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Don't be shocked to see a gold for Finland

Don't be shocked to see a gold for Finland

What's impressive about the Finns' forwards is that with the obvious exception of the shamelessy cherry-picking Selanne, none seem to be too one- dimensional. All of them appear to be well-versed, complete players who play well in most situations: leading, trailing, one man down, one man up ... you name it.

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Female prose and poetry at El Buen Amigo

Female prose and poetry at El Buen Amigo

"Recognition of Female Prose & Poetry" featuring past and present literary figures and original new works will be held from 2–5 p.m. on Sunday, February 28 at El Buen Amigo, 114 Elmwood Avenue.

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Music for Tunes4food on March 19

Music for Tunes4food on March 19

Tunes4food will be hosting its third concert benefiting Sophie’s Club and the Food Bank of Western New York at Mohawk Place on March 19, and the revival concert will feature bands from the 1970s and 1980s Buffalo punk scene, including the reunion of the iconic Pauline & the Perils

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USA over Canada: Unexpected? Yes. Miracle? No.

USA over Canada: Unexpected? Yes. Miracle? No.

Almost immediately following Team USA's 5–3 preliminary round victory over Canada Sunday night, pundits and commentators were coining it one of the greatest upsets in hockey history. Whoa, there! Unexpected? Heck yes. But I'm stopping well short of ranking it in "greatest all-time upsets" territory.

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Clapton and Beck pair up in TO

Clapton and Beck pair up in TO

Clapton and Beck are the epitome of "guitar gods," and the idea of them collaborating on a short tour is pretty thrilling. The plan, apparently, is that Beck does a set, followed by Clapton, and the show finishes with a joint effort.

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The weekend in movies

The weekend in movies

A list of films opening in Buffalo this weekend, starting 2/19.

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A South African wine adventure

A South African wine adventure

As Julia puts it: "I've left my home in the Niagara Escarpment wine region of New York State to spend the 2010 vintage as an intern in South Africa. This is what I saw, who I met, what I learned, and what I drank."

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Could Buffalo become Pittsburgh North?

Could Buffalo become Pittsburgh North?

Could Buffalo become Pittsburgh North, modeling itself after a proven example? Because Donahoe is a living example of why not? (OK, fine, you got me there ... touche!). But remember, Donahoe didn't do too badly except in two crucial areas: coach and quarterback. One hopes--and remember, "hope" is the key word here—that Whaley won't make the same mistakes. He'll have Nix, whose record in San Diego is at least respectable, to help.

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Marsh madness at Reinstein Woods

Marsh madness at Reinstein Woods

Now, you can have an impact on regional wildlife, habitat restoration, and recovery efforts, and learn more about the local effect of marshes. On Saturday, February 20, Bird Studies Canada’s Marsh Monitoring Program and the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper will host a Marsh Monitoring Program Citizen Science Training Session.

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Movie Review: Valentine's Day

Movie Review: Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day—clearly the most originally titled and themed film of the year—opens today, just in time for the holiday it steals its name from. With an all-star cast weaving in and out of each others' lives in LA, the film is pretty much what you'd expect it would be.

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