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Kristy Kibler


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Blake Shelton brought his good ‘ole boy charm and musical chops to the KeyBank Center Friday, delivering without flaw what his fans came to see: nearly two dozen songs from his 20-year country music career. From more recent singles like “Sangria” and “Came Here to Forget” to older fan favorites like “Some Beach,” “Honey Bee” and his sweet, much-loved debut single “Austi…

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We have plenty of summer festivals in Buffalo—usually several per week from May into September. But organizers are confident the new Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival, scheduled for Aug. 19 at Buffalo RiverWorks, will stand out from the crowd. “It’s a celebration of all things Buffalo,” said founder Lindsey Taylor. “We wanted to cultivate a music and arts festival tha…

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With a pizza place or fast food restaurant seemingly every corner, there is no lack of options in South Buffalo in which to grab a quick bite. Sometimes, though, you’re craving something a little different. That’s where Pete-N-Paul’s comes in. Despite having lived in the area for more than three years now, I’ve betrayed my South Buffalo transplant status by never wander…

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We were heading to dinner with my fiancé’s parents last week when my future father-in-law pointed at an unassuming brick building near the intersection of Seneca Street and Ridge Road, across the street from West Seneca West Senior High School. “You know, I used to go to that place for breakfast all the time,” he said as we slowed to a stop for a red light. “They had gr…

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Main Street Marketplace – the 16-week, open-air farmers market in West Seneca – returns for its third season on Thursday.The market has two dozen vendors offering a variety of goods lined up for this season, including local produce from Weiss Farms and Kate’s Country Cousins; brewed coffee and beans from Kornerstone Coffee; fresh-baked treats from Duke’s Donuts; wine and h…

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Want to take a stand against sexual and domestic violence by enjoying some live music? “Rock a Mile” will allow Buffalonians to do just that in a benefit show at 8:30 p.m. April 16 in the Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.). The concert will feature music by Mallwalkers, Basement Rat, the Patterns, Dead Lounge and A Potters Field. “Rock a Mile” serves as a ki…

Music

Want to take a stand against sexual and domestic violence by enjoying some live music? “Rock a Mile” will allow Buffalonians to do just that in a benefit show at 8:30 p.m. April 16 in the Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.). The concert will feature music by Mallwalkers, Basement Rat, the Patterns, Dead Lounge and A Potters Field. “Rock a Mile” serves as a ki…

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Sometimes, despite our efforts, Mondays live up to their negative stereotypes. On one recent occasion, after a long day and an equally busy evening, making dinner was a very unappetizing prospect. A far better idea? Ordering from LT’s Olde Tyme Pizza and Subs in West Seneca. LT’s has two locations (the other is on Main Street in Clarence, in Dash’s Market). The West Senec…

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Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley will be in town this weekend to promote his debut fiction novel, “Driftwood.” Bentley has scheduled several appearances to meet fans, pose for photos and sign books and football memorabilia.The former Bills player will kick off his schedule from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 19, with a Bills roundtable discussion and book signing at Nice Ash …

Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Ray Bentley will be in town this weekend to promote his debut fiction novel, “Driftwood.” Bentley has scheduled several appearances to meet fans, pose for photos and sign books and football memorabilia.The former Bills player will kick off his schedule from 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 19, with a Bills roundtable discussion and book signing at Nice Ash …

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Former Buffalo Sabres goalie Clint Malarchuk will sign copies of his new book and lead a discussion about his experiences with mental illness on Nov. 6 at Barnes & Noble, 4401 Transit Road in Clarence. The discussion will take place at 5 p.m. and the book signing follows from 6 to 8 p.m. The event, which also will feature six additional Western New York authors, is a …

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There are many destinations that should be on your radar to truly take advantage of a Western New York autumn, but one that should be at the top of the list is Letchworth State Park. There isn’t a better time for the drive through the rolling hills of Wyoming County, taking in the crisp fall air and the gorgeous, changing landscape on the way to the Grand Canyon of the Eas…

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FinnFest USA, a celebration of Finnish and Finnish-American customs, history and heritage, will be taking over Buffalo from Oct. 9-13. Founded in 1983, the annual event is described as a cultural, entertainment and educational symposium. One of its goals is to unite modern Finland with historic and contemporary America. Kleinhans Music Hall will be a central gathering spac…

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German food, beer and live entertainment will be in the spotlight at Buffalo RiverWorks’ first Oktoberfest on Oct. 3.“Buffalo has a very proud German tradition and this event is designed to celebrate the people, the culture, and the food and drink that many German immigrants brought to the Western New York area years ago,” event organizer Kevin Townsell said in a release. …

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Downtown Niagara Falls will celebrate German heritage this weekend when it hosts the sixth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest from 1 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3. Situated on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block. The event will be held rain or shine and is free.Live German-themed entertainment will be provided throughout the day by the Bergholz German Band, the German American Musicians a…