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15
Apr
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Community Music School Benefit to Take on Twenties Theme with “Life is a Cabaret”

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By Erin M. Waite, Development Coordinator, Community Music School of Buffalo

Travel back to the Roaring Twenties with “Life Is A Cabaret,” a cabaret-style show and fundraiser in honor of the 90th birthdays of Andy Anselmo, “New York City’s voice coach to the stars,” and Community Music School of Buffalo!

The event, which will be held will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 24th, in the Read moreRead more

14
Apr
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Just Announced: Herd Fest

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From Seamus Gallivan: Big ups to Buffablog for organizing this music festival, and thanks for inviting The Good Hood to join the fun – in addition to bringing a Music is Art instrument donation drive to the table, we’re gonna “bring the hammer down” with a jam-packed showcase lineup, to be announced in full in May – for now, enjoy a video tease below and check out all the other participants in the inaugural Herd Fest!

From Buffablog:

Spring has arrived in Buffalo, and just like that, things are on the up.  With summer in the city nearly here, we are happy to announce our next big party plans. Rather than do another stand alone showcase, we decided to be a bit more ambitious this time around.   Read moreRead more

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14
Apr
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Social Media Club to Check In at Larkin Square for Foursquare Day

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By Jerome Singletary

For the last five years or so, people have been collecting badges and stealing mayorships on the popular “check-in” app Foursquare, all in the name of making sure others know where they are at any given time. Naturally, once the app took off, the idea of Foursquare Day came up – and surprisingly, it wasn’t thought of by the makers of Foursquare but a group of social media lovers in Tampa, Florida.

Nevertheless, we now celebrate Foursquare Day every April 16th (4 squared =16 or 4/16!) and Social Media Club Buffalo is hosting the area’s fourth annual Foursquare Day party at Larkin Square Read moreRead more

11
Apr
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Second Annual BuffaLoveFest Set to Reign Over the Zoo

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The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for their second annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things “Buffalo.”

The inaugural BuffaLoveFest in 2013 was such a success that Zoo officials have decided to make the event bigger and better in 2014.

“We had a lot more people attend last year than we expected,” said Katie Jordan, the Zoo’s Senior Events Coordinator. “To accommodate a larger crowd, this year’s event will have more than double the amount of food trucks we had last year.”

Other additions include a special beer from Flying Bison crafted exclusively for BuffaLoveFest, a Read moreRead more

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11
Apr
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Comedians with Disabilities Act at Hallwalls Bringing Laughs to Benefit LDA

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By Parrish Gibbons, Director of Community Relations, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery

The Comedians with Disabilities Act (CDA), a comedy troupe made up all disabled comics, who after their first sold-out show got booked in such famed venues as San Francisco’s Punch Line and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, are in Buffalo tonight for a one-time performance.

“Lots of able-bodied comedians out there tell blind or wheelchair jokes and get the audience to laugh AT people with disabilities,” said Michael O’Connell, the group’s wheelchair representative and founder of the troupe. “But wouldn’t it be more fun for the crowd, we thought, to be invited to laugh WITH people with disabilities instead? Read moreRead more

9
Apr
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Bisons to Host Armed Forces Tribute Day Benefiting Buffalo Naval Park

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By Seamus Gallivan

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park’s Armed Forces Tribute Day committee and the Buffalo Bisons have teamed together not only to honor our military, but to raise funds for critical repairs to the park’s largest decommissioned warship, the USS Little Rock.

On Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17th, when The Herd take on the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (4:05pm first pitch, pre-game festivities beginning at 3:30pm), the Bisons will donate half the proceeds from the sale of special $10 tickets to the BECNMP, while welcoming numerous veterans organizations for in-game raffles and auctions. An elaborate pre-game celebration will include Read moreRead more

8
Apr
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City of Night Calls for Submissions from Visual and Performing Artists – VIDEOS

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By Seamus Gallivan

Calling all visual and performing artists – CITY of NIGHT Buffalo is seeking submissions for its third annual spectacle of creative place-making on Saturday, June 28th, 2014, at Silo City, a once-forgotten collection of warehouses and grain elevators on the revitalized Buffalo River. Read moreRead more

7
Apr
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Notes from the Larkin Soapbox, April Edition – Scholarship Fund & BunnyFest

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By Seamus Gallivan

As we prepare for our biggest summer yet in Larkinville – Food Truck Tuesdays start in May, when we’ll announce the lineup for Live at Larkin Wednesday concerts beginning in June, leading to the launch of both the Thursday night Larkin Market and new bar/restaurant the Hydraulic Hearth in July, followed by the August debut of the new Flying Bison Brewery…whew! – business is bustling as usual in big building that anchors it all, Larkin at Exchange. Read moreRead more

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