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Former TV news anchor Erika Brason blames her daughter, Sydney, for falling hard for boutique indoor cycling studios. Brason first set her feet in one almost four years ago, when Sydney was attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and introduced her mother to SoulCycle, a higher-end cycling chain. "People ask, 'Have you always wanted to do this?' …

Comedy

Are you dragging your feet putting up a nice Spruce tree for decoration this holiday season? Buffalo-born comedian Joe Pera is here to help you. He closes out a memorable 2016 for himself as Cartoon Network is set to air his second Adult Swim special, “Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree,” at midnight Dec. 9. Thanks to his persona as a soft-spoken …

TV

Here’s a line I never thought I’d write until I first heard of the possibility a few months ago: Former Channel 4 meteorologist Don Paul is coming to The Buffalo News. Paul announced Thursday on Facebook that he will be bringing his meteorological talents to BuffaloNews.com as a contributing writer of articles on weather, climate and related sciences. “For me, this…

Comedy

Comedian Joe Pera is having a moment. Fresh off his Adult Swim viral short “Joe Pera Talks You to Sleep,” the Buffalo native made his nationally televised debut on NBC’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” with a five-minute standup set Thursday night. With his his soft-spoken delivery and nervous energy (like never quite knowing what to do with his hands), Pera hone…

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The four military heroes known as “the cadre” in the new Fox patriotic reality series “American Grit” agree on one thing while preparing to choose the four contestants they each get to mentor. “Who doesn’t want the lumberjack,” says one of the heroes after another hero proclaims he wants Colden’s Mark Bouquin on his team of four. “That’s kind of cool,…

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Inquiring minds want to know: Where have Channel 2 sports anchors Adam Benigni and Jonah Javad been lately? Heather Prusak and Stu Boyar have anchored most of the sportscasts in the last few weeks, which have made Benigni and Javad’s absences noticeable. Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner declined comment, which suggests Benigni and Javad have had medical issues t…

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  Time Warner Cable isn’t saying much, but it appears that it plans to change the way some Western New York customers receive its cable service and that it eventually will cost more money each month. According to an article Wednesday on Syracuse.com, next month TWC customers in the Hudson Valley will no longer be able to plug their cable line directly into their t…

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I would like to add a few more reasons to the Newsday piece by Verne Gay carried in Saturday’s Buffalo News that explained that viewership of the Emmy Awards is sliding at the same time millions more people watch the Oscars and the less prestigious Golden Globes. The Emmys always air before the start of the new TV season in the late summer when people still aren’t tha…