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By Garaud MacTaggart » Saturday, August 27, 2016

Multi-stage concert programs have the virtue of showcasing a number of acts across a variety of platforms at the same time. This virtue also has a drawback, especially when intriguing performances overlap, causing audiences to make a decision to see one in its entirety or split the time and perhaps miss a specifically good... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, August 26, 2016

I'd consider calling it The 20, or in last week's case, The 15, but you simply can't mess with the branding of The 10. Maybe we just have our ears a little closer to the ground this week, but there's such an abundance of activities scheduled that making a choice will be tough. 1) Rubber Duck posts up at Canalside at... Read More

Thursday, August 25, 2016

The 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival is expected to draw more than 30,000 people Sept. 9-11 to Academy Park in Lewiston. Organizers say more than 13,000 pounds, or 6.5 tons, of locally harvested peaches will be served this year to festival-goers, along with fresh peach shortcake made by the DiCamillo Bakery of... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Thursday, August 25, 2016

Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs are a veritable melting pot of ethnicities. So it’s widely understood that, no matter how much South Buffalo and the First Ward residents would wish otherwise, the entire region’s populace is not Irish. This means the names Michael Collins, Finn McCool and Saint Patrick are not... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, August 25, 2016

It was a strange thing to see in August, in downtown Buffalo. But there it was. A groundhog. Waiting to cross Seneca Street. The sleek animal, more handsome than you would think a groundhog would be, got his break in traffic, and sauntered across the street. From there, it swiftly disappeared. Clearly, it had seen... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Coptic Christians are a mystery to many Western New Yorkers. They are Arab Christians, members of an ancient Egyptian denomination. The Coptic Church traces its roots to St. Mark, the apostle and evangelist, who brought Christianity to Egypt in the first century. Scholars consider the Coptic Christians a direct link to the... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lewiston is warming up for its hottest weekend of the year. We're not talking temperature. We're talking jazz. The 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival takes place on Center Street in Lewiston from 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 26 and noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 27 and features a wealth of local talent as well as some heavy-hitting... Read More

By Mac McGuire » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We may be a couple of months out from Halloween, but that doesn't mean its too early for a few scares. Presented by Beyond Ghosts, the Carnival of Parahorror, a "three-day celebration of all things curious, Horror, odd, and  supernatural," is set to  kick off at 5 p.m. Aug. 26 at the Central Terminal (495 Paderewski... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How about a little exercise with your chicken wings? The National Buffalo Wing Festival, returning Sept. 3 and 4 at Coca-Cola Field, will include two physical activities to help burn off those extra wing-related calories. The general public will be able to try out obstacles like the ones on TV's "American Ninja... Read More

By Teresa Sharp » Sunday, August 21, 2016

LEWISTON -- Celebrated jazz singer Molly Johnson of Toronto and singer/saxophonist Curtis Stigers will be the headliners next weekend during the 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival.Johnson, a National Jazz Award winner for “Best Female Vocalist,” will perform at 8 p.m. Friday on the main stage. Stigers is a... Read More

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