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A note appeared at the top of my email box on Friday, from Justin Timberlake, via Live Nation, 'cause yeah, Timberlake is one of those all-inclusive 360-deal guys, meaning his touring, promotion, and marketing are all handled by Live Nation, and the company gets a cut of whatever action the guy generates. "This album is really inspired by my son, my wife, my family, but…

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Philadelphia-born EDM artist Marshmello, a rising star in the genre, entranced the crowd on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Buffalo RiverWorks, organized by MNM Presents. Marshmallow heads were prevalent.

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Garth Brooks and Shania Twain Tribute Concert. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. 683-1776. lancopera.org. Tickets are $10-$25. Aaron Carter. 6 p.m. March 8. Evening Star Concert Hall, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. 940-5391. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 day of show, $65 VIP (box office, purplepass.com). Can’t Swim. 6:30 p…

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1) Wine About Winter OR Buffalo Brewfest, two sessions of each: 1 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. in Grapevine Banquets (333 Dick Road, Depew). Tickets are $27 in advance and may be purchased here. Commentary: Whether you're OK with being called a wine and beer enthusiast or not, wine and beer enthusiasts will converge upon a spacious venue on Dick Road in Depew for two sepa…

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We're getting to that time of year again. The time of year when Buffalo starts looking less like a beautiful snow globe and more like a salt-smudged wasteland. Those pretty, cheery Christmas lights are gone. Hawaii and Florida are looking pretty good. Or a Caribbean cruise -- or a Gulf coast getaway, or --- or --- But what if you can't get away? You'll have to enj…

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Grunge-rock stalwarts Stone Temple Pilots will be making a special appearance in Buffalo with a show at 7 p.m. May 9 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Debuting in 1992, the Los Angeles-bred hard-rock act would grow to be one biggest of the decade. After lead singer Scott Weiland died in 2015 from an accidental drug overdose, the surviving members welcomed Dry Cell fr…

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It was a lesson in songwriting. But it was so much more than that, too. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit played to a sold-out house at UB's Center for the Arts on Tuesday, and more than delivered on the buzz that has been building around Isbell over the past several years. This guy has been touted as the finest roots music-based songwriter of his generation, and one need…

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A Musical Feast, Buffalo's adventurous concert series, is back in fine form, with an evening brimming with new music. The centerpiece of the group's next concert is "Coleccion Nocturna," by Buffalo composer David Felder. Inspired by a poem by Pablo Neruda, the music is scored for clarinet and piano. Felder's special blend of electronics helps it evoke what concert organ…

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The "hope for modern country," according to The News' Jeff Miers, Jason Isbell performed Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. See the fans who turned out.

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The "hope for modern country," according to The News' Jeff Miers, Jason Isbell performed Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.

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"Just as we have the power to shape culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well." So said Janelle Monae as she introduced Kesha's fiery, passionate performance at the 60th Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday. Monae is right. And a good place to start would be with the Grammys , because this year's to-do boldly underscored the fact tha…

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Fun-a-Day 2018, Feb. 1, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), Free. OK this is cheating a bit because there technically isn't a proper event on Feb. 1, but rather it's the kick off of 28 straight days of creativity, better known as Fun-a-Day. The month-long event encourages participants to spend each day having, well, fun, whether that be through photography, painting, you …

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Primus and Mastodon are teaming up for an intriguing double bill scheduled for 5 p.m. May 23 at Artpark's Outdoor Ampitheatre (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston) Les Claypool's oddball prog-funk group will be making its latest appearance in the area, this time in support of its eccentric, concept album "The Desaturating Seven," which the band shared last September. The Atl…

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Pianist Monty Alexander’s appearance Sunday as part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s “Art of Jazz” series was sold out and anyone who attended the concert could probably rave about it for another week or two. It was that good. Not only is Alexander an incredibly talented pianist, he’s a raconteur of the first order. When his fingers weren’t flying over the keyboard or h…

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The 60th annual Grammy Awards was a big evening for country superstar Chris Stapleton, who paired with EmmyLou Harris to perform "Wildflowers," an emotional Tom Petty tribute, then seized three coveted awards in his genre. On the heels of these accolades, Stapleton announced he will play June 28 at Darien Lake Amphitheater (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien) as part of his Al…