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Hot night at Buffalo Harbor

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Fired up: Noelle Scaggs, right, joins Michael Fitzpatrick as he belts out a song during the Fitz and the Tantrums set in the Thursday at the Harbor series at Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf. Review on Gusto Page 17.


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Starting on the upbeat: Bluesy singer-songwriter ZZ Ward, above, opens the show Thursday evening at Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf.


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Soaring spirits: Rob Walker, a military veteran from Buffalo, left, waves the Stars and Stripes in appreciation of the Flag Day concert at the harbor. Above, fans dance and hold up a bird as Sister Sparrow plays.


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Calm before the big event: Ty McFarlan, a crew member, watches Thursday afternoon as daredevil Nik Wallenda tests the safety tether device he will use in tonight's high-wire walk over Niagara Falls. At left, Wallenda, in the blue shirt, poses for photographs after speaking with students from four local schools. Coverage beings on Page One.


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Taking the plunge: Hillary Hawthorn, of Buffalo, left, does a cannonball as she lands in the gelatin-filled pool at the 23rd annual Gelatin Splash sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Thursday evening at the Pavilion at Banchetti By Rizzo's in Getzville. Below, Margaret Scherrer, center, a cancer survivor dressed as Superwoman, ducks under the full force of the splattering gelatin. Concert review on Gusto Page 17.