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Buffalo Sabres sign Robin Lehner to one-year contract
Tue, Jul 25th 2017 08:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a one-year contract worth $4 million.
'Sound of the Community' with Cyro Baptista kicks off at Artpark
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:45 pm
Internationally acclaimed percussionist Cyro Baptista is conducting free daily workshops at Artpark this week with his collaborators, Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) and pianist Brian Marsella.
Kingdom Bound: Seventh Day Slumber arises with new message of hope on 'Found'
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 03:10 pm
On "Sky is Falling," the fist-pumping lead single from Seventh Day Slumber's new album "Found," lead singer Joseph Rojas sings, "It's not over unless you give up the fight."
Chris Harrison, Sage Steele to return as hosts for 97th Miss America Competition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced Monday that TV personality and fan-favorite Chris Harrison ("The Bachelor" franchise and "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire") will host the 2018 Miss America Competition. Joining Harrison as co-host of the legendary competition, once again, is popular host and lead commentator for ESPN's "SportsCenter on the Road" and "SportsCenter:AM," Sage Steele.
'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge' crowns a winner
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:10 am
The "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" season concluded with a two-hour finale on Sunday, in which six teams faced off in semifinal heats in hopes of competing as one of the top three teams to race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised.
UB math students advance to final night of NBC's 'Spartan Challenge'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
The Mathletes are closing in on $250,000. The team of University at Buffalo math students competing on NBC's second season of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" edged out the competition by 6 seconds in the second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of competition.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino offering collectible KISS casino chips
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:30 pm
As the anticipation builds for one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is offering KISS fans a special way to capture the excitement.
'The Voice' season 10 winner Alisan Porter releases new single 'Change'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:30 pm
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and history-making season 10 victor of NBC's "The Voice," Alisan Porter released her brand-new single, "Change," at all digital retailers today. It's available HERE.
Introducing Bonray: 4-piece makes label debut with 'Turn My Eyes'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:30 pm
Sony Music / Provident Label Group announces the official debut from Bonray. This four-piece group of siblings, who officially signed with the label earlier this year, is ready to drop its first single, the anthemic "Turn My Eyes," also accompanied with a lyric video.
Anne Burrell & Rachael Ray return to transform celeb cooking disasters into culinary masters in new season of 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:20 am
Food icons Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray return to lead a star-studded culinary boot camp for cooking-challenged celebrities this summer with a brand-new season of "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition," premiering Wednesday, Aug. 23 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
WATCH: New 'Marvel's Inhumans' trailer revealed at San Diego Comic-Con
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
A new "Marvel's Inhumans" trailer was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. The highly anticipated new Marvel television series will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC.
Seether's 5th annual Rise Above Festival to pay tribute to Chester Bennington & Chris Cornell
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Seether's 5th Annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. It will feature performers including Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm and Falling in Reverse.
Kingdom Bound: Britt Nicole living life, making music for a greater good
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 pm
Britt is one of the performers at this year's Kingdom Bound Music Festival at Darien Lake. She is slated to perform at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 29, on the amphitheater stage.
Usain Bolt - world's fastest man - headlines IAAF Diamond League Track & Field coverage from Monaco on NBCSN
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is expected to compete in the men's 100m in his final IAAF Diamond League race before the World Track & Field Championships in August. Bolt has said the World Track & Field Championships will be his final competition before retiring.
Grace VanderWaal shares music video for 'Moonlight'
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Thirteen-year-old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal unveils the official video for her infectious song "Moonlight" today. Featuring a concept that was visualized by Grace herself, the video was filmed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and directed by Blythe Thomas. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/MoonlightVideo.
PHOTOS: Ziggy Marley, Cyro Baptista, Philip Burke, Brit Floyd at Artpark
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 11:50 am
Classic rock, pop-rock-reggae, world music and a Slyboots Circus took center stage at Artpark this week.
Music therapy program established in memory of Chris Cornell
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 am
Local nonprofit Childhaven on Thursday announced the establishment of the "Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at Childhaven" in memory of the late musician and philanthropist. Vicky Cornell has committed $100,000 to assist Childhaven's therapeutic early learning model for trauma-affected children. This announcement comes on July 20, the date of Chris Cornell's birth.
This ... is your host of 'American Idol': Ryan Seacrest returns to iconic series
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 am
A household name from his decades on radio and television as an award-winning host and producer, Ryan Seacrest is confirmed to host the beloved music competition series "American Idol" for its first season on ABC.
Garbage: Shirley Manson talks cold, hard reality; spectacular dream
Wed, Jul 19th 2017 07:00 am
Twenty-two years ago, Shirley Manson famously sang, "I'm only happy when it rains. I'm only happy when it's complicated."
Collins announces AEAC grant funding for Artpark & Company
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 06:05 pm
Congressman Collins on Tuesday announced funding for Artpark & Company to support the presentation of Plasticiens Volants' "Big Bang." This grant was awarded through the National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Engagement in American Communities program, which is designed to support art projects in all artistic disciplines.
Goo Goo Dolls to perform at Darien Lake
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:45 pm
Buffalo's own multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will have new songs in hand when returning to Western New York next month.
'Shooter' star Shantel VanSanten: 'We've far exceeded the action from last season'
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 02:00 pm
Shantel VanSanten: "This season is something that I feel so excited about. I think it's so much better than the show that we had last year."
Zombies, Demogorgons & vampires beware: Fan Expo Canada is back with heroic lineup of guests
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:20 am
Fan Expo Canada, Canada's largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, will feature some of the hottest names across genres for a four-day, all-ages extravaganza. From Aug. 31 until Sept. 3, Fan Expo Canada is inviting all expo-nauts to nerd out with their comic book comrades and heroes of horror at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Patti LaBelle to perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
Patti LaBelle, the "Godmother of Soul," is bringing her talent to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino for a night of entertainment inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, July 21.
'The Lion King' roars to its rightful place in Walt Disney Signature Collection
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 09:55 am
It was announced over the weekend at D23 Expo that in August, one of the biggest animated films in history - "The Lion King" - joins the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection.
Buffalo Sabres add Chris Hajt to coaching staff
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team hired Chris Hajt to serve as one of the club's assistant coaches.
BPO's 'Broadway Today!' on stage at Artpark
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Artpark and the BPO have announced a special show, "Broadway Today!," will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, inside the Mainstage Theater. Tickets are on sale at www.tickets.com, www.artpark.net, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, and at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Heat is on for new roster of food truck hopefuls in return of 'The Great Food Truck Race'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 05:10 pm
"The Great Food Truck Race" returns southern-style this summer, with seven teams of food truck novices battling from New Orleans to Savannah for a $50,000 grand prize. Hosted by Tyler Florence, this high-stakes road trip is full of beautiful scenery, southern landmarks and intense food challenges.
Free Artpark workshop, concert to be offered during renowned percussionist's residency
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 04:25 pm
Famed Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista will be in residence at the University at Buffalo July 18-30 as part of the university's Creative Arts Initiative.
It's summer cooking school week on 'The Chew,' with everything one needs to know for entertaining this season
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 02:00 pm
From potlucks and pool parties to brunch and baker basics, all week long summer cooking school is in session on "The Chew." Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from the TV, films and the culinary world and books to "The Chew," July 17-21 (1:00 p.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network.
'The ESPYS' celebrate 25 years of athletic accolades, inspirational honorees with star-studded evening
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 10:40 am
On Wednesday evening, the biggest stars from sports and entertainment converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year's best moments in sports at "The 25th ESPYS Presented by Capital One." The show was hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning and aired live on ABC.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces kick-off of Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 10:30 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., Outer Harbor Management Group, the City of Buffalo, and the Italian Heritage Festival Association announce the kickoff of the Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival at 11a.m. today. The family-friendly festival, the longest running festival in Buffalo, celebrates 30 years of authentic food, lively music, and entertaining cultural traditions, and is being held from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 13-16.
PHOTOS: Loverboy at Artpark
Thu, Jul 13th 2017 08:25 am
1980's arena pop/rock act Loverboy headlined this week's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series at Artpark in Lewiston.
Lee Roy Parnell releases first new studio album in 11 years, headlines Buffalo concert
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:20 pm
Lee Roy Parnell will release "Midnight Believer" on Aug. 11 via Vector Recordings, by BFD Distribution (The Orchard). Parnell's new album encompasses a realized vision that reflects the cumulative essence of who Parnell is today.
Music legends Melissa Etheridge, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Howard Jones headline Fallsview's October concert lineup
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 12:15 pm
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge headlines a stellar October entertainment lineup at Fallsview Casino Resort. She takes the stage Oct. 19-20.
NT: Pappas announces 2017 Thunder on the Niagara at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas on Tuesday announced Snyder Industries will present the Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event, which will celebrate its 12th year at Gratwick Riverside Park. The "the fastest show on water" will take place Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6.
Marvel Television & Freeform set cast for 'Marvel's New Warriors'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Marvel Television, Freeform and ABC Signature Studios on Monday completed casting for "Marvel's New Warriors," their previously announced new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes.
Fernando Ortega bows thematic new collection, 'The Crucifixion of Jesus'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
Fernando Ortega, one of Christian music's most beloved singer/songwriters, returns Aug. 4 with "The Crucifixion of Jesus." His first release in six years, the thematic new work brings together 11 contemplative songs and six readings.
UB hosts 'An Intimate Solo Evening with Amos Lee'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "An Intimate Solo Evening with Amos Lee" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, July 14.
Buffalo Sabres, Larsson agree to 2-year contract, team hires director of amateur scouting
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team signed forward Johan Larsson to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.475 million.
 

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