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"A Madea Homecoming": Tyler Perry brings his beloved character out of retirement and to Netflix
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 02:20 pm
Multihyphenate media mogul Tyler Perry brings his beloved character Madea out of retirement for a 12th installment, titled "A Madea Homecoming," only on Netflix. The film is written, directed and produced by Perry.
Gabriel Iglesias returning to Erie County Fair grandstand
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 12:55 pm
Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, one of America's most successful stand-up comedians, will bring his "Beyond The Fluffy World Tour" to the 181st Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20.
Batavia Downs announces addition of Mark Farner's American Band to summer concert series
Wed, Jun 9th 2021 07:40 am
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced Tuesday that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the concert on June 18 will no longer feature Vince Neil. The venue said it hopes to welcome Neil back to Batavia Downs next summer.
Lettuce to perform at Artpark on July 14
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 12:30 pm
Lettuce will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series.
NBCUniversal to present 7,000 hours of programming for Tokyo Olympics this summer
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 10:25 am
NBCUniversal on Monday announced it will present an unprecedented 7,000 hours of coverage of the Tokyo Olympics this summer by utilizing two broadcast networks, six cable networks, and multiple digital platforms, serving both English- and Spanish-language viewers, making it the biggest media event ever. The Games of the XXXII Olympiad will take place July 23-Aug. 8 in Tokyo, Japan.
As Meghan Markle & Prince Harry celebrate birth of their daughter, ABC News Originals presents 'The American Royal Baby' streaming today only on Hulu
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:40 am
As Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrate the birth of their daughter, the first senior royal baby born in America, ABC News Originals will premiere "The American Royal Baby" later today, streaming only on Hulu in the U.S.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame to honor induction Class of 2020
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:45 am
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame announced the induction Class of 2020 last October. At that time, it was not possible to hold a formal celebration. Organizers said, "At last, we will now be celebrating and honoring the 2020 Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame Inductees for their dedication, support and successful accomplishments."
Chris Tomlin to release new EP & launch summer tour
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:45 pm
Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin is celebrating the beginning of summer with the announcement of new music and a new tour. On July 2, he will release the "Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP." On Aug. 13, Tomlin will kick off a 13-city amphitheater tour with Kari Jobe, Bethel Music and special guest Cody Carnes.
Casting Crowns release new song, 'Scars In Heaven,' from forthcoming album
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 05:15 pm
Grammy Award-winning multi-RIAA Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns have released a brand-new song, "Scars in Heaven." The stirring ballad is available everywhere. The music video premiered this morning on the band's YouTube channel, which has more than 1.2 million followers. Casting Crowns also debuted the song live for the KLOVE Fan Awards, which air on TBN tonight; as well as today at CMB Momentum for radio programmers in Orlando.
Artpark & Torn Space co-produce original site-specific work, 'Intersection/Prototype'
Wed, Jun 2nd 2021 09:55 am
Torn Space Theater will present "Intersection/Prototype, a new site-specific installation performance designed for the color field open space of the recreated "Niagara 1979" on the grounds of Artpark in Lewiston, at 8 p.m. June 18 and 20.
Grammy-nominated roots-rock Duo Larkin Poe to headline 'Monster Energy Outbreak Tour'
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 01:30 pm
Larkin Poe, the Grammy Award-nominated sister duo comprised of Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based multi-instrumentalists Rebecca and Megan Lovell, are hitting the road with the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour. Kicking off Sept. 15, "The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour" featuring Larkin Poe will see the band hitting major cities across the U.S. This show hits the Forbes Theatre in Buffalo on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra & Strictly Hip to perform at Batavia Downs
Fri, May 28th 2021 02:00 pm
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel announced that, in conjunction with Twenty6 Productions, it will welcome the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to the stage along with the Strictly Hip, Western New York's top tribute band to The Tragically Hip, for a concert Sunday, July 18.
2021 'Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series' reveals lineup
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
The "Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series" returns this year to Gateway Harbor park in North Tonawanda. The series runs from June through August.
The Academy & ABC set March 27, 2022, as new show date for 94th Oscars
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:25 pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC on Thursday announced the 94th Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday, March 27, 2022. The show, which will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, was originally scheduled for Feb. 27.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes show at Seneca Niagara postponed until 2022
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:20 pm
Due to the ongoing nationwide impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on live entertainment performances, the concert featuring Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has been postponed until 2022. A new show date will be announced once confirmed. The show had been previously rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9.
JoAnn Falletta, BPO announce newest audio recording, 'The Four Seasons,' featuring violinist Tessa Lark & concertmaster Nikki Chooi
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:50 pm
"The Four Seasons," a new audio recording by JoAnn Falletta and the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, includes Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" featuring BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi; and in celebration of Astor Piazzolla's 100th birthday, "The Four Seasons Of Buenos Aires," featuring violinist Tessa Lark.
Artpark Amphitheater will be a fully vaccinated site in 2021
Wed, May 26th 2021 09:35 am
Artpark & Company on Wednesday announced, "Following careful review of New York state's recently updated reopening mandates for large-scale outdoor events, Artpark & Company upon consultation with the Office of New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, has made the decision that only fully vaccinated patrons will be admitted to public events of a capacity above 500 persons in the Artpark Amphitheater this season."
Second Generation Theatre presents 'Songs For A New World': A digital musical filmed throughout Buffalo
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:40 pm
Second Generation Theatre (SGT) presents the company's first full digital production, the Jason Robert Brown musical, "Songs For A New World," on demand this June. This unique production highlights four of Buffalo's finest performers and over 12 locations.
Motown/UMe celebrate 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' with multiple releases
Fri, May 21st 2021 12:45 pm
With his brother, Frankie, back from Vietnam and struggling to find a job; the Earth showing signs of ecological distress; police brutality at a protest in Berkeley, and a boiling point of inequality in black urban neighborhoods, Marvin Gaye wrote a poignant plea that we might organize to address these often-overlooked issues.
Duran Duran announce details on forthcoming studio album, 'Future Past'
Wed, May 19th 2021 11:10 pm
On Wednesday, internationally acclaimed, multi-Platinum, award-winning pop legends Duran Duran released their brand-new single, "Invisible," with accompanying music video, alongside official details on their highly anticipated 15th studio album, "Future Past."
Synthpop icons Information Society return with 'ODDfellows'
Wed, May 19th 2021 11:00 pm
One of electronic music's most influential bands, Information Society (or INSOC as they are affectionately known) return with "ODDfellows." The digital release date is Aug. 6, 2021 (Hakatak International). A CD/vinyl release date is TBA. (Negative Gain Records).
Blue Öyster Cult to perform at Riviera Theatre
Tue, May 18th 2021 10:20 am
The Riviera Theatre announced Blue Öyster Cult will perform live at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.
Disney General Entertainment unveils Onyx Collective, a dedicated, premium content brand for creators of color & underrepresented voices
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:05 pm
On Monday, Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment for Walt Disney Television, announced Onyx Collective, a new content brand on Hulu designed to curate a slate of premium entertainment by creators of color and underrepresented voices. Onyx Collective will be led by Tara Duncan, who has been spearheading this effort since it was announced last year, while also continuing her role as president of Freeform.
Hulu, Paul McCartney come together again for original documentary music series event 'McCartney 3,2,1'
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:05 pm
On Monday, Hulu announced the original documentary series "McCartney 3,2,1." The six-episode music series event features intimate and revealing examinations of musical history from two living legends, Paul McCartney and super producer Rick Rubin, and hails from Endeavor Content. All six episodes of "McCartney 3,2,1" premiere Friday, July 16, on Hulu.
Gordon Ramsay's all-new cooking competition, 'Next Level Chef,' to premiere next season on FOX
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:00 pm
Gordon Ramsay is back with a brand-new original format in "Next Level Chef," coming to FOX, it was announced by Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials, FOX Entertainment.
Alton Brown returns to judges' table with wildest baskets yet on new tournament, 'Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets'
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:00 pm
Alton Brown, the culinary science mastermind, returns to the "Chopped" judges' table to confound 16 bright-eyed chefs with the zaniest and brainiest baskets ever, in the new five-part tournament "Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets," premiering Tuesday, June 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Andrew Ripp is 'Evergreen'
Fri, May 14th 2021 05:05 pm
Soulful singer, songwriter and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Ripp announced the release of his new LP, "Evergreen." Featuring his No. 1 single "Jericho," the anthem that continues to connect with audiences around the world, "Evergreen" was produced by Ethan Hulse, a three-time Grammy nominee and longtime writing partner of Ripp's. The album is the follow-up to Ripp's 2018 release "The Heart & The Soul."
Big-ticket concerts returning to Artpark
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:50 am
Artpark & Company made two concert announcements this week, signaling a return of its popular "Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light" concert series. Fitz and the Tantrums and Blackberry Smoke are slated to perform this summer at the South Fourth Street venue in Lewiston.
BBB, Toronto Blue Jays, Buffalo Bisons & Erie County District Attorney's office warn of possible ticket scams ahead of sales
Fri, May 14th 2021 07:30 am
The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to Buffalo to play regular-season home games at Sahlen Field, home of the Buffalo Bisons. Unlike last year, fans will be allowed to attend, but capacity is limited because of New York state restrictions.
Viewers invited to attend 'The Pioneer Woman: Ranch Wedding'
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:50 pm
Join the guest list to the fabulous frontier wedding as Ree Drummond's daughter, Alex, marries her college sweetheart, Mauricio Scott. Viewers will have a front-row seat to these dream nuptials, from all the planning and preparation for the spectacular big day, on a Food Network special premiering Saturday, June 26 (11 a.m. ET/PT), and also on discovery+.
2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs begin on NBC in primetime this Saturday, May 15
Tue, May 11th 2021 05:25 pm
The NHL announced the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs will begin in primetime on NBC this Saturday, May 15 - immediately following live coverage of The 146th Preakness Stakes - when Alex Ovechkin and the No. 2 seed Washington Capitals host Brad Marchand and the No. 3 seed Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their First Round series.
'Live's 'American Idol' Encore' returns
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:50 pm
ABC's iconic music competition "American Idol" is racing toward its season finale, with just five contestants still in the running to be named America's next singing sensation.
'American Idol' tackles 'My Personal Idol' & artist singles
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:50 pm
"American Idol" gets closer to crowning its winner as the top five become the top three who will head to the finale on a live coast-to-coast episode airing Sunday, May 16 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Beginning Friday, May 14, Grand Ole Opry removing capacity restrictions
Fri, May 7th 2021 05:45 pm
The Grand Ole Opry announced it will open up performances to full-capacity for the first time in more than a year, beginning with its performance Friday, May 14, featuring Opry members Lorrie Morgan and the Oak Ridge Boys.
Cedric The Entertainer show at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino officially rescheduled for Nov. 20
Fri, May 7th 2021 10:35 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced "Cedric the Entertainer and Friends" will visit the Seneca Niagara Event Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20.
'A Quiet Place Part II' sets final trailer ahead of May 28 release
Fri, May 7th 2021 10:35 am
"A Quiet Place II," partially filmed in Western New York, opens in theaters Friday, May 28.
Broadway to fully reopen its doors this September
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced Broadway will fully reopen its doors this September, in accordance with the state's health and safety guidance. Beginning May 6, and throughout May, tickets for Broadway shows - which begin Sept. 14 - will be made available for sale at 100% of theater capacity.
Seneca Gaming Corp., Seneca Nation celebrate opening of Lounge 101 inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, May 5th 2021 04:20 pm
Niagara County's leading entertainment resort unveiled a new destination with a familiar name that pays homage to a seminal moment in its history.
Find out what it means when 'Respect' opens only in theaters
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:30 pm
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom, "Respect" is the remarkable true story of the music icon's journey to find her voice. It stars Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson as Franklin.
NBC looks to reunite with 'Law & Order,' 'Night Court'
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:40 am
The most successful brand in television history is expanding on its already impressive legacy with NBC's straight-to-series order of "Law & Order: For the Defense."
 

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