The future looks promising for this regal opera house, once central to life in Medina because of its exciting performances and events.
As the curtain rose on Buffalo’s premier symphony orchestra, the city desperately needed a suitable concert hall. Enter Edward L. Kleinhans and Mary Seaton, stage left.
Songwriter Jack Yellen and his rhymes helped bring “Happy Days” to a nation mired in the Great Depression. This is the story of the Buffalo boy and his wife Lucille, a Hollywood dancer and choreographer.
In the 1920s, a fire ravaged Gowanda and left only a pile of rubble where its grand Opera House once stood. The community was devastated, but a local businessman was waiting in the wings to construct its next great movie playhouse.
Working across the country as an Egyptian pharaoh, Japanese geisha and Indian Oil doctor, Edward Thorn entertained thousands of people during his career as a traveling performer. Thorn reached the peak of stardom with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, but also kept tight ties to Western New York.
For more than 75 years, Buffalo's Colored Musicians Club has offered members a place to practice, perform and listen to the music they love. It is the only club of its kind continually operating to this day, drawing visitors from across the world.
Catch up on the progress of the Buffalo Walk of Fame and take another look at 2010 inductee, tap dancer Michael Dominico.
Charles Grifassi is on a mission to beat bureaucracy and commemorate Buffalo's best.