Month: October 2019

Enjoy jazz at the Colored Musicians Club

It’s not everyone who celebrates her 65th birthday with a debut as a jazz singer, but that’s exactly what Lorna MacDonald Czarnota did in March. And she didn’t pick just any place for her debut, which also doubled as a birthday celebration. She chose the famous Colored Musicians Club, located at 145 Broadway in downtown …

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rural life: a visit to the Babcock House

In May, I took a tour of the Babcock House Museum with members of the Grand Island Historical Society. The Babcock House Museum is located near Somerset, in Niagara County, about thirty-three miles northeast of Buffalo. It is an interesting and distinctive structure because it is made almost entirely of cobblestone. Cobblestone houses were built …

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