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Unless you're a devoted classical music fan, Kleinhans might not be on your usual route when going out. But, at least for this weekend, the home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra meanders deep into pop culture, welcoming former pop stars Hanson and local stalwarts the Strictly Hip. These quirky pop/rock-meets-classical back-to-back shows stick out in an otherwise imp…

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Sixty-two years ago, a group of Allentown business owners started an outdoor art festival. In the ensuing decades, the Allentown Art Festival has connected locals and tourists on the streets of Allen, Delaware, Virginia and Franklin, to shop booths of arts and crafts, eat fried dough and drink frozen lemonade, finding rare shade under the blanket that is Delaware Avenue…

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1) Allentown Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 and 10 in Allentown, on Delaware Avenue between West Tupper and North, a portion of Allen Street between Elmwood Avenue and Franklin Street, plus a middle square that heads east of Delaware to include Franklin. Festival map can be found here; the event is free to attend. Commentary: Here's your answer to the "What are …

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Middle Kids, 7 p.m. June 7, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $13. Up-and-coming indie act Middle Kids is set to make its Buffalo debut at the downtown live music hot spot. The hook-heavy trio from Sydney, Australia is currently riding a considerable amount of buzz following the release of its breakthrough debut full-length "Lost Friends," plus a seal of approval from…

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Every year, the Allentown Art Festival seems to attract new faces; both visitors and artists.After a week of dreary, rainy weather, the skies cleared for the artists and attendees. Connie Ehindero, a watercolorist, is a first-timer in this 58th year of the festival.The Rochester native has participated in art shows for four years, but this is her first time at the Allentow…

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For the penultimate The 10 of spring, I'm going to cut right to the chase and go more bare-bones. You'd probably rather spend more time doing activities rather than reading my ridiculous prose anyhow. 1) Allentown Art Festival, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Delaware Avenue and Allen Street. Free to attend, but you have to buy the art. Support loc…

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There’s little doubt that Allentown, Buffalo’s comfortably gritty and historically artist-friendly neighborhood, is in the first phase of a radical transformation. As the shadow of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus extends farther over Allen Street and rents rise accordingly, scraggly venues and quirky ventures like College Street Gallery and Rust Belt Books are closing d…

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It might not look like it today, but it won't be long before the streets are filled with people and music and the air is filled with the aromas of summer. Summer festival season is upon us. The Buffalo News will publish a guide to all things festival, but it's never too soon to start planning. This should get you started. Buffalo Greek Fest - June 5 to 7 Kick off your …

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Bust out the SPF-50, hit up the ATM and get yourself to Delaware Avenue. The 57th annual Allentown Art Festival kicks off Saturday morning with hundreds of artists and artisans selling paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewelry, kitchen tools, tchotchkes, knick-knacks, lawn ornaments and just about every kind of creative, hand-made object you might be able to imagine. Sin…