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Every year, Buffalo’s spring isn’t signaled with a firm date on a calendar. It’s ushered in when a string of steel pontoons—linked together, stretched from Buffalo to Canada shorelines and designed to protect the Niagara Power Project from floating chunks of ice—is dragged in via boat down the Buffalo River and stowed for the winter behind the First Ward’s Mutual Riverfron…

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Ethnic reveal: I am not of Polish descent. My ancestors did not arrive in Buffalo from Eastern Europe. My mother has never made homemade pierogi; I’ve yet to sip my first bottle of Zywiec or Tyskie; and I’ve never celebrated the Hall of Fame polka catalog of Eddie Blazonczyk. But this lack of country connection doesn’t prevent me and thousands of Buffalonians from using …

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Whether the band is performing in a funky after-hours setting, a local concert club or a major outdoor summer stage, Randle & the Late Night Scandals seems to have the same effect on first-timers, many of whom find themselves scratching their heads and wondering where this elegantly decadent outfit has been hiding. Through a blend of charisma, sensuality, serious chops…

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Ray Parker Jr. is not playing Buffalo this weekend. Or is he? Well, no and yes. The versatile singer, songwriter and guitarist will not be bringing his band Raydio to the Queen City, but his career’s biggest hit – the Huey Lewis-ish theme from 1984’s “Ghostbusters” – will rise again when the North Park Theater hosts a special Halloween season screening of the Bill Murray …

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This weekend’s biggest Buffalo-related event isn’t scheduled inside Erie County. It’s not even occurring in New York. It’s happening two states over – in Canton, Ohio. On Saturday, thousands of royal blue-clad fans will move the Nickel City 233 miles down I-90 West before Bills legend Andre Reed is finally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But maybe you’re not…

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Happy Fourth of July, Buffalo.For some, today’s an opportunity for maximum Americana, to remember our nation’s freedom with cookouts, fireworks and canned beer. For others, it’s a chance to find a beach and realize summer is officially in full-swing. And for the rest of us, it’s a great excuse to find a spot in the shade and cue up the father-so…