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Musician Bob Dylan performs onstage during the 37th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Michael Douglas at Sony Pictures on June 11, 2009, in Culver City, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI) Bob Dylan will perform at the Rochester Institute of Technology on Saturday, Nov. 6, organizers announced this afternoon. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m.…

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The late William F. Lytle donated land off North Canal Road to the Town of Lockport that will be used as a nature preserve. (Charles Lewis / Buffalo News file photo) Plans for a new park and a new nature preserve are among four new proposals vying for the endorsement of the Niagara River Greenway Commission. The four proposals, up for a vote in November, are in Grand Isla…

Good morning. Here are this morning's top headlines: Peace Bridge construction may start in 2012, as the authority still backs the three-span arch design. Departing UB president says the state has chosen "mediocrity." The campaign for governor grows bitter as Carl Paladino lashed out Wednesday night. The Buffalo Public Schools are slated to receive $9.4 mill…

AMHERST -- Angel of Hope. "Bra"very. Knock Out Cancer. These are brassieres with significance.  Nineteen bras designed by employees at the University at Buffalo and community members went on display this afternoon at UB's Center for the Arts. The creations will raise money for the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research through the University Employees Camp…

More than 40 artists and crafters will return to Sprague Brook Park in Concord on Saturday and Sunday as Erie County hosts AutumnFest for the first time in six years.  The festival -- to be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday -- will also feature hayrides, pumpkins and fall decorations. The festival was previously cut because of budget constraints.  P…

BUFFALO -- Erie County Executive Chris Collins on Wednesday defended his decision to cut tax dollars to dozens of cultural agencies, saying he doesn't believe "it's the proper role for the county to play" to prop up all of the organizations.  "The difference I've made is, on smaller theater companies and the like, where the majority of the visitors are county resident…

BUFFALO -- University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson issued a sharp rebuke for Albany lawmakers Wednesday morning during his final annual community address, but promised that the university's longterm UB 2020 plan remains the "chief priority." Simpson, speaking to community members in Asbury Hall on Delaware Avenue, criticized state lawmakers for failing to pass legi…

Prish Moran is putting the finishing touches on her new coffee shop this week. Joseph Popiolkowski / Buffalo News PARKSIDE -- A woman who helped the resurgence in recent years of a troubled West Side neighborhood by opening a popular coffee shop and art gallery is expanding her business. Prish Moran is opening a second Sweet_ness 7 Cafe location this week …

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A fire on Lafayette Boulevard in Snyder caused heavy damage to a single-family home today. Fire officials said the fire started in a front bedroom at 64 Lafayette Blvd. and caused an estimated $100,000 damage to the structure and $50,000 to the contents. Volunteers from the Snyder Fire Department responded to the fire, assisted by Main-Transit. No injuries were reported. B…

The Central Terminal will host the eighth annual Buffalo Oktoberfest today from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Organizers are trying to re-create the atmosphere of an authentic German event, said Marty Biniasz, marketing and public relations coordinator for the Buffalo Central Terminal Restoration Corp. There will be food, music and -- of course -- beer. In addition to German-brewed S…

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In a world where things are a Google search away, people and places with local ties pop up on many corners of the Internet. People who used to live in the Buffalo area, as well as others who still call this place home, have a habit of making news elsewhere. On an occasional basis, Buffalo News Live will highlight these Buffalonians, whether they're gone or they'…

Good morning. Here are this morning's top headlines: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew M. Cuomo in Buffalo on Friday outlined a "big tent" plan to overcome the "dysfunction" of state government.A state audit blasts Americorps and the Town of West Seneca.Sabres' defenseman Tyler Myers has a new defense partner. For complete coverage o…

Good morning. Here are this morning's top headlines: Staff Reporter Maki Becker spoke with the grieving boyfriend of the woman killed Wednesday by her ex-boyfriend.Voters in the Town of Grand Island shot down a proposal to downsize the Town Board. Tom Precious of the News' Albany Bureau takes a look at what's behind the wide range of poll results in the go…

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Sculptor Do Ho Suh, left, and Patrick Motter install Suh's new sculpture at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on Tuesday. (Photo by Robert Kirkham/ Buffalo News) BUFFALO -- Artist Do Ho Suh carefully calculated where to place his sculpture before it was lowered to the ground outside the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The 23-foot bronze sculpture, known as "Karma," needed to …