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The Cortney Chyme Celebration Showcase

One of Buffalo’s most dynamic female vocalists is ramping up to host her second annual performance, and talent showcase.

Cortney Chyme raised the roof at The Foundry Suites in 2016 with her Buffalove Revue show.  This summer, Cortney will be bringing her variety style performance to the stage of the Shea’s Smith Theater, along with some of Buffalo’s best musical talent for a live show on June 25th. A daring, and versatile performer, Cortney lends her vocal talents to multiple bands, and choruses, as well as being a dancer, and an actor. She captivated her audience at Buffalove Revue with her quick wit, and engaging stage presence, drawing both laughter, and applause throughout her performance.

Her upcoming performance titled, The Cortney Chyme Celebration Showcase, will feature The Mark Marinaccio and Friends Band; a seven piece musical accompaniment that will provide the backing tracks for the show, while Cortney welcomes back a pair of her favorite vocal artists, Zach Carr, and singer-songwriter, Danielle Fortier.

Zach is the 2016 Artvoice’s Best Male Vocalist Winner, and the director of Matt’s Music Vocal Performance School in North Tonawanda. This is not the first time Cortney, and Zach have joined forces. The duo teamed up for a pair of awe inspiring duets in last year’s Buffalove Revue show, and wowed the Witches’ Ball in October performing favorites from the Broadway classic, Phantom of the Opera.

Zach will also be providing the opening on-stage entertainment, performing with his acoustic duo, Zach and Jonah. Zach and Jonah entertain throughout Western New York, and were a finalist in last year’s Artvoice Best Acoustic Duo category.

Danielle is an accomplished musician, with a knack for writing powerful, emotionally driven songs, such as her original track, “Blue” which she performed with Cortney in last year’s show.

“I don’t think any show would be complete without a little dance to go along with the song.” Cortney explained in a recent interview regarding her show.

Cortney grew up dancing, and dancing is a big part of her performing passion. As a teacher at the award winning Adell’s School of Dance in Niagara Falls, she influences new generations of dancers. Featured dancers Kaitlin Principe, and Jenelle Guarnieri will join Cortney on stage for a traditional Broadway style tap number.

As an inspirer, an influencer, and a mentor, Cortney puts her performance experience to work while helping to teach the vocal performance team at Matt’s Music. Some of her Matt’s Music students will also be joining her on stage to show-off their skills. Performers from the ages of 9 to 17 will show the audience why they’ve been impressing competition judges from Buffalo to Carnegie Hall with their singing talents!

Tickets are on sale for this amazing variety show via Brown Paper Tickets at:   Pre-sale general admission tickets are only $20 each and will be on-sale at the event for $25 each.  VIP tickets are available for $35 each, and include two complimentary drinks at the theater bar before, or during the show. VIP tickets are already nearly sold out for this event!

Doors open at 5:00PM. Pre-show entertainment will kick-off the night at 5:30, and Cortney will take the stage at 6:00PM. The cash bar will be open for the duration of the show.

Visit for more information about Cortney’s performances.

Photo Gallery from last year’s event.

Photo Credit Living In The Buff by Paul Fanara. Click here to follow Living In The Buff on Facebook.

Written by Paul Fanara

Paul Fanara

Paul Fanara is a photographer, writer, and artist living in Buffalo, New York. He founded Living In The Buff Studio as his photography label in 2007, after being an active photographer for over 20 years. Now, in his tenth year of professional photography, he has expanded his talents, and interests to include film-making, and acting. Paul is currently the event photographer for the Community in Buffalo, is an active journalist in Buffalo, and published monthly in Act Dance Model Sing Magazine, based in Los Angeles. Currently, he has joined local film makers with the 48-Hour Film Project, and now writes, directs, and acts with the Buffalo Filming Group, "Welcome to Lovejoy." Find him on-line at

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