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A former rock music mecca is coming back to life as a concert venue and events center.The Showplace Theatre, the movie theater-turned-concert hall that reigned from 1994 to 2008, will reopen following an extensive renovation by new owner Joe “Roxbury” Breidenstein, owner of the Roxbury dance club in West Seneca from 2000 to 2005.“It’s a landmark here in Buffalo, and an old…

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A former rock music mecca is coming back to life as a concert venue and events center.The Showplace Theatre, the movie theater-turned-concert hall that reigned from 1994 to 2008, will reopen following an extensive renovation by new owner Joe “Roxbury” Breidenstein, owner of the Roxbury dance club in West Seneca from 2000 to 2005.“It’s a landmark here in Buffalo, and an old…

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RockLittle Feat, Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990 (13 CD box set; Rhino). All too often overlooked when it comes to rock ’n’ roll revisionism, the work of Little Feat stands as some of the most inspired and consistently soulful rock music of the 1970s. You can still hear the band’s influence in the world of jam-based rock, from Phish to Galactic and bac…

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RockLittle Feat, Rad Gumbo: The Complete Warner Bros. Years 1971-1990 (13 CD box set; Rhino). All too often overlooked when it comes to rock ’n’ roll revisionism, the work of Little Feat stands as some of the most inspired and consistently soulful rock music of the 1970s. You can still hear the band’s influence in the world of jam-based rock, from Phish to Galactic and bac…

Royalty no longer is confined to a castle.Aside from the legitimate claims of Queen Elizabeth and her family, there are now designations like Hollywood royalty (Jack Nicholson), football royalty (the Manning brood) and American literature royalty (Henry James). All three are void of robes and scepters, but do signify a level of individuals, ones draped in achievements and …

Royalty no longer is confined to a castle.Aside from the legitimate claims of Queen Elizabeth and her family, there are now designations like Hollywood royalty (Jack Nicholson), football royalty (the Manning brood) and American literature royalty (Henry James). All three are void of robes and scepters, but do signify a level of individuals, ones draped in achievements and …

This weekend’s Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concerts are guest-conducted by Daniel Hege, music director of the Wichita Symphony, and conclude with Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 5. But they open with two works featuring lots of solo instruments.In the concert – performed Friday morning and repeated at 8 tonight, the 1953 Concert Variations by Argentine composer Astor Pi…

This weekend’s Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concerts are guest-conducted by Daniel Hege, music director of the Wichita Symphony, and conclude with Beethoven’s mighty Symphony No. 5. But they open with two works featuring lots of solo instruments.In the concert – performed Friday morning and repeated at 8 tonight, the 1953 Concert Variations by Argentine composer Astor Pi…

USS. Second show added on March 15. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. www.buffaloironworks.com. Tickets are $13 advance, $15 day of show (box office, www.ticketfly.com).Johnny Winter Band. 8 p.m. March 18. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. www.tralfmusichall.com. Tickets are $26 advance, $29 day of show (box office, www.ticketmaster.com).Bowfire. 8 p.m. …

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Cellist Cicely Parnas, 20, has the kind of talent that made the New York Times rhapsodize about her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination.” She will be taking the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall courtesy of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s Gift to the Community series.Parnas, the granddaughter of distinguished…

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Cellist Cicely Parnas, 20, has the kind of talent that made the New York Times rhapsodize about her “velvety sound, articulate passagework and keen imagination.” She will be taking the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall courtesy of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s Gift to the Community series.Parnas, the granddaughter of distinguished…

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For people who love Romantic music, a concert next Thursday at the University at Buffalo is a dream come true. Cellist Jonathan Golove, pianist Eric Huebner and violinist Yuki Numata Resnick of the UB Music Department faculty will be joined by guest violinist Virginia Barron in a concert devoted to the music of Johannes Brahms. Any Brahms chamber music is something to cele…

There always has been connective tissue between American roots music and its eclectic electric offspring, the jam band genre. If you look at the Grateful Dead as the progenitors of the jam band scene and understand that Jerry Garcia was a bluegrass banjo player who went electric, you see that a lot of the improvisation common to jam bands has its roots firmly planted in bl…

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For people who love Romantic music, a concert next Thursday at the University at Buffalo is a dream come true. Cellist Jonathan Golove, pianist Eric Huebner and violinist Yuki Numata Resnick of the UB Music Department faculty will be joined by guest violinist Virginia Barron in a concert devoted to the music of Johannes Brahms. Any Brahms chamber music is something to cele…