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By Tim O'Shei » Thursday, March 26, 2015

Listening rooms are largely a Nashville thing. So much so that many people in these parts may not even know exactly what a listening room is. But a country music listening room – or an... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, March 21, 2015

If ever there were a case to be made for live music, as opposed to listening to recordings in your living room, Saturday provided it.The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Beethoven Festival... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Saturday, March 21, 2015

Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bolton returned to Niagara Falls on Saturday night, and for the fans who filled the Event Center in the Seneca Niagara Hotel and Casino, it was a trip down memory... Read More

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Megan Hilty sings like a Broadway star, but she talks like your friend at Starbucks. (Or actually, Spot Coffee – but we’ll get back to that one.)Between powerful renditions of songs... Read More

By Nancy J. Parisi » Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Under hazy golden spotlights, amid flickering faux vintage radios, and with projected film clips behind them, Diana Krall and band performed for nearly two hours at University at Buffalo Center for... Read More

Saturday, March 7, 2015

She wore a simple red shirt, black plants and a matching blazer. A gold necklace dangled at her neckline. Her blond locks brushed her shoulders. She could have been going to a business meeting, a... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, March 5, 2015

If you had a good time at the Garth Brooks show in First Niagara Center on Thursday, well, that’s nice, but I think there’s one guy who had more fun than you.That’d be Brooks... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Saturday, February 28, 2015

In 1975, when Harold Elwin Bice Jr. was born, the now-legendary jazz-rock band Blood Sweat and Tears was eight years and eight studio albums into its assault on the American music scene. By the time... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Sunday, February 22, 2015

Casino concerts have a rightfully earned the reputation of being a bit on the tame side — the crowds are older, the shows shorter, and the venue not always conducive to rocking out. The same... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, February 14, 2015

“We love you for keeping R&B alive,” Kem roared to the crowd halfway through his opening set at First Niagara Center on Friday. The Detroit-born neo-soul singer was knee-deep in his... Read More

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