Mark Bialczak of the Syracuse Post Standard was on hand for the Hilary Duff concert at the state fair Grandstand on Saturday night. “Duff didn’t hesitate to talk to the fans, many of whom appeared to be in the 10- to 12-year-old age group or just a year or two into their teens,” Bialczak writes. “She seemed proud to introduce many of her songs, and the message each time was similar. Be yourself. Get to know yourself. It’s OK to be different and independent. The fans listened hard, and then they cheered Duff’s hits.” Read more.