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A rockin' farewell to Lafayette Square

Bill Wippert/Buffalo News

Feeling the spirit: Singer Grace Potter loses herself in a keyboard solo as she and her band, the Nocturnals, play the headline set Thursday evening in Lafayette Square.

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Bill Wippert/Buffalo News

On with the show: The storm clouds parted, the rain stopped and a bright sun greeted this season's final Thursday evening concert in Lafayette Square. Given a reprieve by the weather, Fitz and the Tantrums, above, opened the show for an enthusiastic wall-to-wall crowd, right. Beginning next week, the series moves to Erie Canal Harbor for the rest of the summer.

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James P. McCoy/Buffalo News

Last hurrah: Members of the Class of 2011 from Niagara Wheatfield High School march in procession into the Mainstage Theater at Artpark on Thursday at the start of graduation exercises.

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Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News

Storm shelter: A woman peers out from under her umbrella as she crosses Pearl Street in downtown Buffalo during the sudden downpour Thursday afternoon.

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Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News

True to the red, white and blue: Friends and family of the proprietors of the Made in America Store in Elma show their patriotism as television cameras roll Thursday. A production crew for ABC World News with Diane Sawyer taped a segment about the unique market that sells only goods that are 100 percent American manufactured.

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