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Three women were arrested by Genesee County Sheriff's deputies Thursday during a Miranda Lambert concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, according to the Sheriff's Office. Monica W. Granata, 54, of West Seneca, was charged with two counts of second-degree harassment for allegedly punching, kicking and biting two Live Nation security officers as she was ejected fr…

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On the day Aretha Franklin died, Miranda Lambert summoned the Queen of Soul’s spirit at Darien Lake while making her own claim to fame as one of the greatest divas of our time. The small-town Texan-turned country superstar paid respects before combining with co-headliner Little Big Town for a dual-band diva salute Thursday night. After a short solo set from affable Albe…

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The summer festival season is winding down for the Buffalo area, but the coming week - Monday through Thursday - still has much to offer for things to do. From the Erie County Fair to the stretch run of two highly-regarded theater productions, consider this mix of events when planning your week ahead. Stay tuned for The 10, which previews the top events for the weekend,…

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Country superstar Miranda Lambert will bring her "Keeper of the Flame" summer tour to town for a show at 7:30 p.m. June 23 in Darien Lake's Performing Arts Center (9993 Alleghany Road, Darien Center). After taking the tour across the Atlantic for select dates in Europe, the bad-girl, Texas singer-songwriter (and former coach on NBC's "The Voice") has been racking up plent…

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When Liz Callahan was growing up in Riverside, she remembers not having anything to do. Now, there’s almost too much.   “Summer is only so long,” she said. “I think it’s wonderful that there are so many different opportunities to get out in the city.” Although the calendar insists summer has just begun, Buffalo is just as lively as it has been for weeks. Callahan, who no…

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Friday will be a little brighter start to the weekend than usual for country fans. LiveNation announced the lineup for the 2016 Country Megaticket in Darien Lake, which features seven shows by high-profile musicians between June and October. Here's the lineup: June 23: Miranda Lambert with Kip Moore and Brothers Osborne July 8: Brantley Gilbert with Justin Moore and Co…

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It was a golden performance. But “Platinum”? In name only. Playing to a jammed crowd Friday night at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Miranda Lambert chugged through a 70-minute, 20-song set with indefatigable energy, attitude and vocals. The country superstar played a mix of her earlier hits and selections from her recent album “Platinum,” which doubles as the name …

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Miranda Lambert is the first artist in the history of the Billboard country charts to debut at No. 1 with five consecutive releases. Starting with “Kerosene,” her 2005 debut and continuing through the June arrival of her latest, “Platinum,” the former “Nashville Star” finalist has never failed to bump the competition from the top spot. Lambert’s commercial clout is impres…