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Summer events in limbo, as pandemic has no end date
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 09:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said there's no immediate end date to social distancing or brick and mortar restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, though he said there is likely a way to have businesses reopen as people are still taking precautionary measures, he acknowledged the coronavirus would still pose a public danger into the summer months.
'FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America' raises $10 million (and counting) for Feeding America & First Responders Children's Foundation
Tue, Mar 31st 2020 09:05 am
Sunday night's broadcast of the benefit special "FOX Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America" brought viewers together to thank first responders and medical workers on the front lines, and to celebrate America's everyday heroes. The event raised money to support two charities that are doing critical work during these challenging times: Feeding America and First Responders Children's Foundation. The one-hour special was created to help fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to celebrate the resilience and strength of the nation during this pandemic.
'A Million Little Things' ends second season on creative high note
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 07:05 pm
What "A Million Little Things" has is two things - and these things showrunner D.J. Nash and his crew do better than any other show on TV. It has stars who are not stars, and a storyline that effortlessly leaves viewers desperate for five more minutes each week.
Erie County: Staying positive and overcoming anxiety during coronavirus
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 01:15 pm
There are a number of tips and practices to follow to maintain a positive outlook and avoid fear or panic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anxiety is a normal human response to stressful situations, but knowing how to manage stress during this time is critical.
Wilco & Sleater-Kinney co-headline 'It's Time' Tour, with stop at Artpark
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 12:30 pm
Wilco and Sleater-Kinney announced their "It's Time" summer 2020 co-headlining tour. After their respective North American and European runs in support of last year's "Ode To Joy" (out now on dBpm Records), Wilco will return stateside, closing out each night of their co-headlining tour with Sleater-Kinney, who just closed out their "The Center Won't Hold" Tour.
Hulu sets debut for new unscripted series 'Taste The Nation with Padma Lakshmi'
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 09:35 am
Hulu on Friday added to its slate of original food originals with unscripted series "Taste The Nation with Padma Lakshmi," which will debut all 10 episodes on Friday, June 19. The series, which is executive produced by Lakshmi along with Part2 Pictures' David Shadrack Smith and Sarina Roma, will be a featured title in Hulu's upcoming food-focused content experience, "Hulu Kitchen."
The Black Keys to bring 'Lets Rock' 2020 summer tour to Darien Lake
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 10:35 am
On Monday, The Black Keys confirmed their 35-date "Let's Rock" summer tour. Each date on the tour will feature special guest Gary Clark Jr., with the exception of the July 10 Berkeley show, which will feature support from Allah-Las. Jessy Wilson, The Marcus King Band, and Yola will each open select dates. Tickets for all dates will go on sale to the general public here beginning at 10 a.m. local time Friday, Feb. 28.
'The One Where They Got Back Together': 'Friends' cast set to reunite for exclusive HBO Max special
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:55 pm
It's official, "Friends" fans! After 15 years, nine months, and innumerable fan requests from around the globe, here is the brand-new information you've been waiting for: The "Friends" cast will reunite exclusively for an untitled unscripted special for HBO Max, WarnerMedia's direct-to-consumer offering debuting in May.
Winners announced at 92nd Oscars
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 08:50 am
The winners were announced for The 92nd Oscars on Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. "Parasite" was the big winner, becoming the first non-English-language film to take home the Best Picture award. "Parasite" also won the newly renamed award for International Feature Film, while Bong Joon Ho took home Best Director.
Oh, it's true: The Rolling Stones return to Buffalo
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 09:20 am
Today the Rolling Stones announced their critically acclaimed "No Filter" Tour will return to North America for a 15-city run in 2020 and will make a stop in Orchard Park on June 6 at New Era Field. The new dates follow the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band's record-breaking, sold-out performances of 2019, heralded by Rolling Stone as "A triumph for the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band."
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2020-21 season to feature return of celebrated soprano Renée Fleming & master trumpeter Chris Botti
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 08:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 2020-21 concert season is all about inspiring figures, past and present - master composers, virtuosic artists, and timeless legends of Broadway, Hollywood and the radio. Anchored by a season opener with celebrated soprano Renée Fleming, and the return of master trumpeter Chris Botti in time for a sweet Valentine's Day serenade, this season is packed with world premieres and classic masterpieces.
Luke Bryan has new music & tour; books Darien Lake stop
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:20 pm
Since wrapping up the past 10 years as the "Most Heard Artist of the Decade," as named by Country Aircheck, Luke Bryan looks ahead into 2020 and announces plans for a new studio album and a 2020 tour. He recently announced the news to his fans first on all his socials platforms. Watch it here.
'90s are back at Artpark: Barenaked Ladies return with 'Last Summer On Earth Tour,' Gin Blossoms & Toad the Wet Sprocket
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 12:40 pm
Barenaked Ladies return to the Artpark Amphitheater with the sixth edition of their "The Last Summer On Earth Tour" on July 7 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series. Barenaked Ladies will be joined by Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda returns to conquer his most dangerous highwire walk yet: Over active Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 08:50 am
ABC and dick clark productions announced Nik Wallenda, seventh generation of the Great Wallendas, will return to the highwire for a daring 1,800-foot-long walk over the active Masaya Volcano in Masaya, Nicaragua. "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air as a live two-hour special on Wednesday, March 4 (8 p.m. EST). This will mark Wallenda's longest and highest highwire walk ever attempted and make him the first person to embark on the 1,800-foot-long walk over the famed volcano.
Jimmy Fallon to host 'That's My Jam'
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 04:30 pm
Jimmy Fallon is set to host "That's My Jam," a new comedy variety event series inspired by the wildly popular, celebrity-fueled musical segments made famous on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
'Chicago P.D.': No, REALLY (!!!), is it time for Jay to leave Hank?
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Earlier this season, BTS wondered aloud if it was time for Det. Jay Halstead (Jesse Lee Soffer) to leave Sgt. Hank Voight's (Jason Beghe) intelligence unit.
Joshua Maloni's top celebrity interviews of the decade
Tue, Dec 31st 2019 10:50 am
Which is to say, wherever tech takes us in the next 10 years, it's a safe bet we'll still gather around the couch to watch must-see programming, head to the theaters (or IMAX) for the latest blockbuster, and sing-along to our favorite songs on the way to work.
'Bill & Ted Face the Music': First-look images
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 04:10 pm
The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. (Alex Winter) and Theodore "Ted" Logan (Keanu Reeves). Yet to fulfill their rock 'n' roll destiny, the now-middle-aged best friends set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we know it. Along the way, they will be helped by their daughters, a new batch of historical figures, and a few music legends - to seek the song that will set their world right and bring harmony in the universe.
Official trailer, posters released for 'Top Gun: Maverick'
Mon, Dec 16th 2019 07:05 pm
"Top Gun" Maverick" is in theaters, IMAX and Dolby Cinema June 26, 2020.
Maroon 5 with special guest Meghan Trainor to perform at Darien Lake
Wed, Dec 4th 2019 03:15 pm
Three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-Platinum band Maroon 5 has announced dates for their upcoming 2020 U.S. tour produced by Live Nation. These upcoming tour dates mark the biggest U.S. shows of the band's career, with the group playing iconic venues such as at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Citi Field and Banc of California Stadium.
'JEOPARDY!' sets mega-battle between champions Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter & James Holzhauer
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:45 pm
On the heels of the iconic "Tournament of Champions," "JEOPARDY!" is coming to ABC in a multiple consecutive night event with "JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time," premiering Tuesday, Jan. 7 (8 p.m. EST), on ABC. Hosted by Alex Trebek, "JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time" is produced by Sony Pictures Television. Harry Friedman will executive produce.
Maddie & Tae usher in holiday season with 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:05 pm
Platinum-selling Mercury Nashville duo Maddie & Tae effortlessly glide into the holiday season with their luminous rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," available everywhere now. They're putting their stamp on the Christmas classic, with vibrant melodies and "gorgeous harmonies" (Billboard) on full display. Listen to the song here.
Collective Soul breaks concert rules on night one at Fallsview
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 09:15 pm
It was 1999, and I was traveling to Canada with Scout to watch Jack and Rich compete in a karate tournament. Thinking back, the car ride was unnecessarily long. On such occasions, one did what one could to find entertainment. In this case, that meant playing the Collective Soul CD "Dosage."
David Gray to bring 'White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour' to Artpark
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:50 pm
David Gray is touring behind his biggest hit songs next summer. He will bring "White Ladder: The 20th Anniversary Tour" to Artpark's Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. July 13. Gray will perform "White Ladder" in its entirety, and also sing his greatest hits.
Journey sets extensive 2020 North American tour with The Pretenders
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 03:20 pm
Journey - Neal Schon (founding member and lead guitarist), Ross Valory (co-founding member and bassist), longtime members Jonathan Cain (keyboardist) and Steve Smith (drummer), and Arnel Pineda (lead singer) - have set an extensive North American tour in 2020 with The Pretenders that will feature all-new production and hits from start to finish.
One for the ages: Niagara Falls High School alumni present 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 08:15 pm
It only took 30 seconds for the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center to know this presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was divinely inspired.
FOX announces winter premiere dates; The CW adds to 'Batwoman; CBS wants more 'Evil'
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 10:40 am
FOX announced premiere dates for "Flirty Dancing" (Dec. 29), "Last Man Standing" (Jan. 2), "Deputy" (Jan. 2), "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (Jan. 7), "9-1-1: Lone Star" (Jan. 19, following the NFC Championship Game, and Jan. 20), "Outmatched" (Jan. 23), "The Masked Singer" (Feb. 2, following Super Bowl LIV), "LEGO Masters" (Feb. 5) and "Duncanville" (Feb. 16). Additionally, "9-1-1" and "Empire" will return in the spring, when new dramas "Filthy Rich" and "neXt" also will premiere.
PHOTOS: Amy Grant asks Riviera Theatre to put a little love in their hearts
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 08:15 pm
Though I was first gifted Amy Grant's "Heart in Motion" on cassette (yes, that was a thing) in the mid-1990s (also a thing), it wasn't until Thursday night that I finally saw her live on stage.
Locally shot 'Heartbreak Falls' fundraising party to be held at AcQua
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:55 pm
Production on the film "Heartbreak Falls" is expected to begin in the early spring of 2020 in places around Buffalo/Niagara Falls (including AcQua Banquets, William Kays and the Giacomo Hotel).
#OneChicagoDay: Stars of 'Chicago Med,' 'Chicago Fire' & 'Chicago P.D.' join together for unique sci-fi-tinged crossover event
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 03:55 pm
Cast and crew members on Dick Wolf's "Chicago" franchises pride themselves on bringing the stories of real-life heroes to the screen in an authentic manner. The doctors, firefighters and police officers shown each Wednesday are dissecting situations not unlike the ones encountered by actual Windy City first-responders. For one night only this week, the writers, directors and actors will present something fans might not expect, but will definitely enjoy: a sci-fi storyline suitable for the Halloween season.
#OneChicagoDay: Get to know new 'Chicago P.D.' cast member Lisseth Chavez
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 09:45 pm
The beginning of Kevin Atwater's partnership with Vanessa Rojas was just like the start of any coupling. Well, sort of.
Yup; it's that kind of Switchfoot tour. Tim Foreman explains
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 06:20 pm
When you're a band with as much success as Switchfoot, it can be difficult to cram everything - in this case, 22 years, 11 albums and a string of hits - into one succinct concert. Two hours isn't nearly enough time to deep-dive into such a catalog of music and memories.
Q&A: 'I Can Only Imagine' writer Bart Millard previews MercyMe concert at KeyBank Center
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 04:30 pm
MercyMe frontman Bart Millard's life was the subject of a feature film starring Dennis Quaid. "I Can Only Imagine" is the story of Bart's father, Arthur, changing his life and becoming a better man just before he died of cancer.
Allison Miller sheds light on why 'A Million Little Things' works so well
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 06:20 pm
Gary (James Roday) is on the rebound from breast cancer, and has a chance encounter with Maggie (Allison Miller), whom he believes is also in remission. As they grow closer, he learns she not only has a reoccurrence, but also refuses to get treatment. In fact, Maggie is so determined to spare her loved ones, she lives in an apartment with most of her belongings already boxed up.
Chefs must have sweet touch in new tournament 'Chopped: Sweets Showdown'
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:20 pm
Ted Allen hosts a new high-stakes dessert tournament for the ages in the five-episode stunt, "Chopped: Sweets Showdown," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 1 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Artpark: Fans pleased with 'Foreigner 2.0'
Wed, Aug 28th 2019 01:40 pm
Though they had other concert options Tuesday - including a reunited Jonas Brothers in Buffalo - 10,000 music lovers chose to watch Foreigner perform at Artpark.
With Foreigner, it's all about music (not members)
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
Some fans had a bone to pick with Foreigner when the band performed at Artpark in 2012. With founder Mick Jones not on stage in Lewiston, there were no original band members in the lineup.
Rick Springfield brings 'Jessie's Girl,' Tommy Tutone & Loverboy to Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 02:50 pm
"Tuesdays in the Park" boasted a triple-bill with Tommy Tutone, Loverboy and headliner Rick Springfield. The "Best in Show" tour offered more than three hours of high-energy performances, complete with a smorgasbord of hit songs and some unexpected fan interactions.
'Pet Sounds' performed at Artpark
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 02:10 pm
One of the most acclaimed records in modern music history was performed Wednesday at Artpark. Original Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine teamed with a talented backing band (including longtime bandmate Blondie Chaplin, and Jardine's son, Matt) to present "Pet Sounds."
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?
 

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