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Judy Hurwitz
· June 5, 2017
We were there for our granddaughters dance recital over the weekend which is always a wonderful show in a wonderful auditorium. The Center for the Arts is a bea...utiful place, but unfortunately, it is getting harder every year for us to get to our seats using the stairs. Too bad there isn't a ramp on the outside aisles to make it easier to get to and from your seat. See More
Sarah Judd Phelps
· April 6, 2017
The auditorium is gorgeous with almost no bad seats. The sound system for the performance of the Russian National Ballet's Swan Lake was absolutely deplorable. ...Tchaikovsky must have been rolling in his grave! They may have provided their own tape but the speakers were screechy and I had to stick my fingers in my ears! The dancing was absolutely beautiful, though. Also, the parking is awful with a 25 minute wait to exit the lots. It needs to be reconfigured or have campus cops directing traffic when they have a performance. See More
Jacqueline Parry
· May 20, 2017
Overall I like the venue. The theater is nice. Handicap parking is quite a distance from the front doors. Once inside the venue there is a lack of signage and or staff directions to events. Once at the theater entrance within the building, there were many staff directing patrons.
Michael Wing
· June 25, 2017
Amherst High holds their graduation � there every year ... other than poor lighting for iPhone pictures, it's a great place.
Joann Hoefler
· June 25, 2017
It is a beautiful building! It was used for my grandson's graduation from Amhurst high school! Very nice setting and event!
Mike Woods
· December 19, 2016
Nice venue. Logistically speaking they should have people directing traffic in the parking lot and inside the venue. I was recently there for a sold out event there was another function going on at the same time. The function was taking place in front of the area to enter the theater so they literally had 95% of the access area blocked off. This createf confusion and there was no staff to direct people. Before and after the event the weather was rainy and horrible. There should have been people there to direct the flow of traffic. See More
Rick Nitsche
· September 29, 2016
I love the Center of the Arts @ UB! Last night I saw Brian Wilson and company put on an amazing show with the entire staged full of widely talented musicians. I... was fortunate to have third row seats which allowed me see the reactions of the band as they got a look at the theater full of appreciative fans. Amazement came over their faces as they looked up to the balcony! Dare I say the place was full of Good Vibrations! I look forward to my next show at this fabulous venue. See More
Laura Antoniou
· February 27, 2017
Very small , bar setup was not very nice . Wine selection was aweful ...Not allowed to have refreshments in the theater . Theater was half empty yet staff woul...d not allow people to move to nicer seats even halfway through the performance. On the positive side Visibility from most seats including balcony was good and parking convenient See More
Jennifer Brady
· June 18, 2016
It's a really nice venue but for a dance recital where you have infants up through 100 year old grandparents, it's really difficult to figure out how to handle ...the elevator situation and even worse when the staff just stares when you are struggling or admonishes those who are bringing small siblings to the recital (reprimanding them prior to the show about lap children who cannot physically hold down a seat or lecturing parents who had no choice but to bring in a stroller for an infant). I think communication for the dance recitals could be a lot better with the studios about how to handle the mix that recitals have. My 96 year old grandmother nearly fell down the stairs while coming down with her cane and we didn't even realize that an elevator might have been available, nor was the staff proactive about it. The handicap entrance wasn't even being staffed when we entered. UB can do a lot better than this. See More
Karen Lynn Bunker
· June 3, 2017
Love this place
I've been here for many dance recitals & concerts
Great dance Recital
Richard Jones
· December 18, 2016
The facility is very nice. Just be ready for problems if you're ADA required or long in th legs. Leg room in the seating is lacking (spacing if the rows is ve...ry much 1970s requirements) and no hand rails going down the main room aisles. Venue offers good sound and views but that is all. See More
Rocco William Russo
· March 1, 2017
Not necessarily a bad venue on its own, but a horrible place for any sort of concert with energy. Is standing prohibited? Everyone stays seated. Also no drinks allowed inside. Don't bother unless you just want to sit there and listen. Boring.
Nicholas Orticelli
· January 16, 2017
On Monday January 9th of 2017 I won a free ticket to first State of The State Address. I wasn't going to go because I have fundamental differences with Cuomo an...d his administration. As I sat through the seminar, I decided that I couldn't listen to the lies any longer. I non threateningly got out of my seat and informed Cuomo that he and Byron Brown were under Federal Investigation. As I calmly walked out, I was followed out by a group of men calling me obscene names amongst other things I can't write here. No big deal, but as I got out into the parking lot, I was stopped and detained by 2 State Police Officers and one Campus officer. They said that I didn't commit a crime, nor was I suspected of committing a crime, but said that I'd be arrested if I didn't give them my State Identification. I didn't commit any crimes and I simply stood up, walked out and used my 1st Amendment Rights as I walked out. I would like to pursue accountability because this wasn't right. It was also very cold outside and I didn't have a jacket. See More
Kelly Joseph Asher
· February 3, 2017
The opening act, Forrest Shaw warmed the audience up and Jim Jeffries kept us going for over two hours. His material was fresh, especially the stuff he was up as he went along. If you are a politically correct, sensitive, easily offended individual his hilariously irreverent comedy is not for you. For the rest of us, get ready to laugh until your sides hurt. See More
Stephen R. Ferrando
· June 4, 2017
Very nice venue !!! Thought the stage and all the lighting and audio systems were quite adequate!! Enjoyed my time there !!
Lori Wheeler
· June 27, 2017
Great place for graduation! Not a bad seat in the house!
Ann K Lupo
· December 4, 2016
Absolutely appalling lack of ADA compliance in this venue! I noticed some similar comments, but nothing has been done. Mobility challenged or people in wheelcha...irs have NO access to the balcony. There are STAIRS on every level. Regular chairs are brought out and placed where there are terrible sight lines for those seeking accommodations. One must wait for an usher, or go seek one out to be taken and monitored in the only elevator on the premises, which doesn't even reach all floors. This is appalling in the 21st century! Handicapped parking is located ACROSS THE STREET and the handicapped accessible entrance is sometimes lacks personnel. UB, remedy this situation, you should be ashamed! See More
Fran Pici
· May 7, 2017
The building is well kept, I've never seen a bad performance. Parking is their only downfall
David Reilly
· March 1, 2017
Have always had a good experience here. Legroom for seating is good, sightlines are good, well run venue. Beth Hart was great, what a voice!
James J. Allen
· October 4, 2016
Seeing Trombone Shorty up close and personal given the venue was incredible. I love his show at Jazzfests with thousands of spectators but in the Center for the Arts the experience so much more intense and enjoyable. The passion and enthusiasm of the band was breathtaking! Excellent!!!
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If Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and Willy Wonka all got together for a play date, it might look like Brain Candy Live! See the show this Wednesday, Nov. 22nd. Tickets:

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Rodrigo y Gabriela made their long-awaited visit to town last night and it was worth the wait! Thanks to all who attended. Photo: Jordan Oscar

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Tonight! We'll have tickets at the door. Marc Scibilia opens at 8pm. Tickets:

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Get ready for some Thanksgiving-eve Brain Candy Live! See Adam Savage (MythBusters, Tested) and Michael Stevens (VSauce) on Wednesday, November 22nd. Tickets:

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Rodrigo y Gabriela finally make it to town this Friday! Buffalo's own Marc Scibilia opens the show. Hope you can join us.

As part of a Professional Dance Residency at the CFA - and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts - Claire Jacob-Zysman and Dancers visited Cloverbank Elementary in Hamburg to teach students about the exploration of movement. Claire Jacob-Zysman (BFA, University at Buffalo ’06) and dancer Jennifer Yackel where able to create a safe and inviting environment for students to participate. The fourth graders were given the opportunity to improvise and created their own movement phrases. While in residency, Claire and dancers had a performance which included the students and the work they had created. Students were able to receive aesthetic education and gain valuable knowledge of this art form.

Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell is up for Album of the Year at the CMA Awards (airing tonight at 8 p.m. on ABC). Check out this recent interview. By the way, tickets for his concert at the CFA on January 30th are going fast!

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Brain Candy Live stars Adam Savage of Tested & MythBusters and Michael Stevens of VSAUCE and they're coming to town on Wednesday, November 22nd! Tickets:

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In case you missed it, Alton Brown spent a bit of time with beef on weck when he was in town!

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Buffalo: After asking where to find the best buffalo wings, you kindly let me know I should be conducting a beef on weck taste test instead. So I did...

Check out a review and some great photos from last week's John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring show!

Only a few tickets remaining for tonight's show!

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Alton Brown

Good morning, Buffalo. What a lovely day. My second time playing your fine city and I'm looking forward to tonight: #AltonBrownLive