Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gill Creek Concert Series

Gill Creek Conert Series listing for Wednesday nights @ Gill Creek Park
Hyde Park Blvd (Rt 61) & Niagara Street,Niagara Falls, NY
TIMES: 7:00 - 9:00 PM.
Go to for more information.

Also for the International Festival Saturday 8/15 & 8/16 @ Gill Creek Park, N.F.N.Y.

- Hollydaze (The Ultimate Tribute to Buddy Holly) 8/15, TIME 6:00- 9:00PM
- The Patti Parks Band 8/16, TIME 6:00 - 9:00 PM

There will be a fundraiser @ the Wednesday Night concert 8/12 featuring the Flat Tops band. The Alp's Catering (roasted chicken dinners) $8.00 per person. There will be a display of classic cars as well as a 50's & 60's Oldies show (sock - hop). Dinners from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. The Flat Tops perform @ 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Bring Lawn chairs & your dancin' shoes.

Michelle Malone Live in Concert at the Sportsmens Tavern

Who: Michelle Malone -

Genre: blues

When: August 6, 2009 - 7:00 PM

Where: Sportsmens Tavern
326 Amherst Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

Ticket Price: $10.00
Age Limit: No Limit

For more information about this show, contact Information:
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The Dog Day of Summer

A festival fundraiser for Chet Secrist’s battle with Leukemia.

Live Music: 10 am-12:15 am on the Big Bridge:

Rock Bands - 1 pm-12:15 am including:

  1. 1-2 pm Electric Bread
  2. 2:15-3:15 pm Flyin’ Blind
  3. 3:30-4:30 pm Jonesie and the Cruisers
  4. 5:00-6:00 pm David Stockton Band
  5. 6:15-7:15 The Blind Leading the Blind
  6. 7:30-8:30 pm Handsome Jack
  7. 8:45-9:45 pm Bootleg Boogie Band
  8. 10:00-11:00 pm Funk the System
  9. 11:15-12:15 am The Headers

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Buffalo Middle Eastern Dance Festival

Hosted by Belly Dance With Faaria
(Buffalo’s only ALL traditional style belly dance studio!)

September 26, 2009
Belly Dance workshops 10 AM-4PM
Gala with Live Music 7PM-Midnight

Come study belly dance from top class dancers Sabra and Devra of Rochester, NY accompanied by live music by Layali El Sharq Band

Doors open at 6:30 first come first seated

Student showcase - 7:00-7:45 PM

Belly Dance students of Belly Dance With Faaria present group and solo pieces

Traditional Style Belly Dance Show with live music - 8:00-9:30 PM

Guest Dancers Sabra and Devra, performances by Faaria’s Belly Dance Ensemble, Faaria, and introducing Eirene and Kalilah

Open Dancing - 9:30PM-Midnight

Live Music by Layali El Sharq Band


Pre-sale Tickets are $20 and include a Maza (appetizer) Plate (presale only)
Pre-sale by September 19th

Tickets are $20 at the door (show only, no Maza Plate included)
Cash Bar Available

All Events held at:
Brounshilde Post 205
3354 Delaware Ave
Kenmore, New York 14217

Questions? Email Faaria:
All Gala tickets held at the door in your name

Sabra (Michelle Charles)
$50 Pre-sale, $60 at the door
Rhythm in our Dance Workshop

Understanding the varied rhythms of Middle Eastern music is one of the keys to becoming a world-class dancer who is truly “one” with the music.

Join Sabra as she explores 10 popular belly dance rhythms typically found in an orientale dance routine: Maksoum, Baladi, Saiidi, Masmoudi, Chiftetelli, Malfouf, Fellahy, Khaleegy, Karsilama, and Ayoob. She will teach you how to recognize each rhythm, break it down into its parts, and demonstrate exciting dance combinations for each one. (Bring your finger cymbals) Then, accompanied by live drumming by Joe Srouji of Layali El Sharq Band, she will show you how to put them all together, and shift effortlessly from one to another during a live performance.

Michelle Charles (Sabra) is a respected professional belly dancer and certified instructor based in Rochester, NY. Owner of the Goddess Hour Dance & Fitness Studio, Michelle skillfully teaches the art of belly dance to hundreds of Rochester’s most adventurous women. She is the creator of the Belly Dancing for Every Woman instructional DVD series.
Devra (Deborah Robinson)
$30 pre-sale, $40 at the door
Balancing Basics and Flow
Learn to balance a sword, cane, tray or basket while dancing. Balancing provides a workout in isolations and control, strengthening your overall dance technique. We will work on keeping the flow of the dance so that it stays a dance and is not just about the “prop tricks” Workshop will include traveling steps, undulations, hip work and level changes. This multi-level class is designed for students with some experience in belly dance. Balancing plates will be provided, or bring along your favorite prop. This workshop will include live music by Layali El Sharq.

Devra is an instructor at Goddess Hour Dance and Fitness Studio in Rochester, NY. She has her Middle Eastern Dance teaching certification from Hadia of Montreal. Using her background in gerontology she also enjoys teaching and sharing her love of belly dance with senior women in her Silver Shimmies program. Devra is a dancer and costume director with Sahara Shimmer Dance Ensemble.
Claire J. Lynch/Faaria
Belly Dance With Faaria
Performances and Classes

Thursday, July 09, 2009

The Niagara Fine Arts Program, Inc. proudly presents Disney High School Musical!

Niagara Falls, NY – The Niagara Fine Arts Program, Inc. (NFAP, Inc.) proudly presents DISNEY HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL!, directed by Maureen A. Pusateri, book by David Simpatico, songs by Matthew Gerrard and Robbie Nevil; Ray Cham, Greg Cham and Andrew Seeley; Randy Petersen and Kevin Quinn; Andy Dodd and Adam Watts; Bryan Louiselle; David N. Lawrence and Faye Greenberg; Jamie Houston; Music Adapted, Arranged and Produced by Bryan Louiselle, is based on a Disney Channel Original Movie Written by Peter Barsocchini.

Disney High School Musical will be presented at 7:00 pm on Thursday July 16th and Friday July 17th, as well as 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Saturday July 18th in the Performing Arts Center of Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, New York 14305.

The staff for this season’s production includes: Patrick M. Kuciewski – Executive Director, Maureen A. Pusateri- Director, Gracie Schupp- Choreographer, Tom Vitello, Jr.- Music Director, Rich Meranto - Production Design and Melissa Seifert – Costume Design.

Actors featured in this NFAP production are TROY BOLTON (Michael Zito); GABRIELLA MONTEZ (Anne Puchala); CHAD DANFORTH (Raphael Santos); SHARPAY EVANS (JennaBeth Stockman); RYAN EVANS (Shaun Bright) with MS. DARBUS (Casey Moyer) and COACH BOLTON
(Rich Meranto).

Tickets for Disney High School Musical!. are available by calling 579-5121 or e-mail: Ticket prices range from $10.00 to $15.00. You can also visit our website at

Disney High School Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 412 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.

About the show…Disney Channel's smash hit musical comes to life on your stage! On the front steps of East High, it's the first day after winter break ("Wildcat Cheer"). The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year ("Start of Something New"). In Ms. Darbus' homeroom, basketball team captain Troy discovers that Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. When he calls her, the eccentric drama teacher quickly confiscates all cell phones and assigns detention. Between classes, Gabriella and Troy look at the audition sign-up for the school musical, but the drama diva Sharpay discourages them. At basketball practice, Troy tries to shake his desire to sing at the urging of his best friend Chad ("Get'cha Head in the Game"). Taylor, the science club president, discovers Gabriella's intelligence and encourages her to join the upcoming science decathlon. While the students learn how to "act" at detention, Troy's dad, Coach Bolton, faces off with Ms. Darbus - his star players can't miss practice for Friday's championship game! The next day, hopeful Thespians strut their stuff for Ms. Darbus ("Auditions"), but they're no match for Sharpay and her twin brother Ryan ("What I've Been Looking For"). Troy and Gabriella arrive too late to audition, but Kelsi, the show's composer, plays the song her way and encourages them to sing ("What I've Been Looking For - Reprise"). Ms. Darbus overhears and gives them a callback. News spreads fast ("Cellular Fusion"), Sharpay is furious, and some students try to break out of their cliques during lunch ("Stick to the Status Quo"). Troy and Gabriella escape to the rooftop garden and share a little bit about their real selves ("I Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"). The Jocks and Brainiacs devise a plan to trick Troy and Gabriella into forgetting about the musical and committing to their respective competitions ("Counting on You"). Thinking each one has betrayed the other, Gabriella and Troy are crushed ("When There Was Me and You"). Against Ryan's advice, Sharpay convinces Ms. Darbus to move the callbacks to conflict with the science decathlon and championship game. Chad and Taylor put their heads together to make things right again ("We're All in This Together"). While the Jocks and Brainiacs compete, Sharpay and Ryan pull off a polished callback performance ("Bop to the Top"). When Taylor's laptop shuts down the electricity, Troy and Gabriella rush to the theater, but are too late. However, when the East High students arrive to rally behind them, Ms. Darbus relents, and they sing their way into the lead roles ("Breaking Free"). Back at the gym, the Wildcats win the game and the whole school comes together as winners ("We're All in This Together - Reprise").

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2009 to be honored at its 26th Anniversary Induction Gala

BUFFALO, NY - Join the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame at 7 PM on Thursday, October 8, 2009 at the Tralf Music Hall located at 622 Main Street in Buffalo's Downtown Theatre District for a festive evening of live music and entertainment. Fans and friends are welcome to honor the 2009 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductees, many of whom will perform. Local entertainer and radio personality Rob Lederman will emcee the event. Food and refreshments will be available through the Tralf facilities. Tickets are $20, at all Ticketmaster locations; charge by phone 852-5000, or through the Tralf Box office.

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Class of 2009 includes the following: THE BUFFALO BILLS BARBERSHOP QUARTET - 1950 International Quartet Champions, and famed quartet in the Broadway and film versions of “The Music Man,”; JACK CIVILETTO - Long-time WNY Blues guitarist/vocalist/band leader. Winner of many local music awards and seen around town performing as “Old Blue Eyes,”; GLENN COLTON - Highly regarded, popular children’s entertainer and a veteran of over 300 live shows in schools though out his 25 year career; HIT n RUN – “Buffalo’s Premier Party Band” brings their high energy and immense local following to the event; McCARTHYIZM - Alternative Rock Band will take its place in the BMHOF upon earning numerous awards for their original music and presentation; moe. - Internationally known “jam band” that got its start at Broadway Joe’s; RAVEN - Legendary 60’s band that established the “Buffalo Sound” that became nationally renowned includes Hall of Fame members Tony Galla, Jim Calire, J R Weitz, Tommy Calandra, and Gary Mallaber; JERRY RAVEN - Godfather of Buffalo’s Folk Music scene and mentor to countless musicians that include a number of previously inducted BMHOF Members; JOEY REYNOLDS - “Mr. Nice Guy”, also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Known for his groundbreaking work in radio – in Buffalo and nationally; DR. LONNIE SMITH – Master of the Hammond B-3. After setting the standard internationally, he returns to confront his humble roots on Buffalo’s East Side and takes his place in the BMHOF.

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1983 to recognize groups and individuals who have had a significant impact on WNY music and/or have achieved success in the music industry on a national or international scale. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame annually recognizes these outstanding Western New Yorkers at its annual induction gala.

Bob Silvestri, Chair of the Nominations Committee of the BMHOF notes “This year’s class ranges from performers who have become internationally renowned to long-time mainstays of local music.” Members of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame from previous induction classes will be in attendance to honor and induct the Class of 2009.

Co-chairs of the event include Patricia Kirisits and Richie Derwald. For press information contact Rick Mathews, President of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame at 716-400-8934 or The Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame is seeking new members and those interested in sponsorship opportunities, supporting membership or board membership should contact Rick Mathews 716-400-8934 or email us at:

Friday, July 03, 2009

LaSalle Sportsmen's Club 4th Annual Cash Bash Raffle

Saturday July 25th 1:00pm to 12:00am

$3000.00 in Cash Prizes

1. $500.00 6. $50.00 11. $100.00 16. $50.00 21. $100.00

2. $50.00 7. $100.00 12. $50.00 17. $250.00 22. $50.00

3. $100.00 8. $50.00 13. $100.00 18. $50.00 23. $100.00

4. $50.00 9. $250.00 14. $50.00 19. $100.00 24. $50.00

5. $100.00 10. $50.00 15. $100.00 20. $50.00 25. $500.00

Black Jack, Money Wheel, 50/50 Raffles, Meat Raffles, Door Prizes

$1.00 Draft Beer, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Nachos, $2.00 Grilled Chicken & Italian Sausage Sandwiches, $1.75 Can Beers, Full Bar

1:00 - 2:00 - John Maellaro

2:30 - 5:30 - Dave Viterna Band

6:00 - 9:00 - Mick Hayes Band

9:30-12:00 - PowerTrain

Donation $5.00

4th Annual Queen City Jazz Fest

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Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 5 p.m. - All Ages

Featuring Sugar Ray, Parachute, Michael Tolcher, and the Innocent Bystanders

A FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT on the newly-designed Falls Street, across from Niagara Falls State Park

Sponsored by the Hard Rock Cafe, the City of Niagara Falls, NY, & Star 102.5-FM

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