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Thanksgiving is a time for feasting, for enjoying the comforts of home. From family to football, from pumpkin pie to the mighty green bean casserole, there's plenty to keep us content. But let's talk turkey. At some point, you will need to get out. Wouldn't it be fun, with all the expats and relatives back on the scene, to celebrate things that are going well in our …

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Critical Mass8 p.m. Jan. 21; $5Pausa is known for offering young talent a chance to shine, and Critical Mass is packed with regional “young lions” of jazz, among them saxophonist Kenny Kuriscak, guitarist Jared Tinkham, keyboardist Harry Graser, bassist Anthony Henry and drummer and Alec Dube.An Evening of Afro-Cuban Music7 and 9 p.m. Jan. 22; $15 reserved seating for 7 p.…

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Based on the sheer number of folks who attended both days of this year’s Lewiston Jazz Festival, held Friday and Saturday, and the multitude of events available for the crowds to revel in, it appears all the hard work that the staff and their associates have put into this project was rewarded handsomely.An abundance of music stages and musicians were on hand. Food vendors …

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Bobby Militello has the sort of résumé jazz cats dream of earning. Born in Buffalo, Militello set an incredibly high standard for area jazz musicians, while at the same time earning an international reputation as one of the great saxophonists of his era. That he was jazz legend Dave Brubeck’s go-to sax man from 1982 until Brubeck’s death in 2013 should be all the testamen…

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The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is taking its show on the road this week, with two concerts away from Kleinhans Music Hall. At 7 p.m. Friday, the BPO is teaming up with saxophone legend Bobby Militello and singer Nancy Kelly for an evening of sultry jazz. The concert takes place at First Presbyterian Church on Symphony Circle across from Kleinhans. Bring a picnic to en…

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Citta di Militello, the Italian restaurant opened in 2008, by famed saxophonist Bobby Militello and companion Linda Taravella, is closing. It was not immediately clear if dinner reservations for tonight, June 19, will be effective. The phone recording says "we will play for music night Thursday, and after that we will be closed." (This item will be updated if we receive b…