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It was an Oscar moment that won't soon be forgotten. "La La Land" was announced as the winner of Best Picture, even though the winner was really "Moonlight." Here's how it went down: https://twitter.com/people/status/836087302610792449 https://twitter.com/Channel9/status/836082147957997568 http://buffalonews.com/2017/02/27/a-self-celebration-ends-on-a-confus…

Wow. Talk about a community with bad luck. There, courtesy of Warren Beatty’s mistake or a bad envelope was something we had never seen before. But then, before the snafu there was more bad luck. There they were in film community of Hollywood, the most self-celebrating community on earth. And they were all ready to celebrate their annual self-love festival: The Oscars…

10th Annual Mardi Gras Jam. 12 p.m. Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St. A matinee show featuring zydeco and brass music. 874-7734. sportsmensbuffalo.com. $15. "After the Revolution." 2 p.m. Jewish Repertory Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.The story of promising lawyer Emma Joseph who proudly carries the torch of her family. 688-4033. jewishrepertorytheatre.c…

Pray for Jimmy Kimmel. He's almost all that is likely to separate the 89th Academy Awards from a mass audience snoozefest Sunday evening. Movie pros and fanatics will feel differently. The year 2016 was a very good one for movies and the movies and performances that are up for awards are very good ones. But none is the sort that make for gripping television for an a…

With the first rustles of spring, baseball players start their training, and a primal urge stirs in Western New Yorkers. The urge to watch "The Natural." With this classic baseball movie, set in the 1930s and filmed in Buffalo, we struck gold. Literally. Even if you've seen it only once, years ago, you'll recall its golden hue. The sun on the stadium. The glint…

Head North. 6 p.m. The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Local pop-punk band with a high-energy show and fan base. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. $10-$12. The Strictly Hip. 7 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. Tragically Hip tribute band plays the set list from Marine Midland Arena on Feb. 10, 1999. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. $10-$12. "It Shoulda Been You." 7:30…

The universality of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" has always been a bit of a surprise to me. It seems too American a play to conquer the known world--too specifically mercantile and, frankly, too conspicuously "New York" and Jewish. But it's so good and so universally applicable to a faltering old man to whom "attention must be paid" that it seems every culture …

Time and Distance. 6 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Pop-punk headliners with a wide array of support acts. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. $7-$10. Pop Evil. 7 p.m. Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. Billboard charting hard-rock band. 205-8925. rapidstheatre.com. $22-$25. Led Zeppelin: "The Song Remains the Same." 7 p.m. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster …

Jack Civiletto & Friends. 2 p.m. Shannon Pub, 2250 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. The music of Frank Sinatra. 743-9348. shannonpub.com. Free. Lumagination. 6 p.m. Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Lackawanna. Interactive exhibit that showcases the architecture and horticulture collections. 827-1584. buffalogardens.com. $6-$14. "Co…

A visit from Itzhak Perlman is a rarity, and something to celebrate. The last time I remember seeing him here was in 2003, when he played a delicate Mozart concerto. Acknowledging the passionate applause at Kleinhans Music Hall, he played an encore, the theme from "Schindler's List." He was the soloist heard in the movie, and it was moving to hear him play the music in pe…

The Winter Celebration of the Three Stooges kicks off at 7:30 p.m. March 4 in the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. The showing of seven Stooge shorts will be preceded by an organ concert on the theater's Mighty Wurlitzer starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children age 12 and under. The main Stoogefest, which happens in late Augu…

We could all use a little Jefferson Smith right now – and Jimmy Stewart is on his way. "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," the inspiring 1939 Frank Capra comedy-drama, will be shown at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19 at the North Park Theatre. The movie, which is on the National Film Registry, stars Stewart as the naive head of a small-town Boy Rangers group  who is picked for…

Bill Murray and Kristen Wiig, it seems, tell pretty much the same story. There are plans afoot to make an American adaptation of "Toni Erdmann," the hugely praised German comedy that is the likely winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar on Feb. 26. But Murray blew it big time, as he tells the tale. He misplaced both Wiig's feeler about the lead role as well as the screene…

“XX” is a horror anthology stunner in which each story is memorable. How often does that happen? Even strong anthologies like “XX” antecedents “V/H/S” and “V/H/S 2” had lesser segments. In “XX,” however, every tale is smart, visually stunning and surprisingly moving. This is the result of bringing together five extraordinary artists, all of whom, in …

Tammy Pescatelli. 7:30 p.m. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. Top five finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and Netflix star hits the stage for one night only. 853-1211. buffalo.heliumcomedy.com. $20. Cherub. 7 p.m. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. Electronic indie duo from Nashville plays Valentine’s day show. 852-3900. townballroom.com. $20-$25. "Casabla…