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'Historic event' and 'rarefied air' when Brian Wilson & Al Jardine perform 'Pet Sounds'
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
With a rested Brian Wilson ready to resume touring, Lewiston is eagerly anticipating a Beach Boys-inspired concert at Artpark.
Mainstream music makes its way to Youngstown; Michael Glabicki interview
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown will host its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.
Kingdom Bound 2019: 'Exciting' time for Rebecca St. James
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 05:00 pm
Rebecca St. James was on top of the mountain.
Kingdom Bound 2019: Skillet's Jen Ledger brings faith fight to solo project
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 06:30 pm
On the surface, one wouldn't leave the comfy confines of the drum kit in one of the world's biggest bands to start a side project from scratch. Yet, that's exactly what Jen Ledger did in 2018, as she took a break from Skillet to helm an eponymously named rock outfit.
Musical icons to take stage at Artpark: 'Weird Al' & Sarah McLachlan to perform in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:05 am
Earth, Wind & Fire (Tuesday) will kick-off a string of marquee performances at the Lewiston venue. The upcoming schedule includes The Flaming Lips (July 27), JoJo Siwa (July 28), Chris Isaak (July 30), Rick Springfield (Aug. 13), Paul Rodgers and Bad Company (Aug. 20), and Foreigner (Aug. 27).
Passion sandwiching Kingdom Bound appearance in between mega conferences; Kristian Stanfill interview
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:35 pm
When was the last time you saw 40,000 youth in church?
Brooke Williams channels Bruce Lee on 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' '12 Monkeys'
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 08:00 pm
Brooke Williams is sort of like Bruce Lee.
Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, a '90s curator, accidentally finds success two decades later
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 03:35 pm
Mark McGrath would be the last person to give credit to Mark McGrath.
Tonic's Emerson Hart shares '32,000 Days,' stepfather's story, on new solo album
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 09:30 am
Hart recently chatted with NFP about his new work, his home outside of Nashville, and touring with his "brothers": Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra. The trio will perform in Lewiston on July 9 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" at Artpark.
Master musical craftsman Kevin Griffin brings his own band, Better Than Ezra, to Artpark
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 01:40 pm
Thanks to NBC's hit summer series "Songland," the public has a newfound interest in what goes into making a hit song. Though the show's headliners - including John Legend, Kelsea Ballerini and will.i.am - are often thought of when hearing (or singing) a final product, many tunes take a team to be top of the pops. One of the music industry's more sought-after masterminds will perform at Artpark as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" on July 9. Kevin Griffin will showcase his own hit songs, including "Good," "King of New Orleans" and "Desperately Wanting," when Better Than Ezra takes the amphitheater stage.
PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2019 Nickel City Con in Buffalo
Mon, May 20th 2019 04:15 pm
Dave & Adam's presented Nickel City Con this past weekend at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Q&A: Tracy Spiridakos defies expectations on 'Chicago P.D.'
Thu, May 2nd 2019 03:35 pm
Tracy Spiridakos seemed like a great pickup and a worthy addition to the "Chicago P.D." team when it was announced she would join the hit NBC series in the 2017-18 season. But her casting also came with some questions - namely, would her character, Hailey Upton, serve as a replacement for the departing Erin Lindsay (Sophia Bush)? If so, would she become a love interest for Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer)?
'California country' comes to Buffalo with Alice Wallace tour
Wed, May 1st 2019 02:40 pm
"California country" artist Alice Wallace is poised to become a sustainable star, because she is not an overnight success. Far from it. Truth be told, she had to move back in with her family and give up a steady job in order to get on the road, travel (a lot), and hone her musical skills.
Q&A: TobyMac fighting 'The Elements,' coming out swinging with new music, concert tour
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 04:40 pm
As his convertible explodes in the background, TobyMac sings, "It's you, I need/It's you, I need/On my darkest days/When I'm losing faith/I need You, I need, it's you, I need/Every single day, every breath I take/I need you, I need you."
Jeremy Camp's life to be subject of feature film; singer heads to WNY as part of 'HITS DEEP' Tour
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 05:55 pm
Following the success of their 2018 film, "I Can Only Imagine," the Erwin brothers are set to bring Jeremy Camp's story to the big screen next year. "I Still Believe" is set to bow March 20.
'The Enemy Within' brings new twist to crimefighting drama genre
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 04:00 pm
On Monday, "The Enemy Within" gains a new cast member. Cassandra Freeman joins the show as Jaqueline Pettigrew, whom the network describes as an infusion of action and humor.
'The Passage' is smart, eerie, fun (plus vampires); Jamie McShane interview
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 06:15 pm
From the characters to the plot to the fight scenes and the music playing in the background, everything about FOX's new series "The Passage" is stylish and cool.
Reunited +LIVE+ in top form with new music, tour; Ed Kowalczyk interview
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:30 pm
Everyone knows the saying, "absence makes the heart grow fonder." In the case of '90s hitmakers +LIVE+, a seven-year breakup actually made the four Pennsylvania rockers better at what they do - onstage and in the studio.
Q&A with 'Blindspot' star Ashley Johnson
Fri, Jan 11th 2019 07:55 pm
NBC's "Blindspot" gave fans a pre-Christmas gift in the form of a midseason finale stocking-stuffed with story setups normally reserved for the season-ender.
Abigail Spencer: 'Timeless' 2-hour finale is for the 'Clockblockers'
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 12:30 pm
"Timeless" fans came out in force with their #SaveTimeless campaign to show NBC how much they valued the sci-fi action-adventure show, and the Peacock Network took notice. In July, a two-hour series finale was booked for the holiday season. It will air Thursday, Dec. 20.
Lindsey Stirling returns to WNY for Ronald McDonald House fundraiser
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 10:00 am
Lindsey Stirling's summer performance at Artpark was the best show this writer has seen in 12 years of covering Mainstage Theater events.
'Manifest' star Melissa Roxburgh: Stakes about to ramp up
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 08:00 pm
In 2013, after vacationing with family, Michaela, her brother, Ben (Josh Dallas), and his ill young son, Cal (Jack Messina), boarded Montego Air Flight 828 headed back home to New York City. Their flight, while turbulent, didn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary. But when they touched down, Michaela and company were informed five years had passed.
'The Goldbergs' star Hayley Orrantia tells us what it's like to live in the '80s (Hint: There are lots of scrunchies)
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 06:15 pm
It was Oct. 15, 2000-something, and Hayley Orrantia was trying to free herself from the clutches of a 25-foot spider.
Interview: Newly awarded Matthew West set to go 'All In' with Buffalo concert
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Fresh from winning his first Dove Award (Songwriter of the Year), Matthew West chatted with NFP about "The Answer/All In" tour, which he's co-headlining with Jeremy Camp. The artists are intent on sharing a message of hope as they perform a boxload of hit songs. They'll take the Eastern Hills Church stage on Nov. 2. Tickets and more information can be found at TheAnswerAllInTour.com.
Christy Nockels previews The Freedom Project Tour
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 05:05 pm
As one-half of the Christian duo Watermark, singer Christy Nockels is used to big stages, bright lights and grand productions. There will be none of that razzle-dazzle when she comes to Western New York on Oct. 11, and that suits Nockels just fine.
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik talks 'Dizzy Up The Girl' tour, performing at Shea's and connecting with fans
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 07:55 pm
The "SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour" visits Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo for 8 p.m. shows on Oct. 19-21. Per the band's marketing agent, BB Gun Press, each night will see the Goo Goo Dolls perform the full record, then stage an additional set "packed with surprises and more of their hits."
'God Friended Me' ... and Violett Beane; actress previews new CBS series
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 05:05 pm
Violett Beane has been a superhero on two different Earths, brought heart to Chastain Park Memorial Hospital, and played truth or dare on the big screen. But did you know she also makes a killer vegan nacho cheese sauce?
'Lethal Weapon': Maggie Lawson details new partnership with Seann William Scott, looks forward to getting into action (but maybe not in heels!)
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 04:45 pm
Actor Seann William Scott has joined "Lethal Weapon." He will play Wesley Cole, an ex-CIA operative and new partner to LAPD Det. Roger Mayfield Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). With the addition of Scott/Cole came a significant added bonus: Maggie Lawson would recur as his ex-girlfriend and the mother of their 12-year-old daughter.
PHOTOS: KISS' Gene Simmons raises money for vets, meets fans in Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
Gene Simmons might be a demon on stage as the leader of KISS, but in person Thursday he was a real saint.
Interview: Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins to bring playlist of our youth to Artpark
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
As Tom Bailey explained, "If you've got songs that people remember from that kind of moment in their life, when it becomes a rite of passage - the song that's playing when they first turn from children into adults; those teenage years - you know, we've all got that playlist in our heads from that era of our lives. And if you're one of the artists that's on their playlist, then it's just an amazing thing."
Lewiston: Northwest Jazz Festival headliner Veronica Swift forging her own path
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Somewhere around the age of 9 is when Veronica Swift started doing her own thing.
3 Doors Down, Collective Soul bring 'Rock & Roll Express Tour' to Seneca Niagara
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 10:00 pm
Double the bands means double the hits on the "Rock & Roll Express Tour" double-bill with 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul. These hitmakers will bring three decades of songs with them to the Event Center at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Q&A: Freer, happier Lindsey Stirling returns to Artpark with 'DWTS'-bolstered show
Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 02:30 pm
Seemingly, Lindsey Stirling went from being the only pirate at the party to a pop-culture princess right before our eyes on last fall's "Dancing with the Stars."
North Point InsideOut to make Kingdom Bound debut
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 12:25 pm
Teens and young adults crammed shoulder to shoulder, screaming and waving their arms, is something you'd expect to see at a place like Comic-Con or maybe a Buffalo sporting event. It's not necessarily the picture one envisions when hearing of a worship group. And yet, this scene is the norm each week in the Greater Atlanta area, as North Point InsideOut ministers to high school and college-age youth.
Freedom fighters Remedy Drive to share passion, music at Kingdom Bound
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 06:30 pm
The stories, and the songs that comprise Remedy Drive's 2017 release "The North Star," will be featured on stage at Kingdom Bound. Zach and his bandmates will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, on the Darien Lake Awaken Stage.
Gov't Mule bucking convention as band readies for Artpark show; Warren Haynes interview
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 02:55 pm
The Warren Haynes-led band released a new album last year - a record that speaks to the divide in America, while also offering cuts that satisfy today's rock 'n' roll, blues and country music fans.
Tedeschi Trucks Band in Lewiston: Susan Tedeschi looking forward to return performance at Artpark
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 09:30 am
While Tedeschi Trucks Band won't be the most famous headliner at Artpark this summer, there is little doubt it will be the most talented group to grace the amphitheater stage.
KT Tunstall feeling creative as she prepares for Artpark appearance
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 03:15 pm
"Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" and "Suddenly I See" made KT Tunstall a household name 14 years ago. These songs propelled her music into commercials, movies, TV shows and late-night talkers.
Interview: Shantel VanSanten says 'Shooter' season 3 is 'even more complex, but beautifully constructed'
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 06:15 pm
Not to take anything away from the popcorn elements on "Shooter," which are a real blast, but the real reason why this series is so strong is that what we see is what we get. In other words, Bob Lee and Julie Swagger aren't that far removed from the actors giving them life. Both Ryan Phillippe and Shantel VanSanten are taking personal moments from their real lives and incorporating them into this series.
'12 Monkeys': Emily Hampshire offers insight into Jennifer Goines
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 03:55 pm
Jennifer Goines once took the "viral Armageddon" with her to a speed-dating session.
 

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