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Toni Ruberto

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.


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Trauma. 6 p.m. April 23. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 day of show (After Dark, 893-2900, ticketfly.com). Kiss Army. 8 p.m. April 28. Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. 205-8925. rapidstheatre.com. Tickets are $10-$40 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 23 (box office, ticketfly.com, 877-435-9849). …

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How much do we love zombies? Enough to force the “Thursday Night Terrors” film series to add a second screening of George A. Romero’s “Day of the Dead.” The 1985 film, the third in Romero’s zombie franchise, will now be shown at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. March 22 in Dipson Amherst Theatre (3500 Main St.). A bonus for zombie fans: Greg Nicotero, the makeup guru and frequen…

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If you love actor Dennis Quaid on the big screen wait until you see him up close and personal. The actor is bringing his band - Dennis Quaid and The Sharks - to the area for a concert at 8 p.m. June 23 in the Bear's Den at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Tickets start at $75 and go on sale at noon March 23 through the 8 Clans or the Club Store inside the …

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A solo tour from Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and the return of Pink Floyd tribute band Brit Floyd are the two newest concerts announced by Artpark. Tyler will perform Aerosmith hits plus songs from his 2016 solo debut "We're All Somebody From Somewhere" in a show June 12 at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater. Opening is the Loving Mary Band. Tickets are $77 for res…

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"7 Days in Entebbe." Starring Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan and Ben Schnetzer. Directed by José Padilha. Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. 106 minutes. (Rated PG-13 for violence, some thematic material, drug use, smoking and brief strong language.) Now showing at Dipson Amherst, Eastern Hi…

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One of the great things happening in the Buffalo area for movie buffs has been the introduction of film series that go beyond new releases. Best of all – they’re being run by young movie fans who decided they wanted to see more films on a big screen and did something about it. "Noir Essentials" is one such film series. It debuted in 2017 through the efforts of classic m…

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Music superstar couple Beyonce and Jay-Z have announced a summer stadium tour with a stop at New Era Field. The power couple brings its “On the Run 2” tour to Orchard Park for a show on Aug. 18. Tickets go on sale to the general public at noon on March 19. Tickets range from $25 to $325 and can be purchased online at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com or charge by …

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"A Fantastic Woman." Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco. Directed by Sebastián Lelio. Oscar-winning film about a transgender singer who faces discrimination after the death of her older boyfriend. 104 minutes. (Rated R for language, sexual content, nudity and a disturbing assault.) In Spanish with subtitles. Now showing at Dipson Eastern Hills. "Gringo.…

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Buffalo's Every Time I Die is one of more than 50 bands slated to perform during the final cross-country run of the Vans Warped Tour, which returns to the Darien Lake Amphitheater grounds for a show on July 25. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman previously announced that this is the final full run of the event, now in its 24th season. However, there is talk of some type of…

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Ike Willis. 7 p.m. April 18, with Micki Free. Sportsmens Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. sportsmenstavern.com. Tickets are $20. John Popper. 8 p.m. April 29. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. Tickets are $30 advance, $35 day of show and go on sale 10 a.m. March 2 (box office, ticketmaster.com). Underoath. 7 p.m. May 12, with Dance Gavin D…

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"Death Wish." Starring Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone. Directed by Eli Roth. A family man becomes a vigilante killing machine when his family is violently attacked by robbers. 107 minutes. (Rated R for strong bloody violence, and language throughout.) Now showing at Dipson Flix, AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls…

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It will be a night of romance and glamour when André Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra return to KeyBank Center for a performance at 8 p.m. Sept. 29. It is part of the Rieu's 11-date North American arena tour. Tickets are $113, $93, $73 and $53 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 3 (box office, andrerieu.com, tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000). “I’m so excited …

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With the Van Warped Tour calling it quits after more than 20 years, this summer's annual - and final - stop at the Darien Lake Amphitheater is the big ticket of the summer. The traveling musical extravaganza, the longest running touring music festival in North America, is set to return July 25 to Darien Lake. The music lineup will be announced March 1. The Super Fan Bun…

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"Annihilation." Starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong. Directed by Alex Garland. A biologist signs up for a secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply. (Rated R for violence, bloody images, language and some sexuality.) Now showing at AMC Maple Ridge, Flix, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, Niagara Falls, Quaker Crossing an…

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"Black Panther." Starring Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. Directed by Ryan Coogler. After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to protect his people and country. 134 minutes (Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture.) Showing at Flix, AMC Maple Ridge, Regal Elmwood, Walden Galleria, …