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The life of the working musician always looks its most shimmering on stage. But before the multicolored lights shine and microphone stands idle next to a Taylor acoustic, there’s the work  —and local singer/songwriter Sara Elizabeth knows how to work. Since graduating from University at Buffalo’s School of Music in 2012, the classically trained multi-instrumentalist with …

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On Dec. 4, a different sort of happy hour will be celebrated at Mohawk Place (47 East Mohawk St.) beginning at 5 p.m.Sara Elizabeth, a vibrant young singer/songwriter who also happens to be a schooled multi-instrumentalist and graduate of the UB Music Department, will perform selections from her own songbook, as well as interpretations of works from her long and variegate…

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If last week’s green-hued tour of Buffalo finest tavern stages made you weary, bad news: It’s time to take a deep breath, get in a good stretch and find your favorite barstool for a weekend of March Madness. NCAA’s Men’s Basketball Championship tournament kicked off earlier this week with its First Four play-in games, but blossomed into its full-blown field of 64 on Thurs…

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Buffalo has always had stories to tell, whether via its most introspective poets or expressive playwrights. But other times, it’s been the characters and scenes evoked through the city’s musicians that paint the most vivid picture. At 8 p.m. Friday, Babeville’s 9th Ward (344 Delaware Ave.) will host a pair of the Nickel City’s most evocative balladeers – Americana artist …

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A release party to celebrate the arrival of “This Is It! Greater Buffalo’s Greatest Vol. 5” will take place at Mohawk Place on Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The gig will be presided over by long-time scene supporter and former Restless and the Edge guitarist Bob James, who launched the “This is It!” series several years back as a means of celebrating what is generally …

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For the 28th year, members of Buffalo’s music community will gather at Nietzsche’s on Thursday to celebrate the life and work of John Lennon through song, spoken word and, for the first time this year, on-site real-time painting. “Cold Turkey: The Annual Celebration of the Life and Work of John Lennon” will do more than celebrate the late ex-Beatle, however – the event is …