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Dueling Double Rainbows

Dueling Double Rainbows

OK, so Marissa submitted her double rainbow photo from Wegman's parking lot on Amherst Street at about 5:30 p.m. yesterday (pointing out that "if you look hard enough there's a double rainbow on top"). Minutes later, Kim sent the photo below, taken from the back parking lot of the WGRZ TV station facing Franklin Street, near Chippewa.

So tell me, two different rainbows? Or the same rainbow seen from opposite directions? Does that even happen? 

How weird is that? 

(And how do you think this guy would react to our double double-rainbow?!)


Evolution | Revolution: Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Evolution | Revolution:  Buffalo Arts Studio's 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Buffalo Arts Studio is pleased to announce a celebratory group exhibition in commemoration of its twentieth anniversary. A free public opening reception with live music, performance art, and refreshments will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 7-11 p.m.

The exhibition will feature new works by selected artists who have previously exhibited at the gallery or been in residence at Buffalo Arts Studio. An accompanying catalog will be produced, including color photographs, essays, and a timeline documenting past exhibitions, artists in residence, Board of Directors members, education programs, events, community outreach, and notable accomplishments at the center from its conception in 1991 to the present.

Featured artists include:

John Aäsp
Joanna Angie
Jozef Bajus
Michael Beitz
Dennis Bertram
Amanda Besl
Krista Birnbaum
Robert Booth
Marie-Claire Bozant
David Buck
Bob Budin
Kyle Butler

Latest Viral Video Shows Another Odd Animal Pairing

It wasn’t long ago that the story of the Deer and the Goose in Forest Lawn Cemetery captivated the region, but did you know that another odd animal pairing is going viral across the web? 

It seems that over the past year, a chimpanzee and tiger cub in Bangkok, Thailand have developed quite a bond with each other. Take a look for yourself at this odd duo.


The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011: July 28th - August 7th

11 Days of Art Under the Radar

1200 performances!
52 venues
50 visual artists
190 musical acts
24 films/videos
90 performance projects including:
20 dances troupes/performers
35 theater groups/performers
27 poetry/ spoken word

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is an 11 day celebration of art of all kinds. It takes place in over 50 venues centered in Allentown and spans across the whole city of Buffalo. 

Artists perform in the usual venues and take over the streets of Allentown and the Elmwood Village.

There are 1200 performances and events scheduled in dance, theater, music, poetry, film, and visual installations.

In its 7th year, Infringement has grown tremendously from under 50 proposals in 2005, to 350 this year. Just about every artist in Buffalo takes part in the festival somehow and this year has 30 out- of - town acts coming to perform. 

'Wicked Niagara' Author to Sign Book About Our Nefarious History

'Wicked Niagara' Author to Sign Book About Our Nefarious History

On Saturday, July 23, from 1 to 3 p.m., author and performer Lorna MacDonald Czarnota will speak and sign copies of her new book, “Wicked Niagara: The Sinister Side of the Niagara Frontier” (The History Press, Inc., 2011). She will tell stories about the dark side of the Niagara Frontier’s history. All hidden in the region’s past are tales of a plot to invade Canada, a Mafia stronghold, madness, murder and savagery. From the blood-soaked grounds of battle, local storyteller Lorna MacDonald Czarnota brings Wicked Niagara with its and grim tales of the region’s early struggles into the light.

The event is free for Historical Society members, and free with regular museum admission for non-members. 

WHAT: “Wicked Niagara: The Sinister Side of the Niagara Frontier,” by Lorna McDonald Czarnota—author talk, reading and book-signing

WHERE: Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court, Buffalo 

ART Community Dialog: The Voices of Western New York Artists

ART Community Dialog:  The Voices of Western New York Artists

In keeping with the mission statement of community support, American Repertory Theater of Western New York has created a website and Facebook Page dedicated to opening up online forums to discuss issues facing WNY Artists. This new Website Public Forum page is entitled "The Voices of Western New York Artists."

These public forums are designed for all members of WNY Cultural Groups, media, individual artists and anyone with an opinion that faces Artists in Western New York.

Those visiting The Voices of WNY Artists website and the Facebook page are encouraged to post opinions, offer links to blogs & websites, announce upcoming shows and, most importantly, utilize their voices for the sole purposes of creating dialog and being heard.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival 2011

The Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF) is an 11-day long multi-genre arts festival in Buffalo, NY.

It is free for all artists to participate, everyone is accepted and artists keep 100% of the profits from their projects and performances. The art that is typically Under the Radar is exemplified.

The Buffalo Infringement Festival is a non-profit-driven, non-hierarchical grassroots endeavor bringing together a broad range of eclectic, independent, experimental, and controversial art of all forms. Visual, performing, musical, and media arts are all welcome here. Taking place in multiple venues in and around Buffalo’s Allentown District, the festival is an annual eleven-day event running from the last weekend of July through the first weekend of August.