William Rand Kenan Jr’s philanthropic gesture to Lockport has provided a cultural legacy for the region.
The full content is available in the Fall 2017 Issue.
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.
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.
For more than 50 years, Dewey Michael's Palace Burlesk was a rollicking entertainment venue. A look at the last of Buffalo's big promoters and his legacy.