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For those going to see “Weird Al" Yankovic’s show at the University at Buffalo’s Center for the Arts on March 13, you’re officially warned that the performance will be a “Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity” concert. That’s not commentary; it’s just the name of the show. Instead of leading audiences through a parade of his career musical satire hits from “Ea…

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With the Rolling Stones in our rear-view mirror and the Eagles about to hit town, two of the most important and influential acts in the history of rock ’n’ roll are reminding all of us of the power of music.So it was a perfect time for Weird Al Yankovic to show up and remind us not to take it all so seriously and to have some fun.A few thousand did just that Wednesday nigh…

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You haven’t truly arrived in the world of mega-hit pop music until Weird Al Yankovic has turned your monster smash into a side-splitting parody. Al’s keen eye and ear for the sardonic are both equal-opportunity – they guy’s never met a ditty he couldn’t turn into a hilarious send-up, usually one with an attendant and equally hilarious music video. “Eat It,” “Like A Surgeo…