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Eerie Goings On at Torn Space: "Fall of the House of Usher" (Catch it While You Can)!

Eerie Goings On at Torn Space: "Fall of the House of Usher" (Catch it While You Can)!

BUFFALO, N.Y. - Like an extended Edward Gorey illustration come to life, Torn Space's production of "The Fall of the House of Usher," written by Steven Berkoff, based on the Edgar Allen Poe story, is relentless in its macabre creepiness--though it does throw in a light touch.

As directed by Irish Classical Theatre Company's artistic director Vincent O'Neill, the play, at 70 minutes long, offers an intense portrait of the Usher siblings, Roderick (David Oliver) and Madeline (Cassie Gorniewicz), as they molder in their ancient crumbling home. They are the last of their family line, and it's not giving away to much to say that it's not looking too good for the name to carry on. O'Neill, who studied in his youth with master mime Marcel Marceau, evokes his training in his staging and direction--the agile cast, which also includes Andrew Kottler, is physically able to bring the audience along for the ride.

Film Program Orignally Scheduled to be Screened at Smithsonian, Will Only Be Seen in Buffalo

Film Program Orignally Scheduled to be Screened at Smithsonian, Will Only Be Seen in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y.   -- On February 28, the University at Buffalo will present “Portraiture in Queer Experimental Cinema,” a program of short films originally developed as part of the scholarly symposium around the groundbreaking Smithsonian Institution exhibition “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture.” 

Jonathan Katz, PhD., associate professor, UB Department of Visual Studies, and curator of the Smithsonian exhibition says the film program, curated by Ed Halter, one of the foremost authorities on queer experimental film, will now be seen only in Buffalo and will offer an opportunity to see films so rare that some exist only in a single copy.

The 10-film 71-minute program will be screened at 7:30 p.m. in the Screening Room in the Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo North Campus.

Buffalo Arts Studio Presents 4th Annual Trimania

Buffalo Arts Studio Presents 4th Annual Trimania

The Buffalo Arts Studio is presenting the art party Trimania March 26th at the Tri-Main Center at 2495 Main Street in Buffalo.

The event is an annual music and art exhibition and is featuring performances by local bands including Dinosaur Bones, Babik, and The Sadies. There will also be art exhibited by George Hughes, Craig Larotonda, and Robert Lynch.

The event is a multi-floor exhibition and will feature food courts and cash bars for attendees.

Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket ordering and information is available at the website www.trimania.com.

WGRZ is a proud sponsor of the event.

Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar at UB and Turkish Coffee Night

Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar at UB and Turkish Coffee Night

You are cordially invited to "Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar" sponsored by Turkish Cultural Center Buffalo(TCC), UB Department of Anthropology and Northeast Turkish-American Scholars(NETA).

What: Turkey's Journey Towards Democratization Seminar

When: February 28, 2011 at 3pm

Where: Millard Fillmore Academic Center, Room 322, UB North Campus

We also would like to remind you upcoming Turkish Coffee Night event. There will be a presentation titled "Women in Turkish/Islamic Traditions" at this month's Coffee Night.

Free Turkish food, refreshments and Turkish Coffee will be served at the event.

What: Turkish Coffee Night 

Fringe Will Appeal to WNY’s Festival-Loving Residents

Fringe Will Appeal to WNY’s Festival-Loving Residents

To describe the London (Ontario) Fringe Festival presents a bit of a challenge. Imagine having your choice of 50 different theatre companies from across Canada and around the world. Consider that there are 350 performance times and on stage there will be everything from musicals, comedies, dramas, dance, clowns, magic and shows that defy categories and descriptions. And that’s just for starters!

Now you also need to image over 100 visual artists exhibiting in the art gallery and participating in a one-night contemporary art experience that explodes onto the streets in the downtown core. 

Before there was Houdini...

Before there was Houdini...

Buffalo’s Magic Man: The Fakir of Ava

He wore dark makeup and exotic clothing as he performed his magic tricks.

He was the first professional magician to do “gift” shows, where he would give away inexpensive trinkets as door prizes in between magic acts.  His audiences in the mid 1850s loved it, and “The Fakir of Ava” as he billed himself became very wealthy.

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with a BANG! (and some music) at the Historical Society

Celebrate Lincoln's Birthday with a BANG! (and some music) at the Historical Society

Join us for a celebration at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. We'll honor President Abraham Lincoln with a 202nd birthday celebration on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 1:00 p.m.

The annual Historical Society event, which is free and open to the public, will begin with a commemorative ceremony at the bronze statue of Lincoln on the museum’s portico, led by members of the Benedict Maryniak chapter of the Buffalo Civil War Roundtable. Dozens of re-enactors will participate in a real gun-salute, firing their replica rifles off the portico steps.

Following the ceremony, guests may warm up inside the museum with a brief address by Abraham Lincoln (as portrayed by re-enactor Dave Kreutz).