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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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"Tootsie," a musical based on the Tony nominated play, will launch its national tour in Shea's Buffalo Theatre in the fall of 2020. Specific dates and ticket information will be announced. However, "Tootsie" will be in Buffalo the month before opening for technical rehearsals as part of a state tax credit program. Other shows at Shea's that benefited from this program a…

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The Stolen. 6 p.m. June 8. Evening Star Concert Hall, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. 940-5391. Tickets are $10 (box office, inticketing.com). Arkells with The Dirty Nil. 5 p.m. Aug. 2. Part of Canalside Live at Canalside. VIP tickets are $40 (eventbrite.com) and individual tickets are $10. Nas. 5 p.m. Aug. 30. Part of Canalside Live at Canalside. VIP ticket…

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Welcome to summer – geek style. Nickel City Con – which has become the unofficial kickoff to summer for local pop culture fans in only three short years – returns May 17 to 19 to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Since debuting as a two-day convention in 2016, NCC has expanded to three days of all things pop culture: comic book artists, cosplay contests, gaming …

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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 know everyone, to the large multiday 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 annual Festiv…

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Buffalo native and screenwriter Christopher Markus had spent two hours answering audience questions after a showing of his newest film, "Avengers: Endgame" at the North Park Theatre – and it still wasn’t enough. “There were still hands in the air after two hours,” said Ray Barker of the North Park Theatre. The Markus event is an example of the excitement surrounding …

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Chris Trapper with Lindsay Dodd. 8 p.m. May 10 at the 9th Ward @ Babeville. Tickets are $18 advance, $20 day of show at Babeville box office, Terrapin Station Buffalo, Rust Belt Bookstore, ticketfly.com and charge by phone at 877-987-6487. LANCO. 7 p.m. July 20, with Chase Bryant. Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca. 945-9300. senecaa…

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Food trucks are omnipresent today, showing up near your office for lunch during the week, parked outside your favorite stores on the weekend or showing up en masse at daylong festivals. There are at least six regular events focusing on food trucks. Here's a look. Tuesdays Food Truck Tuesdays, Larkin Square Details: 5 to 8 p.m. through Oct. 1. At least 10 new food tr…

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A Buffalo summer music tradition is quietly coming to end. The weekly Thursday night concert series, a tradition in downtown Buffalo for more than 30 years, will no longer be limited to Thursday nights – nor will it be weekly. It's all in an effort to book the best available bands through the summer for Canalside Live, said Erin Marra, assistant general manager of Ca…

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It's a busy start to the week for concert announcements with four new notable shows coming to four different venues. Here's a quick look: Chris Isaak with Marc Broussard, 6:30 p.m. July 30 in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets are $37 for front of stage (standing room) and reserved seating; and $14 general admission in advance ($19 week of show) and go on sale at 10 a.m.…

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For its fifth annual "National Concert Week," Live Nation is offering $20 concert tickets - including fees - in its "Kickoff to Summer Sale." The 18 concerts at the Darien Lake Amphitheatre include major names like The 1975, Smashing Pumpkins and Beck. Tickets are lawn seats, available while supplies, last through 11:59 p.m. PT on May 7 at NCW.livenation.com. Here are t…

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It will be a night of '90s rock when Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra and Emerson Hart of Tonic team up for a concert at 6 p.m. July 9 at the Artpark Amphitheater in Lewiston. You'll know the musical acts from a myriad of hit singles including "Fly" and "When It's Over" from Sugar Ray, "Good” and “Desperately Wanting" from BTE and "Open Up Your Eyes" and "If You Could Only S…

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Bryan Adams and Billy Idol fans are in for a treat: Darien Lake is one of only eight stops on the just announced co-headlining tour for the two rockers. Adams and Idol are teaming up for the first time on this tour, which heads here for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Darien Lake Amphitheater. Tickets are $25 to $129 with lawn four packs available and go on sale…

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The Radio Buzzkills. 6 p.m. May 15. Stamps The Bar. 98 Main St., Tonawanda. 694-3475. stampsthebar.com. Tickets are $8. Hang Tight. 6 p.m. May 19. Stamps The Bar. 98 Main St., Tonawanda. 694-3475. stampsthebar.com. Tickets are $8. MXMS. 6 p.m. May 20, with The Nigh, The Finality Complex, and Pamela Swarts. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.…

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Get ready for an early taste of summer: the first Food Truck Tuesday is here. The seventh annual season for the weekly Larkin Square event opens at 5 p.m. April 23. For the first week, at least three trucks will make their Food Truck Tuesday debut: Falafel Bar, Fat Lady's Cakes & Pies, and Rollin' Deep. Music is by Funktional Flow. Other trucks scheduled to appea…

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A young ventriloquist, a classic pop music tour, a comedian and rising pop star are among the varied acts scheduled to perform so far at the 180th Erie County Fair being held from Aug. 7 to 18 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Here is what has been announced for the Gusto Grandstand. Darci Lynne & Friends. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets are $38 preferred track, $30 track rese…