If you visit Symphony Circle in Buffalo you’ll find Kleinhans Music Hall, which is a National Historic Landmark. All the greats have passed through those stage entrance doors. Pictures by Todd Hariaczyi
We live in a world/society where killing is rampant. No remorse. No empathy. No feelings…
Kids today play video games that encourage killing. They watch TV shows that encourage killing. They listen to music that encourages killing. They live in neighborhoods where gangs encourage killing. Do they value life? Do they know how to resolve conflicts without guns? If they’re bullied, are they going to kill because of it? How do kids deal with their anger and fears? Do some kill for the fame, recognition, and, gasp, sense of belonging? There are plenty of fatherless children in Buffalo. Media and culture send them constant messages to be selfish, get what they want, and have no regard for other people’s feelings or families in the process. Everyday on the news you’ll witness another young person either being shot and killed or incarcerated. That is the plight of today’s cities like Buffalo.
If you know of a group of young people who could use a free workshop about understanding homicide, dealing with anger/fear, resolving problems with others, dealing with peer pressure/bullying, self-esteem, etc., Dr. Frederick Gelsey heads up The Homicide Education & Prevention Project; call him at 716-570-9573. I got his hand-out at Taking It to the Streets Buffalo. -Mark Weber
The Glen Park Art Festival takes place the last weekend of July. In 2016, the festival celebrated its seventh year. Located on Glen Avenue in Williamsville, between Rock Street and Mill Street, the Glen Park Art Festival got its start because Mayor Brian Kulpa and Dick & Sharon Rich thought it would be nice to celebrate music, dance and art in the Village of Williamsville, in one of the region’s most beautiful parks. The community-oriented festival features some 140 local vendors, as well as food from local restaurants. With a space for kids to make art, high schoolers selling their art, and even a carousel, it’s a festival atmosphere. Meanwhile, the Town of Amherst stage hosts dancers, singers and musicians, providing a variety of entertainment from Friday night thru Sunday night. The Glen Park Art Festival is a highlight of the summer in Western New York. If you haven’t been, it’s worth a visit. –Mark Weber of Beautiful Buffalo
Every July for as long as I can remember, downtown Buffalo hosts the Taste of Buffalo, where you can use tickets to get all sorts of food and drink from local restaurants. The Taste of Buffalo 2016 went well as you can see from the pics of nice weather and people enjoying Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue in Beautiful Buffalo.
Sundays in the summer are a chance to relax on the back steps of the Albright Knox Art Gallery as the summer jazz series of concerts fills the Buffalo air with beautiful music.
So what did Lyndsay win? She gets a full day of recording at Robby Takac’s GCR Recording Studio. Her winning song will be recorded and mastered, followed by a paid performance at the Hard Rock Cafe and a spot on the upcoming Buffalo Music Hall of Fame compilation CD. Meanwhile, Hall of Fame inductees will be on hand as session musicians and mentors.
When she’s not singing or going to school, she’s also practicing several instruments, including violin, bass, and the acoustic guitar.
Learn more about this rising talent at www.lynzmunich.com.
Grant Street is Buffalo’s International Row. If you want to find food from foreign countries– authentically made by people from foreign countries– then visit the West Side Bazaar. It’s a small business incubator on Grant Street in Buffalo, on the West Side. Enjoy!