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Beatles-inspired 'Yesterday' at The Riv
Tue, May 31st 2011 01:25 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "Yesterday - A Tribute to the Beatles" on Friday, June 3, at 8 p.m. for one performance only.
'The Fabulous Fifties' at The Riv
Tue, May 31st 2011 01:25 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "The Fabulous Fifties" featuring the Latshaw Pops Orchestra for one performance only on Monday, June 13, at 2 p.m.
Keb' Mo' Band comes to Buffalo
Tue, May 31st 2011 01:20 pm
Singer-songwriter and guitarist Keb' Mo's music is a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America before evolving into a universally celebrated art form. His distinctive sound embraces multiple eras and genres, including pop, rock, folk and jazz. The spirit of blues godfather Robert Johnson also dwells in his work.
Rapids Theatre has Reel Big Fish
Sat, May 28th 2011 07:45 am
Catch Reel Big Fish and Streetlight Manifesto with special guests New Riot and Rodeo Ruby Love on Friday, Aug. 12, at The Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Engelbert Humperdinck performs at The Riv
Sat, May 28th 2011 07:40 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck on Monday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones at UB
Sat, May 28th 2011 07:35 am
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones return to the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts, this time with the original line-up. They are touring in support of their new album, "Rocket Science." The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Our Lady Peace headlines Hard Rock 'Saturdays'
Sat, May 28th 2011 06:35 am
Year two of the Hard Rock Café's "Saturdays at the Falls" concert series will begin with a bang as Toronto's Our Lady Peace headlines a Canada Day weekend show July 2. The event begins with performances by a trio of top Western New York bands in Son Of The Sun, Klear and Agent Me, and ends with fireworks, courtesy of the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
Cake shows no compassion at Artpark
Tue, May 24th 2011 06:50 pm
It wasn't immediately obvious what John McCrea was getting at.
Popovich comedy pet theater brilliant family fun
Fri, May 20th 2011 11:55 pm
From flaming lips to laser lights, tower-climbing rockers to Elvis impersonators, Artpark has offered a vast assortment of entertainment options in recent years. But the Lewiston performing arts venue has never had a cat on its hind legs pushing a dog across the stage in a stroller. ... Until now.
Cake opens concert season at Artpark
Thu, May 19th 2011 01:00 pm
Funtime Presents welcomes Cake to Artpark on Friday, May 20. The California rockers hit the stage at 8:15 p.m.
Reunited Tea Party headlining Molson Canal Concert Series
Wed, May 18th 2011 01:05 pm
Jeff Martin is no stranger to Lockport, having headlined a Molson Canal Concert Series show there in 2008. But when he returns this summer, he'll have a few friends along for the ride.
Foo Fighters to perform at HSBC Arena
Mon, May 16th 2011 04:45 pm
The Foo Fighters have confirmed they will perform at HSBC Arena on Sept. 25 as part of the next leg of shows in their ongoing American arena headline run in support of the worldwide No. 1 album "Wasting Light" (Roswell/RCA). Special guests Rise Against and Mariachi el Bronx will be support for the show in Buffalo, which begins at 7 p.m.
Niagara University Theatre to present free children's theater shows this summer
Mon, May 16th 2011 03:25 pm
A grand tradition of family-friendly entertainment is about to be revived. Niagara University Theatre's repertory troupe, N.U.R.T., will present a rotating repertoire of free children's stories outdoors in the Village of Lewiston at the Academy Park bandshell from July 18 through Aug. 26. The troupe hasn't performed on a regular basis in Lewiston since it last performed at Artpark in the 1990s.
Lewiston Choraleers to provide preview of Disney performance
Mon, May 16th 2011 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers, in advance of an appearance at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., will provide the local community with a preview of the group's fall performance there at three concerts scheduled for June 4 and 5.
Tops sponsors free music for all
Mon, May 16th 2011 03:00 pm
Anthony DiMino of Tops Market of Lewiston, a longtime supporter of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, recently made a generous contribution toward the many free summer concerts presented by LCA.
Blackwood Gospel Quartet toplines church benefit
Mon, May 16th 2011 02:50 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston hosts the Grammy-nominated Blackwood Gospel Quartet at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, in the Old Stone Church, 505 Cayuga St. The event begins with a pulled pork dinner and basket raffle from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the social hall.
Buffalo readies for 'Thursday at the Rectangle'
Thu, May 12th 2011 08:35 pm
With its top concert acts already announced (and tickets on sale), the biggest news offered up by Buffalo Place executives Thursday was the relocating of its signature event. "Thursday at the Square" is moving from Lafayette Square to the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf at the end of June.
Darien Lake expands accommodations, announces summer concert series including Jordin Sparks, Miranda Cosgrove
Wed, May 11th 2011 12:35 pm
Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, New York's largest theme and water park vacation destination, opens for the 2011 season on May 14 with new family cabins, six new live shows and three in-park concerts including "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks and Nickelodeon star Miranda Cosgrove. In-park concerts are free with admission and to season pass holders.
Keillor and company back on the bus for 'Summer Love Tour'
Tue, May 10th 2011 05:00 pm
Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion Summer Love Tour" makes a stop at the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston on Sunday, Aug. 21. The show begins at 7 p.m. with tickets $55 for prime seating, $46.50 in sections A, B, C and $27.50 for lawn seating.
UBCFA offers technical theater program
Tue, May 10th 2011 03:00 pm
The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will once again present its technical theater program. The program is scheduled from Aug. 15-17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. Registration and fee are required.
'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.