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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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The best known bounty hunter in the galaxy is coming to Buffalo. Actor Jeremy Bulloch, who plays the popular bad guy Boba Fett in multiple "Star Wars" movies, is the newest addition to Nickel City Con, being held May 18 to 20 in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Bulloch will be on hand all three days to meet fans, sign autographs and have photos taken. He is joi…

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"Death of Stalin." Starring Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale and Jeffrey Tambor. The Soviet dictator lives out his final days, and chaos erupts after his death. Directed by Armando Iannucci. 107 minutes. (Rated R for language throughout, violence and some sexual references.) Opens Friday at Dipson Amherst and Eastern Hills. "Flower." Starring Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn…

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AWOLNATION, Matt & Kim and Robert Delong are some of the familiar names headed to Alternative Buffalo’s day-long outdoor music event called Kerfuffle. The concert is set for 1:45 p.m. June 16 at Canalside and also includes musical acts Family of the Year, Mainland, Mansionair and Manchester Orchestra with more bands to be announced by Alt Buffalo, radio station 107.…

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Donald Fagen and Steely Dan will return to Shea's Performing Arts Center for a concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 9. It is one of five shows the band is performing in October followed by a nine-night residency in New York City's Beacon Theatre. Tickets are $59.50 - $125 and go on sale at 10 a.m. March 30 through the Shea's box office, livenation.com and charge by phone at 800-745-3…

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"The Last Suit." Miguel Angel Sola and Angela Molina in Pablo Solarz’s film about an 88-year-old Argentinian Holocaust survivor who returns home to Poland for one final life errand. 86 minutes. No rating but PG equivalent. In Spanish with subtitles. Now showing at the North Park Theatre. "Midnight Sun." Starring Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, Quinn Sh…

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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…