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COLIN DABKOWSKI:

"Journeys Into Papua," the Buffalo Museum of Science's extraordinary exhibition of New Guinean art and artifacts, runs through Jan. 8.

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TONI RUBERTO:

WNED-TV is repeating the first season of the fantastic "Downton Abbey" at 9 p.m Sundays; Season 2 premieres on Jan. 8.

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COOL APP: Instagram

Apple named this its "definitive" app of the year. The photo filter app makes it "near-impossible to take a bad shot," it boasts. More than 15 million users would seem to agree. Use customed-designed filters and borders and share pics instantly to Facebook, Twitter and more.

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FOODIE FIND: TacoVino II

Social media activists gather at Just Vino (846 Main St.) for Lloyd tacos, wine and networking from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free; register at http://tacovinotwo.eventbrite.com.

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GET THERE: Niagara Holiday Market

Peruse the shops and enjoy yuletide events through Jan. 1 on Old Falls Street, between First and Prospect streets, Niagara Falls. Opens at 11 a.m. daily (closes early at 4 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day). www.niagaramarket.com

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THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST: The top five lyric searches of the year from Yahoo!

5. "Someone Like You" Adele
4. "Rolling in the Deep" Adele
3. "Grenade" Bruno Mars
2. "The Lazy Song" Bruno Mars
1."SuperBass" Nicki Minaj

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<< QUOTED:

"I get to sit on a throne and boss people around. I took right to it."

Charlize Theron to the Associated Press, about her role as the Evil Queen in "Snow White and the Huntsman."