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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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If you didn't get your tickets for U2's big show in Orchard Park you still have time. A new block of tickets has been released for the band's "Joshua Tree Tour" stop at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at New Era Field. Beck opens the show. This means fans can now buy tickets in all price ranges including standing room-only floor tickets at $70. Prices start at $35 for the upper de…

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Love classic movies and television? Then the Western New York Movie Expo is worth checking out. The second annual Expo – taking place Sept. 1-4 in the Hilton Garden Inn Airport – will have two screening rooms showing shorts and feature-length films from pre-code comedies to animation, early talkies and silent movies with live musical accompaniment. In a large dealer…

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The Waiting Room concert venue has closed. The closing of the club at 334 Delaware Ave., which also featured the smaller Studio @ Waiting Room, was announced in a statement by club owner Chris Ring. The more than 40 shows scheduled in the two rooms are being moved to the Town Ballroom, VENU, Mohawk Place and the Landmark on Pearl. "To all of our friends, to all of th…

The Towne Players will hold auditions for its annual Christmas show from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 11-12 at 169 Sheridan Parkside, Tonawanda.  Actors of all ages are needed, especially from 6 to 12 years and from 30 to 60 years.  Production dates are Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17. Actors will read from the script. Call 885-3179. ... Cheektowaga Chorale/Chamber is seeking teno…

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Poetry is not limited to words. Images – still or moving – can be poetic, too. That's true of "Sunrise," the 1927 silent masterwork by German filmmaker F.W. Murnau. It's a simple tale we've seen thousands of times – temptation, infidelity, perhaps murder – yet it remains a hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking film 90 years later. The black and white phot…

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Emmy-award winning actor John Turturro will be in Buffalo in September filming the new feature "The True Adventures of Wolfboy." Jaeden Lieberher, 14, who stars in the new adaptation of Stephen King's "It," is cast as the teen who runs away from home to find his estranged mother, according to Variety. Also in the cast: Chris Messina, Eve Hewson, Chloe Sevigny and Michel…

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As evident from the success of "Thursday Night Terrors" film series at the Dipson Amherst Theatre, movie fans like Peter Vullo are helping other film buffs see more than Hollywood offerings on the big screen. Here's a look. Noir Essentials "Thursday Night Terrors" inspired another Dipson Theatres employee, young film noir fan Charles Dugan, to start his own series.…

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If you think horror movies are just for Halloween – you should talk to Peter Vullo. The lifelong horror fan loves the genre so much he's making sure horror movies are on the big-screen nearly year-round – at least on Thursday nights. Vullo is creator, curator and host of the "Thursday Night Terrors" film series at the Dipson Amherst Theatre, which returns for its…

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The newest feature film to be made in Buffalo needs you. "The True Adventures of Wolfboy" is seeking hundreds of extras for "Carnival Day," a scene from the unusual and spirited coming-of-age story which will be filmed locally in September. A bonus: participation couldn't be easier. Just grab your kids, friends and neighbors and head to a large open casting call to b…

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Going to see KISS at the Seneca Niagara Casino? Leave the spiked jewelry and extreme makeup to Gene Simmons and Co. if you want to get into the show or casino. Those are just two things to know if you're attending either the KISS concert or REO Speedwagon and Styx doubleheader, both being held outdoors this weekend at the Niagara Falls casino. Here's more of what you'll…

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Game-day rules will be in effect for the big Guns N' Roses show at New Era Field on Wednesday. That means everything from traffic patterns to what you can bring in will be the same as if you are going to a Buffalo Bills game. Here's a quick rundown. Traffic Game-day traffic patterns and restrictions will be in effect. Before the concert: Starting at 2 p.m., Abbott…

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The first time Burt Lancaster appeared on film his face was obscured beneath deep shadows and his body was so still, he could have been playing a corpse. Yet that "faceless" scene from "The Killers" remains an iconic one for Lancaster more than 70 years later to the point it is a requisite part of film noir books and studies. The 1946 classic from director Robert Siodma…

Extras and stand-ins are needed for the next film to be shot in Buffalo. "The True Adventures of Wolfboy" will be shot in the area in September. It is directed by Martin Krejci. Here's the rundown: Extras: Background extras of all ages are needed, both union and non-union talent. Stand-ins: Three stands-ins of at least 18 years of age and of very specific sizes…

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Grab your best (four-legged) friend and head to Bark Bash for a day of fun and activities for humans and animals. The second annual event is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 12 at Knox Farm State Park. Dress your dog in a costume for the chance to win prizes; shop the more than 50 vendors for pet-friendly (and human friendly) gifts and supplies. Take part in the “Country C…

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The lush tropical patio near poolside at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was jumping with activity. Names were shouted, followed by hugs and kisses. Soon, there wasn't much space to move, but no one cared. The celebration stopped long enough for a presentation — then there were more hugs and promises to see each other tomorrow. If that sounds like a reunion,…