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Ready to rock the harbor

Hometown heroes .moe and popular rock group the Sam Roberts Band are among the acts performing during the opening weekend of Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor.

The 14th annual Buffalo Rocks the Harbor opens June 29 with a concert by six-time Juno Award-winner Roberts and opening act Grace Potter & the Nocturnals.

On June 30, .moe -- guitarists/vocalists Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey, bassist/vocalist Rob Derhak, drummer Vinnie Amico and percussionist Jim Loughlin -- returns home for a performance. Opening is Conspirator, featuring Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein from the Disco Biscuits.

The concerts are from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $20 day of show and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Buffalo Place (671 Main St.), through www.tickets.com or by calling (888) 223-6000.

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Nugent pleads guilty

Rocker and gun rights advocate Ted Nugent pleaded guilty Tuesday to transporting a black bear he illegally killed in Alaska.

With his plea, Nugent followed through with a signed agreement he made with federal prosecutors earlier this month.

A judge approved the deal at a U.S. District Court hearing in the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan. The guitarist and singer, who also is an avid hunter, later apologized for his actions.

The document says Nugent agreed to pay a $10,000 fine and serve two years of probation, including a special condition that he not hunt or fish in Alaska or on U.S. Forest Service properties for a year.

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More Maher on HBO

Bill Maher, host of HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher," has just been given a lot more time on the cable network.

HBO has renewed the edgy political series for its 11th and 12th seasons. "Real Time" is currently in its 10th season.

The show, which includes Maher's opening monologue, round-table discussions with panelists and interviews with in-studio and satellite guests, is drawing its largest gross audience in three years, averaging 4.1 million viewers per episode.

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Beatles' lost concert on way

The Beatles are hitting theaters nationwide.

Recently discovered footage of the Fab Four's first full-length concert in the United States is the subject of a new documentary, "The Beatles: The Lost Concert."

Recorded at Washington Coliseum in February 1964, the show came just two days after the group's landmark appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

The documentary covers the band's historic arrival in America and includes new interviews with Steven Tyler, Chuck Berry, Mark Ronson and others.

The film's world premiere is scheduled in New York's Ziegfeld Theatre on May 6 and will be in 450 theaters nationwide May 17 and 22.

-- From News and wire services