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- JENNINGS: This weekend's lineup is a laughing matter This weekend you will get a break from the local elections and have a few laughs with some major comedians, or take in some great music to forget about politics.
Movie screening at Buffalo film festival to benefit Niagara Falls cultural center
In 1986, the horror comedy feature "Class Of Nuke 'Em High" was a popular hit. Co-directed by Richard W. Haines and Lloyd Kaufman, the movie follows a group of students whose high school is next to a nuclear power plant, which results in the contamination of their favorite recreational substances and causes the kids to behave strangely.
- CALLERI: '12 Years A Slave' magnifies American history "12 Years A Slave" is a low-budget independent picture with a grand-scale feel that managed to get made in this era of overblown comic book fantasies. Production costs were reported to be around $20-million. It tells a true story, but it doesn't tell it as well as it should.
- Lack of black women becomes 'SNL' issue Kerry Washington's turn as host of "Saturday Night Live" this week gives that television institution something it hasn't seen much lately: a black woman onstage trying to make people laugh.
NACC artist brings the homeless into the light
Faces of the homeless fill Gary Wolfe's home studio. In his depictions, there is often both light and darkness, weariness and optimism, and a beauty that might seem unlikely to be found among the disenfranchised on inner city streets. The Town of Tonawanda artist, whose show "Out of the Darkness," opens at 6 p.m. Friday at Artspace in Buffalo, is Wolfe's effort to present the humanity in each of his subjects. His intent is to bring awareness that each human may only be a single catastrophe away from the dire circumstances of those he paints.
- Castellani joins Day of the Dead celebration The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting a week-long celebration in honor of El Día de los Muertos, a Mexican and Mexican-American festival in which participants remember those who have died and entice their souls to visit by building ofrenda, altars decorated with photos of deceased loved ones, dishes of their favorite foods, religious items, pungent marigolds, and candles to help light their way.
- NCCC exhibit focuses on New Foundland 'walkabout' The Dolce Valvo Art Center at Niagara County Community College is hosting "a • new • found • land" exhibit by photographer Joe Ziolkowski, running through Nov. 22 at the college.
- JENNINGS: Taj Mahal, Denny Laine among week's diverse acts There is a slew of great choices coming to the region this weekend, and enough to suit just about every musical taste from '60s pop, Beatles classics, blues and metal.
- 'Serenata,' opens Friday with Italian American theme "Serenata," the third in a comedy series written about the Italian American culture by Niagara Falls teacher and playwright Linda Silvestri, will open Friday at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center.
- CALLERI: Get ready for the march of the motion pictures, plus a pair to see during the lull I have to admit that when I saw Halloween candy at a local supermarket on a sweltering day in August, I was momentarily surprised and annoyed.
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