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It can't be easy being Meryl Streep's daughter – not if you're a working actress it can't. Her mother has always known that. When Mamie Gummer, as a child, first appeared onstage with her mother, Streep had her listed under a stage name to avoid the certainty of overweening scrutiny. The grown-up Gummer is a good an…

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Name: Kari Drozd, 35. Who she is: Resident costume designer at MusicalFare Theatre, which will present "Ragtime" Feb. 13-March 17. She's also designing costumes for the Jewish Repertory Theatre production of "Talley's Folly" (Feb. 7-March 3) and the Irish Classical Theatre Company production of "Frost/Nixon" (March 1-24). She is the costume shop floor supervisor at Niag…

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Channel 7 meteorologist Andy Parker got creative with his storm predictions Wednesday, tweeting a graphic labeled the "Jimmy Griffin Snow Index," named after the late Buffalo mayor who urged citizens to ride out the Blizzard of 1985 with a good football game and a six pack of beer. The index assigned cans of beer to corresponding snow accumulation totals. Three inches o…

Marshawn Lynch famously told reporters at a 2015 Media Day before the Super Bowl between his Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots, “I’m just here so I don’t get fined.” Lynch, who started his NFL career as a Buffalo Bill, was once fined $50,000 for not answering questions after a game. So you may be shocked to learn that Lynch is the mid-show interview guest…

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From their sixth-floor penthouse apartment at Canterbury Woods Gates Circle, Judy and Alan Duchan enjoy pointing out the views through the large, expansive windows: Gates Circle, Chapin Parkway, City Hall, the Richardson Towers, the Central Terminal, the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus and, on a clear day, even the Skylon Tower in Niagara Falls, Ont. The Duchans have dec…

Sports

It is generally agreed by all National Football League experts that CBS and Fox couldn’t have asked for better conference championships Sunday if they picked the games themselves. After all, the AFC and NFC title games are featuring the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in both conferences. But judging by the ratings in Buffalo last weekend, the networks better hope that the NFC…

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It is hard for the politically incorrect animated series “Family Guy” to shock after 17 years. It takes no prisoners, and everyone is a potential satirical target. But I still was shocked by Sunday’s episode, “Trump Guy.” After all, the show plays on Fox, which has the same owner as Fox News, President Trump’s right-wing support network. I would have thought a cab…

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The new second-floor library at Jung Center Buffalo on the grounds of Trinity Episcopal Church on Delaware Avenue is a serene space with clean lines, oak wood walls and two stained glass windows. “We hired an architect and a wood craftsman to work together in composing the room,” said Ted Bickford, a member of the Jung Center’s board of directors for 15 years. “Once you…

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Inquiring minds want to know: What is happening at WYRK-FM, the country station that is rated No. 1 in Western New York? Well, listen to Taylor Swift’s old song “Change” or several other country songs about change as you read this explanation from Mark Plimpton. He is the market president for the Townsquare Media stations in Buffalo that include WYRK and the station …

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By David Ng Netflix is kicking off 2019 with higher subscription prices for its U.S. customers, with the most popular plan rising to $12.99 a month from $10.99. The streaming service is hiking prices 13 percent to 18 percent across all three of its subscription tiers. The price of the most expensive plan, which offers Ultra HD picture, is rising to $15.99 a month fro…

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The roster of well-known broadcast journalists who came to TV via Syracuse University is long and impressive, including Bob Costas of NBC, Jeanne Moos of CNN and Tonawanda's own Jeff Glor of CBS. Thanks to a program that includes WKBW, some other Orange alumni are getting their start in Buffalo. WKBW-TV reporter Josh Bazan became the latest success story involving a …

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This is what I’m thinking: You have three months to re-watch all 67 episodes of the HBO drama “Game of Thrones” before the eighth and final season premieres. HBO announced Sunday that the award-winning series will return on April 14. The final season has six episodes. I highly recommend “Roma,” the heartbreaking black and white Netflix film from Alfonso Cuaron with a…

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A new eight-lesson session of the Youth Bridge Program will begin Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Bridge Center of Buffalo, running from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sundays. For more info about the free lessons for middle school and high school students, email Carol Bedell at lorac5@roadrunner.com. • • • A new series of five weekly lessons, “Improve Your Declarer Play,” begins at 2:…