Arts/Entertainment

Mellencamp Releases ‘Other People’s Stuff’

By The Associated Press John Mellencamp, “Other People’s Stuff” (Republic Records) In his youth John Mellencamp was known to be cocky. That brashness carried him to the big stage, where he became a stadium-scale rocker with an adventurous spirit. He mostly fell short of the stature ...

Springsteen Broadway Show Closes, Film Drops On Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — To director Thom Zimny, the key element in his filmed version of Bruce Springsteen’s Broadway show was in the star’s eyes. The Netflix documentary makes its first appearance on the service early in the morning of Dec. 16, hours after the singer’s 236th and last ...

Global Grosses

NEW YORK (AP) — Female-led films have consistently outperform male-led movies at the box office, according to a study initiated by Time’s Up, the organization formed by prominent women in the entertainment industry to promote gender equality. The study analyzed the 350 top-grossing films ...

Write Now: Alphabet Music Game Tests Skills

Some people may think they are experts when it comes to music trivia or naming bands or music artists. Going to a holiday party? Trying playing this game where one has to name a band or artist within each letter of the alphabet. For bands that have numbers associated with their names, ...

Oprah Winfrey Praises Toni Morrison At Manhattan Dinner Gala

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey was in town to praise one of her idols, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. “It’s impossible to actually imagine the American literary landscape without a Toni Morrison,” Winfrey said Tuesday night during a dinner gala in downtown Manhattan hosted by the Center ...

Finson To Perform In Bradford On Saturday

BRADFORD, Pa. — Lakewood native Hannah Finson will return to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for an encore performance Saturday. Last year, Finson wowed the audience at Marilyn Horne Hall with an hour-long performance on her 108 year-old Lyon and Healy concert harp. In order to ...

Wits ‘N Giggles Will Be Held Saturday At Arena

Wits ‘n Giggles Stand-Up Comedy will be held at the Northwest Arena Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The third show of the season features headliner Kirk Bogos and features Homer Shadowheart and host Casey Love. Shadowheart is an American Indian comedian from Cincinnati. Shadowheart once famously ...

A Tradition Continues

The Sugar Plum Fairy will again visit the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet. The Reg Lenna Civic Center will host the annual performance of “The Nutcracker” by veteran New York City Ballet Dancers, Lauren King and Joseph Gordon. They will play the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and ...

Happy Endings

CLYMER—Clymer author, Kathy Otten has been writing for years. From a young age, Otten was writing stories and creating characters. She was also a reader. “I used to make up stories in bed when I was trying to fall asleep,” Otten said. Her taste for writing began as a young girl. ...

Pearl City Jazz To Play Holiday Concert At Spire Theater Saturday

Jazz means different things to different people, but to Ralph Rasmussen, it means elation. Rasmusson, better known as “Razz,” was trying to come up with a name and he and a few other members were throwing around words, and as an homage to Jamestown, Pear City Jazz was born. While ...

Write Now: Are You Ready For Publishing?

You crossed the finish line. Congratulations. You are ready for publishing. So what does that mean exactly? Well it means that your writing can be distributed to as many people as you want to see it. You have options. You could send your work to an agent, hoping that the agent will want ...

Reg Lenna To Present Live Holiday Concert

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will continue its tradition of presenting live holiday music concerts in December with its presentation of “Windham Hill: Winter Solstice” on Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert marks the fourth year in a row of seasonal music on The Reg Lenna Theater stage, ...

Fiennes, Okonedo Spar In ‘Antony And Cleopatra’

LONDON (AP) — “Antony and Cleopatra,” currently running at London’s National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake. No wonder it’s a hit. Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes play the lovers sundered by war and empire in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, ...

Moms Start Companies To Fill Demand For Spanish Books

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of the three blind mice or the itsy-bitsy spider who went up the water spout. But have you ever heard of the little cold and hungry chicks? If you grew up speaking Spanish, the answer is probably yes. But Susie Jaramillo wants everyone to know “Los ...

Lindsey Stirling To Play Shea’s Theater Dec. 15

She’s gone from growing up with the sounds of classical music, and learning the violin to entertaining thousands of people at a time with her own blend of music. As she prepared to embark on her Christmas tour, Wanderland, she is playing music from her Warmer in the Winter album. Stirling ...

Review: Just In Time for Christmas, A Zombie Holiday Musical

Consider it an early Christmas gift: “Anna and the Apocalypse” is the zombie horror holiday musical you didn’t know you needed. Just imagining that first pitch meeting is entertainment in itself. “It’s ‘High School Musical’ meets ‘World War Z!’ No no, it’s ‘Glee’ meets ...

Coens Stake Their Claim To The Western In ‘Buster Scruggs’

NEW YORK (AP) — No location is more central to the iconography of the Western than Monument Valley. Its majestic sandstone buttes, a revolving backdrop for John Ford, have been the setting for countless stagecoach chases and John Wayne passages. And thanks to the Coen brothers’ “The ...

‘Tis The Season

NEW YORK (AP) — Have you heard the one about the girl who didn’t care about Christmas but found herself in a small town for the holidays surrounded by decorations, cookies and carolers, and found a new boyfriend and her Christmas spirit by Dec. 25? Hallmark Channel has, and they’re airing ...

Evans’ Captain America Days May Not Be Over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans suggested his run as Captain America is done. The filmmakers currently controlling the Avengers’ fates say he shouldn’t shelve the shield just yet. Evans tweeted last month that he had wrapped his shooting on the fourth “Avengers” movie, calling it an ...

New York Film Critics Name ‘Roma’ Best Movie

NEW YORK (AP) — In what may be the just the first of many such sweeps, Alfonso Cuaron’s masterful, memory-drenched drama “Roma” dominated the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Thursday, winning best film, best director and best cinematography. The overwhelming show of support for ...