Music is Art Live @ The Center Enters Sixth Season of Ground-Breaking Live Concert and Television Series

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: September 20, 2007 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present Music is Art Live @ the Center in a series of six episodes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Oct. 2 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The all-ages events are free and open to the public.

Celebrating Western New York's best contemporary musicians and visual artists, Music is Art Live @ the Center continues an unprecedented sixth season of live performances; each episode highlights the intimate original musical performances, visual arts demonstrations and the stories behind the artists' work.

This project has generated great excitement by infusing Western New York arts and campus life into the community. More than 7,500 patrons have attended the live events and thousands of households have watched the television series on WNLO-TV (UPN 23) and WNED Thinkbright TV to date. The series has featured 58 musical artists representing more than 20 music genres, with 100 visual artists representing more than 20 different mediums. The center has also provided 62 students with excellent educational opportunities by way of its professional internship program.

Music is Art Live @ The Center began in spring 2005 as a collaboration of the Center for the Arts with the Music is Art organization and founder Robby Takac of Chameleonwest Studios and the Goo Goo Dolls. This spring, the Music is Art Live @ The Center television series garnered three Telly Awards: silver for lighting design; bronze for editing; and bronze for entertainment programming. Takac and Thomas Burrows, executive director of the Center for the Arts, serve as executive producers supported by a team of production personnel from the Center for the Arts, Chameleonwest Studios, local video production personnel and UB student interns.


Oct. 2 -- Features musical artists Marc Scibilia and GAEA feat. Cherita.

Oct. 9 -- Features musical artists Tina Marie Williams and Lee Ron Zydeco & The Hot Tamales.

Oct. 16 -- Features musical artists JoAnn Vaccaro and Goodbye Houston.

Oct. 30 -- Features musical artists David Kane's Them Jazzbeards

Nov. 6 -- Features musical artists Amungus.

Nov. 13 -- Features musical artists Geno McManus and Alison Pipitone Band.