Arts/Entertainment

Julie Chen Leaves CBS’ ‘The Talk’

NEW YORK (AP) — Julie Chen announced Tuesday that she was leaving the cast of the CBS daytime show “The Talk” a week after her husband, CBS Corp. boss Leslie Moonves, was ousted from the company due to sexual misconduct allegations. Chen hadn’t appeared on the show during its ...

Orchestra Improvises While Stranded

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra might want to consider naming its next album “Songs in the Key of A” — as in airport, abandoned and Amsterdam. The renowned orchestra very nearly missed the last stop on its 12-concert, eight-city European tour when it got stuck in Paris en ...

We Bought A House, Now What?

Hey, guys, it’s another fabulous Friday. I don’t know about you, but I feel like the weeks are flying by. I don’t feel like we’ve had our full summer yet. But, I look outside, and I see the leaves beginning to change color with some already falling. My oldest son is now back in school ...

Rock ‘N’ Roll: Scooter A Chart-Topper

That vacation trip did not work out well. Or did it? That’s the thing about traveling with Greg. What starts out as a good idea becomes less so. An insignificant afterthought becomes a highlight — often hilariously so. That sums up the Labor Day trip to the Rock & Roll Hall of ...

Ritter Wins Chopin Contest

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tomasz Ritter of Poland was announced the winner Thursday of the world’s first Frederic Chopin piano competition performed on instruments from the composer’s era. Japan’s Naruhiko Kawaguci and Poland’s Aleksandar Swigut both won second place. Third place went ...

CBS Is Challenged Without Moonves

NEW YORK (AP) — For the past two decades, CBS may just as well have been called the Moonves Broadcasting System. Now it’s time to move on. Moonves, who was ousted over the weekend as head of CBS Corp. amid a continuing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, began working as ...

LMS Turns 15

Considering the longevity Infinity’s Local Music Showcase enjoys, it is the local businesses and volunteers that especially make “The Night Music Reigns” possible. The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center announced its 15th Local Music Showcase. It will be held on Saturday. Events ...

Franklin’s Lack Of Will May Prove Difficult For Her Heirs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Aretha Franklin was so hard-nosed in her business dealings that she demanded to be paid in cash before performing. Her heirs won’t have it so simple. Though she lived to 76 and was terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, the Queen of Soul died without a will. As her four ...

Sotomayor Out Wth 2 New Books

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor got some unsolicited health advice the last time she wrote a book. The justice was diagnosed with diabetes as a child and discussed it as part of her 2013 autobiography. That prompted a grandmother to write. The woman reported she was ...

Nothing More

It’s not every day that a band finds itself nominated for a Grammy in just about all of the subcategories in its genre. It is even more rare that that band has not yet found the notariety to be headlining major shows. That’s the very position Nothing More found itself in this past ...

Adkins, Keith Bring American Country To Casino

SALAMANCA — Few musicians are celebrated as patriotic as Toby Keith and Trace Adkins. Their brand of country music drew a capacity crowd to the outdoor concert area at the Seneca Allegany Casino, Aug. 24. Adkins sauntered onto the stage and performed a set that lived up to expectation. ...

Bergman Brawl 2 Is Sunday At Festival

Southern Tier Wrestling will soon be bringing its high-energy pro-wrestling to Jamestown once again with Bergman Brawl 2. As part of the 39th Annual Greater Jamestown Labor Day Festival, the event will showcase matches from 1-3 p.m. on the Babe Ruth Baseball Field in Bergman Park on Baker ...

Emmy Nominee Shows Wisdom Beyond Her Years

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy nominee Millie Bobby Brown continues to show wisdom beyond her years. The 14-year old “Stranger Things” star, who is no stranger to social media trolls, hopes young people can “rise above the hate” and “not let anyone change you.” Before a panel discussion ...

West Coast Celtic

One would think that naming a band would have its challenges. Whether the name is cute, outrageous, or it has no meaning at all, it still supposed to describe the band in some way. It wasn’t any of those ways for The Town Pants. Yes that is the name of the band — The Town ...

Madonna Didn’t Intend To Do Franklin Tribute

NEW YORK (AP) — Madonna says she wasn’t asked and didn’t intend to do a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the MTV Video Music Awards. The pop star was scorched online for telling a lengthy story about Franklin on Monday’s show that had more to do with herself than the Queen of Soul, who ...

Queen Of Soul Also Leaves Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

Aretha Franklin, who was born and rose to fame during the segregation era and went on to sing at the inauguration of the first black president, often used her talent, fortune and platform to inspire millions of black Americans and support the fight for racial equality. “The earth lost a lot ...

Just Plain Fun

Genre blending. Ragtime. Dixieland jazz. Rock. Swing. 1920s blues. Hot jazz. Preservationist. Time traveler. Vaudevillian glamor. Theatrical. Intoxicating. Whatever you want to label it, Blair Crimmins and The Hookers are just plain fun. It’s the kind of music that instantly puts a smile ...

Slayer Plays Last Time In Western New York

DARIEN CENTER — When they announced that this trip around was going to be the last, Slayer fans may have started looking for shows close to them. It was with good reason. On Aug. 3 it was the band’s final performance in western New York. Taking the stage with precision at 9:20 p.m. at ...

Hemingway Story Found, Published

NEW YORK (AP) — The themes and trappings are familiar for an Ernest Hemingway narrative: Paris, wartime, talk of books and wine and the scars of battle. But the story itself has been little known beyond the scholarly community for decades: “A Room on the Garden Side,” written in 1956, ...

‘The Bachelorette,’ New Fiance Are Ready To Move Ahead

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s “Bachelorette” Becca Kufrin and her new fiance, Garrett Yrigoyen, hope to move forward after controversy. Shortly after the season premiere, it was discovered that Yrigoyen had liked Instagram posts that mocked transgender people, feminists and Parkland, Florida, ...