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Live from Rockin' at the Knox


Rockin 4:19 p.m.: 
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery's annual concert fundraiser is ready to rock. Two stages and food and beverage tents are set up on the Elmwood Avenue side of the gallery. The co-headliner, Brooklyn-based The National, is doing sound check right now. The band is playing "Terrible Love" from its new album "High Violet."

The band had a guided tour of the gallery this afternoon led by director Louis Grachos. Then Grachos took them to see Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House. The weather has been gorgeous all day and is expected to stay that way into the night.

If you're headed down to the gallery tonight, check out this roundup of info you need to know, compiled by Aaron Besecker. And check back here for updates.

4:46 p.m.: Co-headliner Rufus Wainwright sounded great during soundcheck this morning, said Buffalo Place marking director Steve Joseph, who is handling advance work for the show. Wainwright's sister, Martha, is about to soundcheck on the main stage. Joseph said tonight's audience is in for a treat because brother and sister will duet on a few songs.

Set times are as follows: Linda McRae at 5 p.m., Jaime Moses Band at 5:45 p.m., Martha Wainwright at 6:15 p.m., Atlas Sound at 7 p.m., The National at 7:45 p.m., and Rufus Wainwright at 9:30 p.m.


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5:36 p.m.: Doors are open now. There was a long line stretching down Elmwood. Now those people are in front of the main stage for the best spot to watch the headliners. Linda McRae (pictured at right) is wrapping up her set on the Albright stage. She's a country folk artist from Vancouver by way of Nashville.

--Joseph Popiolkowski

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