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When 12-year-old singer-songwriter Grace VanderWaal stepped onto the "America’s Got Talent" stage for her infamous 2016 audition, she had no idea what was in store for her. VanderWaal was given high praise from the judges, including a notable Taylor Swift comparison from judge Simon Cowell, and the Golden Buzzer from judge Howie Mandel. She went on to win the NBC showâ€â€¦

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October is here, which means it’s time for scary costumes, haunted houses and Halloween candy being sold everywhere you look. But for students at some area high schools, October brings on a new meaning. October is the month of the Great Pumpkin Farm’s Trebuchet Contest, a competition they’ve been preparing for since last school year. Clarence High School’s Engine…

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On a gray and cloudy Wednesday morning, the music department at one local high school is glowing with excitement. A whiteboard in the chorus room of Clarence High School reads: "Welcome Jim Papoulis!" Students cleaned every nook and cranny of the room and prepared for the arrival of a composer who would work as a clinician with the choirs to prepare them for a concert the…

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Clarence High School presents its spring musical, "Phantom of the Opera," tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. The production brings together hundreds of students and faculty members to tell the famous story of the haunted 19th century Paris Opera House, and of a young soprano held captive there by a terrifying musical genius. The musical version of "Phantom of the Opera" w…

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He may have taken some time away from the spotlight, but Ed Sheeran is back and here to stay. Sheeran released his third full-length album last week, and despite having received mixed reviews from critics, the album has broken records around the world and has soared to the top of the charts. The 26-year-old British singer-songwriter began teasing the album at the begin…

They started out as three high school students from just outside of Arlington, Texas. They added two members to their trio, renamed themselves Pentatonix, and arranged a few songs to audition for NBC’s "The Sing Off." Today, they’re on a world tour, with a No. 1 Billboard original album, two highly distinguished Christmas records, and many outstanding singles. Theyâ…

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When Clarence High School’s Drama Club performs Neil Simon’s "The Odd Couple" tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, it will be a unique experience for the actors and audience alike. This production is a revitalization of the 1965 Broadway play that later was revived and transformed into a 1968 film and hit television series from the early to mid-1970s. The play tells the…

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When Clarence High School’s Drama Club performs Neil Simon’s “The Odd Couple” tonight, tomorrow and Saturday, it will be a unique experience for the actors and audience alike. This production is a revitalization of the 1965 Broadway play that later was revived and transformed into a 1968 film and hit television series from the early to mid-1970s. The play tel…

Q: My husband has a daughter from a previous marriage and an ex-stepson from that relationship as well. They are 9 and 10 years old and the boy's biological father has never been in his life. I can't stand his ex-stepson, which he takes responsibility for, like a son. He even pays child support. We have two kids of our own. How do I tell my husband I don't want t…