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The 2017 NCAA Tournament’s run in Buffalo has ended, but during those three days and six games, there was no shortage of madness. Coming out of Buffalo and going onto the Sweet 16 is No. 4 seed West Virginia, which defeated No. 5 seed Notre Dame somewhat handily on Saturday afternoon, 83-71. "Press" Virginia lived up to its name, forcing 14 turnovers out of the Irish. …

Is any tale just as good the second time? Many Disney fans find themselves skeptical of any remake, especially a remake of a classic like "Beauty and the Beast." The studio’s recent remakes have created a lot of disappointment, but this classic, released Friday, puts audiences under its spell from the opening scene. It doesn’t feel like just any revival, either. The …

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…

Its officially that time of year again. The NCAA Tournament is one of sporting’s biggest spectacles, and for good reason. A 68-team bracket is pieced together one match-up at a time on "Selection Sunday," with some teams getting the nod to take part in college basketball’s marquee event, while others resumes just aren’t up to par. This year’s tournament features …

Teens often worry about what lies ahead in their lives, such as jobs and college, all the while managing to keep up with their schoolwork and other daily obligations. Having a role model or mentor during this time (in addition to parents) to support and encourage them can be extremely beneficial, and at times, essential. For many, that important figure is a teacher. A g…

Through 17 years of X-Men films, Hugh Jackman has played the fan favorite character of Logan, the Wolverine, in every one, and regardless of their individual qualities as films themselves, he has always given solid, character-driven performances that have done the comic book hero justice. Because of this legacy, it is with great enthusiasm that I say Jackman’s final fil…

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…

From all around the globe, fans of the British TV series "Sherlock" went crazy when the first episode of season four aired on New Year’s Day, after a three-year gap (excluding "The Abominable Bride" special). Fans went equally crazy when the three-episode season ended a couple of weeks later. The original adventures of detective Sherlock Homes were introduced to the …

Sunday night at the HarborCenter, the combined Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park team took home the Girls Federation Hockey Championship trophy after a tough game against Williamsville. Williamsville finished the regular season with a 15-0-3 record, but lost in the first round of the Section VI playoffs. Frontier/Lakeshore/Orchard Park had a 14-3-1 record at the end of t…

  Stress is a part of life that everyone faces. High school students are especially familiar with this issue. Stress is the body’s physical or mental response to a stimulus that disturbs the body’s equilibrium, or balanced state. Some stress, known as eustress, is considered good stress, which is normal and beneficial to the person who experiences it. Another type …

“You must be a sightseer!” remarked the kindly elderly lady I passed. “Something like that,” I replied with a smile. I suppose I was a sightseer of sorts, as I, equipped with my trusty camera, a backpack, and a Buffalo Bills ski cap, ambled around the Genesee gateway with no particular goal in mind, peering into the windows of the former Beer Stube restaurant…

"None of us are saints. We can all do better." – Marie Lu, "The Midnight Star Marie Lu’s "The Midnight Star" is the third and final installment in the fantasy series called "The Young Elites," and it’s every bit as hypnotic and breathtaking as the first two books. "The Midnight Star" follows the story of Adelina Amouteru as she continues her internal struggle betwe…

"The Lego Batman Movie" is a spin-off of sorts to 2014’s "The Lego Movie" and revolves around the titular Batman once again saving Gotham City from a colorful rogues gallery of villains, led by The Joker. I was a fan of "The Lego Movie," so I expected I would at least like "The Lego Batman Movie," but from the very first scene I was floored. The animation which, yes, i…

If one thing is clear, it’s that the Red Hot Chili Peppers aren’t done yet. With the "kid" in the band (guitarist Josh Klinghoffer) being 37 years old, it’d be tempting to think the band has resorted to greatest hits tours to fund retirement homes in the Caribbean. But what prevailed in the Chili Peppers’ Friday show at KeyBank Center all but put that notion to sl…