Music is Art Live @ The Center to Air Sundays

Live Series Continues Feb. 21, 28; March 7, 21, 28; April 4, 18 and 25

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: January 27, 2006

BUFFALO, NY -- The Center for the Arts announces the spring 2006 television schedule for the Music is Art Live @ The Center Season Two television series celebrating Western New York's best contemporary musicians and visual artists. The fall 2005 series will air on UPN 23 WNLO Sundays at 10:30 p.m. starting Feb. 12.

The Center for the Arts also continues Music is Art Live @ The Center, a series of live concerts by local musicians, and artist exhibitions in the Center for the Arts Atrium at 9 p.m. on Tuesdays starting Feb. 21. Each event is open to the public, free of charge.

On Tuesday evenings, the center's atrium is transformed into a bustling coffeehouse featuring a unique blend of cutting-edge musicians and creative visual artists.

All events will be recorded for future television broadcast. During each event, a camera crew will shoot footage to produce a half-hour television episode highlighting the intimate original musical performances, visual arts demonstrations, and the stories behind the artist's work.

Music is Art Live @ The Center is a collaboration between the Center for the Arts and the Music is Art Foundation with founder Robby Takac of ChameleonWest Studios and the Goo Goo Dolls. 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.

Season Two Television Air Schedule on UPN 23 WNLO at 10:30 p.m.:

February 12: Features musical artists The Juliet Dagger and Jenny Owen Youngs; visual artists Julie Silver and Ginny Lohr

February 19: Features musical artists Woke Up in Vegas and Bensin; visual artists Deborah Kane and Iris Kirkwood

February 26: Features musical artists Scott Celani and From.These.Eyes; visual artists Karen Abbo, Ben Dunkle and Jeanne Dunkle

March 5: Features musical artists Anatara and Nancyscandy; visual artists Andy Russell and Bill Cannon

March 12: Features musical artists Ghostrunner and Sleepaway; visual artists Gerald Mead and Michael Mulley

March 19: Features musical artists Xnow, Keanon Sean and Shangrila; visual artists David Butler and Kara Daving

March 26: Features musical artists Wendell Rivera's Latin Jazz Ensemble and Nikki Hicks and the Soul Music Souljahs; visual artists Rita Argen Auerbach and Gustavo Glorioso

April 2: Features musical artists Klear and Agent Me; visual artists Dorothy Fitzgerald and Mae Leong