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Festivals

A true swashbuckling weekend of events lies ahead for the Buffalo area, with a wealth of festivals - ranging from ethnic to music to art - planned. Considering the pace of activity slows considerably on Labor Day Weekend and beyond, now is the time to grab summer's tail and hold on tight. 1) Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 26 at Silo City…

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Yeah, they’re selling pumpkin spice donuts at Tim Horton’s. Yeah, your neighbor is closing up the pool. Yeah, the first day of class is looming like a lake-effect cloud.But no, summer is not over. We know this because we have yet to reenact one of the most crucial annual rites of the season: This weekend’s 16th annual Elmwood Festival of the Arts, which is expected to draw…

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It might not look like it today, but it won't be long before the streets are filled with people and music and the air is filled with the aromas of summer. Summer festival season is upon us. The Buffalo News will publish a guide to all things festival, but it's never too soon to start planning. This should get you started. Buffalo Greek Fest - June 5 to 7 Kick off your …

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All this talk about summer winding down is becoming quite the buzz-kill. Look, we have a full month of (official) summer remaining, and then at least a few weeks of tolerable fall weather -- unless this Vortex-which-must-not-be-named is hellbent on starting winter early. (Vortexmort?) So, don't panic that we'll dip below freezing tomorrow -- that won't happen, as the temp…

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One doesn’t always think of hip-hop as being a family-friendly genre, but that needs to change. One way to foster such change is through encouraging community involvement, particularly of the family-friendly variety. Hip-hop is, after all, an art form that requires and encourages discipline, while also providing opportunities for the betterment of self. Battle @ Buffalo:…

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We all must have blinked, because apparently summer is over. We know this because somehow, already, much too soon, it is time for the Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts, which sounds the season’s death knell in just about the most pleasant and reassuring way possible.This year marks the festival’s 15th appearance in the picturesque Elmwood Village, stretchin…