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Buffalo Sabres acquire Haag; schedule announced
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenseman Robert Hagg, a first-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft (14th overall) and a second-round pick in the 2023 NHL Draft from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen.
Phil Thompson releases 'Lion of Judah'
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
Today's the day: Phil Thompson's album, "Lion of Judah," an 11-song project with Integrity Music, is out now. Also releasing today is his music video for the track "Redeeming the Years," which can be viewed here or below.
Ryan Stevenson 'Weathering The Storm'
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:40 pm
Award-winning artist and songwriter Ryan Stevenson has released a new EP. Titled "Weathering The Storm - The Music" (Gotee Records), the six-song project is available now and includes new songs ("Mosaic," "Take Me Back"), along with reimagined acoustic takes from a few of his well-known hits, such as "Eye of the Storm" and "When We Fall Apart," which now features Vince Gill and Amy Grant.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2021 preseason schedule
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's 2021 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at KeyBank Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
NHL announces available, protected lists for 2021 Expansion Draft
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:35 pm
The National Hockey League on Sunday announced the available and protected lists for the 30 NHL clubs who will provide players to the Seattle Kraken in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft presented by Upper Deck.
Marsha McWilson to be inducted into Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:35 pm
Marsha McWilson will be inducted into the Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Rapids Theater, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. At the event, McWilson will perform a musical tribute to greats Aretha Franklin and Etta James. Tickets are $25 and available online athttps://www.outhousetickets.com/Event/17619-Niagara_Falls_Music_Hall_of_Fame.
World's first avatar singing competition series, 'Alter Ego,' premieres Wednesdays this fall on FOX
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:35 pm
First-of-its-kind avatar singing competition series "Alter Ego" will debut Wednesdays this fall following the season six premiere of "The Masked Singer." Some of the biggest names in music are set to join the judges table, including iconic singer/songwriter and seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette; actor, singer and television personality Nick Lachey; acclaimed Canadian producer, songwriter, singer and visual artist Grimes; and multi-Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, producer, entrepreneur and actor will.i.am. Emmy Award-winning personality Rocsi Diaz will host the musical spectacle.
Cuomo announces crackdown on underage drinking during summer concert season
Mon, Jul 19th 2021 12:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced state investigators will be on patrol at popular summer concert venues to crack down on underage drinking and the use of fake IDs to purchase alcohol.
Toronto Blue Jays to support Give716
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 10:10 am
The Toronto Blue Jays announced initiatives to support Give716 during tonight's 7:07 p.m. game against Texas at Sahlen Field. The night will begin with Sabres head coach Don Granato throwing out the first pitch. The Blue Jays will support Give716 with in-game announcements and a Give716 promotional video featuring pitcher Jordan Romano. Proceeds from the sale of Blue Jays Authentics tonight will be donated to more than 400 Western New York charities that are participating in Give716.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces Frey Electric season at Shea's 710 Theatre Buffalo
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 09:50 am
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced live theater will be back at Shea's 710 Theatre this fall.
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara to reopen July 23
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:00 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort and Casino Niagara will reopen to the public in accordance with provincial approvals at 10 a.m. July 23. Invitation-only events will be held July 21-22.
Memphis May Fire drop video for banger 'Death Inside'
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:05 am
Last month, Memphis May Fire - Matty Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Cory Elder (bass) and Jake Garland (drums) - returned to action with the explosive anthem "Blood & Water." The crackling track quickly accumulated 5.5 million global streams in five weeks and over a million views on the video while cruising onto the SiriusXM Octane airwaves. Revolver called it a "return to form" and noted the song boasted an "absurdly melodic lead lick that cuts through the chugging breakdowns like a hot knife on butter."
Mickey Guyton will release album 'Remember Her Name'
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
Mickey Guyton will release her album, "Remember Her Name," on Sept. 24. She co-penned 15 of the 16 songs on the album.
Zach Williams debuts 'Rescue Story Deluxe Edition'
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:50 pm
"Rescue Story Deluxe Edition" from Zach Williams officially releases today. The anticipated album offers the original track listing, including the Grammy-winning single "There Was Jesus," and is accompanied by newly recorded songs "Empty Grave," "The Struggle" and "Stand My Ground," which he performed live at the K-LOVE Fan Awards held in May.
Orion Walsh releases new album 'So Many Places To See'
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:45 pm
After a decade of putting out albums and touring, Nebraskan singer-songwriter Orion Walsh is set to release "So Many Places to See" with folk/roots label Sower Records.
Elias Dummer offers timely 'Expectation'
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:20 pm
"Expectation," the anticipated new single from Elias Dummer - Juno and GMA Canada Covenant Award-winning singer/songwriter and co-founder of The City Harmonic - is available. Penned by Dummer and Ben Cantelon (Kari Jobe, The Belonging Co) and co-produced by Brent Milligan (Colony House, David Crowder Band), "Expectation" is the first release from Dummer's upcoming full-length project, "The Work Vol. II."
Xylograph Films to screen 'Blue Diamond'
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:20 pm
Xylograph Films, a film and video production company based in Western New York, announced the world premiere of its most recent project, "Blue Diamond." The event be held at the North Park Theater, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 17.
Luke Bryan launches 'Proud To Be Right Here Tour'
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:20 pm
Nearly 15 months after its planned launch in May 2020, ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan began his "Proud To Be Right Here Tour" on Thursday in Syracuse with special guests Dylan Scott, Caylee Hammack (through Aug. 14) and DJ Rock. Runaway June will join the tour on dates after Aug. 19. The tour is slated to run through Oct. 16 with a detour in September for the return of Bryan's "Farm Tour."
Batavia Downs welcomes Slaughter to 'Rockin' The Downs' summer concert series
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 08:35 am
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Wednesday announced that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the concert on Friday, July 23, will no longer feature Skid Row. Batavia Downs said it hopes to welcome Skid Row to the summer concert series in the future.
Higgins announces availability of arts grants funded through American Rescue Plan
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the availability of more than $135 million in funding and competitive grants for arts organizations allocated through the American Rescue Plan.
Chris Tomlin, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line say 'Thank You Lord'
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:45 am
Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin is celebrating summer with the debut of new music.
Danny Gokey to release 'Jesus People'
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:45 am
Three-time Grammy Award nominee Danny Gokey will release his new full-length studio album, "Jesus People," on Aug. 20 (Capitol Christian Music Group). Fans have the opportunity to preorder or presave the new album here.
'T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series' at Artpark
Mon, Jul 5th 2021 07:00 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced the "T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series" at Artpark as part of the 2021 summer season. Films will be shown from July 10 through Aug. 25.
KeyBank Center adopts Ticketmaster's digital ticketing to support events, including Buffalo Sabres & Buffalo Bandits
Thu, Jul 1st 2021 08:50 pm
Ticketmaster is now the official marketplace of the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits and their home at KeyBank Center. A press release stated, "The arena will immediately utilize Ticketmaster's leading digital technology to provide fans with the most safe and seamless experience across their ticket-buying journey from the moment of purchase to entry into the venue.
NBC's 'Annie Live!' scores big with Harry Connick Jr. as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks in Dec. 2 live musical
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Annie has found her Daddy Warbucks and it's none other than multiple Emmy and Grammy award-winner, Tony Award nominee and world-renowned recording artist Harry Connick Jr. The multihyphenate joins the cast of "Annie Live!" as Sir Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks - the larger-than-life billionaire who opens his heart and home to little orphan Annie.
NBC's 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' adds hosts Renée Elise Goldsberry & Ryan Eggold
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 11:15 am
Renée Elise Goldsberry, a Tony and Grammy Award winner and star of Peacock's "Girls5eva," and Ryan Eggold, star of NBC's "New Amsterdam," will host the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular."
Phil Wickham shares 'Hymn Of Heaven'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:25 pm
Phil Wickham released his eighth album, "Hymn Of Heaven" (Fair Trade Services), on Friday. Encompassing 13 songs, including his multiple-week No. 1 hit "Battle Belongs," the anticipated project is the follow-up to his 2018 release, "Living Hope," which features the RIAA Gold-certified single and GMA Dove Award for "Worship Recorded Song of the Year" of the same name. At press time, "Hymn Of Heaven" is topping the iTunes Christian album chart and is No. 7 on the overall iTunes album chart.
Phil Thompson releases 'Only Risen King'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:20 pm
On Friday, worship artist and songwriter Phil Thompson released his latest single, "Only Risen King," with Integrity Music. Accompanied with a live performance video, "Only Risen King" will be featured on Thompson's sophomore album, "Lion of Judah," slated to release July 23 (available for preorder). This latest release is the third leading up to the album, following "Jesus" and "Constant Mercies."
Ryan Ellis shares 'Heart of the Father'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:20 pm
Ryan Ellis, a singer, songwriter and worship leader, is the newest member to join the Provident Label Group/Sony Music family. Debuting his single, "Heart of the Father," accompanied by a lyric video, an acoustic song session with Essential Worship is also out now, which can be viewed here and below.
Ellie Holcomb releases 'Canyon'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb released her third studio LP, "Canyon," Friday in partnership with Capitol CMG. This hope-filled album showcases an all-star team of co-writers such as Natalie Hemby, Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE, Thad Cockrell, David Leonard and Jon Guerra. It was produced by Cason Cooley and executive produced by her father, Brown Bannister. "Canyon" is a record about a deeper sorrow and a higher hope. Click here to listen to the full-length album.
Leigh Nash and Stephen Wilson Jr. get real about relationships in 'Made For This'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:15 pm
Leigh Nash and her husband, Stephen Wilson Jr., are pulling back the curtain on the often-bumpy journey of marriage in their new song, "Made For This." The Nashville-based couple penned the intimate track a few months into the COVID-19 quarantine.
Chris Tomlin reveals sons & country collaborations for 'Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP' EP Available July 2
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:50 am
Grammy Award-winner Chris Tomlin revealed the track listing and country collaborations Thursday for his "Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP," releasing July 2. The EP, produced by Corey Crowder, contains three new songs featuring Tomlin with Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line), who also served as executive producer; Jimmie Allen and Russell Dickerson. The project also includes two previously released tracks featuring Russell, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett from "Chris Tomlin & Friends," a No. 1 album released last year.
Singer/songwriter Melanie Waldman on the 'Come Back (Psalm 80)'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:45 am
"Come Back (Psalm 80)," the latest single from acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Melanie Waldman, is now available. Penned by Waldman and produced by Waterdeep's Lori Chaffer, a press release said the song is "a gentle, yet urgent, plea inviting the Lord's return and the restoration of his people."
For The Fatherless return with autobiographical 'Poetry'
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:55 am
Acclaimed husband/wife singer-songwriters and worship leaders For The Fatherless return July 16 with "Poetry," an autobiographical four-song set hallmarked by vulnerability and hope. Co-penned by the duo's Brian and Christa Yak and brimming with vibrant pop production from Bryan Fowler (TobyMac, Gabby Barrett) and Austin Cannon, the EP "celebrates God's faithfulness in every season," they said.
USS announces details surrounding final tour dates & special Record Store Day release
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm
As Toronto duo USS prepares for the release of its latest single and a fully animated official video for "Pages" in mid-July, on Tuesday USS also announced details surrounding a final headlining tour. Kicking off in November, the 10-date tour will see USS visit markets that have shaped them as a band, celebrating the Synergy Seekers who have made their 14-year, chart-topping career possible.
Higgins urges SBA to deliver 'urgently needed relief to struggling venues'
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the U.S. Small Business Administration to answer for "unreasonable delays" in the release of funds for the Shuttered Venue Grant Operators (SVOG) program and work quickly to ensure venues receive their COVID-19 relief funding.
Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Thelma and Louise' with special drive-in screening event, Q&A
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:25 pm
Over the weekend, MGM celebrated the 30th anniversary of "Thelma and Louise" with a special drive-in screening and Q&A with stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, plus the film's screenwriter Caillie Khouri. Davis and Sarandon also posed for pictures with the film's Ford Thunderbird, courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation.
Jenny & Tyler pay homage to family with endearing 'Part of Me'
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 05:00 pm
Acclaimed folk/pop husband/wife duo Jenny & Tyler return with the very personal "Part of Me," inspired by their two oldest daughters, Jane and Sara. The song was penned by the duo's Jenny Somers while processing her children's response to the events and challenges that have marked the past year.
Halestorm to perform at Artpark
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:20 pm
Halestorm with special guests The Hu & Cory Marks will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Tickets on sale for Disney's 'Frozen,' the hit Broadway musical engagement at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Shea's Buffalo Theatre, announced tickets to Disney's "Frozen" go on sale Friday, June 18.
 

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