Arts/Entertainment

Dark Fiction

He is out for blood. Figuratively speaking of course, Lee Allen Howard has been writing dark fiction since grade school. “Since I was in second grade, I can’t do anything but. I started writing stories when I was in second grade,” Howard said. The son of a pastor, Howard grew up ...

Write Now: Trying Your Hand At Screenwriting Is Not Easy

In my younger years, I used to watch a lot of TV and movies. I watched TV and movies for entertainment, and that was it. As I have become older, I watch TV and movies for a different reason - writing. I guess it was always lurking in the background when I would watch something on the screen. ...

Opera House Presents Rembrandt Today

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Rembrandt, a special cinematic exploration of the masterful 2014 exhibition of the revered artist’s work, today, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated; but ...

‘3-Minute Stories’

He doesn’t listen to a lot of music for inspiration. When he is in his car, Rudy Gatlin will surf radio stations just to hear the latest songs. Rudy and his two brothers, Larry and Steve, have been playing music for more than six decades and all three members draw on life experiences when ...

Write Now: There Is No Right Or Wrong Way To Journal

Writing is powerful. Imagine my surprise and delight when I read the April 5 article “Keeping A Journal Has Mental Health Benefits” by Morgan Pitts, LMSW, on Page A7. The article for Family Service of the Chautauqua Region was spot on. I say this because recently, I wrote about how ...

Two Comics To Perform At Tropicana Room On Saturday

Al Park and Bill Lake are two very different comedians in terms of delivery and subject matter, but the most impressive commonality they share is reaching big breaks in their comedy careers years after most typically do in the industry. Park, a 45-year-old winner of the Boston and ...

Tan France Bridges Divides On TV, Real Life

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Netflix show “Queer Eye “ caught on by doing something unusual: creating reality TV that touches on some of the country’s deepest divides with persistent optimism. Alongside sleek new haircuts and rehabbed wardrobes, the makeover program starring five gay men ...

Live Online TV, Is Getting More Expensive

NEW YORK (AP) — If you signed up to stream live TV in hopes of saving money over traditional cable, you may be in for a rude surprise. Live online-TV providers like YouTube TV, DirecTV Now and Hulu with Live TV lured users with digital “skinny bundles” that were cheaper than cable. Now, ...

‘For The Joy Of It’

His passion for the arts continues. Having been away from the lights, camera, and action of Hollywood for about 15 years, Mitchell Anderson, found it easy to step right back in front of the lens. “I was a professional actor for most of my early adulthood. Then I stopped acting,” ...

Write Now: Vai’s New Guitar Book Is A Great Reference

His book arrived this week, and I immediately opened the package to explore what it was all about. Steve Vai’s new guitar book “Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players” packs in the information. A while back, I wrote about how I would like to take a lesson from three ...

Flutist, Pianist To Perform April 12 At St. Luke’s

The Jamestown Concert Association welcomes New York Youth Symphony’s principal flutist, Aimee Toner, and Manhattan School of Music’s undergrad pianist, Seth Schultheis in its next concert on Friday, April 12 at 8pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Jamestown. Toner is a ...

‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

The Frewsburg Bear Players will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Friday at 7 p.m., and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Frewsburg High School auditorium. To reserve seats, call 569-7069 or stop by Frewsburg HS during school hours. Tickets may also be purchased ...

Panama Rocks To Be Featured In ‘Empire’ Film

Panama Rocks is excited to be featured among other local attractions in “Empire”, a full-length feature filmed and produced primarily in Jamestown. The screening is Saturday, at 8 p.m. at The Spire Theater in Jamestown. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. During location scouting for “Empire”, ...

‘Just Be You’

Even before she was a police officer, Lissa Marie Redmond was writing or thinking about writing. Now, after 22 years on the force, the retired Buffalo Police Dept. cold case homicide detective has traded in her badge for a virtual pen. “Writing crime fiction just seemed the next ...

Write Now: Shakespeare Is Meant To Be Heard

Someone asked me the other day if I liked William Shakespeare. I replied “yes” of course. Shakespeare’s plays are taught in high school. The usual suspects are “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth,” “Julius Caesar,” and “Hamlet.” These tragedies usually begin with “Romeo ...

10 Finalists Named In Talent Show

Chautauqua’s Got Talent, presented by InSpire Jamestown, completed week four, the semi-finals, in the five-week competition. The 10th season of Chautauqua’s Got Talent, at The Spire Theater, began Monday, March 4th with 31 contestants, from nine to 78 with a diverse group of singers, ...

‘Surrounding Color’ Exhibit To Be Held

Bianca Francesca Gullotti will hold a solo art exhibition “Surrounding Color.” The event is one night only and will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 6-9 p.m at Studio D Catering & Venue, 106 E. Second St. Gullotti is a visual artist that merges the conventions of fine art painting and ...

‘Get Ready To Laugh’

The Jamestown High School is once again performing a musical, but this year’s performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be much more comedic than its shows in years past. “Get ready to laugh,” said Lauren Scharff, JHS musical director. “It’s so funny. I’ve seen the show, I ...

Yardbirds’ Drummer Has Not Changed His Approach To Music

In the early to late 1960s one could hear his drumming on radio waves across the world. Co-founder Jim McCarty provided the backbeat for Yardbirds songs like “Heart Full Of Soul,” “For Your Love,” “Shapes of Things,” and “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” McCarty explained how those ...

Write Now: Help Find Your Voice Through Rewriting

Some people make the argument that all writing is rewriting. I agree with that statement in part because original thoughts put down on paper sometimes don’t have to be rewritten. Other times a writer may look at what he has just written know he has to rewrite it. Is it a bad thing to have ...