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ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism: Academy Award Director Gerardine Wurzburg

100 Cities, One Night for Autism in Buffalo May 12

Celebrating “100 Cities, One Night For Autism”, the critically-acclaimed film, "Wretches and Jabberers", will play for a one night limited engagement in Buffalo on Thursday, May 12th at 7:30pm at Dipson Amherst Theatre 3500 Main Street.


Directed by Academy Award®-winner Gerardine Wurzburg, the feature documentary follows two men with autism, Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette, who embark on a global quest to change attitudes about disability, intelligence and communication. 
 

Watch the trailer:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzZ_I0LoTaM

Beau Fleuve Spring Movie Festival

Beau Fleuve Spring Movie Festival

Ever wondered why our town is named Buffalo?  Is it because of the mighty Bison that once roared this area?

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Lists May 14 Activities

 

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, a Western New York tradition featuring more than 30 vendors selling fresh, seasonal and local products, opened for the 2011 season on Saturday, May 7. Hours at the open-air market are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, rain or shine.

This Saturday, the unique entertainment group Pyromancy will perform from approximately 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by the Hutch Tech Guitar Club from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additionally, the market welcomes three community groups that will be distributing information about their organizations. Joining the market on May 14 will be representatives of Buffalo ReUse, Crisis Services and New York State Assemblyman Sam Hoyt’s office.

A new Electronic Benefit Transfer system is also in place at the market. The EBT system allows individuals and families receiving public assistance to purchase products from eligible market vendors. 

A Taste of Italy Coming to Nearby London

A Taste of Italy Coming to Nearby London

 

Festa Italiana, a three-day festival which celebrates Italian culture in Canada, is set to take place Aug. 26-28 at nearby London, Ontario’s Covent Garden Market, 130 King St. The annual event raises funds to support the Italian Seniors’ Project, a charitable organization working for the interests of Italian seniors in the London area. 

One of London’s liveliest festivals, Festa Italiana features Italian culture, food, music and dance. It attracts more than 35,000 people looking to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the culture of Italy. Children's entertainment, great contests and exhibits are also planned.

Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams Calls on District Parents to Send Children to School

Superintendent Dr. James A. Williams Calls on District Parents to Send Children to School

Superintendent Emphasizes Attendance is Necessary for Success.

"I reiterate my appreciation for the time, energy and diversity of talent that I saw on display last night at the District Parent Coordinating Council meeting.

"There is a groundswell of passion for the Buffalo public schools to a level I haven’t experienced in the six years I’ve been here, and frankly, I welcome it. 

"All of us--the district, teachers, principals and parents--need to work together for the benefit of our children.  Let’s not forget why we’re here.

"The idea of a boycott on May 16th is a bad one.  It is misguided.  Our attendance is a problem to begin with and one of the key indicators as to why so many of our children are underachieving.  Parents are powerful; and the best thing they can do is to send their children to school every day.

Starlight Studio: BlazeVOX [Books]: Genesis

Starlight Studio: BlazeVOX [Books]: Genesis

On June 3, 2011, Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York, in conjunction with BlazeVOX [Books] present: "Genesis."

Starlight's Genesis, an Anthology of the Starlight Gallery edited by Katherine Loewen is Starlight Studio's first published book of poetry. The anthology will be released on Friday June 3, 2011 as a book launch event at Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, 340 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY from 7-10 pm.

This FREE event will feature Hutchinson Central Technical High School’s gypsy jazz guitar ensemble, The Six String Circus, Buffalo's own original jazz group, The Three Headed Giant, poetry readings, and refreshments.The book will be available to purchase for $20 and the poets will be there to autograph anthologies.