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Local woman ‘Survives’

(Spoiler Alert: Results of Wednesday night’s episode of “Survivor: Worlds Apart” follow.)

The game plan of Grand Island’s Kelly Remington to go “under the radar” in “Survivor: Worlds Apart” is turning out to be an understatement.

For the second straight week of the CBS reality show, Remington was barely seen or heard from Wednesday night in an episode in which several other members in the competition bared their bottoms. (The show camouflaged that look.)

I think Remington said one sentence to her six-member Blue Collar Wednesday night, but I wasn’t even sure that was her speaking.

The state trooper also lost screen time by volunteering to sit out the competition for the immunity idol because two teams needed a volunteer to sit since the White Collar team was a person down after losing a member on opening night.

The competition included swimming and shooting the equivalent of a basketball, with Remington illustrating earlier that she had a decent shot.

White Collar won the competition, but Blue Collar also won immunity by finishing second.

That left the No Collar team to need to eliminate someone. Its members chose to boot one of the most annoying members of the three tribes – long-haired, competitive Vincent.

If Blue Collar ever loses immunity and heads to Tribal Council, Remington would appear to be safe for at least one episode.

Of course, appearances can be deceiving on “Survivor.” But Dan, the balding, overweight guy who lost his underwear in Wednesday night’s episode, seems to be on a mission to annoy everyone and be booted.

On the other hand, he also has quickly become of the most interesting characters in this season of “Survivor.”

– Alan Pergament

Concerts, concerts, concerts

The summer concert scene continues to heat up with news about Zac Brown Band, Alabama and Jam in the Valley

The Zac Brown Band is making its annual summer pilgrimage to Western New York with a show Aug. 6 in the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center as part of its “Jekyll + Hyde Tour.” Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 27 through, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000. Ticket prices are yet to be announced.

Country music trio Alabama is the first show announced for the 2015 Erie County Fair Grandstand Lineup. The band is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 17 at the fair. Ticket information is to be announced.The Country Music Hall of Fame trio has been performing together for four decades.

Eric Paslay, the Band Perry, Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann, Dallas Smith, Blackjack Billy, Parmalee and Chris Janson are among the acts scheduled to perform at the 22nd annual Jam in the Valley, held July 2-4 at the Buffalo Hill Village Campgrounds in Varysburg.

Tickets for the three-day music festival go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday through the official website, General admission tickets for July 2 are $20 advance; tickets for July 3-4 are $40 advance. Multiple packages, including camping packages, also are available.

– Toni Ruberto