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Slaughter Announces 2011 Congressional Arts Competition

Slaughter Announces 2011 Congressional Arts Competition

Rochester, NY -- Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, is proud to announce that works of art are now being accepted for the 2011 Congressional Arts Competition. The competition is open to high school students who reside in or attend school in the 28th Congressional District. To find out if you live or study in the 28th district click here

Once again, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) will be hosting the competition for Rep. Slaughter.

This year’s competition will be on Saturday March 26 in the NACC’s Grand Hall Showcase.  The winning piece from each district will be on display for one year in the US Capitol. The exhibition features exceptional artwork from congressional districts across the nation. 

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking Sunfest!

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking Sunfest!

While the calendar reminds us that it’s still winter in Western New York, there’s no reason we can start thinking about TD Sunfest ’11, “Canada’s premier celebration of world cultures,” held annually in nearby London, Ontario.

TD Sunfest is a must-attend event for thousands of music fans on both sides of the border. But this summer, from July 7-10, London’s acclaimed downtown arts festival set in beautiful Victoria Park is sure to be on even more GPS screens, thanks to its recent selection as a Top 100 North American destination for 2011 by The American Bus Association.

Former NFL Player Brings Performance To Kenan Center

Former NFL Player Brings Performance To Kenan Center

Lockport, NY – Called “One of the most powerful plays of the decade,” by The New York Times, RUNT OF THE LITTER, performed and written by former Houston Oilers safety, Bo Eason, comes to the Kenan Center Taylor Theater on March 8, 7:00 p.m. The performance, which contains adult language and themes, is geared to ages 13 and up. Tickets are $10 with a $1.00 discount for seniors and members.

RUNT OF THE LITTER opens when Eason’s character, Jack Henry, is within an hour of realizing his lifelong dream, and only one thing stands in his way--his brother. RUNT OF THE LITTER looks at what happens to two brothers in a family of over-achievers: when their parents assure their oldest son he is destined for football superstardom, and tell their youngest son he is too small to compete, a line in the family sand is drawn that colors the rest of their lives.

NU Theatre Presents Oedipus the King, March 17-27

NU Theatre Presents Oedipus the King, March 17-27

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - NU Theatre pays homage to one of the greatest tragedies of ancient Greek literature with its presentation of “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles. Directed by Gregory Fletcher, director of Niagara University Theatre, the contemporary vision of this classic production will be presented from March 17 through 27.

Before Oedipus was king, he hears of a prophecy foretelling that he will kill his father and wed his mother.  Dedicating his life to standing up against the prophecy, Oedipus imposes self-exile never to return to his homeland again.  His travels take him to the foreign land of Thebes, where a catastrophic plague is destroying the city.  Oedipus discovers the cause and conquers the sharp-clawed monstrous sphinx, and Thebes prospers. Oedipus the hero is crowned the king.  It is here where the play begins and, clearly, some men are destined for greatness.  But then there is Oedipus. 

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. 

Kenan Center to Present Exhibit of Niagara County Artists

Kenan Center to Present Exhibit of Niagara County Artists

LOCPORT, N.Y. - The Kenan Center House Gallery will present an exhibit by the Niagara Artists’ and Craftsmen’s Association, February 20 through March 20, with a free public reception Sunday, February 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Twelve artists will be represented in the exhibit: Arthur Barnes, Catherine Brown, Geoffrey Harding, Michael McMahon, Betsy Potter, Helen Rogers Russell, Joan Langley Shaw, Dennis Stierer, Paul Thomas, Joan Turrell, Mark Weld, and Anne Zohur.

Frontier Fire Hall Hosts Cabin Fever Antique Show

Frontier Fire Hall Hosts Cabin Fever Antique Show

NIAGARA FALLS, NY – The Frontier Fire Hall invites the public to its 15th Annual Cabin Fever Antique Show & Sale during the weekend of February 26 – 27th.

Located on 2176 Liberty Drive, the event promises a theme basket auction, hot food, free parking, and all the antiques a collector could want.

In addition to the typical festivities, the Hall is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, February 26th that donors of all blood types are encouraged to attend.

The event is open from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday and 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Sunday with admission to both days at just $3.00.

For more information, call (716)731-9623.