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Sizzling – both sweltering and appealing – is how the summer's final Artpark Tuesdays in the Park concert went down. The show featured a jubilant 1980s trifecta of Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52's, and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins, playing to a sold-out crowd. It was a show of another era, but not nostalgic. There was real singing and real instrument playing. And…

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With the Mighty Mighty Bosstones show on Friday, the summer's Canalside Live slate has concluded, leaving those with an insatiable craving for live music to look elsewhere. Fortunately, this week in Buffalo offers a wealth of free shows – at venues such as Gateway Harbor, Larkin Square and Banchetti By Rizzo's – as well as several other alluring events from Monday throu…

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Call it civic pride of the first order. Troy Andrews, known to fans of furious funk and roots music as Trombone Shorty, has such a deep and abiding love for the city of his birth that he decided to take a celebration of that city on the road. Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown stopped by Artpark on Aug. 14, with Trombone Shorty acting as lead ambassador for New Orlean…

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The summer festival season is winding down for the Buffalo area, but the coming week - Monday through Thursday - still has much to offer for things to do. From the Erie County Fair to the stretch run of two highly-regarded theater productions, consider this mix of events when planning your week ahead. Stay tuned for The 10, which previews the top events for the weekend,…

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Three quality shows - Band of Horses, the Spill Canvas and Rise Against - have already sold out for this week in Buffalo, especially impressive because all three concerts are indoors. Thankfully, there's still a wealth of event options to choose from Monday through Thursday. Beatles Rooftop Tribute 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 9 outside Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), in Larkin Squ…

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Despite no official announcement, the Halestorm and In This Moment show scheduled for Aug. 6 at Artpark Mainstage Theatre has been canceled. "The reason we were given was that [the cancellation] was due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict," explained an Artpark representative in an email. Instead, Halestorm will play the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ, o…

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Sensual vocals, soaring instrumental solos, and compositions of several genres filled Artpark Mainstage Theater on Thursday night. Vanessa Williams, singer/actor and an avowed Buffalover, appeared with her band of two decades (a repeated fun fact), and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. BPO resident conductor, and summer season leader, Stefan Sanders, conducted. Artpar…

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A perfect summer night and literally gorgeous sunset over a sold-out Artpark greeted the return of Canadian camp-pop band Barenaked Ladies on Tuesday night, whose subdued set was sparked by stellar support from Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. Tunstall’s one-woman orchestra was welcomed warmly, as the charming Scottish musician's raspy wail and loop pedal prowess was p…

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You know the Barenaked Ladies from: Its early days in Toronto dealing a rare brand of comical, folk-focused indie cuts; the 1992 breakthrough album “Gordon” and its entry into the MTV mainstream with the frenetic “One Week”; and for being the only band ever to be regularly showered onstage with boxes of Kraft macaroni and cheese. Familiar bandmates: The quintet responsi…

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Steven Tyler & the Loving Mary Band 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Artpark Tuesdays in the Park (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). Cost is $17 and tickets may be purchased here. The Aerosmith front-man is a bonafide rock 'n' roll icon, but he also loves other forms of American roots music, and in Nashville's Lovng Mary Band, he's found some real ringers. Expect plenty of mildly co…

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Step right up, let's see your ticket, remove everything from your pockets, oh, and please, drop your cell phone in this pouch, which you can’t open again until the performance is over without leaving the venue. It's a rare artist capable of separating the modern concertgoer from his or her cell phone. But Jack White is apparently that artist, for he packed the Artpark M…

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Primus and Mastodon 6 to 10 p.m. in Artpark (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). Tickets are $45 in advance and may be purchased here. Price rises to $50 at the gate. Sometimes you just need a little metal in your life. There’s something reassuring about the meticulous rhythms, the thrashing guitars, the self-seriousness of the whole genre. It puts you in a different headspace.…

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Heavy rock band Mastodon formed 20 years ago when drummer Brann Dailor and rhythm guitarist Bill Kelliher left Rochester and created Mastodon with lead guitarist Brent Hinds and bassist Troy Sanders in Atlanta. Mastodon's latest album, "Emperor of Sand," was the top-selling record across all genres the week it debuted, beating out artists such as Drake and Ed Sheeran. F…

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Artpark has announced the first three shows for its 2016 outdoor summer concert season. The Band Perry will perform July 5; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, July 12; and Ben Folds with yMusic, July 13. Tickets for the three shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 through the Artpark box office, artpark.net, tickets.com and by calling (888) 223-6000. Advance tickets…