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Fringe Will Appeal to WNY’s Festival-Loving Residents

Fringe Will Appeal to WNY’s Festival-Loving Residents

To describe the London (Ontario) Fringe Festival presents a bit of a challenge. Imagine having your choice of 50 different theatre companies from across Canada and around the world. Consider that there are 350 performance times and on stage there will be everything from musicals, comedies, dramas, dance, clowns, magic and shows that defy categories and descriptions. And that’s just for starters!

Now you also need to image over 100 visual artists exhibiting in the art gallery and participating in a one-night contemporary art experience that explodes onto the streets in the downtown core. 

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.

Izzo's New Book Offers Supernatural Scares

Izzo's New Book Offers Supernatural Scares

by Kaitlyn Duthie

Now introducing his fourth novel, No Escape, Tony Izzo is on his way to becoming the Stephen King or Dean Koontz of East Aurora. Izzo revealed to the East Aurora Advertiser that this novel is truly unlike his past three written works, The Dark Ones, Evil Harvest, and Cruel Winter. As he continues his writing career, Izzo is finding his own writing style that captures his readers’ attention within the first chapter. Izzo wrote his newest novel specifically to be so alluring that there is no escape in reading it.

East Aurora Grads are in Band Releasing EP This Week

East Aurora Grads are in Band Releasing EP This Week

The Rochester-based band Class 99 this week released its first EP, titled "Apartment 6B." Two of the members of the band, Michael Rousselle and Patrick Kearns, hail from East Aurora and call East Aurora High School their alma mater.

After playing two years’ worth of shows and gradually evolving their repertoire from cover medleys to original songs, the band decided it was time to hit the studio. Apartment 6B is the result of this process, and a stepping stone to a full album (as yet untitled) expected in the spring of 2011.

Art Gala Brings Color to a White Winter

Art Gala Brings Color to a White Winter

by Kaitlyn Duthie, Intern for the East Aurora Advertiser

The East Aurora Art Society and Absolut Care of Aurora Park are partnering again this winter to present the Annual Crystal Moonlight Gala. The event will be Sat., Jan. 29, from 7 until 9 p.m. Although the event is free of charge, there will be art for sale as well as a raffle of small paintings.

The Gala is scheduled during the winter because there are few public activities for the public at this time of year. The event is intended brings a light and cheerful feel to a gloomy winter. “Everyone who attends leaves in a happy frame of mind. Each year always goes well,” said Bernice Smith, publicity director of the East Aurora Art Society.

East Aurora High School Presents Seussical the Musical February 11-13

East Aurora High School Presents Seussical the Musical February 11-13

EAST AURORA, N.Y. -- East Aurora High School presents Seussical the Musical at the East Aurora High School Auditorium, 1003 Center Street, East Aurora, NY on February 11-13.  This is the musical’s premiere in East Aurora and, directed by Chris Cummins, is guaranteed to be a unique and fun show.  The orchestra will be conducted by Paula O’Connor, chorus directed by Paul Blackwell, and choreography by Mike Lambert.

Seussical the Musical is based on a collection of Dr. Seuss' best known works, following Horton the Elephant and his efforts to protect his friend Jojo and Who-ville against all harm. Other beloved Seuss characters include the Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, the Lorax, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and the narrator, the Cat in the Hat.

Flurrious! 2011

Flurrious! 2011

Enjoy some winter fun today (Jan. 16) at Delaware Park for the 1st annual Flurrious! winter event. Here is a link to the schedule:

http://www.bfloparks.org/images/uploads/Flurrious_Event_Sched.jpg

 

And for more images go to:

http://onsightstudio.smugmug.com/WNYEvents2011/Flurrious/15464456_pQeXK#1157808881_o5H2o