MOVIES: Opened Wednesday, “Frozen” (PG), “Black Nativity” (PG).

CONCERTS: Amahl and the Night Visitors presented by Nickel City Opera, 3 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

Lupe Fiasco: Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour, 7 p.m. Friday, Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls.

Chris Trapper, 8 p.m. Friday, Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.

Pat Shea Holiday Concert, 4 p.m. Saturday, Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster.

The Casualties and Negative Approach, 7 p.m. Saturday, Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave.

K. Michelle with Sevyn Streeter, 8 p.m. Saturday, Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St.

Paul Langlois Band, 7 p.m. Sunday, Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave.

Matisyahu with Kosha Dillz, 7 p.m. Monday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.

Trivium and DevilDriver with After the Burial and Thy Will Be Done, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.


“Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus” is the completion of the Future saga that we’ve been waiting for over two years now, and while “Into the Nexus” doesn’t quite have the same quality level – or length – as “A Crack In Time,” there’s no denying that it wraps up the current story series in style.

Though some may question why “Into the Nexus” didn’t make its way to the PlayStation 4, I think it’s right at home on the PS3. After all, that’s where the Future saga began with “Tools of Destruction,” so it’s only fitting it wraps up there as well. If you’re a fan of the series, chances are you won’t really complain.

With plenty of action to go around and a price tag that won’t leave too high a burn mark on your wallet ($30, with a free downloadable copy of “Quest For Booty”), “Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus” is a welcome return to form for the series, and an adventure that no one should miss out on – even if the next-generation is knocking at your door.



“I want you to meet someone. Her name is Ms. Hannigan. She ain’t nice and she ain’t pretty. #Annie”

– Cameron Diaz, sharing a photo of herself in costume for the movie remake of “Annie,” on Twitter