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This week; Some recommended events for the week of August 14-20


Fator Factor

What: Terry Fator

Why: The talented ventriloquist, comedian, impressionist and singer from Texas was the winner of "America's Got Talent" and is a Las Vegas headliner at the Mirage Resort and Casino.

Info: The show starts at 8 p.m. at the Grandstand at the Erie County Fair, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg. Tickets are $40-$55 and can be purchased at For information visit,


Nugent Himself

What: Tuesday in the Park: Ted Nugent

Why: Free concert featuring the hard rocker.

Info: With Chakras 6:30 p.m., Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater in Lewiston. Concert is part of the Tuesday in the Park series at Artpark.



Youth Speaks

What: "This Is Our Youth"

Why: A contemporary American naturalistic work by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by Bob Van Valin and presented by Post-Industrial productions.

Info: Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The show runs from Thursday through Aug. 27 at the Manny Fried Playhouse, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. Tickets are $10.



A Big Original

What: Mr. Big

Why: Mr. Big is back with the first studio album in 14 years by the original members. The group produced numerous hit songs including "To Be With You," a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single.

Info: Concert starts at 7 p.m. in the Town Ballroom. Tickets are $28 advance and $32 the day of the show and can be purchased through the box office. Visit for more information


Jazz Party

What: Party on the Portico: Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade

Why: Brooklyn-based group performing roots, blues and jazz.

Info: 5:30 p.m., Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Museum, 25 Nottingham Court. General admission is $10, $5 for Historical Society members. Event is for ages 21 and older and features a cash bar. For information, call 873-9644.



Great Scots

What: Scottish Festival and Highland Games

Why: Annual event features Celtic music, pipe bands, caber toss and other competitions, vendors and more.

Info: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Amherst Museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road. Cost is $10 for adults, children 14 and under get in free. For information, call the Amherst Museum at 689-1440.