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'Rock for Food' Teams Up with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

 'Rock for Food' Teams Up with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

9th Annual ‘Rock for Food’ Teaming Up Once Again with Wing Fest to Benefit Food Bank

Some of Western New York’s top music acts will be gathering together for an evening of live original music to help the hungry in anticipation of the holiday season.  Now in its 9th year of existence, “Rock for Food 2011” - will be held on Friday, September 2nd at The Pearl Street Grill & Brewery on 76 Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo. The event is a benefit for The Food Bank of Western New York and is once again the official kickoff party for The National Buffalo Wing Festival.

Post Your Pictures to the 2 Your Town Photo Galleries

Post Your Pictures to the 2 Your Town Photo Galleries

A viewer has added some terrific new pictures to our Downtown Buffalo community website.

If you have photos taken in Western New York you'd like to share with a couple hundred-thousand of your friends and neighbors, send them to neighborhoods@wgrz.com.

You can also create a new gallery of your own on any of our 17 WGRZ-2 Your Town community websites. Ask for details.

 

Just Buffalo Literary Center Working to Raise $5,000 by Aug. 31st to Publish "Wordplay"

Just Buffalo Literary Center Working to Raise $5,000 by Aug. 31st to Publish "Wordplay"

Buffalo, NY—Just Buffalo Literary Center can hear the clock ticking. By 5 PM on August 31st, they need to raise $5,000 to help students in Western New York see themselves in print. Just Buffalo is partnering with Kickstarter -- the internet pledging website for creative projects -- to support the publication of Wordplay, the annual anthology of student writing which highlights the most powerful work from the organization's K-12 writers-in-education program.

Artpark's 'Fame': Struggles, Hope ... and One Super-Catchy Theme Song

Artpark's 'Fame': Struggles, Hope ... and One Super-Catchy Theme Song

Though the storyline is a little thin, Artpark & Co.'s production of "Fame -- The Musical" does, in fact, light up the sky like a flame. A talented cast and bright, lively dance numbers make up for character deficiencies and odd time jumps.

Set in 1980 at New York City's High School for the Performing Arts, "Fame" tells the tale of a ragtag group of students, each one dressed as befitting the decade of Madonna, Spandau Ballet and "Miami Vice," and praying to become a real, live star. Though these teens are the cream of the crop of a vast applicant pool, they're told right from the start success will only come from hard work. Their subjects -- acting, dance, music -- are "the hardest professions in the world."

Read the full review, see photos and find show times and ticket prices on the Niagara Frontier Publications website, www.wnypapers.com.

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Thursday, August 18

Teddy Bear Picnic

11:00am – 2:00pm

$8 per child, $2 per adult (sorry, no coupons or passes accepted)

What child could resist a trip on the carrousel with their favorite stuffed animal? Bring your best bear friend for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, stories, and treats. Or you can even make a new friend, with DJ Dance Boogie’s special build-an-animal workshop (separate fee). At 11:30am and 1:00pm join us for a very special puppet show, “The Enchanted Bear.” It’s a great time for people and toys alike!

Blink-182 to Co-Headline Honda Civic Tour at Darien Lake

Blink-182 to Co-Headline Honda Civic Tour at Darien Lake

Blink-182, the band that helped define the pop-punk genre will perform at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Thursday, August 11. The potty-mouthed trio is co-headlining the 10th anniversary Honda Civic Tour with My Chemical Romance and special guest Manchester Orchestra

Journey to Perform at Darien Lake on August 10

Journey to Perform at Darien Lake on August 10

Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, will perform at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 10. 

The legendary band recently hit the road for a two-year worldwide tour to promote their lastest album, Eclipse, which debuted at #13 on Billboard's Hot 200. Journey's fourteenth studio album, released May 24, is the second to feature new lead singer Arnel Pineda.