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The number of artworks displayed to the public will more than double when the expanded and renamed Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Art Museum, or Buffalo AKG Art Museum, reopens in 2022. The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has a collection of nearly 8,000 modern and contemporary artworks but could display only 2% due to lack of space. But the day more can be shown drew clos…

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You won't know how much you'll miss the Albright-Knox until it's gone (temporarily, at least). At 5 p.m. Sunday, the Elmwood Avenue art gallery – an institution that has put Buffalo on the grid internationally – will close for two years to execute a major expansion project. For those hungry for a bite of culture on the first Friday night of the month, or those who wa…

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery – with the help of North Tonawanda Intermediate School students – launched a new Art Truck that will make the rounds of schools, libraries, parks and senior citizen centers throughout Western New York. The Art Truck was made possible by a gift from BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, museum officials said. Meanwhile, students from …

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For a century, legend had it that Oliver Street in North Tonawanda had more taverns per block, or mile, or some other measure, than any other place in the state or country. The claim has never been verified, but anyone who ever tried to go from one end of Oliver to the other by having a drink at every bar will attest that there were a lot of them. As Oliver's claim to p…

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The Albright-Knox Art Museum is coming to the East Side's Northland Corridor area. But first, there's a little matter to attend to, with some fancy footwork. The Buffalo art museum is leasing 15,000 square feet of space at 612 Northland Ave., for community outreach, education and some art exhibits, while the Albright-Knox undertakes a major two-year renovation and expan…

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Community members had a chance Monday to weigh in on two major development projects along Elmwood Avenue — and they didn't take it. The Buffalo Planning Board held public hearings about the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's proposed expansion and the planned conversion by Ellicott Development Co. and Sinatra & Company Real Estate of the former Women & Children's Hospi…

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After days of hot, humid weather, Sunday’s lower temperatures and gentle breezes welcomed concertgoers to the inaugural concert of the 38th annual Buffalo News Jazz at the Albright-Knox series. The number of years this particular concert series has survived is a tribute to founder Stan Lipsey’s vision of an outdoor jazz concert and the people who’ve helped to make it so. …

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This is an elite concert and festival weekend in Buffalo, as it's entirely reasonable to hit four major happenings in the span of three days. For those who acted fast for the sold-out Taste of Country, that accounts for Friday night, with a prospective doubleheader of Juneteenth and Thin Man's Summer Solstice a diverse selection on Saturday. Cap the weekend with Death C…

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Ben Nichols, 7 p.m. June 15, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Ben Nichols and Oliver Peck's joint Bikeriders tour will roll into town for a pit stop at the Town Ballroom. Longtime frontman of the gritty Memphis alt-country outfit Lucero, the gravel-voiced songwriter has taken his tour around the country for a handful of years to share songs from his debut solo effo…

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The Northland Workforce Training Center has plenty of hot air. It's just not in the right places – and that put a definite chill in the East Side facility this winter. The culprit: An apparent mistake in the design of the heating system, and it could cost the city agency overseeing the project nearly $500,000 to fix. Here's the problem: The ceilings in the longtime f…

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When an expanded Buffalo Albright-Knox-Gundlach Museum opens in 2021, visitors will see their own reflections in a kaleidoscopic network of mirrored glass suspended over the center of the campus. But before experiencing "Common Sky," a monumental sculpture by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson that will enclose a new public gathering space, art fans will suffer a p…

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Coming up with fun school break activities for teen or preteen kids can be challenging, especially if you want to do something different than the usual go-tos like arcades, trampoline parks or mall shopping. During midwinter break, I took two creative and curious suburban 15-year-olds on an Art in the City adventure, and perhaps it will inspire you to do something simil…

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When I heard the Albright-Knox Art Gallery was featuring an exhibit in honor of Ralph Wilson Jr., I thought, naturally, the exhibit would be about sports. I expected a bunch of football paintings, maybe some renderings of New Era Field back in the old days when it was Ralph Wilson Stadium. But, to my pleasure and likely some sports fans' chagrin, there wasn't a footb…

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One is the hottest female pop star of the moment, while the other is a three-decade veteran of the spotlight. Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey, two female pop icons, both come to Buffalo this weekend for shows in KeyBank Center and Shea's Buffalo Theatre, respectively. Even though they're more than 20 years apart in age, the pair has much in common: exceptional vocal t…

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We promise this week's Buffalo events will be more entertaining than the Super Bowl, the rather dull, low-scoring affair in which the Bills' bitter adversary continued its (rather sketchy) dynasty. It won't take much to trump it, and yes, it was agonizing to write that last sentence. Although there's not much scheduled for Monday - go outside and enjoy the sun and the h…