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Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Grace Stumberg: Music is Art Graduate: 6 City Tour

Dreams need wheels and a rising local musical talent is putting that advice into action by leaving Buffalo in early February for a first tour.
 
A graduate of Robby Takac's Music is Art NYS-certified Music in Action career skills training program, acoustic rock singer songwriter Grace Stumberg will be touring in support of NYC-based duo Left on Red who headlined last summer's Elmwood Festival of the Arts and is well known for building a career "busking" in NYC subways.

The tour mixes music with a message.
 

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Poster Entries Due March 11

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market Board of Directors would like to remind Western New York artists that entries for the Market’s 2011 poster competition are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 11. Whether you’re a student studying the arts, a professional graphic designer or just someone with a creative streak, you’re invited to submit your design for an 11x17-inch color poster that accurately reflects the feel of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market. 

All entries should contain — but are not limited to — the following copy content:

Taste & Tradition

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

3 Michigan Poets at Big Orbit Gallery for R E F E R Reading Series

R E F E R: Three Poets from Michigan, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Big Orbit Gallery, 30d Essex Street, Buffalo. Featuring Gina Myers, Sarah Jeanne Peters, & JodiAnn Stevenson. Free admission.

Gina Myers currently lives in Saginaw, MI where she edits Lame House Press and works as the Book Review Editor for NewPages. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection A Model Year (Coconut Books, 2009), and several chapbooks, including most recently September Requiem (Binge Press, 2010) and Heartbreaking Machines (Lazy Frog, 2010), a collaboration with Nate Pritts.

WSBU reaches top 10 in mtvU contest; online voting goes until March 1 to determine winner

 

ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. - WSBU, St. Bonaventure University's student-run campus radio station, is now one of 10 finalists for mtvU's 2011 College Radio Woodie Award.

A college-oriented member of the MTV family, mtvU first narrowed its list of 50 nominated college stations to 25 with online voting from Feb. 1-8, and then pared the list of 25 to 10 with voting that concluded Feb. 15.

Annually among The Princeton Review's top 5 college radio stations, WSBU now has a chance to be named the nation's top college station and be recognized at the sixth annual mtvU Woodie Awards March 16, airing at midnight on MTV, MTV2 and mtvU from the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas.

Listeners can vote online - as many times as they like - until March 1.

Train and Toy Show being held at Hamburg Fairgrounds

Train and Toy Show being held at Hamburg Fairgrounds

The Western New York Railway Historical Society is hosting the 20th annual Winter Train and Toy Show and Sale on Saturday February 19, 10:00AM to 5:00PM and Sunday February 20, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

The event is being held at the Event Center and Expo Hall on the Hamburg Fairgrounds with over 60,000 square feet of floor space.

The show will feature toy trains, railroadiana, collectible toys, die casts, dolls, miniatures, models, operating model railroad layouts and displays. Large model layouts feature trains with animated scenes and Amusement Ride Models. Club displays include The WNY Garden Railway G gauge and the WNY Model Engineers O Gauge.

Tapestry Charter High School- A School with its Eye on the Arts

Tapestry Charter High School- A School with its Eye on the Arts

From the time you enter the building, you know that Tapestry has an arts focus. The walls are protruding with art projects. Around every corner, there is something new to discover. Their new space allows them limitless possibilities.

The focus is present due to the dedication of the Director of Arts Education, Hannah Raiken-Schulman, who has helped to finalize classroom needs that include a new dance studio, music room, and visual arts space.

Hip-Hop Identity, Culture to be Explored by Experts in Genre

Hip-Hop Identity, Culture to be Explored by Experts in Genre

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The powerful influence of individual identity in hip-hop and its culture will be discussed by a three-person panel of experts in the genre from 2-3 p.m. Feb. 17 in Hilbert College’s Palisano Lecture Room (101 Bogel Hall).

“Constructing Identities Through Music” will address the origins and emergence of hip-hop and the ways individuals use hip-hop to construct their identity. Panelists will also discuss the difference between underground and commercial hip-hop and hip-hop’s cultural dimensions connected to global citizenship and social movements.