A glance again at our most-read tales in Music, Theatre, Artwork, and Tradition for 2022

A glance again at our most-read tales in Music, Theatre, Artwork, and Tradition for 2022

This 12 months proved that the Artwork & Tradition Trade is resilient and robust in Western New York. After navigating the worldwide pandemic that shut down phases and stay occasions, this listing demonstrates the vibrance, perseverance, variety, and depth of artwork, theatre, music, historical past, and tradition in our area. Given the quantity of articles we wrote in 2022 protecting these matters, we determined to compile this huge listing of almost 50 articles to assist reacquaint you with these companies, artists, and organizations, and supply our readers only a style of what makes our neighborhood particular.

Listed here are our most learn tales of 2022 within the areas of Theatre, Music, Artwork & Tradition!


THE OTHER JOSH COHEN packs oodles of expertise into the intimate Musicalfare theater for a hilarious 90-minute romp

A glance again at our most-read tales in Music, Theatre, Artwork, and Tradition for 2022
Picture by Doug Weyand

Josh Cohen has no girlfriend and no prospects for a Valentine’s date.  He’s broke, and his New York Metropolis condominium’s simply been robbed of every part however a Neil Diamond CD.  Plainly Josh is an efficient man caught in a lifelong battle with unhealthy luck.  However, in the midst of his pity occasion, a mysterious letter arrives that modifications his life perpetually.  This fast-paced romantic comedy includes a six-member on-stage ensemble of very gifted musician-singer-actors who can do all of it….learn extra

15. FALL FROM THE GRACE OF GOD at A.R.T. assembles 10 native shorts impressed by Irish punk band The Pogues
14. Starring Buffalo’s EVITA brings collectively Broadway and Buffalo’s greatest stars
13. BURST at Alleyway, a brand new play, is splendidly Shakespearean
12. STAGE KISS lets Irish Classical shine with one in all their strengths – a well-directed, well-acted, excessive class farce.
11. GRINDR MOM, the comedy at Alleyway Cabaret, presents a brand new twist on popping out tales simply in time for Pleasure Week

10. ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, the first-ever Shea’s manufacturing is a continuous 90-minute glory
9. MY FAIR LADY at Shea’s brings lush Bartlett Sher manufacturing to the large stage
8. AS YOU LIKE IT (Shakespeare in Delaware Park) supplies a comedy appropriate for all
7. Alleyway Theatre’s The Oregon Path whisks audiences backwards and forwards via time
6. A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is lastly right here at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, enjoyable for the entire household

5. Three WNY theatres group as much as produce ‘The Coloration Purple the Musical’ in 2023
4. Alleyway Theatre premieres Berserker, a darkish comedy that finds humor in a few of life’s greatest questions
3. Highway Much less Traveled Presents “Little Girls…Now”
2. ROCK OF AGES on the Kavinoky delivers continuous high-energy enjoyable

Cast of Cabaret Second Generation Theatre

1. Cabaret, a well timed take a look at “one of the excellent items of musical theatre ever created” offered by Second Era Theatre

After virtually two years of Covid-19 cancellations, postponements, and re-casting, CABARET is lastly right here! Second Era Theatre’s manufacturing of the timeless musical theater basic that was initially slated for manufacturing in June 2020 makes its grand debut on the Shea’s Smith Theatre stage on Friday, June 10, 2022…learn extra

Music & Comedy

Elmwood Summerfest heats up native music scene and celebrates all issues Summer time in Buffalo

As if having a number of the hottest bars and eating places within the Elmwood Village wasn’t sufficient, the unstoppable groups behind the Beer Preserve, Jack Rabbit, and Breezy Burrito Bar are heating up the summer season with the debut of Elmwood Summerfest. Expertise the Elmwood Village like by no means earlier than with this enjoyable within the solar pageant taking place simply weeks away on Sunday, June twenty sixth 2022….learn extra

15. 2022 Borderland Music + Arts Competition
14. Inaugural WoofStock Music Competition at Como Lake Park
13.  The Coloured Musicians Membership presents George Scott’s Large Band Bash @ The Buffalo Historical past Museum
12. sixth Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Celebration @ The Central Terminal
11. WNY vacation custom, BPO presents Handel’s MESSIAH @ Our Girl of Victory Basilica

Photo of Augustin Hadelich playing the violin

10. Finest live performance this season? It may very well be. BPO at Kleinhans
9. 2022 Music is Artwork: 20 12 months Anniversary
8. The Coloured Musicians Membership on the 18th Annual Queen Metropolis Jazz Competition
7. Interview: Gregg Turkington (Neil Hamburger)
6. The Buffalo Music Corridor of Fame introduces the Class of 2022

Photo from Cobblestone live 2019 showing fans cheering as one of the bands perform

5. 2022 Cobblestone Reside is again for its greatest 12 months but!
4. Deliver a Date: Large Bands are Again in Buffalo
3. Elmwood Summerfest heats up native music scene and celebrates all issues Summer time in Buffalo
2. 2022 Porchfests are much more than “porches and bands”

1. 20-year-old piano phenom Alexander Malofeev wows Kleinhans viewers with a excessive power Prokofiev concerto

 It took two days and a very long time in airports and airplanes to get right here, however globe-trotting pianist Alexander Malofeev is younger (he turns 21 this October) and stuffed with power, and so that you’d do not know of all that as he marched throughout the stage at Kleinhans Music Corridor and sat so confidently on the BPO’s Steinway piano.  No fussiness, no adjustment of the chair, JoAnn gave him a fast look, then signaled for the great musical introduction by clarinet, joined by second clarinet, flute, violins, then all of the strings quickly accelerating like a steam engine and BAM!…learn extra

Artwork, Movie & Tradition

Avenir Cine Stage Studio

The following time that you just cross by 1048 Niagara Road, decelerate and look to the west. There, you will notice a ravishing previous brick constructing going through the road. However did you even discover the slender alleyways that lead in direction of the rear of the constructing, on both facet? These alleyways are dwelling to quite a lot of designers, makers, and producers, together with Andy Morin, who not too long ago launched a stage studio referred to as Avenir Cine….learn extra

15. sixteenth Annual Buffalo Int’l Movie Competition
14. 2022 Attorneys for the Arts
13. Slideshow | Karle Norman
12. Structure Photographer Kim Smith is nominated for an +Architizer award
11. Julia Bottoms chosen to design statue honoring the late Shirley Chisholm

10. Small Enterprise Highlight: Artist Mark DiVincenzo finds his “Excellent Pure Rhythm”
9. UB Arts Collaboratory’s Artist Creates Labyrinth at Silo Metropolis
8. Mural Alert: Queen Metropolis by Adeyemi Adegbesan
7. Mural Alert: Beau Stanton in Allentown
6. Buffalo, via the eyes (and lens) of Painkiller

Image of gallery from sidewalk - it's a corner space at the street intersection

5. Introducing the C Stuart and Jane H Hunt Gallery
4. PLAY/GROUND is again and higher than ever
3. Patti Smith and Snoop Dogg Murals by Philip Burke & Zoom Copy @ City Ballroom
2. Artwork and Vacation Cheer @ The Firehouse and Moriarty Café & Bar

1. The Budweiser Clydesdales pay a go to to Hertel Avenue – Italian Heritage Competition returns to its former dwelling

Later immediately (Friday, July 15), at 5pm, The Budweiser Clydesdales can be paying a go to to Hertel Avenue, courtesy Strive-It Distributing. The adored Budweiser mascots can be taking part in a brief parade, that can happen on the intersection of Shoshone Road and Hertel Avenue, climate allowing….learn extra

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