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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade adds performers
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:25 pm
The 91st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is adding additional star power as NBC and Macy's join to kick off the holiday season with a star-studded lineup of performers in the nation's favorite spectacle, set for Nov. 23 at 9 a.m. in all time zones.
New Jingle Falls USA programs offer activities for families, couples, singles
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:20 pm
The countdown has begun for downtown Niagara Falls' Jingle Falls USA, a new collaborative holiday celebration taking place on Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. With multiple activities happening each day, Jingle Falls USA has planned something for guests of all ages.
Devil's Hole stairs reopening
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:20 pm
The stairs into the Niagara Gorge at Devil's Hole State Park will be reopened on Saturday, Nov. 18, after having been closed all summer so that they could be rebuilt. The stairs had been expected to be closed until spring 2018.
Niagara University announces collaborative plan to revitalize Niagara Falls' south end
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:00 pm
A brighter future is ahead for the south end of Niagara Falls, according to revitalization plans announced Thursday by Niagara University, the City of Niagara Falls and several community partners.
Anchor Bar opens in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 05:15 pm
Anchor Bar, the home of "The Original Buffalo Chicken Wing," held a grand-opening celebration Thursday for its 10th franchise location, and first in Niagara County. The restaurant is located at 114 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, inside the Holiday Inn.
Niagara Falls: Mariah Carey concert cancelled
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 11:00 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced Thursday the Mariah Carey show scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21, has been cancelled.
'Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly': Historical Association of Lewiston celebrates 13th annual Tour of Homes
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:05 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's signature event, the Lewiston Tour of Homes, will kick off the holiday season Christmas Walk weekend, Dec. 2-3. Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual event, themed "Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly," which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Buffalo History Museum unveils 'Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports'
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:05 pm
"Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports," debuted in The Buffalo History Museum on Tuesday, making it Western New York's first-ever, comprehensive exhibition of Buffalo's professional sports history from 1880 through today.
New drama '9-1-1' to premiere following return of 'The X-Files' on FOX
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:00 pm
"9-1-1," the provocative new procedural drama, will premiere following the debut of the next thrilling chapter of "The X-Files" on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, on FOX.
Carson Wentz, NFL-best 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles visit Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys in NFC East showdown on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:00 pm
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" marks the latest installment of a classic NFC East rivalry, as Carson Wentz and the first-place Philadelphia Eagles (8-1) travel to Arlington, Texas, to face Dak Prescott and the second-place Dallas Cowboys (5-4) in a battle of playoff contenders. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Lauren Daigle's 'Behold' tops Billboard chart; partners with charities for Christmas gift box
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:00 pm
One year after its release, Grammy-nominated artist Lauren Daigle's 2016 holiday album, "Behold: A Christmas Collection," is currently the No. 1 album on the Billboard contemporary Christian chart.
Primetime from PyeongChang: Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski & Terry Gannon to call Olympic figure skating on NBC
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:00 pm
Play-by-play commentator Terry Gannon, 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski, and three-time U.S. figure skating champion Johnny Weir will handle NBC's primetime figure skating coverage during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
DEC announces 'New York Recycles Day'
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 12:20 pm
"New York Recycles Day" is now underway, State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. In observance of the day, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proclaimed Nov. 15 "New York - America Recycles Day" to highlight the state's leadership in recycling promotion and reducing waste.
Notre Dame looks to bounce back when Fighting Irish host Navy on 'Senior Day' on NBC
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 12:20 pm
NBC Sports wraps up its 27th consecutive season of Notre Dame Football on NBC this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC with a presentation of college football's longest continuous intersectional rivalry, when the No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-2) host the Navy Midshipmen (6-3) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
UB welcomes 'Kenny Rogers - The Gambler's Last Deal: Christmas & Hits'
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 11:15 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes the 11th annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Holiday Concert, this year featuring "Kenny Rogers - The Gambler's Last Deal: Christmas & Hits" with special guest Linda Davis. The event begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.
Chris Collins announces annual 'Holiday Mail for Veterans' project
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins has asked local schools to participate in this year's "Holiday Mail for Veterans" program.
President Trump approves New York disaster declaration
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 11:00 am
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the state of New York and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 2 to Aug. 6.
Sabres, Wegmans, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced they will partner with Wegmans and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 16, to benefit local food pantries. The turkey drive will take place from 6-9 a.m. in the following locations:
Eric Wood Fund raises $57,500 for in-need Greater Buffalo children & families
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
On Monday night, The Eric Wood Fund, a not-for-profit organization founded by Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, raised $57,500 to support programming of The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone's Buddies. Proceeds were raised at the organization's annual Flights and Bites fundraiser and silent auction.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, region's largest holiday festival, begins Friday, Nov. 24
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
This year marks the 13th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24.
NAPA Mechanics Competition at farm show
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:30 pm
Once again the Western New York Farm Show is inviting high school students and nonprofessional, young adults to participate in its annual NAPA Mechanics Competition.
Kutless' new album, 'Alpha / Omega,' available now
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:30 pm
Kutless' new studio album, "Alpha / Omega," is available now with BEC Recordings. Released last Friday, "Alpha / Omega" is a collection of rock and worship songs, encompassing both original and cover tracks that define who the band has been for the past 17 years. Click HERE to purchase or stream "Alpha / Omega."
Fall business blender networking event to be held at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a fall business blender at the Castellani Art Museum, located on the Niagara University Campus, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The networking event gives businesses, community leaders, NU educators and students a chance to casually converse and make connections in a unique setting.
Theatre of Youth presents beloved holiday classic 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 12:55 pm
Theatre of Youth will present "A Charlie Brown Christmas" live on stage, for 12 performances only, Dec. 2-17 at the historic Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo.
Dan Bremnes releases new digital single 'Going Together'
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 12:55 pm
Word Entertainment welcomes award-winning singer and songwriter Dan Bremnes to its roster. On the heels of this new partnership, the Salmon Arm, British Columbia, native will release "Going Together," his first digital single since his 2015 debut album, "Where The Light Is."
Saturday's Msgr. Martin championship game between Joes and Canisius to stream online
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 12:50 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment's live broadcast of the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association high school football championship game will be available online at OneBuffalo.com, and on Facebook Live by visiting the New Era Field Facebook page. Canisius faces St. Joe's for the league title at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Era Field.
Castellani Art Museum presents CAM's 11th annual 'Holiday Bash'
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its 11th annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Guests can celebrate the holidays with friends in the CAM's central gallery, dance to live music by PENELOPE, and enjoy a variety of refreshments.
Bandsintown opens platform to venues & festivals
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:20 pm
Bandsintown, the popular concert discovery platform, has opened up its platform to allow venues and festivals to claim their own official profiles and alert local music fans of new show announcements in real time. Venues will now be able to establish their brand presence, customize their profiles, and add and edit new events.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series for 2017 Lewiston Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:20 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off their popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The event will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, which is sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Keri Cardinale and Justin Reynolds at The Lighthouse Café
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:15 pm
Sprig recording artists Keri Cardinale and Justin Reynolds will be the featured artists this month at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport. Catch them in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help neighbors in need of holiday meals
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:15 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 12th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, in the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Chris Tomlin's 2018 'Worship Night In America Tour' to visit Rochester in April
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:15 pm
Grammy Award-winner Chris Tomlin continues to work to bring the church together in unity and prayer with his "Worship Night In America" (WNIA) tour. It kicks off again April 5, 2018. Special guests include Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture, Matt Maher, Christine D'Clario, Tauren Wells, and Pat Barrett. The tour will hit 24 markets across the U.S., including Rochester, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Casting Crowns' Christmas EP, 'It's Finally Christmas,' available now
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:10 pm
Grammy-award winning and multi-platinum-selling band Casting Crowns has released new Christmas music this holiday season. The six-song EP "It's Finally Christmas" is available now.
Tenth Avenue North's holiday concept album, 'Decade The Halls Vol. 1,' available now
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:10 pm
The holiday season is in full swing for Tenth Avenue North as their Christmas album, "Decade The Halls Vol. 1" (Remade Records) is available now.
NBC to air 'Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas' Dec. 12
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:05 pm
Three-time Grammy Award-winning performer, songwriter and recording artist Gwen Stefani is bringing her first-ever holiday special to NBC. "Gwen Stefani's You Make It Feel Like Christmas" will air Dec. 12 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
'Coats 4 Kids' distributes 1,500 coats, but desperately needs coats for 2 more giveaways
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:05 pm
Colvin Cleaners held its first of three "Coats 4 Kids" distributions over the weekend at the True Bethel Baptist Church - and the response was overwhelming. Some 1,500 coats were distributed, which leaves officials concerned about its inventory for the next two distributions. Additionally, almost all of the donated gloves, hats and scarves were distributed.
Artpark to winter: Your days are numbered; venue announces return of BNL in 2018
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 10:05 am
Barenaked Ladies' "Last Summer on Earth Tour 2018" will make a stop at Artpark on July 10, alongside Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. The triple bill will be presented on the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Photos: Veterans Day observed in Lewiston
Sun, Nov 12th 2017 05:00 pm
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083 gathered together at the eternal flame in Academy Park to pay tribute to those who fought for and died for this country.
Lewiston No. 1 quick to prevent loss on Center Street
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 11:35 am
Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. and local first-responders were on site at the 500 block of Center Street before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, responding to a call of sparks, fraying and smoke coming from a basement electrical panel. The building's ground level is home to Cool Smiles (dental office of Dr. Anthony DeLuke), Chéri Amour, Salon Jule and Antique to Chic.