×

Arts/Entertainment

Laughter Heals

During her show, Paula Poundstone likes interacting with her audience. She said she has taken cues from the audience by reacting to the audience’s reaction. And sometimes, she remembers something from her past, and adds more humor to the already humorous exchange. “The audience is ...

Write Now: Doors That Were Locked Are Opened By Classical Music

I have two words that helped forge my listening skills — classical music. I had a love-hate relationship with classical music. That relation was mostly because I didn’t give it time to wash over me. When I let in classical music, it opened up doors that were previously locked. Because of ...

Reg Lenna Kicks Off Season

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts is kicking off its new season Saturday with a block party, tours of the newly-renovated facilities and a performance by stand-up comedian Paula Poundstone. The block party will be free and open to the public between 5-7:30 p.m. Beer, wine, soda, water and ...

Merchant Honored With Lennon Real Love Award

NEW YORK (AP) — At this stage of her life, Natalie Merchant is more proud of getting an honor named for John Lennon because of what it says about her activism than her music. The singer is the sixth recipient of the John Lennon Real Love Award, and will headline a tribute concert to the ...

Ex-Cinderella Frontman To Bring Sound To Casino

For many people, the late 1980s and early 1990s may be marked with a voice that has become iconic, that voice took them down a “Gypsy Road” in a “Long Cold Winter.” That voice may be a reminder that we really don’t appreciate what we have until we lose it, or that we are just ...

In Review: Chainsmokers, 5SOS Perform At KeyBank Center

BUFFALO — The Chainsmokers know how to create an environment that leaves one absolutely amazed and your senses on the verge of overload. To start, the stage was set up in a manner that had me thinking cyberpunk along the lines of William Gibson’s book, “Neuromancer,” or a scene from ...

Joyful Noise

There is something about Gospel Music that makes it call to you. Maybe it’s the harmonies, the chord progressions, the rhythms, or the musicianship. “It’s just the feeling, the way that sometimes it just moves your spirit,” said Vickye James of Emmanuel Baptist Church. “You can ...

Write Now: ‘Yes’ Or ‘No’ Questions Won’t Do In An Interview

In this space I sometimes write about writing which can be called meta-writing. When writing fiction, you usually delve into your mind to come up with the source information used for the text. The information comes from you and what you have experienced or been exposed to in your life. In ...

Orchestra Will Hold Performance Sunday

On Sunday, the Jamestown Area Community Orchestra will present a free concert at 4 p.m. at the First Covenant Church in Jamestown. Guest Conductor John Cross has programmed a variety of audience-friendly music, including “William Tell Overture,” “The New World Symphony,” and the ...

JJ Wilde To Play In Buffalo

Imagine having something in your bones, in the very make up of who you are, who you have been since childhood that drives you every step of the way, each and every day. Now, imagine that path, the thing you know you were meant to do just fades away and you have nothing left. That was almost ...

Nikki Misery: Shift Of Mindset Has Helped New Years Day

There are some that hold to the idea that your mindset has a direct effect on your physical health. When you find yourself in dark places, mentally, the physical degradation is not far behind. It is for these reasons that fans of the band, New Years Day, have seen a shift in the feel of the ...

MercyMe, Crowder, Tyler Play Night Of Uplifting Music

BUFFALO — Christian Contemporary music may get a bad reputation. Most of it is due to the roots of the music. Growing pains and learning the ropes made for a rough bit of time for the genre but lessons were learned, and Thursday, Oct. 3 was a night that three artists, Micah Tyler, Crowder, ...

Rocker Now Writer Liz Phair Dives Deep Into Emotion, And Memory

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When she began writing her new memoir, Liz Phair found she wanted to tell inside-the-mind stories, not behind-the-scenes stories. “I’m more interested in the life of a human being than I am about a path to career success,” said the 52-year-old ...

Various Roots

They travel abroad and learn about art, fashion, music, and other creations. Andrew McDermott and his wife Adrienne have created a company, Various Roots, that is more than a company. It may be a movement. “We want to play a role in breaking stereotypes to fight bigotry and increase ...

Write Now: Why Not Try A  Free Write Session

Have you ever sat down with a pen, pencil or at the computer and began a free write session. A free write is a somewhat similar to brainstorming, but you are not writing down words or ideas related to a specific topic. You are just writing down words. There is no rhyme or reason — just ...

Bassist Reflects On Time In MercyMe

It isn’t very often that the top of the genre gets together and hit sthe road. It is even rarer when those artists kick the tour off in Buffalo. That is exactly what’s going to happen today when MercyMe and Crowder start their tour at the KeyBank Arena in Buffalo with Micah Tyler. It’s ...

Micah Tyler To Perform In Buffalo

Imagine going from being a teen with a sense of calling that is not musical to being on stage with a couple of the largest bands in the genre in a matter of 10 years. That’s Micah Tyler’s story. “Music was not something I could ever do,” he recalled. “I was a youth minister at ...

Tesla Quartet To Perform Oct. 11

On Friday, Oct.11, the Tesla Quartet will be kicking off the Jamestown Concert Association’s 2019-2020 Season. This performance will take place at 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Jamestown. Forming in 2008 at The Julliard School, the Tesla Quartet went on to win ...

GWAR Gets Very Messy At The Town Ballroom

BUFFALO — GWAR may be known for the bombastic, over-the-top costumes and stage show but the music is impeccable. Not only are these guys great actors, to be able to pull off a mock trial during the set, but to play and move around the stage as they do, all of them are true ...

A Delight & Challenge

“Prepare to be entertained.” Those words were said by Chris Switala, who plays Leo Bloom in “The Producers.” Switala loves the role of Bloom, as well as the play. “I fell in love with the 1967 movie, with Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel, especially the Wilder role of Bloom. I ...