1. It's inevitable, with all the great music coming here this summer, that two of the best concerts should show up on the same night. At 7:30, in the Mainstage Theatre of the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on the North Campus in Amherst, it's blues legend Buddy Guy with legend-in-the-making Jonny Lang. At 8, in the Mainstage Theatre at Artpark in Lewiston, it's Sting, singer, songwriter, bassist supreme and front man for the '80s megagroup The Police. For those who are having trouble making the choice and don't have tickets, the choice already has been made. The Buddy Guy show is sold out. Tickets for Sting range from $46.50 for the lawn to $126.50 for the best reserved seats.
2. There's a new park on the Buffalo River -- Mutual Riverfront Park, 41 Hamburg St. at South Street, just upstream from River Fest Park. Formerly a trucking site, it was acquired by the New York Power Authority in 2009 as a place to store the Niagara River ice boom. The Power Authority, however, had second thoughts and, with the encouragement of the Valley Community Association, spent $2.3 million to install a boathouse, a boardwalk, benches and a boat launch for canoes and kayaks on the 1.3-acre site. Dedication ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m.
3. The fifth-grade classes from Buffalo's International Preparatory School at Grover Cleveland will take part in a ceremony at 10 a.m. at the King Monument in Martin Luther King Park in which flags will be presented representing every African nation in honor of Africans taken into slavery in the Great Maafa, the African Holocaust of Enslavement. The ceremony, a preliminary to the weekend's Juneteenth Festival, also will acknowledge one of the fifth-graders who is missing -- Abdifatah Muhammad, who was beaten to death by his stepfather on April 17. The Juneteenth board is considering setting up a scholarship in Abdi's name.
4. The warnings about heavy traffic this morning on the expressway message boards suggest a really big turnout for Get Motivated!, the superstar business seminar from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. in First Niagara Center. Among those speaking on leadership and goal achievement -- at least by video -- will be TV talk show host Bill O'Reilly, comic Bill Cosby, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, former Bills coach Marv Levy, financial expert Steve Forbes and Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana. Another reason to expect a big turnout -- tickets are just $1.95.
5. The first of two meetings this week to plan for the new Women & Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus will be at 6 p.m. in the current hospital at 219 Bryant St. Construction on the new 500,000-square-foot building at Main and High streets is expected to start later this year and take 18 months to complete. The second meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus offices, 640 Ellicott St.
6. It's Hispanic Heritage Night at Coca-Cola Field tonight as the Bisons wind up their four-game series against the Norfolk Tides. Those who come early can enjoy a pregame party in the centerfield tent area with Hispanic food specials. First pitch is at 7:05. And after the game -- fireworks!
7. Recent feature films scheduled to show up on home video formats today include "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows," with Jude Law, Robert Downey Jr. and Rachel McAdams; Tyler Perry's comedy "Good Deeds"; and Nicolas Cage reprising his role as Johnny Blaze in "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance." Over in the music racks, there are new CDs from Bobby Womack ("The Bravest Man in the Universe"); Grace Potter and the Nocturnals ("The Lion The Beast The Beat"); Guided by Voices ("Class Clown Spots a UFO"); a comedy CD from Jimmy Fallon ("Blow Your Pants Off"); Mary Chapin Carpenter ("Ashes and Roses"); Rush ("Clockwork Angels"); and Usher ("Looking 4 Myself").