At age 78, BUDDY GUY
is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock
titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a
pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that
city's halcyon days of electric blues. He has received six Grammy
Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W.C. Handy Awards), the Billboard magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone ranked him in the top 30 of its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time." In 2015 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
April 22, 2015 /Read >
Composer, producer, and performer Tim Janis fosters a deep belief in creating music that can heal and bring peace on a global level. His music has traveled a long and fascinating journey from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, to Africa, China, and Eastern Europe.
May 7, 2015 /Read >
Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, "Weird Al" Yankovic Mandatory World Tour will visit over 100 cities throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. The tour follows the release of Weird Al's #1 album, Mandatory Fun (RCA Records). The album was released on July 15, 2014 and immediately shot to #1 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart.July 15, 2015 /Read >
The Center for the Arts presents a wide range of high quality performing arts and visual arts for the University, the State and the region, and enhances and augment the academic activities of the fine and performing arts departments at the University at Buffalo.