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Lewiston Arts Café welcomes Livio Farallo and Darryl Tonemah


Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm

The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present another program in the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café. Hosted by Perry Nicholas and Maria Sebastian, Arts Café is a series of programs that feature some of the area's finest poets and musicians.

Poet Livio Farallo, and musician Darryl Tonemah will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St.

Farallo is co-founder and co-editor of Slipstream, an international literary magazine in existence for 35 years. He hosted the Just Buffalo Open Reading Series for a number of years and has been published in numerous small press publications since the late 1970s. While at Niagara University, he co-founded Nomad Magazine, which then morphed into Slipstream once he graduated.

Singer, songwriter and award winning musician Tonemah is Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora. His songs are filled with thought-provoking metaphors - sharp, and with emotion and humor - which makes his music easy to relate to while it speaks to the soul. Tonemah has been recognized by the prestigious Native American Music Awards, Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards and Indian Summer Music Awards. He has appeared in several movies and stage productions, and recently authored a book titled "Spray Your Swamp Cooler."

Arts Café serves up an evening of entertainment and intellectual stimulation in an intimate 1960s-style coffee house atmosphere. The cost of admission is $2 for the general public and free for LCA and JBLC members.

This program is funded, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. It is administered by Arts Services Initiative of Western New York. This program also is sponsored by SuperMarket Liquors and Wines and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge.

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