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Hype: What’s happening for teens


MOVIES: Opening Friday, “Oblivion” (PG-13); coming May 3, “Iron Man 3.”

CONCERTS: Opeth with Katatonia, 7 p.m. today, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band with Joe Walsh, 7:30 p.m. today, First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza.

Ambrosia, 8 p.m. Friday, Seneca Niagara Casino Bear’s Den, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

The Crests and Shades of Blue, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

The Maniacs, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Jake Shimabukuro, 8 p.m. Saturday, Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

The Heavy Pets, 8 p.m. Saturday, Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, 8 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Niagara Casino Bear’s Den, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

Steven Wilson, 7 p.m. Sunday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Fear Factory with Hate Eternal, Kobra and the Lotus and Low Road Revival, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Diana Krall, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

Dillinger Escape Plan with Faceless and Royal Thunder, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Sean Bonnette of Andrew Jackson Jihad with Ian Graham of Cheap Girls, 8 p.m. Wednesday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

THEATER: “Into the Woods,” 7 p.m. today, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston.

POETRY & LITERATURE: Reading by Michael Steffen, 7 p.m. today, Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.

The Write Thing Series with reading by Rachel B. Glaser, 7 p.m. today, Medaille College, Academic Commons, fourth floor, 18 Agassiz Circle.

Poetics Plus @ UB with Chris Mann, 8 p.m. today, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.

Reading and book signing with Herb Batt, 5 p.m. Saturday, Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St.


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“Every time a hater visits my YouTube page, I get, like, four cents. So tell the haters to keep hating, keep commenting, because I’m making money.”

– Justin Bieber, on embracing his critics, to Teen Vogue