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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $39.50. Last seen headlining the Voodoo Threauxdown last summer at Artpark alongside fellow Crescent City acts Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Galactic, the New Orleans musical ambassador (born Troy Andrews) returns to the area as he continues to tour in support of his 2…

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Take advantage of Buffalo events that meld exploration, fun and philanthropy. Thursdays' Plate Expectations meets the criteria: attendees will roam the new Resurgence Brewing Co. in the Old First Ward, engage in games of chance such as a Wine Wall and balloon-popping and support FeedMore WNY – formerly the Food Bank – in the process. There's a solid mix of marquee co…

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Call it civic pride of the first order. Troy Andrews, known to fans of furious funk and roots music as Trombone Shorty, has such a deep and abiding love for the city of his birth that he decided to take a celebration of that city on the road. Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown stopped by Artpark on Aug. 14, with Trombone Shorty acting as lead ambassador for New Orlean…

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Beatles Rooftop Tribute, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), free. One of Buffalo's newest traditions is gearing up for its third installment. Hydraulic Hearth's rather popular Beatles Rooftop Tribute is back for another summer to shut down Swan Street and give audience members a stiff neck while rocking out to a night full of music from the legendary Bri…

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Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series will be taken over by the Big Easy as the just-announced Voodoo Threauxdown will go off at 4:45 p.m. Aug. 14 in Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). After previous gigs at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts and KeyBank Center (opening for the Red Hot Chili Peppers), New Orleans jazz arti…