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Bob Dylan to play Artpark

Obama Medal of FreedomBob Dylan received the Medal of Freedom in May from President Obama during a ceremony at the White House. AP Photo

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan will visit Artpark on Sept. 6, according to the musician's web site.

Dylan, 71, and his Band will tour across North America this summer beginning in August. He received the Medal of Freedom in May from President Obama during a ceremony at the White House. He last performed in Buffalo in 2005 at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

Dylan has used this paragraph penned by News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers to herald his arrival on stage:

"The poet laureate of rock ’n’ roll. The voice of the promise of the ’60s counterculture. The guy who forced folk into bed with rock, who donned makeup in the ’70s and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse, who emerged to ‘find Jesus,’ who was written off as a has-been by the end of the ’80s, and who suddenly shifted gears and released some of the strongest music of his career beginning in the late ’90s ... Ladies and gentlemen, Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan.”

Tickets go on sale July 13 at 10 a.m.

--Joseph Popiolkowski

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