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May 5th was a huge success this year. Cinco De Mayo at Cozumel had a great turnout and mother nature did not disappoint. Even though the holiday doesn't celebrate Mexican independence -- it instead remembers the Battle of Puebla and honors Mexican heritage -- to many Buffalonians, it's just another opportunity to drink and be merry.
They’ve had a breakout year and this June, they are coming to Buffalo.
The Eli Young Band needs little to no introduction, having started off as a college band in Texas. We spoke with bassist, Jon Jones about crazy girls, spicy wings and what happens when the axel breaks off your tour trailer.
You can catch Eli Young band along with Eric Church, Joe Nichols, Casey James and…
blog by Ben Kirst • May 04, 2012 @ 10:14am •
St. Vincent delayed is not St. Vincent denied, thanks to the swell gang at Funtime Presents.
Disappointment reigned when St. Vincent—the critically-acclaimed, guitar-seared indie rock project of Berklee School of Music dropout and former Polyphonic Spree cultist Annie Clark—cancelled a Buffalo performance earlier this year.
But no worries! The band was re-booked (thanks again,…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • May 04, 2012 @ 10:00am •
Spelling bees are horrifying. There’s little more unnerving than quivering in front of a room full of adults, their scrutinizing eyes boring holes through a nervous, befuddled speller.
With the Lake Effect Furies’ Drunken Spelling Bee at Rohall’s Corner, 540 Amherst St., Saturday, however, there’s no reason for jitters. The event, believed to be the first of its kind in Buffalo,…
Legendary pop artist Keith Haring would’ve turned 54 today, had he not died due to AIDS-related illness in 1990.
The street artist and social commentator developed a style of street art that employed bold colors, rigid lines (think stick figures) and vibrant action. His paintings illustrated themes such as life, death, sex and war.
Haring’s legacy lives on in his work and the…
blog by Ben Tsujimoto • May 03, 2012 @ 10:46am •
In her preview for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s exhibition “Wish You Were Here: the Buffalo Avant-Garde in the 1970s,” the New York Times’ Carol Kino elaborates on the birth of several Buffalo art institutions in the 1970s, including Hallwalls, Artpark, Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Arts, and the Center for Media Study at the University at Buffalo.
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • May 03, 2012 @ 9:00am •
They did it!
Wednesday afternoon, members of the senior class attempted to break last year’s record of 19 students and squeezed themselves into the Medaille Bug.
With a time limit of five minutes, a state record of 21 people crammed into the vehicle. All participating individuals volunteered and had to be at least five feet tall.
The current, official Guinness World Record for…
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • May 02, 2012 @ 11:50am •
Coming from a family known as “The legendary Great Wallendas,” you know this guy means business.
Announced today by the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation, Nik Wallenda, “King of the High Wire,” will dare to tightrope walk across the American and Horseshoe Falls.
Born into a family of traveling performers and historic touring acts, Wallenda began his career at age…
blog by Kathryn Przybyla • May 02, 2012 @ 8:00am •
With a great lineup of shows taking place this week in Buffalo, big sellers include M83 and the Steel City’s next superstar, Mac Miller.
Although the M83 show, taking place at the Town Ballroom this Monday, has been making the most buzz, the show has already sold-out. Still looking for tickets? There are still about 20 tickets left on StubHub for those looking to grab last…
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