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BPO Rocks! welcomes America

The band America, which had to cancel its previously scheduled concert on the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s “BPO Rocks!” series, is back to perform at 8 p.m. Thursday in Kleinhans Music Hall.

Known for such hits as “A Horse With No Name,” “Tin Man,” “Ventura Highway” and “You Can Do Magic,” America also is known for its fervent fan base and wide appeal. The group stops by Western New York every couple of years and always draws a crowd. It is particularly associated with Artpark, where the crowds have been estimated among the largest Artpark has seen.

It bolsters America’s popularity that the current lineup features Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, two of the three musicians who founded the band in London, England, in 1970. Dan Peek, the third founding member, is deceased.

Tickets are $42-$75. Call 885-5000.

– Mary Kunz Goldman

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