April 2011

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Dog+Pony; 464 Gallery/Blink

A tale of two galleries

Buffalo Days; Old is the new black

" ... all that has ceased to glitter truly can be gold, if seen from the right perspective."

East Aurora Cooperative Market

Food no longer incorporated

Six weeks of flower power

A national festival takes root.

Day Trips/May flowers in Rochester and environs

" ... weather-appropriate road trips are closer than you think."

Lilies—beautiful and easy

Of all the classifications of lilies available for WNY gardens, the Asiatic hybrids, Oriental hybrids, and newer strains are the most rewarding.

Garden books with attitude

" ... three garden books that are well-written, entertaining, and contain surprising information."

Get your Dyngus on!

Cheese: A new trail for the Finger Lakes

"For longtime visitors to the Finger Lakes region, the Cheese Trail offers a new experience in addition to the more familiar winery tours."

Urban Habitat Project: The East Side takes a walk on the wild side

“We don’t look around this neighborhood and see them as vacant lots, we see them as potential classrooms.”

CUFF: Putting the roots in 'grassroots'

"CUFF is the primary catalyst behind the growing transformation in this neighborhood of vacant, litter-strewn lots into living, breathing, often food-producing swaths of land."

Dining Out for Life 2011

What's New: Buffalo Boutiques

Spree blogger Erin Habes shares her favorite new boutiques.

Q&A: Kimberley Minkel

"Perhaps it’s not such a stretch to say that Kimberley Minkel is a caregiver, though not exactly the kind she once imagined she would be."

Vintage can be timeless

Everything old is new again.

What's new: Hydraulics rising

What's new: Reuse for the former Bethune Hall

"The architectural significance of Bethune Hall goes well beyond its name ..."

Preservation-ready: The Great Northern grain elevator

"The Great Northern grain elevator is the last of the “brick box” type still standing in North America."

A study in flavor with Chef Joe George

"There are no hard and fast rules to cooking with herbs, but there are a few general guidelines to follow ..."

On the Line: Chef Ross Warhol

One of the Buffalo area's most promising young chefs shares his favorite late night cocktails and edible guilty pleasures.

Power to Polonia

" ... this storied and once-thriving East Side neighborhood is sprouting visible and tangible examples of real progress to combat the blight and urban prairification that has threatened it for decades."

Sounds of the City: Iron & Wine

Babel: Chris Abani

Theater: Something so revolutionary

"LehrerDance founder Jon Lehrer and MusicalFare artistic/executive director Randall Kramer set out to create an entirely new piece with Simon’s music."

Elmwood Village: A sustainable streetscape

"Lately two new projects of the Frizlen Group have sprung up in the Elmwood Village, signs of life in what were noticeably moribund spaces."

West Side = Foodie heaven

"Now it seems that homecooks can find nearly everything their hearts desire within a few blocks."

Budget Crunch: Koreana

"Come hungry."

Style: Hats are back, and that’s that

Game On: An education for Terry Pegula

Looks like we’re going to spend the summer getting acquainted with new Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula.

Bethune: Former classrooms to become lofts

"The architectural significance of Bethune Hall goes well beyond its name ... "

New and hot at the Albright-Knox

"...most of the work here has never been seen before by our audience."

Sounds of the City: Made in America Choral Spectacular

What's New: Buffalo River Corridor

From industrial wasteland to recreational destination

Take One: The Delaware

The cuisine, which you might call “gastropub”—or, as the chef puts it, “fine diner-ing”—is fairly new to the area, but, this being Buffalo, spirited eaters have rushed it in a way that you wish the Bills’ defensive line could emulate.

Sounds of the City: Michele Ragusa

Funny Girl Live with the BPO happens on April 9.

Sounds of the City: Dionne Warwick

Warwick comes to the Riviera on April 10.

Hot 5: Phosphorescent at Mohawk

Phosphorescent at Mohawk Place on April 9.

What's New: Eve Barry

Center for Community Leadership

Art Review: Figuration and its Discontents

"Curator Sandra Firmin has selected a thoughtful and pleasantly surprising group of paintings and drawings for this show, all the more enjoyable for its inclusion of so many excellent artists working in Western New York today."

What's new: Give for greatness

Two months to raise one million

What's New: Coffee and crepes by the park

Some new ventures in Buffalo are instant successes

What's New: Here comes the Neighborhood

Seamus Gallivan's Good Neighborhood

Art Preview: Hirsch's Cubic Groove

"There’s something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly clear."–Stephen Stills

Fanfare for the common man-cave

The “man cave” aesthetic, now in franchise form

What We Want: Le Metro English Muffins

Yes, we know the muffin man

Twenty-first century golf in Niagara County

Ultimately, a nineteenth century game needs to embrace a twenty-first century world.

A pot of gold at the end of the Rainbow (Mall)?

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and Hospitality and Tourism Center

Spree Insider: April 2011

Another month, another round of diverse Spree-sponsored events!

Hot 5: Edible Book Festival

Hot 5: Bob Newhart

A legend and one of the funniest men alive speaks at UB's Center for the Arts in April.
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