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'The Voice': Gracia 'Battles' back
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 07:00 am
For as unpleasant as the winner-takes-all, loser-goes-home "Battle Rounds" may be, there's no doubt "The Voice's" singing slugfest brings out the best in each competitor.

Take Gracia Harrison, for example.

'The Voice': Trevin, Amanda talk beautiful 'Battle'
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 06:55 am
Not all battles are brutal. Some are beautiful.

On week one of "Battle Rounds" on NBC's "The Voice," Team CeeLo singers Trevin Hunte and Amanda Brown opted to better and not batter each other in the ring. Their rendition of Mariah Carey's "Vision of Love" was the performance of the season.

USA network fan favorite 'Psych' season seven premiere set for Feb. 27
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 09:30 pm
USA Network's hit comedy series "Psych" returns for its much-anticipated seventh season on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 10 p.m., with 16 new one-hour episodes.
NU Theatre presents Neil Simon's comedy 'Rumors'
Wed, Oct 10th 2012 07:00 am
From Nov. 8 to 18, Neil Simon's farce "Rumors" will be presented at Niagara University. The production will be directed by adjunct speech professor Amanda Lytle Sharpe.
'The Voice': Let the 'Battle' begin
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 04:00 pm
The "Battle Rounds" begin Monday on "The Voice." The 64 singers who were selected by coaches Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton will be paired off in groups of two, each competing for a spot on the "Knockout Round" and live shows.
Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks at Seneca Niagara Casino on Dec. 1
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 11:50 pm
One of America's best-selling authors in recent history, Nicholas Sparks will make a special appearance at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Dec. 1.
'The Voice' unveils the artists representing Team Christina, Team CeeLo, Team Adam and Team Blake
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 01:35 pm
Singers will compete in the "Battle Rounds" beginning Monday, Oct. 8; advisers include Billie Joe Armstrong, Rob Thomas, Mary J. Blige and Michael Buble. Photos, Twitter and Facebook of and for each contestant on season three of NBC's "The Voice."
'The Voice' marks a new beginning for Hey Monday's Cassadee Pope
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 01:10 pm
INTERVIEW: Cassadee Pope is looking to follow in Dia's and Juliet's footsteps this season on "The Voice."
'The Voice': Diego Val shares his talent with hospitalized children
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: Diego Val isn't waiting for fame or fortune to share his gifts with those in need of a friend.
'The Voice': Mycle Wastman and Suzanna Choffel among early notables
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEWS: Only "The Voice" could bring us performances from 40-year-old Mycle Wastman and 32-year-old Suzanna Choffel, two gifted vocalists who are too free-spirited for "The X Factor" and too adult for "American Idol."
'The Voice': Welcome back, Dez Duron
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 07:00 am
INTERVIEW: "I just wanted to become the best artist that I could be," Dez said. "It was about more than just coming back on the show. It was about becoming a better artist in general, just in life getting better."
J.H. Wyman: 'Fringe' is 'highlight of my career'
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 02:25 pm
In the year 2036, "The Observers," once just obscure onlookers, have taken control of the universe. Our heroes, the FBI's fringe science team of Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson) and Dr. Walter Bishop (John Noble), will do battle with the bald baddies over the course of the show's final episodes.
More stars join 'Dancing With Stars: All-Stars' fun with original Web series 'After Party'
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 03:25 pm is bringing more all-stars into the celebration for this season's "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars." Supermodel and season nine alum Joanna Krupa and actor and recording artist Kyle Massey, who was a season 11 runner-up, are on board to join's new web series, "After Party: Dancing with the Stars," presented by AT&T.
Bravo celebrates 10th anniversary of 'Top Chef' with sizzling new season in Seattle
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 01:40 pm
Bravo Media premieres "Top Chef: Seattle," the 10th season of the Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series, on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 10 p.m.
NBC welcomes Usher and Shakira as new coaches to 'The Voice'
Tue, Sep 18th 2012 02:00 pm
Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green will take the spring cycle off to fulfill other commitments before returning next year; Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain for season four.
'The Voice': Meet the singers you didn't see
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 05:25 pm
INTERVIEWS: Meet performers MarissaAnn and Loren Allred.
'American Idol' judges announced
Sun, Sep 16th 2012 01:00 pm
Global icon Mariah Carey and music industry veteran Randy Jackson welcome renowned singer Nicki Minaj and country music superstar Keith Urban to judges' table.
'America's Got Talent' crowns Olate Dogs season seven winner
Sat, Sep 15th 2012 01:00 am
After months of intense competition and inspiring live performances, NBC's top-rated summer hit "America's Got Talent" crowned the winner of its seventh season Thursday night, traveling dog act Olate Dogs, from its home at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Grammy winner Jon Secada to headline Memorial's 2013 Premier
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 12:30 pm
The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will present three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Jon Secada as the headline entertainment at the 2013 Premier.

The Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala, will be held Jan. 19. Proceeds from the event will benefit Memorial's cardiac and stroke care services.

Kennedy Center to honor Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin
Wed, Sep 12th 2012 01:40 pm
Bluesman Buddy Guy, actor Dustin Hoffman, comedian and television host David Letterman, ballerina Natalia Makarova and rock band Led Zeppelin will receive honors for 2012 on "The 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors," to be broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 26, on CBS.

In a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage, the 2012 honorees will be saluted by great performers from Hollywood and the arts capitals of the world.

Q-and-A: Williamsville's Jacob Artist set to debut on 'Glee'
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 09:25 am
When the new school year begins at the fictional McKinley High School, one of the new faces roaming the hallways will be familiar to Western New York audiences. Jacob Artist, a 2010 graduate of Williamsville South, has joined the cast of "Glee." He stars as Jake, the younger half-brother of the show's original bad boy, Puck.
An all-star lineup of musicians visits 'LIVE! with Kelly and Michael'
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:40 am
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael" will showcase an all-star lineup of musicians who will take the "LIVE" stage in the first weeks of the show's 25th season. Top artists from rock to pop, country and R&B will perform their latest hits and chat with the hosts.
Shake, rattle & roll with 'American Bandstand - A Tribute to Dick Clark'
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:10 am
Depew welcomes the Latshaw Pops Orchestra concert and tribute to the legendary TV and radio icon Dick Clark with "American Bandstand - A Tribute To Dick Clark" coming to the Hearthstone Manor (333 Dick Road) on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake and Sofía Vergara join the 'Stand Up To Cancer' telecast
Thu, Sep 6th 2012 07:00 am
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Justin Timberlake, Sofía Vergara, Eric Stonestreet, Ray Romano, Felicity Huffman, Max Greenfield, Stacy Keibler, Maura Tierney, Rocco DiSpirito, Ethan Zohn and Olympic gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas and Missy Franklin will participate in "Stand Up To Cancer's" landmark event on Friday, Sept. 7.
NBC's 'The Voice' will premiere as a three-night audition event Monday-Wednesday
Wed, Sep 5th 2012 11:00 pm
NBC has fashioned the fall season premiere of "The Voice" into a three-night event with the addition of a new night on Wednesday, Sept. 12 (8 p.m.) following the previously scheduled debut on Monday, Sept. 10 (8 to 10 p.m.) and Tuesday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m.).
TNT greenlights Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's 'The Hero'
Wed, Sep 5th 2012 10:50 pm
TNT has given the greenlight to "The Hero" (working title), a new reality-competition series that will set out to find the next great hero. TNT has ordered eight episodes of the series from Ben Silverman's multimedia entertainment studio Electus and its 5x5 Media exclusive producers.
Jillian Michaels is back on 'The Biggest Loser'
Tue, Sep 4th 2012 01:15 pm
NBC'S "The Biggest Loser" kicks off in early January 2013 with the return of Jillian Michaels and a big, bold mission: to tackle the childhood obesity epidemic head on by featuring kid participants (ages 13-17) for the first time ever
'Switched at Birth,' star Katie Leclerc, shine light on deaf culture
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 03:00 pm
INTERVIEW: Every network star, producer and publicist says her television show is amazing. Groundbreaking. Must-see TV. In truth, only about 25 percent are worth sticking past the first commercial break.

But when Katie Leclerc says "America needs a show" like her ABC Family series, "Switched at Birth," I'm inclined to agree.

Celeb(rate) good times for OUN
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 07:55 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation held its 15th annual "Celebrity Bartending" event on Aug. 23 at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. in Lewiston.
Sophia says: Jane's Addiction uncorks at Artpark
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 07:40 am
I have had the pleasure of seeing Jane's Addiction before, first at the inaugural Lollapallooza Festival (of which Mr. Perry Farrell is the founder), and in New York - both in larger venues than Artpark. But those, like myself, lucky enough to be at the Jane's Addiction concert on Aug. 20 at Artpark were entertained, dazzled and then some
Michael J. Fox returns to series television on NBC with new comedy series
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 07:15 pm
Series will follow a husband and father of three from New York dealing with family, career and challenges loosely drawn from Fox's real life.
Meet the castaways of 'Survivor: Philippines'
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 04:00 pm
CBS announced 15 of the 18 castaways who will compete against each other on "Survivor: Philippines." The Emmy Award-winning series will return for its 25th season with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Sept. 4 marks the debut of "LIVE! with Kelly AND ... "
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 11:00 am
On Sept. 4, after months of anticipation and endless speculation, TV fans finally will get the answer to the question, "Who will be Kelly Ripa's new co-host?" That morning, when Ripa walks into the "LIVE" studio, she'll be joined by her new partner and a whole new era will begin for "LIVE."
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is Aug. 24-25
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 07:00 am
This year's Lewiston Jazz Festival will take place on Friday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 10 p.m. on Center Street. Admission, parking, and shuttles to the festival from Artpark's lower level parking lot are all free.
ABC announces 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' celebrity and professional pairings
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 10:40 am
The 13th contestant ("Viewers' Choice: All-Star") and partner will be announced on "Good Morning America," Aug. 27; "Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" premieres Monday, Sept. 24.
Artpark puts different spin on 'Cinderella'
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 09:00 am
Cinderella (Emilie Renier) goes from rags to riches in Artpark's musical production of "Cinderella." The show is on stage this weekend and next week at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Artpark: Frampton comes alive
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 09:15 am
VIDEO: Acclaimed guitarist Peter Frampton headlined the Aug. 7 "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark. Western New York's Mick Hayes was the opening act.
Robin Roberts celebrates greatest twosomes in TV history
Tue, Aug 7th 2012 07:00 am
"Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts hosts a two-hour countdown of couples who have graced television with their amazing chemistry, hilarity, friendship and, in many cases, romantic tension.
'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips' new video 'Home' premieres
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 08:15 pm
FOX, in partnership with Ford, will world broadcast premiere the video for "American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips' coronation single, "Home," during "So You Think You Can Dance" on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
ABC announces 12 celebrities joining first-ever 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' cast
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 08:40 am
"Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars" marks the first time prior contestants will return for another chance at winning the coveted mirror ball trophy for a very special all-star season. From former champions to fan favorites, including a celebrity voted in by fans, the stars will return and will be paired with some of the world's most decorated professional ballroom dancers for the most unforgettable season yet.

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