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Since November, the big draw at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has been the work of Pablo Picasso, an undisputed master of 20th century art. Now, as Picasso: The Artist and His Models" draws to a close, the gallery is shifting its focus to five artists you've probably never heard of. On Feb. 18, the Albright-Knox will open solo exhibitions featuring five new kids on this…

The Red Hot Chili Peppers' visit to Buffalo on Friday is unquestionably the most buzzworthy event of the weekend, but tickets sold out minutes after they went on sale in September and only select seats remain available on StubHub and Vivid Seats. Emerging country artist Granger Smith also sold out his show Friday in Town Ballroom, which takes away his eligibility for Th…

Like most artists, Scott Bye's ambitions dwarf his resources. The Lockport-born artist, whose serpentine sculptures made from wooden pallet-toppers have appeared everywhere from Canalside to Silo City, has no studio and mostly works out of his small bedroom on the West Side. That doesn't give him a lot of space to experiment. And the result, despite popular exhib…

Large-scale portraits of more than two dozen black civil rights leaders and community figures from Western New York and beyond will soon greet visitors to the Michigan Street African American Heritage Corridor. Buffalo artist Chuck Tingley, whose murals adorn public spaces and businesses throughout the region, will create 29 portraits in his trademark illustrative s…

Saturday could be the busiest winter weekend for Buffalo events. Fifteen fairly major events are slated throughout the downtown area and into the suburbs for that day alone, and you can read about all of them in this week's Gusto cover story. But, if you're feeling extra adventurous and want further options, especially for Friday and Sunday, look no further than The 10.…

Voca People. 3 and 8:30 p.m. Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont. Come see a second night of energetic and amazing a capella mastery. (888) 325-5788. $28-$39.55. Hope for Tomorrow Benefit Concert. 5 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Local musicians and bands come together for a concert and a good cause. 312-9279. $7-$10. Artist talk: …

Buffalo is throwing Frank Lloyd Wright a birthday party for the ages. Starting on June 8, the 150th anniversary of Wright's birth, the newly formed Buffalo Arts & Crafts Alliance will launch a four-month celebration of Wright's work and Buffalo's undersung role in the Arts & Crafts Movement. The festival, which will feature exhibitions and events in the Bur…

Western New Yorkers know about cross-cultural conflict. In a region of immigrants -- from the waves of Italian, Irish, German and Polish people who came here in the 21st century to the current influx of refugees from war-torn regions in Africa and Asia -- traditions are bound to be challenged. That's what happens in "Fiddler on the Roof," recently produced by a choi…

In 2011, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery blacked out the windows of its expansive sculpture court to make the space as dark as a movie theater. At the western side of the space, three video screens showed vibrant images of boats bobbing in the harbor of Palermo, in Sicily. The 2007 piece, called "Western Union: Small Boats" and now in the Albright-Knox collection, was th…

Frank Cravotta's first major mural started falling apart before he finished it. In a photo that appeared in this newspaper on Aug. 8, 1996, the young artist reaches up to the newly plastered wall of Manny's Supper Club, at 471 Delaware Ave., to put the finishing touches on his elegant illustration of a lion resting on a marble plinth. In the picture, one of the l…

Sha Na Na. 3 p.m. Fallsview Casino Resort, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont., Canada. Doo-Wop icons from "Grease" perform their third night in Niagara Falls. (888) 325-5788. $25 and up. Tokyo Police Club. 7 p.m. Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Canadian indie-rock band with an upbeat, Strokes-esque style. 849-1000. $18. Kasador. 7 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Ma…

Few subjects are steeped in contradiction as illegal street art. It appears without warning and without permission on public and private property. And yet the best of it is lauded by citizens and critics alike, acquiring a market value derived from its very lawlessness. Few people embody those contradictions better than Banksy, the anonymous British street artist w…

The final stage of the curated Amid/In exhibition opened in Hallwalls on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. The "Epilogue" revisits the seven shorter iterations of the installation, curated by Rebecca Wing, Kyle Butler and John Massier.

Several local poets and spoken-word performers gathered in Mohawk Place on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 to raise money for the LGBTQ community, particularly the Pride Center of WNY.