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'Big 4' basketball coaches partner with American Cancer Society to support life-saving work against cancer
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite for the American Cancer Society's "Coaches vs. Cancer tip-off happy hour" in an effort to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The event will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Hotel at The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.
Empire State Development announces start of 2019 fall foliage season
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 07:00 am
Empire State Development announced the start of New York's 2019 fall foliage season, which includes the popular "I Love NY" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
Taylor Swift will serve as 'mega mentor' on season 17 of 'The Voice'
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 11:40 pm
Ten-time Grammy Award winner and record-breaking global pop icon Taylor Swift will serve as the "mega mentor" on season 17 of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice." Coaches John Legend and Blake Shelton made the announcement on Instagram and Twitter today (see Legend's Instagram post and Shelton's Instagram post.
WWE draft set for FOX & USA Network on Oct. 11, 14
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 11:35 pm
The destiny of WWE's Superstars will be determined during a two-night draft taking place live on "Friday Night SmackDown" on Oct. 11 (8 p.m. ET) on FOX, and on "Monday Night Raw" on Oct. 14 (8 p.m.) on USA Network.
'Castle,' 'Cheers,' 'Crazy Rich Asians' reunions at ABC
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 11:30 pm
Cast members and creative teams from iconic television series and films reunite on ABC primetime in "Cast from the Past Week," beginning Monday, Oct. 7. Featured will be actors and behind-the-scenes talent from "Blues Brothers 2000," "Castle," "Charmed," "Cheers," "Crazy Rich Asians," "The Drew Carey Show," "Girlfriends," "House," "Think Like a Man" and "Wet Hot American Summer," as they reunite with former castmates on ABC dramas and comedies in an unforgettable weeklong event.
Commemorating 100 years of women's suffrage with new exhibit
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 02:50 pm
The Buffalo History Museum honors 100 years since the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment with a new exhibit, "Emblem of Equality: Woman Suffrage in Western New York."
Bobby Rydell booked for Historic Riviera Theatre
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 02:45 pm
The Riviera Theatre welcomes Bobby Rydell at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020.
GTSC marks National Child Passenger Safety Week with free safety seat inspections statewide
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 02:45 pm
As Child Passenger Safety Weeks beings, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC), together with state and local partners, will host child safety seat events throughout the state. This will help parents and caregivers ensure their child's restraint is properly installed and fitted correctly. These events coincide with national Child Passenger Safety Week, which takes place from Sept. 15-21. A total of 35 events are planned statewide throughout the week, including 22 on National Seat Check Saturday.
New report identifies Buffalo-Niagara Falls bridges most in need of repair or replacement
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:35 pm
Approximately half a million vehicles per day cross what reports cites as poor/structurally deficient bridges; 8% of local bridges rated poor/structurally deficient while 45% rated fair.
TedFest draws hundreds to Bond Lake
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:25 pm
TedFest, a music and art festival in honor of Theodore "Teddy" Wishowski, took place on Saturday.
12% increase in new student enrollment at Villa Maria College
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:25 pm
Despite the local and national trends of declining enrollment in higher education, Villa Maria College announced it has exceeded its fall 2019 enrollment goal by 9%. The small, private college welcomed an incoming class consisting of 229 students; a 12% increase over last year's incoming class, and the largest in three years.
Local pump prices drop again, but drastic uptick could occur
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:25 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.56, no change since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.85. The New York state average is $2.72 - down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on site at Vaughan, Ontario
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:20 pm
Niagara University formally unveiled its new location in Vaughan, Ontario, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday. The site, in the Vaughan Metropolitan Center, is also the first university to be established in the City of Vaughan and York region. It supports Niagara University's commitment to becoming the premier binational university within the Province of Ontario.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra opens 2019-20 season with toast to maestro JoAnn Falletta's 20-year tenure as music director
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will open its 2019-20 season with a toast to BPO musicians and JoAnn Falletta, who takes the podium for her 20th year as music director. All ticket-holding patrons are invited to the champagne toast, which will take place in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall just prior to the 8 p.m. main stage concert, titled "Favorites & Friends: A Celebration of 20 Years." Pre-concert music will be provided in the Mary Seaton Room by the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, under the direction of Adam Luebke.
ABC airs 'Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift,' an intimate look at making her 'The Lion King: The Gift' album
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 01:20 pm
Global entertainer Beyoncé is set to take viewers on a journey through Africa with an hour-long documentary special, "Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift," set to air Monday, Sept. 16 (10 p.m. EDT), on ABC. This intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album, "The Lion King: The Gift," features candid footage and interviews detailing the work and passion that went into her love letter to Africa.
101 years after WWI veteran John Murray was wounded in action, Higgins presents family with Purple Heart
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 12:50 pm
On the eve of the 101st anniversary of the day U.S. Army veteran John C. Murray was wounded in action, Congressman Brian Higgins presented his family with a Purple Heart and other military medals for service during World War I.
Treatment for chronic neuropathic pain gets to brain via a novel route, without surgery
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 12:50 pm
University at Buffalo researchers who previously discovered how chronic neuropathic pain arises in the brain have now developed a treatment to block it.
Official statement regarding Christie Brinkley & ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars'
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 12:10 pm
Below is the official statement regarding Christie Brinkley's participation in "Dancing with the Stars" from BBC Studios and ABC.
Community comes together to combat cancer
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 09:05 am
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group held its second annual "Rockout Cancer" event Sunday at the Lewiston Stone House. People came out to support the organization that is now offering financial and manpower services to those battling the disease.
Regional leaders to discuss health care in the decade ahead
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 07:00 am
Leaders from the region's top health systems, insurers, physician groups and community health organizations will come together on Oct. 11 for an all-day forum to discuss the future of health care.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee meeting cancelled
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee (State Parks Standing Committee) will not meet Friday, Sept. 27, as previously announced, due to lack of business. There are no projects to vote on.
3rd annual 'Walk The Falls' set for Sept. 21
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Enjoy a matinee of fun, games, music and refreshments at Hyde Park by the playground, as the Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative hosts its annual "Walk the Falls" on Saturday, Sept. 21. The family-friendly event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Golf event to benefit GI family
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
OneChurch, in conjunction with Destroyer Park Golf, will host a fundraiser to benefit an Island family involved in a tragic motor vehicle accident.
Board recognizes Connor Middle School Where Everybody Belongs
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
In just the first week of school, a new program at Veronica Connor Middle School has made a major impact, the Board of Education was told at its Monday meeting.
Pink Bag Ladies at Trinity receive American Legion donation
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Because women are serving in all the armed services, all around the world, Trinity United Methodist Church Pink Bag Ladies, members of Trinity United Methodist Women, have been donating health care items to lady veterans for many years.
69 years (and counting) for Yockeys
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Grace and Bill Yockey of Grand Island are celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary Sept. 16, 2019. A true example of love and dedication to one another and respect for marriage, their commitment, dignity, and helping others, they are role models for all.
GNBC to hold 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
With it comes "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday presentation. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers. It will be staged Dec. 13-14 at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
Friends of Lewiston Library speaker series continues
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Join the Friends of the Lewiston Library for part three of the 2019 speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
HAL looks at D-Day
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled, "D Day, the Greatest Landing in Modern Military History." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Peach Festival 2019: Kiwanis says 'Thank you'
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, a special thank you to the community for coming out in droves to make the 62nd Niagara County Peach Festival a success this year. The course of events leading up to this festival led to an enhanced sense of urgency by the many volunteers and participants to make sure this festival was going to be the best it possibly could.
Lewiston Town Board: Public hearings for solar project, lattice towers
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
In addition to a regular work session, the Lewiston Town Board held a pair of public hearings at the beginning of Monday's meeting.
The Silo to close a week early
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Though warm weather is hanging on and customers are still hanging out, The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston is closing a week early this summer. The serving season will conclude at the end of the day on Sept. 22.
Lecrae & Andy Mineo release official music video for 'Coming In Hot'
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 08:00 pm
Award-winning rap artist Lecrae and hip-hop artist/producer Andy Mineo unveiled the official music video to their fiery track "Coming In Hot" today. Directed by Antonio Santos, the video features Lecrae and Andy disguised as police officers speeding thru Los Angeles to rescue the NBC's "World of Dance" group Kinjaz. Check it out here.
Leeland has a 'Better Word'
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 08:00 pm
"Better Word," Leeland's first full-length live album, releases today. The 12-song worship experience was captured earlier this year during a gathering of fellow worshipers at Christ For The Nations (CFN) in Dallas. Listen to the album here.
Big Daddy Weave has new album, headlining tour, reality TV show, book
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:55 pm
The anticipated new project from Big Daddy Weave, "When The Light Comes" (Curb | Word Entertainment) drops today. With a successful album kick-off, thanks in part to its first single, "Alive," hitting No. 1 at radio, the launch of lead vocalist Mike Weaver's book, "I Am Redeemed," the debut of their own reality show on TBN, and a headlining tour that just opened last night, the light is certainly shining for the members of Big Daddy Weave.
Shakira doc hits theaters Nov. 13
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:55 pm
Following the hugely successful release of Shakira's album "El Dorado" - which eventually earned her a Grammy for Best Latin Pop Vocal Album and a Latin Grammy for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album - she returned to the world stage with her most celebrated show yet, performing recent smashes such as "Chantaje" and "La Bicicleta," as well as hits from her 20-year-plus repertoire, including "Hips Don't Lie," "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" and "Estoy Aqui" to sold-out stadiums and arenas across the planet.
71st Emmy Awards red carpet preshows to air live on FOX
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:40 pm
Catch all the stars on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards with exclusive preshow coverage live Sunday, Sept. 22, on FOX. Co-hosted by "The Masked Singer" panelist Jenny McCarthy, FOX Sports Shannon Sharpe and TV personality and fashion expert Kelly Osbourne, FOX's Live Emmy Red Carpet Preshow (6:30 p.m. ET) and FOX's Live Emmy Red Carpet Arrivals (7 p.m.) will bring fans even closer to their favorite television stars, with celebrity interviews and red carpet critiques on TV's biggest night. Also, don't miss a special reveal from season two of "The Masked Singer" in the preshow.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' closes out 'Record Breaker Week' with 4 new Guinness World Records titles
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:40 pm
The 2019 edition of "Record Breaker Week" on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" culminated in four new record titles, once again earning "Live" a spot in Guinness World Records.
Matt Maher announces release 1 of 4 new music bundles
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:40 pm
Provident Label Group's multi-award-winning singer, songwriter and touring artist Matt Maher announces the release of new music. "Alive & Breathing, Vol. 1," the first of four music bundles, debuts today and features three songs.
Hannah Kerr releases 'Listen More'
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:20 pm
Today is the day for Black River Christian artist and songwriter Hannah Kerr, as she releases her new EP, "Listen More," digitally everywhere. Last night, Kerr joined Jordan Feliz in Cleburne, Texas, for the kick-off of his "The Faith Tour," where she is selling exclusive physical copies of "Listen More."