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Behind the Scenes

The annual Art for H.E.A.R.T. auction will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum at 453 Porter Ave. The event will feature a guest appearance by Robby Takac and includes the bands from Grand Island High School -- Inlite and Sleepless City -- that were first- and second-place winners in the Music Is Art Battle of the Bands. For more information on tickets, call 886-1242, Ext. 326.

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The Buffalo International Film Festival recently received a Google Grant award, which supports organizations sharing the philosophy of community service to help the world in areas such as science and technology, education, global public health, the environment, youth advocacy and the arts.

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Auditions

The Alden Christian Theatre Society will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of "It's a Wonderful Life" from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 and 23 in the ACTS Theater, 1470 Church St., Alden. Bring a prepared audition piece from a show other than "It's a Wonderful Life." For more information, call 937-7881.

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Area Artists

The Fredonia State College School of Music recently announced the winners of its annual concerto competition. Winners include: soprano Laura Noack, Hamburg; horn player Dana Barrett, Rochester; the Erie Saxophone Quartet, including Sarah Marchitelli, Rochester, Jill Carere, North Tonawanda, Melissa Widzinski, Rochester and Jacob Swanson, Gowanda.

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; e-mail gustocal@buffnews.com; or fax 849-3445.

-- Evonne Austin

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