Arts/Entertainment

Fundraiser

The Eagle will land again. This time it will be in Lakewood at Southern Tier Brewing Company as part of The Great American Picnic, a fundraiser for WRFA. According to General Manager Dennis Drew, the picnic has been in place since 2012. This year, Drew said, the picnic is Tuesday, and ...

Write Now: Writing Techniques May Help

When an athlete performs at the highest level, some would say he is in the zone or experiencing a flow state. Writers, too, can experience a flow state, but in a somewhat different form. There are some techniques, stream of consciousness, free write, mashup, and brainstorming where ...

Author Releases New Edition Of Book

ASHVILLE — Family inspires her to write. For Mary Carlson, her experiences as a child, as a parent and as a grandparent are often used to inspire her in her writing. Carlson said she is not short of ideas when writing a story. As an author, the Ashville native has had the opportunity to ...

Unique Experience

For Todd Wagner, it was love at first direction. “About 12 years ago is when I dabbled into it (directing). Somebody said ‘Hey, you’ve been on stage a long time. You know what actors like, and what they need to get from you.’ So, I was a little nervous, but I did a small production ...

Write Now: A Shared Vocabulary Is Best When Words Have Multiple Meanings

Different subjects have different vocabularies and affect how readers and writers cycle through different vocabularies. So, I pondered a bit more and realized that students probably have to cycle through different vocabularies as well. This is why developing one’s vocabulary is ...

Light And Air Fills Dance Studio

Step into the Studio Dance Conservatory and you’re in a space filled with light and air. There’s a golden wood floor, multiple windows, a wall of mirrors, beams and walls painted white, and, above the rafters, yards and yards of pleated white muslin cover the ceiling. It’s here that ...

New Instructors Are Welcomed At Infinity Arts

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts welcomes two new instructors. Marie Stewart and Joanna Roberts have joined the Infinity Team. Stewart is currently offering private and group instruction in various art mediums, including painting, abstract paint, and functional artwork, and Roberts is ...

Chautauqua ‘Opera Invasions’ Set To Visit Area Schools

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to present a series of “Opera Invasions” featuring Chautauqua Opera artists performing “The Barber of Seville in California,” a bilingual adaptation of Rossini’s opera, in local schools, including the selected dates and locations. ...

Hometown Memories

Devin Murphy is not afraid of a challenge. The author points outs that sometimes writing may involve tapping into memories in his own life. For that reason, Murphy loves writing. “I love the challenge of the work. There’s always a problem to figure out or a surprise that comes from ...

Write Now: Hearing A Phrase Makes You Stop And Ponder About Context

Sometimes, you hear a phrase. And it lingers awhile. You hear the phrase, and immediately you understand the context in which it was said. I recently heard a phrase and it made me ponder a bit. “You need to see the whole field.” When I heard it, I thought of an athlete focusing on ...

Community Service

WRFA has new space — three studios plus a live room in which bigger events can be broadcast. “They are fantastic,” WRFA General Manager Dennis Drew said of the studios. The low-power FM radio station is also celebrating 15 years on the air and with it trying to raise money for new ...

Write Now: Marketing Can Be Difficult For Authors

I’m just spitballin’ here. Maybe I’m not. Really, I have been thinking about this for a long time. To me, it seems, a musician can remake a different version of one of his songs, and release it at the same time as the original version. An artist can use different colors on another ...

Foundation Awards Its Largest Grant

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation recently awarded its largest, single grant to the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. The grant closed the final funding gap to complete the renovation of six of the seven buildings surrounding the historic theater. “The completion of this renovation ...

In Review: A Stately Visit —Avatar Performs In Buffalo

BUFFALO — The night of music Avatar happened to headline at The Town Ballroom was definitely a happening. From setting foot in the venue, it was apparent that the night was going to be a special one; not just for metal fans but for fans of music and theatrics, and fun. The front of the ...

Total Concept

For his new album, Mike Brunacini had a goal in mind and he knew what it took to get there. Since 2007, Brunacini has been laying down tracks, writing and rewriting lyrics, so he could give his project the justice it deserved. “This album took 12 years to make, but not 12 continuous ...

Write Now: Rhythm, Tempo May Shape One’s Writing

I was walking the other day, and I noticed that I don’t walk at the same tempo. When walking, I guess the tempo may be arbitrary, but it’s something that stays with me. Tempo has a lot to do with my writing. Sometimes words and ideas come together very quickly and they fall onto the page. ...

Without Perry, ‘Beverly Hills’ Cast Readies For Reboot

NEW YORK (AP) — At an event promoting the upcoming slate of Fox shows, the cast of the “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot remembered their castmate Luke Perry, who died earlier this year. “Luke was a huge part of our ‘90210’ family, and personally Luke was a very large part of my ...

Jam Time

On Saturdays they get all dolled up. And for good reason. https://youtu.be/jZh_bJ9ukPE Members of the Warrin’ Wrecking Dolls Roller Derby Team are waiting for their chances to be competitive and let out their frustrations. In other words, they can’t wait to knock people around. Team ...

Write Now: An Author Should Be In Writing Shape

Before, in another state, in another time zone, I worked with a man who told me he was writing a novel. I told him that I had self-published a novel, “The Followers: Mind Freeze,” and I would like to read some of his work. He looked at me in silence. I waited for an ...

Alberstadt Bringing Sarcasm To Tropicana

Stand-up comedian Keith Alberstadt has prepared a set based on his past couple years of marriage, and people will get to see the family-friendly show at the Tropicana Room on Friday. Somewhat newly married and willing to make fun of himself, his wife and his in-laws, Alberstadt feels like his ...