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A diverse lineup will share the stage at the University at Buffalo’s annual Springfest celebration beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday in the Alumni Arena parking lot on UB’s North Campus in Amherst.The Band Perry and Gloriana, a pair of contemporary country bands, will share the roster with renowned folk/blues/soul/hip-hop auteur Citizen Cope and the Michael King Band. The sib…

A diverse lineup will share the stage at the University at Buffalo’s annual Springfest celebration beginning at 5:45 p.m. Friday in the Alumni Arena parking lot on UB’s North Campus in Amherst.The Band Perry and Gloriana, a pair of contemporary country bands, will share the roster with renowned folk/blues/soul/hip-hop auteur Citizen Cope and the Michael King Band. The sib…

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The North Park Theatre’s much-heralded restoration has already added to Hertel Avenue’s vibrancy.Today, there’s more excitement as the Goo Goo Dolls are scheduled to perform there and record footage from the sold-out show for a future DVD.The band’s performance at the local landmark promises to be a date to remember for North Buffalo, said neigh…

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The North Park Theatre’s much-heralded restoration has already added to Hertel Avenue’s vibrancy.Today, there’s more excitement as the Goo Goo Dolls are scheduled to perform there and record footage from the sold-out show for a future DVD.The band’s performance at the local landmark promises to be a date to remember for North Buffalo, said neighborhood residents and busine…

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Back when he was an aspiring musician trying to make it big, John Rzeznik used to make the trek from his house on the East Side to the North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue.“It was one of the only places in town where you could see an art film, y’know?” he said last week. “So the place means something to me.”But when the lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls walks inside the thea…

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Back when he was an aspiring musician trying to make it big, John Rzeznik used to make the trek from his house on the East Side to the North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue.“It was one of the only places in town where you could see an art film, y’know?” he said last week. “So the place means something to me.”But when the lead singer of the …

Is it a crime for someone so young to be so talented? That’s a rhetorical question when considering the manner in which Cecille McLorin Salvant approaches her craft. It’s easy for concertgoers to revel in her subtle phrasing and the way she packs each note and every syllable with meaning, but it’s the sort of thing that one is more used to hearing from someone with years o…

Is it a crime for someone so young to be so talented? That’s a rhetorical question when considering the manner in which Cecille McLorin Salvant approaches her craft. It’s easy for concertgoers to revel in her subtle phrasing and the way she packs each note and every syllable with meaning, but it’s the sort of thing that one is more used to hearing from…

By the sound of it, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is having a lot of fun this weekend at Kleinhans Music Hall. Music Director JoAnn Falletta is conducting a concert of American music, and it’s all snazzy and sparkly and enjoyable. The guest star is celebrated Scottish percussionist Colin Currie, who appears to have something of a local following. He took part Saturday…

By the sound of it, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is having a lot of fun this weekend at Kleinhans Music Hall. Music Director JoAnn Falletta is conducting a concert of American music, and it’s all snazzy and sparkly and enjoyable. The guest star is celebrated Scottish percussionist Colin Currie, who appears to have something of a local following. He took part S…

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The Buffalo Philharmonic has had plenty of celebratory achievements since the orchestra’s establishment in 1935. The BPO performed at the direction of decorated conductors like Doc Severinsen and Marvin Hamlisch. Its music danced across Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” in 1979, and the orchestra made its 24th appearance at New York’s Carnegie Hall in 2012.So with these moments co…

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The Buffalo Philharmonic has had plenty of celebratory achievements since the orchestra’s establishment in 1935. The BPO performed at the direction of decorated conductors like Doc Severinsen and Marvin Hamlisch. Its music danced across Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” in 1979, and the orchestra made its 24th appearance at New York’s Carnegie Ha…

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Pop Various Artists, “Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne” (Music Road). The obvious question that comes to mind is, what took so long? Jackson Browne has been making all but peerless albums of singer-songwriter fare for some 40 years, and his influence is celebrated every time some new songwriter is hailed as being emblematic of the “Laurel …

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PopVarious Artists, “Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne” (Music Road). The obvious question that comes to mind is, what took so long? Jackson Browne has been making all but peerless albums of singer-songwriter fare for some 40 years, and his influence is celebrated every time some new songwriter is hailed as being emblematic of the “Laurel Canyon era,” that time…