Arts/Entertainment

Gone Digital

He traded in his typewriter for a computer, and word processing program. Not really, but the books of the late recluse author J.D. Salinger have gone digital. According to The Associated Press, Salinger’s publisher Little, Brown and Company said all four of his works, including “The ...

Write Now: Keep Any Distractions To A Bare Minimum

Have you ever been in a writing groove where you have written about 1,000 words during your session? I mean you have turned a page (no pun intended) with your writing and your project is beginning to take shape. And then you hear your phone. It’s either a text message from one of your ...

Bluegrass Festival Making A Comeback In Mayville

MAYVILLE — After a 10 year hiatus, the Mayville Bluegrass Festival is returning Aug. 17. The one-day event will be held on the grounds of the new Big Inlet Brewing facility just outside of Mayville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chautauqua Rails to Trails, a nonprofit ...

‘Curse Of The Comet’

RIPLEY — In a mission to help renovate the Ripley Library, the Ripley Library Players, are performing “The Curse of The Comet” The acting group delivered its third performance of the dinner/murder mystery in which the audience tries to solve the case through interaction with the ...

Iron Maiden Comes Back To Buffalo

BUFFALO — OK. What can be said about the supposed best heavy metal band in existence taking the stage and showing off a catalogue of 16 tracks, covering over 40 years in a two-hour block? Let’s call it an Iron Maiden fan’s dream. Start with the 61 year-old voice of Iron Maiden, Bruce ...

Setting The Tone

You will see him behind his turntable spinning songs for his audience. He is just not a disc jockey spinning songs, but he is an artist, creator, producer who cares about music. He knows the history behind the songs he spins because he grew up listening to those songs and researched the ...

Power Ballads Are Anthems — Messages That Need To Be Heard

Because of social media and the internet, it would seem that no matter where one goes, music has a prominent role. Whether it is in the foreground by choice or in the background, it may remind one of a particular time in one’s life. I am no stranger to it as well. I could be in a check-out ...

Nugent To Play North Tonawanda Monday

When an artist has been on stage for five decades, playing memorable riffs and singing songs known the world over, many would think the time has come to let the hits stand and move to enjoy life. Nothing could be farther from the mind of Ted Nugent. Nugent will perform at The Riviera Theatre ...

The Raven Age Stops In Buffalo Tuesday

The famous Tower of London is home to a conspiracy of ravens. These ravens are shrouded in legend and are venerated. It is said that if these birds were to disappear, either through the death of all of them or they escape and fly away, it means the demise of the United Kingdom and the fall of ...

Arts Groups Brings ‘Chicago’ To Salamanca

SALAMANCA — The longest-running American musical in Broadway history will come to the Ray Evans Seneca Theater when the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association brings local talent to the stage for its version of “Chicago.” Performers from Jamestown, Salamanca, Olean, Bradford, Pa. ...

Fantastic Voyage

ASHVILLE — They needed a larger boat. To prepare for a transatlantic voyage, Henry and Julie Danielson had to learn new sailing methods and prepare for any health and mechanical scenarios that were possible while enroute. Danielson previously wrote a book on the experience he and his ...

Write Now: Don’t Change Your Writing Process If It Works For You

I have written before about the writing process. The writing process has five components: brainstorming, rough draft, editing, revising, and publishing. Some writers follow it with their own tweaks, and some writers don’t follow it and make up their own process and plan. Whatever way you ...

In Review: The Struts, Glorious Sons Perform In Buffalo

BUFFALO — If you take David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger, and maybe a bit of Elton John together, That’s what you’d have in the person of Luke Spiller for The Struts. The Struts arrival on the main stage of music has announced the resurgence of what may be termed as the best of ...

‘A Dog’s Journey’ To Be Shown At Opera House

FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the family film, “A Dog’s Journey,” starring Dennis Quaid. It will be screened on Saturday and Tues., Aug. 6, at 7:30 p.m. The screening is rescheduled from this past week when technical issues at the Opera House ...

‘West Side Story’ Auditions Set At JCC

Jamestown Community College will hold auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 28 for its fall musical, “West Side Story.” Auditions will be held in Scharmann Theatre, located in Sheldon Center. Those auditioning must be able to perform a song from the musical and should wear comfortable ...

Exception To The Rule

Longevity is the goal for any band. Many bands make it to perform with only a handful of original members, if that. There’s a band out of Boston, Mass. that is the exception to the rule. After 27 years, Ryan Miller, Adam Gardner, and Brian Rosenworcel are still together, with a fourth, ...

4 Students Receive Piano Award

Jackson Fowler, Madeline DeJoy, Amerasia Miller and Annika Hedin, students of area piano teacher Andrew Schmidt, each recently received a distinguished award from the National Guild of Piano Teachers. Fowler received the Guild’s Paderewski Award. DeJoy, Miller, and Hedin each received the ...

EPAC Headed To Championships

RANDOLPH — Members of Expressions Performing Arts Center’s EPAC Revolution Dance Company have had a busy year of travels competing and performing throughout New York and Pennsylvania. After winning their regional competition early this year in Syracuse, with the Nexstar National talent ...

In Review: Psychedelic Furs Rock Docks At Canalside

BUFFALO — Post-Punk. Alternative. New Wave. It all fits when you’re talking about a band with the sound and the history of Psychedelic Furs. The Butler brothers brought their unique sound to the stage at Canalside, July 18, and it had a feeling of nostalgia and great music all ...