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Rachel Frederickson loses 155 lbs. to become 'The Biggest Loser'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:30 pm
Rachel Frederickson, a 24-year-old voice-over artist from Los Angeles, became "The Biggest Loser" and won $250,000 in Tuesday night's live season 15 finale on NBC. Frederickson started the show weighing 260 pounds and lost 155 pounds. She weighed in at finale at 105 pounds and lost 59.62 percent of her body weight.
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.
Bravo picks up 'Top Chef' season 12, kicks off nationwide casting calls
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
If you think you can stand the heat, sign-up to get in the kitchen! Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" will be returning for a 12th season this fall. Open casting calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting Tuesday, Feb. 18.
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.
Meet Chopper, the newest droid in the 'Star Wars' universe
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
In "Star Wars," droids are always eager to help out their human masters, drop whatever it is they're doing when called upon, and sometimes even sacrifice themselves to save others. Right?
Universal Orlando Resort reveals details for 'Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley'
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:25 pm
Never before has a theme park created a guest experience like this: You climb aboard the Hogwarts Express in Hogsmeade, and moments later arrive at King's Cross Station - where the wonders of London and Diagon Alley unfold before you. And it is all real.
Goo Goo Dolls to perform at Bear's Den inside Seneca Niagara Casino
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:25 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in April for a spring acoustic tour, called The Otis Midnight Sessions. The shows will be performed in a "Story Tellers" format that enables the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band to dig deep into an extensive song catalog spanning its nearly 30-year history.
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.
'12 Years a Slave' named Best Picture at 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 10:10 am
The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced the winners for the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards Thursday, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. "Gravity" set a new awards record with seven wins.
86th Oscars: Academy Award nominations announced
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 11:55 am
And the nominees are ...
Oscars to celebrate movie heroes
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 07:55 pm
The 86th Academy Awards will be a celebration of movie heroes, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced. Offering their first preview of the upcoming Oscar broadcast, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, the producers said the show will honor big-screen real-life heroes, super heroes, popular heroes and animated heroes, both past and present, as well as the bold filmmakers who bring them to life.
Jack Bauer is back: '24: Live Another Day' debuts May 5
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 02:00 pm
FOX is announcing premiere dates for event series "24: Live Another Day," and new series "Surviving Jack" and "Gang Related."
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.
Music and poetry abound at 'Lewiston Arts Cafe''
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will partner to launch a new regional poetry and music event in Niagara County. The "Lewiston Arts Café" will feature some of the finest poets and musicians in Western New York performing in a 1960s coffee house style setting.
The Band Perry to kick off North American leg of 'We Are Pioneers World Tour'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:50 am
After a short holiday break, one of the hardest working groups in music today, The Band Perry, will pick up where they left off at the end of 2013. Days into the new year, the award-winning sibling trio will kick off the North American leg of their first headlining tour - "We Are Pioneers World Tour."
Documentary looks into Robert Redford's 'The Natural,' which celebrates its 30th anniversary
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 12:05 pm
Producer and director Bill Cowell has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to fund post-production efforts for his documentary, "The Natural: The Best There Ever Was." The film, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the beloved baseball movie "The Natural," features exclusive interviews.
The Eurythmics' Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart to reunite on 'The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles'
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 11:50 am
The first performances for "The Night that Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles" were announced, including four-time Grammy Award winner Annie Lennox and Grammy Award winner Dave Stewart, who will reunite as the Eurythmics for one night only.

The primetime entertainment special, presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS, will celebrate the remarkable legacy of the seven-time Grammy-winning Beatles and their groundbreaking first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

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, Artpark was named one of the year's "Best Large Venues."
Home Free named champs in NBC's 'The Sing-Off'
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 07:00 am
Home Free were declared the season four winners of NBC's a-capella musical competition series "The Sing-Off."
Interview: Seneca Niagara Casino concert a homecoming for talented Vanessa Williams
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
Vanessa Williams will perform hit songs "Dreamin," "Colors of the Wind," and, of course, "Save the Best for Last" Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.
Alex & Sierra win 'The X Factor'
Fri, Dec 20th 2013 08:30 pm
The third season of "The X Factor" came to an exciting conclusion as Alex & Sierra, one of Simon Cowell's Groups, was crowned the winner during a special live two-hour season finale on FOX.
Tessanne Chin named season five champion on 'The Voice'
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 11:25 am
Tessanne Chin was crowned as the season-five champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" on Tuesday.
NBC greenlights 'The Bible' follow-up 'A.D.'
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 03:45 pm
NBC has greenlit the 12-hour miniseries "A.D.," a follow-up to the miniseries "The Bible" that aired on History earlier this year from creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.

The project will be produced by LightWorkers Media with Burnett, Downey and Richard Bedser serving as executive producers.

"A.D." will most likely air in spring 2015.

'The Sing-Off Live Tour' visits at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 04:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, and Funtime present "The Sing-Off Live Tour" on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Seneca Niagara Casino celebrates grand opening of major sections of $26 million transformation
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:20 pm
An unmatched casino entertainment experience awaits visitors to the area's premier gaming and entertainment resort, as officials from Seneca Gaming Corp. took the wraps off large glittering sections of completed upgrades to the main gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. The upgrades are part of a $26 million transformation announced by the corporation earlier this year.
NBC Olympics teams with 'The Voice' on promotional campaign featuring Danielle Bradbery
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 05:45 pm
NBC Olympics has partnered with the Emmy Award-winning program "The Voice" to create a joint promotional campaign featuring season four winner Danielle Bradbery.
Artpark to welcome The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 04:55 pm
Artpark has announced The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra are set to perform at the Mainstage Theater in the summer of 2014.
'So You Think You Can Dance' season 11 auditions start Jan. 13
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:20 pm
The 11th season of "So You Think You Can Dance" is about to get underway, as the show heads out on its audition trail to Atlanta, New Orleans and Los Angeles.
'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."
Eight celebrities battle it out on new season of 'Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off'
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return to mentor and coach celebrities Judy Gold, Florence Henderson, Penn Jillette, Chris Kattan, Jake Pavelka, Tiffany, Vanilla Ice and Herschel Walker.
'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."
'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.
Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler crowned Miss Universe 2013
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 11:45 pm
In an evening full of emotions and glamour, Gabriela Isler from Venezuela was crowned Miss Universe 2013 at the beauty competition held at Moscow's Crocus City Hall. Airing Saturday on NBC and Telemundo, viewers witnessed the moment when Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the prestigious event.
Disney's Marvel and Netflix join forces to bring Daredevil and 'The Defenders' to Internet TV
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:10 pm
The Walt Disney Co. and Netflix Inc. have announced an unprecedented deal for Marvel TV to bring multiple original series of live-action adventures of four of Marvel's most popular characters exclusively to the world's leading Internet TV network beginning in 2015. This pioneering agreement calls for Marvel to develop four serialized programs leading to a miniseries programming event on Netflix.
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.
Nominees announced for fourth annual American Country Awards on FOX
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 03:10 pm
Nominations have been announced for the fourth annual American Country Awards, hosted by multi-Platinum recording artist Trace Adkins and NASCAR superstar Danica Patrick. The special will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8 p.m.), on FOX.