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Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour: Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" 7 p.m. at Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.). Cost is $7 at the door. The second installment in a monthly series that finds Buffalo News music critic Jeff Miers joined by co-host Anita West of 97 Rock will focus on the game-changing modal jazz milestone "Kind of Blue." Miers and West will lead a discussion of the…

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The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is planning a renovation and expansion to spruce up its offerings and create new programming space so it can meet growing interest in veterans and military history. The nonprofit organization is preparing to undertake a three-stage project to upgrade its facilities. Plans call for: Renovating a red corrugat…

July 2, 1932 – July 1, 2017 Like other boys growing up during World War II, Joseph B. Manzella was inspired to patriotism. He was part of a youth group that took part in a special war bond drive on the promise that the Navy would name a cruiser for Buffalo and was given a certificate of appreciation. When the war ended, construction of that ship was halted, but he ne…

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Our ships have come in. The USS The Sullivans, the USS Little Rock and whimsically christened USS Croaker have been watching over Western New York since Independence Day 1979. These warships, the cornerstone of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, led the resurgence of Buffalo's waterfront. "The anchor tenant," quipped Terry McGuire, who is on the par…

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Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park (museum, gardens, memorials, docked boats and Liberty Hound restaurant) will be the waterside site for the annual Tribute to Our Troops and fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Rotary Club of Buffalo, led by event chairman Paul Marzello, is co-producing the event. Canalside, Buffalo’s ever-blossoming waterfront cultural…