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>WHAT'S HAPPENING

MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Nancy Drew" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer"; June 22, "Evan Almighty"; June 29, "Ratatouille"; July 11, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"; July 27, "The Simpsons."

VIDEO/DVD: Arrived Tuesday, "Ghost Rider," "Breach" and "Blood and Chocolate"; coming Tuesday, "Bridge to Terabithia"

CONCERTS: Thursday, Lafayette Square, Augustana (Army of Me, As Tall as Lions).

Friday Xtreme Wheels on Hertel, bands Storming the Shore, Bourgade, Seagrave, Brace the Gates, Definitions.

Saturday, Artpark, Barenaked Ladies.

Sunday, Darien Lake, The Fray.

July 9, Rise Against (with Silverstein, Comeback Kid), Evolution Entertainment Complex.

July 28, Darien Lake, Goo Goo Dolls

Aug. 10, Vans Warped Tour, Darien Lake.

Aug. 18, Darien Lake, Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday.

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WIN TICKETS! CALLING POTTER FANS

This is the summer of Harry Potter, with "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" opening in theaters July 11, and the final book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" coming out July 20. How obsessed are you with Harry Potter? And what do you hope will happen in Book 7? We want to hear from you! NeXt readers 19 and younger are welcome to e-mail next@buffnews. Include name, age, school, grade in school and home mailing address and phone number so we can contact you for our story. Or mail NeXt, Buffalo News, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo N.Y. 14240. Deadline is June 22. Those who e-mail us will be entered into a random drawing for tickets to an advance screening of the movie. Supplies are limited!

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CRAFTY COVER

Sure, summer is the perfect time to dust off that ol' two-wheeler of yours, pump up the tires and take it for a spin to the local theater or coffee shop. Plus, you'll save some gas and help reduce emissions, too. Besides a trusty lock and chain, what more do you need to worry about? Unpredictable summer weather, of course!

Pick up a waterproof seat cover handcrafted by Robyn Paton from www.lilybug.ca and you'll not only have a dry seat, but a cute conversation piece, too. While our cover is made of a pretty red-and-white flower pattern, others available on the Web site include a sock monkey pattern in two colors, wood grain and a girly Hawaiian floral. The covers go for $18 Canadian (or about $17 U.S.) and Robyn does ship them to the United States. These also are a great gift for recent grads, as they'll likely be biking all over their college campus in the near future.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I live in a two-bedroom, drive a Nissan and go to Dodgers games. My life is pretty modest and stable."

-- Shia LaBeouf ("Disturbia"), in People magazine.

McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

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