The Hotel @ the Lafayette is at the heart of downtown. You could say it is the heart of downtown. Because as Buffalo goes, so does this hotel. When it opened in 1904 as the Lafayette Hotel, Buffalo was the eighth-wealthiest city in the country. A century later, things weren't looking so good. The grand hotel in the heart of downtown had fallen on tough times. You wondered who lived there, who went out on that one, single, tiny, charming balcony overlooking Lafayette Square.
Byron Stripling's got that swing, and he also has that zing. When he last guest-starred with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, almost three years ago, the trumpet ace had the big crowd in stitches. He was also consummately polished as he played and sang his way through jazz standards, filling them with grit and greatness. Stripling has a genuine love for the songs by such legends as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin.
I always loved animals. But I never thought I’d own one. When I was a kid, my parents said no to pets. Five kids gave them enough to think about. They handed us some line about my brother being allergic, and that was that. In college, a roommate tried giving me two kittens as a present. The responsibility overwhelmed me, and I refused to accept them. Ten or 15 years after that, I had a dog, for exactly 24 hours. The story was so harrowing that I wrote it up for The Buffalo News for therapy’s sake.
@EeveE63 Wow, I was just reading the Wikipedia story on the song "Feed the Birds"! The original bird woman was Jane Darwell, had to come out of retirement to play the part. I envy you stepping into those shoes! You must to go Bird Kingdom!
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Selecting a term
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