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Sugarland on tour, 'American Idol': Jennifer Nettles talks 'BIGGER' things for reunited band
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 07:00 am
When Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush agreed to take a break from their band, Sugarland, little did they know "BIGGER" things would await them.
'Into the Badlands': More Emily Beecham in The Widow this season
Fri, May 4th 2018 03:05 pm
As this black clothes-clad, well-made-up, intimidating figure spread her arms over the badlands and sent her butterflies to route her foes, something unexpected began to happen. In the season three premiere, fans began to see less of The Widow, and more of actress Emily Beecham.
Interview: With new perspective on life, Tenth Avenue North touring as 'Followers'
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 07:50 pm
Not taking the self-high-five approach, Tenth Avenue North opted for straight-up bluntness when describing their 2016 album, "Followers." Such an approach is unusual - but it was fitting. It's that kind of honesty that is threaded through the album's songs.
Interview: Matt Maher looks to bring worship back to America on Chris Tomlin tour
Tue, Apr 3rd 2018 05:30 pm
When you're singing in church on Sunday morning and you glance up to see the names written under the song lyrics, there's one person who appears regularly: Matt Maher.
Interview: Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace talks Niagara Falls show, soaring with 'Somethingness'
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 08:50 pm
When Our Lady Peace performs Monday at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, the band will pay homage to its 20-year-old, Diamond-selling album, "Clumsy." But it's their 20-day-old album, "Somethingness," that has OLP excited.
Interview: '12 Monkeys' star Amanda Schull finds 'Love, Once and Always' on Hallmark Channel
Thu, Mar 8th 2018 09:55 am
"12 Monkeys" star Amanda Schull was able to find respite in the form of the Hallmark Channel, and a light, romantic story titled "Love, Once and Always." In the movie, she stars as Lucy, a promising historian who unexpectedly inherits half of a mansion left to her upon the death of an aunt. The owner of the estate's other half is a former beau, Duncan, who seemingly shunned Lucy a decade earlier.
Interview: 'Taken' star Jessica Camacho talks 'Go big' Santana
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 01:30 pm
For the third time in Jessica Camacho's career, the actor has been asked to bring new life - and a new character - to an established show. She joined FOX's "Sleepy Hollow" in season three, portraying FBI agent Sophie Foster. More notably, and most recently, she has been a recurring guest star on "The Flash." Camacho arrived in season three as the portal-popping Gypsy: a reluctant hero, metahuman bounty hunter from another dimension, and love interest for Cisco.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of 2017
Fri, Dec 29th 2017 04:50 pm
Celebrity interviews are like Lay's potato chips: One is never enough - not for reporters or audiences.
OK Go director Trish Sie looks to aca-finish 'Pitch Perfect' series on high note
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 08:35 pm
"Pitch Perfect," in many ways, lived up to its title. Led by aca-ceptional performances by Anna Kendrick (Beca), Skyler Astin (Jesse) and Rebel Wilson (Amy), the movie was funny, touching and outright entertaining.
'Chicago P.D.': Is Kim headed to the dark side? Actress Marina Squerciati talks Burgess, Buffalo
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 07:25 pm
Through the better part of four seasons of "Chicago P.D.," Kim Burgess was "the nice one" - the sympathetic, reasonable officer working alongside the no-nonsense Sgt. Hank Voight and his rag-tag band of punch-first, look-the-other-way, all-for-the-greater-good intelligence unit policemen.
Natalia Cordova-Buckley interview: Meet newest member of 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 08:15 am
Natalia Cordova-Buckley (Elena "Yo-Yo" Rodriguez) was promoted following the success of the six-part digital series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot" (in which she starred), the positive fan reaction to her character's romance with Henry Simmons' Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie, and Yo-Yo's heroic, tear-jerking rescue efforts inside the "Framework" at last season's end.
Jefferson Starship brings three bands' worth of material to Fallsview
Thu, Nov 9th 2017 06:10 pm
When Jefferson Starship performs Saturday inside Fallsview Casino Resort's lush Avalon Ballroom, the band will unleash hits from three - count 'em, three - successful rock bands: the psychedelic folk-rock of Jefferson Airplane, the arena rock of Jefferson Starship and the adult-contemporary pop-rock of Starship. The act's catalog covers some three-plus decades of recording.
'Chicago P.D.': Is Upton ready to blow her top? What's ahead for Halstead?
Wed, Nov 8th 2017 09:00 pm
Actress Tracy Spiridakos is a breath of fresh air on "Chicago P.D." - and couldn't be lovelier in real life.
'Chicago P.D.': Jon Seda happy to be back with squad, as Dawson reunites with Voight
Wed, Nov 8th 2017 08:25 pm
Jon Seda has been bouncing around Dick Wolf's "Chicago" franchise like a deep-dish in the backseat of a delivery person's Pontiac.
Crowder: Coming to a college near you; interview
Thu, Nov 2nd 2017 06:35 pm
At this point in his career, multi-award-winning singer David Crowder could perform just about anywhere he wants. With Billboard hits - both on mainstream and Christian charts - and song placement on "Sunday Night Football," he's an in-demand artist.
Interview: Howard Jones brings full show, greatest hits to Fallsview Casino
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 06:45 pm
At Artpark, Howard Jones was a wizard on stage, conjuring up synth-pop beats and seemingly using some sort of hocus-pocus to sound, look and move around like he did when American audiences first heard his music in the 1980s.
Interview: GMA Artist of the Year MercyMe not pulling punches with 'LIFER'
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 06:20 pm
"Even If" spent 19 weeks at No. 1 in Billboard's contemporary Christian music category. And, on Tuesday, at the 48th annual GMA Dove Awards, MercyMe took home Artist Of The Year, Pop/Contemporary Album Of The Year for "LIFER," and Songwriter of the Year Artist (Bart Millard).
'Chicago P.D.': Tracy Spiridakos a welcome addition to intelligence unit
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 07:00 pm
If you're a fan of NBC's "Chicago P.D.," you were cheering when you learned Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) had joined the team, and the cast, on a permanent basis.
A lighter 'Blacklist' in store for fans this season
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:25 pm
After last season's "holy crap!" of a finale, "The Blacklist" returned Wednesday with a lighter, funnier episode.
Roadcase Royale: Heart's Nancy Wilson hits road with hard-hitting new funk-rock band
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 06:30 pm
Nancy Wilson has joined forces with vocalist Liv Warfield - formerly of Prince's New Power Generation - to create a dynamic live band she dubbed Roadcase Royale. The outfit is set to release its first record on Sept. 22, the 10-song "First Things First," and is opening for the Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band "Silver Bullet Tour" this fall.
Kingdom Bound: 'American Idol' favorite Danny Gokey mixes inspirational lyrics with soulful pop music on new album 'Rise'
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 01:20 pm
It was on "American Idol" audiences first met faith-proclaiming - and in many cases faith-based - performers Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Scotty McCreery, Colton Dixon, Angie Miller, Hollyn, Chris Sligh, Mandisa and Danny Gokey.
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."
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.
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."
'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."
Loverboy bringing 'Dirty Dozen' to Artpark
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:55 pm
Vocalist Mike Reno met guitarist Paul Dean in 1979 and, just one year later, the duo had a hit record via their band, Loverboy. Working alongside Doug Johnson on keyboards, Matt Frenette on drums and Scott Smith on bass, Reno and Dean followed that up in 1981 with "Get Lucky." The album spawned the band's biggest hit in "Working for the Weekend."
Tonic's Emerson Hart loving life, working on new music, playing in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 06:35 pm
Tonic will perform at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo - playing alongside Collective Soul and Our Lady Peace, if you can believe that super lineup.
'Wonderful' Maggie Lawson promises shenanigans afoot in Hallmark Channel film 'My Favorite Wedding'
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 12:00 pm
At the beginning of a recent phone interview with Maggie Lawson, her assistant said, "Hey, Josh, you're on with the wonderful Miss Maggie." His description wasn't wrong.
Guess Who, BTO creator Randy Bachman brings classic hits, new blues songs to Artpark
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
On June 20, two-time Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Bachman will perform at Artpark as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Artpark fans shout, shout, let it all out: Tears for Fears headlining 'TIP' concert series
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 10:25 am
It's hard to believe, but it's been seven years since Tears for Fears performed in Niagara County. Such disbelief is due to the fact fans are still raving about the performance put on by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, recalling the Molson Canal Concert Series event in such vivid detail you'd swear it was last week.
Interview: Todd Rundgren bringing new songs, big show to Riviera Theatre
Sun, May 7th 2017 05:20 pm
A few years back, a fan approached Todd Rundgren outside a concert in Buffalo and mentioned to Todd that, after multiple times seeing him, one of his favorite shows took place in the 1980s.
Meet The Widow: Emily Beecham goes 'Into the Badlands' to build killer character
Wed, Apr 26th 2017 10:10 pm
Formerly known as Minerva, Emily Beecham's character earned this name following the death of her abusive husband - we're told at her hands. In the wake of her "loss," The Widow has recruited and mothered a group of "butterflies," trained female assassins every part as deadly as the clippers.
Human Nature brings the greatest songs of all time to Niagara Falls, Ontario
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
After first touring behind their own songs, Human Nature has enjoyed a residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas for the better part of a decade. In Sin City, the foursome - Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney - has built a second career performing a century's worth of hit songs.
Interview: TobyMac tour will hit WNY deep
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 01:20 pm
If one sought to define TobyMac, Christian music's arena-filling, chart-topping pop-rock-rap superstar, they'd be wise to listen to "Lights Shine Bright," a song he recorded with Hollyn.
'24: Legacy': Jimmy Smits looks to join the action
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:05 pm
Up until now on "24: Legacy," the action scenes have primarily involved Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) and former Counter Terrorist Unit agent Rebecca Ingram (Miranda Otto). Together, they're working to stop a terrorist group's series of planned attacks.
Switchfoot is looking for America ... in Rochester
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 11:55 pm
Switchfoot is all about dichotomy.
Interview: Hollyn poised to be next big thing in music
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 10:40 pm
Earlier this month, Hollyn's debut album, the aptly titled "One-Way Conversations," swiftly ascended to the top of the iTunes pop charts - just below a certain Super Bowl halftime headliner.
Q&A: 'Grimm' star Elizabeth (Bitsie) Tulloch offers insight on the many faces of Juliette/Eve
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 05:55 pm
How fitting is it that Bitsie Tulloch changed her name back to Elizabeth? This is an actress, after all, who has starred on "Grimm" as good Juliette, evil Juliette the Hexenbiest, Eve the badass, and now a hybrid of original Juliette and Eve.
Jewel headlines Hallmark mystery movie, Fallsview Casino concert
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 03:25 pm
It's hard to imagine Jewel Kilcher foresaw becoming the globally successful multimedia superstar she is today.
 

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