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Word of quarterback Matt Myers throwing passes for West Seneca West during a 7-on-7 tournament at Lancaster High School on Tuesday made the rounds on social media. It's something that the University at Buffalo commit will be doing with regularity this football season as the 2016 first team All-Western New York selection announced via Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he …

April 28, 1925 – July 24, 2017 Her family in Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, feared that C. Bhargavi Rao would never get married. The second oldest of seven children and the only daughter, she defied her parents’ wishes and insisted on getting an education. At that time, school was not considered a priority for girls, and they commonly became brid…

The University at Buffalo men's basketball team completed its non-conference schedule, putting together 13 games leading into Mid-American Conference play. The season kicks off for the third-straight year with an exhibition game against Daemen on Nov. 3. The regular season kicks off at 1 p.m. Nov. 11 against Big 4 rival Canisius in Alumni Arena. Men's basketball h…

Jan. 12, 1955 – June 24, 2017 If there ever is a superhero named Libraryman, his secret identity might be someone like Mike Lavin. By day, he was a library specialist at the University at Buffalo who was respected nationwide. After hours, in his mental laboratory, he created a fusion that brought him equal renown – high analysis of the lowbrow genre of comic book…

Oct. 30, 1928 – April 22, 2017 Paul S. Guinn Jr., of Marilla, a respected European historian and associate professor emeritus at the University at Buffalo, died Saturday in Mercy Hospital after a long illness. He was 88. Born in the Hague, Netherlands, while his father was serving as a commercial attache to the U.S. Consulate, he and his family moved frequently wh…

It’s probably just a coincidence, but comedian Jeff Jefferies is set to visit Buffalo in February as part of his “Unusual Punishment” tour. The Australian funny man first came to prominence after he was attacked onstage while performing. That story made it into his DVD special, “Contraband,” and he later gained even greater fame after an HBO comedy special. Hi…

The University at Buffalo this fall is expected to complete its Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a $375 million undertaking that began in October 2013. The eight-story, 628,000-square-foot building is the largest construction project in UB’s 170-year history.

It’s hard to overstate the importance of the funny group of the British invasion: Monty Python, an absurdist television sketch troupe that developed an American following and inspired generations of comedians and comedy writers. Founding member John Cleese comes to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts as part of its Distinguished Speakers Series Dec. 9. Also …

Comedian Chris D’Elia has taken it to another level over the past few years. Growing up in Los Angeles, D’Elia was able to find some early work as an actor with small parts on “Chicago Hope,” “Boston Legal” and “Monk.” He started doing standup comedy in the L.A. area in 2006. D’Elia is a fast learner. D’Elia spent the past few years as a prolific …

MacGregor’s Grill & Tap Room has closed, according to its official Twitter account. “A bit overdue, this location is closed. Big thanks to all our loyal customers over the years. One last time #cheers,” said a tweet posted Wednesday said. The business is listed as “permanently closed” on Google and no one answered the phone during normal business hours at t…

Devotees of Tedeschi Trucks Band know the band’s catalog, can sing along with its lyrics and, dependent on the tune, relish the chance to histrionically (and inaccurately) strum air guitar. They also know the collective’s stunning combination of vocal beauty and instrumental brilliance via wife-husband combination Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks is as rare as it is tr…

1) Buffalo Undy Run/Walk, 7:30 a.m. registration, race at 9 on April 30 in Delaware Park (84 Parkside Ave.). Cost is $35 in advance or $40 day-of for the adult 5K (ages 14 and up), and $30 in advance or $35 day-of for the youth 5K and the 1.7-mile fun run. (I agree, too. Anything longer than 1.7 miles is not fun). Commentary: The fundraising race for the Colon Cancer Alli…

During his visit to Buffalo on April 27 for his appearance in the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series, stage and screen star Kevin Spacey made an important side-trip. No, not to Charlie the Butcher, the Anchor Bar or Canalside. But to one of America's single deepest troves of world-changing literature and poetry, at 420 Capen Hall on the school's Amherst…

During his visit to Buffalo on April 27 for his appearance in the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series, stage and screen star Kevin Spacey made an important side-trip. No, not to Charlie the Butcher, the Anchor Bar or Canalside. But to one of America's single deepest troves of world-changing literature and poetry, at 420 Capen Hall on the school's Amherst…

Colin Mochrie has made a career of making it up as he goes along – literally. An accomplished comedic improviser who’s worked with the famed Second City troupe in Toronto and featured on the ABC show “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”, Mochrie talked up the mantra of improv, “Yes, and …,” during a recent phone interview. “Yes, and …” allows improv performers…