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LookingLewiston Arts Cafe 2015!


Select Tuesdays at 7pm

Lewiston Opera Hall

732 Center Street, Lewiston, NY 14092

Nov 10: Finale! Poets & Musicians in the Round!


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Lewiston Council on the Arts (LCA)  www.artcouncil.org  and Just Buffalo Literary Center (JBLC)  www.justbuffalo.org will present another program in the second season of the Lewiston Arts Cafe'. Hosted by Perry Nicholas and Maria Sebastian, Arts Cafe' is a series of programs that feature some of the finest poets and musicians in WNY at the historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St. 

John Brady is a performer, writer, and music educator in the Western New York area. He plays with a number of bands and is a Buffalo Music Hall of Fame member. His CD “Human Hands” has gotten raves from listeners and musicians alike. His song “Hooked On You” appears on the Grammy-nominated CD “Cold Snap” by Albert Collins, and was used on the TV show "Boston Legal,” and a number of his songs have been recorded by other artists.

Dale Campbell takes his inspiration from life- his songs are snippets of daily experiences retold with his obvious sense of humor and a touch of spirituality. He has two radio shows “Just Me & the Dog” and “Dale Campbell - All About Town” which are broadcast on WJJL 1440 AM. Dale can also be seen on Lockport Community Television as host of the video version of Lewiston Council on the Arts' Toast & Jam.

Tom Fenton, an award-winning guitarist/singer, has been performing his funny, intelligent and memorable songs on stages across WNY for the past 40 years, primarily with The Fibs, a versatile ensemble whose repertoire encompasses rock, reggae, folk, R&B, zydeco, mambo, jazz, calypso and more

Dave Thurman played his first gigs while living in Baltimore, Maryland in the early 70’s. He has toured New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Southern Ontario playing a popular progressive rock style. He continues to perform his solo act, is an active member of a few band including Brothers of Invention,  HKWT, and the Thurman Brothers.  Dave hosts “Songwriters Showcase” -  the areas premier open forum for people to perform and share their own music.

Richard Curtains is a recent convert to the art of poetry. His previous output consisted primarily of humorous birthday or anniversary cards for his wife. His  work focuses on family and friends. He is presently working on a series of poems inspired by a vacation to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.

David Landrey spent 38 years teaching literature, 35 of them at Buffalo State College, where he was afforded the freedom to develop courses in American Postmodern Poets. For three of those years he taught in Ankara, first at Bilkent University (1988-89) and then on a Fulbright Grant at Hacettepe University’s Department of American Literature and Culture (1991-93) where he taught American poetry and brought Robert Creeley and Robert Bertholf to the university. He studied briefly with Charles Olson at SUNY Buffalo in the early 1960s.

Richard Olson has been writing poetry for most of his life.He was a medic during the Vietnam war, and has written extensively about the war. Today he is proud to be a part of the local poetry community.
Fred Whitehead is a Buffalo area poet who has had a blog at fewhitehead.wordpress.com since 2010. He is the author of six volumes of poetry. He is the host of Dog E

“Program is funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew  Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the series is administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.”

This program is also sponsored by SuperMarket Liquors and Wines and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows  of Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge.





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Program is funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.