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There’s a great piece written by educator, writer and Steam Donkeys leader Buck Quigley on the Sportsmen’s Americana Foundation web site, wherein Quigley recalls the time his former band, the legendary Jacklords, opened for Roy Orbison at Kleinhans Music Hall. I was profoundly touched by Quigley’s recollections of meeting one of his idols and one of 20th century American m…

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Back before Elmwood Avenue was an ebullient stretch to find double IPAs, spicy tuna rolls and soy lattes, it boasted gritty joints like Merlin’s, tall and tattered in the locale now occupied by the soon-to-be-deceased Blue Monk. Full of leather-clad bikers, Long Island ice tea inhalers and wild cards of various predilections, the place was unpredictable — which made it a …

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At least for this week, your entertainment comes in pairs. Whether it's the Wilson sisters from Heart, two mid-week Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performances or Drake and Lil Wayne spitting verses back and forth on the same stage, you'll swear you're seeing double. Plus, the Erie County Fair -- which will later greet Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Bridgit Mendler …