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A few years ago we visited Louisville (including a stop at Maker’s Mark Distillery along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail) and can tell you the town is mad about its horses, food and of course, bourbon — which they pour like water for drinks. While the Kentucky Derby is on our bucket list, we must be content to celebrate in Buffalo this year. On that note, regardless if you're dr…

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Northern Spies will be working the late shift at 12:30 a.m. April 10 at Hot Mama's Canteen (12 Military Road). The Rochester indie-rock act has slowly been releasing material since debuting back in 2014. Earlier this year, the four-piece shared its playful new two-track single "Do/Postcard," which was recorded at Macedon, N.Y.'s 1809 Studios. The group blends retro, hooky…

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Northern Spies will be working the late shift at 12:30 a.m. April 10 at Hot Mama's Canteen (12 Military Road). The Rochester indie-rock act has slowly been releasing material since debuting back in 2014. Earlier this year, the four-piece shared its playful new two-track single "Do/Postcard," which was recorded at Macedon, N.Y.'s 1809 Studios. The group blends retro, hooky…

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When Tyrone Maclin started stand-up comedy almost a decade ago, he joined a generation of local comics including Rick Matthews, Josh Potter and Mark Walton who helped revive funny business in Buffalo. Now a comic in regular rotation at Helium Comedy Club, Maclin is also the co-producer (with Kristy Rock) and host of the area’s nuttiest and lively open mic venue at 8 p.m. W…

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Say it with me: 25 days to go until the sights, sounds and sun (hopefully) of St. Patrick’s Day. The Buffalo Irish Center is crossing the passing days off its calendar with a green Sharpie. While it does, it is happy to host such holiday lead-up events as tonight’s annual and international Great Guinness Toast inside its locale at 245 Abbott Road starting at 6 p.m. Attend…

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It’s the first full weekend in February, which means one thing: the epic winter crawl between the Super Bowl and St. Patrick’s Day has officially begun. Football is over. Temperatures continue to dip to detrimental levels and, after two full months of these meteorological punches to the face, we’re all ready to hide underneath a pile of blankets until green-hued sunshine …

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Remember that time you went for a nice morning jog, gazed at the passing neighborhood scenery and decided the only thing that could possibly make the run better would be supporters lining your route – and tossing multicolored chalk dust at your face? OK, maybe this never occurred to you. If it did, you’re in luck. At 8 a.m. on Aug. 16, runners will fill Canalside for the …

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In 26 years as a server, Valerie Meli has served quite a few Black Rock customers from behind the bar at Rohall’s Corner and Nietszche’s. On Saturday night, she was working as usual, except this time the bar was hers.Hot Mama’s Canteen (12 Military Road, 783-8222) is across the street from the Phoenix on Amherst Street. Meli opened the place with Glen …