Citing "health reasons," Timberlake apologized for having to reschedule the Madison Square Garden show until Friday, the same day he is scheduled to tape "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" which is also shot in New York City.
Wednesday's concert is just one of two dates originally listed for the Manhattan venue. Timberlake's concert scheduled for tonight is still on as of noon today.
Timberlake's Buffalo show remains unaffected at this time, as well.
Fiction writer Matt Bell visits Medaille College today for a series of activities that culminate in a The Write Thing Series reading tonight at 7 p.m. in the college's Academic Commons, located on the fourth floor of the Main Building on Medaille's city campus, 18 Agassiz Circle in Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.
Bell, who teaches creative writing at Northern Michigan University, is the senior editor at Dzanc Books and the founding editor of a monthly online literary magazine The Collagist. He is the author of two collections of short fiction "How They Were Found" (Keyhole Press, 2010) and "Cataclysm Baby" (Mud Luscious Press, 2012), and a debut novel "In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods" published by last year by Soho Press.
Bell's writing has been anthologized in "Best American Mysteries 2010", "Best American Fantasy 2", and "30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Younger Writers" and it has been featured in "The &NOW Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing" (&NOW Books, 2013).
Artist: Jesse Walp // // Title: "Stroll" // Exhibition: "Life Forms" // Through March 22 // Buffalo Arts Studio
In the video above, Western New York sculptor Jesse Walp walks about the inspiration behind "Stroll," the largest sculpture in his must-see Buffalo Arts Studio exhibition, and the complex process of creating it.
"Cyrano," one of the essential plays about love, apparently moved one audiencegoer to such ecstatic heights that he decided to propose to his girlfriend at intermission during a performance on Valentine's day. Here's the video:
The new awards program is similar to the yearly honors the Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County handed out until its demise in 2010. ASI is accepting nominations on its website for lifetime achievement, organization of the year, artist of the year, rising star, cultural supporter of the year, cultural advocate of the year, volunteer of the year and DEC program of the year. The ceremony will be on June 25 in the Hotel @ Lafayette.
Read ASI's release on the new awards program here.
On Friday afternoon, I talked with the artist Jesse Walp, whose ongoing show "Life Forms" includes sculptures of imaginary organic life forms meticulously carved out of wood. I'll post an in-depth look at how he created the show's biggest sculpture as part of my next weeky "Closer Look" post, but in the meantime, here's Walp talking about the inspiration for his new work:
The dark and fascinating history of this painting by the French Impressionist master Edgar Degas, a prized part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's collection since 1958, was only recently discovered. As Mark Sommer wrote last week in his story about the Albright-Knox's "Monuments Men" exhibition, the painting was one of hundreds of works slated to be shipped out of German-occupied Paris by the Nazis in the final months of World War II. It had been looted from the collection of Jewish art collector Alphonse Kann, who fled Paris for London in 1938 and left much of his collection behind.
In a riveting talk at the gallery last Thursday, collection cataloguer Gabriela Zoller recounted the surprising story of the painting's provenance, which she discovered during some routine research for the gallery's database.In short, Zoller came across a copy of the Nazi catalog card for the painting, which indicated that it had been stolen from Kann's collection, given a new German title and was on its way to Germany when the Allies intervened. As Zoller noted, the Nazis' "documents of theft became the evidence of restitution."
The remarkable full story, transcribed from this video of Thursday's press conference, follows after the jump.
For many years, the students of Locust Street Neighborhood Art Classes (138 Locust St.) have drawn inspiration from guided excursions into the surrounding city. Through organized field trips, painting and photography students at the community institution have created a de facto chronicle of Buffalo’s gradually shifting streetscape.
In “Visual Notes: Process and Perspective,” Locust Street students show off their latest attempts to capture the city’s constantly fluctuating rhythms and textures. Their trips to places like Canalside and Silo City have yielded a vibrant new body of work, from stark black-and-white photographs of grain elevators to riotously colored paintings of the bustling activity on the waterfront.
Kenn Morgan, a longtime photography instructor at Locust Street, shared the philosophy behind the field trips in a release: “The objective is to slow down and get students to look and see and observe the area that they’re in. This in turn will help them become a photographer and not just a picture-taker, and will help future generations to get an understanding of the conditions of how things were and looked in our time period.”
The show runs through March 6. Call 852-4562 or visit www.locuststreetart.org.