Film Review – I Saw the Light

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Beloved by American music fans for his one-of-a-kind vocals and inspired take on the folk, blues, and gospel genres, the music of legendary country western singer-songwriter Hank Williams has lost none of its power in over the half-century since the ill-fated musician recorded such classic ballads as “Lovesick Blues”, “Your Cheatin’ Heart”, and “I’m So Lonesome I could Cry”.

An International Banquet of Edible Books

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Every year, WNY Book Arts Center invites artists, foodies, and book-lovers to design and display books intended to be consumed.  Each presentation is to be inspired by literary references, books, or the general form.  They are exhibited, documented, and then consumed.  Each piece is ranked by local celebrity judges and artist/chefs are awarded with prizes donated from local businesses.

Malcolm X (1992)

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MALCOLM X (1992)-  Spike Lee’s biopic starring Denzel Washington explores  the life and legacy of the controversial civil rights activist and black liberation leader. Presented as part of the Buffalo Film Seminars. Dipson Amherst Tue 7

Archie, Vol. 1

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What do you think of when you add an unwitting, red-headed engine of destruction, a love triangle and Pop Tate’s? If you know your comics, then you know I’m talking about Archie Andrews, the lovable (yet hormonal) teen at Riverdale High.

Y: The Last Man – Deluxe Edition, Book one

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In Brooklyn, a xNew York Police Department officer puts her firearm to her temple and says “All of the men are dead.”  This is the final panel of the first page of creators Brian K. Vaughan and Pie Guerra’s career-defining epic Y: The Last Man, a comic book that follows the last two creatures to carry the gender-defining Y chromosome on planet Earth. 

Stagefright – 3.31.16

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By Javier Actor/playwright/humorist Jesse Eisenberg (pictured above) is playing Lex Luthor in the current movie hit Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which broke some […]

War and Peace

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BPO program highlights works from the 1930’s relevant to today By Jan Jezioro Associate BPO conductor Stefan Sanders will be on the podium at Kleinhans […]

Michael and Rachel Ludwig

The Return of Michael Ludwig

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Glenn Cortese will be on two different podiums this weekend, when he leads his Western New York Chamber Orchestra in a pair of concerts featuring the music of J.S. Bach, Michael Haydn, and the local premiere of his own recent new work. The first performance on Friday, April 1 at 7:30pm will take place in Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. The Sunday April 3 event is at 4pm in King Concert Hall, on the SUNY Fredonia Campus. 

BMHA’s Commodore Perry Homes: about 400 of the complex’s 600 apartments are vacant. With a $40M annual budget to manage some 3600 rented units [a whopping $10,000 per unit per year] the BMHA still can’t pay its bills as properties decline. BMHA Commissioner Joe Mascia claims that while the BMHA has 5dozens of high paid [patronage] administrative positions, there is only one plumber and one electrician to service the entire 28 BMHA complexes.

Comptroller Disputes BMHA $3.5M Debt Forgiveness Claim

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By Matthew Ricchiazzi Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder issued a letter to the Buffalo Common Council disputing the Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority’s claim that it does […]

Three Sisters Islands was fenced and paved with expensive granite as part of the Niagara Falls State Park “Landscape Improvements” plan. Now it must be closed for several months of the year because people kept slipping and falling on the slippery stone

Pavers In Niagara State Park An Ongoing Scandal

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Two years ago this month, The Niagara Falls Reporter exposed what appeared to be a blatant case of bid-rigging perpetrated by the Saratoga Springs, NY-based LA Group, a landscape architecture firm chosen by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to implement portions of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $50 million Niagara Falls State Park “Landscape Improvements” plan.

Readers Follow Up With Ghost Stories and Pictures

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Following our publication of the picture of “Peg, the witch,” last week, a purportedly ghostly presence which appeared against the backdrop of a black couch in a North Tonawanda home, we have been haunted by readers who claim they have seen ghostly visitors in their own homes.

Dyngus Day Parade

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The adverse weather on Dyngus Day went largely unnoticed by both those marching in the parade and those watching. One lucky crew (below) had a bird’s eye view from the window of their house.

Emil with the Visions Comic Art Group.

“It’s On Like Comic-Con!”

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The Buffalo Comic-Con Special One-Day Spring Garage Sale Show is set to take place this Sunday, April 3rd at the Marriot Niagara on Millersport Highway. For convention promoter Emil Novak, comic books are more than a hobby; they’re a way of life. As the longtime proprietor of Queen City Bookstore, Buffalo’s oldest-running bookstore, Novak can confidently lay claim to being the greatest force of good for comic book lovers in our cities illustrious history.

Free Will Astrology

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to my astrological analysis, you would benefit profoundly from taking a ride in a jet fighter plane 70,000 feet above the earth. In fact, I think you really need to experience weightlessness as you soar faster than the speed of sound.

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

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From Wild Friendship Beer (Brasserie Cantillon, Allagash Brewing, Russian River Brewing) and Saison du Buff (Dogfish Head, Victory, Stone Brewing) to Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America and Devils Backbone’s Adventure Pack, collaboration in the craft beer world has long been an important, if not entirely necessary, part of the industry. 

News of the Weird – 3.31.16

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Murders are being committed over hair weaves, reported WMC-TV (Memphis, Tennessee) in March, with one likely explanation being a belief that a person who acquires tufts of human hair surely acquires the fortunes — good or bad — of the person who grew the hair.