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A mainstay of classical American modern dance, the 68-year-old Limón Dance Company brought a mix of old and new to the Mainstage Theatre at UB Center for the Arts Friday night. The entertaining program led off with company namesake José Limón’s 1958 group work “Mazurkas” set to a suite of music by Frederic Chopin. The upbeat work layered…

Romeo and Juliet, in Serge Prokofiev’s tragic ballet, never get a second chance. But anyone who missed the Neglia Ballet Artists’ acclaimed performance of the ballet in 2011 gets a second chance to see it when the Neglia reprises the production, joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Shea’s Performing Arts Center.Sergio Neglia stars agai…

Romeo and Juliet, in Serge Prokofiev’s tragic ballet, never get a second chance. But anyone who missed the Neglia Ballet Artists’ acclaimed performance of the ballet in 2011 gets a second chance to see it when the Neglia reprises the production, joined by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Shea’s Performing Arts Center.Sergio Ne…

Aerial dance is finally coming in from the fringe. The demanding discipline, which began to gain traction in the 1970s and has remained largely outside the mainstream, was the central appeal of pop singer Pink’s recent performance at the Grammy Awards. Closer to home, aerial dance played a major role in Buffalo Laboratory Theatre’s production of “Cyran…

One of Western New York’s oldest productions of “The Nutcracker,” Greater Niagara Ballet Company’s 36th annual version of the ballet, filled the stage of the Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High School on Saturday afternoon, mixing “Nutcracker” tradition with a very kid-friendly slant. Choreographed by ballet company founde…

Four stars from the “Brady Bunch” – the three boys and Cindy – will reunite tonight at the World’s Largest Disco.Barry Williams, Chris Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen – Greg, Peter, Bobby and Cindy – will join partiers at the 20th anniversary bash tonight at the Convention Center.Disco queen Gloria Gaynor, known for her hits, “I Will Survive” and …

Four stars from the “Brady Bunch” – the three boys and Cindy – will reunite tonight at the World’s Largest Disco.Barry Williams, Chris Knight, Mike Lookinland and Susan Olsen – Greg, Peter, Bobby and Cindy – will join partiers at the 20th anniversary bash tonight at the Convention Center.Disco queen Gloria Gaynor, known for her hits, “I Will Survive” and …

  Adding sparkle to this rainy Buffalo weekend is "Doctor" John Bisci, the DJ of the long-gone disco Club 747, immortalized in the above video. Bisci now lives and works in Las Vegas and he was in town on business.  Doctor John is not to be confused with the bluesman Dr. John! Originally, Bisci told Buzz, he worried when he was told to take th…

Do I hear a waltz?It’s a question you might ask at midnight in Paris. It’s not a question you expect to be asking at 8 a.m. at Eastern Hills Mall, in front of a Dollar Store and a Payless Shoe Source that have not yet opened for the day.But that is exactly where and when, several mornings a week, Tony and Laura Pegnia whirl around the floor.On this one, Johann Strauss…

Do I hear a waltz?It’s a question you might ask at midnight in Paris. It’s not a question you expect to be asking at 8 a.m. at Eastern Hills Mall, in front of a Dollar Store and a Payless Shoe Source that have not yet opened for the day.But that is exactly where and when, several mornings a week, Tony and Laura Pegnia whirl around the floor.On this one, Johann Strauss…

NEW YORK – Busy cancer patient Valerie Harper leads a class of 12 amateur hoofers in the upcoming 17th season of “Dancing With the Stars.”The cast was revealed Wednesday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” For a show that has reached an increasingly older audience, ABC added an injection of youth with reality stars Nicole “Sn…

Almost every Hollywood coming-of-age movie from almost every era contains a pivotal scene in which the main character either slowly creeps – or gets violently ejected – from his or her shell.In “The Way, Way Back,” an indie comedy with a small budget and an all-star comic cast scheduled to open this month in Western New York, that scene comes courtesy of four dedic…

Almost every Hollywood coming-of-age movie from almost every era contains a pivotal scene in which the main character either slowly creeps – or gets violently ejected – from his or her shell.In “The Way, Way Back,” an indie comedy with a small budget and an all-star comic cast scheduled to open this month in Western New York, that scene comes courtesy of four dedic…

Andrea Lynn was ready for a big break.The 20-year-old University at Buffalo senior has been dancing since she was 5. While attending Rush-Henrietta High School near Rochester, she visited Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic for a concert tour, and she’s used to hustling across New York State year-round for shows and competitions. She’s mastered everything from tap…