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Celebrated for her extensive catalogue of award-winning documentaries and human rights activism, filmmaker Pamela Yates appears tonight for the Buffalo premier of "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator."

Yates' early work earned accolades in the 1980s as she documented Guatemala's civil war that left over 200,000 dead and the international community seeking to prosecute the nation's leaders for war crimes.

"Granito," Yates says, examines how that case has been built.

"It's a political thriller and that's the way the story is told,” Yates told WBFO and AM970 News.

Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s" runs March 30 through July 8 at the Albright-Knox.

Artist Cindy Sherman made news again this week when auction house Christie's announced it's looking to sell one of her signature self-portraits for $3.8 million.

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In this week's Press Pass, Jim Fink of Business First discussed the two conflicting sides battling over the future of the Trico complex in downtown Buffalo.

Meanwhile, across the border, the slots in Fort Erie face an uncertain future.

That uncertainty is not good for the city's legendary race track which Fink calls the "identity" of that community.

A relative surprise is the status of the Buffalo Bills.

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Children from the '70's Saturday morning cartoon era will remember Schoolhouse Rock.  

The series of short, animated cartoons were designed to teach children about Math, grammar, history and science.

The creator of Schoolhouse Rock songs, Bob Dorough will be on state at Buffalo State for a concert and lecture Thursday afternoon and evening. 

At 12:15 p.m. he appears in Rockwell Hall for a discussion and demonstration.  Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Drough performs "From Bebop to Schoolhouse Rock!" in the Burchfield Penney Art Center Auditorium.

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Super Tuesday for republican candidates is now history.  Mitt Romney emerged as winner after a close race with rival Rick Santorum.

Newt Gingrich places third with Ron Paul trailing behind the republican candidates. 

WBFO and AM-970’s Jay Moran had three conversations Wednesday morning with University at Buffalo Political professor James Campbell, associate professor Joshua Dyck and Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy. 

Each provided their perspective on Super Tuesday’s outcome. 


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University at Buffalo Police continue to investigation an odor in the Red Jacket Residence Hall on the North Campus that forced an evacuation Thursday night. 

UB officials say "sophisticated detection equipment" was used to search Building Two of the Red Jacket Complex after nearly 500 people were forced to leave the building.

“Firefighters went through numerous times with sophisticated detection equipment and didn’t pick anything up,” explained Joseph Brennan, associate vice president for university communications.