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Plans aren't yet final for D'Youville College's proposed new Health Professions Hub, but the West Side school is getting its ducks in a row in preparation. The Buffalo Planning Board on Monday agreed to rezone several properties on Connecticut Street and West Avenue to allow for the $20 million project to create a clinical training center that will educate future health…

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D'Youville College is moving ahead with plans for a new $20 million Health Professions Hub on its West Side campus, after obtaining the first in a series of city approvals before starting construction on the project. The college, with more than $5 million in support from Catholic Health, plans to create a new clinical training center that will educate future health prof…

Education

The University at Buffalo attained all-time highs in the annual U.S. News & World Report ranking of national universities. UB moved up eight spots – to No. 89 – in the national university rankings, which were released Monday as part of the magazine's 2018 edition of "America's Best Colleges." UB was also among the top 50 public universities in the country for the…

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State officials on Monday hailed a $5 million grant awarded to D’Youville College and its proposed health center project as an economic catalyst for Buffalo’s West Side, and a sign of the city’s renaissance. “Think about 10,000 — 10,000 jobs in health care that will have to be filled over the next six years, in Buffalo and Western New York,” said Mayor Byron W. Brown, d…

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D'Youville College's former Chiropractic Health Center on Main Street has been acquired by the owners of Elbers Landscape Service, who plan to expand their operation across Huntington Avenue to take over part of the former college medical building. The Hornung family, through their Leroy Halbert Associates, paid $800,000 last week to buy the property at 2900 Main from t…

Art

Fairy and Gnome Fest 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.). Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+), $9 for students (13+ with ID) and $6 for kids ages 3-12. Garden members and kids 2 years old and younger get in free. Costumed attendees get $1 off admission. The Fairy and Gnome Fest in the Botanical Gardens …

Festivals

1) "Phantom of the Opera," 8 p.m. April 27, 2 and 8 p.m. April 28, 2 and 7 p.m. April 29 in Shea's Buffalo Theatre (646 Main St.). Limited tickets remain for several of the scheduled slots, with prices ranging from $37 to well over $100. The play runs through May 6. Commentary: Reading through the various takes of Buffalo theater members in regard to "Phantom" is amusin…

Buffalo's intimate, rococo Kavinoky Theatre is nestled in a beautiful hall on the campus of D'Youville College -- a hall some have whispered is haunted. Is it really? Find out when you are invited to look around, and enjoy haunting readings as you do so. You'll meet Mary Shelley reading from "Frankenstein," as well as other departed authors, and a surprise visitor. Literar…

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Award-winning musical actor and singer Natasha Drena plays the legendary Judy Garland in “End of the Rainbow,” starting Jan. 8 at the Kavinoky Theatre. Drena, 40, lives in Savannah, Ga., where she’s the artistic director at the Lucas Theater’s cabaret series. She’s starred in shows such as “Kiss Me, Kate,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and as Fantine in “Les Miserables.”Throughout…

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The third time is a charm, someone once said.Case in point, the Joe Masteroff-Sheldon Harnick-Jerry Bock’s 1963 Broadway musical, “She Loves Me.” It is the third adaptation of the 1936 play “Parfumerie” by Hungarian playwright Miklos Laszlo. Two movies from the 1940s, “The Shop Around the Corner” (starring Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullivan) and “In the Good Old Summertim…