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Battle @ Buffalo Under the Lights Turns 4 – Artists, Vendors, Families Welcome

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Words by Stacy VanBlarcom/Photos by Joed Viera

Internationally and locally renowned dancers in head-to-head competition. Artist exhibitions in the four elements of Hip Hop, B-boying, MCing, DJing and Graffiti. Buffalo residents of all backgrounds coming together to celebrate B-boying and Hip Hop culture, or discover it for the first time.

This is a short list of all you’ll get to experience at the fourth annual Battle @ Buffalo Under the Lights festival, hosted by Verve Dance Studio on Saturday, August 23rd, at the New Era Cap headquarters. Read moreRead more


The Dude Hates Cancer Combines Bowling and Brewing…on Shabbos

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By Tim Maxwell, Founder, National Chair & Buffalo Co-Chair, The Dude Hates Cancer

The Dude, Jeff Bridges’ lead character in the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski, seems like a pretty laid back guy. However, he does have some pet peeves, including: nihilists, The Eagles, and (I presume) cancer. So, when I decided to start a bowling fundraiser in 2006 in honor of my parents, who’d both been diagnosed with forms of blood cancer, it seemed only natural to name it after The Dude, who, after all, loved bowling. Read moreRead more

Good Neighbors Support The Good Hood

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Hallwalls to Host Reception for Outer Harbor Park Project

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By Laura Kirkpatrick

This summer, so far, has been pivotal for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. Perkins+Will have done a stellar job in a short amount of time meshing the hopes of Buffalonians with the needs of the ECHDC. But the focus on the Outer Harbor has been long-running, and for students of Professor Sean Burkholder at UB’s School of Architecture and Planning, it culminated last spring. Burkholder challenged his students to create park-first land use visions for Buffalo’s Outer Harbor. The assignment asked the students to Read moreRead more


Big Sean and Little Conyai – Transforming Buffalo Through Mentoring & Education

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By Alicia Bartsch & Kerry Alsheimer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC)

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The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County (BBBSEC) is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. BBBSEC is overjoyed at the number of long-lasting friendships that have been made over our 40+ year history. The story of Big Brother Sean Myers and Little Brother Conyai is just one example…

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Good Neighbors Support The Good Hood

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PUSHin’ the Envelope – August Marks Parties at Mass Ave Park & 19th St.

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By Lonnie Barlow, Organizer, PUSH Buffalo

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Summers are fun in PUSH Buffalo’s Green Development Zone, but August is usually very busy for us over here. We have two events coming up this month that will be pretty interesting.

To many of you who may not know the story, we started a campaign to Read moreRead more


Dog Days of Summer Concert at Sportsmens to Benefit Pet Emergency Fund

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Some summer nights, it seems the entire community is outdoors with music in the air, which is wonderful…unless your business depends on people gathering indoors. In effort to beat back these “dog days” at indoor concert venues and support a dog-related cause in the process, a tenured team of Buffalo musicians who care about both are gathering for an indoor-outdoor benefit at one of their favorite places to play, the Sportsmens Tavern. Read moreRead more

Slow Roll Buffalo

First Slow Roll Buffalo Set to Ride This Friday

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By Seamus Gallivan

My love and understanding of Buffalo is greatly informed by my love of bicycling.

When I was a kid, after learning how to ride a bike in Western New York’s most densely populated square mile of Kenmore, I’d spend entire days biking the Niagara Riverwalk section of the Erie Canalway Trail, from my grandmother’s home in the Marine Drive towers beside Erie Basin Marina to Nia-Wanda Park and Old Man River in Tonawanda, enjoying the scenic Niagara River and Canadian shoreline while observing how the Niagara Thruway (I-190) so terribly separated West Side neighborhoods from our waterfront. Read moreRead more


Witness the “Magic” of Larkin Square’s Dual Band Encores [VIDEO]

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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 moreRead more

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