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Tickets will go on sale Saturday for a July 24 performance of Limp Bizkit with special guest Ice Cube at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Prices will range from $55.50 to $26. Darien Lake will also offer four-pack lawn tickets for $78. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday online at livenation.com, at Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. See a run-…

The "Jersey Boys" was a box office record breaker for Shea's Performing Arts Center. The Tony Award-winning musical grossed $1.51 million at Shea's for the week ending May 9, breaking the theater's record of $1.49 million set by Wicked, the theater has announced. The "Jersey Boys" played its final performance at Shea's on Sunday after a nearly three-week run befo…

Good morning. Here's a look at some of the latest headlines: - The Amherst Town Board  failed to pass a resolution Monday night to hold a special referendum June 15 on downsizing, News Staff Reporter Sandra Tan reports. The resolution would have to be resubmitted for board approval and be subject to another public hearing before it could be added to the gene…

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Miranda Cosgrove, the precocious pint-sized band manager in "School of Rock," was only 10 years old then. Turning 17 later this week, she's the star of Nickelodeon's hit series, "iCarly," and she's becoming a full-fledged teen idol. She released her debut solo album, "Sparks Fly," a couple of weeks ago and is about to star in a…

The corner of Washington and Church streets outside Ellicott Square in downtown Buffalo turned into a major protest this afternoon as members of the state Public Employees Federation and the Civil Service Employees Association rallied against Gov. David A. Paterson's proposal to furlough workers. "Cut waste, not workers!" shouted public employees who say the furloughs…

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Cheektowaga police officer Phil Williams, left, carries a wreath as a procession enters St. Joseph Cathedral this morning. (Derek Gee / Buffalo News)  DOWNTOWN BUFFALO -- "It's a course that many know, but few understand," said Chief Anthony Palombo of the Erie County Association of Chiefs of Police this morning during a police memorial service at St. Joseph Cat…

It's not too late to see Pearl Jam with Band of Horses tonight at HSBC Arena. Tickets, including some in the 100 level, are still available. They called it "the Seattle sound" at first, but soon it became known as "grunge." Grunge ultimately had a low survival rate, but as News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers wrote a few days ago, Pearl Jam was built t…

Stutzman Road in the Town of Lancaster will be closed today due to construction. Crews from the town's highway department will work on the road from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., town officials said. View Larger Map --Lauren Nicole Mariacher

Goodmorning Western New York. It feels like winter this morning with air temperatures in the mid-30s and another frost watch for tonight. Temperatures will range from a high of 51 to a low of 32 degrees today with clear skies and no expected precipitation. The widespread freeze tonight is expected to increase the further away you are from Buffalo and the shores of Lake Er…

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Beverly J. Busenlehner does not have a Silver Star or a Bronze Star from combat in World War II, but she was in the stateside trenches fighting for the country in its time of dire need. Busenlehner would take on any job, unafraid to break through the gender barrier, and later would fight for fellow disabled veterans to obtain benefits and recognition. Even at 86, she…

The Black Keys will be playing a Sept. 2 concert at the Town Ballroom. Tickets for the all-ages show are on sale now at Tickets.com for $29 apiece. The Black Keys' Web site indicates the Athens, Ga.-based Whigs are the opening act. Tickets.com is also listing a Sept. 25 date with Broken Social Scene at the Town Ballroom, with tickets at an unspecified cost going on sa…

There are a few hundred National Grid customers in each of Western New York's eight counties who are still without electricity, including nearly 500 customers in Erie County, thanks to Saturday's storm. About 300 National Grid customers in Amherst are still without power, according to the utility's Web site. Those customers are scheduled to have their power …

AMHERST -- Families and friends of graduates packed the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena this morning for commencement ceremonies on the university's North Campus. 12:13 p.m.: UB President John Simpson addressed the graduates. Here's a portion of his remarks: 11:38 a.m.: Here's a portion of Sen. Charles Schumer's remarks this morning: 11:37 a.m.: Graduates h…

This morning a light snow has been falling in Buffalo, the Town of Tonawanda and Amherst. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for southern Erie, Genesee, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming and Allegany counties for late tonight through Monday morning. According to the Weather Service, a freeze watch means sub-freezing temperatures are possible, …

Good morning. And, yes, those were little white flakes falling from the sky when I opened the door to pick up my paper a few minutes ago. The University at Buffalo wrestler who was nearly paralyzed in March will fulfill a dream today at his graduation ceremony. Violent acts are up, but the overall crime rate in Buffalo is down. When out of work, the answer might lie in …