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McClures celebrate joyful expectation of 'Christmas Morning'
Mon, Nov 9th 2020 02:45 pm
"Christmas Morning," the debut holiday EP from acclaimed Bethel Music singer/songwriters and worship leaders Paul and Hannah McClure, will be available Nov. 13. Produced by David Whitworth, the six-track collection features five original selections co-penned by The McClures, as well as a new arrangement of the beloved Christmas favorite "O Holy Night."
Duncan Sheik announces new album, 'Live at the Cafe Carlyle'
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:45 pm
Singer, songwriter and composer Duncan Sheik announced his first live album, "Live at the Cafe Carlyle," will release Dec. 4 via Sneaky Records/Missing Piece Records. The album previewed with the release of "Circling" and "Touch Me," two live renditions of songs representative of different aspects of Sheik's career.
Break out the dancing shoes and start your guessing, because 'The Masked Dancer' is coming
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 12:40 pm
"Tulip," "Cricket," "Cotton Candy," "Exotic Bird," "Sloth" and "Zebra" break a leg in the very first footage from "The Masked Dancer," which airing during "The Masked Singer" on FOX.
Artpark & Company elects officers, welcomes new directors & reports on 2020 season
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 11:55 am
Artpark & Company's board of directors announced the election of new officers and directors at the organization's annual meeting held virtually via Zoom on Oct. 28. Reelected officers include Joanne Bauer of Employer Services Corp. as chairwoman, Vincent Agnello of Niagara University as secretary, and Stephen Turner of the Bonadio Group as treasurer. Christopher Leardini was elected vice chairman.
Hochul explains live music delay, why fans can't attend Buffalo Bills games
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
As Western New Yorkers know, not every industry reemerged from "New York State on PAUSE" when Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed the region in phase four reopening.
Taraji P. Henson to host 2020 American Music Awards
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 05:10 pm
ABC and dick clark productions announced Monday that Oscar- and Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor, writer and producer Taraji P. Henson will host the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) live on Sunday, Nov. 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on ABC. In her AMA hosting debut, Henson will take the stage to usher in music's hottest night of the year, which will feature dynamic performances and moments representing music's vibrant community.
Building 429 releasing Christmas EP, 'Hope Is Here'
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 03:40 pm
On Nov. 20, Grammy-nominated band Building 429 will release their new Christmas project, "Hope Is Here." Continuing the band's tradition of delivering big songs with big emotion, the three-song EP offers a full choir and orchestra, heralding the traditional spirit of Christmas and seamlessly moving from reverence to joy.
Tenth Avenue North releases their final offering as a band for fans
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 12:30 pm
After announcing their farewell earlier this year, Tenth Avenue North is releasing their last offering as a band with newly recorded versions of their hits over the past two decades. The album, "Unplugged For The People (The Acoustic Greatest Hits)," is available now and features 10 of the band's greatest hits and fan favorites, including "By Your Side," "You Are More," "Control" and "Greater Than All My Regrets."
Passion presents first Christmas album, 'Hope Has a Name'
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:40 am
On Friday, sixstepsrecords/Capitol CMG's Passion presented their first Christmas album, "Hope Has a Name," on all digital platforms. This special holiday offering was recorded in studio at Passion City Church in Atlanta. "Hope Has a Name" features Passion worship leaders Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone, along with friends Crowder and Chidima.
Matthew West releases 'Live Before The World Shut Down' EP
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
The EP, "Live Before The World Shut Down," from the multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Matthew West, officially released Friday. Recorded earlier this year before the live entertainment industry shut down due to COVID-19, the project features six live recordings, including West's version of the No. 1 hit "Nobody," which was originally recorded by Casting Crowns and West, who also co-wrote the song.
Josh Groban releases new song, 'Celebrate Me Home'
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
On Friday, Josh Groban released his version of the classic Kenny Loggins song, "Celebrate Me Home," via Reprise Records. The song is off his forthcoming album, "Harmony," out Nov. 20. The album is available for preorder, and fans who preorder the album will receive an instant grat download of "Celebrate Me Home," along with the previously released "Impossible Dream."
HBO documentary 'The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart' spotlights legendary band
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:50 am
"The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart," directed by acclaimed filmmaker Frank Marshall ("Seabiscuit," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"), chronicles the triumphs and hurdles of brothers Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb, otherwise known as the Bee Gees. The iconic trio, who found early fame in the 1960s, went on to write over 1,000 songs, including 20 No. 1 hits throughout their storied career.
Chef David Chang heats up on ABC's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 05:45 am
"In the Hot Seat: Chef David Chang and ASL Interpreter Rorri Burton" - Chef David Chang competes for the Southern Smoke Foundation, and ASL Interpreter Rorri Burton tries his hand at the $1 million prize on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," airing Sunday, Nov. 15 (9 p.m. EST), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu.
It takes WHO to tango? Craig Robinson to host 'The Masked Dancer' on FOX
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 04:10 pm
This December, FOX takes TV's No. 1 show and adds a little twist. Based on the smash hit FOX series "The Masked Singer" and inspired by a popular segment featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," all-new celebrity competition series "The Masked Dancer" will be hosted by comedian Craig Robinson.
Frontiers Music Srl announces signing of James Durbin
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
Frontiers Music Srl announced the signing of singer James Durbin to the label for a multi-album deal under the moniker "Durbin." James is currently putting the finishing touches on his label debut, which the label said "will be a pure, unadulterated, headbanging heavy metal affair where James proudly wears his influences on his sleeve while simultaneously forging his own path."
'Mike Garson's A Bowie Celebration: Just for one day!' livestreams Jan. 8, 2021
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:35 pm
In 2016, the legendary David Bowie left this planet far too soon. In 2020, the live music industry was shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Jan. 8, 2021, a star-studded group of musicians and vocalists - including those who grew up with his music as well as his friends and bandmates who worked with him and knew him best - will come together on the weekend of the fifth anniversary of Bowie's passing (what would have been his birthday) to reconnect, heal and share the music that has meant so much to so many.
Buddy Valastro returns to Food Network, TLC this holiday season
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:30 pm
Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new Christmas-themed competition on Food Network as he goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists on "Buddy vs. Christmas," premiering Sunday, Nov. 22 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Hootie & The Blowfish honor military heroes with heartfelt 'Won't Be Home For Christmas' featuring Abigail Hodges
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish recognize the sacrifice of military service members and their families as the holiday season approaches, with their release of "Won't Be Home For Christmas" featuring Abigail Hodges. The song written by Hootie & the Blowfish and produced by Jeff Trott, is available everywhere.
AC/DC unleash official video for 'Shot In The Dark'
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:50 am
AC/DC unleashes the video for "Shot In The Dark" directed by their longtime video director, David Mallet. The release of the video was preceded by a conversation between Mallet and the band, touching on stories from their biggest and best videos.
Roddy Ricch, The Weeknd lead '2020 American Music Awards nominations with 8 each
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 10:30 am
Pop singer and American Music Award nominee Dua Lipa on Monday announced the 2020 American Music Awards (AMAs) nominees in three categories live on ABC's "Good Morning America," followed by additional nominees announced via the AMAs Twitter account. Lipa also revealed she will perform on next month's show.
Cam releases new song 'Forgetting You'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:50 pm
Ahead of the release of her anticipated sophomore album, "The Otherside," Grammy-nominated artist Cam shares a brand-new song, "Forgetting You," via Triple Tigers/RCA Records.
Sarah Kroger sees the 'Light'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 05:50 pm
Integrity Music presents Sarah Kroger's new album, "Light," available today. Kroger, a Nashville-based Catholic worship leader and songwriter ("For Us," "Run to The Cross," "In The Silence"), offers this project with more upbeat worship, showcasing her coming into her own as a worship artist with dynamic energy, color and enthusiasm since her 2019 release, "Bloom."
Teddy Swims teams up with Thomas Rhett on new version of 'Broke'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 01:00 pm
Ace Atlanta singer/songwriter Teddy Swims returns with an updated take on his latest single, "Broke," with multi-Platinum entertainer Thomas Rhett, out today via Warner Records. On the new version, the duo add "an extra shot of country twang" to Teddy's Motown-meets-two-step stomp.
Hannah Kerr shares 'Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:55 pm
It's time to have yourself a merry little Christmas! Black River Christian is ringing in the holiday cheer by announcing today's release of "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem (Deluxe Edition)" from artist/songwriter Hannah Kerr. As revealed earlier this week on Instagram, the album's feature single, "Here To Stay," is a duet with Cochren & Co.
Kari Jobe releases 'The Blessing (Live Album)'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:25 pm
On Friday, Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning worship leader Kari Jobe released the anticipated project, "The Blessing (Live Album)." As her first new album in three years, Jobe recorded the music live this summer during the pandemic without an audience despite her deep desire to worship with a live audience.
ASI announces presenters for 2nd 'Creative Professionals Exchange'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 10:00 am
Arts Services Inc. (ASI) has announced the presenters for its second annual "Creative Professionals Exchange (CPX)," which will take place virtually on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 6-7. The conference will explore how artists and arts organizations can adapt to the current climate while being more inclusive of and accessible to the entire Western New York community.
Local officials call on residents to demand state protect theater industry
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:20 am
Earlier this week, New York state's movie theater industry breathed a collective sigh of relief as Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced theaters across the state (except for NYC) could finally begin to reopen. Per state safety guidelines, theaters can only maintain a 25% capacity; with no more than 50 people in front of each movie screen.
Darlene Zschech, Steffany Gretzinger, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Leeland look to 'Cover the Earth'
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 09:30 am
Grammy Award-nominated and Dove Award-winning worship leader, pastor and author William McDowell, along with his church, Deeper Fellowship Church, will host "Cover the Earth 2020," a 24-hour worldwide worship and intercession event beginning at 9 a.m. ET Saturday, Oct. 24.
Kelly & Ryan bring back annual Halloween extravaganza with 'Live's Best Halloween Show Ever: Almost As Scary as Real Life'
Thu, Oct 22nd 2020 09:30 am
Each year, "Live with Kelly and Ryan" sets a new standard for Halloween celebrations, and the countdown has begun to the 2020 edition of this viewer favorite. On Friday, Oct. 30, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest will bring the spooky season to life with "Live's Best Halloween Show Ever: Almost As Scary As Real Life" (9 a.m. on WKBW-TV Channel 7 in Western New York; otherwise check local listings for time and station).
Cyclones extend affiliation agreement with Buffalo Sabres & Rochester Americans
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 04:15 pm
The Cincinnati Cyclones have extended their affiliation agreement to be the ECHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) and Rochester Americans (AHL). Terms of the new agreement were not announced.
Bravo greenlights culinary competition show 'Top Chef Amateurs'
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 07:55 pm
Bravo expands the James Beard- and Emmy Award-winning franchise with the greenlight of "Top Chef Amateurs." Hosted by Gail Simmons and produced by Magical Elves, Bravo's newest culinary competition series gives talented home cooks the opportunity of lifetime to test their skills in the illustrious "Top Chef" kitchen.
Billie Eilish reveals exclusive details for her upcoming virtual, multidimensional, interactive & immersive concert 'Where Do We Go? The Livestream'
Tue, Oct 20th 2020 05:05 pm
Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has revealed exclusive details on her upcoming "Where Do We Go? The Livestream," set to take place live from her native Los Angeles on Saturday, Oct. 24 (6 p.m. ET). Tickets are available now via
Mike 'Doc' Emrick announces retirement
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 10:35 am
Mike "Doc" Emrick, among the most acclaimed, respected and beloved sportscasters of all time, announced his retirement Monday, following a 47-year career broadcasting professional hockey, including the past 15 as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports' NHL coverage.
Ryan Shaw's 'Love In Pain,' is duet with Rob Thomas and features guitar legend Derek Trucks
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 10:05 am
The next single from multi-Grammy-nominated vocal powerhouse Ryan Shaw's forthcoming album, "Imagining Marvin," will be a duet with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and pop superstar Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty). "Love In Pain" is co-written by Shaw, Thomas and Derek Fuhrmann. Thomas and Shaw are both signed to Round Hill Music for publishing, with Thomas just joining that roster. "Love In Pain" is the result of their first writing session together.
Cuomo allowing New York movie theaters to reopen
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 12:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday said he would allow certain movie theaters to open next Friday, Oct. 23. Fifty people per screen will be permitted in certain regions.
Jim Brickman gives gift of a 'Soothe' Christmas with new album & virtual tour
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:05 pm
Acclaimed pianist and songwriter Jim Brickman is well-known for his signature brand of music that calms, uplifts, and inspires. In recent months, the Grammy-nominated musician has offered a lineup of "Soothe" content - from a playlist and podcast to livestreams - that have brought fans together to relax and recharge during these challenging times. On Oct. 16, Brickman introduces "Soothe Christmas Vol. 6," an album designed to offer tranquility along with holiday cheer.
ASI receives Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation CARES funding
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 04:05 pm
Arts Services Inc. was awarded $10,000 from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) through the CARES Arts Organization Relief Grants program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Small to mid-sized nonprofit arts organizations in MAAF's partner states, jurisdictions, and territories were eligible to apply through a competitive process for one-time, nonmatching grants of up to $20,000.
40 years after John Lennon's death, '20/20' tells story of his life and lasting legacy
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:35 pm
On Dec. 8, 1980, the world stood still as it learned about the death of John Lennon, a music icon and former member of The Beatles. Now, nearly 40 years after that infamous day - and days after what would have been his 80th birthday - the season premiere of "20/20" tells the story of Lennon's life, final days and lasting legacy through the eyes of close friends and colleagues, and rarely seen footage from the ABC News archives.
Food Network, Guy Fieri documentary, 'Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line,' chronicles experience of 4 top restaurateurs during pandemic
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 03:35 pm
From Executive Producer Guy Fieri, "Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line" follows world-class chefs Maneet Chauhan, Antonia Lofaso, Christian Petroni and Marcus Samuelsson as they each picked up a camera and, with the help of friends and family, documented the challenges their restaurants faced during the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
Cochren & Co.'s debut full-length says 'Don't Lose Hope'
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 12:20 pm
Gotee Records announced the debut album release from Cochren & Co. "Don't Lose Hope," releasing Jan. 22, 2021. "Don't Lose Hope" is available for preorder.

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