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Old 04-15-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Doesn't Buffalo have a Symphony Orchestra, a professional theater, museums, live music and other forms of arts based entertainment? Actually, it is an area known for having an underrated arts scene.
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Old 04-15-2010, 01:58 PM
 
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Doesn't Buffalo have a Symphony Orchestra, a professional theater, museums, live music and other forms of arts based entertainment? Actually, it is an area known for having an underrated arts scene.
Buffalo Philharmonic led by Joanne Faletta. Heard regularly on NPR, nominated for Grammy award, and used in Woody Allen movie soundtracks.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery described by Smithsonian Magazine as "painting for painting" the two best museums of modern art in the USA. They are open late Fridays for families.

Theatre - more live PROFESSIONAL theatre in Buffalo than most cities in the USA including much larger Washington DC!!!

Voted number one arts destination 2 out of the last 3 years in style magazine.

And that's just WITHIN the City limits. Add in the entertainment options and shows brought into places like Artpark and the Casino's and you would be hard pressed to find a region with more entertainment options than WNY. It's just a matter of common sense - there are nearly 9 million people within 90 mile of Buffalo City Hall. With that many people it just stands to reason that there is going to be a plethora of things to do from horse racing to the Symphony and everything in between. There is even a NASCAR track going up in Ft Erie.
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:07 PM
 
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Buffalo Philharmonic led by Joanne Faletta. Heard regularly on NPR, nominated for Grammy award, and used in Woody Allen movie soundtracks.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery described by Smithsonian Magazine as "painting for painting" the two best museums of modern art in the USA. They are open late Fridays for families.

Theatre - more live PROFESSIONAL theatre in Buffalo than most cities in the USA including much larger Washington DC!!!

Voted number one arts destination 2 out of the last 3 years in style magazine.

And that's just WITHIN the City limits. Add in the entertainment options and shows brought into places like Artpark and the Casino's and you would be hard pressed to find a region with more entertainment options than WNY. It's just a matter of common sense - there are nearly 9 million people within 90 mile of Buffalo City Hall. With that many people it just stands to reason that there is going to be a plethora of things to do from horse racing to the Symphony and everything in between. There is even a NASCAR track going up in Ft Erie.
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That sounds about right.....Can't forget the Buffalo Inner-City Ballet, Artvoice, which keeps people in the area aware of entertainment and other events and Burchfield Penney Art Center.....
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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You do know that Joanne LaFaletta retired, right?

Albright-Knox is nothing compared to the ROM or MOMA. If these are such great attractions, how come we have had a mass exodus of people leaving the areas for over ten years?
One large museum, on the East Side and a bunch of tiny ones like the historical society on Elmwood.
Any media can hype a place and they rotate them year after year, so people don't get bored. Money Magazine does this too, means nada in the grand scheme of things.
Buffalo has one good resource, it's people. Keep waiting on the bridge project and Bass Pro and the casinos that will be the second coming of Jesus.

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Buffalo Philharmonic led by Joanne Faletta. Heard regularly on NPR, nominated for Grammy award, and used in Woody Allen movie soundtracks.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery described by Smithsonian Magazine as "painting for painting" the two best museums of modern art in the USA. They are open late Fridays for families.

Theatre - more live PROFESSIONAL theatre in Buffalo than most cities in the USA including much larger Washington DC!!!

Voted number one arts destination 2 out of the last 3 years in style magazine.

And that's just WITHIN the City limits. Add in the entertainment options and shows brought into places like Artpark and the Casino's and you would be hard pressed to find a region with more entertainment options than WNY. It's just a matter of common sense - there are nearly 9 million people within 90 mile of Buffalo City Hall. With that many people it just stands to reason that there is going to be a plethora of things to do from horse racing to the Symphony and everything in between. There is even a NASCAR track going up in Ft Erie.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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Yep, that's exactly why you live 3 hours east of here, right?

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That sounds about right.....Can't forget the Buffalo Inner-City Ballet, Artvoice, which keeps people in the area aware of entertainment and other events and Burchfield Penney Art Center.....
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:05 PM
 
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Yep, that's exactly why you live 3 hours east of here, right?
No, because where I live is where I'm originally from, but I know a little bit about Buffalo. BTW- You can get there in about 2 and a half, if that.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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True. Like you, though, as much as I love the people here, i'd leave and head east if I could.

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No, because where I live is where I'm originally from, but I know a little bit about Buffalo. BTW- You can get there in about 2 and a half, if that.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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True. Like you, though, as much as I love the people here, i'd leave and head east if I could.
It's whatever. It's an alright town and while it is smaller, there are some things to do.
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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You do know that Joanne LaFaletta retired, right?

Albright-Knox is nothing compared to the ROM or MOMA. If these are such great attractions, how come we have had a mass exodus of people leaving the areas for over ten years?.
You do know that her name is Faletta and not LaFaletta don't you? And you do know that far from retireing she has bought a condo in Buffalo's waterfront village.

MOMA was the one art museum that was singled out as the only one superior to the Albright-Knox in the USA in the field of modern art. The ROM is in Canada and would not have been considered by them, that said though the ROM building may be much more impressive - the collection within it's walls is not. By all standards and from all corners of the world the Albright-Knox IS considered a World Class museum
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Old 04-16-2010, 07:51 AM
 
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That is sad then, takes only about 1/2 hour to walk through Albright-Knox. Again, my context is NYC and TO, since I grew up in NJ and spent lots of time with family in Canada. Albright-Knox is a small-town museum and if you're used to places like the MOMA and ROM, there is simply no comparison. Oh, and as far as i'm concerned, international borders are irrelevant. If you're truly interested in art, science, theater, you won't live in a zip code bubble.

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You do know that her name is Faletta and not LaFaletta don't you? And you do know that far from retireing she has bought a condo in Buffalo's waterfront village.

MOMA was the one art museum that was singled out as the only one superior to the Albright-Knox in the USA in the field of modern art. The ROM is in Canada and would not have been considered by them, that said though the ROM building may be much more impressive - the collection within it's walls is not. By all standards and from all corners of the world the Albright-Knox IS considered a World Class museum
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