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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.
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.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2016
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 04:10 am
Here are my favorite celebrity interviews from 2016 (with clickable links).
Interview: Emma Slater offers inside look at 'Dancing with the Stars' show, live tour & engagement
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 05:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" promises to "showcase every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC's hit show ... including group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour."
Kelsea Ballerini brings first headlining tour to Buffalo
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 07:00 am
Kelsea Ballerini, whom Billboard called "Country's Next Queen," will bring the smile, the charm, the words, the spark to the sold-out Town Ballroom on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Interview: Steve Vai to perform 'Passion and Warfare' live at The Riv
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 05:50 pm
On Saturday, Steve Vai will perform his 1990 album "Passion and Warfare," from top to bottom, at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
NBC's 'Timeless' is a big, fun, action-packed trek through history
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 05:35 pm
When the overnight TV ratings were released Tuesday, the debut of NBC's "Timeless" nearly doubled the audience of ABC's rookie serial "Conviction."
Interview: Brian Wilson brings 50th anniversary 'Pet Sounds' tour to Buffalo
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 07:10 pm
Brian Wilson brings his "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour" to the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The concert sold-out in less than 18 hours, as people rushed to buy tickets to see firsthand how the leftfield Beach Boys album came about, and to hear Wilson perform his musical masterpiece.
'Blindspot': Audrey Esparza talks Tasha Zapata, 'really good' season 2
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 07:00 am
Go to the bathroom early, put your phone down and get your snacks ready the night before, because, if the first episode of "Blindspot" is any indication, the second season isn't going to provide any dull moments.
Seth Swirsky talks new album, making singable songs
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 02:55 pm
About every three years, award-winning pop singer/songwriter Seth Swirsky treats fans to a core piece of his unrelenting talent as a true pop recording artist. This year, he's back with the emotionally compelling project "Circles and Squares," which released Aug. 19.
Interview: With renewed sense of confidence, KT Tunstall returns to musical roots
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:20 pm
"You know, you think when you have a really successful record, 'Wow, this is it. This is the pinnacle of success.' But, actually, it's now," KT Tunstall said. "It's now, where I'm in a place where I have a record deal where I can make good choices, and I call the shots, and I can decide who I work with, and how I'm going to work, and when I'm going to work."
Interview: 'These Are the Days' for Love & The Outcome
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 08:10 pm
Duo Love & The Outcome is back with a new album - and a new approach to Christian music.
'Star Wars,' 'Batman' fans flock to Fan Expo Canada to meet, listen to Mark Hamill
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:10 pm
Thousands of fans came out for a special and rare treat: Q&A sessions with Mark Hamill, the actor behind Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" series, and the voice of The Joker in "Batman: The Animated Series."
Interview: John Rzeznik talks 'Boxes,' Buffalo
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 10:25 am
It was in Buffalo that John Rzeznik and Robby Takac would forge the sound and style that led to "Name," "Slide" and 14 consecutive top 10 radio hits - a record for "hot" adult contemporary.
Interview: Olivia Newton-John gives back through new projects
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 09:05 pm
In the fall, Olivia Newton-John will release a new album, titled "LIV ON." It's a collaboration with Grammy Award nominee Beth Nielsen Chapman and SOCAN Award-winner Amy Sky.
 

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