Arts/Entertainment

Write Now: Students Need Writing Labs At School

In their first semester of college, it is a given that students may be introduced to several different programs on campus academically and socially. In high school, a student probably had a laboratory class with one of the student’s science courses — earth science, biology, chemistry and ...

Auditions Are Set For ‘Chautauqua’s Got Talent’

Performing artists of all types are called to The Spire Theater to audition for the tenth annual “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition Monday. Beginning at 7 p.m., auditions will be held over a single session at the theater, where contest hopefuls are invited to display their talents ...

Winged Ox Players Holding Auditions

Jamestown’s Winged Ox Players will hold auditions for its spring production of “A Doll’s House, Part 2”, written by Lucas Hnath, on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St., at the Fourth Street ...

Sonically Authentic

The Probables have reorganized their sound — sort of. The group’s sound solidified when a permanent mandolin player, a permanent bassist, and a permanent drummer were added. The band’s music is still fresh, and sonically authentic. I was walking to meet the band members and as I got ...

Write Now: Reading Is Essential For Musicians

Knowing how to read is essential. Being literate affords one to navigate life in a different way. It gives one power because one doesn’t have to ask someone else what is printed on a computer screen, magazine, newspaper, book or a flyer. Knowing how to read unlocks doors in another world ...

Milwaukee Museum Features Thousands Of Bobbleheads

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new museum in Milwaukee may well hold the largest collection of bobbleheads anyone has ever seen, displaying more than 6,500 figures of athletes, mascots, celebrities, animals, cartoon characters, politicians and more. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum ...

Loyalty

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — When the 1958 film adaptation of “The Old Man and the Sea” hit theaters, Ernest Hemingway happened to be in New York City to watch the World Series and invited his close friend A.E. Hotchner to go see the movie with him. “About 12 or 13 minutes after we sat ...

Write Now: Routine Helps Get Words On A Page

Like athletes, some writers may have a “pregrame” warmup or routine before actually writing. Do you have a writing routine? Are there things you do before committing words to the page? Do you have to browse books, magazines, and the Internet to convince yourself it is time to write? I ...

New Documentary Of ‘Let It Be’ In Works

NEW YORK (AP) — The Beatles’ farewell documentary “Let It Be” is getting an encore, and a reinvention. “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson announced Wednesday that he is making a new film out of some 55 hours of footage — shot in January 1969 — that has never been seen ...

Best Director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for ...

Write Now: Geddy Lee Releases Bass Book

Over the years the Canadian band Rush has influenced many musicians. I am one of them. The members, bassist Geddy Lee, guitarist Alex Lifeson, and drummer Neil Peart, are incredible performers, but I don’t have to say it because it is a well-known fact. Although the band has stopped touring, ...

Jimmy Page’s Dragon Guitar Re-Emerges After 50 Years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After five decades, Jimmy Page’s dragon has re-emerged from its lair. Fender instruments on Wednesday gave the public its first look at its recreation of a Telecaster guitar that Page once painted with a dragon, a long-lost piece of six-string history that marked the ...

Unseen J.D. Salinger Photos For ‘Catcher’ On Display

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire is celebrating J.D. Salinger’s centennial year with an exhibit he likely would have loathed: a display of previously unseen photos of the famously reclusive author. Salinger, who was born Jan. 1, 1919, and died in 2010, spent the last ...

In Review: Michaels Rocks Casino

SALAMANCA — Some music is just timeless. The artist that created the piece is right on. The atmosphere is solid, and the musicianship is spot-on. That was the case for nearly the entire show when Bret Michaels and his band took the stage at the Seneca Allegany Resort and Casino, Saturday, ...

Video Games: An Evolving Industry

Ask any technology buff about what pushes the entertainment industry forward, and he is likely to tell you that video games have made the most amount of changes in the shortest amount of time. While literature, theatre, film, and music have been around for decades or centuries, with only the ...

Review: Maggie Rogers, Excitingly, Delivers On Early Promise

Maggie Rogers, “Heard It in a Past Life” (Capitol Records) The moment most people first heard Maggie Rogers was likely memorable. The song she sang in a viral video clip wasn’t quite finished but the promise — the sheer talent on offer — was starkly apparent. No less a ...

Netflix Has No Plans To Cut ‘Bird Box’ Scene Despite Outcry

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box” is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it. The footage concerns a 2013 tragedy in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic when an unattended ...

‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ Is A Light Comedy With Energy

No Sex Please, We’re British, by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, opened Friday night at Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown. It’s a light comedy with a thin and silly plot but under Todd Pullan’s direction, the cast pulled it off with energy to spare. Briefly, newlyweds Peter ...

Satisfaction

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has got satisfaction: The Rolling Stones are among the headliners for the 50th anniversary festival. Organizers on Tuesday confirmed reports that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will play. Also headlining the 8-day event, which ...

Write Now: Making A Statement With Color

Every day nature presents us with beauty. Sometimes we take for granted the colors we see on a daily basis. Granted, in the winter months, colors are more subdued. We get the snow white, but by the end of the winter, we may end up seeing the snow gray because of how the snow melts. What was ...