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After over twenty years and millions of albums sold, Steven Page shocked many people in the music world early last year by announcing his departure from Barenaked Ladies. Although the band shared some of the writing duties, and Page and Ed Robertson traded vocals, Page was the stronger voice and primary songwriter for the majority of BNL’s most recognizable songs.
Jonesie: Still cruisin'
There is only one logical starting point for a running feature about music in Lockport. It starts with Gary Jones, known in musical circles as “Jonesie.”
Family ties come in time
When it comes to genealogy, all you need to do sometimes is catch a break.
Imagination is a wonderful — and scary — thing
Tiger, squirrel, what's the difference when you're 2?
The law of conservation of energy — with kids
Watching the thundering herd pass us, the father shook his head ... and called to the children:
“How can you have so much energy when I’m so tired?”
We looked at each other and laughed, each then, perhaps, seeing our future in the tired parents. To this day, eight years later, there are still moments when we look at our kids, then each other, and repeat those words.
Albany man visits WNY-based hockey legend
An Albany-area man was the guest of hockey legend Scotty Bowman when the Stanley Cup made what seems like its nearly annual trek to Bowman’s Amherst home.
To Botswana and back
It started in 2001, with a Time magazine. Ed Pettitt, then a Newfane High School student, was assigned to do a project based on a news article. He chose a Time cover story about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa.
NT-based service offers support, counseling to cancer patients
There used to be a time when the word “cancer” wasn’t even in most people’s vocabularies.
Rather than utter the disease’s name, according to Hillary Ruchlin, people would use the term “the big C” to denote what illness they were talking about.
Times have changed for the better, said Ruchlin, executive director of the Cancer Wellness Center in North Tonawanda. People now know that there is hope.
Parenting can be easy to say but hard to do
The parental saying is so commonly used that it’s almost become cliché: “I would do anything for my children.”
But what they don’t tell you is that, some days, it’s harder than others to fulfill that mantra.
Green Day is Rock Hall shoo-in
Green Day will one day see the inside of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — and I don't mean merely as a visitor.
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