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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.

Devoted fans of "Love Actually" have been wanting to see what has become of their favorite couples since the release of the 2003 romantic comedy. Tonight, they'll finally get their wish. "Red Nose Day Actually," a short film that reunites nearly the entire cast of "Love Actually," debuts in the U.S. at 10 tonight on NBC as part of "The Red Nose Day Special," an event th…

If it's Tuesday, it's Food Truck Tuesday time. The weekly series continues from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.). Music is by Nikki Hicks and Mama's Biscuits. [Read: The Buffalo News Food Truck Guide for 2017.] Here's the list of food trucks for May 23. Abbott’s Frozen Custard Carnivorous Center Street Smokehouse Cheesecake Guy Chef’s…

Pop-culture conventions - now generally falling under the umbrella label of a comic con - are a great place to get close to your favorite actor, celebrity and athlete. Buying your admission ticket gets you in the door and lets you walk around the convention floor where you can peruse dealer tables filled with movie memorabilia, T-shirts, comic books and fun chotchkies; …

Pioneering country star and actor Dwight Yoakam will perform Aug. 12 at Artpark. Tickets are on sale now and cost $87 for prime or pit access; $50 for grand tier, first tier center and second tier center; and $40 for various other seats. They can be purchased at the Artpark box office (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston), via tickets.com or by calling 888-223-6000.  

The long-standing tradition of a free downtown concert series is over. The Canalside Management Group will announce a new $5 general admission fee at a press conference on Thursday when the new season is introduced for what is now being dubbed "Canalside: Live!" Tickets for the entire 10-concert season will be available at a kiosk at Canalside during business hours and …

We have another name for summer in the Buffalo area: We call it festival season. From one-day neighborhood lawn fetes and carnivals where you seem to know everyone, to the large multi-day events that attract hundreds of thousands, festivals are happening every week throughout the summer. To help you plan out these rites of summer, Gusto will again be publishing its annu…

Heading out to Food Truck Tuesday in Larkin Square? You'll get to see the debut of the Salad Bar Food Truck serving vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free items. The first 20 customers will receive a free salad. Here's the full scheduled food truck lineup for May 16. Music is by The Kensingtons. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. For more info about the food trucks, check out …

Young pop stars Jason Derulo and Sabrina Carpenter are the two latest additions to the Erie County Fair's 2017 concert lineup. Derulo, known for the songs "Talk Dirty" and "Watcha Say," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. He recently released his latest single "Swalla," featuring Niki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. Carpenter, a Disney Channel star and singer, will perform a…

If you didn't get your "Star Wars" doughnuts yet, don't worry. All three Paula's Donuts locations will be in full force baking the treats through the weekend. Originally a one-day special in celebration of "May the Fourth Be With You" day - celebrated worldwide by "Star Wars" fans - customer demand was so overwhelming that owner Paula Huber decided they would just keep …

It was a celebration 90 years in the making - they just needed to find the film. When the staff at the Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda thought about what type of celebration to plan for the venue's 90th anniversary it seemed clear: They would re-stage the grand opening night festivities from Dec. 30, 1926. On that date nearly a century ago, the theater - …

The locally made horror film "Johnny Gruesome" has found a theme song in the voice of Robby Takac. The Goo Goo Dolls bassist sings the film's original theme song, "Dyin' Tonight," which he co-wrote with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler. It was recorded at Takac's GCR Audio. The film, written and directed by Gregory Lamberson, is based on his award-winning novel of th…

The KeyBank Live at Larkin concert series returns for its sixth season with 14 Wednesdays of free music. The concerts, held from 5 to 8:30 p.m., kick off June 5 with a night of reggae, soul and blues featuring One World Tribe, Empress & the Royals, Slyboots Circus. Theme nights are back with such new events as a "Blues 4 Vets" night marking the return of Buffalo …

If you like ska music, craft beer, the outdoors and some camping, too, then this unusual concert announcement is for you. A concert featuring ska band Reel Big Fish is set for June 30 at The Woods at Bear Creek Glamping Resort (3510 Bear Creek Road, Franklinville). Gates open at 5 p.m., the show is at 6 p.m. The Expendables, The Queers and Tunnel Vision also will per…

Artpark has announced three additional concerts to its growing summer lineup, including a "make-up" date of sorts for Tears for Fears. The British band - led by the duo of Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith - is scheduled to perform June 14 at Artpark. It was originally scheduled to play Artpark in July 2016 but was forced to cancel its entire summer tour because of "family …

With more than 80 films shown during the recent four-day Turner Classic Movie Festival in Hollywood, there are at least double that many things to discuss. My favorite films and moments were not only all surprising to me, but they even taught me something about myself as a film fan. I'm not just a drama queen. As a fan of dramatic movies, I was admittedly disappointe…