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Interview: Toto is rock royalty (really)
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 12:45 am
As it turns out, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't in Cleveland.

It's on the Toto tour bus.

No, really.

The members of this band have performed with the who's who's who's who of music.

Higgins urges FCC to move forward on ending sports blackout rule
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Acting Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn requesting further action toward ending the sports blackout rule.
Usain Bolt, Manchester United anchor NBC's live sports coverage this Saturday
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
Six-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt and 2012-13 Premier League champion Manchester United anchor NBC's live sports coverage this Saturday.
Four acts return to 'America's Got Talent' as judges' wild card choice
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
The competition on NBC's "America's Got Talent" heats up next week as another four acts move on to the semifinals, and four lucky eliminated top-60 acts are named the judges' wild card choice and given a second chance to win the $1 million prize.
USA Network's fall line up features a powerful slate of drama, comedy, reality, and a highly anticipated musical event
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
Top-rated acquisitions "Modern Family" and "NCIS: Los Angeles" kick off the week of Sept. 23; "White Collar" and "Covert Affairs" return Thursday, Oct. 17; "It Takes A Choir," a holiday reality series event, begins Sunday, Nov. 3.
USA Network: Carly Rae Jepsen '#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
USA Network has announced a partnership between its award-winning public service initiative Characters Unite, R&R Partners Foundation's youth anti-bullying organization Flip the Script, and Cox Communications for "#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying," headlined by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen.
Buffalo Sabres: 2013-14 season ticket renewals reach 97 percent
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced that 97 percent of season tickets have been renewed for the upcoming 2013-14 season, and the number of season tickets has been capped at approximately 16,000 tickets.
The O'Jays and eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight perform at Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Artpark brings the best of Motown to the outdoor amphitheater stage as part of the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series. "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight and living legends The O'Jays team up for their "Family Reunion Tour," making a stop at the Lewiston venue on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.
ACC Atlantic Coast Conference football to air on WBBZ-TV
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, has announced "Your Hometown Television Station" will be the exclusive broadcast home for Atlantic Coast Conference sports, which will include a select number of Syracuse Orange and University at Pittsburgh men's football games.
NBC's 'The Million Second Quiz' launches innovative new app
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
"The Million Second Quiz" app, a gateway for players hoping to come to New York City to play the game live and compete for the largest prize in game show history, is available to download and play today from the App Store.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark & Company Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17. Ballet's great comedy will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m.
Nick Jonas of The Jonas Brothers to guest star on 'Hawaii Five-0' later this fall
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:40 pm
Nick Jonas, of the multi-platinum hit band The Jonas Brothers, will guest star on "Hawaii Five-0" later this fall on the CBS Television Network. Jonas will portray a computer hacker involved in a case that the 5-0 team is investigating whose motives might be even more complicated than they suspect.
NBC Sports Network evolves toward NBCSN
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Coinciding with the launch of its Premier League coverage on Saturday, NBC Sports Network will significantly increase its efforts this week to gradually change the name of the network to NBCSN.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood return to host CMA Awards
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the sixth consecutive time in 2013. With them at the helm, the 47th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
Take a look behind the counter in 'Thieves, Inc.'
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Food Network viewers take a comedic peek behind the scenes of what food and beverage retailers have to deal with when it comes to the constant threat of theft, as professional security experts Scott McDonald and Connie Ribble expose internal flaws and offer advice on how to prevent future loss in "Thieves, Inc.," premiering Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 10 p.m.
'Top Chef' goes marching in ... to New Orleans on Wednesday, Oct. 2
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" is back and heads to New Orleans for season 11 on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10 p.m. This season kicks off with a new pre-premiere digital video series, "Padma's Picks," sponsored by Cigna and available on
Katharine McPhee to perform benefit concert for Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Katharine McPhee will perform Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo.
Audience vote names Damaris Phillips winner of 'Food Network Star'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
The ninth season of long-running hit series "Food Network Star" concluded Sunday night with a viewer vote crowning Damaris Phillips of Louisville the winner of the series grand prize: her own show on Food Network.
Chris Cornell brings 'Songbook' solo acoustic tour to University at Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Chris Cornell will bring his "Songbook" solo acoustic tour to town on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($49.50) go on sale Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.

Cornell, Soundgarden's frontman, will play a series of intimate shows highlighting songs he has written throughout his illustrious career. This is the first time U.S. fans will hear acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012's critically acclaimed "King Animal," Soundgarden's first new studio album in more than 16 years.

'Sharknado 2: The Second One' hits land July 2014
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
A decision has been reached. After reviewing more than 5,000 Twitter submissions to its "Name 'Sharknado 2' " social media contest, Syfy announced the title of the eagerly anticipated "Sharknado" sequel is "Sharknado 2: The Second One."
Empire State Development announces record post-production gains in New York
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
One year after the strengthened post-production tax credit took effect, Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams recently released new data showing post-production business is booming in New York state.
Winners of Teen Choice 2013 announced
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
The following were honored at Teen Choice 2013, which aired live on FOX from the Gibson Amphitheatre. This year, teens logged on to and cast more than 150 million votes in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports and fashion.
Backstreet Boys to perform on NBC's 'America's Got Talent' on Aug. 14
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
Seven-time Grammy Award-nominated superstars Backstreet Boys will perform the title track and first single from their eighth full-length studio album, "In a World Like This," on NBC's "America's Got Talent" results show on Wednesday, Aug. 14 (9 p.m.).
Katie Ohh crowned first champion of 'The Winner Is'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
Katie Ohh has been named the champion for the inaugural season of NBC's singing-competition series "The Winner Is," taking home a grand prize of $1 million.
All-new celebrity cast of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' will be revealed live Wednesday, Sept. 4, on 'Good Morning America'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:00 pm
This season's new cast of "Dancing with the Stars" will be revealed live, Wednesday, Sept. 4, exclusively on "Good Morning America" (show begins at 7 a.m.).
Niagara University Theatre announces 50th anniversary season
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:05 am
Fifty and fabulous? No doubt about it! This season Niagara University Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with what is expected to be an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes.
'American Idol' finalists perform at Great New York State Fair
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
The judges' reviews are bound to be positive when three finalists of the "American Idol" TV competition sing and answer fans' questions at the Great New York State Fair this month.
Rick Jeanneret signs three-year contract to remain on Buffalo Sabres broadcast
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 11:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced Rick Jeanneret, hockey's longest-tenured broadcaster, has signed a new, three-year contract with the team to remain its primary play-by-play voice. The Sabres Hall-of-Famer will call an increasingly reduced number of games during the next three seasons before stepping away from the microphone for good.
'The Price Is Right' says 'Come on down' in its fifth annual nationwide contestant search
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:40 am
Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show "The Price Is Right, daytime's No. 1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, has announced participating cities and dates for its fifth annual nationwide contestant search.
Navigate corn mazes, pick a peck of apples, sample new wines; discover iconic joys of autumn in New York
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:40 am
A covered bridge framed by mountainsides awash in brilliant crimsons, oranges and yellows, bushel baskets of apples, fields of plump pumpkins and corn mazes carved into the hillsides. ... Many of the most iconic images of autumn in America seem to have come straight out of New York state.
Maziarz decries latest 'ploy' by CBS in dispute with Time Warner Cable
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:40 am
State Sen. George Maziarz released the following statement Wednesday:
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark audience = A good time for all
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 01:05 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man," "Free Bird" and a slew of other hits when the band takes the Artpark stage in Lewiston on Aug. 13.
Buffalo Sabres: Variable ticket prices announced for 2013-14 season
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the variable ticket pricing plan for all Sabres home games in the 2013-14 regular season.
Buffalo Sabres re-sign Corey Tropp
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Corey Tropp.
'Dancing with the Stars' pros come to Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
Cheryl Burke and Val Chmerkovskiy, two of the most dynamic professional dancers on the ABC hit TV show "Dancing with the Stars," waltz into southwestern New York this August to meet adoring fans and sign autographs. The fun takes place at Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.
'America's Got Talent' judges defend reality TV competitions
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 11:35 am
At the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, the coaches on "The Voice" took flak that their show has yet to produce a top star in the music industry.
ABC announces a special 'Shark Tank Week' leading into season premiere
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 04:00 pm
We're going to need a bigger week. ABC'S hit series "Shark Tank," fresh from a TCA Award win for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming and 2013 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program, is eating up ABC's primetime schedule with a special "Shark Tank Week," beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.
Casting begins for NBC's 'The Million Second Quiz' hosted by Ryan Seacrest
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:30 pm
"The Million Second Quiz," the new competition hosted by Emmy-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest and airing live on NBC from a gigantic hourglass-shaped structure in the heart of Manhattan, is beginning its nationwide search for contestants willing to test the limits of their knowledge, endurance and will to win on the biggest game show ever imagined.
Buffalo Sabres sign forward Tardif
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:30 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced that the Sabres have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with forward Jamie Tardif.

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