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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."
Aquarium of Niagara, volunteers to participate in international coastal cleanup campaign
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:20 pm
More than 50 volunteers will roll up their sleeves on Saturday to take on pollution in the Great Lakes. The cleanup crew will begin 10 a.m. (rain or shine) at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
NBC Sports kicks off 29th season of Notre Dame Football
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:20 pm
NBC Sports' 29th season of Notre Dame Football kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 14, at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC when the Fighting Irish (1-0) host the New Mexico Lobos (1-0) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
Wheatfield meeting hits bumpy roads
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
Al D'Angelo of the subdivision, Country Meadows, in the Town of Wheatfield made a plea to the Town Board to repave his street. The long-time resident who said that he was asked to represent his neighbors, noted he has been lobbying for years, but keeps getting the same answer from Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann: "There's no money in the budget."
Greenway for Gratwick, but not Sutherland
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The Niagara Greenway Commission met on Tuesday at the Niawanda Park's pavilion in Tonawanda with two projects to consider and grant Greenway funds to.
Support local art at 'Uncorked for Creativity' in NT
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will be celebrating the beginning of fall with its event called "Uncorked for Creativity" in the outdoors right outside the building on the art center's lawn.
Niagara SPCA to link business heads with big hearts
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA has a new program aimed at emptying its facilities. It seeks help from the community. Understandably, a lot of people can't help by adopting an animal, but the SPCA is hoping that community businesses and individuals would like to be the second best thing: the force behind finding each of these pets a home. It's called "Sponsor a Cage."
TIME FOR THE WING TO ENTER THE RING; vote for 'WNY's Best Wings'
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:10 pm
If there is a better food than chicken wings, we haven't found it.
Electric Lights Parade on hiatus for 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:05 pm
The talk of the residents in Town of Niagara on Friday was of a press release posted on the town's Facebook page. According to the release, the Electric Lights Parade is taking a year off from marching on Military Road. It will continue in 2020.
2nd annual 'Rockout Cancer' to raise money for survivors, encourage people to get screened
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:40 pm
The second annual "Rockout Cancer" will run from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St.
United Way kicks off campaign 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:25 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara launched its fall campaign Friday at the Four Points Sheridan in Niagara Falls. UWGN Board Chairman Bob Kazeangin introduced Michael Sigurdson, a store manager of Wegmans in Niagara Falls, and Marcus Latham, a former teacher, as well as a former president of Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801, as co-chairs for campaign 2019.
Kevin Guest House hosts first 'Supper in the Street' event in Buffalo
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:00 am
This Saturday, Sept. 14, Kevin Guest House will host "Supper in the Street" - a first-of-its-kind fundraising event featuring the longest dinner table in Buffalo, in the middle of Ellicott Street. The table will accommodate nearly 400 guests.
October's 'Lantern and Lore Tours' share darker side of Old Fort Niagara's history
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is ready to share its darker side with visitors during its new "Lantern and Lore Tours" in October. Tickets are now on sale for this seasonal fundraiser, which benefits the fort's educational programming.
Brady steps down as IDA chairman
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 07:00 pm
Steve Brady, chairman of Niagara County's Industrial Development Agency, has provided formal notice to county leadership that he will step away from his role effective today.