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There was a time nearly 20 years ago when you couldn’t buy an index card in Buffalo. You could try to hit up an office store, grocery, pharmacy or convenience shop, but in the spring of 1999, nearly all of them were wiped clean of 3x5 cards. Thousands of teenagers had bought them out, trying to win a radio station contest to have the boy band 98 Degrees perform in thei…

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Back in 1999, when boy band 98 Degrees and lead singer Nick Lachey were at their heart-throb height, a KISS 98.5 listener challenge among local high schools - with the reward of a free concert featuring Lachey's band - spurred the submission of 15 million index cards. (Kenmore West was the winner, in case you're into '90s Buffalo pop trivia). In the ensuing two decades,…

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Jeff Timmons’ singing career started in the bathroom at a college party. He wanted to impress some girls. (It worked, by the way.) More than 20 years later, it’s not all that different. Sure, Timmons and his pop quartet, 98 Degrees, racked up a string of hits, major tours, award-show nominations and legions of still-devoted fans. But when Timmons performs at 7 p.m. Satu…