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>WHAT'S HAPPENING

Movies: Opening Friday, "The Bounty Hunter" (PG-13), "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" (PG), "How to Train Your Dragon" (PG).

DVD: Released Tuesday, "The Princess and the Frog," "Astro Boy," "Armored," "The Fourth Kind" and "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

Concerts: Tonight, Marcy Casino, Party Squad.

Saturday, Riviera Theatre, Glengarry Boys.

Monday, Tralf, Tower of Power.

Tuesday, Town Ballroom, Train with Butch Walker.

Wednesday, Tralf, the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

Poetry: Today, Buffalo State College, Bill Berkson.

Today, Talking Leaves, William Marcy.

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS

DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation are teaming up to urge Congress to increase support for music education. Upload a video of your musical talent and tell why music education matters to you and you could win $5,000 for your school music program, concert tickets, Rock Band video games and Fender guitars. The top videos will be presented to members of Congress. Register your video by April 16. For full contest rules and to get started, visit www.dosomething.org/bands. Send questions to battleofthebands.dosomething.org.

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LET'S TALK

TableTopics has added to its teen collection of conversation starters. The Teen Cube has questions for teens to talk about with other teens at parties, on the phone, online or even a chat with their parents. The Slumber Party Cube has a concentrated edition of "girl talk" with questions about your favorite ring tones, bad hair days and boys. Each cube costs $25 and comes with 135 questions. The Teen Journal ($10) includes 100 pages with 100 unique questions leaves room for you to jot down your thoughts. Visit www.tabletopics.com for information.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I worked with Leonardo DiCaprio, and it was like my dream come true at the time. When I was 12 years old I had the hugest crush on him ... which I think I may have told him, much to my embarrassment."

Amy Adams on her dream co-star

-- McClatchy Newspapers

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