society has a fine collection of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings. It captures some of the earliest reflections of the region's growth after the City of Buffalo was chartered on April 20, 1832.

Although the Burchfield Penney Art Center collection includes an ever-growing collection of historic landscapes and portraits, through this collaboration with the Historical Society we are able to present an expansive exhibition of great paintings which demonstrate the riches of mid-19th and early 20th century work.

It is through collaborations between institutions such as ours, that we can jointly foster a better understanding of the origins of art in our region.

Opening Celebration: November 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Margaret L. Wendt and the R. William Doolittle Galleries

Burchfield Penney Art Center

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian on Red Jacket, Six Nations, War of 1812


Taylor to give lecture entitled: "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812"

Dr. Alan S. Taylor, a renowned and award-winning author and historian, will be at the History Museum Saturday, November 13, 2010, at 1:30 p.m., to speak on a subject near and dear to our city and region.

His lecture, "Red Jacket and the Role of the Six Nations in the War of 1812," is particularly apropos for the region and the museum now. Local interest is mounting with even more than the usual fervor as we ramp up for the 2012 bicentennial of the War of 1812. In addition, the museum currently has an exciting and in-depth exhibit exploring Red Jacket in the context of John Mix Stanley's monumental painting "The Trial of Red Jacket."

Grand Theatre Has Many Similarities to Shea's Buffalo

There’s nothing like celebrating the holidays with a live theater performance at the historic Shea’s Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo, truly one of the area’s architectural treasures. But did you know there’s another nearby theater that boasts a similar success story? 

BPO Student Ticket Pricing in Honor of 75th Anniversary

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- In honor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 75th Anniversary, students may purchase individual tickets for any M&T Bank Classic Series Concert* for only $7.50. Or, for only $19.35 they can purchase a Student Classics Pass and see all M&T Bank Classic Series Concerts* through June 2011.

The Student Classics Pass is good for walk-up seats day of concert only. All student tickets are held at Will Call, are non-transferable and require proof of a Valid Student ID when redeemed at the Box Office.

*Student ticket prices are not available for Classical Christmas and Lang Lang's Buffalo Debut.

Trocaire College to Host Artisan Show

A variety of talented local artisans will participate in a one day only show and sale to benefit Trocaire College – a portion of the proceeds from the show will support the Trocaire Alumni Scholarship Fund.  The “Artisan Show” will be held at Trocaire’s Russell J. Salvatore School located at 6681 Transit Road in Lancaster (behind Russell’s Steaks, Chops & More) on Saturday, November 20 from 11 am – 4 pm. 

First-Ever 'TOY Box Bash' to Benefit Theatre of Youth

Fundraiser Will Honor WNY Youth Supporters

Buffalo, NY – Theatre of Youth, a non-profit professional theatre company dedicated to youth, will host the first-ever TOY Box Bash fundraiser on Thursday, November 11 at 6 p.m. Taking place in downtown Buffalo’s Town Ballroom, the fundraiser will directly support TOY’s expansion of its Theatre School programs and outreach to Buffalo Public Schools. The event also will honor WNY individuals and groups who have led the way in enhancing the quality of life for area youth.

“Our goal is to grow support and passion for the arts by establishing TOY as a significant player in the theatre community and engaging the area’s youth,” said Allegra Jaros, fundraising committee chair, Theatre of Youth. “Funds raised at the TOY Box Bash will further allow us to help children experience the magic of theatre and develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts.”

Annual Red Jacket Awards to be given Nov. 18 @ BECHS

The Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society's Red Jacket Award is given annually in recognition of quiet, continued, unbroken devotion to civic progress. Created 53 years ago, in 1957, the award is based upon a medal presented in 1792 by President George Washington to the renowned Seneca orator and leader Red Jacket.

This year, the Board of Managers and Regents of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society has selected Wayne D. Wisbaum, and brothers Christopher T. and Finley R. Greene, as recipients of the award. Wisbaum is an attorney and devoted public servant, as is Christopher Greene. The late Finley Greene was a fundraising professional who aided many non-profit causes and organizations over the course of his decades-long career.