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Friends and family of local drummer organize benefit concert

Friends and family of local drummer organize benefit concert

A legacy of love will be on display Saturday, Oct 4., as friends and family of local drummer Ryan “Urwin” Urbank gather to celebrate his life and help support the family who survive him at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Avenue) in downtown Buffalo.

Urbank, 28, who passed away unexpectedly on Sept 6., played drums in two different alternative rock bands, So Far So Good and Turbulance. Within the past few years, Urbank recorded with award-winning producer Armand Petri (Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, Sixpence None the Richer) with So Far So Good and opened for former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle with Turbulance.

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Announces New Adopt-a-House Initiative

 

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village is proud to unveil its latest development campaign, the Adopt-a-House Program. 

On Sept. 16, BNHV and the Amherst Women’s Interclub Council unveiled many updates that were made to one of the museum’s 11 historic buildings located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst. These updates were made with funds raised at the Interclub Council’s annual fundraising luncheon and raffle. 

Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Lorrie Morgan, Deana Martin Celebrate the Holidays at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

Seneca Resorts & Casinos will get in the holiday spirit with five days of holiday concerts at each of its Events Centers this December. And with tickets starting at just $10, the performances will not only be festive but also very affordable. Lorrie Morgan will take the stage at Seneca Allegany Events Center in Salamanca, N.Y. from December 3 through 7, while Deana Martin performs at Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, N.Y. the following week from December 10 through 14.

Infringe on fashion at Music is Art

Infringe on fashion at Music is Art

Infringe on Fashion has gathered talented fashion designers, models, artists and musicians from Buffalo and New York with one goal in mind to take their creativity and social movement to the stage and runway. Infringe on Fashion is a movement started by Eco designer Tamora Lee Jewelry in 2012 at the Buffalo Infringement festival. As the creator and founder of Infringe on Fashion the overall goal is to bring the focus to the social issues surrounding fashion sustainability.

The goal is to challenge the audience to think in new and unconventional ways, break conventions of traditional arts, and break down conventional ideas about "what fashion or art is”. The group has two events upcoming this Fall Sept. 13 at Music is Art called Music Love Fashion.

The performance takes place Sept. 13 at Music is Art 1pm at Lincoln pwky Stage and 4:30 on the dance stage.

Diana Krall Headlines New Additions to November Entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Diana Krall Headlines New Additions to November Entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino

Five-time Grammy® Award–winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall will cap off an exciting month of November entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino this fall. Krall will perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center on November 29, and a variety of concerts inside the Bear’s Den Showroom also will take place throughout the month, including Thunderhand Joe & The Medicine Show, The Monkees Lead Singer Micky Dolenz, Williams & Ree: The Indian and the White Guy and Bobby Hendricks’ Drifters.

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Hosts Eight-Week 'Comedy Series in the Bear’s Den' This Fall

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Hosts Eight-Week 'Comedy Series in the Bear’s Den' This Fall

Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is excited to announce it will feature some of the best names in comedy for eight straight weeks this fall in the Bear’s Den Showroom. Every Thursday night at 8 p.m., beginning October 2, the “Comedy Series in the Bear’s Den,” sponsored by 97 Rock, will give comedy-lovers the opportunity to see their favorite stand-up comedians up close and personal in a 440-seat, theater-style venue. 97 Rock talk show host Rob Lederman, part of the long-running “Norton in the Morning” show, will host the comedy series.

Comics who have appeared on “The Daily Show,” “Saturday Night Live” and in major comedy clubs across the country will perform every Thursday between October 2 and November 20. Ralphie May, best known from Comedy Central’s “The Burn with Jeff Ross” and ”Comedy Underground with Dave Attell,” will kick off the series.

ZZ Top Cancels Friday Performance at Seneca Allegany; JEFF BECK WILL STILL PERFORM

ZZ Top Cancels Friday Performance at Seneca Allegany; JEFF BECK WILL STILL PERFORM

Yesterday, ZZ Top announced the cancellation of performances for the next few weeks due to longtime co-vocalist and guitarist Dusty Hill’s injury. Hill slipped and fell on his hip Tuesday night on his tour bus, sustaining an injury that has required “immediate attention.”

Among the cancelled performances is the outdoor concert at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, this Friday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

The show will continue on with Jeff Beck, a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who was ranked No. 5 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of all-time greatest guitarists. Opening act, Tyler Bryant, will also perform.  Bryant, still at the young age of 23, has dazzled many of the music industry’s greats since his early teenage years, touring with or opening for acts such as Aerosmith, Heart, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many others. The show will start at 7 p.m. as originally planned.