In This Issue:
The public shared their memories of the late Lance Diamond with The Public.
New York had its Cotton Club, Chicago its Grand Terrace, and New Orleans its Preservation Hall, but in Buffalo, the preeminent place to experience great jazz during the Great Depression was Ann Montgomery’s Little Harlem.
As the air hums with post-holidays and year-opening energies—an intermingling of anticipation and angst—most are getting back into solid work grooves, recovering from travel/visits, and perhaps planning big for the brand new year.
At the Buffalo History Museum, Cuomo used his second inaugural speech to advocate greater state control of local school systems.
Why the New York Police Department went missing.
In an 8-1 ruling, the SCOTUS decided that police ignorance of law does not preclude the legitimacy of the seizure of persons or property.
Contextualizing Lance Diamond’s place in the pantheon of 1990s alternative music and his place in Buffalo.
BuffaBlog’s weekly local album reviews and event picks
Paul Feeley (1910-1966) had his first solo exhibit in the Palo Alto Public Library in 1927, when he was 17 years old; the show was drawings of his brothers.
Phillip Stearns’s installation on nuclear energy in the Burchfield Penney project room is something to see and contemplate.
One of Buffalo’s most admired and enduring leading ladies, Lisa Ludwig is currently appearing as Claire, the restless wife in A. R. Gurney’s Family Furniture, at the Kavinoky Theatre.
Professional dancer Rebecca Jefferson has spent her life dancing and touring in major cities all across the globe with some of the most prestigious dance companies in the world.
Local authors Brian Castner and Matt Higgins prepare to launch a new reading series.
It’s easier to say what Inherent Vice isn’t than what it is.
ANNE MUNTGES is a Buffalo-based artist who received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2005 and an MFA from the University at Buffalo in 2008.
ROB LYNCH is a painter and musician. He received his Masters of Science and Bachelor of Science at SUNY Buffalo State. He teaches at Niagara Falls High School and is a painting instructor at Buffalo Arts Studio.
As of New Year’s Day, the minimum wage in New York State is $8.75 an hour. By next New Year’s Day, the minimum wage will be $9 an hour.
When I say “the year of the racist,” I’m not quite sure if I’m talking about 2014 or 2015. That’s up to us.