Arts/Entertainment

Susan Rowan Masters, an author and playwright from Panama, will travel to New York City to see a staged reading of her monologue “Going Home,” performed by the Equity Library Theater of New York at the New York Public Library George Bruce Auditorium on Saturday, Aug. 5.
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Literary Language

A Panama author and playwright is planning to attend a staged reading of one of her published works for the first time. Susan Rowan Masters will travel with her sister to New York City in the coming weeks to see a performance of her original work, “Going Home,” before a live audience by ...

Karate Sleepover, a local entertainment group specializing in improv and stand-up comedy, will present a stand-up showcase at The Q — 104 W. Second St., Jamestown — on Saturday, Aug. 5, beginning at 10 p.m.
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Local Comedy Group Karate Sleepover To Present Stand-Up Showcase Aug. 5

A small faction of humor-minded individuals have banded together to form the crux of a growing independent comedy scene in Jamestown. Karate Sleepover, a new, locally-grown entertainment group specializing in improv and stand-up comedy, is inviting the community to its stand-up showcase on ...

Charlotte Ballet

Week Four: Chautauqua Institution Presents Geopolitics Today

Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Four of its 2017 season. The week, which begins today and concludes July 22, features presentations by renowned guests such as the pastor and author Isaac Canales, U.S. foreign policy experts from the Center for Strategic ...

Glass artist Aaron Johnson, of Broken Glass Design, is shown working at his craft in his studio. Broken Glass Design will present its inaugural “Glass Gathering” glass art showcase at Chautauqua Miniatures — 5031 W. Lake Road in Mayville — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Seeing It Through

MAYVILLE — An artists showcase unique to the area will be hosted in Mayville this weekend. On Saturday, Broken Glass Design will host its inaugural “Glass Gathering,” in which hot glass artists, as well as a number of other artists and vendors from the area, will display and discuss ...

The TRC Foundation will host its third annual Lip Sync Battle, which benefits the Mark Pacheco WOW Fund, at Shawbucks on Friday, Aug. 18.

TRC Foundation To Host Annual Lip-Syncing Contest Aug. 18

An annual entertainment-themed benefit to help community members with disabilities will return to downtown Jamestown next month. On Friday, Aug. 18, the TRC Foundation will present its third annual Lip Sync Battle to benefit the Mark Pacheco WOW Fund, which was established by the TRC ...

A Synopsis Of Ice And Fire

The summer season is upon us and, along with the soaring temperatures, things are also heating up for Cold Lazarus. For example, we have a jam-packed weekend ahead of us in which we’ll be doing three shows, all in different locations, over the course of two days. Firstly, we’ll be ...

Week Three: Chautauqua Institution Presents ‘A Crisis Of Faith?’

Andrew Sullivan, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Dahlia Lithwick, Charlotte Ballet, Bill Moyers and Sheryl Crow headline third week of Chautauqua Institution’s 2017 season. Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Three of its 2017 season.The week, which begins ...

Mike Seagren serves Clam Linguine in the kitchen, which he calls ”the center of gravity,” at La Scala Restaurant.

Rising Out Of Ashes

Mike Seagren literally grew up in the restaurant business. His mother, Mona Seagren, and Joe Condella opened La Scala Restaurant, named after an opera house in Milan, Italy, in 1977. Italian-American food has been served there for 40 years. “She worked in the dining room until she ...

Christian singer-songwriter Ryan Stevenson will perform at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. Third St. in Jamestown, on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Christian Singer Ryan Stevenson To Perform At Willow Bay Saturday

A well-regarded Christian singer-songwriter will make his Jamestown debut with a weekend concert in the downtown area. Presented in concert by the Busti Church of God and REALiFE Jamestown, Ryan Stevenson will perform at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. Third St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, July ...

Tom Filsinger and Filsinger Games will present GalactiCon 2017 at the Jamestown Community College student union Saturday from noon-6 p.m.

Annual Game Convention Returns To Jamestown

By Gavin Paterniti After a three-year hiatus, the Champions of the Galaxy game convention is returning to Jamestown. Filsinger Games and its founder, Jamestown native Tom Filsinger, are preparing to resurrect a one-time annual Jamestown area convention in the form of “GalactiCon 2017” ...

You Get What You Need

A Happy Heron, indeed — in spite of all the rain. This year marked my third visit to the Great Blue Heron Music Festival, but there were still a few firsts to experience. For starters, I attended this year’s festival strictly as a casual observer. The previous two years, I’d performed ...

Turtle Island

Week Two: Chautauqua Institution Presents Renowned Guests

Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Two of its 2017 season. The week, which begins today and concludes Saturday, features presentations by renowned guests such as paleontologist Lee R. Berger, photojournalist Brian Skerry, former U.S. ambassador to South ...

The Dykeman-Young Gallery and Vintage Emporium will hold an opening reception for its “Atom Age Art” exhibit Friday at 6 p.m. The exhibit features the work of Dale Hogelund, of Irondale, Ala., and will be on display in Jamestown through July.
P-J photos by Gavin Paterniti

Dykeman-Young Gallery To Hold ‘Atom Age Art’ Reception Friday

Artwork inspired by America’s “space age” will be spotlighted in a two-month exhibit in downtown Jamestown. The Dykeman-Young Gallery and Vintage Emporium will feature the work of Dale Hogelund in an exhibit entitled “Atom Age Art” through the end of July, with an opening ...

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will feature Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors in a live taping at the 26th annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival on Saturday morning in the dance tent, beginning at 10 a.m.
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‘RHR’ To Feature Jim Donovan Live At Great Blue Heron Festival

SHERMAN — For the second year in a row, WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s “Rolling Hills Radio” will conduct a live taping for its program from the site of the area’s premier summer music venues. This year, the program will spotlight the Saturday morning performance of Jim Donovan and the Sun King ...

The official traveling band of the United States Army, the Jazz Ambassadors, will perform at 2:30 p.m. today.

Chautauqua Institution Presents Opening Week

Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week One of its 2017 season. The week, which began Saturday and concludes July 1, features presentations by renowned guests such as the Rev. Alan Jones, the investor Obi Felten, the prolific inventor Lisa DeLuca, the Stanford ...

City officials and business owners celebrated the grand opening of Escape Rooms Jamestown on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new venture is located at 20 W. Third St. on the building’s second floor.
P-J photo by Gavin Paterniti

Find An Escape

A new kind of interactive entertainment is coming to Chautauqua County with the grand opening of Escape Rooms Jamestown. The new venture held its official opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday in front of its new location at 20 W. Third St. It occupies a suite of rooms on the second ...

WRFA-LP 107.9 FM’s eighth annual Great American Picnic, featuring “Songs from the Summer of Love,” will be held at Southern Tier Brewing Company from 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday. Performing at this year’s event will be Cold Lazarus, Bill Ward, Ken Hardley and the Moose Club, John Merino, Gary Robert Peters Jr. and Friends, and more.
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WRFA To Present Annual Great American Picnic Fundraiser

Although it’s not being held on a weekend this year, the WRFA-LP 107.9 FM Great American Picnic can guarantee a great selection of live music as performed by several notable area musicians. The locally owned and operated radio station will present its sixth annual fundraising event at the ...

Incense And Peppermints

I knew full well when I found out what the theme of the WRFA’s Great American Picnic would be this year that I was going to have fun with this one. As someone who was raised on classic rock, and who particularly enjoys music from the genre’s earlier stages, how could I not be more than ...

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet will present its spring performance Saturday at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, beginning at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Monika Alch, the ballet company will perform ballet and modern dance works to music by Bach, Bayer, Corigliano, Mozart and Verdi. Pictured from left, clockwise, are pre-professional dancers Megan Stefanik, Cate Walter, Maya Swanson and Cecelia Johnson. 
Submitted photos by Rob Sigler

CRYB To Present 2017 Spring Gala Saturday

The stage is set for the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet and its annual Spring Gala production. On Saturday, the ballet company will perform its one-off performance combining ballet and modern dance works at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, beginning at 7 p.m. The production, under the ...