Arts/Entertainment

Prime Time With Kids: Kids And Chores

The word was out from the fire marshal in California’s Santa Cruz mountains to remove dry brush, firewood and debris close to cabins and homes, to help protect them from possible wildfires. My summer neighbor, Stephanie Timmerman, and her three granddaughters heeded the call and worked ...

Front Porch Sound

Two acts deeply rooted in contemporary Americana will take the Shawbucks stage next week as “Rolling Hills Radio” forges ahead into the second stretch of its eighth season. The program will feature the duo of Geoff Goodhue and Nick Vandenberg — who go by their surnames when they ...

KSU Chorale To Perform At Chautauqua Institution Today

CHAUTAUQUA — The voices of the Kent State University Chorale will be on display, free of charge, on the Chautauqua Institution grounds this week. The flagship choral ensemble of Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at ...

Needles And Pins

Change has always been an enemy of mine. Accepting the impermanence of life has been a lifelong struggle. I feel I’ve always been rather sensitive, and that sensitivity tends to be most fully on display when I’m faced with sudden unanticipated and uncontrollable shifts in my regular ...

Seeking The Northern Star — To Freedom

Editor’s Note: This is the first of several columns on the Underground Railroad in Chautauqua County. Those interested in contacting me with facts, photos and/or narratives on this topic, please write to me at upstatemuse@gmail.com. Special thanks to Norman Carlson of the Busti Historical ...

Cajun Cooking

The current trend toward Cajun foods found on restaurant menus does not appropriately represent Cajun cooking, according to Mitchel Ortego, a resident of Bemus Point who grew up in Southern Louisiana. “I’m a Cajun and we didn’t grow up eating fire hot food,” he says, referring to ...

New Local Band Feverhawk To Make Live Debut Friday At Mojo’s

Mojo’s Music Bar will be the setting for the premiere of a new, original band comprised of familiar faces in the local music scene this weekend. Feverhawk will make its live debut Friday at the 104 E. Second St. music venue, where it will share the stage with the hard-hitting Warren, Pa., ...

Frewsburg Native To Be Featured In UB Art Exhibit

BUFFALO — Bernard Aaron Dolecki has never shied away from broadening his creative horizons through the usage of interactive art. This weekend, the Frewsburg native now in pursuit of a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University at Buffalo will continue this trend with the premiere of his ...

At Winter’s End

On the first and second days of March, after a kind respite in late February, we awoke to a fierce, white world. At 2 a.m., wind howled in from an odd direction, shaking trees, throwing branches, waking us from sleep. Ominous and haunting, the weather seeped into our homes through cracks and ...

Lofty Dreams

By the time Nick Rhinehart last appeared on this page on July 13, 2002, at the age of 14, he had already been telling his family for 11 years that he was going to work in a restaurant. Throughout the years he cooked with his grandmother, Audrey Rhinehart, and by the time he was 8 or 9 years ...

Flash Of The Past

FALCONER — The era of greased hair, poodle skirts and early rock ‘n roll is coming to Falconer’s Jr.-Sr. high school auditorium this weekend, with three performances of “Bye Bye Birdie” scheduled. The school will present its production of the popular stage musical, which ...

‘Back Room Radio Hour’ To Feature Gould, Ward Tonight

Trinity Guitars is preparing to feature an evening of pure homegrown talent in the live taping of its next episode of “Back Room Radio Hour” tonight. The WRFA-LP 107.9 FM affiliate will highlight original music written by Jamestown's own Adam Gould and area musician Bill Ward, who is ...

Homeward Bound

For the past month Cold Lazarus has been creating in the heart of Jamestown, and it’s been rather refreshing. Over the first 14 months of our time as a band we bounced around with surprising consistency in trying to find a permanent rehearsal space. From our first practice in Adam’s ...

Where Does The Time Go?

Sometimes things work out better than you could expect. A few weeks ago my 17-year-old nephew, Zac, graduated high school early. To celebrate, my sister and her husband booked an all expenses paid trip for four to Cancun, Mexico. Plans fell through for my nephew’s friend and knowing I have ...

Color Rush

Every now and then a game you want to just try turns into a game you can’t stop playing. I’ve mentioned it before and it can’t be said enough, if you own a PS4 and have yet to subscribe to PS Plus, $59 for the entire year (and always on sale for $39 around the holidays), then ...

Maple Mania

Recently, I was pleased to witness how 3 C’s Catering has grown in services and outreach since my first visit on June 20, 1998, when it was a fledgling startup. My quest was to talk about maple syrup and I wasn’t disappointed. “My family has been making maple syrup, starting on a ...

New Challenger

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Allegany Events Center is further bolstering its star-studded lineup over the coming months. The Salamanca entertainment venue recently announced the addition of a Saturday, May 5, concert by musical icon Jackson Browne and a Saturday, May 12, “King of the Cage” ...

Little Theatre To Present ‘The 39 Steps’ Starting Next Week

This month's upcoming stage production of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre has its small, but talented cast testing their multi-tasking abilities as they prepare for opening night. The 18 E. Second St. theater group will present its adaptation of John Buchan's "The 39 Steps" starting next ...

Hindsight

I’ve been learning a lot about the various factors behind success, both as a musician and in other pursuits, over the past year. One of these factors that had never revealed its vital role in this regard to me before is to be genuinely kind and courteous to all around you. This principle ...

Nier: Automata

Samurai sword-wielding androids battling an alien robot force on a desolate earth thousands of years in the future sounds like a tough sell. Toss in the oftentimes crude Japanese humor, haunting soundtrack and multiple gameplay adjustments and it sounds like an even more difficult sell. ...