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POP MUSIC NOTES

Jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela and his band, featuring musicians from the "Graceland" tour, will play Friday at 8 and 11 p.m. in the Tralfamadore Jazz Institute, Theater Place off Pearl.

The Legendary Blues Band will offer two sets, at 9 and 11 p.m. Wednesday in Marshall's, 1678 Main St.

Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard and his quintet will play Saturday at 8 and 11 p.m. in the Tralf.

The Kinsey Report, a blues band composed of brothers Donald (guitar), Ralph (drums) and (Kenneth) Kinsey, and guitarist Ron Prince, will play from 8 p.m. Thursday in the Tralf. The band will be joined for the second half of its set by father and musical mentor, slide guitar and harp virtuoso Lester "Big Daddy" Kinsey.

The Paladins and Little Charlie and the Nightcats make up the West Coast Blues Explosion, scheduled to go off at 10 p.m. Wednesday in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St.

Buffalo's newest rock 'n' roll band, known proudly as the Sons of Chuck Berry, will make its debut from 10 p.m. Sunday in Marshall's, 1678 Main St. The lineup features Gary (Zoldos) Berry on lead vocals, Bob (James) Berry and Patrick (Kane) Berry on electric guitar, Michael (Hylant) Berry on bass guitar and Mike (Brydalski) Berry on drums.

A gala six-hour country jamboree featuring top female country vocalist Mirinda will begin at noon Sunday in the Lakeside Amphitheater at Darien Lake. The program also will feature the American Country show, including a clogging dance group, and the finals of the Cortland Country Music Park Band Spectacular.

Rick Cua, former Outlaws band member, will present a contemporary Christian rock concert at 8:30 p.m. Sunday in New Covenant Tabernacle, 345 McConkey Drive, Town of Tonawanda.

Sweet Sensation, up-and-coming singing trio, will entertain at midnight Thursday in Mickey Rats City Bar, 3057 Main St.

Thelonious Monster, punk rock recording artists, will share the bill with the Consorting Angels, Saturday from 11 p.m. in the Cabaret, 255 Franklin St.

Band Explosions '89 at West Seneca West Senior High School, 3330 Seneca St., will feature the West Seneca West High School Jazz Ensemble with guest artists Jeff Jarvis on trumpet, Dave Mancini on drums and Dave Schiavone on tenor saxophone. The Hamburg Senior High School Jazz Ensemble and the Williamsville South High School Jazz Ensemble also are scheduled to perform.

Midweek entertainment in the Tralf will be provided by area jazz trio Pyramid, at 9 p.m. Tuesday, and the Sam Falzone Trio, at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

T.E. Little, Oregon poet, guitarist and songwriter, will offer a farewell performance with bassist P.J. Barbalato, at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Mobius Gallery, Network of Light, 224 Lexington Ave.

The Pine Dogs will kick off the Memorial Day Weekend with a show Friday in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen. Dry Bones, a new rock quartet, will open the show at 11.

New concerts announced last week include Rod Stewart, June 16 in Memorial Auditorium; Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens June 24, and Guy Clark June 26 in Nietzsche's; Kingdom Bound concerts with Steve Camp July 10 in Full Gospel Tabernacle, Orchard Park, and the Talleys, July 31 in New Covenant Tabernacle, Town of Tonawanda.

Added to the June concert lineup in the Tralf are Tony Williams, June 1; Dr. John, June 2; Eliane Elias, June 3; It's About Time with Oscar Brown, June 4; Jay Willis Trio, June 6; Sabrina Montgomery-Lang, June 7; Special EFX, June 9; Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, June 10; Pappy Martin's Love Supreme Jazz Ensemble, June 13; Dick Bauerle Group, June 14; Rags-to-Riches, June 20; Jazz Matrix, June 21; Joe Lewis Walker, June 22; Herbie Mann, June 23; and the Excellos, June 28.

Tickets for the July 4 Grateful Dead concert in Rich Stadium will go on sale at 5 p.m. Saturday at Ticketron. Tickets for the Who's July 18 concert are expected to go on sale in late June.

Upcoming concerts include Lar-ry Carlton, May 31, and Tony Williams Quintet, June 1 in the Tralf; Southside Johnny for Grad Night '89, June 2 at Darien Lake; Dick Clark's American Bandstand Concert Tour, June 3 at Melody Fair; Poison, June 3 in Memorial Auditorium; Three Dog Night, Leon Russell and Edgar Winter, June 4 at Darien Lake; Fabulous D-Tones, June 7 at Buffalo State College; Neil Young, June 8, Night of the Guitar featuring the original BTO, Leslie West, Spirit, Ronnie Montrose, Wishbone Ash, The Truth, Pete Haycock, Steve Hunter and Robbie Krieger, June 9 at Darien Lake; Raymond Fairchild and the Crowe Brothers, June 9 in Earl's Drive-in, Chaffee; Bad Company, June 10 at Darien Lake.

Also, David Mease, June 12 in Full Gospel Tabernacle, Orchard Park; Jackson Browne, June 13 at Darien Lake; Mamou, June 14 in Nietzsche's; Bobby Blue Bland June 15, and Jane Ira Bloom, June 16 in the Tralf; Gallagher, June 16-17 at Melody Fair; Joe Pass, June 24 in the Tralf; Statler Brothers, June 24 and Victor Borge, June 25 in Melody Fair; the Doobie Brothers and the Rainmakers, June 29 in Memorial Auditorium; Earl's 33rd anniversary show with Stoneman Family and Linda Lou, June 30 in Earl's Drive-In, Chaffee; Ozzy Osbourne, White Lion and Vixen, June 30 at Darien Lake; David Sanborn, June 30 and Howie Mandell, July 1 in Melody Fair.

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