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Rob Falgiano is known to Buffalo audiences as an alt-folk troubadour, an acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter with a keen ear for the pop hook and a dedication to solid musicianship. With his bands Plaster Sandals and the Contortionists, Falgiano laid the basis for a solo career that would witness the full flourishing of his songwriting talent and his skills as a record-maker. (Scope his most recent solo effort, the stirring "Red," for proof of the latter.)

Falgiano has turned his hand to the work of near-mythical artists in the past, particularly with his regular appearances fronting the All-Hank Trio, an ensemble dedicated to the simple genius of the original Hank Williams. Now, he'll dive -- fully tuxedoed, no less -- into the deep end of the pool as he fronts "An Evening of Sinatra," which will feature him in the role of Ol' Blue Eyes, and the 10-piece Pyramid Big Band providing the arrangements that helped make the Chairman famous.

The show, which takes place in the Tralf, 622 Main St., beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, is being billed as "An evening of music and dancing," and an area of the club will be dedicated to a dance floor. Falgiano and the Pyramid Big Band will sample the estimable wares of Sinatra's catalog, including the standards "New York, New York"; "That's Life"; "Summer Wind"; and "I've Got You Under My Skin."

Tickets are available now at Ticketmaster outlets, New World Record or by calling 852-5000. Advance tickets are $10. Admission at the door will be $13.50. For more information, visit

-- Jeff Miers

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