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Olympic curling gold medalist Kevin Martin to join NBC Olympics
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
Kevin Martin, a two-time Olympic curling medalist who skipped Team Canada to the gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Games, will join NBC Olympics for its 2014 Olympic Winter Games coverage, it was announced Monday.
NBC to premiere 'Winter Gold,' first look at Sochi Olympics broadcast
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
As NBC Olympics gears up for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, NBC will premiere the Olympic primetime special "Winter Gold, Presented by Chevrolet: NBC's First Look at the Sochi Olympics Broadcast," tonight at 8 p.m.
Comedian Sinbad to appear at Kleinhans Music Hall
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
Renowned actor and comedian Sinbad, ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, will appear at Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8.
NBC to premiere 'How to Raise an Olympian'
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:20 pm
With two days remaining until the first competition day of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, NBC will premiere the Olympic primetime special "How to Raise an Olympian," presented by P&G, on Wednesday at 8 p.m.
Theater in the Mist presents 'Driving Miss Daisy'
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Pictured is a rehearsal scene for Theater in the Mist's production of "Driving Miss Daisy," which opens this Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the Stella Niagara stage.
NBC Sports Group's NHL coverage continues this week with Sabres-Pens
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:30 pm
NBC Sports Group's hockey coverage continues this week with key NHL matchups and the start of live hockey coverage from the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
The Band Perry will advise Team Blake on season 6 of NBC's 'The Voice'
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
On the heels of their dynamic performance on the NFL and FOX's Super Bowl LXVIII "Tailgate" pregame show, it was announced that sibling trio The Band Perry will advise Blake Shelton's team during the "Battle Rounds" on season six of NBC's "The Voice."
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Western New York bands the chance to perform in Rome
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:55 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, is on the search for local rock stars to take the stage in the heart of the Roman Empire with "Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls announce annual chili cook-off
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls' travel team, the Lake Effect Furies, have been searching for the best chili the area has to offer. Spicy, savory or sweet; meat lovers or strictly vegetarian - that's OK; these roller derby skaters want it all.
Comedian Kevin Nealon to perform at Fallsview Casino
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:30 pm
Kevin Nealon brings his unique sense of humor and dry wit to Niagara Falls, Ontario, as headliner of Fallsview Casino Resort's May entertainment.
Collaborations highlight Buffalo Philharmonic's 2014-15 season
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:20 pm
BPO to welcome Renée Fleming, Leon Botstein, Matthew Morrison, Ben Vereen; Beethoven and Rachmaninoff showcases, collaborations with the Irish Classical Theater Company and the University at Buffalo, and the energy of Broadway and The Cotton Club are just a few aspects of the BPO's season.
Russell Wilson of Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks to visit 'Late Show with David Letterman'
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:20 pm
Russell Wilson, quarterback of the Super Bowl XLVIII-winning Seattle Seahawks, talks about helping his team win its first championship title when he visits the "Late Show with David Letterman, tonight (11:35 p.m.) on the CBS Television Network.
NBCUniversal surrounds 2014 Olympic Winter Games with unprecedented promotion, expanded editorial coverage
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:00 pm
NBCUniversal will surround the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, with the most extensive multi-platform coverage and promotion in Winter Games history. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are an "NBCUniversal Gold Symphony" initiative, which leverages the company's promotional resources to drive awareness to key events.
'Today' exclusive: Savannah Guthrie interviews Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook's 10th anniversary
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:55 am
In a "Today" television exclusive, Facebook's chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg talks to Savannah Guthrie as he celebrates a milestone: the company's 10th anniversary. Zuckerberg told Guthrie he always thought there would be a service that would connect the world, but "he never thought they'd be the ones to help do it."
New Niagara University professor, 13 students head downstate to work Super Bowl
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:55 am
An avid sports fan, professor Jimmy Smith, Ph.D., was ecstatic last fall when the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management asked if he would chaperone its annual experiential learning trip to the Super Bowl.
'Late Show with David Letterman' celebrates 50th anniversary of Beatles' first 'Ed Sullivan Show' appearance
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
The "Late Show with David Letterman" will pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' groundbreaking first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" with performances of Beatles music from top artists on the broadcast.
'The Chew' throws a baby shower for first-time mom Daphne Oz
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
"Shake" (that bottle), "Rattle" (that toy) and "Roll" out the guest of honor: its Daphne Oz's baby shower on "The Chew." It's an hour of laughter and fun so big it has its own hashtag. Viewers are invited to join the celebration via Facebook and Twitter using #BunInTheOven when posting their well wishes to Daphne.
Super Bowl event taps Buffalo's Marcus Goldhaber to sing for troops with live premiere of 'Come Home America'
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:25 pm
Celebrated native Buffalo azz-pop crooner Marcus Goldhaber has been tapped by official Super Bowl event organizers for the live world premiere of his inspiring new original song for the troops, "Come Home America," before military members and their families at the star-studded 13th annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge.
The Band Perry nominated for two ACM Awards, begin U.S. tour
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
The Band Perry received two nominations this week from the Academy of Country Music for "Vocal Group of The Year" and "Music Video of The Year" for their No. 1 smash "Better Dig Two."
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reunite to save New York in Syfy's 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
They're back - and shark happens! Syfy and The Asylum have announced Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited "Sharknado" sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which begins filming in New York Feb. 13.
Bravo picks up 'Top Chef' season 12, kicks off nationwide casting calls
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
If you think you can stand the heat, sign-up to get in the kitchen! Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" will be returning for a 12th season this fall. Open casting calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting Tuesday, Feb. 18.
Artpark books Ringo Starr
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara Frontier Publications learned Beatles drummer Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band were booked to play this summer at Artpark in Lewiston. The group will perform in the outdoor amphitheater Tuesday, June 24.
Class is back in session for Cooking Channel's docu-series 'The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Four new aspiring chefs head to culinary school in the docu-series "The Freshman Class: Santa Cruz," premiering Tuesday, March 11, at 8 p.m. on Cooking Channel.
Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan to host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Actors Kristen Bell and Michael B. Jordan will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Saturday, Feb. 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. They will present 19 awards to 52 individual recipients during the evening.
'The Biggest Loser' winner is revealed and season 15 contestants show off dramatic weight loss transformations in live finale
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
Season 15 of "The Biggest Loser: Second Chances" comes to a close as the 15 contestants reunite to show off their transformations, and the winner is revealed in the live finale, airing Tuesday, Feb. 4 (9 p.m.), on NBC. The participants will reveal their combined weight loss of more than 1,700 pounds.
Julien's Auctions star in new unscripted series 'Celebrity Home Raiders' on Lifetime
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
Julien's Auctions, the auction house to the stars, will now be the subject of the new unscripted series "Celebrity Home Raiders" on the Lifetime Television Network. Celebrities welcome viewers into their homes for a trip down memory lane and an exclusive look into their lives and prized possessions in the all-new unscripted series, which premieres Thursday, March 6, at 10 p.m
Riviera Theatre has Blues Brothers, Beatles tributes, plus Queensryche
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:55 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "The Official Blues Brothers Revue" on Saturday, March 8, at 8 p.m.
Academy rescinds original song nomination for 'Alone Yet Not Alone'
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:50 pm
On Tuesday night, the Academy's board of governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone," music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel.
John Oates, Neil Innes join lineup of music and pop-culture experts at 'CBS News Live Experiences' - '50 Years: The Beatles'
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 10:00 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Oates and comedic musician Neil Innes of "Monty Python" and The Rutles have joined the lineup of music and pop culture experts to appear at the first installment of "CBS News Live Experiences," "50 Years: The Beatles," presented by "Motown The Musical," to take place Sunday, Feb. 9 (6:30 p.m. ET), at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City.
'Today' in Sochi
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
"Today" will bid farewell to Studio 1A in New York, and once again bring the excitement of the Olympics to viewers at home. Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist and Jenna Bush Hager will travel to Sochi, Russia, to host "Today" during the XXII Olympic Winter Games.
Niagara University Players present an all-student-run production of 'The Shape of Things'
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
From Feb. 21-23, the Niagara University Players will present an entirely student-run production of "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute. The show will be staged on campus in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall.
Hilbert College hosts filmmaker Dawn Porter
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
Lawyer turned filmmaker Dawn Porter will present "Public Defenders: The Keepers of Civil Rights" as the keynote speaker during Hilbert's fifth annual Commemoration Celebration in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. in Hilbert's Swan Auditorium.
Meet Chopper, the newest droid in the 'Star Wars' universe
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
In "Star Wars," droids are always eager to help out their human masters, drop whatever it is they're doing when called upon, and sometimes even sacrifice themselves to save others. Right?
NBC set to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Monday, Aug. 25
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
The 66th Primetime Emmys are scheduled for Monday, Aug. 25, live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET), from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles.
'M&T Third Fridays' presents: 'A "Lively" Night at The Buffalo History Museum'
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 12:25 pm
On Friday, Feb. 21, Western New York history will come to life during "M&T Third Fridays: A 'Lively' Night at The Buffalo History Museum." Admission is free all day, and a full program of history-related activities and entertainment will take place from 6-9 p.m.
Oscars to celebrate 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz'
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:05 am
This year's Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.
NHL Stadium Series sets viewership records across NBC and NBCSN
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:05 am
The NHL Stadium Series matchups from iconic venues in Los Angeles and New York this past weekend set viewership records across NBC and NBCSN, continuing NBC Sports Group's strong NHL ratings this season.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls double-header
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 10:00 am
Come watch the Queen City Junior Roller Girls take on the Enchanted Mountain Juniors, followed by the Suicidal Saucies and the Alley Kats going head-to-head on the track in their first bouts of the season.
Syfy's hit series 'Helix' shatters channel records
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 04:55 pm
Syfy's new hit series "Helix" continued to set channel DVR records, leaping 82 percent among Adults 18-49 (1.34 million), 74 percent in Adults 25-54 (1.55 million) and 64 percent in total viewers (3.0 million) for the premiere Jan. 10 - the largest increases ever for a Syfy scripted series in L7 viewing.
Bobby Flay faces off against chefs in 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:40 pm
Skilled chefs compete for the opportunity to cook against culinary master Bobby Flay in the new eight-episode competition series "Beat Bobby Flay," premiering Thursday, March 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.