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HAL welcomes Rick Falkowski


Tue, Sep 12th 2023 01:10 pm

The Historical Association of Lewiston’s next program, titled, “Early Buffalo Music & Entertainment,” will be presented by Rick Falkowski at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.

A press release stated, “Rick will take a look back to the beginning of Buffalo’s entertainment history, starting at Canal Street to early theaters, concert halls, vaudeville houses, big band nightclubs and music prior to the advent of rock ‘n’ roll. He will include information on area radio stations, songwriters, musicians and entertainers. His presentation will also have many historic photos of Buffalo’s entertainment heritage.”

Falkowski has been involved in all aspects of WNY entertainment during the past 55 years. He is the founder of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and Buffalo Music Awards, former publisher of Buffalo Backstage Magazine, entertainment coordinator of Tonawanda’s Gateway Harbor Concerts, former representative of the American Society of Authors Composers & Publishers (ASCAP), USAF veteran and a Time Warner retiree. He presents classes on the history of Buffalo music and entertainment, and Buffalo history, at libraries, community centers, schools, senior living centers and for various organizations. In addition, he is the author of “History of Buffalo Music & Entertainment” (2017), “Profiles Volume I: History & Influential People from Buffalo & WNY-the 1800s” (2019), “Profiles Volume II: History & Influential People from Buffalo and WNY-the Early 1900s” (2021). His latest book is “Dynamic Buffalo Women.”

This community event is free and open to all, and refreshments will be served.

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