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'Today' is licensed to rock
Fri, May 6th 2011 04:45 pm
"Today" gets its license to rock this summer and marks 16 years of bringing together the biggest, boldest names in music. This year's "Toyota Concert Series on Today" kicks off Friday, May 27, with the original "Good Girl Gone Bad," Rihanna. In her fourth "Today" summer concert, the three-time Grammy award winner and international superstar will heat up Rockefeller Plaza once again.
Making music at Wingstock
Thu, May 5th 2011 01:50 pm
Everyday People will perform for the Niagara County Community College's Wingstock Festival on Saturday, May 14.
NRTG presents 'Blithe Spirit'
Thu, May 5th 2011 01:50 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild presents Noel Coward's comedy "Blithe Spirit" this month at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, (on the St. Edmund Campus), 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
Gospel Fest Friday
Thu, May 5th 2011 01:45 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. will present its annual Gospel Fest at 7 p.m. Friday, May 6, at First Assembly of God Church, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Niagara University's 'Pirates' a crowd pleaser
Thu, May 5th 2011 01:45 pm
It's not often that a critic will admit this, but my opinion meant precious little Sunday when watching "The Pirates of Penzance" at Niagara University. Whether I loved it, or loathed the day I agreed to review it, one thing was clear: the audience deemed it m-arrr-velous.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces summer events schedule
Thu, May 5th 2011 01:40 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced its summer calendar filled with activities and events, with appeal to all ages and tastes.
Artpark offers grandiose 37th season
Thu, May 5th 2011 10:45 am
Wowy-kazowy. So said an onlooker peeking into the press kit detailing Artpark & Co.'s summer lineup. Over the course of almost five months, the performing arts venue will offer hitmaker after hitmaker after hitmaker, with headlining gigs by stars including Peter Frampton, Pat Benatar, Cheap Trick, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Ted Nugent, The Black Keys and O.A.R.
Spirit of Niagara University Theatre Awards presented
Tue, May 3rd 2011 02:20 pm
This spring, the Niagara University Theatre Department honored nine persons who have for many years consistently aided the theater in its mission, according to Gregory Fletcher, director of Niagara University Theatre.
Stars of 'Billy Elliot: The Musical' dance into Niagara University
Tue, May 3rd 2011 01:55 pm
Armand Schultz, a 1981 graduate of Niagara University playing the role of the dad in the touring production of "Billy Elliot: The Musical," returned to his alma mater on Monday with Ryan Kasprzak, the show's dance captain and a popular former contestant on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance" television series. The duo attended theater classes before holding an afternoon question-and-answer session with students during their day off from the 10-time Tony Award-winning musical, which is on tour in Toronto through Sept. 3.
Wiz Khalifa at Artpark
Tue, Apr 12th 2011 02:15 pm
Wiz Khalifa brings his world tour to Artpark on Thursday, Aug. 4. Big Sean and Chevy Woods are in support.
Bright Eyes to perform at Artpark
Wed, Apr 6th 2011 12:15 pm
Proving that the 2011 summer season lineup will be bigger than ever this year, Artpark confirms Bright Eyes for a free concert as part of the venue's "Coors Light Wednesday" series at 6:30 p.m. on July 27.
Chasing Static CD release party
Sat, Apr 2nd 2011 12:10 am
Chasing Static hosts a CD release party Saturday, April 2, at DBGB's on Allen Street in Buffalo.
NBC's 'The Sing-Off' is searching for next a cappella singing sensation
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 08:50 pm
NBC's "The Sing-Off" is looking for the best-of-the-best a cappella groups to audition for season three of the hit series. Casting for the vocal competition show has amplified and expanded to five different U.S. cities over seven days to discover the most talented a cappella groups to compete for an opportunity to win a cash prize and a Sony Music recording contract.
'Imagination Movers - Live!' in your backyard.
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 08:35 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo will present "Imagination Movers - Live!" on Tuesday, May 3, at 7 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts (UB North Campus).
Youngstown First Presbyterian to stage 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Sat, Mar 26th 2011 09:00 am
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown announces the production of "Jesus Christ Superstar," with performances April 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., in the church hall, 100 Church St., Youngstown.
Job done to music
Fri, Mar 25th 2011 06:00 am
Western Door Playhouse is presenting the world premiere of "The Job Musical" at 8 p.m. March 25-26 and April 1-2 and at 2:30 p.m. March 27 and April 3.
'Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience' heads to UB
Wed, Mar 23rd 2011 11:45 am
"Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience," which celebrates the life and music of his father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham, heads to the University at Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9. Tickets are $41.50 and $31.50.
Buffalo's own Brian McKnight at The Riv
Wed, Mar 23rd 2011 11:35 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents singer-songwriter Brian McKnight on Wednesday, July 13, at 8 p.m.
Lewiston Choraleers present Easter cantata at five area churches
Fri, Mar 18th 2011 06:35 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter cantata, "Footprints in the Sand: A Journey to the Cross and Beyond," by Joseph Martin, at five area churches on April 15, 16, 17 and 23. The specific dates, times and church sites of the performances are as follows:
Updated: Hip-hop sensation Jay Sean to perform at NU on April Fools' Day
Fri, Mar 18th 2011 06:25 pm
The Niagara University Student Government Association announces critically acclaimed British R&B singer/songwriter Jay Sean will perform in the university's Gallagher Center on Friday, April 1, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the event.
Superchick rocks what they got
Fri, Mar 18th 2011 06:15 pm
Video game rock songs combined with lyrics motivating listeners to use their gifts and achieve their destiny. If you think that's an odd combination, then just wait. The band responsible, Superchick, is a Christian band that is legitimately cool.
Jay Sean comes to Niagara University
Fri, Mar 11th 2011 10:55 pm
The Niagara University Student Government Association presents Jay Sean, live on campus, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 1.
Russian National Ballet Theatre in 'Romeo & Juliet'
Tue, Mar 8th 2011 06:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Russian National Ballet Theatre in "Romeo & Juliet" on Sunday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. This performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 6:45pm.
Country music superstar Blake Shelton is fourth and final musician coach on 'The Voice'
Mon, Mar 7th 2011 04:00 pm
NBC has named country music's Male Vocalist of The Year Blake Shelton as the fourth and final musician coach of "The Voice," a new musical competition series premiering on Tuesday, April 26 (9-11 p.m. ET). Shelton joins previously announced musician coaches Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine.
Thurman Brothers play at Water Street Landing
Fri, Mar 4th 2011 10:00 pm
The Thurman Brothers will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The event is a Steve Goodman production.
Artpark offers ' "Fame - The Musical" Theater Camp'
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 11:20 am
Artpark's "Theater Camp" returns (Aug. 15-19; $250) to offer young theater buffs an exclusive experience with professional cast members from Artpark's upcoming production of the original high school musical, "Fame." Camp Director Candice Kogut guides "Theater Camp" attendees through the principles of acting, singing, dancing, storytelling and more. As an added bonus, all "Theater Camp" enrollees will be treated to the Aug. 18 matinee presentation of Artpark's production of "Fame - The Musical." The camp culminates with a backstage theater tour and camper-created Mainstage performance on the final day.
Buddy Guy heads to town
Thu, Mar 3rd 2011 11:15 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Buddy Guy on Monday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Buffalo native Tom Hambridge will open the concert.
Billboard Music Awards to air on ABC on May 22
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 02:30 pm
The 2011 Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
$5 million auditions: 'The X Factor' unveils dates, venues
Fri, Feb 25th 2011 02:15 pm
Auditions for the highly anticipated singing competition "The X Factor" are set to begin on Sunday, March 27, in Los Angeles at the L.A. Sports Arena. The search for the next global superstar will continue in Miami on Thursday, April 7; Newark, N.J., on Thursday, April 14; Seattle on Wednesday, April 20; Chicago on Wednesday, April 27; and Dallas (date to be announced).
'Glee' smashes another Billboard record
Tue, Feb 22nd 2011 02:20 pm
The cast of pop-culture phenomenon "Glee" has broken the music record for the most single entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, claiming the title previously held by the "King of Rock and Roll," Elvis Presley.
Savion Glover in concert
Mon, Feb 21st 2011 12:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Savion Glover on Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
The Furies to play at Water Street Landing
Sat, Feb 19th 2011 09:00 am
"The Furies can be described in one word: fun," so said lead singer and "goddess of the tambourine" Rebecca Leigh. The Furies is an upbeat driving rock band that intersperses its original music into set lists. The band covers songs from artists ranging all the way from Lady Gaga to Led Zeppelin. Hits from Katy Perry, Blondie, Duffy and Billy Idol make their way into set lists as well, showcasing the band's diverse music.
Unique band Fynian's Wake to play The Ontario House
Sat, Feb 19th 2011 09:00 am
Eclectic folk and bluegrass band Fynian's Wake will perform in Youngstown at The Ontario House (more commonly known as the Stone Jug on Main Street) on Friday, Feb. 25, at 9 p.m.
Taylor Swift to headline HSBC show in June
Thu, Feb 17th 2011 02:20 pm
Taylor Swift, who continues to tour the world in support of her blockbuster album "Speak Now," has announced she will perform with special guest NEEDTOBREATHE in Buffalo at HSBC Arena on Tuesday, June 21.
"Monster Energy Music as a Weapon 5 Tour" features double headliners Disturbed and Korn
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 05:30 pm
In what promises to be the hottest tour of winter 2011, Korn and Disturbed, two of rock's biggest acts, are teaming up to co-headline this year's "Monster Energy Music As A Weapon 5 Tour."
Rock in the new year
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 05:00 pm
Rock in the New Year at Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls, USA. On Friday, Dec. 31, Old Falls Street will become the Times Square of Western New York, as Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls hosts the city's second-annual New Year's Eve guitar drop.
Chris Isaak headed to Buffalo
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 05:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffal,o welcomes Chris Isaak on Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
'Opera On Broadway' at The Riv
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 05:00 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "Opera On Broadway" for one performance only on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m., at 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

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