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94th Oscars to feature first live performance of 'We Don't Talk About Bruno' from 'Encanto'
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 09:55 am
"Encanto" cast members Adassa, Stephanie Beatriz, Mauro Castillo, Carolina Gaitan and Diane Guerrero, along with Becky G and Luis Fonsi, will perform "We Don't Talk About Bruno" from "Encanto" on the 94th Oscars, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced yesterday. This will be the first live performance of the song written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is nominated for Best Original Song for "Dos Oruguitas" also from "Encanto."
Artpark announces 2022 season
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 09:00 am
Artpark & Company announced its summer 2022 season on Thursday.
Rick Astley celebrates 35th anniversary of multi-Platinum 1987 debut 'Whenever You Need Somebody' with reissued & enhanced set
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 05:00 pm
Rick Astley, who has sold over 40 million records worldwide, is enjoying a remarkable career surge - and will celebrate the 35th anniversary of his landmark debut album, "Whenever You Need Somebody," with a remastered and expanded edition to be released May 6 on BMG.
Legendary announcer Al Michaels & Emmy Award-winning Analyst Kirk Herbstreit join Amazon as voices of 'Thursday Night Football' on Prime Video
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 04:45 pm
Prime Video announced Wednesday that iconic play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and Emmy-winning analyst Kirk Herbstreit have joined Prime Video to call its exclusive coverage of NFL "Thursday Night Football." The inaugural season of the historic 11-year agreement kicks off Thursday, Sept. 15.
NYSDOT announces start of $2.9 million project to upgrade culverts in Western New York
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 04:30 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez on Wednesday announced work has begun on a $2.9 million project that will repair or replace 12 culverts in Erie and Niagara counties, "enhancing safety and reducing the risk of flooding along several important roadways for the movement of people and commerce in Western New York."
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents special benefit concert for Ukraine
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 04:00 pm
In the spirit of healing, honoring lives lost, and providing hope to those affected by the conflict in Ukraine, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Slava Ukraini: A Benefit Concert for Ukraine," at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 3, at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Harry Styles to release new album, 'Harry's House,' May 20
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 03:55 pm
On Wednesday, Grammy Award-winning global superstar Harry Styles announced the release of his upcoming album, "Harry's House." The anticipated 13-track album will be released globally May 20.
Beyoncé, Billie Eilish & FINNEAS, Reba McEntire, Sebastián Yatra to perform nominated original songs on 94th Oscars
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 03:55 pm
Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS, Reba McEntire and Sebastián Yatra will perform this year's nominated songs on the 94th Oscars, show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced. The Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27 (8 p.m. EDT).
Voting begins in Sunnking's 'Name the Shredder' contest
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 03:55 pm
Sunnking has opened voting for its inaugural "Name the Shredder" contest, the recycler announced. After receiving more than 200 creative name submissions from Buffalo and Rochester in March, Sunnking staff and leadership reviewed the list and selected five finalists for public voting:
'Little R' to host driving school May 1
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 03:55 pm
Ransomville Speedway will be hosting a driving school for any new drivers and all drivers competing in the novice division of the SANY New York/Burris Racing go-kart program beginning at 10 a.m. at the "Little R" on Sunday, May 1. The event will take place rain or shine.
Hochul announces State Police commitment to boosting ranks of female troopers
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 03:55 pm
During Women's History Month, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the New York State Police joined other police departments across the country by signing the "30x30 Pledge," a commitment to increase the representation of women in the ranks while improving the experiences of women in law enforcement.
Vanessa Hudgens, Terrence J and Brandon Maxwell to host 'The Oscars Red Carpet Show'
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 03:55 pm
Actor Vanessa Hudgens, actor Terrence J and fashion designer Brandon Maxwell will host "The Oscars Red Carpet Show," the official lead-in to the 94th Oscars on Sunday, March 27, producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan announced. "The Oscars Red Carpet Show" will air at 6:30 p.m. EDT on ABC.
Celebrate spring and help save lives by giving blood or platelets
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 10:00 am
It's officially spring! As the weather warms up and the latest COVID-19 surge continues to slow, many people are looking forward to meeting up with family and friends. At the start of this new season, the American Red Cross encourages the community to play an important role in helping save lives by making blood or platelet donation part of their spring plans.
Taxpayers: Attorney General James reminds crypto investors to pay taxes on virtual investments
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 09:50 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James has issued a warning to virtual currency investors and their tax advisers to make sure they accurately declare and pay taxes on their virtual investments.
Residential fire in Wheatfield
Wed, Mar 23rd 2022 09:50 am
On March 22 at 2:52 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received notification of a fire alarm activation at the apartment building located at 6824 Plaza Drive in the Town of Wheatfield. A second call received a short time later reported smoke showing on the first floor of the three-floor structure.
ESPN Tournament Challenge: No perfect brackets, but fans get a second chance
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 05:00 pm
Through the first weekend of tournament play, no perfect brackets remain in either men's or women's ESPN Tournament Challenge games.
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets 'The Echoes Tour' on stage at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Oct. 9
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 04:10 pm
Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets has announced rescheduled dates for "The Echoes Tour" with 28 stops in major cities across the U.S. and Canada.
Intandem to host celebrity bartending & bracket battles event
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:55 pm
After a few years of hiatus, Intandem (formerly Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara) is back with a bigger and better "celebrity bartending" event centered on college basketball.
Hochul announces New York as top community solar market in US
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York has become the top community solar market in the U.S. with more than one gigawatt of community solar installed and operational - enough to serve 209,000 homes across the state.
Ortt: Where is the transparency on bail reform?
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:55 pm
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt has penned a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul calling on her to keep the public informed on potential changes to bail and discovery reforms, and bring all stakeholders to the discussion table.
'Nurturing in the Neighborhood' programs offered for children living in Falls' south end
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:55 pm
Niagara University and the Niagara Falls Housing Authority are bringing free children and parenting activities to residents of Niagara Falls' south end throughout the end of March.
Niagara Falls: USAN approves Cambria Hotel grants
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:50 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Tuesday and approved two grants for mixed-use projects at 311 Rainbow Blvd., and 320-324 Niagara St., in downtown Niagara Falls. USAN said the projects are leveraging private-sector investment to facilitate economic development within its development district.
Niagara University College of Nursing presents discussion on UN sustainable development goals
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 03:50 pm
Niagara University's College of Nursing will present a discussion focusing on the United Nations' sustainable development goals and their implications on the nursing profession.
Rebecca St. James proves good triumphs over bad with release of 'Kingdom Come'
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 02:05 pm
Rebecca St. James' musical comeback is complete this week with the release of "Kingdom Come," her first full-length record in 11 years.
Dierks Bentley beings summer leg of his 'All-Night Sing-Along Party' to Darien Lake
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:20 am
Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has announced details behind the Live Nation-produced summer leg of his "Beers On Me Tour." Bentley will host 30-plus cities on an "all-night sing-along party" (Fresno Bee) as the trek launches June 3 with special guests Ashley McBryde and Travis Denning.
Riley Green to perform at Erie County Fair this August
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:15 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society has added an ACM award winner to this year's concert lineup on The Buffalo News Grandstand.
Carrie Underwood tells a 'Ghost Story'
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:15 am
On Friday, Carrie Underwood released her anticipated new single, "Ghost Story."
'Live with Kelly and Ryan's' 'After Oscar Show' returns Monday, March 28
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:15 am
The countdown has begun for Hollywood's biggest night ... and "Live's" most glamorous morning! Fans everywhere are waiting for the curtain to rise on "Oscar Sunday," March 27, followed by the fan-favorite, star-studded annual "Live's After Oscar Show" on Monday, March 28.
Brothers of Mercy receives deficiency-free survey
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:15 am
The Brothers of Mercy Wellness Campus has achieved a deficiency-free survey from the New York State Department of Health.
Attorney General James, 1199SEIU call for stronger protections for nursing home workers
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:15 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James and 1199SEIU President George Gresham on Monday called for stronger protections for nursing home workers who have been on the front lines of the pandemic for more than two years.
WNY Earth Day Challenge underway in Erie County
Tue, Mar 22nd 2022 10:00 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning announced the first-ever WNY Earth Day Challenge, created by the department and partners to encourage residents to celebrate Earth Day by learning about the environment and taking actions locally. The challenge runs from March 21 through April 30 and features numerous ways for individuals and families to not only learn more about how their activities can help to protect the environment but also participate in environmentally aware programming.
'Rhythm and Brews': Musical beer & food tasting to benefit Kleinhans Music Hall set for June 16
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 03:50 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall announced its annual fundraiser, "Rhythm and Brews," will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Mary Seaton Room at the famed Buffalo venue. The event was originally scheduled for 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.
Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater & Shaun White added to Oscars telecast
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 03:50 pm
Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan today announced the next wave of presenters to take the stage at the 94th Oscars. The star lineup includes Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Jennifer Garner, H.E.R., Tiffany Haddish, Tony Hawk, Bill Murray, Elliot Page, Kelly Slater and Shaun White. The Oscars ceremony will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
NCSO: School incident at Starpoint
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the arrest of a Starpoint Middle School student.
'On The Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars' preshow kicks off 'Oscar Sunday' on ABC
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
On Hollywood's biggest night, ABC News presents coverage of the 94th Oscars with two live preshows starting with the three-hour ABC broadcast of "On The Red Carpet Live! Countdown to the Oscars," Sunday, March 27 (1-4 p.m. EDT).
Buffalo History Museum announces final weeks for Tim Russert exhibit
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
The Buffalo History Museum will end its nearly eight-year run of "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If it's Sunday, it's 'Meet the Press.' " The last day for the public to view the Russert exhibit will be April 9.
Day of prayer for Ukraine
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
St. Paul's Episcopal Church will host a day of prayer for Ukraine from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
ECHDC board authorizes contract to extend Queen City Bike Ferry service
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and authorized an amendment to a contract that will allow for the continuation of the Queen City Bike Ferry, a popular summertime amenity that links Canalside and the Outer Harbor via the Buffalo River.
Applications now available for fast-tracked permits for craft beverage manufacturers
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the State Liquor Authority is now accepting applications for new permits to allow craft beverage manufacturing businesses the ability to manufacture and sell alcoholic beverages while their liquor license is pending.
Survey: 77% of business travelers, 64% of workers say return of business travel more important than ever
Mon, Mar 21st 2022 01:40 pm
A new survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) finds that sentiment around business travel is shifting, with 77% of business travelers and 64% of employed Americans agreeing that it is more important than ever to bring back business travel.

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