I Got A Name
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 original songs more or less completed and three more in the works. Adding to the fact that most of these songs run in length from anywhere between five and 10 minutes, we’re steadily closing in on an hour-long set; which is pretty close to where you’d want to be if you want to play an opening or festival-length slot somewhere.
Additionally, we’re already looking at getting into a professional studio to record a four- to five-song promo EP that will help us with future bookings and generally getting our earliest ideas down on tape for distribution.
So, yeah, things have definitely taken on a momentum of their own and I’m thrilled. It’s a rare combination to become involved in a group of musicians who find themselves instantly on the same page as far as writing and overall direction of the band, but in this case, it looks like I may have hit the jackpot.
I’m also enjoying the opportunity to take on more of a business-type role, as I’ve been reaching out to various connections I’ve made over the past few years in order to get the ball rolling on some summertime shows, as well as exploring merchandising options. It’s an all-around growing experience from a personal, professional and musical standpoint.
In the meantime, if you’re so inclined, feel free to give Cold Lazarus a “like” on Facebook to keep updated on upcoming shows, recordings and general musical endeavors that will surely come down the pipeline sooner than later.
And now, here’s some of what you can expect to find in the area this week.
JCC Uncommoners Continue ‘Paragon Springs’ Auditions Today: The Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will hold its second day of auditions for its upcoming production of “Paragon Springs” today at 7 p.m. in the Scharmann Theatre. The auditions are open to students and community members. Rehearsals for the production will be held Monday through Friday from 7-10 p.m., and performances are set from March 3-5 and March 10-11. “Paragon Springs,” an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People” by Steven Dietz, is set in 1926 in the American heartland. The famed “healing waters” of Paragon Springs have been mysteriously poisoned. The town’s foremost citizen crusader, Dr. Thomas Stockman, is determined to know the truth behind the tragedy.
For more information about the audition process, contact director Bob Schlick at 338-1153.
Little Theatre To Stage ‘Saving Grace’ Starting Next Weekend: The Lucille Ball Little Theatre will continue its 80th season of programming with its upcoming production of “Saving Grace” — set to kick off next weekend and conclude the following weekend. Written by Jack Sharkey, “Saving Grace” is the zany tale of a warmhearted girl, Grace Larkin, who mistakes a telephone repairman for a burglar. As she tries to convert him from his life of crime, she ends up having to pretend he’s her husband dismaying her strait-laced sister’s evangelist fiance. The cast of “Saving Grace” includes Kaitlin Ames, Paige Cummings, Carl Liuzzo, John Pickett and Jonathan Young. Anne Eklund will serve as artistic director. The production will hold its opening night performance on Friday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m., with other 7:30 p.m. performances being held on Sat., Jan. 28; Friday, Feb.3; and Saturday, Feb. 4. A 2 p.m. matinee will be held Sunday, Feb. 5.
Tickets can be purchased in advance of each performance at $20 each by calling the Little Theatre box office at 483-1095 or visiting lucilleballlittletheatre.org/reservations.
Infinity To Present Student Recital Thursday, Jan. 26: Private lesson students from Infinity Visual and Performing Arts will put on a recital at the Infinity Arts Cafe on Thursday, Jan. 26, beginning at 6 p.m. The event is free, family friendly and open to the public. Audience members of all ages are welcome.
Infinity Visual and Performing Arts is located at 301 E. Second St. in Jamestown. For more information, call 664-0991 or visit infinityperformingarts.org.
Seneca Allegany Events Center Announces Additions To 2017 Lineup: The Seneca Allegany Events Center announced this week that Tony Orlando and Steve Winwood will perform at the Salamanca venue on April 8 and April 29, respectively.
Both concerts will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets for Winwood’s April 29 show are currently on sale starting at $55, while tickets to Orlando’s April 8 show will go on sale Friday at noon. Also scheduled to appear are at the venue are: Kris Kristofferson on Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m.; Blood, Sweat & Tears, featuring Bo Bice, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25; and Dick Fox’s “Golden Boys” — featuring Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell — at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 4.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to any upcoming Seneca Allegany Events Center shows, call 1-877-873-6322 or visit senecaalleganycasino.com/events-center.
To include an upcoming show or event in this column, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 487-1111, ext. 243 by Monday.
Jules-R-Us Karaoke: 8 p.m., Good Time Saloon, 590 Fairmount Ave. in Jamestown
Karaoke with DJ Xcite: 9 p.m., Bullfrog Hotel, 1414 E. Second St. in Jamestown
Karaoke with Felony Entertainment: 10 p.m., Forte, 114 E. Third St. in Jamestown
Ken Larsen: 6 p.m., The Wine Cellar, 309 N. Main St. in Jamestown
Smokehouse: 8 p.m., Lakewood Legion, 174 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood
Karaoke with Felony Entertainment: 9 p.m., Shawbucks, 212 W. Second St. in Jamestown
Tyler Smilo: 9 p.m., Yesterday’s, 103 Chautauqua Ave. in Lakewood
Qwister: 10 p.m., The Tap Room, 43 E. Main St. in Westfield
Porcelain Busdrivers: 10 p.m., Lakeview Hotel, 13 Water St. in Mayville
Kaleidoscope Sky: 10 p.m., Mojo’s Music Bar, 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown
Turbulence: 10 p.m., Bullfrog Hotel, 1414 E. Second St. in Jamestown
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” screening: 4 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown
The Scroggins: 7 p.m., Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865, 41 Bigelow Ave. in Jamestown
Bill Ward: 8 p.m., Murdock’s, 100 E. Main St. in Sherman
Black Widow: 8:30 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Jamestown
Jules-R-Us Karaoke featuring Tami T: 9 p.m., Good Time Saloon, 590 Fairmount Ave. in Jamestown
Open Jukebox: 10 p.m., Lakeview Hotel, 13 Water St. in Mayville
Goo with Slim and Red: 10 p.m., Mojo’s Music Bar, 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown
DJ Goodrich: 10 p.m., Bullfrog Hotel, 1414 E. Second St. in Jamestown
Open Jam: 9 p.m., Bullfrog Hotel, 1414 E. Second St. in Jamestown
Open Jam: 10 p.m., Mojo’s Music Bar, 104 E. Second St. in Jamestown
“Loving” screening: 7 p.m., Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. Third St. in Jamestown
Bluegrass Jam: 7 p.m., Celoron Legion, 26 Jackson Ave. in Jamestown