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Carrie Underwood. Tiger Woods. Beyonce. And Buffalo. People magazine says our city is one of the "100 Reasons to Love America in 2019." The magazine released its annual summer list last week and it is included in its July 1 issue. The magazine wraps up its reasoning in two sentences: "A rust-belt city having a renaissance. Spectacular late-19th-century architectur…

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This weekend marks the final time to visit the Erie County Fair for its 2018 season, and the slate is littered with action-packed events, from tractor pulls to demolition derbies and more. But since we've passed along the key details, previewed the new foods, introduced the ketchup-serving robot, snapped Smiles on opening day, reviewed the ZZ Top show and took in the sc…

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It’s not hard to posit the exact moment the paradigm shift in the music industry that welcomed the era of the “surprise album release” occurred. David Bowie was the first to do it when he released “The Next Day” with zero advance fanfare on his birthday, Jan. 8, 2013, catching the entire music-loving world off guard. It ended what most had assumed was a full-blown retirem…

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After review, the ruling on the field stands: Bruno Mars hit Coldplay, causing the band to fumble the ball, at which point, Beyonce recovered, though she tripped on her own ego just shy of the end zone. What happened there, people? What exactly was that? I was under the impression that the NFL invited Coldplay to perform at the halftime show. Apparently, the British pop-…