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Take advantage of Buffalo events that meld exploration, fun and philanthropy. Thursdays' Plate Expectations meets the criteria: attendees will roam the new Resurgence Brewing Co. in the Old First Ward, engage in games of chance such as a Wine Wall and balloon-popping and support FeedMore WNY – formerly the Food Bank – in the process. There's a solid mix of marquee co…

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From charitable dining to showing love for Buffalo-bred female country artists, Oct. 8-11 offers a nice mix of events in the Buffalo area before the arrival of another festival-filled weekend. Steely Dan at Shea's is the only major event that's essentially a sellout (two tickets remain). See what else is on tap for this week before The 10, which previews the weekend eve…

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In my teen years, I never left home without my music. At the time – the mid-'80s – that meant hauling a boom-box and a case of cassette tapes around to parties, bonfires and the like. More often, it meant carrying around an armful of vinyl records to be played at the home of whomever I happened to be hanging out with. Music was such a major part of my identity that I never…

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Civic pride and political expediency joined together Thursday, 7/16, with Mayor Byron W. Brown declaring it “Buffalove Day” at a news conference in his chambers. Several hours later, on the open-air Canalside Concert stage, there was another Buffa-centric convergence of a sonic sort.Woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings of orchestral and funk stylings joined melodic for…

For the past several years, Verse – a core band featuring guitarist Michael DiSanto, drummer Deshawn Jackson and bassist Zuri Appleby, with a rotating cast of guest musicians and singers – has been running a weekly series known as “Neo-Soul Tuesdays” at Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar in Allentown. One might reasonably accept these events as Ground Zero for what can only be call…