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By Michael Farrell » Thursday, March 26, 2015

Whether as a songwriter, singer or performer, Neil Diamond has left his mark on American music. One selective scan of his accomplishments includes a scribe credit for the Monkees hit, “I’m A... Read More

By Kris Kielich » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Decemberists are a bit of an anomaly in the music world. The band’s balladry and folk rock storytelling earned a Grammy nomination and won acclaim from critics, mainstream radio and independent... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dragging backpacked belongings abroad isn’t cheap for even the most minimalistic vagabond, so how much do you think a weeklong European tour costs for a quartet of jazz musicians? Answer: A... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Beethoven’s romantic drama “Egmont” has a rich history with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1935, the magnificent overture was the first piece on the orchestra’s first season,... Read More

Monday, March 23, 2015

Marco Benevento has been cranking out gloriously eclectic and joyously melodic music on his own and as a member of the Benevento-Russo Duo for more than a decade now. And yet, during all that time,... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, March 23, 2015

“Could she be the new Joni?” The San Jose Mercury News asked that question, and surely, if she read it, it made Becca Stevens’ skin crawl. Just as Springsteen and so many others resisted... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 19, 2015

Just across the border, in Cambridge, Ontario, three brothers have been perfecting their own take on the grandiose, anthemic, skyward-reaching indie rock that has its roots in U2, and has been... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Buffalo has always had stories to tell, whether via its most introspective poets or expressive playwrights. But other times, it’s been the characters and scenes evoked through the city’s... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Bassist Tony Levin is well-known to lovers of progressive rock, having long served as the highly visible on-stage counterpoint to Peter Gabriel, and as a touring and recording member of King Crimson.... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, March 16, 2015

Beethoven wrote his songs for the romantic drama “Egmont” with a 20-year-old actress in mind. The actress, Antonie Adamberger, was a featured artist with the Viennese theater that... Read More

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