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'The X Factor' online auditions extended through April 27
Fri, Apr 13th 2012 05:45 pm
"The X Factor" is extending online auditions to Friday, April 27. Solo artists and vocal groups have an additional two weeks to submit their online auditions. To audition online, auditioners should upload a 30-second introduction and a one-and-a-half minute a cappella video performance to
Seneca Casinos unveil 'Summer Rush' for 2012
Tue, Apr 10th 2012 01:55 pm
Video: Seneca Casinos will deliver an unprecedented level of excitement this summer to the Western New York, Southern Ontario, and Northern Pennsylvania and Ohio regions with "Summer Rush." Headline acts include Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Michael Bolton and ESPN's "Friday Nights Lights."
Niagara Regional Theatre Guild hosts The Easy Street Big Band in concert
Mon, Apr 9th 2012 08:35 am
The Easy Street Big Band will appear in concert on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the newly opened Ellicott Creek Playhouse.
World premiere comedy at Ghostlight Theatre
Thu, Apr 5th 2012 11:50 am
The world premiere comedy "Regrets Only," by L. Don Swartz, will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. The show is on stage May 3 at 7 p.m.; May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8 p.m.; and on May 20 at 2 p.m.

"Regrets Only" features Joann V. Mis and Debby Koszelak Swartz as two grumpy Polish ladies, Lottie and Bernice, who crash a wedding reception and turn the celebration into a hysterical nightmare. "Regrets Only" is the fifth installment of the popular "Lottie & Bernice" series, following "Get Off My Cabbage," "The Lottie & Bernice Show," "Here We Sit" and "Danse Macabre."

NFTA reaches agreement with Funtime for summer concerts at outer harbor
Wed, Apr 4th 2012 02:10 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced today that it has reached a licensing agreement with Funtime After Dark LLC to be the NFTA's waterfront concert promoter for the 2012 summer season.

Funtime plans on using the seven-acre site located on the outer harbor in the vicinity of the former Pier Restaurant to hold concerts from a variety of musical genres, including alternative, Canadian, southern and folk rock. Ticket prices will range from $30 pre-sale to $100 for a VIP ticket. Parking charges will range from $5 to $10.

Emerson Drive review
Tue, Apr 3rd 2012 04:35 pm
Country band Emerson Drive came to the Niagara University campus on Friday, March 23. All proceeds from the concert went to the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization dedicated to raising money for injured service members.
NU Theatre presents Shakespeare's most magical romantic comedy: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Fri, Mar 23rd 2012 06:00 pm
From March 22 through April 1, Niagara University Theatre will present the delightful Shakespearean classic, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Doug Zschiegner.
Artpark: First 'Tuesday' acts
Tue, Mar 20th 2012 11:00 am
Artpark announced Kansas and Foreigner will kick off the 2012 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Comedian Rob Schneider to perform at Niagara University on March 31
Thu, Mar 15th 2012 02:05 pm
"You can do it!"

That is you can see "Saturday Night Live" alumnus Rob Schneider - also famous for his roles in movies such as "The Waterboy," "Grown Ups" and "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" - perform his stand-up comedy routine at Niagara University.

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue at Historic Riviera Theatre
Wed, Mar 14th 2012 02:00 pm
The Cultural Alliance of Niagara hosts a fundraising concert on Friday, March 23, at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue takes the stage at 8 p.m.
Artpark has Sting
Mon, Mar 12th 2012 05:15 pm
This summer, rock legend Sting will perform many of his most celebrated hits at Artpark's Mainstage Theater in Lewiston.
Seneca casinos welcome spring with national comedy acts
Mon, Mar 12th 2012 01:25 pm
Seneca casinos will deliver fall-out-of-your-seat laughter to welcome the start of spring.

On Saturday, March 24, "Blue Collar Comedy Tour" co-founder Bill Engvall comes to Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls USA. Engvall will mix humor and lighthearted views on everyday events during his performance at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Limited tickets remain on sale for the 8 p.m. show and start at $40.

Engvall currently hosts the game show "LINGO" on GSN and continues to tour periodically with fellow "Blue Collar" comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. The former American Comedy Awards Comic of the Year also starred in numerous television shows, including "Mobile Home Disasters," "The Bill Engvall Show" and "Country Fried Home Videos."

Teresa Giudice cooks Italian at Seneca Niagara Events Center
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 05:00 pm
Star of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and "Celebrity Apprentice" to feature recipes from "Fabulicious!: Teresa's Italian Family Cookbook"
There's a party goin' on right here
Tue, Mar 6th 2012 04:45 pm
Kool & The Gang performs Friday with Van Halen at First Niagara Center. Robert "Kool" Bell interview.
Rock fans: 'Sing with Chicago' and fight breast cancer
Thu, Mar 1st 2012 03:35 pm
Grammy-winning band Chicago and American Cancer Society team up for third year of the hit promotion.
'The Voice': Adley Stump gives new meaning to natural born talent
Thu, Mar 1st 2012 01:45 pm
Countless singers toil away at their craft for years, working with vocal coaches, stylists and image consultants, hoping to land that "big break." Most are willing to do just about anything to land a record contract or a national spotlight.

And then there's Adley Stump.

'The Voice': Anthony Evans looks to break mold
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 04:40 pm
Anthony Evans looks to prove Christian musicians can make it big in the music industry.
NU Theatre presents most magical romantic comedy by Shakespeare: 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
Wed, Feb 22nd 2012 01:10 pm
From March 22 through April 1, Niagara University Theatre will present the delightful Shakespearean classic, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," directed by Doug Zschiegner, associate professor/associate director of NU Theatre. Young lovers, powerful spirits and a troupe of thespians all collide in a forest in this contemporary production of the most magical romantic comedy in the history of the English language.