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Here’s a special show that, somewhat inexplicably is flying well beneath the radar. We’ve got some serious musical royalty passing through town to perform an unusual show in an incredibly intimate venue. Billed as “The Rumble Tour,” the event slated for 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bear’s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, will feature a performance by what is essenti…

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The Bacon Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. July 27 in the Bear's Den Showroom at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino (310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls). Comprised of long-time actor Kevin Bacon and his Emmy-winning composer brother Michael, the blues and folk rocking pair has become a regular attraction at the Seneca Casinos over the years. The duo has released seven …

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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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In the 1970s, it was possible to generate and cater to a sizeable audience in the U.S., even if you weren’t selling millions of albums. Tirelessly touring, and hitting all of the minor markets – at that time, your rust belt cities, your Midwest hideaways, your interchangeable small towns and industrial wastelands – garnered loyalty from the music-starved populaces of less…

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“Put on my blue suede shoes and boarded a plane. Touched down in the land of the Delta blues, in the middle of the pouring rain.” These are the opening lines of Marc Cohn’s 1991 smash, “Walking in Memphis,” a tune that helped notch the singer/songwriter a Grammy the following year as Best New Artist, as well as assure the Cleveland native’s voice would live on for decades…

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When former Three Dog Night singer Chuck Negron stands before an audience and belts out songs like “One,” “Joy To The World” and “Easy To Be Hard,” he feels like one of the luckiest men in the world.Not just lucky to be performing his favorite songs at age 62. Lucky to be alive.Many of America’s rock stars have crazy stories to tell about drug abuse and the hedonistic live…

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It’s been six years since Ed Kowalczyk walked away from his multiplatinum-selling band Live and embarked on a solo career. On Friday night, Kowalczyk paid a visit to Niagara Falls, where he sold out the Bear’s Den inside Seneca Niagara Hotel and Casino as part of the latest leg of his “Throwing Copper” 20th anniversary celebration. Clad in black jeans, gray T-shirt, and bl…

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In the summer of 1994, Live was a little-known alternative rock band playing small venues and trying to carve out a spot in the world of post-grunge rock ’n’ roll. The release of the band’s second album, “Throwing Copper,” changed all that. The album, best known for the soulful track, “Lightning Crashes,” rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 and went on to sell more …

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To the unknowing, the 40-something man who walked out on stage Friday night nattily dressed in a pinstriped suit complete with bow tie and blue suede shoes could have been an accountant, or perhaps a banker, who strayed too far from the craps tables and got lost. Steven Page likes it that way. The Canadian rocker, the former front man of the Barenaked Ladies, has never go…

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As a member of the platinum-selling Canadian folk rock band Barenaked Ladies, Steven Page earned a reputation as a brilliant songwriter and a performer who left it all out on the stage every night. As a solo artist, Page has branched out and taken on a diverse range of projects from theatrical work, to television, and of course, more original music. Page, who now makes hi…

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Everyone has holiday traditions. For instance, you may celebrate your annual New Year’s Eve by not leaving your couch. A few cartons of Chinese food, a bottle of wine and a screen full of Ryan Seacrest may be your ideal transition from one year to the next – and that’s fine. But if you’re stretched out across Western New York, there are plenty of live shows scheduled to n…

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By Tim O’SheiSpecial to the NewsStand-up comics are pretty adept at standing alone.But Nikki Glaser doesn’t want to be by herself. Nor do her comic friends. At least not in this way.At 30, Glaser is one of only a handful of young headlining stand-up female comics. Case in point: She’s the only female headliner in the Seneca Niagara Casino’s …

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Maybe it is wedded bliss and motherhood. Or perhaps it is the wisdom that comes with turning 40. But whatever the reason, it was a considerably less-angry Alanis Morissette that took the stage Saturday night in the Seneca Niagara Events Center. Morissette, the singer best known for her 1995 album, “Jagged Little Pill,” and its mega-hit, “Ironic,” made a name for herself a…

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“Hello, sexy people!” This is how Macy Gray greeted the assembled at the Bear’s Den in the Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday evening, after emerging languidly and luxuriously onto the stage decked in a glittering gown and feather boa, and wrapping herself around her glitter-adorned microphone stand. To be honest, the only one in the room who appeared to be getting her sexy…

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As the tourism season slows in Niagara Falls, laughter will be flowing a little heavier. On Oct. 2, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino kicks off an eight-week Thursday night comedy series inside its 440-seat Bear’s Den theater. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. The series, hosted by comic and 97 Rock personality Rob Lederman, begins with Ralphie …