Arts/Entertainment

Southern Gothic

There’s always a danger in presenting a well-known work like “To Kill a Mockingbird” but the cast and crew of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre production have accepted the challenge willingly. Director Richard Olson-Walter commented about both this play, and about his directing ...

Write Now: Does Your Writing Have A Cathartic Purpose?

Catharsis. It sounds like a neat word to use in a sentence. Catharsis may be defined as the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music. For some people, actions or events may be cathartic for them. For me, ...

JCC To Hold Auditions For Summer Musical

Jamestown Community College will hold auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 and 9 for a summer musical, “The Last Five Years.” Written by Jason Robert Brown, “The Last Five Years” is about a five-year relationship between novelist Jamie Wellerstein and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. ...

6 Eliminated From Chautauqua’s Got Talent

The 10th season of Chautauqua’s Got Talent, at The Spire Theater, began Monday with a showing of 31 contestants, ranging in age from nine to 78 with a diverse group of singers, instrumentalists, dancers and comedians. Each contestant was given 1 minute to perform to earn the audience ...

Dystopian Vibe

Musical genres have a small group at the top of the list that can be considered the best of the best, the most recognized names that make up the sound. It’s rare that those artists tour together to create a concert experience that is like no other. Death metal bands Morbid Angel and Cannibal ...

Write Now: Lessons May Make One A Better Musician

The goal is to become a better musician. If I could, I would love to be able to take one two-hour private music lesson from three well-known musicians. Each is a virtuoso on his respected instrument. I say this because each lesson would only help me progress to be a better musician. I ...

Chautauqua’s Got Talent Show Will Begin Monday

Chautauqua’s Got Talent has amped up its overall production — no pun intended. The event begins Monday, and this year, the 10th anniversary of the vent, there will be a grand prize of $1,000. According to Angelo V. Giuffre, event coordinator and director, said the production team has ...

Clean Laughs

Resilience and adaptability are the qualities that have made Michael Palascak a more successful stand-up comedian over the years, and he’s bringing his personally driven sense of humor to Jamestown Friday. Palascak, known for being named 2018 Stand-up of the Year performer by the Late Nite ...

Write Now: Is There A Right Space For Your Write Space?

Although it can be part of one’s routine, a write space is seldom mentioned when talking about writing. Some writers have ornate spaces reserved for their writing. Other writers do not. Their write space is part of their writing. When I begin my writing, I try to do it in the same place. ...

Life Of Game: Stories Games Can Tell

I touched on this in my first column, but storytelling in video games is definitely worthy of more dedicated thought and praise. Some people may be quick to dismiss video games as focused on the addicting fun of mashing buttons and lacking narrative, which to be fair, is the case for some video ...

Nu Metal

Some places have a history of music. Buffalo has its roots in blues and jazz. Nashville has country and early rock ‘n’ roll. Seattle has the grunge music. Atlanta is traditionally the home of hip hop and rhythm and blues. Sometimes, all it takes is for one band to emerge with a sound and ...

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 ...