Arts + Entertainment
gallery by Don Nieman • April 22, 2014 @ 9:19am •
It was a beautiful spring day in Buffalo as the 8th Annual Dyngus Day Parade made its way through the historic Polonia District of Buffalo.
Thousands lined the streets in their best red and white regalia, proving that everyone is Polish on Dyngus Day. On Memorial Drive the Pussy Willow Tent Party was the main event with food trucks surrounding the venue and a stage set up in the…
gallery by Chuck Alaimo • April 22, 2014 @ 8:56am •
My my, it’s that time of year again, time for the pussy willows to pop out and smack random butts and squirt guns to sprinkle the girls (yes, and boys!) with water - that’s right - it’s Dyngus Day at the Adam Mickiewicz Library!
To an outsider, this question often follows a puzzled look: just what the heck is Dyngus Day?
“Historically a Polish-American tradition, Dyngus Day…
gallery by Chuck Alaimo • April 20, 2014 @ 7:39am •
In an age of digital this, digital that, digital the other thing, you’d think an old, supposedly obsolete format such as vinyl would be a thing of the past.
Nope. Vinyl is here to stay! Some are collectors, others who grew up with vinyl, and still others are younger folks who you’d think would use nothing but an iPod - but have come to find the joy of records.
Record Store Day…
Detroit native Danny Brown rolled into Buffalo Wednesday Night for a nearly sold-out show at Waiting Room.
Brown got his start with fellow Detroit rappers Chips and Dopehead in a project called Rese’vor Dogs. In 2003, the trio released its first album titled “Runispokets-N-Dumpemindariva.”
Since then he’s worked with various producers and artists as he cultivated his own…
gallery by BuffaloDotCom • April 16, 2014 @ 10:38am •
Since Buffalo is the Dyngus Day capital of the universe, you shouldn’t need much instruction for how to celebrate the Polish holiday. By now, the pussy willows and squirt guns are old hat, and there’s a strong to very strong chance you know what Tyskie is.
There is important logistical information to note, so let me get that out of the way at the top:
Easter, 7:30 p.m., April…
Fans gathered at the Town Ballroom Sunday night to bask in the glow that is The War on Drugs.
The full sounds lead guitarist and singer Adam Granduciel was able to produce were simply mesmerizing. The five-piece band hails from Philadelphia, and you will very likely be hearing their name in music circles often as their latest album, “Lost in the Dream,” is being bantered around…
gallery by Cody Osborne • April 12, 2014 @ 7:08am •
Last night everyone who was lucky enough to attend one of the sessions of Al Madrigal’s show was treated to an outstanding performance of stand-up comedy.
Al Madrigal is best known for his work on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart and now for his lead role on the NBC show “About a Boy,” but don’t cut him short on his stand-up skills as well.
According to the people as they were…
gallery by Cody Osborne • April 12, 2014 @ 7:01am •
It is always a good time to see familiar broadcast media personalities gathered into one place for a night of celebration.
That was exactly the situation last night as the third annual Buffalo Excellence in Media Awards at the Salvatore Italian Garden’s recognized several winners—the ones who showed an exceptional level of performance within the past year.
This year’s winners…
While walking around the Town Ballroom Tuesday night, I was informed that the Hold Steady was the “greatest bar band ever,” and “The Tragically Hip of Brooklyn.”
Both descriptions proved true.
The crowd was on the small side, but those on the lower level sang along to every word and those on the upper levels never stopped bobbing their heads.
Seemingly every person there…
blog by Nick Mendola • April 08, 2014 @ 12:03pm •
Al Madrigal got a late start to the comedy game, but has made up plenty of time by becoming a mainstay on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.
He’s now acting on NBC’s “About A Boy” after stints on “Gary Unmarried” and “Free Agents,” plus his award-winning comedy special “Why Is the Rabbit Crying?”.
Madrigal will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. on Friday and…
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