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'The One with the Free Coffee': Central Perk opens in New York City to celebrate 20th anniversary of 'Friends'
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:50 pm
Something is brewing in New York this September, as Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Eight O'Clock Coffee join together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series premiere of "Friends" with a variety of unique experiences for fans and coffee lovers alike.
UB Center for the Arts announces 2014-15 20th anniversary season
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its 2014-15 performance schedule. This season marks the center's 20th anniversary and will once again offer a wide variety of programming.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 inductees
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The president of VH1, a legendary punk rocker, a guitar-picking rock critic and a bevy of horn players will be among the Class of 2014 inductees entering the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Alanis Morissette, Steve Miller Band headed to Seneca Niagara Casino
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:55 am
Three major lineup additions are slated for the Seneca Events Centers in October and November, including Alanis Morissette on Oct. 4 in Niagara Falls, Bill Engvall on Nov. 16 in Salamanca and Steve Miller Band Nov. 21 in Niagara Falls.
Echosmith confirms fall tour dates with American Authors in October, headline run in November
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
After a whirlwind summer as one of the most anticipated and highly praised acts of Vans Warped Tour, alt-pop band Echosmith has announced members will join American Authors on this fall's Honda Civic Tour, a three-week trek kicking off Oct. 1.
JCPenney sponsors Blake Shelton's 'Ten Times Crazier' tour, raises awareness and donations for USO
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
J.C. Penney Co. is sponsoring of country music star Blake Shelton's 2014 "Ten Times Crazier" tour. s part of the sponsorship, JCPenney is building on its partnership with Shelton, a "JCPenney Cares Ambassador" since 2012, to raise awareness and support for America's troops and military families through donations to the United Service Organizations (USO).
Disney Channel orders second season of 'Girl Meets World'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series "Girl Meets World." Since its June premiere, "Girl Meets World" has ranked as television's No. 1 series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. To date, it has generated 4.7 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app for mobile devices.
'World's Largest Disco' returns
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:35 pm
Conesus Fest for Charity is proud to announce the 21st anniversary of "The World's Largest Disco," presented by Univera Healthcare, to be held Saturday, Nov. 29, beginning at 9 p.m. at the Buffalo Convention Center.
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.

'The Voice Live' tour is a blast
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 01:55 am
We've all watched "The Voice" on television and rooted for its singers. But few of us have had the opportunity to experience the show live.

Realizing this, the powers that be behind America's favorite singing competition have arranged it so that "The Voice" could come to "the venue" in each fan's backyard.

Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel enlivens downtown Niagara Falls with outdoor entertainment
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The outdoor area surrounding Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls will have a high-energy vibe on weekends this summer.
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.
Artpark: Ringo All Starr Todd Rundgren Q&A
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
Sophia Smith recently had the opportunity to interview Todd Rundgren, the musical genius who will visit Artpark Tuesday as part of Ringo Starr's All Starr band concert (6:30 p.m.)
Alton Brown announces new US tour dates, including stop in Buffalo
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:15 pm
Renowned foodist and television personality Alton Brown announced the return of "Alton Brown Live! The Edible Inevitable Tour," on the heels of the successful inaugural run to 46 U.S. cities. Brown will bring his tour to the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts Sunday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.
Caleb Johnson is crowned new 'American Idol'
Thu, May 22nd 2014 10:50 am
"American Idol XIII" came to a rock-tastic close Wednesday as wild child Caleb Johnson was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Johnson, 23, from Asheville, North Carolina, emerged as America's top choice following Tuesday night's extremely close vote.
'The Voice': Josh Kaufman wins
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:00 am
Josh Kaufman was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday night, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season six.
'Dancing With The Stars': Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy take home mirrorball trophy
Wed, May 21st 2014 10:55 am
After nine weeks of competitive dancing spanning a variety of styles from the cha cha to the foxtrot to the Viennese waltz and beyond, Meryl Davis and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were crowned the "Dancing With The Stars" season 18 champions on the season finale Tuesday on the ABC Television Network.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre and Artpark
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues. Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse. And Alexander, as usual is having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Pierre just doesn't care!
Buffalo Sabres announce 2014-15 season-ticket prices
Thu, May 8th 2014 08:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the prices for season-ticket packages for the 2014-15 season. The prices for season tickets have increased by 4 percent from 2013-14, which amounts to roughly $1 to $4 more per game, depending on seat location, but will remain among the most affordable in the NHL, officials said.

"We are grateful to our fans for their incredible loyalty and patience through a challenging season," said Sabres president Ted Black. "It's important to us to balance the affordability of our tickets against the opportunity to qualify for league revenue sharing."

Accordingly, as an added benefit this year, season ticket holders can earn up to a 6.5 percent rebate, which is added to their SabreBucks card, if their account is renewed by June 23.

Disney Channel's 'Girl Meets World' set to premiere Friday, June 27
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:30 pm
The eagerly anticipated premiere date for the comedy series "Girl Meets World" from executive producer Michael Jacobs ("Boy Meets World") has been set for Friday, June 27 (9:45 p.m.), on Disney Channel.
Grammy Award winner Gwen Stefani named coach on season seven of NBC's 'The Voice'
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 pm
Internationally acclaimed solo artist and No Doubt singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani has been named a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."

Stefani and new coach Pharrell each set to perform on Monday, May 5

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' calls on kids to be heroes at their favorite state park
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Spider-Man, star of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," visited Riverbank State Park to encourage youth to "Be a Hero" at their favorite New York state park and register to volunteer Saturday, May 3, for "I Love My Park Day."
Aretha Franklin, Heart, Styx, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles: Artpark reveals final outdoor acts
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark announced the final performers in the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series 2014 season lineups Monday morning. The list includes:
'The Voice' Live Tour part of Seneca Casinos 'Summer Rush' lineup
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 12:05 pm
Joining the all-star "Summer Rush 2014" lineup at Seneca Casinos is "The Voice" Live Tour on Friday, July 11. The concert features singers from this season, as well as winners and finalists from previous seasons.
Goo Goo Dolls live EP 'Warner Sound Sessions' out now
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls have released a live EP, "Warner Sound Sessions­," available digitally via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series "The Live Room" at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features four tracks from the band's highly acclaimed new album "Magnetic," as well as the classic hit "Slide."
Train making a stop at Fallsview Casino this summer
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:10 pm
It all started with two guys and one guitar in 1994. Two decades later, Train is a highly successful pop-rock act thanks to the breakout album "Drops of Jupiter" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." The Grammy Award-winning act will perform live for two nights in July at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Artpark welcomes Blue Rodeo, 54-40, Ziggy Marley, Megadeth to Lewiston
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark & Company announced another batch of bands Monday in the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. Tickets for these events will go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Acts include:

Buffalo Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek's jersey next season
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony during the 2014-15 season. Hasek, who was the fifth and final Sabres player to wear No. 39, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters.
Summer's No. 1 reality series, 'America's Got Talent,' brings judges' auditions to New York and LA
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:55 pm
NBC's "America's Got Talent," ranked the no. 1 summer reality series, continues season nine with the judges' auditions in New York and Los Angeles in front of a live audience and hosted by Nick Cannon.
Artpark confirms Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band as part of 'Tuesday in the Park' lineup
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 04:05 pm
Artpark & Company is set to welcome Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band to the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 24 in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The All Starr Band will feature Toto's Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, original Santana singer Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Tickets go on sale Friday.
NBC's 'The Voice' names Chris Martin as key adviser for current season's 'The Battles: Round Two'
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 11:35 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series "The Voice" has confirmed Coldplay frontman Chris Martin as the key adviser for the current season. As part of a new format change, Martin will serve as a mentor for the artists on each of the four teams, a "Voice" first.
'The Voice': Ria Eaton is a rags-to-riches story
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 12:50 pm
INTERVIEW: "The Voice" is a life-changing opportunity for singer Ria Eaton. To put it bluntly, her appearance on the hit NBC reality series was like winning the lottery - a one-in-a-million shot to be plucked from obscurity, and to work with musicians she'd never be able to work with on her own.
The Band Perry featured in 'Country: Portraits of an American Sound' exhibit at Annenberg Space for Photography
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 08:50 pm
2014 ACM Award-nominees The Band Perry was recently announced as featured in the Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition "Country: Portraits of an American Sound."
Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry hit the road for summer amphitheater and arena tour
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:00 pm
Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated bands Goo Goo Dolls and Daughtry will hit the road in June for an extensive summer amphitheater and arena tour. Also on the bill, performing an acoustic set, are Plain White T's.
Artpark's first announced acts are OMG-worthy
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 02:00 pm
Across Facebook, Artpark patrons are frantically searching for an emoticon to represent a jaw dropping to the floor.
Dominik Hasek named to Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 02:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame selection committee today announced the induction of Dominik Hasek into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, will be officially inducted as the 42nd member of the Sabres Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 29, prior to the team's home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at First Niagara Center.

Hasek, who was originally acquired by the Sabres from the Chicago Blackhawks on Aug. 7, 1992, remains one of the most decorated goaltenders in team and league history.

Artpark and Funtime Presents welcome Sarah McLachlan to Lewiston
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 09:00 am
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform Monday, July 14, at 8 p.m. inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston.
Bills and Giants to kick off preseason in 2014 NFL/Hall of Fame Game on NBC
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The game will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, one day after the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is formally enshrined.
Meet Hera, the pilot from 'Star Wars Rebels'
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
Hera is the heart of the Ghost crew from "Star Wars Rebels." The Twi'lek is an ace pilot, able fighter, and is revealed to fans in this behind-the-scenes video featuring creator interviews, character sketches and animation previews.
 


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