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Interview: 'Lovesick' musical prodigy Jacob Whitesides visits Darien Lake
Tue, May 24th 2016 02:05 pm
Jacob Whitesides is not just a talented vocalist, YouTube star and teen heartthrob. At the ripe, old age of 18, he's also heading his own touring, merchandise and record label, Double U Records, and keynoting global business conferences.
Niagara University commencement: Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk embody, share NU's core values
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
"Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida have successfully used their platform as world-renowned musicians as a means for advocating for the poor and marginalized."
3 Doors Down double down on Fallsview gig
Wed, May 11th 2016 08:35 pm
Brad Arnold doesn't take success for granted.
In the end, Emmett, Levine and Moore Triumph
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 05:05 pm
They were a "Rock-n-Roll Machine" known for their annual stops at Kleinhans and later the Buffalo Aud. The Canadian power trio Triumph, featuring Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore, defined the arena rock era with a powerful stage show complete with lasers and a healthy dose of pyrotechnics.
Actors turned singers: Kiefer Sutherland, Johnny Depp among those performing locally this summer
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 11:00 am
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, "24" star Kiefer Sutherland said he rolls his eyes when he hears of actors turning into singers. But that didn't stop him from adding his name to that list.
'The Voice': Meet Caity Peters, Pharrell's 'secret weapon'
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 05:15 pm
21-year-old Caity Peters, a self-described "black sheep of the family," is turning into a dark horse on season 10 of NBC's hit series "The Voice."
Christina Grimmie talks 'Side A,' Rachel Platten tour and (score!) new songs
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 06:00 pm
Somewhere in Arkansas, Christina Grimmie is eating chocolate chip waffles and analyzing her first few tour stops with "Fight Song"-stress Rachel Platten. When asked how the road trip has gone in its early stages, Grimmie offers an unexpected answer.
'Frozen falls' climber Will Gadd returns to Niagara
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 02:50 pm
Nearly 13 months after he successfully climbed a frozen Niagara Falls, internationally renowned climber Will Gadd returned Thursday to find somewhat different conditions.
Nils Lofgren reflects on career with new material, tours Buffalo with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Sun, Feb 21st 2016 02:50 pm
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform Thursday at Buffalo's First Niagara Center.
'The Sing-Off' winners Home Free bring 'fun for the whole family' to Buffalo
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 06:40 pm
Upon landing on season four of NBC's "The Sing-Off," a cappella/country act Home Free didn't want to be another "so and so," or just a fond memory. Rather, Austin Brown (high tenor), Tim Foust (bass), Rob Lundquist (tenor), Adam Rupp (vocal percussion/beat boxer) and Chris Rupp (baritone) set out to create a sustainable career.
Interview: 'Supergirl' star David Harewood 'excited' to play Martian Manhunter J'onn J'onzz
Sun, Jan 24th 2016 08:30 pm
Once again, it's up to a stylish Brit to save the world. This time, however, it isn't Daniel Craig's James Bond fighting off Spectre, but rather David Harewood's J'onn J'onzz shielding the populace from White Martians.
'The Only Pirate at the Party': Lindsey Stirling inspires others to be different with first book
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 02:00 pm
Lindsey Stirling talks about her first book, "The Only Pirate at the Party," in a new interview with NFP.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2015
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 03:35 pm
My 10 favorite celebrity interviews of 2015. Starring: Alan Ruck, Ed Roland, Jeff Martin, Amanda Schull, Peter Cetera, Lindsey Stirling, "Morning Sun" cast, Garth Brooks, TobyMac and Chris Cornell.
'The Voice': Amy Vachal more passionate than ever about music career
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 03:30 pm
Amy Vachal has a different outlook.
'Morning Sun' mom Joanna Bayless gladly shares feature debut with Lewiston
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 10:20 am
Joanna Bayless has been a successfully employed actor for more than three decades. Her work on stage has inspired and drawn praise from critics - and her co-stars.
'Morning Sun' actors Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi loving Lewiston, digging film experience
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Director Tony Glazer and "Morning Sun" producer Summer Crockett Moore weren't the only crew members to fall in love with Lewiston. Three of the film's stars - Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi - each said Lewiston is, indeed, a special destination.
Lance Henriksen talks 'Morning Sun,' working in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 07:15 pm
Iconic film actor Lance Henriksen has appeared in more than 200 films, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Pumpkinhead," "Hard Target" and "Scream III." He also starred in the critically acclaimed FOX series "Millennium," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Interview: Peter Cetera brings hits to Fallsview Casino
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 01:25 pm
Peter Cetera loves his band. ... No, not that one.
'Morning Sun' rising in Village of Lewiston; watch video of film announcement
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 02:55 pm
A major motion picture will be filmed this month in Lewiston.
Q&A: For TobyMac, new album, tour 'Not a Test'
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 05:10 pm
It's not often you hear a Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping artist say, "I can't do this alone" But that's the message TobyMac is delivering on his latest album, "This Is Not a Test."
Atlas Genius gladly brings imperfection to new album
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 pm
Atlas Genius was inspired by Tom Petty, The Police and Tears For Fears in making "Inanimate Objects."
Interview: Stripped-down, re-energized Chris Cornell performs Oct. 11 at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:15 pm
For Chris Cornell, frontman of iconic bands Soundgarden and Audioslave - the man whom Rolling Stone once called "grunge king" - touring solo means satisfying both sides of his personality and musicality.
'Dancing with the Stars': Sharna Burgess previews new season, talks ballroom
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 08:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" was designed to shine a spotlight on celebrities - for better or worse - trying their hand at ballroom dancing. But pro Sharna Burgess said the hit ABC series has done much more than that since debuting a decade ago.
Collective Soul: Ed Roland builds a better band
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 09:15 am
The first 20-something years of Collective Soul produced more than a dozen top 10 songs, nearly two-dozen videos, regular national television appearances, millions of records sold, and songs that hold a firm place in the hearts of all who attended high school in the '90s (not to mention multiple spots on their portable playlists).
Interview: Tedeschi Trucks Band brings 'amazing players' to Artpark
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 09:15 am
Five buses, two trucks and some of the world's top guitar players will roll into Lewiston Tuesday when the "Wheels of Soul" tour hits Artpark.
Alan Ruck talks 'Major Crimes,' 'Ferris Bueller'
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 07:55 pm
Alan Ruck will guest star on Monday's "Major Crimes." His character is ingratiating, obstructive, unpleasant - the complete opposite of the roles Ruck booked when he first appeared on film.
Interview: Rend Collective brings celebration songs to Kingdom Bound
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:55 pm
Indefinable Irish outfit Rend Collective makes music for the masses (and makes no bones about its intention).
Interview: Starset brings rock music future to WNY
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 05:25 pm
So, what do we know about Starset? Well, the band has a message. We just aren't clear what it is yet.
Jeff Martin talks better-than-ever Tea Party
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 09:45 am
Jeff Martin is smart. He's successful. He has great hair. He's a guitar virtuoso with an unmistakable voice.
Fans flock to Niagara Falls Comic Con
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 08:00 am
Tens of thousands of sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, comic book and wrestling fans are descending upon the Scotiabank Convention Center in Ontario this weekend for the fifth annual Niagara Falls Comic Con. More than 200,000 square feet has been filled with rows of merchandise, props, movie and television replicas.
Electrifying EDM violinist Lindsey Stirling brings one-of-a-kind show to Artpark
Wed, May 27th 2015 06:40 pm
There is no human being who does what Lindsey Stirling does, combining classical, romantic violin with earthy folk images, foot-stomping electronic dance music and good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll.
Interview: Colton Dixon's time is now
Sat, May 2nd 2015 11:55 pm
While Colton Dixon's Twitter followers have landed him an ice cream, he'd rather they gain a relationship with the one he follows.
Bella Strings founder, frontwoman Nina DiGregorio returns home for show at Riviera Theater
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:50 pm
Nina DiGregorio is bringing her dream, and her troupe, Bella Electric Strings, back to Western New York for a single performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
'The Voice': Meet the singers who could win it all
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 01:45 pm
While Sawyer Fredericks is the popular choice to win "The Voice" among reality TV pundits, it will be up to America to decide this season's champion.
Interview: Garth Brooks picks Buffalo
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 07:30 pm
Garth Brooks handpicked Buffalo for his first tour in more than a decade.
'The Voice': Meet Sawyer Fredericks
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 01:00 pm
Fans of "The Voice" met Sawyer Fredericks Monday. The 15-year-old Fultonville singer closed the season eight premiere with a cover of the American folk song "I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow." His four-chair-turn performance was previewed on "Today" and online.
'The Voice': Adam Levine finally fields a team
Sun, Mar 1st 2015 12:30 pm
NBC's hit singing competition "The Voice" began with a running joke wherein no performers selected coach Adam Levine in season eight's first three hours. Of course, Adam has won "The Voice" twice. He had three of last season's final four competitors and he typically nets the most four-chair-turn artists. He's obviously qualified.
Foreigner to heat up Seneca Niagara Casino Saturday
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 04:55 pm
Foreigner gets, well, hot blooded, when thinking of the music fans in Western New York.
Interview: Megan Boone is key to 'Blacklist' bliss
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:45 pm
So what else do "Alias" and "The Blacklist" have in common? A magnetic main character played by an equally compelling actress.
TV stars working in Toronto offer high praise for city, crews, attractions
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 04:05 pm
What do "Suits," "Beauty and the Beast," "Orphan Black" and "Defiance" have in common?