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Lancaster developer Bill Severyn is revising his proposal for six new three-story attached town houses near Kleinhans Music Hall after neighbors rose up in opposition at a Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing. Severyn Development wants to construct the 12,000-square foot project on a vacant 0.18-acre lot at 390 Jersey St., at the corner of 14th Street. Each of the …

Buffalo

A Lancaster developer is planning to build six new three-story attached town houses on a vacant lot near Kleinhans Music Hall. Bill Severyn's Severyn Development wants to construct the 12,000-square foot project on a 0.18-acre parcel at 390 Jersey St., at the corner of 14th Street. Each of the town houses in the Residences at 14th Street would total 2,253 square feet in…

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Buffalo bade farewell to the late Robert G. Wilmers on Monday, in a tribute filled with memories – but also calls to carry on his influential work in the community. About 1,400 people attended a late afternoon celebration of Wilmers' life held in Kleinhans Music Hall. The M&T Bank chairman and chief executive officer died at age 83 in December, and a funeral serv…

Comedy

As Buffalo bears down to endure another cold, snowy winter, it’s easy to fall into dour and grouchy behavior. Comedian, entertainer and Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique is headed to Kleinhans Music Hall on Jan. 6 to open 2018 with a show that looks to lift hearts and temperatures … in the room, at least. “I’m going to tell you something, this show is going to be s…

Gusto

It’s astronomical, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming “Know the Score” concert. Associate Conductor Stefan Sanders is conducting the orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in Gustav Holst’s popular “The Planets.” And to set off this super-popular music, a video screen will broadcast stellar imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency. For stargazers…

Gusto

It’s astronomical, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s upcoming “Know the Score” concert. Associate Conductor Stefan Sanders is conducting the orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus in Gustav Holst’s popular “The Planets.” And to set off this super-popular music, a video screen will broadcast stellar imagery from NASA and the European Space Agency. For stargazers…

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A grand dame of Irish literature, a Jamaican literary prodigy, a Moroccan/American Pulitzer Prize finalist and America’s best known writer and literary activist are the writers who will make up the 2016-17 season of the Babel Literary series.The series was created 10 years ago by the Just Buffalo Literary Center and on Thursday brought the highly acclaimed Norwegian memoir…

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It’s tough to describe the band Pink Martini. As one review in The News was headlined some years ago: “Stirred-up Pink Martini creates a cocktail of different sounds.” You can call them a cocktail band, but Pink Martini, since its founding in Oregon in the mid-1990s, has proven it can do pretty much anything. They play pop, jazz, Afro-Cuban – maybe not surprising since th…

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The Buffalo Chamber Music Society is starting its 2015-16 season with a freebie. The society’s Gift to the Community concerts, held on several Sunday afternoons a year, feature up-and-coming musicians who are attracting acclaim in classical music.Buffalo will welcome Japanese flutist Seiya Ueno for a show at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. He…

They are a group of friends who spent their lives playing practical jokes on each other and then turned that concept into a TV show.And now they’re bringing their act to Buffalo.The “Impractical Jokers” will bring their tour to Kleinhans Music Hall at 7 p.m. Nov. 6.Offically known as “The truTv Impractical Jokers’ Where’s Larry? Tour Starring The Tenderloins,” the event wi…