Arts/Entertainment

Chenez To Perform At JCC

Operatic countertenor Ray Chenez will perform a recital in Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Reception Hall at noon Wednesday, Oct. 24. The program is free and open to the public. Prior to the recital, Chenez will present lectures at 8 and 11 a.m. to students in JCC’s music ...

The Mowing Had To Wait; So What?

Last Monday, we finally got caught up with our mowing. But in the field below the pond, the zero-turn mower left mud-brown tracks even though the blades of grass were fully dried from two consecutive days of sunshine and warm temperatures. The water that moistened those tracks was from the ...

In Review: Music, Dancing Carry ‘Mamma Mia!’ Performance

If you like the music of ABBA, get your ticket now for “Mamma Mia!” at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown. Director Helen Merrill has pulled together an energetic cast and superb musicians to bring Jamestown this showcase of ABBA songs. “Mamma Mia!” with music and lyrics by ...

Individual Or Group Sessions OK As Dog Training Classes

Hey, guys. I was recently asked; Would individual or group sessions be best for my dog? As you can imagine, each have their pros and cons. But, both can be beneficial to your pup. That’s what I want to talk to you about today. Each professional canine behaviorist or dog trainer has their own ...

‘Journey To Greatness’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is second in a series by members of the Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band. So much work is done behind the scenes — planning, preparing, and practicing — that most people only see the finished project — the performance. JHS competes in New ...

Stolen Stradivarius Comes To Life Again

NEW YORK (AP) — The Stradivarius stolen from the late violinist Roman Totenberg and miraculously found more than three decades later has a new life — under the chin of a budding 18-year-old virtuoso. On Tuesday in New York, his three daughters presented the multimillion-dollar instrument ...

At A Cappella Rehearsal, iPads Have Become Essential Teaching Tool

If students in the Jamestown High School A Cappella Choir need to make notations to their sheet music, they can — electronically. The A Cappella is using iPads to help with rehearsals. According to Director Norm Lydell, beginning in January, the A Cappella Choir started using ...

Lyric Opera Musicians Strike; Season Threatened

CHICAGO (AP) — The 64th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago was disrupted Tuesday when musicians walked off the job to protest cuts proposed by management. The musicians set up a picket line outside the Civic Opera House on Tuesday and played excerpts from various operas as they expressed ...

Write Now

OK, take a breather. You have words in your head, but you must get them onto the page. You ponder some more, but the words don’t make it to the page. Frustration sets in — quickly. You know what you want to write, but you can’t get the ideas in written form. I’m right there with ...

New Met Gala Theme Revealed

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year’s Met Gala will be downright campy. No, seriously: The Metropolitan Museum announced Tuesday that “Camp: Notes on Fashion” will be the title of its next blockbuster spring Costume Institute exhibit. The exhibit is launched each year by the star-studded Met ...

Study: Women Make TV Directing Job Gains

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More women are being hired to direct TV episodes, but the numbers remain stagnant for directors of color, according to an industry guild study. Women directed a record 25 percent of episodic television in the 2017-18 season, an increase of 4 percent from the previous ...

‘Ain’t Missin’ Dinner’ Is Just Plain Fun

If you’re looking for a delightful evening of theatre, join the “Chubby and Proud” support group at the Savannah Hilton, a.k.a. the parlors at the First Lutheran Church on Chandler Street, tonight at 7:30 p.m. “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner” is presented by Chautauqua Hospice and ...

Write Now

I have always liked the electric bass guitar. Since I was young, I could always hear the bass part in a song. For reasons unknown to me, the part just stood out. I didn’t know any better. I thought that’s what I was supposed to hear. So, I had been already playing drums for about five ...

Cher To Receive Kennedy Center Honor

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The phone call telling Cher she was a Kennedy Center honoree was certainly welcome — but she admits she wanted to get it earlier. The Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner, whose ABBA-tribute album “Dancing Queen” was just released, acknowledged she’d long ...

Jimmy Kimmel To Open Comedy Club In Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jimmy Kimmel will see a dream come true when he opens a comedy club next spring in Las Vegas where he will make regular appearances and give up-and-coming comics a chance to hone their talents. The late-night talk show host joined casino giant Caesars Entertainment in ...

Robert And Paola Plano Will Perform Oct. 12

The Jamestown Concert Association presents the first concert in its 2018-19 concert series of Dedicated to Great Music on Friday, Oct. 12, when pianists Roberto and Paola Plano perform in Jamestown at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St. Italian pianist Roberto Plano ...

‘Love, Gilda’ To Be Shown

The award-winning documentary “Love, Gilda,” shows Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. and the animated Disney-Pixar film “Incredibles 2” shows Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. and as a sensory-friendly screening Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Admission to each film is $5. In her own words, ...

Darren Criss Readies Festival Celebrities Musical Theater

NEW YORK (AP) — Darren Criss says adding “Emmy winner” to his name feels good since it “used to be Emmy loser.” Criss won best actor in a limited series for his acclaimed role in “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” last month. He was previously nominated ...

I Know When Not To Try To Change A Tire Myself

I remember that the tire was on a wheel. Actually, the setup was an entire wheel assembly (tire, wheel with lug nuts, tie rod end, part of an axle, etc.) topped by a large, gray fender. On a nearby table were two lug wrenches. One was a crowbar blade at one end of a straight bar and a lug ...

Rose Ensemble To Perform

The Rose Ensemble, based out of St. Paul, Minnesota, will be performing a concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Tuesday, at 7 p.m. “Rose Ensemble is an early-music ensemble based in St. Paul,” said Falconer native, and ensemble member Alyssa Anderson. According to the ...