Arts/Entertainment

The Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will present their production of "Paragon Springs" at the Scharmann Theatre next month. Performances are set for: Friday, March 3; Saturday, March 4; Friday, March 10; and Saturday, March 11; all beginning at 8 p.m. A Sunday matinee is scheduled for March 5 at 2 p.m. Pictured above are cast members Jonathan Young and Skip Anderson.

JCC Uncommoners To Present ‘Paragon Springs’ Next Month

Although their upcoming production was written nearly a century ago, the Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will attempt to offer a subtle commentary on current events next month. The JCC theater group will perform its adaptation of Steven Dietz’ “Paragon Springs” over the first ...

Local musician Bryan Moore is set to release his first full-length, self-titled solo album in May.
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Bryan Moore To Release First Full-Length Solo Album

With many months of writing, rehearsing and recording behind him, Bryan Moore finally has something new to share with the community. The local musician is set to release a new, nine-track solo album, entitled simply “Bryan Moore,” in the coming months as he prepares for a show with his ...

For The Moment I Feel Free

What are some of the things you can do, activity-wise or otherwise, to bring you peace? For me, and this is probably the understatement of this column’s existence, it’s always been playing music; and I’ve always known this. But earlier this week I rediscovered it in a way that I ...

I Got A Name

Cold Lazarus. Yes, we finally have a name, folks! The new project, which currently includes my partners in rhythmic tonality Adam Gould and Marc Scapelitte, and will probably expand to include more eventually, is still forging ahead at a fervent and rapid pace. Thus far, we have five ...

Where The Sour Turns To Sweet

It’s nice to have finally learned to recognize and appreciate the moments when creativity finds me, instead of the other way around. I mentioned last week how this new band I’ve found myself in has benefited me from an artistic standpoint, but I’ve also discovered some emotional and ...

Nothing Is Sound

  A new year doesn’t always necessitate a new beginning for everyone, but I think a lot of people do try and see it as an opportunity to explore new horizons. For me, obviously, this translates to the consideration of new musical endeavors. Last month, I started up a new, ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature live performances by The Bogarts during the taping of its upcoming Thursday, Jan. 12, episode.
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‘BRRH’ To Feature Burke, Parker, Bogarts In Taping

With the start of a new year comes a fresh installment of Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour,” this time featuring a lineup of roots connoisseurs and alt-country purveyors. Presented by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM, the upcoming program will hold its live taping at Trinity Guitars’ 800 W. ...

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The Many Colors Of Black And White

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! It’s a brand new year and I’m looking forward to getting out and shooting and learning more about my camera and the light that I’m capturing. This week, I’m going to ask you to consider all the colors that exist in a black and ...

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The Rest Will Follow

Well, the column is a little light this week; but maybe that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Just because I don’t have much listed below doesn’t mean that nothing is going on. After all, there’s only three more days until Christmas! If you step outside at any point over the course of ...

“Rolling Hills Radio” will feature folk singer-songwriters Max Garcia Conover.

‘Rolling Hills Radio’ To Feature Conover, Westcott, Trischka

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s monthly “Rolling Hills Radio” has sold out its December program, but is still selling tickets for its January edition. The sold-out Thursday, Dec. 29, episode will feature folk singer-songwriters Max Garcia Conover and Tyler Westcott in a 6:30 p.m. live taping at ...

Locally made cheese, soaps,  honey and other products line the shelves at Reverie Creamery in Mayville this Christmas. Many local businesses offer a variety of holiday gift ideas.
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Locally Inspired Gifts For Everyone On Your Christmas List

Hand-carved wooden cheese boards, smoked bourbon, chocolates made to melt in your mouth — are just a few of the locally produced items for sale this Christmas. All are unique, beautifully packaged and made in Chautauqua County. Many of the businesses in town, like the Bag and String Wine ...

Pictured, from left, are Mariami Bekauri, Julianna Grabowski and Lucia Helgren, featured soloists singing “O Come Emmanuel” during Wednesday’s performance.

WNY Chamber Orchestra Concert Provides Wonderful Assortment

“Let It Snow or Not,” exclaimed Maestro Glen Cortese, Artistic Director and Cond uctor of the Western New York Chamber Orchestra 2016 Poinsettia Pops during Wednesday’s concert. Sally Ulrich, President of the Jamestown Concert Association thanked the orchestra members for inching ...

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Look On The Bright Side

It should likely come as no surprise to any of you that even the best laid plans can easily come unraveled when Mother Nature is involved. Such was the case for me last week, when copious amounts of snowfall wreaked havoc on the surrounding area over the course of Thursday and Friday, and ...

A wonderful break for kids (and their families!): Holiday Camp at the Audubon Community Nature Center, Thursday, Dec. 29.

Give Kids And Yourself A Break This Christmas Vacation

The Audubon Community Nature Center is inviting children to come and play and learn for a day during the school vacation. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, children in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade can experience a summer day camp with a winter twist. Time will be spent ...

Pictured is the photograph taken by Judy Wroda as it appeared in the December 2016-January 2017 issue of “Country” magazine. The photograph was taken from the front seat of a sleigh during Chautauqua Institution’s annual weekend sleigh rides.

Ashville Photographer’s Image Featured In ‘Country’ Magazine

Of all the things Judy Wroda hoped to accomplish from her fairly recent foray into amateur photography, having one of her images appear in an international publication may have exceeded them all. The Ashville resident recently found that a photograph she had taken at Chautauqua Institution ...

Catch A Wave

Surfing and snow are probably among the most unlikely of candidates for word association, unless you’re in The Elektra Kings. After a month-and-a-half long stretch in which I’ve only played a single show — a truly rare occurrence these days — things are picking up again this ...

From left are Juliana Grabowski, soprano; Lucia Helgren, soprano; and Mariami Bekauri, mezzo soprano. The three vocalists will be featured in the Western New York Chamber Orchestra’s “Poinsettia Pops” concert at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on Wednesday — which is being hosted by the Jamestown Concert Association.
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JCA To Present WNYCO’s ‘Poinsettia Pops’ Concert Wednesday

The Jamestown Concert Association’s annual holiday pops concert will feature a twist on tradition as the Western New York Chamber Orchestra takes the spotlight this winter season. Traditionally performed by Symphoria, this year’s December concert sponsored by the JCA will feature the ...

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Learning To Breathe

For the first time in recent memory, I’ve had an opportunity to take a step back from constant gigging and assume more of a spectatorial role in the local music scene. I’ve only played one show in the entirety of November and will again have this weekend off from playing before things ...

A previous edition of the Junior Guilders’ annual Christmas Extravaganza.
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Junior Guilders To Present 35th Annual Christmas Show

The pride of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre will present a holiday tradition with an added flourish this month. The Junior Guilders is scheduled to stage its 35th annual Christmas Extravaganza on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17; featuring current members alongside several alumni of ...

Chris and Mark Panfil, performing as the Panfil Brothers, will be featured in the Thursday, Dec. 8, edition of Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” — a WRFA-LP 107.9 FM-affiliate — beginning at 7 p.m.
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‘BRRH’ To Feature Panfil Brothers In Dec. 8 Program

Trinity Guitars is gearing up for the holiday season with multiple instances of its “Back Room Radio Hour” program over the coming month. The first of the WRFA-LP 107.9-FM-partnered programs to be presented this month will take place Thursday, Dec. 8, when an on-site live taping will ...