Arts/Entertainment

Actress Jolie Seeks Support For Refugees

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie said Tuesday the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans from their country has led to a “shocking” migrant crisis in South America that was “predictable and preventable.” Jolie was ending a three-day visit to Peru as a ...

‘Luke Cage’ Canceled By Netflix

The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another live-action Marvel series, “Iron Fist.” Both are part of The Defenders world and ordered ...

Delilah Shares Advice About Losing Child

NEW YORK (AP) — One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18. She took some time away from her job to grieve but is now back on the air and also has a new book out ...

Accepted

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is third 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 York ...

Write Now: Front Man Makes Being On Stage Look Easy

The front man is back. In some ways the front man never left at all. I refer to a lead singer of a band as the front man because it’s usually the lead singer that connects with the audience. Whether he has a guitar slung over his shoulder or he just commands a presence alone from behind ...

Mario The Maker Magician Returns For Mini Maker Faire

“We can do no great things — only small things with great love.” Mario Marchese’s humble approach to entertaining thousands of children is best summed up by his favorite quote. It’s a mindset he’s lived by since he first decided to become a full-time magician 12 years ago. “I ...

In Review: Perry Breaks Silence With New Release

Steve Perry, “Traces” (Fantasy Records) Steve Perry has been away for quite a while but he’s never really been gone. From the unforgettable use of “Don’t Stop Believin’” on the last “The Sopranos” episode to the way his former band found a new, sound-alike singer on the ...

SUNY Fredonia To Hold Saturday Event

FREDONIA — The essence of wonder and the joy of experimentation returns Saturday with the Fredonia Mini Maker Faire. Many come for a few minutes and end up staying for the day. The third annual event, which takes place on the SUNY Fredonia campus inside the Williams and Science centers ...

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 ...