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By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, September 23, 2016

1) Oinktoberfest, 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to dusk on Sept. 24 and 25 at the Great Pumpkin Farm (11199 Main St., Clarence). Sept. 22 is free, cost is $7 for each of the weekend days. Discounted tickets available at Wegmans. Commentary: With all due respect to the short-lived BeerBaconBoobs event name, Alternative... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 22, 2016

Stag Lee, he's a bad man, as Mississippi John Hurt used to sing. And now, the legend has grown. Stag Lee - also known as Stagger Lee - is badder than ever. That is because he is the subject of a three-act jazz opera by Buffalo native son Darryl Glenn Nettles. In 2014, Buffalo Opera Unlimited presented a one-act... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It’s not Craig and Charlie Reid’s fault you only know one of their songs. The Scottish brothers have put out 10 studio albums since 1987; have had their music featured in cult classic films like “The Commitments” and “Bottle Rocket”; and supplied the inspiration for the award-winning UK musical (and film),... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Tuesday, September 20, 2016

John Coltrane was only 40 when he died. If he’d lived – a possibility not entirely unreasonable – he would have been 90 on Friday. In his 40 years on earth, the great tenor and soprano saxophonist became one of the most influential musicians on earth. He remains all of that in death. Among the many immortal things... Read More

By Mac McGuire » Monday, September 19, 2016

A collection of Buffalo's finest female musicians will come together for a Ladies Night showcase at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in Babeville's intimate basement venue the 9th Ward (341 Delaware Ave.). Headlining the evening will be seasoned singer-songwriter Grace Stumberg. Along with her four-piece outfit the Grace Stumberg Band,... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, September 16, 2016

1) Buffalo Zombie Mud Run, 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at the Great Pumpkin Farm (11199 Main St., Clarence). Registration for runners is $75 before 6 p.m. Sept. 16, while it only costs $25 to be a zombie. We always knew that being a zombie was a bargain. Price rises to $80 for day-of registration. Commentary: For some, the best... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman is the classical music critic of The Buffalo News. She is also a columnist and feature writer. Born in Buffalo, she attended the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart and the University at Buffalo. She lives in North Buffalo. Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, September 15, 2016

Buffalonians are a lively group. It's not often that we fall silent. But we pull it off at Kleinhans Music Hall, listening to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. And one of the deepest silences descended four years ago, when violinist Joshua Bell played the Beethoven Violin Concerto. You had to catch every note. You... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fact: Buffalo's winter weather can shuffle some plans. And just because you're a Catskills-raised band of roots-reared multi-instrumentalists doesn't mean you can seamlessly plow through a blizzard to deliver your boot-stomping bombast to Queen City club denizens. This was last winter's dilemma for the Felice... Read More

By Teresa Sharp » Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS – The Niagara Falls Blues Festival will feature British blues legend John Mayall, a tribute to Chicago style blues, and Claudette King, the youngest daughter of icon B.B. King.The free, three-day festival being held Sept. 16-18 on Old Falls Street, boasts nearly 30 performances.“I do this because the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Sept. 19, 1982 is a date that stands out for me. I was a 14-year-old music fanatic, and one of my many obsessions was the British progressive-folk-rock ensemble Jethro Tull. I'm well aware that  professing love for Tull might earn one the derisive scorn of a certain demographic these days, but the band was considered... Read More

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