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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).
Video, photos, interview: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Artpark in Lewiston
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 06:35 pm
Several thousand weathered the storm Aug. 4 as the "Wheels of Soul" tour rolled into Artpark for a "Tuesday in the Park" performance. They were rewarded with more than three hours of foot-stomping, hand-clapping, head-throwing soul and rock anthems courtesy of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Doyle Bramhall II and headline act Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Higgins, Army Corps of Engineers detail $2.179 million dredging project underway in Black Rock Channel
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander Lt. Col. Karl Jansen to announce a $2.179 million dredging project in the Black Rock Channel.
Last two witches fly into 'The Wiz Live!'
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 05:50 pm
Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Amber Riley have joined the all-star cast of NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec 3.
'America's Got Talent' reveals top 36 acts chosen to perform live at Radio City Music Hall
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 05:50 pm
America, get ready to vote! NBC's top-rated summer series "America's Got Talent" has selected the top 36 acts to vie for the coveted $1 million grand prize beginning Tuesday, Aug. 11 (8-10 p.m. ET).
With new songs in hand, 3 Doors Down is looking forward to a hot summer concert in WNY
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 05:20 pm
Perhaps no one is more excited about a warm, sticky Western New York August than 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold.
BBB reminder: Be smart when shopping for back-to-school items
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 03:35 pm
It seems back to school season is starting earlier this year. Retailers in upstate New York are already displaying pens, pencils, electronics and backpacks. The Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York wants to remind those shopping for back to school to be savvy during this, the second busiest shopping time of year.
Lewiston Art Festival returns with new artists, attractions and prizes
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 02:50 pm
Lewiston's reputation as a thriving arts community and cultural epicenter is due in no small part to the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
The Band Perry 'Live Forever': Grammy-winning sibling trio to release new single Aug. 14
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry will release their roaring new anthem "Live Forever" on Friday, Aug. 14. The track, produced by RedOne and Dann Huff, is the first taste of new music from The Band Perry's forthcoming album, due for release later this fall by Big Machine Label Group.
Old Fort Niagara to honor volunteer lighthouse keeper on National Lighthouse Day
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara will honor Terry Yonker, a devoted volunteer, lighthouse keeper and naturalist who passed away in April, with a reception and plaque dedication at 11 a.m. Friday at the Old Fort Niagara lighthouse. Friends and supporters are invited to attend the reception, where fort staff will recognize his contributions.
Animated short-form series 'Descendants Wicked World,' set in fantastical world of Auradon and Isle of the Lost, to premiere Sept. 18 on Disney Channel
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
"Descendants Wicked World," an animated short-form series set in the Auradon and Isle of the Lost worlds of Disney's hit movie "Descendants," is set to premiere Friday, Sept. 18 on Disney Channel and its digital platforms, including WATCH Disney Channel. The series will introduce new characters.
National Fuel reminds customers: 'Call Before You Dig'
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
In recognition of National 811 Day on Aug. 11, National Fuel reminds homeowners and professional contractors to "Call Before You Dig."
Life-size games, free performance and comic book artistry coming to Kenan Center
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
Take note, parents looking for some fun daytime activities for children: From Tuesday, Aug. 11, through Friday, Aug. 14 (weather permitting), the Kenan Center will offer life-size game boards on the grounds of 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Niagara University's academics, sustainability again praised by The Princeton Review
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
Niagara University is again among the best institutions in the Northeast in terms of both academics and sustainability, according to results released Monday by The Princeton Review.
Higgins presents Congressional Gold Medal to family of Alfred Corbran
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:25 pm
During a special ceremony at Ironworkers Local No. 6, Congressman Brian Higgins and leaders from the Civil Air Patrol presented the family of Alfred Corbran with the Congressional Gold Medal.
Back to football: Steelers-Vikings kick off preseason in NFL Hall of Fame Game on NBC
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 12:20 pm
NBC Sports kicks off the NFL's 2015 preseason schedule with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game this Sunday, Aug. 9 (8 p.m. ET), on NBC, as two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers face 2014 All-Rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota Vikings.
McNall: Auction off 50 Main Street
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, said the county should move aggressively to return a downtown building, purchased by county government as part of a three-building sale in April, to the tax rolls and productive use.
Limited edition 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' lunchbox offered to Fan Expo Canada VIP and premium ticket holders
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:10 pm
The force will be strong at this year's Fan Expo Canada as it takes part in the global "Force Friday" celebrations. Friday, Sept. 4, dubbed "Force Friday," is the official release date of merchandise from the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Lewiston: Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings genuine CCR sound to Artpark
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:05 pm
What began as a small gathering of friends at Lake Tahoe soon turned into a few private shows ... a few concert dates ... a steady gig ... and, now, 21 years later, it's a full-fledged national headline act.
Newcomer Shanice Williams cast as Dorothy in NBC's holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!'
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:00 pm
Rising star Shanice Williams, an 18-year-old New Jersey native who has been raised and trained in musical theater, is the new Dorothy in NBC's upcoming holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected Academy president
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:55 pm
Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night by the organization's board of governors.
David Alan Grier gives paws to Cowardly Lion in NBC's 'The Wiz Live!'
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:55 pm
Tony Award nominee and multitalented actor and singer David Alan Grier is joining NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3.
Niagara-Orleans Regional Alliance announces telecommunications vendors to deliver rural broadband network
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:40 pm
The legislatures of Niagara and Orleans counties have formally approved a memorandum of understanding with vendors to develop a rural broadband network with the goal of making high-speed Internet access available in every household.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host 49th Annual CMA Awards live from Nashville
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
Country music superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the eighth consecutive year in 2015. The 49th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Community celebrates service of WWII veterans Claire Smith and Frank Parlato
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
During the Wingate Wallace "National Night Out" block party Tuesday, community leaders and residents took time to recognize the military service of two of their neighbors who served during World War II: Private First Class Frank W. Parlato, who served in the United States Army, and Claire Ruth Swanson Smith, who served in the United States Navy WAVES program during the war.
Unyts: Community hospitals working together to save lives
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 03:55 pm
Vacations, traveling and holidays have historically resulted in summer being a slow time of year for blood donations, but the need is still great at local hospitals.
Memorial to expand primary care services, open new medical office on Military Road
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has set Monday, Aug. 10, for the opening of Lewiston Primary Care, its sixth family medicine site serving Niagara and northern Erie counties.
ABC: Kristen Bell to host 'It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown' special airing Nov. 30
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 04:20 pm
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved "Peanuts" animated tale, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Kristen Bell will host a special holiday retrospective, "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown," Monday, Nov. 30 (9 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
North Tonawanda: Pappas announces 2015 Thunder on the Niagara event at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 04:20 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced at a press conference Tuesday that Snyder Industries will present the Thunder on the Niagara boat-racing event, which celebrates its 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park this summer.
Yancey's Fancy becomes first brand to simultaneously partner with every Pegula-owned sports team
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:05 am
The Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, Buffalo Bandits and HARBORCENTER have announced they collectively reached an agreement with Yancey's Fancy, New York's Artisan Cheese. Yancey's Fancy becomes the first company to simultaneously partner with every sports team property under the Pegula Sports and Entertainment umbrella.
Marissa Milele, Asaf Goren next stage and street finalists eliminated on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
On Monday, Team Stage finalist Marissa Milele and Team Street finalist Asaf Goren were eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance."
St. Paul's Lutheran Church hosts annual garage sale for Haitian missions
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
Later this month, St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host its annual garage sale to benefit missions in Haiti.
Al Green, Ingrid Michaelson and more team up for 'Ten Bands One Cause'
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
More than a year ago, RED Distribution teamed up with some of its premiere label partners and artists to create and launch "Ten Bands One Cause," a program that involved the creation of limited pink vinyl for 10 different releases.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Past President Les Myers recognized
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 09:20 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 President Matt Grainge, left, recently presented Les Myers with a plague of recognition for his five years served as president and dedication to the new hall project. Myers also served as past fire chief and was a member for 41 years.
Niagara Catholic welcomes two new employees
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 05:20 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has added two new staff members to the family.
Clean power plan finalized
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 05:15 pm
President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy announced EPA's release of the final version of the Clean Power Plan Monday, establishing the first U.S. limits on carbon pollution.
Buffalo Philharmonic concert tickets on sale Aug. 8
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 04:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 8, marks the first opportunity for non-subscribers to obtain tickets to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 season, with performances by Lang Lang and Celtic Woman, a "Holiday Pops" show with the debut of Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, and tributes to Journey and to the music of the "Mad Men" era.
Hospice Pharm.D. earns certified pain educator status
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Niagara Hospice Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services Robert G. Wahler, Pharm.D., CPE, recently became a certified pain educator by the American Society of Pain Educators. Wahler is a University at Buffalo clinical assistant professor of pharmacy.
Murray R. Hewitt elected to Memorial Medical Center board
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Murray R. Hewitt, general manager of Greenpac Mill LLC, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Billoni: Tom Calderone and his sons pitch in for Food Bank
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
Tom Calderone said it is important for his three sons to learn the importance of helping others and giving their time to volunteer for worthy causes.
 

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