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Dreams! Drama! Desperation! It's Hollywood Week on 'American Idol'
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 09:45 pm
Whether auditioners received a unanimous "yes" from Mariah, Randy, Nicki and Keith or had the judges battling over their fates, it's a clean slate in Hollywood for the lucky contestants who are one step closer to becoming the next "American Idol."
CBS announces new contract extension for 'NCIS' star and EP Mark Harmon
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 09:40 pm
CBS announced Friday a new contract extension for NCIS star and executive producer Mark Harmon, and that the U.S. and global ratings phenomenon "NCIS" has been renewed for the 2013-14 season.
Soprano Kathleen Battle to make BPO Debut on March 8
Mon, Jan 28th 2013 07:10 pm
World-renowned soprano and opera star Kathleen Battle will appear with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Kleinhans Music Hall in a special program, "The Underground Railroad: An Evening of Spirituals."

The program commemorates a number of important moments in history: the founding of the Abolitionist movement in 1833, the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 100th anniversary of the passing of famed civil rights pioneer Harriet Tubman, and the importance of Western New York to the Underground Railroad.

Diana Krall 'Glad Rag Doll World Tour' comes to Buffalo
Mon, Jan 28th 2013 07:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Diana Krall on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus.
'60 Minutes Sports' takes viewers behind the scenes of the Super Bowl
Mon, Jan 28th 2013 07:00 pm
Every year, more than 100 million people watch the biggest sporting event in the country, perhaps the biggest single-game event in the world: the Super Bowl. Some people tune in to see the year's best NFL teams compete for the coveted Lombardi Trophy, while others count down the minutes until the highly anticipated half-time show - this year, Beyoncé. The next "60 Minutes Sports," premiering Wednesday, Feb. 6 (10 p.m.) on SHOWTIME, will offer the chance to witness how much planning and resources it takes to execute an event of this magnitude.
Adele to perform Academy Award-nominated song from 'Skyfall' at Oscars
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:15 pm
Multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Adele will perform the Oscar-nominated theme song from the latest James Bond movie at the 85th Academy Awards, the show's producers have announced. "Skyfall," from the film of the same name, was announced as a nominee for Original Song at the Academy's Nominations Announcement on Jan. 10.
'Hard Rock Rising' gives Niagara Falls bands a chance at stardom through global competition
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:00 pm
Hard Rock International continues its commitment to emerging musicians of tomorrow with this year's "Hard Rock Rising," the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition in the world.
Buffalo newlyweds among those competing on 'The Amazing Race'
Wed, Jan 23rd 2013 12:10 pm
CBS has announced the 11 teams that will embark on a sprint around the globe for $1 million dollars on the new season of "The Amazing Race," premiering Sunday, Feb. 17 (8 p.m.), on CBS. The teams include Buffalo newlyweds Max and Katie Bichler.
Finally, The Rock will return to Buffalo
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 11:55 am
WWE is returning to First Niagara Center with "Monday Night RAW" on Monday, March 4 - just one month before "WrestleMania 29." Superstars scheduled to appear include John Cena, Sheamus, Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston.

And, it's just been announced that The Rock will appear at this "RAW."

Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay return in quest to transform kitchen disasters into food masters on 'Worst Cooks in America'
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:45 pm
"Worst Cooks in America," the primetime Food Network hit that turns kitchen zeroes into kitchen heroes, returns for a fourth season with a rematch between undefeated series champion Anne Burrell and culinary master Bobby Flay.
Academy Awards: 85th Oscar nominations announced
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 09:15 am
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning by this year's Oscar host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone. "Lincoln" has 12 nominations; "Les Mis" and "Silver Linings Playbook" both net 8 nominations.
Seneca Niagara Casino springs ahead with entertainment for March and April
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 11:20 pm
Seneca Casinos will add a little country and lots of humor to kick off its entertainment lineup for the spring. Country legend Clint Black and "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" member Ron White come to Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca in March and April.
Buffalo Bills: Fred Jackson and Thurman Thomas react to new coach Doug Marrone
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:10 pm
Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson reacted to the news that Doug Marrone was named the 16th coach of the Buffalo Bills on his WBBZ-TV show Monday night. Jackson told co-host Bob Koshinski, "It was great just how excited he is to do this. He wants to turn this thing around."
Fandango smashes records with its best year in company history
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 05:00 pm
Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination and a unit of NBCUniversal, announced Wednesday that 2012 was the company's best-performing year in its 12-year history, with record highs in ticket sales, Web and mobile traffic, and app downloads.
Viewers can choose episode ending in real time for 'Hawaii Five-0' episode
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:10 pm
For the first time in television history, a primetime drama will allow viewers to choose the ending of an episode in real time when CBS's "Hawaii Five-0" lets fans vote on or Twitter during the east and west coast broadcasts, Monday, Jan. 14 (10 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.

The mystery begins on #H50 when the team must investigate the death of an O'ahu State University professor. His boss, his teaching assistant and a student who he busted for cheating are all viable suspects.

Mathis, Mozart tribute, impressionist music and art, classical masterworks heat up winter at BPO
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic will return on Jan. 19 and 20 after a long winter's rest in time to celebrate the 256th anniversary of the birth of one of classical music's most beloved composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Suneel's Light Foundation hosts 'Dancing with the Stars'-inspired charity event to raise funds for a Duchenne muscular dystrophy cure
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 04:00 pm
"Suneel's Celebrity Gala" will feature local celebrities competing against each other in various ballroom dance disciplines.
Jewel, Gretchen Wilson added to Seneca Niagara concert lineup
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 04:15 pm
Chilly temperatures in Western New York won't stop the entertainment from sizzling at Seneca Casinos this winter. Two all-star musicians - country sensation Gretchen Wilson and pop/country singer-songwriter Jewel - come to Seneca Niagara Events Center in February and March.
FOX to world premiere season 12 of 'American Idol' for fans with advanced screening and live Q-and-A events nationwide
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:55 pm
Live interactive event features host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban; to stream on and
Country singer Tate Stevens named winner on 'The X Factor'
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 09:00 am
Tate Stevens wins "The X Factor," a $5 million Sony recording contract and a Pepsi music video debuting as a "Pop Star Commercial" during "Music's Biggest Night."
Make yourself at 'Holmes,' Melissa: Top-rated 'Daybreak' welcomes new co-anchor to the team
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 03:05 pm
WGRZ-TV has announced that Melissa Holmes has been named the permanent co-anchor of its top-rated "Daybreak" program weekday mornings, starting Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2013.

Holmes started with "2 On Your Side" in January. In that time, she has been the main anchor of "2 On Your Side's" "Ten at 10" on WNYO-TV. She has also been a reporter for all of WGRZ's newscasts. In addition, Holmes has been filling in occasionally on the "Daybreak" anchor desk since the end of November.

'The Voice': Hit NBC series crowns Cassadee Pope as winner
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 09:10 am
NBC's "The Voice" crowned Cassadee Pope as the winner of the popular vocal competition series' third cycle in Tuesday's live results show and season finale, earning her the grand prize of a recording contract with Universal Republic Records.
Second season of NBC's 'Fashion Star' will premiere March 8
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:35 pm
Show will feature 13 talented designers who join celebrity mentors Nicole Richie, Jessica Simpson and John Varvatos, as well as new host Louise Roe.
Buffalo has fifth annual 'Neighborhood Festival of Lights'
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 12:15 pm
For the fifth year running, block clubs on the West Side have put together a "Neighborhood Festival of Lights." Between now and Jan. 6, 2013, households from Symphony Circle to the Peace Bridge get in the holiday spirit and participate in a friendly competition to see who can make their houses look the most festive.
Justin Bieber to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 11:25 pm
As millions of fans celebrated the success of the "Believe" album and accompanying sold-out "Believe" world tour, global superstar Justin Bieber announced additional 2013 shows on his headlining tour of North America, which includes a stop at First Niagara Center on July 15, 2013.
15 determined adults and 3 inspiring kids commit to getting healthy when 'The Biggest Loser' returns
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 01:05 pm
In a season unlike any other, NBC's "The Biggest Loser" takes on child obesity by featuring kid participants for the first time ever on the show, joining 15 fiercely determined adults eager to lose weight and change their lives forever in a must-see, two-night premiere event.
Nick Lachey to host new singing game show 'The Winner Is'
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 01:00 pm
Multi-talented singer and performing star Nick Lachey ("The Sing-Off") will host NBC's series "The Winner Is" (working title), a new hybrid singing game show that showcases talented singers of all ages - male soloists, female soloists, kids, teens, singing groups, seniors, families, professionals - all of whom will compete in head-to-head singing duels.
'The Price Is Right' to feature historic Great Lakes Seaway Trail lighthouse
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 12:55 pm
The enduringly popular daytime television game show "The Price Is Right" is set to feature Braddock Point Lighthouse in Hilton, N.Y., in a "Lighthouses Around the World" vacation getaway showcase prize early in 2013.
14th annual 'A Home for the Holidays with Rascal Flatts' airs Dec. 19 on CBS
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 12:50 pm
Entertainment special celebrates the joys of adoption; Rascal Flatts, Rachel Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty and Phillip Phillips will perform; Wayne Brady, Kevin Frazier and Jillian Michaels will present
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts 4th annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 03:20 pm
Hard Rock "drops" 10-foot Gibson guitar, painted by local artist Rob Lynch and illuminated by Ken-Ton Electronic, to ring in the new year; special performances by Everclear and Eve 6
It's time to deck the halls with ABC Family's '25 Days of Christmas'
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 04:00 pm
Includes the basic cable premiere of "Disney's A Christmas Carol" and "Despicable Me," and features network premiere broadcasts of "Fred Claus" and "Disney∙Pixar's Toy Story 3"
'The X Factor': Double elimination sends home Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 10:20 am
Thursday, on a special Thanksgiving night live results show, and in another double-elimination, Arin Ray, one of Britney Spears' "Teens," and Beatrice Miller, another of Spears' "Teens," were eliminated on "The X Factor."
Houghton College presents sixth annual 'Christmas Prism'
Fri, Nov 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Houghton College is hosting the sixth annual "Christmas Prism" Dec. 7 to 9 in Houghton, as well as Rochester and Buffalo.
Artpark reveals 'The Sound of Music' as 40th anniversary Broadway production
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 02:40 pm
The hills at Artpark will be alive with "The Sound of Music" in July 2013 as part of the summer-long celebration of Artpark's 40th anniversary.
ABC celebrates holiday season with movies, specials and four all-new episodes of 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 11:35 am
Highlights include "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "Disney Prep & Landing," "Shrek" and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest"
NBC wins its first November sweep in nine years
Tue, Nov 20th 2012 06:00 pm
For the first time since 2003, NBC's primetime lineup has delivered No. 1 ratings in adults 18-49 for the November sweep, rising from a No. 4 ranking in the November period one year ago to a No. 1 finish this year, according to "live plus same day" viewership data from Nielsen Media Research.
Winners from The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 01:30 pm
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards aired Sunday night on ABC. Artists were honored in the categories of pop/rock, country, rap/hip-hop, soul/R&B, alternative, adult contemporary, Latin, contemporary inspirational and - for the first year ever - electronic dance music.
Buffalo United presents second annual concert
Wed, Nov 14th 2012 11:10 am
"The Stand," Buffalo United's second annual concert event, is Friday, Nov. 30. The 7 p.m. event (6 p.m. doors) will be held at the Buffalo Christian Center, 512 Pearl St., Buffalo.
NBC announces two-hour season finale for 'The Voice' on Dec. 18
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 03:15 pm
"The Voice" will decisively declare a winner when the intense vocal competition series concludes its third season with a live two-hour finale on Tuesday, Dec. 18 (9 p.m.).
'Grimm' by night, actress Claire Coffee picks football winners by day
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 09:45 am
INTERVIEW: NFL experts study hours and hours of game film, interview players and coaches, read injury reports and analyze practice sessions before picking winners each week.

Actress Claire Coffee, on the other hand, well, her method isn't quite as scientific.


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