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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host CMA Awards
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the seventh consecutive time in 2014. The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
10 days until new Premier League season kicks off on NBCUniversal
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 10:10 pm
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off 10 days from today, on Saturday, Aug. 16. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. with "Premier League Live" on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City.
We love Heart
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 02:05 pm
VIDEO, PICTURES: Performing Tuesday at Artpark, Ann and Nancy Wilson proved, once again, they are the world's premier female-fronted rock back.
'The Gambler' comes to town: Kenny Rogers performs at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kenny Rogers celebrates his 33rd "Christmas & Hits Tour" with four shows at Fallsview Casino.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to open 175th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 11:05 pm
The 175th Erie County Fair will officially open to the public at noon Wednesday, during a brief ceremony at the county fair's historic McKinley Gate (Gate 1).
Single tickets for Buffalo Philharmonic season on sale Aug. 9
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Saturday marks the first opportunity to obtain individual tickets to all concerts in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014-15 season. Highlights include superstar Renee Fleming; Broadway sensations Matthew Morrison, Ben Vereen and Megan Hilty; Bartok's dark and thrilling opera "Bluebeard's Castle" with a set by glass artist Dale Chihuly; Celtic Thunder; Rachmaninoff and Beethoven festivals; and BPO rocks shows, including "The Music of Led Zeppelin."
Buffalo Sabres add to hockey department staff
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Rob Murphy and Greg Royce have been added to the team's hockey department in the roles of director of scouting and director of amateur scouting, respectively. The team also announced Mark Jakubowski has been named assistant general manager, serving under club general manager Tim Murray.
Buffalo Sabres complete assistant coaching staff
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe have been added to head coach Ted Nolan's coaching staff. Trottier, Flynn and Coolen will serve as assistants, and Irbe will serve as goaltending coach.
'America's Next Top Model' returns for second male-female cycle; Buffalo model competing
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:15 pm
Cycle 21 of "America's Next Top Model," hosted by Tyra Banks, will premiere Monday, Aug. 18 (9 p.m.), featuring seven men and seven women living under one roof and battling it out to earn the prestigious title of "America's Next Top Model."
Interview: Heart returns to Lewiston ready to rock Artpark
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:55 am
2012 was the year Heart offered one of the best "Tuesday in the Park" concerts in the Artpark series' storied history.

The Wilson sisters and their bandmates will look to equal or better that performance when Heart returns to Lewiston Tuesday to perform in the outdoor amphitheater.

'Practically Perfect' 'Mary Poppins' is coolest Artpark musical yet
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:50 am
George and Winifred Banks have lost that loving feeling, while their not-so-precious children, Jane and Michael, have run amok - and run many nannies into early retirement. In their hour of need, Mary Poppins (Emilie Renier) appears - out of nowhere - and delivers a spoonful of ... tough love, insight, life lessons ... and, yes, sugar.
'Spirit of the 80's' returns Aug. 8, 9
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
The third annual "Spirit of the 80's" - for all those who lived through and loved the music of the '80s - returns as a two-night event Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, at Academy Park in Lewiston. Doors open both nights at 4 p.m.
'Sharknado 2': Three actual weather events nearly as wild
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:10 pm
"Sharknado 2: The Second One" premiered Wednesday on the Syfy Channel to great social media fanfare. The film entertained viewers with wild and nonsensical weather that spawns tornadoes that pick up large amounts of ferocious sharks. These sharks not only can survive in the vortex, but they also retain the ability to attack civilians, fueled by revenge and not physics.
Daniel Radcliffe, Helen Mirren, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Upton headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:05 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of Aug. 4-8.
Cornell Bhangra wins 'Today's Got Talent' contest, joins top 48 acts on 'America's Got Talent'
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
The votes are in! Cornell Bhangra, a dance group based in Ithaca, won the "Today's Got Talent" contest, announced earlier this week by "Today" anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie. The act will join the quarterfinal rounds on "AGT" and perform live Tuesday, Aug. 12, for the chance to win the $1 million prize.
Ceretto announces State Parks trolley to stop at Italian Heritage Festival
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the trolley that connects Niagara Falls State Park with the hotels in Niagara Falls will be making an additional stop this weekend at the Italian Heritage Festival on Pine Avenue between Portage Avenue and Fifth Street.
'Sharknado 2: The Second One' draws record-setting 3.9 million total viewers and 1 billion Twitter impressions
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
Lions and tigers and sharks, oh my! Syfy's pop culture sensation "Sharknado 2: The Second One" absolutely devoured the world during Wednesday night's premiere, becoming the channel's most watched original movie ever with 3.9 million total viewers and 1.6 million Adults 18-49. The movie also averaged 1.8 million Adults 25-54.
Sabres announce 2014 preseason schedule
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team's 2014 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. The CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, which features the top American-born prospects eligible for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, returns to Buffalo this fall and will take place on Sept. 25 at First Niagara Center.
Bills, Giants kick off preseason in NFL/Hall of Fame Game on 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:15 pm
"Sunday Night Football," television's No. 1 primetime program, kicks off the NFL's 2014 preseason schedule with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game Sunday at 8 p.m. on NBC, as two-time Super Bowl-winning QB Eli Manning and the New York Giants face pick Sammy Watkins and the Buffalo Bills.
Allison Williams cast as iconic title character in NBC's 'Peter Pan Live!'
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:10 pm
"Girls" star and classically trained singer Allison Williams has been cast as the iconic title character in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of "Peter Pan Live!"
Three-hour special 'American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. The World' to air Sept. 15
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
NBC will present its second annual "American Ninja Warrior" international competition later this summer with a three-hour special, "USA vs. the World."
NBC's summer hit 'America's Got Talent' adds voting and instant save on Google
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
NBC's "America's Got Talent" is partnering with Google for interactive viewer voting and instant save features. For the first time, fans of the hit show can search on Google.com or via the Google Search App for the term "America's Got Talent" or "AGT" starting at the end of the show to access the vote.
Grab your chainsaw: 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' debuts on Syfy
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 10:35 am
The Syfy Network has made a name for itself over the years with fun, campy B-movies. Most of the time, these movies exist in a moment, they're enjoyed by a specific group of fans, and that's the end of it.

That wasn't the case with "Sharknado." Not by a long shot.

Buffalo Philharmonic plans encore performance at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic is returning to Western New York's oldest historic site after a well-received performance in 2013.
Top 13 singers advance and will perform on a special 2-hour 'Rising Star' Sunday
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:55 am
After six weeks of competition, the singers from ABC's new groundbreaking reality series "Rising Star" have been narrowed down to the top 13 and will go against one another to compete for the highest scores Sunday, Aug. 3 (9 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Tim Howard joins NBC Sports Group's Premier League broadcast team
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:00 am
Tim Howard, goalkeeper for the U.S. Men's National Team in the 2014 and 2010 FIFA World Cups and for Everton in the Barclays Premier League, will join NBC Sports Group's Premier League on-air team in a multiyear agreement, it was announced today.
NBC Sports Group launches new reality series, 'Mecum Dealmakers'
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 10:30 am
NBC Sports Group will launch a new reality series - "Mecum Dealmakers" - on Thursday, July 31, at 10 p.m. on NBCSN, providing car enthusiasts with a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the high-intensity world of Mecum Auctions, as collector cars change hands with the smack of an auction gavel.
Country stars shine on 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock'
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:10 pm
"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" is your front-row seat to the hottest concert performances of the summer. Hosted for the second time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, the three-hour special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
Home Free 'Crazy Life Tour' comes to UB
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Home Free will perform Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($34.50, $28.50, $23.50/students) go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m.
FOX invites fans to create 'Gotham' original fan posters or cinematic trailers
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
FOX is inviting fans to channel their inner super-artist and design an original promotional poster and/or fan recreation trailer for FOX's highly anticipated new series "Gotham." The official grand prize winner of each contest will win a trip for two to New York City to attend the show's premiere party. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 22 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
Buffalo Sabres sign Luke Adam to one-year contract
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday the team signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract.
'Mary Poppins' brings magic to Artpark (or is it the other way around?)
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:05 am
To successfully present "Mary Poppins" in 2014 - to bravely take on Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the song and dance numbers - let alone the flying - would take real magic.
Artpark: Emilie Renier and John Barsoian preview 'Mary Poppins'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Artpark & Company will present the popular Disney musical "Mary Poppins" July 31 through Aug. 8 inside the Mainstage Theater.

Leads Emilie Renier and John Barsoian recently met last at The Orange Cat in Lewiston to drink coffee and preview the show.

Comedian Lewis Black, singer Sheena Easton coming to Seneca Casinos this fall
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Two additional renowned entertainers will appear at the Seneca Resorts & Casinos this fall. Comedian and social critic Lewis Black will take the stage at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca on Saturday, Oct. 18, and singer/actress Sheena Easton will perform at the Bear's Den Showroom in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Sept. 27.
New Christmas special, 'Toy Story That Time Forgot,' to air Dec. 2 on ABC
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
ABC announced its second Pixar Animation Studios special for television, "Toy Story That Time Forgot," a new Christmas special featuring your favorite characters from the "Toy Story" films, will air Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m. The special comes on the heels of the success of "Toy Story OF TERROR!," which premiered to stellar ratings last October.
Zoe Saldana, James Franco and Vin Diesel headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show the week of July 28.
Scott Commings named 'Hell's Kitchen' season 12 winner
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
The 12th season of "Hell's Kitchen" came to an exciting close as host and head chef Gordon Ramsay announced Scott Commings the winner during Thursday's season finale on FOX.
'America's Got Talent' reveals top 47 acts competing for your vote
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Get ready to vote America: NBC's top-rated summer series "America's Got Talent" has selected the Top 47 acts to vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize beginning Tuesday, July 29 (9 p.m.). The 48th act, chosen by "Today" viewers in the "Today's Got Talent" contest, will be revealed live during the "America's Got Talent" results show July 30 (9 p.m.).
'Saturday on Old Falls Street' features live music by four local performers
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Old Falls Street is hosting a free, day-long celebration of live music on Saturday, from noon until 10 p.m., on the middle block.
Brooklyn Fullmer and Marcquet Hill next finalists to depart 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:35 pm
Wednesday, after America's vote was revealed on "So You Think You Can Dance," Tanisha Belnap, Brooklyn Fullmer, Bridget Whitman, Zack Everhart, Marcquet Hill and Serge Onik were the three girls and three guys who received the fewest votes. The judges - Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and guest judge Misty Copeland - determined at the end of the show that Fullmer and Hill would be sent home.