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CITI, Katy Perry team in celebration of new album release 'PRISM'
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 05:15 pm
Citi has announced the launch of an extensive collaboration with Katy Perry in conjunction with the release of her third studio album, "PRISM," due out on Capitol Records Oct. 22. Citi will partner with Perry on a special event on Oct. 23, "Katy Perry's: We Can Survive" at the famed Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
Stacy Clark continues rise to stardom with new EP, 'Days Into Nights'
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 04:35 pm
The feeling of a red carpet beneath the feet of a Grand Islander is simply as foreign as the feeling of the lunar surface. To put it bluntly, the limelight does not shine on the Island; it would rather shine on the international music centers of the nation - like Nashville or Los Angeles - to find the next big music star.
Eastman students offer free preview of Carnegie recital at Kleinhans to celebrate BPO season
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:15 pm
Eastman School of Music doctoral candidate and pianist Cahill Smith will make a stop at Kleinhans on the road to his Carnegie Hall debut.
Live and let Dayo
Tue, Sep 17th 2013 09:20 pm
It's debatable how well we journalists actually know the actors and actresses we interview. But to me, Dayo Okeniyi seems like a nice guy. He appears to be intelligent and a hard worker. He loves his mother and he's trying to be an inspiration for those in his home country of Nigeria.

And yet, for some strange reason, I keep watching Dayo die on screen.

Miss America 2014 crowned in Atlantic City
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 04:00 pm
Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, was crowned Miss America 2014 Sunday from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The final night of the 2014 Miss America Competition was broadcast live on ABC.
'Sleepy Hollow' is a blast from the past - literally
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 10:00 am
In "Sleepy Hollow," super-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have taken the legendary Ichabod Crane and his nemesis, the Headless Horseman, and brought them across two-and-a-half centuries of time.
'The Voice': Cher, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Miguel named advisers
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 01:20 pm
NBC's "The Voice" coaches have chosen multi-platinum singer-songwriters as their respective advisers for the upcoming fifth season. Cher is set to work alongside coach Blake Shelton, Ed Sheeran will join forces with coach Christina Aguilera, Ryan Tedder will work with coach Adam Levine, and Miguel will team with coach CeeLo Green.
Interview: Music is the mission for The Band Perry
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 12:15 pm
They are nomads and they are trailblazers.

They are explorers and they are pioneers.

They are The Band Perry, and their mission is clear.

'RiffTrax Live: Night of the Living Dead' brings original zombie classic to cinemas in time for Halloween
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 02:35 pm
This fall, the stars of RiffTrax - Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (best known for the groundbreaking "Mystery Science Theater 3000") - are back for a hilarious, never-before-seen take on the George Romero zombie movie "Night of the Living Dead."
'American Idol XIII' officially welcomes Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban to judges table
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 01:00 pm
"Idol" veteran Randy Jackson returns as in-house mentor; Ryan Seacrest continues reign as host.
Tickets on sale now for 20th anniversary of The World's Largest Disco
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Conesus Fest for Charity has announced the 20th anniversary of The World's Largest Disco, presented by Univera Healthcare, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Buffalo Convention Center. The event runs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., and features a mammoth, 64,000-square-foot dance floor, a concert-size sound/light show and surprise appearances from celebrities from the era.
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.
'Resident Evil' completes terrifying lineup for Universal Orlando's 'Halloween Horror Nights 23'
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 04:10 pm
This fall, Universal Orlando Resort will transform reality into a surreal fight for survival, as the critically acclaimed survival horror video game series "Resident Evil" becomes a haunted house at "Halloween Horror Nights 23."
NBC Sports Group surrounds week 1 of 2013 NFL season with 'NFL Kickoff 2013' and 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 02:40 pm
NBC Sports Group will surround the 2013 NFL season, which kicks off one week from today on NBC, with multi-platform coverage across its unprecedented portfolio of assets. NFL coverage will include live game presentation on NBC with "Sunday Night Football," the No. 1 show in primetime TV.
'Doreen Taylor Live: A Buffalo Homecoming Benefit' at Asbury Hall
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 12:10 am
Whether your musical palette drives you toward soothing vocals, engaging and upbeat showmanship or homegrown country roots, there's a strong and mighty fusion of all three in "Doreen Taylor Live: A Buffalo Homecoming Benefit."
13 NFL players star in Carrie Underwood's 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night' on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
Thirteen NFL players will join six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood for her performance of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football," on NBC.
Stephen Moyer cast in NBC's live holiday production of 'The Sound of Music'
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 07:00 am
Acclaimed British actor Stephen Moyer has been added to the cast of NBC's Dec. 5 live holiday production of "The Sound of Music."
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.
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.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood return to host CMA Awards
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the sixth consecutive time in 2013. With them at the helm, the 47th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
'Top Chef' goes marching in ... to New Orleans on Wednesday, Oct. 2
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" is back and heads to New Orleans for season 11 on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 10 p.m. This season kicks off with a new pre-premiere digital video series, "Padma's Picks," sponsored by Cigna and available on BravoTV.com.
Katharine McPhee to perform benefit concert for Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Katharine McPhee will perform Sunday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo.
Audience vote names Damaris Phillips winner of 'Food Network Star'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
The ninth season of long-running hit series "Food Network Star" concluded Sunday night with a viewer vote crowning Damaris Phillips of Louisville the winner of the series grand prize: her own show on Food Network.
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.

Winners of Teen Choice 2013 announced
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
The following were honored at Teen Choice 2013, which aired live on FOX from the Gibson Amphitheatre. This year, teens logged on to teenchoiceawards.com and cast more than 150 million votes in support of their favorite celebrities from film, television, music, sports and fashion.
Katie Ohh crowned first champion of 'The Winner Is'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
Katie Ohh has been named the champion for the inaugural season of NBC's singing-competition series "The Winner Is," taking home a grand prize of $1 million.
Rick Jeanneret signs three-year contract to remain on Buffalo Sabres broadcast
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 11:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced Rick Jeanneret, hockey's longest-tenured broadcaster, has signed a new, three-year contract with the team to remain its primary play-by-play voice. The Sabres Hall-of-Famer will call an increasingly reduced number of games during the next three seasons before stepping away from the microphone for good.
'America's Got Talent' judges defend reality TV competitions
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 11:35 am
At the recent Television Critics Association summer press tour, the coaches on "The Voice" took flak that their show has yet to produce a top star in the music industry.
Ryan Seacrest named host and exec producer of NBC's 'Million Second Quiz'
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 10:25 am
Emmy Award-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest has been tapped as host of NBC's unique, fast-paced live interactive game show "The Million Second Quiz." The announcement was made by Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of alternative and late night programming.
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.
Connor Jessup excited for fans, third season of 'Falling Skies'
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 05:25 pm
The average 19-year-old spends his summer hanging out with friends, working a menial job and preparing to return to college.

Connor Jessup? He spent his summer traveling through parts of Europe and Japan before participating in a Comic-Con panel discussion on "Falling Skies," and preparing to return to Vancouver to shoot season three of his hit TNT sci-fi series.

Country music superstar Keith Urban returns to 'American Idol' judges' table
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 04:15 pm
Keith Urban, a four-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 15 million albums, will return to "American Idol" as a judge.
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.

Darren Criss and Lucy Hale to co-host Teen Choice 2013
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 12:40 pm
Musician, actor and 2011 Teen Choice Breakout Star Darren Criss and singer, actress and three-time Teen Choice winner Lucy Hale are set to co-host Teen Choice 2013, airing live Sunday, Aug. 11 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
'Star Wars Celebration Europe 2013': 'Star Wars Rebels' logo, art and details revealed
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 02:20 pm
"Star Wars Rebels" Executive Producer Dave Filoni pulled back the curtain on Lucasfilm's highly anticipated animated series for "Star Wars Celebration Europe" attendees.
Exclusive midnight showing of Syfy's 'Sharknado' gives fans big screen experience for one night only
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 09:35 pm
Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's ... a shark! A super-sized storm sucks sharks from the ocean and hurls them onto land in the Syfy cult classic "Sharknado," presented for one night in select movie theaters for a special midnight showing by NCM Fathom Events and The Asylum on Friday, Aug. 2 (starting at 12:05 a.m. local time).
Buffalo hosts WWE Battleground PPV
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:25 pm
WWE pay-per-view is returning to First Niagara Center for the first time in two years with a brand new landmark event. "WWE Battleground" will happen live in Buffalo on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m.

NBC to air 'WrestleMania 29: The World Television Premiere' on Aug. 3