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Arts/Entertainment

Gathering Information

Interviewing is not an easy skill to master. For journalists, interviewing is essential to their jobs. They need to have good interviewing skills or they may not be successful at their jobs. Interviewing is not just asking questions. Interviewing is also listening and understanding. For ...

For Treyger, Performing Friday Is Like Coming Home

The National Comedy Center has brought some of the best comedians from all around the country and all walks of life to Chautauqua County. Many have had the chance to perform in Jamestown before, but for Liza Treyger the connection is different. “I’ve actually been to Jamestown a couple ...

Reg Lenna Receives Equipment Funds

The Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has granted The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts $25,000 to complete an equipment installation in the Reg’s new media arts studio. The award funded new video and audio components in the studio space, which was part of an extensive renovation of Reg ...

Findley Lake To Hold Soup-Fest Sunday

FINDLEY LAKE — When the weather is dreary, nothing beats a bowl of homemade soup to warm you up and lift your spirits. For nearly a decade, the Alexander Findley Community Library’s annual Soup-Fest in Findley Lake has helped people fight off winter. This year’s event, which will take ...

Legere Ready To Perform Monday

Phoebe Legere is a performance artist, author, multi-instrumentalist, artist, playwright, dancer, songwriter, actress, a Juilliard-trained composer, and community organizer. Legere has recorded 17 albums and her latest is “Heart of Love.” She has had over a million views of her videos ...

Encore

An Emmy-Award winning digital drama series has made its return. “After Forever” began on Dec. 31, 2019, for its second season on Amazon, and Jamestown native Mitchell Anderson has been with the show since its beginning. Anderson said it’s nice to be asked back. “Well, it wasn’t ...

Write Now: Neil Peart Forever Changed Way Drummers Drum

If you are a drummer or not, Neil Peart probably found a way into your conversation about music. The virtuoso drummer for Rush died Jan 7., of brain cancer. He was 67. Bassist Geddy Lee, and guitarist Alex Lifeson, released a statement found on Rush’s website rush.com. “It is with broken ...

Motionless In White To Play Rapids Theater

An album release for an artist can bring out a new side, a new sound, even a new direction in music and on a personal level. For Motionless in White, the latest release, “Disguise,” is just the departure offers all of those to the fans, according to singer, Chris “Motionless” ...

Confidence Building

WARREN, Pa. — In Lauren Timco’s lifestyle, sometimes you just get smashed. Timco of Tidioute earned her black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu in November. She is the first female black belt in the discipline in the western New York and western Pennsylvania region. Brazilian jiu jitsu ...

Write Now: What Will This New Decade Be Called When It’s Over?

You hear a phrase sometimes that sticks in your mind. It’s just a phrase, but it has more weight than you may imagine. This past week we eased into a new decade — the 2020s. About 100 years ago, the Roaring ‘20s were beginning. The Roaring ‘20s were a great time because there ...

Opera House To Screen ‘Ford v Ferrari’

FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Ford v Ferrari,” based on the true story of the American car designer Carroll Shelby. It will be screened on Saturaday, and Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star as Shelby ...

Met Live Season Continues With ‘Wozzeck’

FREDONIA — Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2019-20 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Sat., Jan. 11, at 1 p.m., with Alban Berg’s ...

Former Sherman Teacher Writes Books For Musicals

When he is not busy writing, he is busy rewriting. For John Keating, revision is what he does when writing books for new musicals. “For me, I’m always, always rewriting. That discipline comes from my education in Journalism at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa.,” he ...

Joking Around

Husband and wife comedy duo Tom Cotter and Kerri Louise both clearly remember where their paths to the stage began. Both share similar starting points on the journey that will bring them back to Jamestown for a New Year’s Eve 8 p.m. show at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. They are the ...

Write Now: While Watching A Hit Movie, You’re Probably Hearing Williams

By now, you saw it or are ready to see it, know someone that saw it, or know someone that is planning to see it. I’m talking about “Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise Of Skywalker.” It’s not just any old film score either. The score is composed by the maestro. In my opinion he is one ...

Loud And Bombastic

One of the reasons that drummer Kurt Sodergren and his bandmates have had so much success performing live shows over the years is the natural spirit that comes with swing music, which pairs perfectly with the holiday season. Music fans will have a chance to experience that energy ...

Write Now: An Updated Or New Anthem Is Needed For Our City

I have been thinking about this for a long time. It’s one of those thoughts that stay with you somewhere in the back of your mind. From time to time, it will make an appearance and say “Pay attention to me now!” You do and then the thought gets tucked away back into your mind ...

Welcomed, Not Judged

“From an early age I was just drawn to it — especially seeing all the album artwork to everything.” Today, Chris Lee still loves music for the same reason. One thing that Lee disagrees with as an artist is the way digital music artwork is presented. Gone are the lavish art covers ...

Church To Present Christmas Cantata

The First Lutheran Choir under the direction of Brian A. Bogey, Minister of Music, will present a Christmas Cantata “How Great Our Joy,” on Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service. The cantata is in loving memory of Fred and Ellen Johnson, beloved members of our First Lutheran Choir, given ...