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PHOTOS: Nerds Gone Wild, John Kay & Steppenwolf at Artpark
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 11:55 pm
Artpark & Company billed the final "Tuesdays in the Park" concert of 2017 as a '70s-meets-'80s night of music. The event featured Nerds Gone Wild and John Kay & Steppenwolf.
Mike Love, Bruce Johnston-led Beach Boys to perform at The Riv
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 11:15 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center welcomes The Beach Boys at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.
Memorial Medical Center dedicates new North Tonawanda Primary Care Center
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday dedicated its new North Tonawanda Primary Care Center at 1089 Kinkead Ave., Suite 111.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at UB Center for the Arts
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets are on sale now.
Buffalo Sabres: Training camp set to open Sept. 14
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 14, when veteran players are scheduled to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 15, the team's practice sessions at HarborCenter will be open to the public, with practices broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.
The Woodhouse Day Spa to open in Village of Williamsville
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:50 pm
The Woodhouse Day Spa, the ultimate full-service luxury day spa, is opening in the Village of Williamsville. The spa aims to offer invigorating, rejuvenating and results-oriented spa services to provide the utmost relaxation to its guests.
Alton Brown takes over 'Chopped' kitchen in 'Chopped: Alton's Challenge'
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:50 pm
Alton Brown takes over the "Chopped" kitchen for a five-part tournament, "Chopped: Alton's Challenge," premiering Tuesday, Oct. 10 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
DEC announces Lake Ontario fisheries meetings
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the public will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the upcoming 2018 Lake Ontario salmon and trout stocking. Public meetings to gather input for will be held in Oswego, Niagara and Monroe counties in September.
Countdown to 'Force Friday II' begins, as 'Star Wars' augments reality around globe
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:45 pm
Disney and Lucasfilm have kicked off the countdown to "Force Friday II," the global event celebrating the launch of the products from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," with an AR surprise for "Star Wars" fans around the world.
Metallica to re-release 'Master of Puppets'
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:45 pm
Metallica on Tuesday announced they will reissue their third album, "Master of Puppets," on Nov. 10 on their own Blackened Recordings.
Lewiston's Mildred Cummings, 98 years young, has Jet Boat adventure
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:40 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours recently surpassed a personal record of oldest passenger ever on-board one of its boats, with a visit from Lewiston local Mildred Cummings.
Martin Biron joins Buffalo Sabres broadcast team
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:30 pm
As announced Tuesday morning on "The Instigators" on WGR Sports Radio 550 and MSG, Martin Biron has joined the Buffalo Sabres broadcast team. His primary role will be to serve as an analyst alongside Brian Duff during the pregame, intermission and postgame portions of the broadcast. To view Biron's segment, click HERE.
Higgins calls for changes to proposed NYSDOT Skyway rehab plan
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:30 pm
As the New York State Department of Transportation sets out to begin a more than $27 million rehabilitation of the Buffalo Skyway, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for the agency to rethink investments beyond those structurally necessary for public safety while also implementing sensible traffic technology measures that could make a big difference for Southtown commuters.
ECHDC, Ryan announce unveiling of 'Flat Man' on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Assemblyman Sean Ryan on Tuesday announced the unveiling of "Flat Man" on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Tri-Main Center launches redesigned website
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:20 pm
The Tri-Main Center, a historically modern hot spot for growing companies, recently launched a newly designed website at The site was designed and implemented by Lockport-based integrated marketing communications firm, J. Fitzgerald Group.
'The Voice' winner Craig Wayne Boyd to release new album, 'Top Shelf'
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:20 pm
Millions thrilled to Craig Wayne Boyd's victory in season 7 of NBC's "The Voice," and now, fans can rejoice as the vocalist announces the long-awaited release of "Top Shelf," on Oct. 27, from Copperline Music Group.
The Walt Disney Company & KTRK-TV Houston commit to $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:15 pm
The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC television station, KTRK in Houston, on Tuesday jointly announced a $1 million cash commitment to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
UB Dental to offer week of free services to veterans in Mayville
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:15 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will provide one week of free dental care to veterans in the Southern Tier through the Dentistry Smiles on Veterans program.
Study co-authored by NU professor awarded best paper at international conference
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:15 pm
A study co-authored by Dr. Chang Huh, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management at Niagara University, received the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education's Best Research Paper Award during an international conference held July 26-28 in Baltimore.
Fantasy Island to host open auditions for 'Halloween Horror'
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:10 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Fantasy Island will host open auditions for "Scare Actors" who will frighten and entertain guests during "Halloween Horror," the park's new "family-by-day, fright-by-night" event.
UB pharmacy professor awarded $1.5 million to silence chatter among cancer cells
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:50 pm
With the support of a new, $1.58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University at Buffalo researchers aim to develop a targeted treatment to prevent communication between cancer cells.
Hurricane Harvey drives up gas prices nationwide, local market spared for now
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:10 pm
As Hurricane Harvey blasted Texas, gas prices shot up across the country. At $2.37, today's national gas price average is 4 cents more expensive on the week and one of the largest one-week national gas prices surge seen this summer. Gas prices have not changed locally in the past week.
BBB offers tips to those donating to hurricane victims
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people who want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.
SBA administrator addresses federal regulatory reform
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is encouraging small businesses to comment on the federal register notice posted earlier this month. The notice is in response to President Donald Trump's executive order 13777, which aims to ease the burdens placed on America's small businesses.
Fan Expo Canada to turn Toronto upside down with ultimate programming lineup
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:15 pm
Canada's largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, Fan Expo Canada recently announced its 2017 programming lineup. Chock-full of contests, parties, meet-and-greets and more, the all-ages pop culture convention will cover all 750,000-square-feet of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over the Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Sept. 3.
Ship-Hop Cruise, I Love the 90s Tour partners with Susan G. Komen
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
"Ship-Hop, Starring I Love the 90s Tour" is partnering with Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale just in time to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Virginia signs on for Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
Another state has signed up to bring Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program to its law enforcement officials and emergency personnel. This time, it's Virginia.
Sunday 'Jazz at the CAC'
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host six weeks of jazz concerts beginning Sept. 14. "Jazz at the Carnegie" will include performances by The Bobby Militello Quartet, Sharon Bailey, Jon Lehning, Mark Filsinger, Carina & the Six String Preacher, and the Fredtown Stompers.
Philanthropic retailer BoxLunch to open at Walden Galleria
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
BoxLunch, a pop culture gift store with a cause, announced it will open its newest New York location, in Cheektowaga, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Walden Galleria.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2017 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 2. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Veterans Appreciation Day in Falls sponsored by Hands Healing Heroes
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
Hands Healing Heroes will host its fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Day from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 16, at the John A. Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Artpark to end season with a 'Big Bang'
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 11:05 am
France's Plasticiens Volants will bring its "Big Bang" production to Lewiston on Saturday, Sept. 2. The show includes giant inflatable planets, comets and animals in a tale as old as time.
PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston
Sun, Aug 27th 2017 12:00 am
The 16th annual celebration of jazz in the Village of Lewiston - now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY presented by Northwest Bank - kicked off Friday with lines of people piled up and down Center Street. Music rang out across a half-dozen stages, and crowds flocked to a plethora of local food vendors.
Memorial celebrates staff, summer with food truck picnic
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center thanked its employees and volunteers for their dedication to the patients and community they serve with an employee appreciation day picnic at two locations.
Fighting Parkinson's in Youngstown: Annual chili cook-off benefit at First Presbyterian Church
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown First Presbyterian Church will be the site Sunday, Aug. 27, for the second annual Chili Cook-off and Basket Auction in support of the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day.
Grand Island Town Board: Town settles Golden Age Center impasse
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island senior citizens went to Town Hall Monday in numbers to insist the Town Board staffing needs at the Golden Age Center.
Celebrate Labor Day in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
In the lower River Region, Youngstown will be the place to be come Monday, Sept. 4, as the Village of Youngstown, along with the Porter Youngstown Ransomville Business Association, local residents and businesses, is set to stage a decades-old community favorite: Youngstown's Labor Day Parade.
'Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?' investigative crime special on FOX
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:30 pm
"Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?" is an investigative crime special examining two of the greatest murder mysteries in pop culture history. The special, which digs deep into the entangled murders of hip-hop's most legendary adversaries - rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - airs Sunday, Sept. 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX. The two-hour investigation will be led by actor and rap music icon Ice-T and award-winning journalist and documentarian Soledad O'Brien.
Empire State Development, Economic Development Group announce appointment of president & CEO of WNY Workforce Training Center
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:30 pm
Empire State Development and the Economic Development Group (EDG) Inc., the operator of the Western New York Workforce Training Center (WTC) announced Friday that Stephen Tucker was appointed the WTC president and CEO.
Lecrae to release Columbia Records debut album, 'All Things Work Together,' on Sept. 22
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:25 pm
Grammy-Award winning rap artist Lecrae's Columbia Records debut album, "All Things Work Together," is now available for pre-order here: