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Every Thursday, iconic Buffalo DJ Anita West hosts an evening of blues music at the Central Park Grill (2519 Main St.). The Thursday blues series grew out of West’s all-blues weekend radio program on WBFO-FM, which has garnered a large and devout listenership, and has led to West taking an activist’s role in shining a spotlight on the wealth of blues talent in the area.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, West and her “Bobblehead Crew” will gather at CPG to present a free show with the Dave Constantino Band. Constantino – already canonized around these parts for his work as a founding member of Talas – will lead his group through a bevy of blues standards and originals, all punctuated by the bandleader’s fiery rock-blues soloing.

West’s blues show can be heard at 7 p.m. Sundays on WBFO 88.7 FM. – Jeff Miers