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Grab your chainsaw: 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' debuts on Syfy
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 10:35 am
The Syfy Network has made a name for itself over the years with fun, campy B-movies. Most of the time, these movies exist in a moment, they're enjoyed by a specific group of fans, and that's the end of it.

That wasn't the case with "Sharknado." Not by a long shot.

'Mary Poppins' brings magic to Artpark (or is it the other way around?)
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:05 am
To successfully present "Mary Poppins" in 2014 - to bravely take on Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the song and dance numbers - let alone the flying - would take real magic.
Artpark: Emilie Renier and John Barsoian preview 'Mary Poppins'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Artpark & Company will present the popular Disney musical "Mary Poppins" July 31 through Aug. 8 inside the Mainstage Theater.

Leads Emilie Renier and John Barsoian recently met last at The Orange Cat in Lewiston to drink coffee and preview the show.

Scott Commings named 'Hell's Kitchen' season 12 winner
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
The 12th season of "Hell's Kitchen" came to an exciting close as host and head chef Gordon Ramsay announced Scott Commings the winner during Thursday's season finale on FOX.
'Food Fighters' pits home cooks vs. celebrity pro chefs
Tue, Jul 22nd 2014 05:00 pm
Host Adam Richman ("Man v. Food") previews new NBC reality series; "Food Fighters" will pit home cooks against some of the country's most famous professional chefs in a battle to determine who can make select dishes best.
Food truck hopefuls on coast-to-coast culinary trip of a lifetime in 'The Great Food Truck Race'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:15 am
"The Great Food Truck Race" is back for a fifth season this summer, with a brand-new cast of food truck hopefuls on a high-stakes culinary road trip with a new route from sunny Southern California to the beaches of Key West, Florida.
Legendary Latin rock band Santana to perform at Seneca Niagara Casino
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel is excited to announce Santana will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Latin rock band, led by guitar legend Carlos Santana, typically plays at large stadium arenas, but will offer fans in Niagara Falls an up-close-and-personal show with just 2,400 seats and views no further than 100 feet from the stage.
Sarah McLachlan makes herself at home at Artpark
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Sarah McLachlan performed Monday in Lewiston.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

McLachlan's appearance at Artpark was no insignificant happening. In fact, I'd liken it to Pope Francis giving Mass at St. Peter's, or President Obama presiding over a Village Board meeting.

'RiffTrax Live: Godzilla' brings monstrous laughs to cinemas nationwide this August
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 pm
"Here, lizard, lizard, lizard!" Size does matter as the stars of Rifftrax are set to bring larger-than-life laughs nationwide as they riff on one of the most frequently requested titles in RiffTrax history: "Godzilla."
'Stand Up To Cancer' returns to primetime Friday, Sept. 5, for its fourth star-studded broadcast
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement "Stand Up To Cancer," a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will return to primetime television Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.).
Ringo Starr provides inaugural contribution to new Turning Stone 'Hands of Fame' exhibit
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:25 am
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Central New York has announced the launch of its Turning Stone "Hands of Fame" exhibit, with an inaugural contribution from rock and roll legend Ringo Starr.
Nik Wallenda honored in Niagara Falls with high wire plaque
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 03:55 pm
A plaque honoring Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," was installed Monday in Niagara Falls, New York. The monument sits near the spot where Wallenda mounted his tightrope to cross the falls into Canada June 15, 2012.
'Artist to Watch' Echosmith hammers out musical success
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 01:35 pm
Eight months after releasing their debut album, "Talking Dreams," the four Sierota siblings - Sydney, 17 (vocals/keyboard); Jamie, 21 (vocals/guitar); Noah, 18 (vocals/bass); and Graham, 15 (drums) - better known as Echosmith - are an MTV "Artist to Watch."
'The Biggest Loser' adds new trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:00 pm
"The Biggest Loser" returns to NBC Thursday, Sept. 11, ready to change lives. On board for season 16 are trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom, who will join returning trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince. Alison Sweeney returns as host of the series.
Scott Stapp shows 'Proof of Life' in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 11:00 pm
Scott Stapp performed songs from his new album, "Proof of Life," and a number of hit Creed songs at a solo concert inside the Seneca Niagara Casino's Bears Den in Niagara Falls.
Return to 'Summer of '69'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will bring back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 10th annual "Summer of '69" concert Friday, July 11. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and South Fourth streets).
Colbie Caillat, Johnny Mathis perform at Seneca Niagara
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 01:10 pm
September will be a month for singer-songwriters at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, as Colbie Caillat and Johnny Mathis are booked to perform inside the 2,400-seat Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.
'American Idol XIV': Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr., host Ryan Seacrest return
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 10:50 pm
Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. will return as judges, and Ryan Seacrest will host "American Idol" for its 14th season.
Sabres announce 2014-15 regular-season schedule
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League announced the team's 2014-15 regular-season schedule. The variable ticket pricing designations for individual games will be released at a later date.

Buffalo opens its season at home on Thursday, Oct. 9, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and then embarks on one of the season's busiest stretches, with 11 games scheduled over 22 days in October, and a four-game road trip from Oct. 22-28.

'American Idol XIV' proves it pays to believe
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:35 am
The "American Idol XIV" team knows that sometimes a talented singer just needs someone to give him or her a little extra encouragement to help achieve a dream. And now, the series will honor these "True Believers" with a special "American Idol True Believer" reward.
The Temptations make tour stop at Riviera Theatre
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:00 am
The Temptations are bringing hit songs "The Way You Do The Things You Do," "My Girl" and more to North Tonawanda when their national tour visits The Historic Riviera Theatre Thursday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m.
'May The Ferb Be With You': 'Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars' debuts this July
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:25 pm
Phineas, Ferb and the gang meet Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2, among other iconic "Star Wars" characters, in "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars," a television special premiering Saturday, July 26, on Disney Channel.
Our Lady Peace to perform at Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 12:45 pm
Canadian superband Our Lady Peace will make its only U.S. concert stop this summer Friday, Aug. 15, at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. The show begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).
Teens head into kitchen to compete in special 'Chopped Teen Tournament'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
Sixteen talented teenagers bring their extreme energy and ambition to the "Chopped" kitchen, with "Chopped Teen Tournament," premiering Tuesday, July 15, at 10 p.m. on Food Network.
Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, STP's Scott Weiland booked for fall at Seneca Niagara
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Two unmistakable rock voices are headed to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel this fall: Roger Hodgson - the legendary singer-songwriter, formerly of Supertramp - will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center Friday, Nov. 7; and former Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland and his new band, The Wildabouts, will perform at the Bear's Den Showroom Friday, Sept. 5.
Buffalo Philharmonic announces 2014-15 'BPO Rock Series'
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Classic rock for all generations is on tap for the BPO's 2014-15 "Rock Series." Randy Newman, Blood Sweat & Tears and "Music of Led Zeppelin" among highlights of Buffalo Philharmonic's "Rock Series."

Subscriptions for the "BPO Rock Series" are currently available. Subscribers can save up to 25 percent off the single ticket price by purchasing all six concerts.

Artpark welcomes Lorde
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Lorde will headline a concert Sunday, Sept. 7, at Artpark in Lewiston.

Majical Cloudz will open.

New York Rangers face Los Angeles Kings in Stanley Cup Final
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:10 pm
NBC Sports Group's live coverage of the Stanley Cup Final begins with Game 1 Wednesday at 8 p.m. on NBC, when the Los Angeles Kings host the New York Rangers at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Coverage begins with "NHL Live" at 7 p.m. on NBCSN.
Lindsey Stirling brings historic performance to Artpark June 12
Wed, May 28th 2014 03:00 pm
Artpark has hosted hundreds of big name concerts over the years but, on June 12, history will be made when dancing violinist Lindsey Stirling visits Western New York for the first time as part of her 40-city tour.
'MasterChef' returns looking for best home cook in America
Sat, May 24th 2014 04:20 pm
When you think of past "MasterChef" contestants - amazing blind chef Christina, budding restaurateur Luca, pastry whiz Whitney - it's hard to believe they were unknown in the culinary world before starring in the FOX cooking competition.
Fans have a chance to be in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:45 am
In a special video message from the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII," director J.J. Abrams announced the creation of "Star Wars: Force for Change," a brand new "Star Wars" initiative from Disney and Lucasfilm in collaboration with Bad Robot dedicated to finding creative solutions to some of the world's biggest problems.
'24: Live Another Day': Mary Lynn Rajskub talks Chloe 2.0
Mon, May 19th 2014 01:15 pm
"24" fans were ecstatic when FOX announced it was bringing the show back for a limited-run series. They were elated Jack Bauer would return, once more, to save the day. And, they were, well, curious about Chloe's new look.
'Grimm': The bad girl is back
Fri, May 16th 2014 12:55 am
In three seasons, Portland Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and his "Grimm" gang have squared off with an assortment of villains, vagabonds and wesen. But not one bad guy has been as much a thorn in the side as one bad girl: Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee).
RiffTrax takes a comedy bite out of Syfy's global cult sensation in 'RiffTrax Live: Sharknado'
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Just when you thought "Sharknado," a movie about mega-cyclones sucking up sharks from the ocean and hurling them onto land, couldn't get any more absurd, the stars of RiffTrax have blown those expectations right out of the water and created a perfect storm of funny.
Citi to present exclusive Soundgarden show June 2 celebrating 20th anniversary of 'Superunknown' album
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Citi has announced an exclusive Soundgarden concert available only to Citi cardmembers on June 2 at Webster Hall in New York City. The show will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's award-winning album "Superunknown," and marks the second time in its career the band has performed the album from beginning to end.
Dirty Smile moves on to represent Western New York in final round of 'Hard Rock Rising'
Thu, May 8th 2014 12:55 pm
Western New York's Dirty Smile has made it to the top 25 in the "Hard Rock Rising" global battle of the bands. Competing against other Hard Rock's worldwide, they finished with the third-highest number of votes received in the competition. It is now in the hands of industry judges to pick the top three winners.
Jack is back: Kiefer Sutherland talks '24: Live Another Day'
Sat, May 3rd 2014 02:20 pm
When we last saw Jack Bauer, his country abandoned him. The government, the agencies he had protected so many times, sought his end. He was on the run, and going off the gird.

When Jack Bauer returns Monday, after four years in exile, he will once again risk his life to protect American lives.

Why?

Because he's Jack Bauer.

'24' returns
Sat, May 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
"24" is about to join a very small, very elite club.

The show and its characters are returning to television four years after the series ended thanks to a 12-part event series, "24: Live Another Day." In doing so, the "24" franchise joins a small list of TV shows that returned with new stories after being canceled.

'Warehouse 13' goes out on top
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Not every show gets to end on its own terms, nor does every cast get to bring closure to its characters. "Warehouse 13" was fortunate enough to conclude its five-year run in a manner its showrunner and stars said was gratifying for them, and will be satisfying to fans of the "thrilleromedy" (thriller-drama-comedy).
'Warehouse 13' stars reflect on five stellar seasons
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 05:55 pm
"Warehouse 13" impressively accomplished much in five seasons.

It was a ratings hit at a time when sci-fi shows are hit-and-miss with viewers. The show's writers wonderfully blended action, drama and comedy into storylines that were suitable for any audience type - families included.

 


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