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Pure and simple: 'The Voice' recognizes singers, voices
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 01:55 pm
INTERVIEWS: The final week of blind auditions on "The Voice" proved NBC's singing competition is no respecter of persons.
The 80s are alive: Rapids Theatre plays with Shiny Toy Guns
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 05:40 pm
If you've ever wondered what the '80s would sound like, or how it would appear, if the decade was somehow thrown into a time warp and awoken in 2013, well, this is it.
Organizers announce plans for third annual Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival President Rick A. Crogan, volunteer Becky Marchetti and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster spoke Thursday at a press conference announcing details for the third annual summer event, scheduled to take place this year from June 28-30.
'The Voice': Monique Abbadie, Warren Stone, Audrey Karrasch and Savannah Berry are week two standouts
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 04:15 pm
INTERVIEWS: While there were many chair turns in week two of NBC's "The Voice," a fearsome foursome stood out among those advancing to the "Battle Rounds."
'The Voice': Meet Judith Hill, Mark Andrew, Cáthia and Midas Whale
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 04:20 pm
INTERVIEWS: Season four of NBC's "The Voice" kicked off with some promising singers, a former "American Idol" finalist and, well, a whale.
'Psych' presents 'Clue'-themed 100th episode
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 01:10 pm
PSYCH-O's, the time has finally come. Tonight at 10 p.m., the USA Network will air the 100th episode of "Psych." The storyline pays homage to the classic '80s "whodunit" "Clue," and features cameos from Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren and Martin Mull. Additional guest stars include Curt Smith of Tears For Fears, Steve Valentine and Garrett Morris.
'Revolution': So that just happened ...
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 10:10 am
SPOILER ALERT: There was a shocking turn of events on Monday's midseason premiere of "Revolution." Find out why.
Eddie Money returns to Niagara Falls for Bear's Den concert
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 01:40 pm
PREVIEW: There are four things Eddie Money wants you to know before you seen him in concert tonight (8 p.m., Seneca Niagara Casino).
Gordon Ramsay opens 'Hell's Kitchen' for 11th season
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: You'd think chef Gordon Ramsay would've had enough by now.

In 10 seasons, most of the contestants on "Hell's Kitchen" demonstrated they couldn't make risotto or properly cook beef Wellington.

Artpark celebrates 40 years with anniversary gala June 1
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 03:00 pm
Artpark in Lewiston is kicking off its 40th anniversary season with a gala evening on Saturday, June 1. The celebration event will take place in the scenic Outdoor Amphitheater area overlooking the Niagara River gorge. The evening will be highlighted by entertainment and a gala dinner.
'Grimm': Nick, Renard set to battle
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 02:25 pm
INTERVIEWS: Nick has had enough. When "Grimm" returns with the second half of its second season (beginning tonight), he and Renard will have a good, old-fashioned brawl.
'Psych': Tim Omundson and Maggie Lawson talk season seven, clicking together from day one
Wed, Mar 6th 2013 06:35 pm
INTERVIEW: "Psych's" "B Team" is grade-A quality. Timothy Omundson (Det. Carlton Lassiter) and Maggie Lawson (Det. Juliet O'Hara) are no one's second banana.
Billy Idol, Joan Jett kick off 'Tuesday in the Park' at Artpark
Wed, Mar 6th 2013 03:15 pm
Rocker Billy Idol will ignite the summer concert season at Artpark on June 4, kicking off "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park." One week later, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts are slated to take the Outdoor Amphitheater stage. Tickets go on sale March 15.
'Biggest Loser' contestant lends a hand in Wheatfield
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 01:00 pm
Wheatfield's St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co. was bustling with activity as the community responded to help one of their own.
'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery visits with Aquarium of Niagara stars
Mon, Feb 18th 2013 10:30 am
Country music singer Scotty McCreery got up close and personal with some of the Aquarium of Niagara's biggest stars on Friday, Feb. 15. McCreery was in town for a performance at the Rapids Theater, which marked the second stop on his Weekend Road Trip tour.
Interview: Gretchen Wilson 'Here For The Party'
Fri, Feb 8th 2013 05:30 pm
With mounds of snow on the ground, it's safe to say Niagara Falls will not be a hotbed of tourism this weekend.

There will be one notable caravan coming to town, however. And its leader can't wait to visit the Cataract City.

'Touch' headed in different direction for season two
Fri, Feb 8th 2013 05:15 pm
When "Touch" returns to FOX for its second season, it will be set in a new city, with new characters and a new direction. Say goodbye to the Big Apple, the nefarious group home and the stand-alone episodes of the week. Instead, the show will boast a bigger, more action-packed, L.A.-set storyline.
Doreen Taylor sets her own path
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 09:00 am
INTERVIEW: An opera singer, a model, a showgirl and a cow-tipper.

No, it's not the start of a bad bar joke, but the resumé of an up-and-coming music star.

Doreen Taylor is all of the above - and a pioneer of country funk, to boot.

'Hard Rock Rising' gives Niagara Falls bands a chance at stardom through global competition
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:00 pm
Hard Rock International continues its commitment to emerging musicians of tomorrow with this year's "Hard Rock Rising," the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition in the world.
'Fringe': Joshua Jackson, John Noble grateful for fans, 'incredibly memorable five years'
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 04:15 pm
INTERVIEWS: While science fiction fans (myself included) have been mourning the end of "Fringe" for weeks, the attitude on set was more joyous in the final days of production.
'Continuum': Rachel Nichols 'kicks butt' like it's 2077
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 06:00 pm
INTERVIEW: It's been an interesting on-screen progression for actress Rachel Nichols.

"Continuum" debuts on the Syfy Channel.

'WWE Tribute to the Troops': John Cena talks giving back
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 01:00 pm
INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: John Cena and the WWE recently spent a weekend at the Naval Station Norfolk (Virginia). They visited with troops and families while filming "WWE Tribute to the Troops" presented by Slim Jim.
Justin Bieber to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 11:25 pm
As millions of fans celebrated the success of the "Believe" album and accompanying sold-out "Believe" world tour, global superstar Justin Bieber announced additional 2013 shows on his headlining tour of North America, which includes a stop at First Niagara Center on July 15, 2013.
'Grimm' by night, actress Claire Coffee picks football winners by day
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 09:45 am
INTERVIEW: NFL experts study hours and hours of game film, interview players and coaches, read injury reports and analyze practice sessions before picking winners each week.

Actress Claire Coffee, on the other hand, well, her method isn't quite as scientific.

Jeffrey Donovan on 'Burn Notice': 'We've never really seen how dark Michael can go'
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 05:15 pm
INTERVIEW: Betrayed (again) by the CIA, and stranded in Panama, life looked awfully bleak for Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), Sam (Bruce Campbell) and Jesse (Coby Bell) when "Burn Notice" wrapped its summer season.
Carrie Underwood comes to First Niagara Center
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 12:55 pm
Superstar Carrie Underwood will continue her critically acclaimed "Blown Away Tour" in 2013, with special guest Hunter Hayes. This includes a stop in Buffalo at First Niagara Center on March 26 (7 p.m.)
'Go On': Matthew Perry scores with new sitcom
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 09:45 pm
INTERVIEW: On "Go On," Matthew Perry's character, Ryan King, can't understand why he's sent to group therapy. He just wants to work - he doesn't want to talk about his wife's unexpected passing, and he doesn't want to share his feelings.
'The Voice' marks a new beginning for Hey Monday's Cassadee Pope
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 01:10 pm
INTERVIEW: Cassadee Pope is looking to follow in Dia's and Juliet's footsteps this season on "The Voice."
'The Simpsons': Still waiting for Bon Jovi
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:05 am
By now, you'd think everyone in Hollywood would welcome a chance to voice a character on "The Simpsons." To say the show is iconic is like saying water is wet or Homer likes doughnuts.
'The Voice': Diego Val shares his talent with hospitalized children
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: Diego Val isn't waiting for fame or fortune to share his gifts with those in need of a friend.
'The Voice': Welcome back, Dez Duron
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: "I just wanted to become the best artist that I could be," Dez said. "It was about more than just coming back on the show. It was about becoming a better artist in general, just in life getting better."
J.H. Wyman: 'Fringe' is 'highlight of my career'
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 02:25 pm
In the year 2036, "The Observers," once just obscure onlookers, have taken control of the universe. Our heroes, the FBI's fringe science team of Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) and Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), will do battle with the bald baddies over the course of the show's final episodes.
'The Voice': Will season three be the charm for country musicians?
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEWS: Liz Davis and Emily Earle talk about what it will take for a country singer to win this season of "The Voice."
'The Voice': Meet the singers you didn't see
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 05:25 pm
INTERVIEWS: Meet performers MarissaAnn and Loren Allred.
'The Voice': Meet singers Trevin Hunte, Devyn DeLoera, Gracia Harrison, MacKenzie Bourg, Joe Kirkland, DOMO and Adriana Louise
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEWS: Meet the first week's most promising singers, including Trevin Hunte, Devyn DeLoera, Gracia Harrison, MacKenzie Bourg, Joe Kirkland, DOMO and Adriana Louise.
Q-and-A: Williamsville's Jacob Artist set to debut on 'Glee'
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 09:25 am
When the new school year begins at the fictional McKinley High School, one of the new faces roaming the hallways will be familiar to Western New York audiences. Jacob Artist, a 2010 graduate of Williamsville South, has joined the cast of "Glee." He stars as Jake, the younger half-brother of the show's original bad boy, Puck.
'Switched at Birth,' star Katie Leclerc, shine light on deaf culture
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 03:00 pm
INTERVIEW: Every network star, producer and publicist says her television show is amazing. Groundbreaking. Must-see TV. In truth, only about 25 percent are worth sticking past the first commercial break.

But when Katie Leclerc says "America needs a show" like her ABC Family series, "Switched at Birth," I'm inclined to agree.

Connor Jessup: Toronto actor making a name for himself on 'Falling Skies'
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 02:10 pm
For years, we've known Toronto is the regional epicenter for entertainment. Now, a new breed of Toronto-born actors -- including Connor Jessup of "Falling Skies -- are making their mark in America.
Artpark welcomes the legendary voice of Supertramp, Roger Hodgson
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 01:25 pm
Roger Hodgson, the legendary voice of Supertramp, brings his "Breakfast in America Tour" to Artpark on Aug. 21.
for KING & COUNTRY set to rock Kingdom Bound
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 11:20 pm
One would think for KING & COUNTRY couldn't be happier to perform at this year's Kingdom Bound music festival.