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MUSIC
Classical
BPO OPENING NIGHT black-tie dinner, concert and post-concert party. Sept. 18. $100 all-event; $25 to $65 concert only; $30 post-concert party. Kleinhans Music Hall (885-5000 or 800-699-3168).

GALA AT THE GALLERY music by Canzona, Lepskaya/Wells Duo, guitarist Mir Ali, and Colleen Williams and the Bobby Jones Trio. Oct. 2, 8 to midnight. $25 advance; $30 door. Anderson Gallery, Martha Jackson Place (837-7838).

TOKYO STRING QUARTET Oct. 13. $15 general; student and series discounts available. Mary Seaton Room, Kleinhans Music Hall (838-2383).

ELITE SYNCOPATION specializing in rare original performance materials. Oct. 16 at 8. $15 or $18. Rockwell Hall Auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (Ticketmaster/852-5000 or 847-0850).

Ethnic/Folk
FOUR SHILLINGS SHORT acoustic duo playing numerous dates: Sept. 16 at 9, Coffee Bean Cafe, 3268 Main St. (837-BEAN); Sept. 17 and 18 at 8, Shannon Pub, 5050 Main St., Amherst (839-0002), and Sept. 19 at 8, Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St. (886-8539).

THE FUREYS Sept. 18 at 8. $18 advance; $20. Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Road, South Buffalo (825-6700).

SECRET GARDEN Sept. 24 at 8. $27.50 and $32.50. Center for the Arts Mainstage, UB North Campus (645-ARTS or Ticketmaster/852-5000).

COMHALTAS COELTOIRI EIREANN Oct. 8 at 8. $10 to $18. Rockwell Hall Auditorium, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave. (878-3005).

Jazz
BEST OF NEW DUTCH SWING three-program series of new music and jazz, sponsored by Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Program 1: Drummer Han Bennink and pianist Misha Mengelberg. Sept. 16 at 8. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (835-7362). Series continues with Willem Breuker Kollektief (below) and Gerry Hemingway Trio featuring Georg Graewe and Ernst Reijseger, Nov. 11.

HILARIO DURAN and the Spirits of Havana Cuban jazz ensemble featuring the pianist. Sept. 25 at 8. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).

ETTA JONES and HOUSTON PERSON husband/wife ensemble featuring the singer and tenor saxophonist. Oct. 1 and 2 at 8. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).

LATIN FOR TRAVELERS featuring Buffalo native and world-acclaimed drummer Bobby Previte, with his ensemble. Oct. 7 at 8. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).

THE ART OF JAZZ: Phil Woods Quintet kickoff of new three-part series. Oct. 16, pre-concert talk at 7, concert at 8. $15 general. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave. (882-8700, Ext. 226). Series continues with Dave Holland Quintet, Feb. 6, and Jack DeJohnette, April 8.

Oldies
THE FOUR FRESHMEN Sept. 18 at 8. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).

THE FOUR ACES with the Diamonds. Sept. 22 at 1:30 and 8. Hearthstone Manor, 333 Dick Road, Depew (800-411-5678).

Pop
CELINE DION Sept. 20. Marine Midland Arena (Fantastix/888-4000 or 888-223-6000).

JONATHAN RICHMAN Oct. 9 at 9. $8 advance; $10 day of show. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).

Reggae
BURNING SPEAR Sept. 29 and 30 at 8:30. Calumet Arts Cafe, 56 W. Chippewa St. (855-2220).

Rock
LENNY KRAVITZ with Smash Mouth and Buckcherry. Sept. 14 at 7. $25 to $37.50. Marine Midland Arena (Fantastix/888-4000 or 888-223-6000).

EUGENE CHADBOURNE Sept. 15 at 9. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (855-3931).

KELLER WILLIAMS followed by Wise Monkey Orchestra. Sept. 16 at 9:30. $5 door. Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St. (886-8539).

JOHNY VEGAS Sept. 18 at 11. Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St. (886-8539).

LUXX plus junKulture and LAW. Sept. 18 at 11 (18-and-over). $5 advance; $7 day of show. Migg's Classic Roxx, 1182 Walden Ave. (891-1146).

THE BLACKS with Rex Hobart and the Misery Boys. Sept. 20 at 9. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (855-3931).

POP UNKNOWN ex-Mineral indie emo artist, with Now She's Gone, Dollar Cannon and Homefield Advantage. Sept. 22 at 7. $5 or $7. Showplace Theatre, 1063 Grant St. (447-1271).

STRANGEFOLK with Percy Hill. Sept. 22 at 8 (all ages). $8 advance; $10 day of show. Tralf, 100 Theater Place (851-8725).

DEEP BANANA BLACKOUT Oct. 1 at 9 (all ages). $8 or $10. Showplace Theatre, 1063 Grant St. (447-1271).

ZZ TOP and LYNYRD SKYNYRD Oct. 6 at 7:30. $29.50 or $39.50. Marine Midland Arena (Fantastix/888-4000 or 888-223-6000).

Ska
THE PILFERS with Mexican Cession. Sept. 18 at 8. $7. Showplace Theatre, 1063 Grant St. (447-1271).

Comedy
JOHN VALBY Sept. 18 at 8. $14. Majestic Theater, Wurlitzer Park, North Tonawanda (692-1921 or Fantastix/888-4000 or 888-223-6000).

Dance
STOMP Oct. 15 to 17. Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (Ticketmaster/852-5000).

THEATER
Main Stages
A ... My Name Will Always Be Alice musical comedy. Sept. 16 to Oct. 17. $21 general; discounts available. Summerfare Musical Theatre Company, Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

GUYS AND DOLLS popular Broadway musical. Sept. 16 to Oct. 24. $24 or $26 general; $22 or $25 seniors; $14 or $16 students. Kavinoky Theatre, D'Youville College, 320 Porter Ave. (881-7668).

FROM SHAKESPEARE to Song and Dance "Chimes at Midnight" featuring Saul Elkin, with Zodiaque Dance, and student musical theater company. Sept. 17 to 19. Pfeifer Theatre, 681 Main St. (645-ARTS or Ticketmaster/852-5000).

THE SECOND COMING of Joan of Arc by Carolyn Gage. Sept. 17 to Oct. 2. $10 or $12. HAG Theatre, performing in Hallwalls Black 'n Blue Theatre, 2495 Main St., Suite 425 (835-7362).

VISITING MR. GREEN comedy-drama by Jeff Baron. Sept. 17 to Oct. 3. $16 general; $13 students. Buffalo United Artists, Upstairs Cabaret, 884 Main St. (886-9239).

MAHALIA gospel musical by Tom Stolz. Sept. 24 to Oct. 17. Paul Robeson Theatre, 350 Masten Ave. (885-2590 or 884-2013).

SUMMER AND SMOKE classic drama by Tennessee Williams. Oct. 17 to Nov. 20. Studio Arena Theatre, 710 Main St. (856-5650 or 800-77-STAGE).

Performers
SARAH BRIGHTMAN Oct. 1 at 8. $31.50 to $56.50. Shea's Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (Ticketmaster/852-5000).

Celebrations
CURTAIN UP! annual season opening of Buffalo's Theater District, featuring Mayor's Prologue and black-tie dinner, productions by numerous theaters, and free post-performance cast party. Sept. 17, prologue at 5 and performances at 6, followed by outdoor party. $75 dinner (reserved). Information at 645-6921.

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