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Cuomo: Empire Visual Effects, Daemen College to bring visual effects/post-production hub and 150 new jobs to Buffalo
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that, through the Buffalo Billion initiative, a new post-production, visual effects and animation company will be established at the landmark Tri-Main Center in Buffalo. Empire Visual Effects, which will partner with Daemen College, has pledged to create 150 new visual effects and other post-production jobs within five years - jobs that will pave the way for the creation of a new post-production and visual effects industry in Western New York.
Artpark: 'The Sound of Music' outweighs the need for interpretation
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 11:10 am
Raise your hand if you guessed Artpark's summer musical would feature a cluster of children singing beneath a Nazi flag.
Entire first season of 'Unforgettable' now available on CBS website
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 12:30 am
Ahead of the second season premiere of "Unforgettable," CBS is making all 22 episodes of season one available at, via the CBS App for iPad and iPhone users, and via select CBS Audience Network partner sites.
ABC hosts summer's hottest concert special, 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock'
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 12:30 am
Reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town will host the summer's hottest television music event, "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," airing Monday, Aug. 12 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
The Doobie Brothers make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:05 am
The Doobie Brothers made it two sold-out crowds in a row at Artpark. The classic rock band brought 10,000 of its friends to "Tuesday in the Park."
All-star lineup of talent coming up this month on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:50 pm
Summer's in full swing, and while most daytime shows have checked out for the season, nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is hosting some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities, welcoming top musical performers and showcasing Broadway's brightest productions.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra earns ASCAP award for Adventurous Programming
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra was one of 19 American orchestras to be honored with a 2012-13 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming at the League of American Orchestras 68th National Conference in St. Louis.
NBCUniversal to launch new Meredith Vieira daytime show
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:40 pm
NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert today announced Meredith Vieira will host her own nationally syndicated daytime show, titled "The Meredith Vieira Show."
Buffalo Sabres bring back 'Street HockeyFest' on Aug. 25
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that registration is open for "Street HockeyFest 2013." The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled this year for Sunday, Aug. 25.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 10,000 Maniacs to perform at free 'Saturdays on Old Falls Street'
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 07:00 am
"Saturdays on Old Falls Street," a two-week concert series, is coming to Old Falls Street, USA. The show on Saturday, July 20, features the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Then, on Saturday, July 27, the 10,000 Maniacs headline. Each show is free and open to the public and will be held from 5 to 10 p.m.

The BPO performance features the music of John Williams, Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer of "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial," "Star Wars," "Harry Potter" and many other notable Hollywood movies.

Paula Abdul to guest-judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 07:00 am
World-renowned choreographer and two-time Emmy Award winner Paula Abdul will join Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and FOX Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews as a guest judge on "So You Think You Can Dance" Tuesday, July 9 (8 p.m.), on FOX. Abdul will lend her expertise to critique and praise the dancers as they battle it out to remain in the competition.
Sabres Development Camp begins Wednesday
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will hold their annual summer development camp from July 10-12 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the second year in a row the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres. Camp will conclude with "Sabres Summer Fan Fest," a day of hockey-themed entertainment on Buffalo's waterfront, on July 12, beginning at 3 p.m.
Sabres release 2013 preseason schedule
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 12:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced their 2013 preseason schedule. The team will play seven games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
CBS, Netflix announce extension of multiyear licensing agreement for library content in U.S.
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 12:40 am
CBS and Netflix have announced an extension of its multiyear licensing agreement for select CBS library content streamed instantly to Netflix customers. Under the revised deal, new titles such as "L.A. Complex," "4400" and "CSI: NY" will be available to Netflix subscribers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pearl Jam to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 12:30 am
Pearl Jam will visit Buffalo's First Niagara Center on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Pete Gallivan returning to WGRZ
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 12:30 am
WGRZ-TV in Buffalo has announced veteran reporter Pete Gallivan will return to his roots and his home at 2 On Your Side. Gallivan will return as a news and sports reporter/anchor, covering the issues and people of Western New York, as well as providing in-depth coverage and analysis of the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills.
Sabres acquire Tallinder from Devils
Mon, Jul 8th 2013 10:05 am
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Sunday that the Sabres acquired defenseman Henrik Tallinder from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Riley Boychuk.
'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show' returning to NT
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:40 am
"Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show" is coming to the Riviera Theatre Thursday, July 25, at 2 and 8 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres sign defensemen Sulzer, Bagnall
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:25 am
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Friday that the team agreed to terms with defenseman Alexander Sulzer on a one-year contract and defenseman Drew Bagnall on a multi-year, two-way contract.
Artpark dedicates 'The Sound of Music' to Brother Augustine Towey
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 07:00 am
As Artpark prepares for an eight-show run of the popular musical "The Sound of Music," it is impossible to forget Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., the late visionary leader of Western New York's theater community and how special he was to Artpark's theater program development.
'Field of Miracles' to visit Niagara Falls this August
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:55 pm
"So many families are struggling with hopelessness and despair," stated Mike Chorey, a native to Grand Island who is a pastor at Cross River Church in Niagara Falls. Chorey was speaking about the impetus for a Gospel crusade, the "Field of Miracles: The Return," which will be coming to Sal Maglie Stadium for three days in August.
Businessmen and philanthropists Steve Tisch and John Paul DeJoria dive into 'Shark Tank' this season
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:45 pm
When the critically acclaimed business-themed show "Shark Tan," returns for a fifth season this fall on ABC, two guest tycoon businessmen and philanthropists will dive into the tank alongside the "Sharks."
Riviera Theatre presents 'An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin'
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:45 pm
Acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. They will perform Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Sabres development camp, 'Summer Fan Fest' begin next week
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced they will hold their annual summer development camp from July 10-12 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the second year in a row that the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres. Camp will conclude with "Sabres Summer Fan Fest," a day of hockey-themed entertainment on Buffalo's waterfront, on July 12, beginning at 3 p.m.
Golf under stars to aid Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 11:30 am
Glo-Golf is the name of the game and everyone, regardless of handicap, plays, unless there's a snowstorm on Friday, July 19. Golfers spend the first few hours playing in daylight, break for a buffet dinner and play the rest of the round under the stars.
'Sound of Music' begins at Artpark
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 11:00 am
The hills at Artpark will be alive with "The Sound of Music" starting next week. The Broadway musical is part of the summer-long celebration of Artpark's 40th anniversary.
Sabres, Ellis agree to terms on two-year deal
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 10:45 am
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced Wednesday the team has agreed to terms with forward Matt Ellis on a two-year, two-way contract.
NBC adds Jewel to 'The Sing-Off'
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:45 am
Four-time Grammy Award nominee Jewel is joining "The Sing-Off" as a new judge, along with Shawn Stockman and Ben Folds, with host Nick Lachey ("The Winner Is") also set to come back.
'A Celebration of Music with BPO and Friends' planned at Canalside
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:45 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is inviting the community to a free, two-day "A Celebration of Music with BPO and Friends" at Buffalo's Canalside on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14. The event will showcase the many facets of the BPO and its connections within the community, and celebrate summer on Buffalo's waterfront.
Castellani Art Museum has two new folk arts exhibitions opening in July
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:40 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces the opening of two new folk arts exhibitions focusing on the cultural lives of Western New York's ethnic communities. "(Almost) Too Good to Eat: Marking Life Transitions with Food" and "Newcomers: Transitions to New Lives" will be on display from July 14 through Dec. 8.
Buffalo Sabres: Sacco named assistant coach
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:40 am
On Tuesday, Buffalo Sabres head coach Ron Rolston announced Joe Sacco was named to an assistant coaching position with the team. Sacco will start in his new role on Rolston's staff immediately, joining fellow assistant coach Teppo Numminen.
Seneca Niagara Casino announces $26 million transformation of main casino floor
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 02:20 pm
Officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. have unveiled plans to completely renovate the 88,000-square-foot main gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
ABC News: Former President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush television interview
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 01:25 pm
The 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, and former first lady Laura Bush will sit down with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl for their only broadcast television interview during their trip to Africa.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo animals in July
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites readers to show their support for the animals by buying them lunch.
Chuck Hughes pounds the pavement in search of unique food destinations in 'Chuck's Eat the Street'
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 12:20 pm
Chuck Hughes returns to Cooking Channel for the second season of "Chuck's Eat the Street," premiering Thursday, Aug. 1, at 10 p.m. Throughout the season, viewers join Hughes on his travels in search of some of the most intriguing and off-the-radar streets, while tasting savory dishes and listening to the histories behind them.
NBC to partner with Mark Burnett on his follow-up project to 'The Bible'
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 12:40 pm
Award-winning executive producer Mark Burnett ("The Voice," "Celebrity Apprentice") will continue his relationship with the peacock network by bringing "A.D.: Beyond the Bible" (working title) to NBC. Working with his wife, actress Roma Downey, this is Burnett's follow-up project to spring's enormously popular 10-part miniseries "The Bible."

"We are thrilled to be working with Bob, Jen and Quinn Taylor to bring the follow-up to our hit cable series 'The Bible' to broadcast television with NBC," Burnett and Downey said. "Our new series, 'A.D.: Beyond the Bible,' is another massive project and a major commitment, but it's a story that has to be told. It's a story that changed the world. We look forward to making this an enormous television event on NBC."

Lewiston Council on the Arts celebrating 19 years of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 12:15 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents a summer of free music, with "Blue Mondays," the "Summer of '69" and the Lewiston Jazz Project.
USA Hockey selects Gilbert as Olympic team liaison
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 11:45 am
USA Hockey has announced that Michael Gilbert, Buffalo Sabres vice president of public and community relations, has been appointed as media relations liaison for Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, to be held in Sochi, Russia.
Sabres draft 11 prospects, acquire defenseman McBain at 2013 NHL Entry Draft
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 11:45 am
The Buffalo Sabres selected a league-high 11 prospects, including seven forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender, at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, which was held Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Buffalo also traded defenseman Andrej Sekera to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for defenseman Jamie McBain and a second-round pick (35th overall) in this year's draft.
Taylor Swift, Cher, Pitbull and Selena Gomez added to 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 11:45 am
Taylor Swift, Cher, Pitbull and Selena Gomez have been added to the lineup for the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," which will air on Thursday, July 4, from 8-10 p.m., with an encore one-hour fireworks special airing at 10 p.m.

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