Arts/Entertainment

Susan Watson, Marijane Maricle, Paul Lynde, and Johnny Borden in Bye Bye Birdie.
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The Music Never Ends For Broadway Actress Susan Watson

Best known for her roles in musical theater, Tony-nominated actress and singer Susan Watson released a collection of 14 Broadway and jazz standards on her CD “The Music Never Ends” last fall. “Some of these tracks I had sung earlier in my career and others I had always heard and loved, ...

Tickets are available for the annual Bark N’ Brew charity fundraiser to benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, June 13, at the Southern Tier Brewing Company.

Tickets For Chautauqua County Humane Society Annual Fundraiser Now On Sale

Tickets are now available for the eighth annual Bark N’ Brew charity fundraiser to benefit the Chautauqua County Humane Society. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 13, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Southern Tier Brewing Company. This fundraising event provides a limited number of ...

Of Birthdays, Beginnings And Beyond

At 9:23 p.m. today, I will receive my official admission into the 30-something club. It’s pretty wild to think that everything I’ve ever known, thought and experienced has occurred in less than three decades; but on the other hand, just less than three decades has equated to an entire ...

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Singer Judy Collins Still Vocal On Social Issues

Whether singing her own words or those of others, the sublime vocal talent of pop/folk singer Judy Collins has been drawing audiences for over 50 years. But it’s a career that might never have happened. “I contracted polio as a child and later tuberculosis when I was in my early ...

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Photo Clubs Are Great Places To Learn And Grow

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! This week, I’d like to share with you some of my experiences with photo clubs and photos that were taken during photo walks. The photos are of my son Isaac in the first photo I presented to a photo club, the old movie projector taken ...

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Review: A Game 10 Years In The Making Still Managed To Feel Rushed In The End

I’ve spouted this line a few times here before, but “Final Fantasy XV” was the premier reason why I ever began looking into the purchase of a Playstation 4 Pro. It’s ironic in a way that months later it’s actually the rest of the system’s library that has me still playing and happy ...

Iyana Moore, a Jamestown native who now resides in Tempe, Ariz., published her first book, “Be Brave,” on March 3. The book is available for purchase or download via Amazon.
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Jamestown Native Iyana Moore Publishes First Book Digitally

A Jamestown native living now out West is still reveling in her newly obtained status as an author with the release of her first published work earlier this month. Iyana Moore, 23, has released her first book, entitled “Be Brave,” to strong reviews and unexpected success in the way of ...

In The Rapids

The battle is over and done, but the best is yet to come. Sunday’s Battle of the Bands at Mojo’s went surprisingly well for an event that saw eight different bands take the stage over the course of about seven hours. Everybody was courteous and things moved so smoothly it ended up running ...

Steven Cobb, director, pictured at center, and cast members of the original Jamestown play “Least Resistance” are pictured during a table read. The play features 22 local actors and discusses real-life stories of Jamestown area residents’ struggles with addiction and recovery. It will be performed at the Willow Bay Theater at 7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, April 28; Saturday, April 29; Friday, May 5; and Saturday; May 6.

Winged Ox Players To Present Original Play ‘Least Resistance’

An original play about addiction and recovery as told by actual Jamestown area residents will take center stage late next month and early May. With an opening date of Friday, April 28, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and The Winged Ox Players will feature more than 20 local cast members in ...

In the photos of the New York City skyline, I was shooting from the Staten Island Ferry and I was bobbing up and down trying to get a steady shot. When I took the photo, the city was falling to the left (top photo). After correcting the horizon, the photo is much more pleasing (bottom photo).                                                         Photos by Chad Ecklof

Levelling With Reality

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! Before we talk about photography today, I’d like to share a bit of my time at sea in the Navy. I remember when I was stationed aboard the USS Valley Forge, a guided missile Ticonderoga Class cruiser and we embarked on what would be the ...

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At Age 80, Ruth Buzzi Settles Down In Texas

Drab, handbag-wielding TV character Gladys Ormphby never met a celebrity she didn’t feel compelled to smack senseless at the slightest provocation. Short in both statue and patience, the feisty diminutive spinster’s victims — such as Dean Martin or Frank Sinatra — were more likely to ...

Dr. Thomas Stockman (Jonathan Young) lashes out at the town meeting as he recognizes the corruption in “Paragon Springs.”
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Something’s In The Water With ‘Paragon Springs’

The JCC Uncommoners unfolded the thought provoking drama “Paragon Springs,” by Steven Dietz that is an updated version of “An Enemy of the People,” penned in 1182 by Henrik Ibsen, the Father of Modern Drama. This production opened March 3 and was stage at the Scharmann Theatre on the ...

The Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will present their production of "Paragon Springs" at the Scharmann Theatre next month. Performances are set for: Friday, March 3; Saturday, March 4; Friday, March 10; and Saturday, March 11; all beginning at 8 p.m. A Sunday matinee is scheduled for March 5 at 2 p.m. Pictured above are cast members Jonathan Young and Skip Anderson.

JCC Uncommoners To Present ‘Paragon Springs’ Next Month

Although their upcoming production was written nearly a century ago, the Jamestown Community College Uncommoners will attempt to offer a subtle commentary on current events next month. The JCC theater group will perform its adaptation of Steven Dietz’ “Paragon Springs” over the first ...

Local musician Bryan Moore is set to release his first full-length, self-titled solo album in May.
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Bryan Moore To Release First Full-Length Solo Album

With many months of writing, rehearsing and recording behind him, Bryan Moore finally has something new to share with the community. The local musician is set to release a new, nine-track solo album, entitled simply “Bryan Moore,” in the coming months as he prepares for a show with his ...

For The Moment I Feel Free

What are some of the things you can do, activity-wise or otherwise, to bring you peace? For me, and this is probably the understatement of this column’s existence, it’s always been playing music; and I’ve always known this. But earlier this week I rediscovered it in a way that I ...

I Got A Name

Cold Lazarus. Yes, we finally have a name, folks! The new project, which currently includes my partners in rhythmic tonality Adam Gould and Marc Scapelitte, and will probably expand to include more eventually, is still forging ahead at a fervent and rapid pace. Thus far, we have five ...

Where The Sour Turns To Sweet

It’s nice to have finally learned to recognize and appreciate the moments when creativity finds me, instead of the other way around. I mentioned last week how this new band I’ve found myself in has benefited me from an artistic standpoint, but I’ve also discovered some emotional and ...

Nothing Is Sound

  A new year doesn’t always necessitate a new beginning for everyone, but I think a lot of people do try and see it as an opportunity to explore new horizons. For me, obviously, this translates to the consideration of new musical endeavors. Last month, I started up a new, ...

Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will feature live performances by The Bogarts during the taping of its upcoming Thursday, Jan. 12, episode.
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‘BRRH’ To Feature Burke, Parker, Bogarts In Taping

With the start of a new year comes a fresh installment of Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour,” this time featuring a lineup of roots connoisseurs and alt-country purveyors. Presented by WRFA-LP 107.9 FM, the upcoming program will hold its live taping at Trinity Guitars’ 800 W. ...

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The Many Colors Of Black And White

Welcome to another edition of Let’s Talk Photography! It’s a brand new year and I’m looking forward to getting out and shooting and learning more about my camera and the light that I’m capturing. This week, I’m going to ask you to consider all the colors that exist in a black and ...