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'The Spirit of the '80s' returns to Lewiston
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
What started last year as part of Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 1987's 25th anniversary reunion, "The Spirit of the '80s" concert is back again by popular demand.
Major stars, major works highlight BPO 2013-14 season
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:00 pm
On Aug. 10, single tickets will go on sale for all Buffalo Philharmonic performances in the 2013-14 season, including the highly anticipated season opening gala with Yo-Yo Ma.
Kingdom Bound 2013: Colton Dixon 'A Messenger' for change
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 12:35 pm
Just take one look at Colton Dixon's hair and you know he's different.
Kingdom Bound 2013: for KING & COUNTRY count their blessings
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 12:30 pm
It's hard to imagine for KING & COUNTRY's Luke and Joel Smallbone, when growing up in Australia and then Tennessee, factored Buffalo into their future plans. But Western New York, surprisingly, has become a strong Christian music market, and Kingdom Bound a can't-miss concert venue.
New breed of artists at Kingdom Bound 2013
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 12:25 pm
Two Christian acts performing this year at Kingdom Bound have made a mark in Christian and mainstream music - both locally and across the country.

Interviews with Colton Dixon and for KING & COUNTRY.

Artpark: Buddy Guy celebrates 77th birthday with new album and tour
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 02:45 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, winner of six Grammys, the National Medal of Arts, and recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as No. 30 on it list of the 100 top guitarists of all time, will be joined by Robert Randolph and The Family Band on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Artpark's Mainstage Theater.
Premiere Pink Floyd tribute act builds a better Machine
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 06:00 pm
Fans of The Machine would find it hard to believe the band leaves anything to happenstance.
Tragically Hip reschedule Buffalo concert
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 02:00 pm
The Tragically Hip will return to Buffalo next week as part of a rescheduled concert event. The band will join Flogging Molly and Lowest of the Low at the Outer Harbor on Friday, Aug. 2. The show starts at 6:45 p.m.
Artpark goes Blue
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 01:50 am
VIDEO, PICS: Award-winning Canadian band Blue Rodeo entertained Artpark patrons July 23 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
BPO on Old Falls Street
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 10:00 pm
The sun broke through the clouds this afternoon, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra headlined the first "Saturdays on Old Falls Street" concert event of the season in downtown Niagara Falls.
The Marble Orchard returns to the War of 1812
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
When the Lewiston Council on the Arts Marble Orchard Players presented the "Spirits of 1812" at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston last summer, one young audience member couldn't contain his enthusiasm.
Buffalo jazz great Bobby Militello to be special guest on July 19 BPO concert
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 03:00 pm
Buffalo-born jazz great Bobby Militello will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brubeck Brothers Quartet for "A Tribute to Dave Brubeck" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Canalside concert event to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 10:50 pm
The "Roswell Park Concert for a Cure" music and food event is coming to Canalside in Buffalo on July 28. From 2 until 10 p.m., participants and bands will sing out against cancer. Canada's The Guess Who will headlining the day-long celebration.
3 Doors Down hit the road with greatest hits in tow
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 02:40 pm
With big-name acts and big tours grabbing headlines at the turn of the century, it was hard to imagine a small band from an even smaller southern town could turn rock radio on its head. But that's exactly what 3 Doors Down did with their debut, "The Better Life."
'The Sound of Music' at Artpark: Emilie Renier earns elite status
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
While many actors have made return appearances to the Artpark stage in recent years, in my mind there's just a handful who have stood out as master performers.

To this list of all-stars, I'm adding Emilie Renier, who plays Maria in "The Sound of Music," which opened Thursday.

This one's for 'Bro'
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
On Thursday, before the first performance of "The Sound of Music" at Artpark, a special presentation took place on stage. George Osborne, president of the performing arts venue, dedicated the eight-show run to Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., the visionary leader of Western New York's theater community who passed away last Thanksgiving.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus names Erin Freeman as music director
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:05 pm
An exhaustive 18-month search for a music director for the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus ended today with the announcement that Erin Freeman has entered a multi-year commitment to the chorus.
UB Center for the Arts announces the 2013-14 M&T Bank Dance Series
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 03:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces the 2013-14 M&T Bank Dance Series. All five performances will be held in the center's Mainstage Theatre. Tickets are available now by subscription only. Performance descriptions follow below.
Artpark: 'The Sound of Music' outweighs the need for interpretation
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 11:10 am
Raise your hand if you guessed Artpark's summer musical would feature a cluster of children singing beneath a Nazi flag.
Pearl Jam to perform in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 12:30 am
Pearl Jam will visit Buffalo's First Niagara Center on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.
'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show' returning to NT
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:40 am
"Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show" is coming to the Riviera Theatre Thursday, July 25, at 2 and 8 p.m.
Riviera Theatre presents 'An Acoustic Evening with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin'
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:45 pm
Acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin share the stage as an intimate duo, performing material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favorite songs. They will perform Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m., at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
'Sound of Music' begins at Artpark
Thu, Jul 4th 2013 11:00 am
The hills at Artpark will be alive with "The Sound of Music" starting next week. The Broadway musical is part of the summer-long celebration of Artpark's 40th anniversary.
'A Celebration of Music with BPO and Friends' planned at Canalside
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:45 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is inviting the community to a free, two-day "A Celebration of Music with BPO and Friends" at Buffalo's Canalside on Saturday, July 13, and Sunday, July 14. The event will showcase the many facets of the BPO and its connections within the community, and celebrate summer on Buffalo's waterfront.
Live music takes 'Root'
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 04:05 pm
Papa and Mama Root of Grand Island will play oldies rock and roll before local minor league baseball games.
Counting Crows bring unique live show to Buffalo
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 04:00 pm
Adam Duritz and Counting Crows have recorded nine Top 10 singles. When the band performs Friday in Buffalo, fans can expect to hear all of them. ... Or none of them.

Frankly, we don't know what you'll hear from Counting Crows. ... And neither does the band, for that matter.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra set to perform at The Riv
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 12:00 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents The Glenn Miller Orchestra on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2013 inductees
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:55 am
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the Class of 2013. The official unveiling took place at the Hard Rock Café in Niagara Falls just prior to the dedication and grand opening off the new Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Room given by the Hard Rock in honor of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and the talent in this region.
Buffalo Philharmonic to perform first concert at Old Fort Niagara in a decade
Tue, Jun 25th 2013 08:45 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the region's rich heritage and the tradition of classical music with a concert at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

BPO Associate Conductor Matthew Kraemer will lead a concert packed with symphonic favorites by Copland, Rossini and Beethoven, culminating in Tchaikovsky's bombastic "1812 Overture."

'Slamming' Chicago ready to rock Artpark
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.
Goo Goo Dolls new album 'Magnetic' debuts at No. 8 on Billboard Top 200 chart
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 07:45 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls new album "Magnetic" has debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, with almost 29,000 copies sold first week. The 10th studio album for the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band features debut single "Rebel Beat," which is currently climbing the charts at Hot AC radio.
The Bee Hive Veranda Concert Series: Some catchy tunes
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 04:45 pm
Artunes 2013 - The Bee Hive Veranda Concert Series - will take place on select Thursdays this summer from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Bee Hive Art Studio 424 Center St., across from the Hennepin Park Gazebo.
Music of Queen, America, Rolling Stones, Lou Gramm reverberates through Kleinhans in 2013-14 'BPO Rocks' series
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 10:15 pm
Rock classics get a symphonic twist in the 2013-14 "BPO Rocks" series, which features performances by America and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, as well as the music of Queen, the Rolling Stones, ABBA and The Beatles.
Rapids Theatre and 97 Rock present Blondie with special guests X
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 10:15 pm
The Rapids Theatre welcomes iconic pop-rock band Blondie to Niagara Falls on Friday, Sept. 6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30, all-ages show. Tickets, $45 presale and $50 day of show, go on sale Friday, June 21, at 10 a.m.
Buffalo to welcome Drake this fall
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 10:00 pm
Drake is coming to First Niagara Center, with special guests Future and Miguel, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Matthew Good to 'Rock the Rapids'
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 10:00 pm
Just announced: Matthew Good is coming back to "Rock the Rapids" at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.
Music in Newfane
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
Wednesday Concerts at the Gazebo, Main Street, Newfane, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.
REO Speedwagon excited about Artpark
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Come Tuesday, we can reasonably add something else to that list of certainties: The only thing pouring down from above at Artpark will be hit songs.

Video: Artpark loves Joan Jett's rock 'n' roll
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 10:15 am
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts performed "Bad Reputation," "Cherry Bomb," "I Love Rock-N-Roll" and a slew of new songs at Artpark, June 11, as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Get ready for The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 01:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes The Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
 


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