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Meet your grand finale, Buffalo's festival season. Through live music, art, and food and drink, an elite list of events will make wise weekend planning a true challenge. From Ireland to India to Egypt, cultural festivals all highlight traditions - some deeply embedded into Buffalo's fabric, while others, such as India and Egypt, still gaining traction. There's the Elmwo…

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Farouk Majeed needed a left defender. The Journey's End soccer coach peered down his sideline, weighing his options. An older, bigger Eritrean opponent had already scored a second goal, and Majeed didn't want to concede more. From a spectator's standpoint, his options for substitutes were fascinating. Kids who'd escaped war, poverty and oppression in Sudan, Afghanistan …

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The pride of nations will be at stake at LaSalle Park this weekend as the World Refugee Day soccer tournament has announced its accepted teams and structure. Bhutan, Vietnam, Sudan, Somalia and Kenya are among the regions represented, with a diverse team from Journey's End Refugee Services also returning for its second year. Overall, 12 teams - comprising mostly refugee…

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There's a tendency for Buffalo natives to become insular, like when we adore when outsiders pump us up and lash out defensively when others put us down. While some might view these knee-jerk reactions as negative and excessive, they're also signs that Buffalonians are fiercely proud of their hometown. World Refugee Day and the Taste of Diversity, both running this weeke…

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The nonprofit city agency responsible for the Northland Corridor and Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park is venturing squarely into parkland creation, as it takes the local reins of the effort to transform LaSalle Park into the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park. The Buffalo Urban Development Corp. has been asked by the city to help with downtown waterfront planning and dev…

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The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation has awarded a $2.8 million grant to the Buffalo Urban Development Corp. to help the city's nonprofit economic development agency with ongoing waterfront planning and development in downtown Buffalo. The award represents another boost for Buffalo's economic development and revitalization initiatives, which have already seen significant …

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What will the redesigned LaSalle Park look like? Here's a video that has plenty of ideas, and might get you fired up about them. It's something of a hype video, just like the ones shown in arenas before professional sports events. It was shown during last week's announcement by the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation that it would donate $50 million to turn LaSalle Park o…

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Whether you’re an artist, a partier or an athlete, LGBT Buffalo has a little fun for everyone this weekend. Simply Natural, 6 to 10 p.m. July 10 at Prism Gallery (224 Allen St.) Out photographer Brandon Blount believes that when placed in nature, as nature intended, all human beings are beautiful, even if they don’t fit into a societal box of standardized billboard beau…

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Perfect, festival-ready lakeside LaSalle Park, at the foot of Porter Avenue, will be the place to be for soul food and music from 4 to 10 p.m. June 28. Buffalo is midpoint on the 21-city Kinfolks Soul Food Festival U.S. tour this summer.The lineup of live music begins at 5 p.m. sharp. Hitting the stage will be R&B superstars Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills, Chante Moo…