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Italian Festival entertainment cheat sheet

CostleyBy Mary Kunz Goldman

The entertainment schedule for the Italian Festival, starting today, looks like fun.

Franco Corso, billed simply as "Italian singer," sounds intriguing. A few years ago he was described as covering the songs that Andrea Bocelli sings. If you are going to attempt anything remotely operatic you must have some pipes. Corso performs at 4:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Frankie Scinta stage.

Singer Mike Costley, left, headlines at 8:45 tonight on the Frankie Scinta stage. He sang a few weeks ago as part of the Buffalo News Jazz at the Albright-Knox festival. I couldn't go and all I keep hearing is how good he was. 

The Scintas, Las Vegas legends, headline on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on, you guessed it, the Frankie Scinta stage. This is a great opportunity to catch their act, free.

At 7:45 p.m. Sunday on the Frankie Scinta stage, catch venerable Buffalo rockers Junction West.

The Jazz Stage sounds good too. Bobby Militello plays there at 8 p.m. Friday.

And finally, tonight at 8 it's the Buffalo Rat Pack. Whoever they are, they sound like a highlight! And they'll only sound better with that plastic glass of Chianti.

Find other details of the Italian Festival -- including the Cooking Stage -- on the festival website.

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