A Musical Feast – “À la française”

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The final concert in this season’s “A Musical Feast” series will take place in the Tower Auditorium of the Burchfield Penny Art Center on the Elmwood side of the Buffalo State College Campus on Friday May 13 at 8pm.






Stagefright

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Broadway legend, lyricist Sheldon Harnick (pictured above) will receive a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement at this year’s ceremony. Harnick, who turned 92 this past April 30th, has two of his musicals running on Broadway this season.






A Baseball Oddity: The “Switch Pitcher”

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He is a “switch pitcher”, capable of throwing from either the left or the right hand. And in fact, to hone his craft, over the years he has had a specially produced baseball glove made for him with four fingers and two thumbs, to allow him to seamlessly switch from right to left as the situation warrants.






News of the Weird

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Among her complaints: “turning pale” in the “harsh light”; lack of “Guerlain’s moisturizer”; inability to look at herself for months (because glass mirrors are prohibited); and “worrying” about being hit on by “lesbians” (thus causing “wrinkles”).






Britain Stops Sale of Rare Falls Painting

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An anonymous North American buyer was the high bidder, but the sale immediately raised concerns with the British Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest (RCEWA), which recommended an export bar.






ECC Crisis Passed on to Elected Officials

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As expected, the board adopted a tuition increase of $138 a year for students, a number in the range of what we reported last week was likely, and also cut 50 vacant positions (we said 40 was likely) and dipped into the dwindling reserve fund for another $1.5 million to barely close a $7.5 million gap in ECC’s $108 million budget.






Raising the Jury from the Dead

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Jurors in this state and throughout the United States are firmly told by judges they must follow the judge’s instructions “on the law,” but in so doing, are the judges themselves following the law?






Making Our Ground Work

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Every plant that is in the farm was started in Anders home in Allentown from seeds. “We have 40 or 50 flats of various different plants growing in my living room. It’s like I’m living in a greenhouse, which sounds great, but it’s kind of humid.”