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 Guardrails Safety Lewiston Flyers Man Speaks Out Trump's address: Health care Deal Guy: Ultimate $15 Car Charge Hack Razors For Rocky NYS Budget Proposes Tax On Vaping Liquid Thief caught on camera stealing dog from porch Bills Stadium High Needs Students Train Station Location Debate More Stories Cuomo casts doubt on NY budget, citing Washington Mar 28, 2017, 12:47 p.m. WNY contractor sent to state prison Mar 28, 2017, 10:16 a.m. McDermott "Success Starts With Leadership" Mar 28, 2017, 3:36 p.m.