Words, photo and video by Seamus Gallivan
Goodness gracious, our weekly dual band encores at Live at Larkin have been a blast! Here are videos of the past three for anyone who’s missed them or would like to relive the “magic” - official term explained below. The first is the most recent, when Jony James Band and Dive House Union united to create what in my opinion was the greatest musical moment in Larkin Square history to date, and certainly the loudest ovation we’ve heard there. Read more
By Seamus Gallivan
Tonight at the Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St, 7pm), acclaimed Washington Post and former Buffalo News cartoonist Tom Toles will mark his annual homecoming by drumming with local Americana outfit The Outlyers and special guests such as Mary Ramsey and Pauline Digati in what he describes as, “a night of adventure and variety,” all for the benefit of Investigative Post (IP).
By Seamus Gallivan
This past Thursday, the Larkin Market got off to a glorious start as thousands of attendees took part in “social shopping” with some 65 varied vendors, from farmed and prepared foods to many forms of handcrafted goods (Buffalo News photo gallery here). While each Thursday in Larkin Square (745 Seneca St., Larkinville, 4-7:30pm, free) will offer light live music to help set the vibe – last week we had sounds from guitar, sitar, gyil (West African xylophone), and steel drums – some weeks will include even more for the attendees to enjoy, such as this week’s visit from Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper (BNR), Read more
By Josh Cozzo, board member, B Team Buffalo
Buffalo is affectionately known as the City of Good Neighbors, and one group that embodies this theme is B Team Buffalo. If you’ve never heard about B Team Buffalo, we are a dedicated group of Western New York residents who pride ourselves on taking an active role in the community by working to promote and better the city of Buffalo. The organization’s goal is to be a catalyst for change in the area by enhancing the quality of life in Western New York through partnerships and exemplary leadership. Read more
By Joe Doherty
Over 300 community members convened at the Makowski Early Childhood Center on Thursday night to discuss future development of the 1.5-mile stretch of waterfront land now known as the Outer Harbor. From the get-go, the theme of this “pre-planning” forum – the second of three hosted by Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation – was clear: all ideas are welcome. Read more
By Griffin Brady
Summer has arrived. Time to soak up some sun, reunite with old friends, meet new people and enjoy the many blessings the season has to offer. Just a short drive from the City of Good Neighbors you will find one of my all-time favorite summer spots – the Griffis Sculpture Park. From my first visit to the 200+ acre park, I simply fell in love. Laden with brilliant sculptures of all shapes and sizes, the stunning landscape of hills and ponds comes alive with thousands of visitors each year to come and explore, hike, picnic and become inspired. Read more
By Seamus Gallivan
We’re two-for-two with our new feature of a dual band encore at Live at Larkin free Wednesday concerts in Larkin Square - just as Week 1 was a winner with Vinnie DeRosa joining Neville Francis & the Riddim Posse for a couple classics from The Wailers, the Week 2 combo of The Albrights and Aircraft was “killer” – “Psycho Killer,” that is, the Talking Heads hit that was one of four songs performed before a roused crowd as each band took the lead for two. Read more
Starlight Studio and Art Gallery is once again bringing together Buffalo’s local favorites for their 2nd Annual Grapes and Hops in the Gallery on Thursday, July 17th, from 6-9pm. Located at the art program of the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY (LDA of WNY) at 340 Delaware Ave. in downtown Buffalo, Grapes and Hops in the Gallery showcases local beer, wine, food, music, and of course, art!