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The final product of Katie Couric's visit to Buffalo has been unveiled. Part of the Yahoo! series "Cities Rising: Rebuilding America," "Buffalo's big comeback" is an 11-minute clip that highlights prominent examples of Buffalo's recovery from Rust Belt decline, like Canalside, Larkinville, the West Side Bazaar, 43 North, among others. Couric, the former TV news anchor fo…

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Buffalo Bills Hall-of-Fame quarterback Jim Kelly has become a symbol of bravery in the NFL for his defeat of oral cancer, and players across the league haven't hesitated to show their respect. Take Jason Witten, whose Dallas Cowboys were amid a desolate 4-11 season marred by injuries to superstars Tony Romo and Dez Bryant. The 13-year veteran, a 10-time Pro Bowler, had re…

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Apparently, Buffalo brought out the best in Paul McCartney this year. Today, McCartney shared a video produced by his team, offering an overview of the past 12 months in his (and his band’s) touring life. Dubbed “Paul McCartney – A Look Back at 2015,” the four-minute piece begins with a full minute of footage shot at First Niagara Center, where McCartney made his Buffalo…

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As John Cusack’s Rob Gordon said of making the perfect music compilation in the 2000 film, “High Fidelity,” there are a lot of rules. Start out hot to grab attention, but don’t burn up. Proceed with interconnected peaks and valleys, then smooth it out at the end. This is what makes an enjoyable—and cohesive—playlist. And as such an assemblage can please, it can also infor…

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Jack Eichel has been part of the hockey lexicon for two years, but that doesn't mean the 18-year-old is done with awkward interviews. Expected to be taken No. 2 overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Eichel took part in a lighthearted on-camera chat with Olga Khmylev, a behind-the-scenes reporter at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Champio…

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"The D-Train": Starring Kathryn Hahn, James Marsden, Jack Black and Jeffrey Tambor. Directed by Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul. The head of a high school reunion committee travels to Los Angeles to track down the most popular guy from his graduating class and convince him to go to the reunion. 97 minutes. (Rated R for strong sexual material, nudity, language and drug use.) J…

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While optimistic fans may argue that 12 or 13 wins are within the Bills' grasp, News sports columnist Jerry Sullivan was much more conservative in his estimate, predicting Buffalo finishes 9-7. Since you're now sufficiently worked up, you can watch Sully defend those picks, and then listen to an interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Mike Russo, who covers Sabres W…

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With Sabres fans nervous for Saturday's NHL Draft Lottery, Bucky and Sully discuss the chances of Connor McDavid landing in Buffalo, before chatting about the dawn of the NBA Playoffs and interviewing TSN analyst Jack Armstrong. Watch the show, which aired originally at 6:30 p.m. April 17 on WBBZ-TV, below. The next episode runs at 6:30 p.m. Monday on the same station. S…

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We know we’d get "Sticky Fingers" and a grab-bag of hits. But what about a deep cut or two? The idea of the Rolling Stones performing the classic “Sticky Fingers” album in its entirety on July 11 in Ralph Wilson Stadium is incredibly tantalizing, and will be made even more so if guitarist Mick Taylor – whose playing on the original album added tremendously to both its ini…

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Alek Wochensky and his friends understand how vital pizza, subs and wings are to Buffalo's culture. Bored on Christmas Night 2014, Wochensky -- the owner of Equality Knowledge & Light (EKL), a Buffal0-based culture firm that sponsors hip-hop acts -- and three of his old classmates from Springville High School decided to create a musical tribute to the three foods that…

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Through the film roles that Tom Hanks has adopted over the past 35 years, he's mastered the ability to impersonate characters -- even new Bills head coach Rex Ryan. On CBS' "The Late Show" with David Letterman on Thursday, Hanks was the featured guest -- one day after New England Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick. After learning he was the Super Bowl champion's success…

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Putting Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski and comedian Conan O'Brien in the same room was a brilliant idea by itself. But Thursday night on TBS' "Conan," the eccentric trio gathered in a Courtyard Marriott in Phoenix to play the yet-to-be-released video game "Mortal Kombat X." The video was part of Conan's regular mini-series Clueless Gamer, which is essentially a video-game…