Arts/Entertainment

Woodchopper’s Ball

One Jamestown resident has mastered an art while focusing on work. While he was originally an art student, Vincent Liuzzo went to work for a tree-cutting business. His original goal was simply to have part-time work when the majority of local performing arts organizations would slow down ...

Write Now: Library Is An Essential Tool In Writer’s Kit

I have another confession to make. I love the library. You may be shaking your head and saying “Didn’t he say he didn’t like reading books when he was younger?” I don’t waiver from my answer. It was then as it is now — yes I didn’t like books when I was younger. But, like ...

‘Disenchanted’

Girls don’t need a prince to save them. The Lucille Ball Little Theatre’s production of the musical “Disenchanted,” is less about costumes, set and music, and more about the message of self-acceptance. The musical features nine fairy tale princesses who resent their portrayals in ...

Singer: Music Should Be Used For Healing

Many artists talk about giving back. A good number keep their word. One tour is giving a portion of the ticket cost to help those here in this country that are in need. “It was really a no-brainer for us,” Jared Watson, singer for Dirty Heads said. “We’ve always tried to do things for ...

‘A Kind OF Magic’

Prepare to be rock, rolled, and cajoled — in a classical kind of way. “There is really nothing like it,” said vocalist Tony Vincent. On July 19, at 7:30 p.m., The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra together with Windborne Productions, Inc., will present The Music of Queen: A Rock ...

Elementary School Provided Foundation

I have a confession to make. When I was in elementary school, I didn’t like reading — books. It’s the truth. I went to Persell School, when it was an elementary school, in the 1970s. It was a great school. Ironically, Persell is where I fell in love with writing. I should have ...

Gospel Fest Slated For Saturday

After 27 years, a community event may be ending. The Gospel Fest has been held in Chadakoin Park since the late 1990s and has been the brainchild of Jamestown resident, Jean Thomas. However after saying that she wouldn’t think of stepping down for five years, Thomas said that this ...

In Review: News Years Day Plays Passionate Set In Buffalo

BUFFALO — Metal, metal fans, and metal musicians are a rather particular group. We are a club that many people don’t understand. And we kind of like it that way. The family atmosphere of the Town Ballroom in Buffalo on July 6 was a great example of that. Not only did the night’s ...

Under The Streetlamp Will Perform At Chautauqua

Under The Streetlamp will perform at Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater Friday. Inspired by the classic hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, The Everly Brothers, The Beatles, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Bobby Darin and others, the vocal group reimagines the best music of the 50s, ...

‘Wonderful Music’

It is a summer excursion that most festival goers put on their lists. The Great Blue Heron Music Festival is once again here and it brings great music to all who travel from nearby and far away to attend the event Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Sherman. For nearly three decades, ...

Write Now: Shakespeare Play To Be Performed In Mayville

It is my favorite play by Shakespeare. And like all plays by Shakespeare, it’s meant to be heard and not read. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is my favorite because it is a play within a play. In my opinion, the best word to describe how it was written is — clever. The play is ...

Matteo Lane Will Perform On Saturday

For Matteo Lane, comedy is a calling. “Comedy — it’s not an easy life,” the comedian said. “Comedy, for me at least, I wasn’t consciously planning on doing it. I fell into it realizing that’s what I was supposed to be doing.” Lane has other artistic endeavors as well. Lane ...

New Years Day Enjoying Success

Imagine being a student in Orange County, California in the 1990s, surrounded by bands like No Doubt and Reel Big Fish. Imagine finding yourself in a place where all you want to do is write and design album covers as you sit in class. “I just kind of stopped paying attention in class around ...

Better Than Ezra To Play ArtPark

There are some songs that when hear them on the radio on a warm summer day, you roll down the window, crank the volume, and sing at the top of your lungs. Better Than Ezra’s main songwriter and vocalist, Kevin Griffin, has contributed one of the band’s best-known songs, “Desperately ...

Best Day Ever

Michael Glabicki is no stranger to Jamestown. The founder of Rusted Root, a worldbeat band, traveled from Pittsburgh to perform frequently in the early 1990s at Joyce’s Keg Room. Saturday, Glabicki will again perform in Jamestown with his new band Uprooted as part of the inaugural Best Day ...

Write Now: Is A Narrator Always Believable?

Have you started to read a novel, and found the narrator unreliable? You are not alone. I’ll let you in on a secret. It was intentional. An unreliable narrator is a technique sometimes used by authors to gain the attention of their readers. You are reading, but the information you ...

Mixing Old, New, Postmodern Jukebox To Perform Friday

By Chris Chapman editorial@post-journal.com New angles are often the perfect path to finding a new vision. Mixing old with new finds that new view for some. That’s exactly what Scott Bradlee has done with his revolving door of an ensemble musical and theatrical troupe in Postmodern ...

South 79 To Perform Sunday

CASSADAGA — People can expect to hear music on every aspect of life Sunday. The Cassadaga Lakes Concert Series will host the bluegrass band, South 79. Based out of Ohio, the band plays traditional bluegrass. However South 79 also utilizes a blend of original, contemporary, country and ...

Natural Progression

Cold Lazarus is moving in a new direction. And the band members want it that way. “I guess for us it was kind of step forward in terms of our writing,” bassist Gavin Paterniti said. “In my opinion, it’s a little bit more of a cohesive record than the previous album in the sense ...

Write Now: Besides Records, Record Stores Held A Wealth Of Information

It was like yesterday. I have fond memories of going to the mall as young teen. It was the transition between sixth and seventh grade. That summer some things changed. I have always loved music in some form or shape, but as a young teen, I began to play with my toys less. The change ...