MOVIES: Coming to theaters Feb. 1, “Warm Bodies” (PG-13), “Gatekeepers” (PG-13).

NEW ON DVD: “Searching for Sugar Man” (PG-13).

CONCERTS: Jerrod Niemann with West of the Mark and Blood Money, 7 p.m. Friday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.

Mac McAnally, 8 p.m. Friday, Seneca Niagara Casino Bear’s Den, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.

BBC Band, 8 p.m. Friday, Cardinal O’Hara Performing Arts Theater, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda.

Buffalo Guitar Heroes III – “Young Guns” featuring Chris Weinholtz, Zack Mikida, Loren Kelley and Lambros Markousis, 8 p.m. Friday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

Creedence Clearwater Revisited, 5 p.m. Sunday, Seneca Allegany Casino Events Center, 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd., Salamanca.

Gamalon, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence.

Elvis Lives Tour – The Elvis Tribute Artist Concert, 7:30 p.m. next Thursday, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St.

Johnny Winter Band with Magic Slim & the Teardrops, 8 p.m. next Thursday, Tralf, 622 Main St.

THEATER: Short Play Festival, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday, Leary Theatre, Niagara University, Lewiston.


There are a lot of good people, but there are not many who take the time to help less fortunate children.

The Tim Hortons Backyard Classic 3 on 3 tournament is now in its fifth year and has raised more than $20,000 for charity. The money raised goes to Hasek’s Heroes, an organization that gives children of lower-income families a chance to play hockey free of charge.

Nick Penberthy, the creator of the tournament, is a sophomore at Cortland State College, and he is studying childhood education. He has set his highest goal yet: $15,000. The money raised will go toward building an educational resource room in the Cazenovia ice rink in South Buffalo.

The tournament will take place from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rose Garden, 2753 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville.

Doug Allen, who often sings the national anthem at Buffalo Sabres games, will sing at 3:30.

For more information or to donate, visit

– Keith Latta, junior, Newfane High School


You can change the look of your cold weather gear with ease by adding buttons. Sew one to the back of each mitten or glove. Cut shapes from felt – hearts, stars, etc. – and make a slit as wide as the button in the center of each. Then slip a shape (or two, or three) onto each button.


Dog-E-Glow makes taking the dog for a walk in the evening a little bit safer. The company’s collars and leashes are illuminated for their entire length and can be seen up to 1,000 feet away. The lights can be turned on in a steady or flashing mode. The collars and leashes come in many different designs, including the college line. Prices start at $22.98. For more information, visit

From news and wire sources


“… Here’s the thing: Anyone who thinks Taylor Swift isn’t good for the girl cause has to be crazy, because any woman who’s dominating the charts, the creative director of her own empire, and made whatever millions of dollars last year is only lifting us up. Killing it. And she’s super-creative, an amazing role model, beautiful.” – “Girls” creator/actress Lena Dunham, on the controversy that erupted recently on Twitter when she mentioned she was a fan of Swift