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Posts from January 2014


Puppy Bowl 2014 Lineup!
This Sunday is the game everyone has been waiting for...The Puppy Bowl! The 2014 lineup has 28 of the cutest K9's playing Sunday February 2nd 3p to 5pm EST.  Check out the team roster HERE and pick your favorite pup!

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Kitten Bowl 2014 Lineup!

If puppies aren't your thing, The Hallmark Channel rolls out Kitten Bowl 2014 Sunday at Noon!  Check out the starting lineups here!  Very cool how all the cats (get it...cool, cats!) are named after real NFL stars!

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Feel Good Friday Video: John Newman - Love Me Again

He's been around in the U.K. for awhile.  Something tells us this will be a smash in the U.S.!

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Which Former Bill Will Officiate Super Bowl XLVIII?


Referee Terry McAulay, who was the referee for two previous Super Bowls, will lead the seven-man crew of game officials selected to work Super Bowl XLVIII Sunday, Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium, the NFL announced today.

The other members of the Super Bowl XLVIII officiating crew are Carl Paganelli (umpire), Jim Mello (head linesman), Tom Symonette (line judge), Scott Steenson (field judge), Dave Wyant (side judge) and Steve Freeman (back judge). The Super Bowl XLVIII officiating crew collectively has 110 years of NFL officiating experience and 76 combined playoff game assignments.

McAulay, in his 16th season as an NFL game official, entered the league in 1998 as a side judge and was promoted to referee in 2001. He has officiated 12 playoff games, including six conference championship games and Super Bowls XXXIX and XLIII.

Under the NFL officiating program's evaluation system, officials must be rated in the top tier at their position to be eligible for the Super Bowl. They must have at least five years of NFL experience and previous playoff assignments.

Earnie Frantz is the replay official. The replay assistant is Brian Matoren.

This will be Paganelli's fourth Super Bowl. He worked Super Bowl XXXIX with McAulay, XLI and XLVI. It will be Steenson's second Super Bowl (XXXI).

Freeman is a former NFL player. He played 12 seasons for the Bills and his final season in 1987 with the Vikings.

Here's a nice article on the Super Bowl Ring officials get, and what it means to work the game by Fox Sports Mike Pereira

 

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Three Words: Puppies, Horses, Beer.
Budweiser has done it again; another tear jerker Super Bowl commercial.
Do you have your tissues ready? Okay. Go get them and prepare to bawl like an infant.

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Live Like a Jo Bro - And See The Big Game!
Kevin Jonas and his pregnant wife, Danielle, are renting their house out for the Super Bowl for $20,000 a night.  But it's not because they need the money - they've already moved into a bigger home. 

"I'm Kevin Jonas, you may know me from my recent TV show (Married to Jonas) with my wife Danielle,"
the post reads on Airbnb. "We are currently expecting our first baby girl and have moved out of our home to make room for our new family of three. But before we sold the house, we wanted to offer up the opportunity for both music and football fans to have the chance to stay there for the Super Bowl. And I'm even throwing in four tickets to the big game." The home is available from Jan. 28 through Feb. 9 and portion of the proceeds will go towards Jonas’ charity Change for Children.

Check the full NY DAILY NEWS story and see pics of the place you see on Married To Jonas
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On Demand Video: Vin Diesel Dances (Badly!) To "Dark Horse" & "Drunk In Love"
Vin Diesel is soooo happy that "Riddick" is the #1 DVD that he had to thank his fans by doing the white man’s dance! Watch for the break in the middle, and his thank you chat to fans. This isn't exactly flattering, but when you're Vin Diesel, you can get away with it.



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It's Official...Finally! Bruno Mars Hits Buffalo June 30th!

MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR ANNOUNCES NEXT LEG OF HIS BLOCKBUSTER “MOONSHINE JUNGLE WORLD TOUR” WILL INCLUDE BUFFALO’S FIRST NIAGARA CENTER ON JUNE 30TH 
MARS TO BE JOINED BY SPECIAL GUEST ALOE BLACC
 
TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 3RD FOLLOWING HUGELY ANTICIPATED
PEPSI SUPER BOWL XLVIII HALFTIME SHOW

                                             JUNE 30th, 2014

FIRST NIAGARA CENTER
BUFFALO, NY

Tickets go on sale Monday, February 3rd at 10am.  Tickets are $99.50, $79.50, $59.50 and $49.50 (includes $2.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at the First Niagara Center Box Office, online at www.tickets.com or by calling 888-223-6000.  A random handbill policy will be in effect.  A limited number of handbills are available now.  All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.  No service charge applies at the First Niagara Center Box Office.  Dates and times subject to change without notice.


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The ScarJo Commercial You Won't See During The Super Bowl

Scarlett Johansson's Ad Pulled from Super Bowl ... FOX has rejected SodaStream's Super Bowl commercial because Scarlett Johannson says "Sorry, Coke and Pepsi" at the end of the spot. SodaStream CEO Daniel Birnbaum says, "What are they afraid of? Which advertiser in America doesn't mention a competitor? This is the kind of stuff that happens in China. I'm disappointed as an American."

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Grammys 2014: And The Winners Are...
56th GRAMMY Awards - Show
The Grammy Winners

Album of the Year: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk
Record of the Year: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Song of the Year: "Royals," Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
Best New Artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Spoken-Word Album: "America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't," Stephen Colbert
Best Comedy Album: "Calm Down Gurrl," Kathy Griffin
Best Music Video: "Suit & Tie," Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z
Best Music Film: "Live Kisses," Paul McCartney

Pop Winners
Best Pop Solo Performance: "Royals," Lorde
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance: "Get Lucky," Daft Punk Featuring Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers
Best Pop Instrumental Album: "Steppin' Out," Herb Alpert
Best Pop Vocal Album: "Unorthodox Jukebox," Bruno Mars
Best Dance Recording: "Clarity," Zedd Featuring Foxes
Best Dance/Electronica Album: "Random Access Memories," Daft Punk
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "To Be Loved," Michael Buble

Rock Winners
Best Rock Performance: "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons
Best Metal Performance: "God Is Dead?" Black Sabbath
Best Rock Song: "Cut Me Some Slack," Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear)
Best Rock Album: "Celebration Day," Led Zeppelin
Best Alternative Music Album: "Modern Vampires Of The City," Vampire Weekend

R&B and Rap Various Winners
Best R&B Performance: "Something," Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway
Best Traditional R&B Performance: "Please Come Home," Gary Clark Jr.
Best R&B Song: "Pusher Love Girl," James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake)
Best Urban Contemporary Album: "Unapologetic," Rihanna
Best R&B Album: "Girl On Fire," Alicia Keys
Best Rap Performance: "Thrift Shop," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: "Holy Grail," Jay Z feat. Justin Timberlake
Best Rap Song: "Thrift Shop," Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz)
Best Rap Album: "The Heist," Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Country Winners
Best Country Solo Performance: "Wagon Wheel," Darius Rucker
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: "From This Valley," The Civil Wars
Best Country Song: "Merry Go 'Round," Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Best Country Album: "Same Trailer Different Park," Kacey Musgraves

 
 
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Grammys 2014: Who Wore What, Who Did What
56th GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals
If you revel in the dress misfortunes of the stars, or your coworkers are talking about who wore what but you didn't see it, click the links for everything you need to know about the Grammy's!

Best and Worst Dressed Stars From The NY DAILY NEWS

USA TODAY takes you behind the scenes at The Grammys

Highlights from the Official Grammy.com site

NY POST Best and Worst of The Grammys


5 Things You Didn't Know About The Grammys
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The Grammys, A Night for Cheers ( And Often Gasps)
The Grammys are Sunday! In case you forgot, below are the major nominees. The New York Times has an awesome article on the big questions for this year and some of the upsets of years past.  Who are you rooting for to grab a Grammy?

2014 Grammy Nominations

SONG OF THE YEAR
Just Give Me A Reason: Pink and Nate Ruess
Locked Out Of Heaven: Bruno Mars
Roar: Katy Perry
Royals: Lorde
Same Love: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Get Lucky: Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams
Just Give Me A Reason: Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
Stay: Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrell
Suit & Tie: Justin Timberlake and Jay Z

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The Blessed Unrest: Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories: Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City: Kendrick Lamar
The Heist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Red: Taylor Swift

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
Night Train: Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom: Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park: Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story: Blake Shelton
Red: Taylor Swift

BEST NEW ARTIST
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

RECORD OF THE YEAR
Get Lucky: Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams
Radioactive: Imagine Dragons
Royals: Lorde
Locked Out Of Heaven: Bruno Mars
Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. and Pharrell


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Feel Good Friday Video: Happy!

This will put a smile on your face and make you think about warm weather, not a brutally cold weekend! From Despicable Me, Pharrell Williams "Happy"



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On Demand Video: Kitten Bowl Warm Ups

Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl has become an inconic part of Super Bowl Weekend.  Not to be outdone, The Hallmark Channel has started the Kitten Bowl!  The cats are all in training for the big game, and you can watch them warm up on their streaming Kitten cam.  There are times you'll check in and see some real action, and others, not so much.  But we bet you'll keep checking back between now and Super Bowl, uh, we mean Kitten Bowl, Sunday!
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Grammys: Imagine Dragons Agree With RLITM

Record Of The Year is arguably the biggest Grammy category, and Rob Lucas is on record as thinking "Blurred Lines" will win, even though at this stage the song is slightly annoying. 

"When you look back on 2013, 'Blurred Lines' is the one song that was ALL OVER.  On almost any radio station [...] Couldn't have a bar night without it playing.  The video was all over social media in a bazillion different forms.  As novelty as the song  may be in the future, it trully had bigger impact in 2013 than just about anything else,"  Rob says.  

Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds thinks the same. 

He told Rolling Stone, “Let me just say that we are definitely not going into this thinking we’re going to win a Grammy. We’re up for Record of the Year, and 'Radioactive’ was a big song. But songs like ‘Blurred Lines’ were huge. If I were a voter, I’d be like, ‘Robin Thicke was at the VMAs with his pin-striped suit, and Lorde is cute — and who are Imagine Dragons? I have no idea what those dudes even look like!’ When that’s the take, you know you’re not going to win that award.”
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On Demand: Wicked's Elphaba Visits RLITM
Jennifer DiNoia, everyone's favorite green witch from Wicked, visited with Rob Lucas, told some incredible behind the scenes Wicked stories and how she has fallen in love with Shea's PAC and Buffalo being a foodie town!


 
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Renee Fleming WIll Sing The Super Bowl Anthem. Who????
The NFL is breaking new ground with its choice to sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVIII.
 
Since 1979, the anthem has been sung almost exclusively by pop artists (the Children's Choir of San Francisco for Super Bowl XIX and a group of 100 members from the four branches of the military for Super Bowl XXXIX are the only exceptions), but Super Bowl XLVIII will belong to the so-called "People's Diva."  American soprano Renee Fleming will sing the National Anthem on Feb. 2, the NFL and Fox announced on Wednesday.

The NY DAIILY NEWS has the full scoop...
 
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RLITM Goes Green with Elphaba In Studio!

Wicked is into it's final performances at Shea's...yes some tix are still available at sheas.org.  Elphaba (Jennifer DiNoia) joins us tomorrow to give us behind the scenes stories and details on one of the most amazing productions to ever hit Shea's, or Broadway!  If you've seen Wicked, you probably have a ton of "how did they do that" questions.  Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter @RobLucas2 and listen for Rob to ask your question Wednesday morning at 8!


Hayley Podschun and Jennifer DiNoia in WICKED. Photo by Joan Marcus.
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Would You Pay $852,000 To Sit Next To The Commish?

I recently saw an article about making a late dash down the Thruway for the big game...which is easy for someone from Buffalo or Rochester, IF you have the money!  Sounded kind of neat, many tix available on seatgeek.com.  And somewhat affordable, if you'll pay a minimum of $2500 for upper deck end zone seats.  And then I saw a seat available at the 50 yard line.  Looked incredible...and it is.  For $852,000, you can sit in the commissioners box.  No lie.  Click the link to see the price page...
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RLITM Words For The Week

Don't cry because it's over... 
Smile because it happened!   - Dr. Seuss.


And thanks to the tweet from Ken-Ton Meals On Wheels for reminding us of the quote!  Lots of nice little nuggets on twitter at @KTMeals .  (Full disclosure, Rob Lucas is on the Board of Directors for 2014, or as long as they'll have him, and is very proud to help!)  If you are in the Kenmore-Tonawanda area and would like to volunteer, or know a senior who needs meal deliveries, click kentonmealsonwheels.org for ways to get help!


 
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Hipster NFL Logos - The Bills Wear A What?

Musically, 2013 was the year of the Hipster (Mumford & Sons, Lumineers, etc).  What if your favorite NFL team was more into organic coffee and fixed bicycles than running effective offensive lines?  David Rappoccio at Kissing Suzy Kolber has envisoned all of your favorite (and not so favorite) NFL teams as your kid's artistic friends who's just a little too into the Brooklyn underground synth-pop music scene.  And Bills fans, the hipster Bills Logo is waayyyyy cool!
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Feel Good Friday Video: OneRepublic - Counting Stars


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R.I.P. Reuben Kincaid and The Professor

Yesterday we lost two bit part yet iconic television faces...

Dave Madden, who played Partridge Family manager Reuben Kincaid, has died at 82 from congestive heart and kidney failure. 

Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan's Island, died of natural causes at age 89

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2014 Academy Award Nominations


Performance by an actor in a leading role

Christian Bale in “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern in “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Chiwetel Ejiofor in “12 Years a Slave”
Matthew McConaughey in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Barkhad Abdi in “Captain Phillips”
Bradley Cooper in “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender in “12 Years a Slave”
Jonah Hill in “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Jared Leto in “Dallas Buyers Club”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Amy Adams in “American Hustle”
Cate Blanchett in “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock in “Gravity”
Judi Dench in “Philomena”
Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Sally Hawkins in “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o in “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts in “August: Osage County”
June Squibb in “Nebraska”

Best animated feature film of the year

“The Croods” Chris Sanders, Kirk DeMicco and Kristine Belson
“Despicable Me 2” Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin and Chris Meledandri
“Ernest & Celestine” Benjamin Renner and Didier Brunner
“Frozen” Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
“The Wind Rises” Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki

Achievement in costume design

“American Hustle” Michael Wilkinson
“The Grandmaster” William Chang Suk Ping
“The Great Gatsby” Catherine Martin
“The Invisible Woman” Michael O’Connor
“12 Years a Slave” Patricia Norris

Achievement in directing

“American Hustle” David O. Russell
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón
“Nebraska” Alexander Payne
“12 Years a Slave” Steve McQueen
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Martin Scorsese

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

“Dallas Buyers Club” Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews
“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” Stephen Prouty
“The Lone Ranger” Joel Harlow and Gloria Pasqua-Casny

Best motion picture of the year

“American Hustle” Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
“Captain Phillips” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers
“Dallas Buyers Club” Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers
“Gravity” Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman, Producers
“Her” Megan Ellison, Spike Jonze and Vincent Landay, Producers
“Nebraska” Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, Producers
“Philomena” Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward, Producers
“12 Years a Slave” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers
“The Wolf of Wall Street” Nominees to be determined

Best animated short film

“Feral” Daniel Sousa and Dan Golden
“Get a Horse!” Lauren MacMullan and Dorothy McKim
“Mr. Hublot” Laurent Witz and Alexandre Espigares
“Possessions” Shuhei Morita
“Room on the Broom” Max Lang and Jan Lachauer

Original screenplay

“American Hustle” Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell
“Blue Jasmine” Written by Woody Allen
“Dallas Buyers Club” Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
“Her” Written by Spike Jonze
“Nebraska” Written by Bob Nelson

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Who's Better In Your Car: Rob Lucas or Journey?


Best and Worst Driving Songs

Insurance.com recently asked 2,000 drivers to name their best and worst driving songs.

Best Driving Songs

"Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey: 30%

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen: 27%

"You Shook Me All Night Long" by AC/DC: 22%

"Any Way You Want It" by Journey: 22%

"Life is a Highway" by Tom Cochrane: 21%

"Dancing Queen" by ABBA: 19%

"American Girl" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: 16%

"Don't Stop Till You Get Enough" by Michael Jackson: 15%

"Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen: 14%

"Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival: 14%


Worst Driving Songs

"Who Let the Dogs Out?" by The Baha Men: 29%

"We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together" by Taylor Swift: 25%

"Believe" by Cher: 22%

"Feelings" by Morris Albert: 20%

"Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna: 18%

"Firework" by Katy Perry: 18%

"Mambo #5" by Lou Bega: 18%

"You're Beautiful" by James Blunt: 14%

"Arms Wide Open" by Creed: 13%

"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor: 12%

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Pollstar Says Bruno Mars Hits FNC A Week Before Gaga!

While there's been no formal announcment, and we have no ticket on sale information other than what's been posted at Pollstar.com, it looks pretty good that Bruno Mars' Moonshine Jungle Tour will hit Buffalo June 30th. When it does become official, you can bet STAR 102.5 will have tons of tickets and probably some VIP action as well! Here's the unofficial, official tour schedule!

May 27 – Fresno, Calif., Save Mart Center     
May 28 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena     
May 31 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl     
June 1 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Bowl     
June 4 – Tulsa, Okla., BOK Center     
June 6 – Memphis, Tenn., FedExForum     
June 7 – New Orleans, La., New Orleans Arena     
June 10 – North Little Rock, Ark., Verizon Arena     
June 11 – Birmingham, Ala., BJCC Arena     
June 13 – Columbia, S.C., Colonial Life Arena     
June 14 – Raleigh, N.C., PNC Arena     
June 17 – Grand Rapids, Mich., Van Andel Arena     
June 18 – Auburn Hills, Mich., The Palace Of Auburn Hills     
June 20 – Tinley Park, Ill., First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre     
June 21 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center     
June 23 – Omaha, Neb., CenturyLink Center Omaha     
June 25 – Milwaukee, Wis., Marcus Amphitheater (Summerfest)
June 27 – Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S. Bank Arena     
June 28 – Cleveland, Ohio, Quicken Loans Arena     
June 30 – Buffalo, N.Y., First Niagara Center
July 2 – Boston, Mass., TD Garden     
July 9 – Hartford, Conn., Xfinity Theatre     
July 11 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live     
July 12 – Hershey, Pa., The Star Pavilion At Hersheypark Stadium     
July 14 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena     
July 15 – New York, N.Y., Madison Square Garden Arena     
July 17 – Camden, N.J., Susquehanna Bank Center     
July 18 – Manchester, N.H., Verizon Wireless Arena     
July 20 – Albany, N.Y., Times Union Center     
July 23 – Montreal, Quebec, Bell Centre     
July 24 – Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian Tire Centre     
July 26 – Toronto, Ontario, Air Canada Centre     
Aug. 2 – Winnipeg, Manitoba, MTS Centre     
Aug. 3 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Credit Union Centre     
Aug. 5 – Calgary, Alberta, Scotiabank Saddledome     
Aug. 9 – Quincy, Wash., Gorge Amphitheatre     
Aug. 11 – Eugene, Ore., Matthew Knight Arena     
Aug. 14 – Stateline, Nev., Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena At Harveys     
Aug. 15 – San Jose, Calif., SAP Center At San Jose     
Aug. 17 – Englewood, Colo., Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
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On Demand Video: Robert Downey Jr. Sings With Sting and Absolutely Kills It!



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New Music Tuesday! New Bruce & Jennifer Nettles Ready For Download
New Music In Stores Today...

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

Jennifer Nettles That Girl [Debut solo album for Sugarland singer]

Mary Chapin Carpenter Songs From The Movie [Debut orchestral release]

Rosanne Cash The River And The Thread

Switchfoot Fading West

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On Demand Video: This Dog REALLY Wanted His Chicken Nuggets!
It's the first amazing smart dog video of 2014!  Enjoy...



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2014 Golden Globe: Who Won and What They Wore

American Hustle, Dallas Buyer's Club, and Breaking Bad were the biggest winners at last night's Golden Globes.  The more mainstream productions, Big Bang Theory, Jim Parsons, Captain Phillips, Tom Hanks, didn't win much.  Check out the NY Daily News to see what everyone wore and the winner's list below.

2014 Golden Globe Winners -
MOVIES

— Picture, Drama: "12 Years a Slave."

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: "American Hustle."

— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine."

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity."

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, "American Hustle."

— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."

— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle."

— Foreign Language: "The Great Beauty."

— Animated Film: "Frozen."

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her."

— Original Score: Alex Ebert, "All Is Lost."

— Original Song: "Ordinary Love" (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
2014 Golden Globe Winners - TV

— Series, Drama: "Breaking Bad."

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad."

— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, "House of Cards."

— Series, Musical or Comedy: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation."

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

— Miniseries or Movie: "Behind the Candelabra."

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake."

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra."

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge."

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan."


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Golden Globe Low-Light: What was Jacqueline Bisset on?
It's THE Golden Globe acceptance speech everyone is talking about.  Was Jacqueline Bisset on something?  And what the hell shampoo does she use to wash her hair?!  You'd think she could afford a stylist!  Enjoy!

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On Demand: Sabres GM Tim Murray Chats With Rob Lucas
RLITM totally loves Tim Murray's style, and you heard why  when he joined us this morning!  Straight to the point,direct, and honest, and we love that it's how he deals with other GM's too.  His family won't be moving here till this Summer.  Listen and hear why...
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The American Falls Froze During The Polar Vortex...Almost!

While It wasn't frozen solid, the American Falls got pretty close, and it grabbed national attention. Check out this pictorial from the NY POSTIt'll make you wanna take a trip up to see for yourself during the next Polar Vortex...which could be in the next 10 days!
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Katy Perry, Justin, and Big Bang Theory Dominate People's Choice Awards

The People's Choice Awards were last night and RLITM thinks they got everything wrong... except The Big Bang Theory winning big!  The winners are below with an awesome pictorial so you can see who wore what from the NY DAILY NEWS.

TV Drama

Network TV drama: The Good Wife

Dramatic TV actor: Josh Charles

Cable TV drama: The Walking Dead

Dramatic TV actress: Stana Katic

TV crime drama:Castle


TV Comedy

Comedic TV actress: Kaley Cuoco

Comedic TV actor: Chris Colfer

Cable TV comedy: Psych

Actress in a new TV series: Sarah Michelle Gellar

Network TV comedy:The Big Bang Theory


TV Hosts and Reality Shows

Daytime TV host: Ellen DeGeneres

New talk-show host: Queen Latifah

Competition TV show: The Voice

Late-night talk show host: Stephen Colbert


More TV

On-screen chemistry: Ian Somerhalder (Damon) and Nina Dobrev (Elena), The Vampire Diaries

Sci-fi/fantasy TV actor: Ian Somerhalder

Cable TV actress: Lucy Hale

Streaming series: Orange Is the New Black

Premium cable TV show: Homeland

TV anti-hero: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), The Walking Dead

Sci-fi/fantasy TV show: Beauty and the Beast

Sci-fi/fantasy TV actress: Kristin Kreuk

TV bromance: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins (Sam, Dean and Castiel), Supernatural

TV gal pals: Naya Rivera and Lea Michele (Santana and Rachel), Glee

TV movie/mini-series: American Horror Story

Series we miss most: Breaking Bad


Movies

Movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Comedic movie actor: Adam Sandler

Comedic movie: The Heat

Action movie star: Robert Downey Jr.

Comedic movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Movie: Iron Man 3

Movie actor: Johnny Depp

Movie duo: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (Gravity)

Action movie: Iron Man 3

Dramatic movie: Gravity

Dramatic movie actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Dramatic movie actress: Sandra Bullock

Family movie: Despicable Me 2

Horror movie: Carrie

Thriller movie: Now You See Me


Music

Album: The 20/20 Experience, Justin Timberlake

Pop artist: Britney Spears

Male artist: Justin Timberlake

Female artist: Demi Lovato

Breakout artist: Ariana Grande

Country artist: Taylor Swift

Country music icon: Tim McGraw

Hip-hop artist: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

R&B artist: Justin Timberlake

Band: One Direction

Alternative band: Fall Out Boy

Song:"Roar," Katy Perry

Music video: "Roar," Katy Perry

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Jimmy Kimmel Has Fun With The Polar Vortex

While the rest of the United States was dealing with record breaking cold temperatures, Kimmel was highlighting the resilience of Californians during a slight cold breeze...



 
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Lady Gaga Hits Buffalo July 7th

Star 102.5 has your Lady Gaga tickets!  Whenever we play GAGA 6am-6pm thru this Friday (1.10) be caller 11 at 644-1025 to win tickets before you can even buy them!

LADY GAGA
artRAVE: THE ARTPOP BALL TOUR
JULY 7

ON-SALE MONDAY, JANUARY 13TH AT 10 AM!

TICKETS: $202.50, $87.50, $52.00, $37.50.

Tickets available online at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com, the First Niagara Center Box Office or Charge By Phone at 1-888-223-6000.

             All dates, acts and ticket prices subject to change without notice.  Tickets subject to applicable fees.

 
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R.I.P. Yukon Cornelius
Larry Mann the voice of Yukon Cornelius has died at the age of 91.  While you certainly know his voice, you also know his face from shows like Bewitched and Hill Street Blues, and movies like The Sting!  The New York Daily News has pics and more!
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Buffalo Storms Of The Past: Were They Really That Bad?

The latest mother-of-all Buffalo storms, got us thinking of storms of the past.  From Jimmy Griffin's "Grab a six-pack" blizzard, to the ice storm of 2006 and the Blizzard of '77.  Were they really as bad as history says or worse?  Check this great Buffalo Snow History write up from Martin Biniasz, Eddy Dobosiewicz, and the guys at Forgotten Buffalo.

Photo source: Martin Biniasz via "Forgotten Buffalo"
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Feel Good Monday Video: Who Is Amy Belle?


While kicking around some music videos over the weekend, I stumbled across the most incredible live performance of "I Don't Want To Talk About It" by Rod Stewart and...Amy Belle?  Yeah, this unknown blew me away!  And apparently Rod too, because back in 2004, he decided to showcase her, even saying at the end of the video "Watch for big things from her..."  Yet still, 9 years later, I had no idea who she was. 
After doing some research on her, I found out that even though she has been to the states and tried to start a career, it just hasn't panned out, as she's back to being a tavern singer and bussing tables to make $$$.  A great example of how it not only takes talent, but the right timing to make it in the entertainment business.  And sometimes timing is even more important than talent (see THE VOICE and AMERICAN IDOL). The paragraph below is a small sampling from a web piece on Amy Belle.  Click the link at the end for me, and PLEASE watch the video. Whoever is on sax...wow...she wails!



Amy Belle
, was discovered busking on the streets of Glasgow by a friend of Rod Stewart and really soon afterwards was performing with Rod on stage at a “One Night Only” show at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Simply incredible. For those not familiar with U.K. terminology, Busking is the practice of doing live performances in public places to entertain people

SCOTS busker Amy Belle thought her life would change forever when Rod Stewart whisked her away to perform with him at the Albert Hall after spotting her singing on a Glasgow street.

But three years later Amy, now 26, is still singing for her supper in the city’s busy shopping precincts, despite being tipped as the next big thing after her appearance with Rod.

Things are not quite as bad as they appear for the budding star however, it is just that the the wheels of show business are moving slowly.

Amy said: “I am back busking and doing gigs in pubs because I need to pay the bills.

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This Movie Really Made RLITM Cry?

RLITM says Saving Mr. Banks is incredible...phenomenal...a MUST SEE, and not just for Disney fans!  It doesn't matter if you care about Walt Disney, Disney theme parks, Mary Poppins, or even have no idea what the backline is to this movie...Saving Mr. Banks will suck you in.  The story of P.L. Travers herself is the amazing, unexpected, part of Saving Mr. Banks.  And on top of it, feeling like you are actually there as the production of Mary Poppins comes together is simply invigorating.  The costuming and attention to detail immerses you in the early 60's.  Emma Thompson is sooooo good as P.L. Travers, and Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney in an almost understated way, but with just enough of a Midwestern with semi-southern drawl accent.  Next to Daniel Day Lewis taking on Lincoln, this has to be the greatest "myth like" figure taken on by an actor in the past few years.  And this might be tougher, since we really know how Walt sounded and looked.  

I cried at about three different points in Saving Mr. Banks.  No shame there, some guy next to me was constantly wiping his glasses.  And my wife was teary eyed at points too. 

Saving Mr. Banks is perfect for ages 15 and up.  I'm not quite sure if younger kids will get it...some of the life lessons in it are a little harsh!  If you want to feel GREAT when you come out of a movie...go see Saving Mr. Banks.  And don't leave when the credits roll...there are some surprises there, which add to the validity of the story!


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Drummer Mike Malinin, Goo Goo Dolls Split!

Personnel changes in rock bands are no surprise, but it hits close to home when it hits one of your own.  For the past little while, Malinin had been replaced by Lifehouse drummer Rick Woolstenhulme Jr while attending to a family matter, thought to be his wife’s pregnancy. However it seems there is a lot more to the story, as over the past few days Mike's permanent departure from the band was announced, it according to Classic Rock Magazine, it was not necessarily Mike's decision.   The official Goo Goo Dolls webpage reads:

Over the past few days you may have heard through the internet that our drummer of the past 19 years, Mike Malinin will no longer be touring with the band.  It is true Mike is no longer with the band, but we wish him the best in his new journey and hope that fans and friends alike will take a minute to consider this decision was not taken lightly by anyone involved. Things happen personally and professionally that drive difficult decisions like this, but rest assured we are looking forward to continuing our 28 year journey as GGDS.  We can't wait to share more music and memories with all the fans and friends that have been such a huge part of our lives.

Happy New Year!  Goo Goo Dolls

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I'm sure we'll get Robby in studio at some point to talk about what really went down.
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