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Toni Ruberto is the editor of Gusto who also likes to write about movies and music. When the South Buffalo native isn't walking her dog, she is listening to mopey British music or watching Syfy or TCM.

A single Buffalo mother juggling her career and family is offered guidance on finding a balance in her life and work on "Steve Harvey" airing at 1 p.m. March 22 on WUTV (Fox). Two years ago, Felicia Stanley was promoted to chief of staff to Common Council President Darius Pridgen which meant she needed to be available for night meetings and weekends - basically 24/7. Th…

Danish heavy metal band Volbeat will headline the second show in the new "Edgefest" series on May 20 in the outdoor Amphitheater at Artpark in Lewiston. General admission tickets are $42 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 24 through tickets.com and artpark.net, by phone at 888-223-6000, and at the Artpark box office (winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday…

Florida George Line fans can now purchase individual tickets for the band's show on June 16 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Previously, tickets for this concert were only available as part of the Country Megaticket series which feature five country music concerts. Tickets for the Smooth Tour with Florida Georgia Line Smooth Tour, Nelly and Chris Lane are $72.25 f…

If you're one of the area music fans who looks forward to the annual WEDG summer event called Edgefest we've got a triple play of good news for you. "Edgefest: The Series" debuts July 10 with a concert headlined by rock band 311. Opening are Danish rockers New Politics and the British reggae group The Skints. Tickets are $40 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 17 through…

Country music legends the Bellamy Brothers will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Erie County Fair. Brothers David and Homer Bellamy have been entertaining fans since the 1970s with more than 50 pop and country music hits including "Dancing Cowboys," "Sugar Daddy" and "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body (Would You Hold It Against Me)." The band's first …

Turner Classic Movies will honor the memory of Robert Osborne with a tribute on March 18 and 19. The 48-hour event will feature showings of his "Private Screenings" with Hollywood stars, "Live From the TCM Classic Film Film Festival" interviews and a 20th anniversary tribute to Osborne with Alec Baldwin. The tribute also will air Osborne's first introduction on TCM: it was…

On my desk next to a picture of my dog is a Robert Osborne bobblehead. Strange as that may sound, it makes sense to me. Both make me smile every time I look at them and both speak to things I cherish and are part of my daily life: my dog and my love of classic movies. Osborne, the longtime host of Turner Classic Movies, died Monday at the age of 84. When I look at the b…

Disney star Sofia Carson and YouTube sensation Jacob Whitesides will open the in-park concert series at Darien Lake Theme Park. The concerts in the popular series, which annually showcases young, family friendly musical acts, are free with paid park admission including season pass and overnight accommodation admission packages. Here's the lineup: Sofia Carson with Ja…

Our community fish fry guide will appear here through Lent. If your event didn't make it, it’s not too late to be included. Fill out the online form here and we will add it to this online guide. BUFFALO Bennett-Wells American Legion Post 1780 1356 East Delavan Ave. 3 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 14. Haddock dinner with green beans, potato salad, coleslaw,…

Two big names in the world of sci-fi have been added to the guest list at Buffalo's Nickel City Con. Billy Dee Williams, who played the suave Lando Calrissian in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," and Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from the original "Star Trek" TV series, will attend the second Nickel City Con, being held May 19-21 at the Buffalo Niagara Conve…

Veteran South African rock band Seether returns to the Rapids Theatre for a show at 7:30 p.m. May 17. The band is touring in support of its seventh full-length studio album, "Poison the Parish," produced by frontman Shaun Morgan and the first release via Morgan's new label imprint, Canine Riot Records. Tickets range from $32.50 for general admission to $295 for a sid…

"It's a Long Way Home," but the Goo Goo Dolls always find their way back here. John Rzeznik and Robby Takac return for a show at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center as part of the band's "It's a Long Way Home Tour." Phillip Phillips opens. Reserved seats are $20 to $85, lawn tickets are $20 and a lawn four-pack is $60 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Ma…

It will be a triple dose of John Mayer when the popular singer and songwriter returns for his nearly annual summer stop at the Darien Lake Performing Arts for a show at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. On Mayer's "The Search for Everything Tour," each concert will sets by the full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio. Tickets are $59 to $125 for reserved seats, $36 for lawn and $1…

From classic rockers to shows for kids, tickets are going on sale today (Feb. 24) for a multitude of concerts. Here's a look: Ben Roy and Adam Cayton-Holland. 8 p.m. May 4. Bear’s Den Showroom, Seneca Niagara Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. 877-873-6322. Tickets start at $20 and go on sale at noon Feb. 24 (8 Clans or Players Club Store, ticketmaster.com, 800-74…

Get ready to have the "Best Time Ever" when Kidz Bop returns to the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center for a show at 3 p.m. July 22. It's a pavilion only performance - meaning no lawn seats will be sold which is good for the kids. Best of all,   every paid concert ticket includes free same-day admission to the theme park in celebration of Darien Lake's 25th season. …