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NEW YORK (AP) — With Broadway shuttered amid the coronavirus pandemic, producers of the annual Tony Awards have postponed this year’s celebration of American theater. The show was originally scheduled for June 7 but the virus forced all 41 Broadway theaters to go dark and caused ...

Write Now: If You Have To Be Home, Then Make Most Of It

OK, so most of us have been asked to work at home. It’s easy for some, but not for others. I’ve been over that. Since you have been asked to be home, due to circumstances beyond your control, and only can go out for essential things, then why not make the most of your ...

The Show Must Go On

NEW YORK (AP) — The spreading coronavirus canceled several touring performances from A-list musical artists, but those acts have found a new venue to sing: their living rooms. John Legend, Bono, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Pink, John Mayer, Keith Urban and more have held virtual concerts ...

Write Now: What About Workers Who Can’t Afford To Work At Home?

You hear a phrase, and it sticks with you. It’s a phrase that has a harmless intent. It’s meant to be a boon. Usually when the phrase “Work from home” is mentioned, people may think that option may work (no pun intended) for them. The benefits of working from home may outweigh ...

Ordered Chaos

“A happy train wreck, and non-stop chaos.” That’s how Zander Chase described “Clue,” a play to be performed at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre. The play is based on the film and the Hasbro board game, adapted from Jonathan Lynn’s screenplay, with additional material by Hunter ...

Randolph To Perform ‘Sister Act’

RANDOLPH — Put on your disco attire and take a step back into 1970s Philadelphia, where lounge singer Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder and must be put in protective custody in the one place she won’t be found—a convent. Disguised as a nun, Deloris finds herself at odds with both ...

Several Move On In Talent Contest

Chautauqua’s Got Talent, completed the second night of the five- night competition, Monday. The 11th season of Chautauqua’s Got Talent at The Spire Theater began March 2 at 7 p.m. with 25 qualifying contestants with a diverse group of singers, instrumentalists, dancers, percussionists, ...

Page To Stage

Sometimes all it takes is an idea. And for Jennifer Davis’ idea, it will be realized Friday and Saturday as an original musical “Cast Party” will premiere At Chautauqua Lake Central School. Davis, the musical’s director said the idea came to her in March of 2019 when she was ...

‘Fiddler’ To Be Performed At Falconer

FALCONER — The students of Falconer High School take to the stage to perform “Fiddler on the Roof” Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Falconer High School auditorium. The musical is based on the life of a philosophical Jewish milkman, Tevye, who explains the customs of the Jewish ...

Southwestern Set To Stage Performance Of ‘All Shook Up’

Southwestern High School’s production of the musical “All Shook Up” will be performed Thursday, March 12 to Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 7 p.m. March is Music in Our Schools Month and the public is welcome to enjoy one Elvis Presley song after another as the Trojans weave together this ...

Chautauqua’s Got Talent Contest Begins Season

Performing artists took to the stage at The Spire Theater on Monday to compete in Chautauqua’s Got Talent contest. The 11th season began with 25 qualifying contestants which included singers, instrumentalists, dancers, percussionists, and visual entertainment. Each contestant was given 90 ...

Rojo Mojo

The bullet points on Rojo Perez’s biography tell one story, but the finer details tell a much different one. On paper, it might make sense to ask, what was the transition like moving from Puerto Rico to Florida before pursuing a career in standup comedy? But in speaking to the young comedian, ...

JHS Senior Wins Poetry Competition

“Why won’t they let her go?” asked Jamestown High School senior Brianna Bommireddipalli, shaking her head at the Poetry Out Loud judges to win first place in the Western New York Regional competition held in Brockport on Feb. 12. Now, she will be heading to New York City for the state ...

Broadway’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Goes Big At MSG

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of “To Kill a Mockingbird” ditched its somber Broadway home Wednesday for the cavernous Madison Square Garden, performing the play for 18,000 school kids in an electric one-time-only performance that one actor called “primal.” It marks the first time a ...

Writer Cussler Dead At 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Cussler, the million-selling adventure writer and real-life thrill-seeker who wove personal details and spectacular fantasies into his page-turning novels about underwater explorer Dirk Pitt, has died, his publisher said Wednesday. Cussler died Monday at his home in ...

The Power Of Three

For members of the Southern California band, Finding Georgia, it’s never about inflated egos. It’s about collaboration. For Jamestown native Rob Hilburger, he wanted to begin playing original music again. The guitarist, who has been living in California, since 2000, said he had been ...

Students Get Help Writing Lyrics

As part of a local partnership team consisting of Chautauqua Institution, Jamestown Public Schools and the Chautauqua Lake Central School District and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Partners in Education Program, Baba Bomani, a Washington, D.C., artist recently guided Ring ...

Gorka To Play RHR Monday

John Gorka is a singer-songwriter who first got attention as the winner of the coveted “New Folk Award” at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1984. From there, his career took off. He became one of the leading lights of what is now referred to as the “new folk movement” with its beginnings ...

Perfect Backdrop

Everyone is scared of something. It’s no different for Emily Sweet. That’s why the producer and actress is shooting, “Highway,” a sub-genre Christmas horror movie in Jamestown. She thinks the city is the perfect winter backdrop. She wants to showcase the city, so the film ...