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'Road to WrestleMania': See stars of WWE's 'Smackdown' live in Buffalo
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 04:40 pm
The "blue brand" is coming to town. "WWE Road to WrestleMania" will make a stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 24. The show will feature the "Smackdown" roster.
Emmy Award-winning 'So You Think You Can Dance' will return for 16th season on FOX
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:45 pm
FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning dance competition series "So You Think You Can Dance" for a 16th season. From Industrial Media's 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions, "So You Think You Can Dance" will return this summer on FOX.
The Who to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 12:10 pm
The Who announced they will bring the "Moving On!" tour to KeyBank Center on Thursday, May 9. Tickets for the 8 p.m. go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18. Prices range from $67.50 to $333.50 (includes $4.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at the KeyBank Center box office, online at, or by calling 888-223-6000.
Patrick Mahomes & Chiefs face Andrew Luck & Colts in AFC Divisional Playoff Saturday on NBC
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 02:35 pm
NFL touchdown pass leader Patrick Mahomes and the AFC's No. 1 seed Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) host Andrew Luck and the No. 6 Indianapolis Colts (11-6) in the NFL Divisional Playoffs from Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium this Saturday, Jan. 12, at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage begins at 3 p.m. with a special 90-minute playoff edition of "Football Night in America," the most-watched studio show in sports.
'Mental Samurai,' the first-ever obstacle course for the mind, to premiere Tuesday, Feb. 26, on FOX
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 02:30 pm
"Mental Samurai," a new competition series that pushes every aspect of human intelligence and mental agility, debuts Tuesday, Feb. 26 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX. Hosted and produced by Rob Lowe, from A. Smith & Co. Productions, Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television and Apploff Entertainment, the show is the first-ever obstacle course ... for the mind.
Disney Channel orders 2nd season of high-flying animated series 'Star Wars Resistance' for fall
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 02:30 pm
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the high-flying animated series "Star Wars Resistance" for a fall 2019 premiere. The series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
NBC: Eagles-Bears NFC Wild Card thriller is TV's most-watched show since Super Bowl LII
Mon, Jan 7th 2019 08:15 pm
NBC Sports' presentation of the Philadelphia Eagles' down-to-the-wire 16-15 victory over the Chicago Bears in Sunday's NFC Wild Card game is television's most-watched show since Super Bowl LII on NBC (Feb. 4, 2018), with a total audience delivery (TAD) of 36.4 million viewers across television and digital, according to fast national live plus same day data from Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Empire State Development congratulates 4 New York-based productions winning 2019 Golden Globe Award
Mon, Jan 7th 2019 02:05 pm
Empire State Development on Monday congratulated four New York-based productions that won awards during the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday. The productions generated an estimated $222.5 million in spending and created 9,854 hires across the state.
'Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for The Queen of Soul' set to take place Jan. 13 at The Shrine Auditorium
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 04:55 pm
CBS, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and Clive Davis will pay tribute to the legendary career of 18-time Grammy winner and 2008 MusiCares Person of the Year honoree Aretha Franklin by presenting "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for The Queen of Soul."
2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on NBC delivers best viewership for event in 4 years
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:00 pm
NBC Sports' presentation of the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic (1-4:30 p.m. ET) across NBC, NBC and the NBC Sports app averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of nearly 3 million viewers (2.968 million), making it the most-watched Winter Classic in four years - up 20 percent compared to last year's game - according to Fast National Data from Nielsen, and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
NBC Sports Group & PK Subban partner to produce TV special, original digital series
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:20 pm
NBC Sports Group and Nashville Predators star and entrepreneur P.K. Subban have agreed to a first-of-its-kind content partnership to produce a television special and an original digital series, both parties announced. This is the first time NBC Sports Group has struck a content agreement with an active player, and the first such deal for Subban's production company, PeeK Productions.
NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' on pace to be TV's #1 primetime show for unprecedented 8th consecutive year
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:20 pm
NBC recently concluded its 13th season of "Sunday Night Football," posting a 7 percent viewership increase from last year, and once again pacing to finish as primetime's No. 1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented eighth consecutive year - adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen.
Chevel Shepherd named season 15 champion of 'The Voice'
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 12:30 pm
Chevel Shepherd, a 16-year-old female country artist from Farmington, New Mexico, was crowned champion of "The Voice." The popular young singer from Team Kelly earned coach Kelly Clarkson her second consecutive "Voice" win on the four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.
Switchfoot releases instant grat track, 'All I Need,' from new album 'Native Tongue'
Tue, Dec 18th 2018 04:55 pm
As anticipation rises for Switchfoot's forthcoming album, "Native Tongue," the Grammy Award-winning rock band releases the third instant grat track, "All I Need," to fans who pre-order the album.
NPR's 'Tiny Desk' concert with Amy Grant unveiled
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 02:50 pm
Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant recently stopped by the famed concert series NPR's "Tiny Desk" to share a collection of holiday music, including "To Be Together," "Tennessee Christmas" and "Jingle Bells." Of her "fabulous four-decade career," NPR Music noted, "you not only hear an artist progress - from '80s synth-pop to lush string arrangements to a contemporary Nashville sound - but as a person, as her own feelings and faith surrounding the season evolve with a mixture of melancholy and cheer."
Queen's iconic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' becomes most-streamed song from 20th century
Tue, Dec 11th 2018 06:45 pm
Universal Music Group has announced "Bohemian Rhapsody," the iconic single by British rock legends Queen, officially became the world's most-streamed song from the 20th Century, as well as the most-streamed classic rock song of all time.
Dane Cook tour to stop in Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 04:40 pm
Dane Cook announced the "Tell It Like It Is Tour," his first full-scale tour since 2013. Cook will visit major cities across the U.S. on the run, kicking things off Feb. 21, 2019, at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, and wrapping Nov. 16 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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.
Justin Timberlake pushes Buffalo show to 2019
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 09:30 am
"As a result of bruised vocal cords, Live Nation has confirmed that the Justin Timberlake 'Man Of The Woods' concerts in December are unfortunately postponed. However, all affected shows have been rescheduled to in 2019 and tickets for the originally scheduled shows will be honored at the 2019 events."
Hillsong UNITED returns to US for 2019 tour
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 03:35 pm
Australian-based, multi-Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED has announced that, after three years, they are returning for their highly anticipated US tour in 2019. UNITED will be joined by special guests Amanda Lindsey Cook and Mack Brock (*lineup to vary by city). Tickets will go on sale Friday.
Sabres' Dahlin named NHL Rookie of the Month for November
Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who topped first-year blueliners and ranked fourth among all rookies with 10 points in 15 games (1 goal, 9 assists), was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for November.
Kickin' off Christmas with Kissmas Bash
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
What's a better way to kick off the holiday season than by going to see your favorite musical artists in concert?
Celebrate season with M&T's annual holiday concert series
Wed, Nov 28th 2018 03:35 pm
There are few places like M&T Bank's gold dome during the holiday season. From Monday, Dec. 3 through Friday, Dec. 14, M&T Bank will continue its revered tradition of hosting local student choirs from throughout the region to celebrate the holiday season.
71st Emmy Awards to air Sunday, Sept. 22, live on FOX
Mon, Nov 26th 2018 07:55 pm
The 71st Emmy Awards returns to FOX, airing LIVE coast to coast from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 (8-11 PM ET). The announcement was made jointly by the Television Academy and FOX.
Goo Goo Dolls release new live album 'The Audience is That Way (The Rest of The Show) Vol. 2'
Mon, Nov 26th 2018 11:35 am
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls have released "The Audience is That Way (The Rest of The Show) Vol. 2" via Warner Bros. Records, a brand-new 10-track live album recorded across the band's recent tours. The record marks the second volume of a two-part compilation series and was preceded by the companion live album, "The Audience is This Way," which arrived on July 21. Each release contains 10 different never-before-heard recordings of some of their most iconic hits.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents memory-making moments with holiday music favorites from classical to popular to kid-friendly
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 01:45 pm
The holiday season in Buffalo would not be complete without the sparkle of music and memory-making moments, and the Buffalo Philharmonic is providing something for everyone's musical wish list.
'Dancing with the Stars: Live! A Night to Remember' announces largest collection of celebrity guest appearances to join live tour
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 01:45 pm
Including Bobby Bones, Joe 'Grocery Store Joe' Amabile, John Schneider, Juan Pablo Di Pace, Mary Lou Retton & Milo Manheim; all-new show to feature 'Dancing with the Stars' season 27 dancers Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Val Chmerkovskiy, Gleb Savchenko, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Jenna Johnson & Brandon Armstrong
Bobby Bones & Sharna Burgess are 'Dancing with the Stars' season 27 champions
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 01:25 pm
After weeks of competitive dancing, the final four couples advanced to the season finale of "Dancing with the Stars," which aired live, Monday on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. When all the scores were tabulated, it was music personality/host and reality TV mentor Bobby Bones and his partner, Sharna Burgess, holding the Mirrorball Trophy.
'Weird Al' to perform as part of 'Tuesdays in the Park' at Artpark
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 11:00 am
"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Strings Attached" tour will make an Artpark stop at 7 p.m. July 23 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" 2019 concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16
Josh Groban, Cam, LIVE headline February lineup at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:25 pm
Celebrated for his enchanting vocals, Josh Groban will perform his billboard hits at Fallsview Casino Resort on Feb. 15-16, 2019.
'WWE Live' heads to KeyBank Center on Dec. 30
Tue, Nov 6th 2018 03:20 pm
WWE is bringing its "Holiday Tour" to KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday and range from $119.50 to $19.50 (includes $4.50 facility fee). They can be purchased at the KeyBank Center box office, online at, or by calling 888-223-6000.
Ariana Grande brings world tour to Buffalo in March
Tue, Oct 30th 2018 06:35 pm
Ariana Grande announced she will bring the "Sweetener World Tour" to KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. March 22, 2019.
9th annual 'CMA Country Christmas' to air Dec. 10 on ABC
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 12:35 pm
The ninth annual "CMA Country Christmas" will air Monday, Dec. 10 (8-10 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
Marshmello to headline Kissmas Bash 2018 alongside Sabrina Carpenter, others
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 06:10 pm
Kiss 98.5 (WKSE-FM) announced the full lineup today for Kissmas Bash 2018. Kissmas Bash will return to KeyBank Center on Thursday, Dec. 6. Marshmello will headline with support from Sabrina Carpenter, Lauv, Madison Beer, Bryce Vine, Cheat Codes and Loud Luxury.
Heart to release remastered album 'Live In Atlantic City'
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 06:40 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ann and Nancy Wilson first showed the world how much women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the '70s with hits "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda" and "Straight On."
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
Buffalo native Hannah Kerr's 'Christmas Eve In Bethlehem' now available
Fri, Oct 19th 2018 06:50 pm
Today is the day Black River Christian artist and songwriter Hannah Kerr releases her new Christmas LP, "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem." Produced by Mark Miller, "Christmas Eve In Bethlehem" features holiday favorites along with two original songs co-written by Kerr: "Emmanuel," which she wrote with Andy Gullahorn and Jill Phillips, as well as the title track co-written with Jason Earley.
'Experience Hendrix' Tour 2019 coming to Seneca Niagara Events Center
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will rock next March with the "Experience Hendrix" Tour 2019. The show will play the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30. Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday and start at $49.
Ann Curry to anchor, executive produce Turner's groundbreaking medical series 'M.D. Live'
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:55 pm
On the heels of the 10-episode series order of "M.D. Live" (working title), the groundbreaking, live, factual series that seeks solutions worldwide for people with medical mysteries and crises who are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, Turner today announced renowned, award-winning journalist Ann Curry signed on to anchor and executive produce.
Bravo's 'Project Runway' taps Karlie Kloss as host & Christian Siriano as mentor for rebooted series
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:00 pm
Bravo Media's "Project Runway" has tapped supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss as the host along with former "Project Runway" champion and celebrated CFDA fashion designer Christian Siriano as the mentor for the newly rebooted Emmy Award-winning franchise.