Arts/Entertainment

Frank Vincent is pictured rehearsing with James Brown at King Records in 1968. This photo was originally published in CiN Weekly in 2008.
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Key To Success

A Falconer native who shared a stage with several notable performers as a jazz pianist has been posthumously honored for his contributions to music throughout his lifetime. Frank Vincent, who spent a majority of his professional career in and around the Cincinnati area prior to his death in ...

Will Lowry, a Little Valley musician, recently released his fifth full-length album of original music, titled “Colours and Lines.”
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Will Lowry Releases Fifth Full-Length Album ‘Colours And Lines’

A Western New York musician is touting the release of his most recent album of original music. Will Lowry, an Ellicottville native and Little Valley resident, is celebrating his fifth full-length album, “Colours and Lines,” which was released this year and is available for purchase both ...

The Day I Tried To Live

It’s already been a week since Chris Cornell left this plane of existence, but for some reason I’m having a difficult time coming to terms with this realization. There have been several losses in the worldwide musical community — a startling amount, actually — since I took over this ...

Ellicottville’s always eclectic Summer Music Festival showcases a mix of rock, country and orchestral pops — topped off by amazing fireworks.

Gather Your Girlfriends For A Weekend In Ellicottville

ELLICOTTVILLE — This spring the Ellicottville Chamber of Commerce invites you to gather your girlfriends for a weekend of luxurious adventure. Ellicottville Women’s Weekend, which takes place June 2-3 is designed to give participants the opportunity to relax and bond with friends old and ...

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Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo To Perform At Warner Theatre

ERIE — Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will perform live at the Warner Theatre on Sept. 20 celebrating more than 35 years together. A four-time Grammy winner, Benatar is a classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five ...

The fourth annual Randy Jam, held every May in memory of the late Jamestown musician Randy Hofgren, will be held Sunday at the Celoron Legion from 1-7 p.m.
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Stage Presence

A well-respected Jamestown musician who was taken far too soon will again be remembered in an annual benefit that bears his name. The life of Randy Hofgren will be honored Sunday, with the fourth annual Randy Jam scheduled to take place at the Celoron Legion from 1-7 p.m. in honor of an ...

From left are Brian Capps, Debbie Horton and Cliff Boone of Branson On The Road. The group will perform at the Struthers Library Theatre on Saturday.

Branson On The Road Comes To Struthers Library

Branson On The Road, a traveling music show reminiscent of Hee Haw and the Grand Ole Opry, is coming to the Struthers Library Theatre in Warren on Saturday at 8 p.m. The trio of Branson, Mo., headliners include: guitarist and singer Debbie Horton, upright bass player and singer Brian Capps ...

Phantasm will make its return to Jamestown with a Saturday performance at Mojo’s Music Bar. Formed in Jamestown in 2003, the band relocated to Philadelphia in 2007, occasionally returning to Jamestown for “homecoming” appearances.

Homecoming

One of the more innovative original bands to come out of Jamestown’s early 21st century music scene will return to its place of origin this weekend. With several years having passed since its last Jamestown performance, Phantasm is set to take the stage at Mojo’s Music Bar on Saturday — ...

Randy Merrill, a Falconer native, Jamestown Community College graduate and Grammy Award-winning mastering engineer, speaks with JCC music majors via video chat about the ins and outs of mastering.
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JCC Music Students Hear From Grammy Award-Winning Engineer

It’s not every day that Jamestown Community College’s music majors get to receive firsthand advice from a Grammy Award-winning engineer. The exception came Wednesday, when the music students were treated to a video chat with Falconer native Randy Merrill, who recently appeared on national ...

Train Kept A-Rollin’

This past weekend was another music-filled adventure highlighted by events both familiar and refreshingly new. Cold Lazarus had a busy week in general, rehearsing Tuesday and Thursday for back-to-back Friday and Saturday shows. Friday’s was one I had booked back in March, a special Cinco de ...

Another app, which is available for tablets, phones and computers is SmileBox. You can learn more about it and download the free software from http://smilebox.com. This is another program that allows you to work through a slideshow template adding photos and music to create a fun video out of your favorite shots

Making Slideshows Is So Much Fun!

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! Photos are so much fun to share, but putting them to music and making a slideshow takes your photos to a whole different level. Today I’d like to share a few apps with you that will allow you to make great slideshows for sharing with ...

Susan Watson, Marijane Maricle, Paul Lynde, and Johnny Borden in Bye Bye Birdie.
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The Music Never Ends For Broadway Actress Susan Watson

Best known for her roles in musical theater, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Watson released a collection of 14 Broadway and jazz standards on her CD “The Music Never Ends” last fall. “Some of these tracks I had sung earlier in my career and others I had always heard and loved, ...

Tickets are available for the annual Bark N’ Brew charity fundraiser to benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, at the Southern Tier Brewing Company.

Tickets For Chautauqua County Humane Society Annual Fundraiser Now On Sale

Tickets are now available for the eighth annual Bark N’ Brew charity fundraiser to benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Southern Tier Brewing Company. This fundraising event provides a limited number of ...

Of Birthdays, Beginnings And Beyond

At 9:23 p.m. today, I will receive my official admission into the 30-something club. It’s pretty wild to think that everything I’ve ever known, thought and experienced has occurred in less than three decades; but on the other hand, just less than three decades has equated to an entire ...

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Singer Judy Collins Still Vocal On Social Issues

Whether singing her own words or those of others, the sublime vocal talent of pop/folk singer Judy Collins has been drawing audiences for over 50 years. But it’s a career that might never have happened. “I contracted polio as a child and later tuberculosis when I was in my early ...

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Photo Clubs Are Great Places To Learn And Grow

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! This week, I’d like to share with you some of my experiences with photo clubs and photos that were taken during photo walks. The photos are of my son Isaac in the first photo I presented to a photo club, the old movie projector taken ...

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Review: A Game 10 Years In The Making Still Managed To Feel Rushed In The End

I’ve spouted this line a few times here before, but “Final Fantasy XV” was the premier reason why I ever began looking into the purchase of a Playstation 4 Pro. It’s ironic in a way that months later it’s actually the rest of the system’s library that has me still playing and happy ...

Iyana Moore, a Jamestown native who now resides in Tempe, Ariz., published her first book, “Be Brave,” on March 3. The book is available for purchase or download via Amazon.
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Jamestown Native Iyana Moore Publishes First Book Digitally

A Jamestown native living now out West is still reveling in her newly obtained status as an author with the release of her first published work earlier this month. Iyana Moore, 23, has released her first book, entitled “Be Brave,” to strong reviews and unexpected success in the way of ...

In The Rapids

The battle is over and done, but the best is yet to come. Sunday’s Battle of the Bands at Mojo’s went surprisingly well for an event that saw eight different bands take the stage over the course of about seven hours. Everybody was courteous and things moved so smoothly it ended up running ...