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Bills & Sabres to celebrate 716 Day with 'Give 716'
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres will celebrate 716 Day with a new initiative: "Give 716," a communitywide day of giving to support charities across Western New York. The goal of "Give 716" is to unite Bills and Sabres fans with the Western New York community in an "epic day of online giving."
'The Struggle' from Zach Williams releases accompanied by unique lyric video
Fri, May 14th 2021 05:10 pm
On Friday, two-time Grammy Award and multi-GMA Dove Award winner Zach Williams released a new song, "The Struggle." Accompanied by a unique lyric video, the track is now available on all digital platforms and will appear on Williams' "Rescue Story Deluxe Edition," slated for release July 9.
Anna Golden releases her full-length label debut, 'Peace: The Album'
Fri, May 14th 2021 05:05 pm
Emerging worship artist and songwriter Anna Golden debuts her full-length project, "Peace: The Album." The unique, 16-song project features both live and studio songs showcasing Golden's wide range of talent and creativity. Click here to listen to Golden share about the story behind the making of the album and why she created two distinct sides for her debut.
Higgins: $182,000 for art & cultural programs in WNY
Fri, May 14th 2021 12:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a second round of federal grants totaling $182,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for eight projects in Western New York.
Backyard BBQ'rs pitted against each other for a chance to win custom outdoor kitchen on new competition series 'Grill of Victory'
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:30 pm
For some backyard grilling is a lifestyle. On the new Food Network competition series "Grill of Victory," hardcore home cooks with a passion for barbecue go head-to-head to prove their talents for the chance to win the ultimate backyard kitchen of their dreams.
'Hymn Of Heaven,' new LP from Phil Wickham, set to release June 25
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:30 pm
On June 25, Phil Wickham will release his eighth album, "Hymn Of Heaven" (Fair Trade Services). 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 of the same name, also a GMA Dove Award for "Worship Recorded Song of the Year."
Bryan & Michael Voltaggio bring sibling rivalry into kitchen on all-new discovery+ series 'Battle of the Brothers'
Wed, May 12th 2021 06:25 pm
Brothers Bryan and Michael Voltaggio started cooking at a young age - and thanks to great mentors - worked their way up the ranks in the restaurant industry. As successful restaurateurs, their secret is they are each other's greatest competition and inspiration.
Sahlen Field to host an additional 2,000 spectators for Blue Jays Games through fully vaccinated fan seating
Wed, May 12th 2021 05:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning June 1, Sahlen Field will have a fully vaccinated fan section for the return of the Blue Jays to Buffalo for the remainder of their Major League Baseball season. Approximately 50% of the stadium's available seating will be used for fully vaccinated fans.
Blue Jays shift ticket on-sales by one week following updated NYS protocols
Tue, May 11th 2021 05:20 pm
Following New York state's announcement last week updating protocols for large-scale outdoor event venues, the Toronto Blue Jays and Buffalo Bisons are working with local officials, including the state's Department of Health, to safely increase capacity by introducing fully vaccinated seating sections at Sahlen Field, in line with the latest guidelines.
'Old Church Basement' from Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music makes history its first week of release
Tue, May 11th 2021 05:20 pm
"Old Church Basement," the collaborative album from Grammy-nominated and Billboard No. 1 worship groups Elevation Worship and Maverick City Music, has made history, setting a new worldwide record for the most first-day streams for a Christian and gospel album on Apple Music.
Mandisa releases new single, 'Ruins'
Mon, May 10th 2021 03:40 pm
Following her powerful single this past January, "Breakthrough," Grammy-winner Mandisa has released another brand-new track, "Ruins." With encouraging and hopeful lyrics that say, "You rebuild, you restore all that's broken from the ruins," the song is now available through all DSPs.
Fitz and the Tantrums to perform at Artpark on July 6
Mon, May 10th 2021 11:35 am
Fitz and the Tantrums will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage with special guest Colony House at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 6. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank, with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
Phil Thompson shares 'Jesus' from upcoming album, 'Lion of Judah'
Fri, May 7th 2021 05:45 pm
Integrity Music announced "Jesus," the new single from worship artist and songwriter Phil Thompson, releases today. Partnered with a music video, "Jesus" will be featured on Thompson's sophomore album, "Lion of Judah," slated to release this summer.
Ellie Holcomb releases new song, 'I Don't Want To Miss It,' from upcoming album 'Canyon'
Fri, May 7th 2021 05:45 pm
On Friday, singer/songwriter Ellie Holcomb debuted "I Don't Want To Miss It," from her upcoming album, "Canyon," which will release June 25. This song will also be the debut radio single from the forthcoming project.
Jess Ray releases 'Baby Take My Hand'
Fri, May 7th 2021 05:45 pm
Jess Ray, a singer/songwriter, artist and producer based in Raleigh, North Carolina, announces the release of her latest solo project, "Baby Take My Hand." Self-produced, self-written and self-released, "Baby Take My Hand" is her third solo project, following 2019's "Parallels + Meridians" and 2015's "Sentimental Creatures." It is, as Ray shares, her "musical self-portrait."
Toronto Blue Jays in Buffalo: Major League Baseball returns - this time with fans in stands
Fri, May 7th 2021 12:15 pm
The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Wednesday what the Island Dispatch speculated in its April 23 Island-wide issue: Major League Baseball games will be played in downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field for the second straight year.
'Art of Jazz' series at Kleinhans Music Hall announced for 2022
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:25 pm
In anticipation of the reopening of concert venues in time for the 2021-22 season, Kleinhans Music Hall announced the return of the "Art of Jazz" series in 2022 - including two of the shows canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, and introducing two additional performers for a four-concert series.
Andrew Greer & Friends' 'Tune My Heart 2' offers intimate moments of worship from genre-spanning luminaries
Wed, May 5th 2021 11:55 am
Shepherding intimate moments of worship and devotion imbued with the joy of collaboration, Andrew Greer & Friends' "Tune My Heart 2...Songs of Goodness & Love" (Lucid Artists/MA'M Recordings) is set to bow May 21.
Vince Neil added to 'Rockin' the Downs' series lineup
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:40 am
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Tuesday announced Vince Neil, the legendary voice of Mötley Crüe, was added to the "Rockin' the Downs" concert series and will perform Friday, June 18.
Phil Wickham releases 'La Batalla,' feat. Christine D'Clario
Tue, May 4th 2021 02:40 pm
Last Friday, Phil Wickham released "La Batalla" featuring Christine D'Clario. "La Batalla" is the Spanish version of Wickham's current No. 1 hit, "Battle Belongs." A lyric video also released and can be viewed below.
'West Friends Fest' goes virtual
Mon, May 3rd 2021 06:50 pm
Matthew West's "West Fest" is back - and this time, he's bringing along some talented friends! Happening this weekend, May 7-9, "West Friends Fest" is a one-time-only virtual event.
ABC News enters ring with special 4-hour documentary series 'Mike Tyson: The Knockout,' detailing life of boxing legend
Mon, May 3rd 2021 06:50 pm
ABC News announced it will debut a special four-hour documentary series on the life of boxing legend Mike Tyson.
THEORY to play in Niagara Falls following 2021 headline tour
Mon, May 3rd 2021 06:45 pm
Returning to the road this fall, multi-Platinum band THEORY (Theory Of A Deadman) have announced new headline tour dates for September, which will feature support from Cory Marks.
Fan-favorite food trucks return for brand-new road battle in 'The Great Food Truck Race: All-Stars'
Mon, May 3rd 2021 06:45 pm
Seven winning alumni teams from "The Great Food Truck Race" are back for an action-packed culinary journey to decide once and for all which truck is the ultimate champion in "The Great Food Truck Race: All-Stars," premiering Sunday, June 6 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and streaming the same day on discovery+.
Cuomo, Murphy & Lamont: 'Significant' easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on businesses, gatherings & venues
Mon, May 3rd 2021 02:10 pm
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Monday announced a "significant easing" of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the region's businesses, venues and gatherings given "significant progress" in vaccinations and sustained reduction in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
'American Idol' does Coldplay
Mon, May 3rd 2021 01:55 pm
"American Idol" is back with a live coast-to-coast episode, as the top seven contestants perform two songs each on Sunday, May 9 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on ABC. In this show, the remaining finalists will perform one song dedicated to the special loved ones in their lives in honor of Mother's Day, and a second song from the Coldplay songbook, mentored by the band's lead singer, Chris Martin.
Historic Palace Theatre reopens in downtown Lockport
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 05:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced the reopening of the Historic Palace Theatre on Saturday, May 1, following a $3.5 million renovation that received $600,000 through Lockport's Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. Work on the nearly century-old structure included installing new seating, floors and a larger orchestra pit, as well as other interior improvements aimed at ensuring the future vibrancy of this community cornerstone.
MercyMe releases 10th studio recording, 'inhale (exhale)'
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 02:35 pm
Grammy-nominated, multiple American Music Award, Billboard Music Award and Dove Award-winning band MercyMe has released their long-awaited 10th studio record, "inhale (exhale)."
Lincoln Brewster shares 'Perfect Love'
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 02:30 pm
The anticipated new album from Lincoln Brewster is out today. Titled "Perfect Love" (Integrity Music), the 11-song project, which is also his 11th career album, was produced by Grammy winners Seth Mosley and X O'Connor.
First15 Worship says 'Never Be The Same'
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 02:30 pm
"Never Be The Same," the latest song from First15 Worship, release today. Performed by Ashley and Bryan McCleery, the single is part of First15 Worship's ongoing project to partner with artists, songwriters and worship leaders to create "worship for the weekday," helping people connect with God every single day of the week.
Artist/songwriter Anna Golden releases 'You'
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 02:25 pm
Anna Golden, an emerging worship artist and songwriter, will release "Peace: The Album," on May 14. The 16-song project, which entails both studio and live songs, is Golden's debut with Tasha Cobbs Leonard's imprint TeeLee Records in association with Cobb Leonard's longtime label Motown Gospel, a division of Capitol CMG.
'Rockin' the Downs' tickets go on sale for all announced concerts; Almost Queen & Spin Doctors added to lineup
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 02:30 pm
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced the following additions to the upcoming "Rockin' the Downs" summer concert series:
Luke Bryan bringing 'Proud To Be Right Here' Tour to Darien Lake
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:35 pm
Newly crowned 2021 ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, who has performed for more than 12 million fans in his past headline tours, is happy to announce he will launch his "Proud To Be Right Here Tour" on July 8 in Syracuse. On Aug 14, the show stops at Darien Center for a performance at the Darien Lake Amphitheater.
The Walt Disney Company presents the 2021 NFL Draft
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:35 pm
The Walt Disney Company will kick off its presentation of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday, April 29 (8 p.m. EDT), on ESPN, ABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio and the ESPN app. Coverage will include 1,500 creative elements, 450 player highlight packages and 35 player vignettes. ESPN and ABC will document the three-day event with 50 cameras and more than 50 microphones following live action in Cleveland, more than 40 additional cameras at the homes of draft prospects and another 32 cameras offering looks into each NFL Draft room.
Festivals getting closer to approval, as Cuomo announces 2021 'Reimagined' New York State Fair
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 02:55 pm
It's looking better and better for outdoor summer festivals.
Capitol CMG releases debut EP from Stephen Stanley
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:55 pm
Stephen Stanley, who joined the Capitol CMG family just last year, drops his self-titled debut EP today. This self-taught multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter has a profound mission to create music that gives an immediate emotional impact, and he is ready to now share these new songs with the world.
NCCC workforce development to offer songwriting workshop
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College's Workforce Development department has announced a songwriting workshop for those who want to write music for video games, television and movies. The class is also ideal for music enthusiasts who practice songwriting as a hobby or who want to begin a songwriting pastime.
Toronto Blue Jays will be happy with Buffalo Bisons accommodations this summer
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
Barring a monumental miracle by June 1, the Toronto Blue Jays will again call downtown Buffalo's Sahlen Field home. The Canadian government has yet to grant them approval to return to the Rogers Centre. With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Canada, and Ontario recently entering another lockdown, it is unlikely the Jays will return to the field they last called home in 2019 anytime soon.
NYS Council on the Arts announces unprecedented $100 million investment in nonprofit arts & culture organizations
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 04:45 pm
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) announced that it will provide over $100 million in funding in support of the state's effort to rebuild and bolster the nonprofit arts and culture sector in the post-COVID-19 era.
Tasha Layton proclaims 'Look What You've Done'
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 10:55 am
One of Billboard's Top 5 female Christian artists of 2020, BEC Recordings' breakout singer/songwriter Tasha Layton is making major moves at radio with the launch of her latest single, "Look What You've Done."

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