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This Week / Some recommended events for the week or August 7-13


Back Together

What: Pine Grill Jazz Reunion

Why: This year's event features Houston Person, Akiko Tsuruga, Melba Joyce, Winard Harper, Denzell Ward and Cool Company, CMB, Danny and the Blues Revue, the Kenny Woo Band and GLVT Love Extreme.

Info: Beginning at 4 p.m. today and continuing on Aug. 14 in Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Fillmore and Best streets. For more information, visit


Fair Weather

What: Erie County Fair

Why: Check out this year's version -- the midway, the displays, the food, the animals and more.

Info: Opening Wednesday and continuing through Aug. 21 on the Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway in Hamburg. Admission is $10 adults, $7 seniors and free for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit

A Little Shakespeare

What: Love's Labour's Lost

Why: Enjoy one of Shakespeare's earliest comedies as presented by the Chautauqua Theater Company.

Info: Opening with a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday and running through Aug. 19 in the Chautauqua Institution Bratton Theater, 1 Ames Ave., Chautauqua. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 357-6250 or visit


Three for One

What: Taj Mahal Trio

Why: Blues and roots music by one of the greats.

Info: With Dr. Z and the Blues Remedy, the show begins at 8 p.m. in the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. Tickets are $34.50 advance, $38 day of show and are available through the box office or online at For more information, call 852-2860 or visit


Front and Center

What: Lewiston Art Festival

Why: The festival along Center Street features more than 170 artists, a College Alley and the Chalk Walk competition celebrating the diversity of life on Earth by designing a movie poster for fictional movie, "Under One Sun."

Info: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 14 along Center Street in Lewiston, with a KidZone and live entertainment. For more information, visit