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BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta joins Buffalo Chamber Players for Performance

BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta joins Buffalo Chamber Players for Performance

Though renowned as an internationally acclaimed Grammy-winning conductor, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director JoAnn Falletta is also an accomplished guitarist. On Wednesday, April 23, Falletta puts down her baton and picks up her guitar for a rare Western New York appearance on her original instrument in a performance with the Buffalo Chamber Players. The program, "Arrangements & Transcriptions," takes place at 7:30pm at Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway, Buffalo, NY. 

Buffalo Chamber Players Artistic Director Janz Castelo says of the program, "Arrangements and transcriptions have existed for as long as music has been around and composers have created them for varied reasons including artistic, educational and at times financial. Our concert celebrates the art and skill of arranging and we are thrilled JoAnn Falletta is joining us for the program." 

Ecclesiastical Textiles & Linens & Lace: a Celebration of Needlecraft Buffalo Religious Arts Center

Ecclesiastical Textiles & Linens & Lace: a Celebration of Needlecraft  Buffalo Religious Arts Center

This two component exhibit  takes place at the Buffalo Religious Arts Center, 157 East Street, Buffalo, NY in Historic Black Rock.

ECCLESIASTIC TEXTILES includes a large collection of handmade vestments, linens and canopies that will be on exhibit  from May 3 - 11 from 11-3 PM.

LINENS & LACE: A CELEBRATION OF NEEDLEWORK includes vintage handmade linens such as cross stitch, tatting, cutwork, and embroidery from the collections of residents in the area on exhibit May 3 & 4 from 11-3 PM.

Accompanying the exhibit will be a presentation of the History of Irish Lace by Veronica Hogle on Sunday, May 4 at 2 PM.  Her collection includes a Limerick lace christening dress similar to the one given to John F. Kennedy for John Jr. on a visit to Ireland.

 

Admission $12 for both exhibits and presentation

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

Dog Ears Bookstore to Host Irish-style Book Fair

 

An Irish-style book fair featuring Irish food, book signings, prizes and much more will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, located at 688 Abbott Road in South Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.

Highlights of the event will include storytelling and activities for children ages 4 to 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., an authors’ panel on the topic “Writing from the Heart” from 1 to 2 p.m., and an open mic from 3 to 4 p.m. Several local authors will be participating.

BNHV to Participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program

BNHV to Participate in Heritage Preservation's Conservation Assessment Program

 

Heritage Preservation is pleased to announce that Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). BNHV joins the 2,800 museums that have participated in CAP in its 22 year history of serving museums. 

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

Drums Along the Waterfront Announces New Venue; Tickets Now Available

The popular Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions drum corps event returns to Western New York on Sunday, Aug. 3, at a new venue! Tickets are now available for this musical spectacle, taking place at the University at Buffalo football stadium.

“Due to the major renovation project taking place at Ralph Wilson Stadium, we’ll be moving back to the University at  Buffalo where we held successful competitions in both 2003 and 2007,” said event organizer Jack Gaylord Jr. “We need the right setting and stage for the greatest corps in the world and the many thousands of fans who will be cheering them on, and the University at Buffalo can accommodate all of our needs.”

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

Local Artist Matt Schreiner Painting His Way Into the Hearts of Many

 

It’s quite an accomplishment when you can take a hobby and turn it into a career. It becomes a remarkable achievement when you can expand upon that career so that it will benefit countless others in your community and across the country.

But that’s exactly what 26-year-old Orchard Park resident Matt Schreiner has been able to accomplish, with amazing results. After graduating from Niagara Falls High School and Buffalo State College, where he majored in education, Schreiner decided to follow a different career path. This path focused on his artistic abilities and his love of sports and especially his hometown teams, the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.

Exhibits, Classes Continue at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

Exhibits, Classes Continue at Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery

 

Enjoy The Journey Art Gallery in West Seneca has several creative events and classes planned throughout the months of April and May. The gallery is located at 1168 Orchard Park Road.

The popular Wine, Women & Art class returns from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10.  A girl’s night out, participants in this month’s class will paint a pair of wine glasses and a wine decanter in a grape motif. All supplies are included and the cost of the class is just $25. To reserve your place, please call 675-0204.