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"Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Onstage at Kenan Center

"Best Christmas Pageant Ever" Onstage at Kenan Center

The Carriage House Players in partnership with the Kenan Center will present Barbara Robinson’s classic tale, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater, 433 Locust Street, Lockport, just in time for holiday family fun! The play is directed by Peg Merrill, who directed the same play on the same stage nearly twenty years ago.

Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

Buffalo’s Transportation Museum Began With a Curious Child and a Peek Behind the Curtain

By Joe Kirchmyer

Their website says that “Jim Sandoro and his wife, Mary Ann, have spent more than 45 years collecting memorabilia, antique vehicles and historic artifacts to visually display the rich transportation history of Western New York.” That statement says a lot, yet somehow, it doesn’t come close to capturing the enormity of that collection, a portion of which is on display at the Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum in downtown Buffalo.

Kenan Center to Present Internationally Renowned Faith Leader, Sister Joan Chittister

Kenan Center to Present Internationally Renowned Faith Leader, Sister Joan Chittister

The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport will present SIster Joan Chittister, one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time, on Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at the church located at 21 Church Street, Lockport. Doors open at 1:45 p.m. Free will donation accepted. The theme of Sister Joan's talk will be "Radical Christian Life." A book signing will follow with copies of her books, including her most recent, "Radical Spirit: Twelve Ways to Live a Free and Authentic Life," available for purchase.

For 40 years, Sister Joan has passionately advocated on behalf of peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. A much sought-after speaker, counselor, and clear voice that bridges across all religions, she is also a best-selling author of more than 50 books, hundreds of articles, an online column for the National Catholic Reporter, and a blog for the Huffington Post..

Buffalo Jazztet Performs "Tidings & Comfort & Jazz" at Kenan Center

Buffalo Jazztet Performs "Tidings & Comfort & Jazz" at Kenan Center

The Buffalo Jazztet will perform a special evening of holiday-themed music at the Taylor Theater on Saturday, December 2, 2017.  “Tidings of Comfort & Jazz” is the fourth concert in the Kenan Center’s 50th Anniversary Jazz Series, featuring jazz players and recording artists who are well respected on a national level. The show begins at 7:30 PM in the Taylor Theater, a 153-seat converted carriage house on the Center’s campus at 433 Locust Street, Lockport, providing an intimate, club-like atmosphere. The concert will feature two full sets of music. Refreshments will be available.

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Collectors & Artisans Expo to Benefit Two Local High Schools

Two high schools located in Buffalo’s Irish Heritage District will benefit from the second Collectors & Artisans Expo taking place just one week before St. Patrick’s Day in the historic Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo.

The Saturday, March 10 event will feature dozens of local vendors and artisans selling a wide variety of merchandise, from antiques, collectibles and memorabilia to unique handcrafted items.

A portion of the proceeds collected at the event — including 100 percent of the $2 admission price — will be donated to Mount Mercy Academy and Bishop Timon - St. Jude High School. The Buffalo Irish Center will also receive a portion of the proceeds.

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Nearly three dozen juried artisans from near and far will come together from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 for the 41st annual Roycroft Winter Festival! This highly anticipated Western New York holiday tradition will take place in East Aurora Middle School, located at 430 Main St. in the village.

The juried artisans, including several Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans, will offer a wide variety of beautifully handcrafted items. Artisans taking part in the event offer everything from jewelry, wood, clay and books to metal, tile, glass, leather, pottery, sculpture and more. 

Shadow By the Bridge is Latest Release From NFB Publishing

Shadow By the Bridge is Latest Release From NFB Publishing

NFB Publishing in Buffalo announces the release of Shadow By the Bridge by author Suzanne Zewan.

Set during the time of the infamous Linden, N.Y. murders, Shadow By the Bridge is written from the perspective of 11-year-old Linden resident Fritz Reynolds and focuses on how these terrible events change his hometown and himself. In the book, Reynolds recalls his father telling him that man is the only creature who can find amusement in killing. Little did he realize that those words would become the theme for his teenage years growing up in the rural hamlet. 

In this coming-of-age story, Reynolds takes us back to a simpler time when neighbors gathered at the general store to listen to radio shows, drank barrel-aged cider and worshiped at the Baptist Church every Sunday. All was picturesque in his close-knit farming community until terror was unleashed on them.