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MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Captain Phillips” (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Dopapod, 9 p.m. today, Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave.

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, 9 p.m. today, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.

Sister Monk, 8 p.m. Friday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Dr. Pain’s Traveling Medicine Show with the Heavenly Chillbillies, Randle and the Late Night Scandals and the Strip Teasers, 8 p.m. Friday, Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave.

Don Felder, 7 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.

Pearl Jam, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First Niagara Center.

Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum and Evan Dando, 8 p.m. Monday, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.

Selena Gomez, 7 p.m. Tuesday, First Niagara Center.

John Mayall, 8 p.m. Tuesday, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.

Drake with Future and Miguel, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Niagara Center.

Arlo Guthrie, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Asbury Hall at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Red Wanting Blue with Swear & Shake, Steve Johnson and Charity Nuse of Big Leg Emma, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Forvm at the Maple Entertainment Complex, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst.

Man Man, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

THEATER: “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.

“A Year With Frog and Toad,” 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen St.

“Ghost: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through next Thursday, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.


NeXt Correspondent Erin Sydney Welsh, a senior at Clarence High School, has entered a national songwriting contest. Go to http://songwriter.revimage.com/channels/Erin+Sydney+Welsh and listen. Erin will receive points every time someone visits her page. She also will receive points if someone shares her link via Facebook or Twitter. You can also visit www.erinsydneywelsh.com and click on the photo of Erin on the right to take you to her songwriting page. Viewers can visit Erin’s page daily until Nov. 3. The top “views” each week will get heard by the judges. Ten finalists will be chosen to perform live in Los Angeles. From there, a grand prize winner will be selected to receive $25,000 plus many more prizes.


“I’m NOT an artist. I sing in a band and I make music with my friends.”

– Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, on Twitter

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