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By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

They say the lights are always bright on Broadway. But on July 29 and 30, they'll be a bit brighter than usual. That's because the Colored Musicians Club, at the corner of Broadway and Michigan, is presenting the CMC Jazz Festival. Until recently, the... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Monday, July 25, 2016

Quirky was the operative word for the events covered by smiles photographers this weekend: a concert called Kerfuffle, a Star Wars-themed night at a Triple-A baseball game and all of the fanfare that accompanies a Disturbed show. Click on... Read More

By Mary Friona-Celani » Monday, July 25, 2016

From the moment you walk into the Herschell Carrousel Museum, you feel like a kid again. Maybe it's seeing the colorful carousel, maybe it's the loud circus-like music. Whatever it is, it's a welcome feeling. There are two merry-go-rounds or carousels... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, July 22, 2016

1) Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle, 1 to 11 p.m. July 23 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). General admission tickets for $35 are still available. Commentary: You have to hand it to Alternative Buffalo -- even though it's hard to argue there's a killer... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Friday, July 22, 2016

Kingdom Bound concludes its 30th anniversary celebration at Darien Lake on July 23 in grand fashion. If you haven’t made it out yet, or if you’ve been here all week, there is plenty you don’t want to miss on the festival’s final... Read More




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Friday, July 22, 2016

The 100 Things Every Western New Yorker Should Do At Least Once series has eclipsed one year's worth of entries, spanning the toothy grin of Shark Girl all the way to the fried dough scent wafting from Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. Catch yourself up... Read More

By Emeri Krawczyk » Friday, July 22, 2016

How do we love ice cream? It would take too long to count the ways. There are no wrong ice creams (unless you count that crystallized container in our freezer). In our next life we want to own an ice cream stand. But in the meantime, here are some... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Thursday, July 21, 2016

We're offering a four-day weekend guide to festivals this week, thanks to the opening on Monday of both the Orleans County 4-H Fair and Chautauqua Fair. Here's a look. July 22-23: It's the final two days of the 30th anniversary celebration of Kingdom... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Grammy-nominated artist Matthew West highlights the musical portion of Day 3, July 22, of Kingdom Bound, the Christian music and arts festival that is celebrating its 30th year with four days of worship at Darien Lake. West, who has sold more than 1.2... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, July 21, 2016

It's time for that grassroots groove. It's time, in other words, for the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Festival. Formerly known as the Masten Jazz Festival, it takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. on two consecutive Sundays, July 24 and 31, on the side lawn of the... Read More

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