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The Band Perry will advise Team Blake on season 6 of NBC's 'The Voice'
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
On the heels of their dynamic performance on the NFL and FOX's Super Bowl LXVIII "Tailgate" pregame show, it was announced that sibling trio The Band Perry will advise Blake Shelton's team during the "Battle Rounds" on season six of NBC's "The Voice."
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Western New York bands the chance to perform in Rome
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:55 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, is on the search for local rock stars to take the stage in the heart of the Roman Empire with "Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition.
Collaborations highlight Buffalo Philharmonic's 2014-15 season
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:20 pm
BPO to welcome Renée Fleming, Leon Botstein, Matthew Morrison, Ben Vereen; Beethoven and Rachmaninoff showcases, collaborations with the Irish Classical Theater Company and the University at Buffalo, and the energy of Broadway and The Cotton Club are just a few aspects of the BPO's season.
NBCUniversal surrounds 2014 Olympic Winter Games with unprecedented promotion, expanded editorial coverage
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 12:00 pm
NBCUniversal will surround the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, with the most extensive multi-platform coverage and promotion in Winter Games history. The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are an "NBCUniversal Gold Symphony" initiative, which leverages the company's promotional resources to drive awareness to key events.
Ian Ziering and Tara Reid reunite to save New York in Syfy's 'Sharknado 2: The Second One'
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
They're back - and shark happens! Syfy and The Asylum have announced Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reprise their roles as Fin and April in the eagerly awaited "Sharknado" sequel, "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which begins filming in New York Feb. 13.
Artpark books Ringo Starr
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara Frontier Publications learned Beatles drummer Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band were booked to play this summer at Artpark in Lewiston. The group will perform in the outdoor amphitheater Tuesday, June 24.
Bobby Flay faces off against chefs in 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 03:40 pm
Skilled chefs compete for the opportunity to cook against culinary master Bobby Flay in the new eight-episode competition series "Beat Bobby Flay," premiering Thursday, March 6, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
'American Idol XIII' brings fans new voting experience with Google and on-air voting trends from Facebook
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 02:25 pm
FremantleMedia, 19 Entertainment/CORE Media Group and FOX have announced groundbreaking partnerships with search powerhouse Google and online social networking giant Facebook, designed to give fans powerful new interactive on-air and online experiences with "American Idol XIII" live shows.
Athletes, actors, comedians, oh my! Celebrities gear up for first 'Chopped Tournament of Stars'
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:05 pm
With a $50,000 grand prize for charity on the line, celebrities from different walks of life compete in the ultimate "Chopped Tournament of Stars," premiering Sunday, March 9, at 9 p.m. on the Food Network.
'The Blacklist': James Spader knocking 'Red' Reddington role out of the park
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 02:00 pm
In the real world, someone like Raymond "Red" Reddington would certainly be looked upon as a man of questionable morals, and not the kind of person one would emulate. In fact, he would be a cautionary tale for those who would seek a life of crime and lawlessness.
Heart, Jay Leno, Kevin Costner among star-studded entertainment this spring at Seneca Casinos
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
During a mere 17-day span this spring, the two Seneca Casino resorts will be home to one of the world's premier classic rock bands, a leading country singer-songwriter, one of the most successful comedians in history, one of the most powerful rock voices from the 1980s, and an accomplished actor/director who leads a side band.
Alan Clark, Chris White bring music of Dire Straits to Buffalo
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 07:55 pm
Dire Straits' Alan Clark and Chris White, alongside five handpicked, world-class musicians will perform the music of Dire Straits at 8 p.m., Monday, March 3, at Kleinhans Music Hall.
'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014,' hosted by Boomer Esiason and Sarah Shahi, airs Jan. 29
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 10:00 pm
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2014" is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote live on CBS.com for their favorite Super Bowl commercials. The special is hosted by Boomer Esiason and Sarah Shahi.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael's After Oscar Show' returns to Dolby Theatre, home of Academy Awards
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:55 pm
"Oscar Sunday" is the benchmark for Hollywood glitz and glamor, and the exciting culmination of the awards show season. But talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is extending that excitement one more day with "LIVE's After Oscar Show," its annual post-Oscars broadcast, airing live Monday, March 3, at 9 a.m.
Call for entries in 'Hard Rock Rising' competition
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:05 pm
"Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition, will give one local band the chance of a lifetime: an all-expenses paid trip to Rome to perform at the first "Hard Rock Live Rome" music festival this summer.
'Top Chef' hula dances to Hawaii for two-part finale
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:40 am
It may be January, but temperatures are heating up in the "Top Chef" kitchen. Soon the final chef'testants will pack their knives ... and head to Maui, Hawaii, for the two-part finale, airing Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 10 p.m.
SEC Network hires Tim Tebow for pregame show SEC Nation, additional ESPN duties
Wed, Jan 1st 2014 12:10 pm
Former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner Tim Tebow has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August.
Artpark among UpstateLIVE's 'Best of 2013' music picks
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 06:00 pm
UpstateLIVE recently released its staff and reporter picks for best venues, albums, shows and festivals in a five-part series on its website, www.upstatelive.com. Artpark was named one of the year's "Best Large Venues."
'America's Got Talent' announces additional cities for season 9 open auditions
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:25 pm
NBC's No. 1 summer reality series "America's Got Talent" will expand its nationwide search for season-nine acts with a four-day bus tour stopping in four cities across the country, beginning in Nashville, Tenn., on Jan. 28, 2014.
Al Roker, Hoda Kotb Team up to host NBC's live coverage of 125th Rose Parade on Jan. 1
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:20 pm
Al Roker, the weather anchor for NBC's "Today," and Hoda Kotb, co-host of "Today's" fourth hour, will co-host NBC's live, high-definition coverage of the 125th Rose Parade from Pasadena, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 1 (11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT), 2014. *
NBC to air 'WWE Tribute to the Troops' Saturday, Dec. 28
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:50 pm
NBC and WWE will once again honor the U.S. Armed Forces with the annual "WWE Tribute to the Troops" holiday celebration. The one-hour television special will air Saturday, Dec. 28 (8 p.m.), on NBC.
NBC renews freshman hit 'The Blacklist' for a second season
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:20 am
NBC has ordered a full 22-episode second season of freshman smash "The Blacklist," broadcast television's No. 1 drama in the 18-49 demo, fresh off of Monday night's substantial showing and timeslot win. The series is the fall season's breakout hit in both same day and record-setting live-plus-7 viewing.
Lili Taylor, Minka Kelly are two great non-sci-fi reasons to watch 'Almost Human'
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 09:00 pm
Just what will motivate viewers to tune in each Monday at 8 p.m.? To the non-sci-fi faithful, I offer the following: Lili Taylor and Minka Kelly.
'Tis the season for holiday programming on ABC
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays, including the beloved animated special, "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving."
Ryan Tedder joins 'The Voice' as in-house producer and songwriter
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 10:50 pm
Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic has been tapped by NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" as the show's first-ever in-house producer and songwriter.
Calling all 'Psych-Os!': 'Psych The Musical' premieres Sunday, Dec. 15
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:30 pm
Two-hour special musical event features Santa Barbara's finest singing and dancing along with special guest stars ally Sheedy, Tony-winner Barry Bostwick, Anthony Rapp, Brooke Lyons and Jimmi Simpson.
Blake Shelton, Robin Williams, William Shatner, Whoopi Goldberg to guest star in 'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale'
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 06:25 pm
Superstars Blake Shelton, Reba and Trisha Yearwood will appear as guest stars in the upcoming holiday special "Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale." Others set to make an appearance include Jay Leno, Matt Lauer, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William Shatner, Danica Patrick, Heidi Klum, Ken Jeong and Jai Rodriguez.
Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel return as judges on 'America's Got Talent'
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 01:50 pm
Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel are set to return as judges to NBC's top-rated summer competition series "America's Got Talent." Nick Cannon will also return as host.
Ten groups compete for a cappella crown on fourth season of 'The Sing-Off'
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:30 pm
NBC's "The Sing-Off," hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, returns for its fourth season Monday, Dec. 9 (9-11 p.m.). Celebrity judges include Jewel, Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman.
Preview: J.J. Abrams fans will love 'Almost Human'
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 10:40 pm
Sci-fi-buddy-cop series "Almost Human" is rich in story - just like "Alias," "Lost" and "Fringe." Producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman, and stars Karl Urban and Michael Ealy talk about their new FOX series.
CBS announces new premiere date for 'Intelligence'
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 10:35 pm
CBS has announced the new premiere date for action thriller "Intelligence," which will have a special preview Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 (9-10:01 p.m.), following an original episode of "NCIS." It will premiere in its regular Monday at 10 p.m. time period Jan. 13.
'The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles' to be broadcast Sunday, Feb. 9, on CBS
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 07:00 am
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of one of the most historic moments in music and television, The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will present "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles."
Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, TLC to give special performances on 2013 American Music Awards
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:45 pm
dick clark productions has announced Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, and TLC will all perform on the 2013 American Music Awards, which will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE Sunday, Nov. 24 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
'Mary Poppins' flying into Artpark next summer
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 12:50 pm
Everyone's favorite nanny is flying into town next summer. Artpark has announced its production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" is slated for July 31- Aug. 8, 2014. Eight performances will take place in the Mainstage Theater.
Buffalo Sabres fire Reiger, Rolston; LaFontaine, Nolan return
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 11:50 am
At a press conference this morning at the First Niagara Center, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula announced general manager Darcy Reiger and coach Ron Rolston have been fired. Former Sabres star Pat LaFontaine has been brought on as president of hockey operations. He, in turn, has brought back former coach Ted Nolan to serve as interim coach.
'The Voice': One of these singers will win season 5
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 09:10 am
Predicting who will win a reality singing competition is a little like trying to figure out Google analytics. We think we know what works and what doesn't, but at the end of the day, TV audiences are as hard to predict as search engine rankings.

Still, just as we know page traffic, links and social media factor into what we see on Google, we know a few things about what singers need to do to garner votes.

Von Trapp children cast for NBC's telecast of 'The Sound of Music Live!'
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 09:50 pm
After an exhaustive nationwide search, seven talented young actors have won the coveted roles of the von Trapp children in NBC's musical production of "The Sound of Music Live!"
The wondrous world of 'Aladdin' comes to the Artpark stage next spring
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 04:20 pm
Artpark has announced "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" as its annual springtime children's theater offering. Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company will present two Mainstage Theater performances (10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) May 6, 2014.
Celebrate holiday season with 'RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians'
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 07:00 am
You better watch out, you better not cry, 'cause Santa Claus is coming ... to Mars? The stars of RiffTrax - Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for "Mystery Science Theater 3000") - are back for an all-new take on a family "classic" with "RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Interview: 'Grimm' is a joy for actress Bitsie Tulloch
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 07:00 am
A Portland cop with ancient powers battles shape-shifting wesen while trying to lead a normal life alongside his best friend (who is, basically, the Big Bad Wolf), and his longtime girlfriend (who, for many months, had boyfriend-specific amnesia).

It might be called "Grimm," but it's undeniably fun to watch.