MOVIES: Opening Nov. 5, "Fair Game" (PG-13), "Megamind" (PG); Nov. 19, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 1.

CONCERTS: 30 Seconds to Change -- A Night to Benefit Haiti with Building 429, MikesChair and Abandon, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Chapel at CrossPoint, 500 CrossPoint Parkway, Getzville.

The Black Angels and Black Mountain, 7 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Goo Goo Dolls. 7 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.

The Shopkeepers, 8 p.m. Saturday, Alden Christian Theater Society, 1470 Church St., Alden.

Basia, 8 p.m. Saturday, Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

Dave Matthews Band. 7 p.m. Tuesday with Amos Lee, HSBC Arena.

Experience Hendrix. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

30 Seconds to Mars. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.



"I was Jane Austen's Best Friend" by Cora Harrison; Delacorte, 352 pages ($17.99) Ages 12 and up.

Jane Austen fans will love this entertaining teen romance, based on the true story of Jane Austen's cousin, Jane Cooper, who saved Austen's life by smuggling a letter out of their boarding school to let her family know she was very ill. Austen fans will appreciate Harrison's deft weaving together of fact and fiction as she takes tidbits from Austen's novels, samples of her early writing and other details of her life for a fascinating look at what Jane Austen might have been like as a teenager, including her problematic relationship with her mother and her close relationship with her disabled brother George, who lived with a family in the village. A historical note says that the real Jane Cooper was older than Jane, but Harrison made them contemporaries and changed the name Jane to Jenny for clarity's sake. It's also fascinating that Jane's cousin did fall in love with and marry a naval captain Thomas Williams.

-- Jean Westmoore



We can be in denial all we want, but fall is really, truly, chillingly here. Time to put away the flip-flops and get out the gloves. Wait. Where are my gloves? Ugh. OK, strike that. Time to buy some gloves. If you're in the market, check out the Echo Design ( Echo Touch gloves. They are cute, with a little ruffle at the bottom, but more importantly, you won't have to take them off and expose your digits to the frigid winter air to purchase a new app. They are engineered specifically for those who are permanently attached to their iPod and iPhones. Adhered to the index finger and thumb of each glove is the eLink fabric that interacts with touch screen devices. The rest of the glove is made of a wool blend. They come in nine colors, four sizes, and cost $35.



Get just the look you're looking for with Lush's Goth Juice styling gel. Despite its deep and slightly freaky purple color, it doesn't change the color of your hair (or stain anything else it touches). It is just a nice, medium-hold hair gel that keeps the frizzies down and leaves your hair shiny and soft. Ingredients include lemon infusion, flaxseed oil and hemp oil. Get it for $15.95 at



"When I was young, I always bullied somebody. After I learned martial arts, I learned respect."

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