As seen on TV

They won't be cartoons ?but expect the characters still to be incredibly animated ?when Phineas and Ferb and their friends appear in a live show Saturday at Shea's Performing Arts Center. ?There will be three performances: at 1, 4 and 7 p.m.; tickets are ?$65, $50 ?and $26; ?call (800) 745-3000, or go to

"For the first time ever, we take characters that begin our show in animation and have them transform into live action right in front of the audience's eyes," says producer Alana Feld in a press release. Expect a lot of music, including live versions of "Gitchee Gitchee Goo," "Squirrels in My Pants" and "Busted," plus a Bollywood number that incorporates giant marshmallows – really!

Kids will like the 13-foot-tall monster truck with giant marshmallow tires, Dr. Doofenshmirtz's lab and Agent P's jungle gym. To find out more, go to or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.


Rock stars

Silver and gold, crystals ?and copper, fossils and gemstones will be on display and in many cases for sale at the GemStreet USA Show at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway, next weekend. Artists and collectors will bring in items for those who like their rocks "raw" and those who prefer a more polished stone, especially when it is part of a beautiful piece of jewelry. And, it is promised that jewelry makers will also find plenty of beads, tools and other supplies.

One of the vendors will be middle school student Madeleine Welchoff, who will be selling pieces she and friends made for "Beads Create Hope," which benefits Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5; free for children under 12. The ticket is good all weekend, and parking is free. For more information, visit