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'Pearl' pics: Immersive spectacle staged at Artpark
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people have watched one or more shows at Artpark this summer. Few have had an opportunity to actually be in one - that was until Thursday night. Plasticiens Volants' "Pearl: Secrets of the Sea" made its U.S. debut at Artpark in Lewiston.
Multi-decade rock 'n' roll player Carl Dixon plays 'Thursdays on the Water'
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:15 pm
Carl Dixon, born and raised in Canada answered an ad for a band called Coney Hatch in 1979. He went on to tour around the world, rocked long hair and a killer voice, wrote hits like "Devil's Deck," "Hey Operator" and became the lead singer for the rock legend The Guess Who in 1997.
Bri Estates: Citizens speak on impact to environment
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board listened to the objections of several residents from the towns of Niagara and Lewiston on the subject of Bri Estates, a proposed development north of Colonial Drive in the Town of Niagara, at a scoping meeting held during the board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.
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.
Giant octopus on the loose in Lewiston!
Thu, Aug 22nd 2019 12:00 pm
This is not a drill. We repeat: This is not a drill! Dr. Giant Eyeball has returned to Lewiston - and this time he's brought his Sinister Quartet Under Ill-Fated Direction, or S.Q.U.I.D.
Jazz Festival has 'most ambitious' slate of musicians
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 07:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will present some of the top Western New York musicians, as well as a sampling of the country's best-in-genre artists. The adult-centric event is set for Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24, on Center Street.
Photos: Paul Rodgers + Bad Company at Artpark
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 05:00 pm
For Lewiston concertgoers, Tuesday night was, well, a "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy," as Bad Company with Paul Rodgers headlined a concert at Artpark. The show was one of only two-dozen live dates for the band in 2019.
Peach Festival 2020 location up in the air
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 07:50 pm
The 2019 Niagara County Peach Festival could be the last one held in Academy Park.
STOP! Hammer time! 'M.C. Hammer's House Party' review, pics
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 01:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino christened its new outdoor staging area Friday night, when M.C. Hammer brought his "House Party" to the Falls. support came from Tone-Loc, Kid n' Play, Sisqo and Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Dr. Ruth lauded for 49-year career on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Willard Ruth came to Grand Island early in his medical career to be close to family, not imagining he would work in one town for nearly five decades.
Lewiston: 'Big Bang' troupe Plasticiens Volants to bring 'Pearl' to Artpark
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Two summers ago, the French street theater group Plasticiens Volants wowed people when it debuted "Big Bang" Lewiston. The troupe told a story of creation through a dazzling mix of floating inflatables, videos, lights and music. Its colorful creations filled the night sky, and were manned by performers weaving in and out of the crowd.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group looks to connect with Artpark, Destination Niagara, Greenway
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Village Mayor Anne Welch assembled a group of artists in mid-July with the intent of promoting Lewiston as an arts destination. They met again on Wednesday - this time with some notable additions - looking to implement strategies to increase public awareness.
Youngstown: Mug and Musket to host Jazz and Blues Weekend
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Those taking in all that next weekend's Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston has to offer need to circle Sept. 6, 7 and 8 on their calendars. Yes, that's Peach Festival weekend in Lewiston. But it's also Jazz Festival weekend in Youngstown.
Plan for 4th & Center calls for 'Gallo 2,' new digs for Sgt. Peppers, Brewed and Bottled
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:55 am
Fine art will meet coal-fired pizza when Michael Hibbard makes over the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Niagara Falls Sertoma Club 54th chicken BBQ approaching
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
Sertoma is short for "Service to mankind." While the Sertoma Club of Niagara Falls has its focus on serving the community, they're asking everyone to help support them, as they host their 54th chicken barbecue at The Oasis in Hyde Park.
Father learns braille with daughter after tragedy strikes
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
When a daughter is afflicted by illness, the most a parent can do is to be right there with her. Perhaps no one knows this better than Michael Gold, an attorney in Niagara Falls who deals with Elder Law and who is learning braille.
Town of Niagara: Public meeting on Bri Estates development
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
News came out on Aug. 8 that Double C Realty Inc., owner of property north of Colonial Drive in the Town of Niagara, had submitted a draft scoping document to the Town of Niagara Town Board. In response, the board has scheduled a public scoping meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, to gather public input.
Yellow Jack: Historically inspired music playing Oliver Street Art Festival
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
For art and music lovers, Yellow Jack, a folk and Americana band, will be sharing the stage, playing the 3-3:45 p.m. slot for the Oliver Street Arts Festival running noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, on Oliver Street between Robinson and Schenck streets in North Tonawanda.
Mayor's Park Playground, kid-designed, volunteer-built
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
A new addition for the community surrounding Mayor's Park in North Tonawanda, which all kids and families will want to utilize, is now complete and open for kids of all ages and abilities.
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.
PHOTOS: Artpark Percussion Garden in bloom again with 'Bridges' garden
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 12:45 pm
The Artpark Percussion Garden is annually in bloom. Each year, new interactive installations come to life and add a fresh dimension to the scenic area of the park. The latest piece is a sculptural collaboration titled "The Artpark Bridges Garden." It opened Monday.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Grand Island Board of Education: Huth Road Elementary PTA president blasts principal search process
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 am
The Huth Road Elementary School PTA president blasted the hiring process undertaken by the Grand Island Central School District after the Board of Education filled the vacant principal job at the school.
Youngstown officer praised by residents at meeting
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown Board of Trustees regular board meeting and subsequent work session on Thursday night, Kristine Ripson and Wendy Shaw thanked Youngstown Chief of Police Mike Schuey and officer John Emmons for Emmons's quick response to a medical emergency and saving the life of Ripson's cousin.
Innovative fundraisers at Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Those neat activities and community offerings found at the Youngstown Free Library just continue to pop up - the latest being some innovative fundraising ventures.
Community Education returns to Lew-Port
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
A new school year is around the corner and excitement is starting to build around the Lewiston-Porter School District.
'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."
'A Quiet Place 2' to be filmed in NT
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:35 pm
It's going to be lights, camera, action in North Tonawanda soon. Tuesday night, the North Tonawanda Common Council approved a location agreement with Paramount Pictures Corp. for the production of "A Quiet Place 2."
'Aladdin Jr.' caps perfect Artpark day
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 12:15 pm
In the Artpark & Company season guidebook, Executive Director Sonia Kozlova Clark writes, "In our visioning process (speaking of a new master plan), we are inspired by the idea that ARTPARK = ART + NATURE + CULTURE for all." On Sunday afternoon, that idea became reality.
'Moose's Mission' fundraiser in photos
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 09:20 am
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 proudly presented "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project set to be built in Marilyn Toohey Park.
Mainstream music in Youngstown, Part II: Photo recap
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 08:55 am
Youngstown hosted its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. The Falkner Park event was co-founded by Ray Barry of Barry Entertainment and offered a dozen bands, plus craft vendors, food, drinks and games.
Lewiston Art Festival grows as it enters 53rd year
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 07:05 am
The Lewiston Art Festival canvas will stretch across Center Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. This prestigious showcase will feature the work of more than 175 professional and student artists from 13 states - as far away as Florida and Texas, and one-third participating for the first time.
Islander feeding creativity with ice cream business
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
Summertime's here, and those who need something to keep them cool can look out now for a locally owned popup business. Grand Island native Heather Goris is cooling off Western New Yorkers with Nickel City Vice, a specialty food business.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: The Chandler opens at Big Six Marina
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
A virtual economic trident is forming on the Island between stakeholders, as illustrated by the ribbon-cutting for a new business on the waterfront Friday.
Celebration of Gratitude: Island Ship Center gets the royal FedEx treatment
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are back from what they called a once in a lifetime visit to FedEx headquarters in Memphis.
'Historic event' and 'rarefied air' when Brian Wilson & Al Jardine perform 'Pet Sounds'
Sat, Aug 3rd 2019 07:00 am
With a rested Brian Wilson ready to resume touring, Lewiston is eagerly anticipating a Beach Boys-inspired concert at Artpark.
Photos: Sarah McLachlan shines with songs, stories, skill at Artpark
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 03:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan returned to Artpark to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical icon, Lilith Fair creator and Sarah McLachlan School of Music founder was, per usual, vocally dynamic, making for a memorable occasion. As she did in 2014, McLachlan shared stories, explained song origins and thanked fans for supporting her now 31-year career.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; LEDGER photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:55 pm
Kingdom Bound was the epicenter of love, kindness, forgiveness and, yes, tolerance. It didn't matter who showed up - what they wore, who they dated, mistakes they'd made - everyone was greeted warmly, and given encouragement to live their best life.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; Rebecca St. James photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:05 pm
When Kingdom Bound Ministries Executive Director Donna Russo said, "As I was preparing for the (Kingdom Bound) festival, I felt the Lord bring me to James 1:22, 'But be doers of the word, and not hearers only,' " then she was probably expecting something along the lines of Matthew 22.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; The Young Escape photos
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:00 pm
So, if 2+2 = 4 - if Jesus said to love people, and Russo sought to encourage folks to act on his words - then Kingdom Bound should've been a place of acceptance.
 

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