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The 10: Top 10 things to do in Buffalo this weekend

Thursday, August 30, 2018

7) "Pillars: Hip-hop in Western New York," 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 1 in front of the Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.). Free to attend.

Commentary: Not entirely unlike the discussion at the forefront of Miers' Soundcheck column this week, unity among musicians - while seemingly idealistic - has some importance regardless of genre.

That's part of what's at the heart of Burchfield Penney and Rise Collaborative's free event on Saturday, which invites nine Buffalo-based hip-hop artists to relay their rhymes to draw new fans, prove the talent present in the local hip-hop community and lend a sense of togetherness. See the lineup here.

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