MOVIES: Opening Friday, "Tower Heist" (PG-13); coming Nov. 11, "Jack and Jill" (PG); coming Nov. 18, "Happy Feet Two" (PG); "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, 7:30 tonight, Mainstage Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North Campus, Amherst.

Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, 7 p.m. Friday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Savoy Brown, 7 p.m. Friday, Maple Entertainment Complex, 4224 Maple Road, Amherst.

An Evening with Joan Baez, 8 p.m. Friday, Kleinhans Music Hall, Symphony Circle.

Hair Nation, 8 p.m. Friday, Gallagher Center, Niagara University, Lewiston.

Badfish with Scotty Don't, 7 p.m. Saturday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Big Leg Emma with the Horseflies and the Green Cards, 7 p.m. Saturday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.

Lindsey Buckingham, 7 p.m. Saturday, Seneca Allegany Casino and Hotel, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.

Coco Montoya, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

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

Lucinda Williams, 7 p.m. Sunday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

THEATER: "The Capitol Steps," 2 and 8 p.m. Friday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.


Even though MP3 players have been getting smaller and smaller over the years, people still champion their massive, imposing stereo systems. Not for long, though, if Motz and its Tiny Wooden Acorn Speaker have anything to say about it. The Korean-made external speaker, which is made of 100 percent handicraft products, can plug into iPods and MP3 players. It also offers USB connectivity (with a separate cord) to plug into your computer. And, as an added bonus, the speaker has an FM radio function for you to listen to when you don't have your iPod on you. The speaker will run you $39.99, so, considering how small it is, make sure you keep it close at all times. To purchase, go to


If you're a teen, why cook? We get it -- there's a wonderful world of McDonald's and Chinese food out there, ready to be voraciously consumed. But for the few who do cook -- or the people planning on starting -- there's the Flipper Guitar Spatula from GamaGo. According to the GamaGo website, the dishwasher-friendly, $12 spatula is made out of 100 percent silicone, 50 percent rock and 50 percent roll. One thing's for sure: The spatula will definitely make your scrambled eggs rock so much harder. The spatula comes in your choice of red, black or electric blue at


"I practice whenever I can. A lot of the students are young girls so they're there with their mums but they just kind of watch and tell me to keep it up. They try and be positive but I'm so bad. I don't even know what I like about it but it's like acting, I'm just compelled to do it and I do it to find out why. The not knowing is interesting."

-- Actor Ryan Gosling, on his love of ballet, in the British newspaper The Independent

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