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Interview: Stripped-down, re-energized Chris Cornell performs Oct. 11 at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:15 pm
For Chris Cornell, frontman of iconic bands Soundgarden and Audioslave - the man whom Rolling Stone once called "grunge king" - touring solo means satisfying both sides of his personality and musicality.
Buffalo Sabres: Injuries Sideline Ristolainen, McCormick
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen will miss the first 7-10 days of the team's training camp with an upper-body injury.
Todd Rundgren to perform at Riviera
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:15 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced "An Evening With Todd Rundgren" presented by 97 ROCK, at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Riviera, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Chris Cornell offers 'Higher Truth,' back on top with 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart'
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 09:25 am
"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart," the lead single from Chris Cornell's solo album "Higher Truth" (out today), has placed the Soundgarden singer back on top of the charts. The track was the most added song at adult album alternative, active rock and mainstream rock radio at the end of August. Cornell performed it Thursday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Claudia Sandoval crowned 'MasterChef' winner
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
Season six of "MasterChef" came to an unforgettable conclusion Wednesday as host, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay, along with fellow judges Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi, named Claudia Sandoval the winner of FOX's hit home cooking competition series.
'America's Got Talent': Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin wins
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
The votes are in and America has chosen Paul Zerdin as winner of the 10th anniversary season of "America's Got Talent."
Judith Hill's debut album, 'Back In Time,' set for release Oct. 23 on NPG Records
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
"Back In Time," the debut album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Judith Hill, will be released through NPG Records on Oct. 23. The wide release follows the album's unprecedented introduction in March, when Live Nation made it available to newsletter subscribers for free for a brief 48 hours.
Crescendo Campaign announced at BPO opening night
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 pm
At the BPO's Opening Night Gala concert, Louis P. Ciminelli, board of trustees chairman, announced the Crescendo Campaign. It's a comprehensive fundraising initiative designed to provide financial stability for the BPO for years to come.
Buffalo Sabres: 2015 training camp opens
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will open its training camp on Thursday, Sept. 17, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 18, the team's practice sessions at First Niagara Center will be open to the public, with practices being broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.
Fall into 'Chopped-tober' with new tournament 'Chopped: Impossible,' and new series 'Chopped Junior'
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:30 pm
Former "Chopped" champions are pushed to their limits when they return to compete in an epic four-part tournament in "Chopped: Impossible," premiering Thursday, Oct. 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Through three preliminary battles, "Restaurant: Impossible's" Robert Irvine will command a seat on the judging panel, as 12 returning champs face some of the most mind-blowing baskets in "Chopped" history.
Every tattoo tells a story: NBC's 'Blindspot' wants to hear yours in honor of #NationalTattooStoryDay
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:30 am
Inspired by NBC's upcoming drama series "Blindspot" and the intricate body of tattoos on the mysterious Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander, "Thor: The Dark World," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), #NationalTattooStoryDay invites everyone to share the story behind one or more of their tattoos today and tie into "Blindspot" by including #Blindspot.
Stage dancer Gaby Diaz named 'America's Favorite Dancer' on the season 12 finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Tue, Sep 15th 2015 09:00 am
Monday night, "So You Think You Can Dance" came to a thrilling conclusion when stage dancer Gaby Diaz was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX.
Isaac Caldiero makes history as first to win NBC's 'American Ninja Warrior'
Tue, Sep 15th 2015 09:00 am
Isaac Caldiero made history Monday night as the first ever contestant to win NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" over the show's seven seasons. More than 3,500 athletes have competed since the series began in 2009.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is 'In The Zone' with Robert Woods live tonight on WBBZ
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:25 pm
Chris Musial, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, "Your Hometown MeTV Station," has announced "In The Zone" with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods will debut on the station live tonight at 7 p.m. WGRF-FM 97 Rock personality Dave Jickster will co-host with Woods, welcoming guests to the "Player Zone."
'America's Got Talent' 10th anniversary season concludes with two nights of one-of-a-kind performances
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
"America's Got Talent" concludes its top-rated 10th anniversary season with two nights of star-studded special guests.
Arnold Schwarzenegger takes to the boardroom and is named 'CEO' of NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 12:05 pm
Twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named new host of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," which will return to the network for the 2016-17 season.
Host, co-creator of 'Serial' podcast Sarah Koenig to speak at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 11:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents "Sarah Koenig - Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Host & Co-Creator of 'Serial' " at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, crowned Miss America 2016
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 09:00 am
Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was crowned Miss America 2016 Sunday night at the birthplace of the legendary competition - Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall - for its 95th anniversary broadcast, live, on the ABC Television Network.
Rochester Amerks sign Patrick Kaleta to AHL contract
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 04:20 pm
The Rochester Americans announced today the team signed forward Patrick Kaleta to a one-year American Hockey League contract. Kaleta will attend Buffalo Sabres training camp on a professional tryout (PTO).
Natalie Cole cancels concert at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino regrets to announce the Natalie Cole performance scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 has been cancelled.
For a limited time, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood offering rare look at new Batmobile from 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' before its big screen debut
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
In anticipation of the March 2016 release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood recently debuted the newest incarnation of the Batmobile in its Picture Car Vault (for a limited time only), as part of its special Batman exhibit.
'Dancing with the Stars' season premiere Monday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, Monday, Sept. 14 (8-10:01 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
'Food Network Star' winner Eddie Jackson's primetime series, 'BBQ Blitz,' premieres Friday, Oct. 9
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:20 am
"Food Network Star" season 11 winner and former NFL player Eddie Jackson goes primetime this fall with his new six-episode series, "BBQ Blitz," premiering Friday, Oct. 9 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Winning couple announced on 'Home Free'
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Wednesday, after eight weeks of grueling drill-down challenges, decrepit houses, dedication, drama and tears, Ben and Kasey Kelley are the grand prizewinners of "Home Free."
Buffalo Sabres sign Cody Franson
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year contract.
Big Daddy Weave: 'My Story Tour' set to kick off Sept. 17
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music's biggest headlining artists, is hitting the road once again for the "My Story Tour," set to kick off Sept. 17 in Quincy, Illinois. Featuring Jason Gray and Citizen Way, the tour will run through Nov. 22, hitting 27 cities across the U.S.
Tops Markets signs on as official sponsor of 'The Rex Ryan Show'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The unusual pairing of Tops CEO Frank Curci with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan in a television commercial is just one of the many interesting features associated with the naming of Tops Friendly Markets as the presenting sponsor of the "The Rex Ryan Show" - the newest Buffalo Bills-themed television series.
Buffalo Sabres: Season kick-off luncheon announced
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's season kick-off luncheon will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Derek Plante, Jeremy Roenick named head coaches for 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
Derek Plante, a Stanley Cup champion who spent eight years in the NHL, including six with the Buffalo Sabres (now a developmental coach for the Chicago Blackhawks) and Jeremy Roenick, a current studio analyst for the "NHL on NBC" who played 20 years in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, will serve as head coaches for the fourth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 24 in Buffalo.
NBC brings 'Blindspot' and 'Heroes Reborn' to Times Square for massive marketing and promotional campaign to prep for fall launch
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
NBC is ramping up its marketing campaign for two of its most anticipated fall premieres, "Blindspot and "Heroes Reborn," and giving each show huge exposure by bringing them to iconic Times Square.
Bob Harper named host of NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Bob Harper, the longtime "Biggest Loser" trainer who has been with NBC's popular weight loss series since season one, will take on an exciting new role - and have a much bigger presence this season - when he also becomes the host of "The Biggest Loser." Harper will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants at various points throughout the season.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces last chance to qualify for 2016 community arts, arts education and individual artist grants
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2016 New York State Council on the Arts regrants. The session will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 95 Perry St., fourth floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 16.
Vanessa Williams returns to Miss America stage
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that, for the first time since she was crowned Miss America 1984, one of the most respected and multifaceted performers in entertainment today, Vanessa Williams will make history when she returns to the Miss America stage after 32 years.
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones returns to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Eastman School of Music and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival present the return of nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones to Rochester. Jones will appear at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for a special one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
Hillary Clinton scheduled to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Wednesday, Sept. 16
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" welcomes Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Studio 6B on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (11:35 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Multi-platinum-selling singer Michael W. Smith announces return of nationwide Christmas tour with Amy Grant in select markets
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
Michael W. Smith, who has sold more than 15 million albums, will once again bring holiday cheer to arenas, coliseums and theaters this holiday season through his nationwide Christmas tour.
Buffalo Bills bring back QB Matt Cassel
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 11:45 am
The Buffalo Bills today announced the team has signed quarterback Matt Cassel. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
'Come Dine with Me - WNY!' launches sixth season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
Starting at noon Sunday, Channel 7 is airing "Come Dine with Me - WNY!" The half-hour program, entering its sixth season, showcases top regional restaurants as their chefs share recipes and serving suggestions.
Quarantillo to compete on 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
Professional MMA fighter Billy Quarantillo of Gracie Tampa South, Florida, originally from Lewiston, will be among those who will be competing on "The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber."
'Dancing with the Stars': Sharna Burgess previews new season, talks ballroom
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 08:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" was designed to shine a spotlight on celebrities - for better or worse - trying their hand at ballroom dancing. But pro Sharna Burgess said the hit ABC series has done much more than that since debuting a decade ago.