Arts/Entertainment

Julia Roberts, Sissy Spacek Co-Star In ‘Homecoming’

TORONTO (AP) — Julia Roberts and Sissy Spacek, two big-smiling big-screen legends, were remembering the first time they met. It was when Roberts, then 13, took a trip to New York to visit her older brother, the actor Eric Roberts, who was making 1981’s “Raggedy Man” with Spacek and ...

‘Whole Lotta Love’

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Page once painted a dragon, and used it to slay. The guitar guru was so bursting with creative inspiration 50 years ago that he felt compelled to pick up a brush and use his skills from art school to take poster paints to his favorite instrument, a 1959 Fender ...

‘Newsies’ To Open At Scharmann Theatre

Wow and double wow to director Julie Costantini, producer Steven Gustafson, and choreographers Jennie Cross and Jordan Spencer for an outstanding production of “Newsies,” presented at Jamestown Community College’s Scharmann Theatre. The play, written by Harvey Fierstein, with composer ...

Soprano To Sing At St. Luke’s

The Jamestown Concert Association presents the second concert in its 2018-19 concert series of Dedicated to Great Music on Friday when soprano Deborah Selig, baritone David McFerrin, and pianist Jerry Noble perform in Jamestown at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St. In ...

Out Of Comfort Zone

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is the final in a series by members of the Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band. So much work is done behind the scenes — planning, preparing, and practicing — that most people only see the finished project — the performance. JHS competes in New ...

Stop The Presses

They have stopped delivering newspapers — and for good reason. The newsies or newsboys don’t want to be taken advantage of, so they are throwin’ down their papers, so the newspapers they work for are kept honest. Set in New York City in 1899, Newsies focuses on Jack Kelly, a ...

Museum Obtains Conductor’s Baton

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum has obtained a new relic from the death camp that Nazi Germany operated during World War II: the baton of the inmate orchestra’s conductor. The 32-centimeter (13-inch) wood-and-ivory baton with a plaque reading “F. Nierychlo 1940 (A)” was ...

Hoagland, Prize-Winning Poet Dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Hoagland, a prize-winning poet admired for his candor and sharp, off-beat humor, has died at age 64. Jeff Shotts, executive editor of Graywolf Press, told The Associated Press that Hoagland died Tuesday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The cause was pancreatic ...

Harry Potter Party Crafts Are Thriving

For crafty Harry Potter fans, throwing a party themed to the stories can be the ultimate DIY labor of love. Two excuses for throwing a Harry Potter party are coming soon: Halloween and the November release of the franchise’s latest movie, “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.” ...

What’s Next For #MeToo Movement

NEW YORK (AP) — By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears. The words “Me Too,” the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, “reverberating off every ...

Actress Jolie Seeks Support For Refugees

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie said Tuesday the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans from their country has led to a “shocking” migrant crisis in South America that was “predictable and preventable.” Jolie was ending a three-day visit to Peru as a ...

‘Luke Cage’ Canceled By Netflix

The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of “Marvel’s Luke Cage” after two seasons. The news Friday surprised fans and came soon after Netflix axed another live-action Marvel series, “Iron Fist.” Both are part of The Defenders world and ordered ...

Delilah Shares Advice About Losing Child

NEW YORK (AP) — One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18. She took some time away from her job to grieve but is now back on the air and also has a new book out ...

Accepted

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is third in a series by members of the Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band. So much work is done behind the scenes — planning, preparing, and practicing — that most people only see the finished project — the performance. JHS competes in New York ...

Write Now: Front Man Makes Being On Stage Look Easy

The front man is back. In some ways the front man never left at all. I refer to a lead singer of a band as the front man because it’s usually the lead singer that connects with the audience. Whether he has a guitar slung over his shoulder or he just commands a presence alone from behind ...

Mario The Maker Magician Returns For Mini Maker Faire

“We can do no great things — only small things with great love.” Mario Marchese’s humble approach to entertaining thousands of children is best summed up by his favorite quote. It’s a mindset he’s lived by since he first decided to become a full-time magician 12 years ago. “I ...

In Review: Perry Breaks Silence With New Release

Steve Perry, “Traces” (Fantasy Records) Steve Perry has been away for quite a while but he’s never really been gone. From the unforgettable use of “Don’t Stop Believin’” on the last “The Sopranos” episode to the way his former band found a new, sound-alike singer on the ...

SUNY Fredonia To Hold Saturday Event

FREDONIA — The essence of wonder and the joy of experimentation returns Saturday with the Fredonia Mini Maker Faire. Many come for a few minutes and end up staying for the day. The third annual event, which takes place on the SUNY Fredonia campus inside the Williams and Science centers ...

Chenez To Perform At JCC

Operatic countertenor Ray Chenez will perform a recital in Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Reception Hall at noon Wednesday, Oct. 24. The program is free and open to the public. Prior to the recital, Chenez will present lectures at 8 and 11 a.m. to students in JCC’s music ...

The Mowing Had To Wait; So What?

Last Monday, we finally got caught up with our mowing. But in the field below the pond, the zero-turn mower left mud-brown tracks even though the blades of grass were fully dried from two consecutive days of sunshine and warm temperatures. The water that moistened those tracks was from the ...