Close Shaw Festival co-founder dies at 87 Buffalo Philanthropist Rand Dies At Age 87 WGRZ 11:27 PM. EST January 06, 2017 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST BUFFALO, N.Y. - There are a lot of remembrances for a man who had a big impact on the cultural scene in Western New York and Southern Ontario. Calvin Rand died last weekend at the age of 87. The Buffalo native was best known for co-founding the Shaw Festival across the border in Niagara On-the-Lake. He also was a big supporter of cultural groups here in Western New York including the Irish Classical Theatre Company, Kleinhans Music Hall and both major art galleries. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST JOIN THE CONVERSATION To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Leave a Comment TRENDING VIDEOS Warning About KeyBank Phishing Scam 15 Year Old Caught Going 75 MPH On 290 Crash Kills Teen Driver, Injures Passengers Collins Accused In Questionable Stock Deal Elma Woman Honored For Helping Homeless Man Main Suspect In WNY Native's Death Found Dead Woman Crossing Street Killed In Amherst Gillibrand Votes Against Mattis Board To File Petition To Remove Paladino Zoo Has New Baby Ocelot; Now Name Him! More Stories Man wanted in death of woman from Buffalo found dead Jan 18, 2017, 7:48 p.m. School Board To Seek Paladino's Removal Jan 18, 2017, 11:48 p.m. Father identifies teen killed in crash Jan 18, 2017, 7:01 p.m.