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Cher to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 01:10 pm
Cher will bring her "Dressed to Kill" tour to the First Niagara Center in Buffalo on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
M&T Bank Dance Series presents Shanghai Ballet and 'The Butterfly Lovers'
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Shanghai Ballet in "The Butterfly Lovers" on Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild announces 91st season of shows
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 02:25 am
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild has announced its 91st season of community theater on the Niagara Frontier will include five shows:
Bernadette Peters, Yo-Yo Ma, Music of Queen usher in new Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra season
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 05:00 pm
After its much-lauded "Spring For Music" performance at Carnegie Hall, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Kleinhans Music Hall stage to bring superstars, rising stars, classical masterworks and cutting-edge new works to Western New York audiences.
Jay Z to perform in Buffalo
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 09:00 pm
Jay Z is coming to First Niagara Center as part of his Magna Carter World Tour, on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Tickets go on sale Thursday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m., and cost $125, $99.50, $59.50 and $39.50 (includes $2.50 facility fee). They can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office, online at or by calling 888-223-6000.
M&T Bank Dance Series presents LehrerDance at UB
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 03:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present LehrerDance on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
Joe Satriani 'Unstoppable Momentum Tour' with special guest Steve Morse Band
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 03:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Joe Satriani with special guest Steve Morse Band on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $64, $51, $41 and $31.
UB Center for the Arts announces fall 2013 season
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 01:45 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its fall 2013 season. All performances will be held in the Mainstage Theatre located at the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.
The Fray headlines a host of modern music acts coming to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel this fall
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 04:20 pm
Piano-rock band The Fray is just one of many modern acts recently announced for the musical lineup this fall at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls.
Eric Burdon and The Animals perform tonight in Buffalo
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 04:10 pm
Before Eric Burdon wraps up the current European leg of his ongoing world tour at the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway, he will perform several shows in North America. Burdon and The Animals will take the stage tonight, alongside Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, as part of the "Buffalo Place Rocks Canalside" concert series at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf in downtown Buffalo. The show begins at 6 p.m. For more information, visit
Motown memories: Gladys Knight wows Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 11:45 am
Gladys Knight brought charm, humor, wit, sass and a whole lot of talent to Artpark Aug. 20 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival raises bar in 12th year
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, renown for consistently bringing visitors class entertainment with each performance, is raising the bar this year for its 12th annual event.
'Summer of Goo Goo Dolls' continues for Buffalo's native band
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
It's a good time to be a Goo Goo Doll.

The band returns home(ish) when it performs Aug. 24 at Darien Lake. That's followed by two nights in Ontario touring with Matchbox 20.

Interview: Toto is rock royalty (really)
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 12:45 am
As it turns out, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn't in Cleveland.

It's on the Toto tour bus.

No, really.

The members of this band have performed with the who's who's who's who of music.

Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
Chris Cornell brings 'Songbook' solo acoustic tour to University at Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Chris Cornell will bring his "Songbook" solo acoustic tour to town on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($49.50) go on sale Friday, Aug. 16, at 10 a.m.

Cornell, Soundgarden's frontman, will play a series of intimate shows highlighting songs he has written throughout his illustrious career. This is the first time U.S. fans will hear acoustic arrangements of songs from 2012's critically acclaimed "King Animal," Soundgarden's first new studio album in more than 16 years.

Niagara University Theatre announces 50th anniversary season
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:05 am
Fifty and fabulous? No doubt about it! This season Niagara University Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with what is expected to be an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes.
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark audience = A good time for all
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 01:05 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man," "Free Bird" and a slew of other hits when the band takes the Artpark stage in Lewiston on Aug. 13.
'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.

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