Ani DiFranco has
renamed the 19th-century Gothic church in Buffalo that
she bought and renovated. Originally dubbed the Church, she
now calls the venue Babeville. The building
houses her music label, Righteous Babe Records, and
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.
public concerts in the space were set for Tuesday and
Wednesday in Asbury Hall, the former sanctuary. Both
concerts were sold out.
singer reopened the building in January after she and her
manager, Scot Fisher, saved it from the wrecking ball and,
with the city's help, poured $10 million into its