Arts/Entertainment

Upcoming JCC Art Exhibit To Highlight Disease, Recovery

An upcoming art exhibit to be held jointly at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses will explore and visualize disease and recovery through the works of Elizabeth Jameson and Ted Meyer. The exhibition will be displayed simultaneously at the Weeks Gallery in ...

Scrambled Eggs

By now the i’s have been dotted, the t’s have been crossed and Cold Lazarus will officially be opening for Boss Tweed and the Carpetbaggers in Buffalo next month. It’s very possible that nobody reading this column has even heard of Boss Tweed and the Carpetbaggers — the band, that is ...

The Growing Up Swedish Cookbook For Life

From as far back as I can remember, I sat at the kitchen table with my family and enjoyed a hot cup of coffee, rich with cream and sugar. Later in life, I drank it black. Now in my later years, I drink it with cream. Coffee was our primary drink. The adults drank it morning, noon and night. ...

Toast To The Coast

T.J. Sadowski remembers his interest in food and cooking began around the age of 9, but his first glimpse inside a professionally-run kitchen happened when he was 12 years old. “My father was in the military and my mom took me to work with her at a convention center on a night when she ...

Sounds Unique

Trinity Guitars will play host to an evening with Americana up-and-comers The Brothers Blue in next week’s episode of “Back Room Radio Hour.” The WRFA-LP 107.9 FM-affiliated monthly program will feature the Upstate New York trio in its next installment, spotlighting the group’s ...

Latin Ensemble Tropicante To Perform At JCC Feb. 8

A Latin music ensemble will pay a visit to students of Jamestown Community College next week to educate them on Latin culture, language and diversity. Tropicante will perform a variety of Latin dance music in the JCC Student Union on Thursday, Feb. 8, from 8-10 p.m. The ensemble’s lively ...

Making The Grade

After two day-long recording sessions the Elektra Kings are slightly more than halfway through the process of producing a full-length album. We first arrived at Lightning Boy Recording Studio in North Collins on Saturday morning and began the lengthy and, I’ll admit, confusing, conversation ...

Leave No Trace

Once, a long time ago in Chautauqua County, gray wolves ran wild in the Town of Stockton way out by the Kabob Swamp, south of Cassadaga, west of Sinclairville. Though our early history of the county is spotty, we find reputable evidence that those wolves terrified residents (and consumed ...

Washington Figural Bottles

Figural bottles were being made by the ancient Egyptians by 1546 B.C. That’s more than 5,000 years ago. But collectors couldn’t find many to collect until the early 1800s, when manufacturers started using them to sell whiskey or bitters medicine to an individual customer. Before that, most ...

Cooking From Scratch

“When I first got married I really didn’t know how to cook,” says Cora Morrison of Conewango. She can laugh now, but remembers her husband bringing home a side of beef and crying because she didn’t know how to cook it. She attributes a lot of her cooking expertise to her ...

‘Spark Emotion’

The Lucille Ball Little Theatre is set to present a modern and localized take on an old-fashioned Broadway musical. The local theater company will open its production of “Send Me No Flowers” this weekend with 7:30 p.m. performances Friday and Saturday, and a 2 p.m. matinee performance ...

Auditions Announced For Annual ‘Chautauqua’s Got Talent’

County residents of all talents and trades are again welcome to participate in the countywide “Chautauqua’s Got Talent” competition. It was announced recently that auditions for the ninth annual, five-week talent show will be held Monday, Feb. 19, at the Spire Theater, beginning at 7 ...

A Record Month

This has been a rather album-oriented month for me. As I’ve widely publicized, we in Cold Lazarus released our full-length debut online last week and have already seen a 400 percent increase in our monthly Spotify listeners as a result. We followed up our weekend release with a show at ...

Lament For A Dog Lost

Today someone posted on Chautauqua Missing Pets a photo of a dog, uncollared, in the wind and snow on a road by the airport. The person who posted the photo, Maddie Samuelson, said she tried to catch him, that he even came up to her car window at one point and clearly needed help, that he ...

4 Pressing Questions Ahead Of Tuesday’s Oscar Nominations

NEW YORK — Oscar nominations balloting might be finished but Hollywood’s “Me Too” moment has kept right on going. When Academy Awards nominations are announced Tuesday morning, it might be a brief, celebratory reprieve for an industry enflamed by sexual harassment scandals and gender ...

Passion Project

“I have always been interested in cooking,” says Alyssa Crossley. “I started making cinnamon rolls when I was about 12.” The Frewsburg woman tells how her mother, Sherry Crossley, does a lot of cooking and how her grandmother, Linda Crossley, also cooks a lot and always has ...

Love Of Music

As it turns out, compiling 83 years of memories into a single source is no easy feat, even when the material is a composite of one’s own life. Such was the experience of Jim Beatty, a world-renowned traditional jazz clarinetist with Jamestown roots, when he set about crafting his recently ...

Winter Soup And A Song Series Continues At St. Susan Center

On Saturday, Jan. 27, St. Susan Center will again open its doors to host the Winter Soup and a Song Series. The entertainment will be provided by Brandon and Heidi Hatch. The pair met while on tour with “Heartsong,” a band centered out of Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, and ...

New Album Alert

So, remember back a few months ago when I was trying to give you weekly updates on how the Cold Lazarus album was coming? And how those updates kind of fizzled out when I had nothing new to report? Well, this is the week where it all pays off, because five months after we first entered the ...

Wintering Through

Since Christmas, the landscape has been white and the air bitter cold. I worry about the feral cats nearby and put out shelters for them though they pay no mind. They do come by to eat on the front and back porches. I know only by the footprints in snow. They live their lives on the edges of ...