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Every year, Erie County residents kick in about $550,000 to fund the operations of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, plus about $60,000 toward the salary of a public art curator. This week, as it has done for the past four years, the gallery is showing its thanks to the county by waiving admission fees for a week for Erie County residents, from March 29 to April 5. "The…

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1) Shamrock Run, 9 a.m. day-of registration, tentative noon start time March 3 at Old First Ward Community Center (62 Republic St.). Late registration fee is $40 and may be purchased online here and picked up at the OFW by EOB Friday. Commentary: The 40th anniversary of the pre-St. Patrick's Day race is a 5-mile jaunt through the Old First Ward, with runners donning a r…

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Artistic genius, as we've learned from obituary after celebrity obituary in recent months, often comes prepackaged with a deep concern for posterity. That's why David Bowie gave us "Blackstar," his posthumously released masterpiece meditation on death, solitude and the great beyond. It may have something to do with why Prince left behind a immense trove of music, by some …

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For a generation of musicians and filmmakers in Buffalo and around the world, Tony Conrad was the walking embodiment of the avant garde. Mr. Conrad, who died Saturday morning in Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, at 76 after fighting prostate cancer, began his career as an underground musician and filmmaker and ended it as an internationally idolized composer, performer, profe…