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Lewiston Arts Cafe!


Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center present a new regional poetry and music event in Niagara County.
The “Lewiston Arts Café” will feature some of the finest poets and musicians in WNY presented in a 1960s coffee house tradition. The aim of the series is to share the original poetry and music in an intimate setting...


Select Tuesdays at 7pm

Lewiston Opera Hall

732 Center Street, Lewiston, NY 14092


Free to Lewiston Council on the Arts' and

Just Buffalo Literary Center Member

General Public: $2


Tuesday, Feb 11, 2014:


Poetry: E.R. Baxter III., WNY poet and author, is a Niagara County Community College Professor Emeritus of English, has been a fellow of a New York State Creative Service Award for fiction, and is a recipient of a Just Buffalo Award for Fiction. He will read from his newly-published book of poetry, Niagara Lost and Found. He once won $5.00 for Best of Experimental Work from a magazine named Entrails, which he regards as a fine accomplishment. He now regrets cashing the check, but he needed the money at the time.
Baxter believes there's more poetry in a broken-down factory than in a bouquet of roses. "Everybody writes poetry," he says, "I just kept at it longer than some, and wrote more slowly, too. If you divide the number of words by my age, I'd be lucky to average a word a week."


Music: Alison Pipitone is well known on the WNY music scene. She has toured extensively and her band has opened for artists including Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, The Bacon Brothers, Martha Wainwright, Barenaked Ladies, and Billy Bob Thornton Band, just to name a few. Sam Wereb of Rockzilla says: "Alison Pipitone writes poetry that rocks. She's one part cover girl, two parts Springsteen, one part Liz Phair, and a bucket-full of Kurt Cobain.
Blended together with a whiskey-laced voice, she's a powerful concoction of lyric-driven, folky alternative rock with sharp, 100-proof melodies and scorching full-on performances." Pipitone has won over a dozen area music awards after touring the country and earning a national fan-base which recently funded her next CD in full through an online campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her perform in this intimate setting.


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Future Performances
Tues, Apr 8: Poetry: Perry S. Nicholas. Music: Maria Sebastian-Nicholas /John Brady.

Tues June 10: Poetry: Jennifer Campbell. Music: Tom Stahl.

Tues Sept 9: Poetry: Ken Feltges. Music: Dee Adams.

Tues Nov 11: Finale evening of poets and songwriters in the round



Thank you to our sponsor: Supermarket Liquors & Wines


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.