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Toni Ruberto is the editor of Gusto who also likes to write about movies and music. When the South Buffalo native isn't walking her dog, she is listening to mopey British music or watching Syfy or TCM.

Radio station Alternative Buffalo is celebrating its fourth birthday with a big bash featuring music by Foster the People, MisterWives and Buffalo's own Wild Things. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets are $35 general admission and go on sale at 10 a.m. July 15 at alternativebuffalo.com. A limited number of #altfamily VIP pa…

The Towne Players will hold auditions for Tim Kelly’s “Bloody Jack” at 7 p.m. on July 17-18 in Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside, Tonawanda. Four men and four women between the ages of 25 and 65 are needed. Auditioners will read, with British accents, from a script. For information, call John Giarratano at 228-1295.

The summer festival season really gets into full gear starting this weekend. July 7: Macedonian Festival. 5 p.m. to midnight. Sts. Cyril & Methody Macedonian Orthodox Church, 4785 Lake Ave., Blasdell. The 27th annual event has traditional Macedonian food, music, youth dance groups, cultural exhibits. $1. July 7-9: Queen of Heaven Carnival, 4220 Seneca St., West Senec…

Love dogs? Like beer? Does your dog like beer? Then leash up your best friend and head to Community Beer Works for Barks N' Brews. From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. June 30, you and your best friend can both enjoy a beer. That's right: Community Beer Works has created Dog Beer for your canine friend as part of an event with dogs in mind. The event promotes BarkHappy Buffalo, a m…

A preview of "Marshall," the locally filmed biopic about the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, will premiere on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" at 11:35 tonight on ABC. Star Chadwick Boseman announced the sneak peek via Twitter late Tuesday night. Before the trailer drops, catch me on @JimmyKimmelLive tomorrow for the first sneak peek at #MarshallMovie! pic.twitter.c…

School’s out for the summer, but don’t panic. Let the kids spend some time with Mavis and her dad Dracula, the Muppets, some angry birds and more familiar faces at the Dipson Flix Free Family Film Series. The weekly series will show movies at 10 a.m. Saturdays at the Dipson Flix Stadium 10 (4901 Transit Road, Depew) from June 24 to Sept. 2. It opens June 24 with the…

There's something about Buffalo and those New Kids on the Block. A giant love fest forms every time NKOTB -   the hip moniker the '80s pop band now goes by - packs our downtown arena for recent shows including 2013 and 2015. That 2013 concert was on the “Package Tour” and included an opening set by Boyz II Men (a group now making medical side effects sound smooth …

Here are some helpful reminders and tips if you're going to Kiss the Summer Hello today at Canalside. The show: Music starts at 5:15 p.m., due to a rain delay. The crowd, which was evacuated to HarborCenter due to lightning, is being let back in to Canalside. Weather: The show goes on rain or shine except in the case of safety concerns with extreme weather which is …

Here's how you can celebrate Western New York's rich bounty of music, art, food, ethnic traditions, agriculture and civic pride this summer. SKIP to July | August | September JUNE June 16: Strawberry Social. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. First Congregational UCC, 132 N. Main St., Evans. Food, refreshments, raffles. June 16: Colorblock Interactive Festival. 5 to 9 p.m. Artspace Buf…

Buffalo's unofficial fifth season – outdoor summer concerts – kicks off this week with three shows in four days that are expected to bring tens of thousands of people to the waterfront. Organizers said they are prepared for the influx of people and that they do not expect a repeat of what happened at Taste of Country last week when security screening caused some fan…

William Fichtner is coming home to make a movie. Filming starts Wednesday on the veteran actor and former Cheektowaga resident's directorial debut, "Cold Brook." One of the main locations for shooting will be the Buffalo History Museum. Tim Clark of the Buffalo Film Commission said this has been worked on "for a long, long time and is finally coming to fruition." …

Sort concerts by month: June | July | August | September JUNE JUNE 10 | SATURDAY • WYRK Taste of Country with Rascal Flatts with Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Michael Ray - 6 p.m. Coca-Cola Field JUNE 14 | WEDNESDAY • Tears For Fears - 6:30 p.m. Artpark JUNE 15 | THURSDAY • Gary Clark Jr. - 5 p.m. Canalside JUNE 16 | FRIDAY • Florida Georgia Line…

Artpark June 14: Tears For Fears June 20: Randy Bachman, 54-40 June 27: Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy July 10: Edgefest: The Series with 311, NewPolitics, Arkells, The Skints July 11: Loverboy and Kim Mitchell July 18: Brit Floyd July 19: Ziggy Marley July 25: Blondie and Garbage July 31: Blink-182, PVRIS Aug. 1: George Thorogood &…

Buffalo audiences will get to see comedian and actor Bill Murray in a serious, new light. Murray and cellist Jan Vogler will present an evening of literature and chamber music in "New Worlds" at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in Kleinhans Music Hall. The event features Murray reading from the works of such literary greats as Walt Whitman and Mark Twain while Vogler and his trio - vi…

MEMOIR "Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood." By Kirk and Anne Douglas with Marcia Newberger Running Press 221 pages, $25 Kirk Douglas could see his future. It was 1958 and the actor was in London filming "The Devil's Disciple." But he was missing his wife, Anne, who had stayed in California after the birth of their second s…