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Arts/Entertainment

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 ...

Write Now: Imagine Not Being Able To Process A Print Advertisement

It may happen to you every day, but you probably don’t realize it. From the time you awake until the time you go to sleep, some form of advertising bombards your senses. It’s a good thing or a bad thing. The good thing may be that you can process the message or messages. The bad ...

Sweet Sorrows Set For Friday

On Friday, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet and the Western New York Chamber Orchestra will join forces to present Sweet Sorrows an evening of music and dance. The performance will be held at Lucille Ball Little Theatre at 7:30 pm. CRYB Artistic Director Monika Alch hopes many will find ...

Rotary Hears About Local Author’s Process

WESTFIELD — Creative inspiration, writer’s block, and the art of novel writing were topics addressed in an interesting program offered by Donald Dowling during the Tuesday Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville meeting at The Parkview. Dowling, a Westfield resident and retired teacher, is a ...

Presence

Under the hood of a large and fragile 8 by 10 inch film camera, Janelle Lynch feels the magic. While the large-format photographer is typically by herself among the wilderness, Lynch is not alone. “What happens under the cloth is magical,” Lynch said. “I’m under there and my ...

Bishop To Perform Magic Show At Reg

Illusionist Jason Bishop is returning to Jamestown with his new show, “Straight Up Magic,” at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts at 8 p.m. Saturday. Bishop is an international award-winning illusionist who was the youngest person to win the Magician’s Alliance of Eastern States Stage ...

JHS Art Students Create 3-D Animals

Budding Jamestown High School sculptors in Kirk Frink’s Studio in Art class recently created three-dimensional animals using many different art skills the students have learned throughout the course. The project also helps develop new skills, including awareness of form in a ...

‘It’s Farce, Fun…’

It’s a Jamestown Community College Uncommoners’ production that may spark discussion — and a lot of laughter. “La Cage aux Folles” Director Todd Wagner is fine with that. Wagner said the production is a traditional musical. “This (La Cage) is very traditional in a sense it has ...

Write Now: Have You Ever Wanted A Custom-Made Instrument?

If you are a musician, you may have, at one time, thought of building a custom instrument. There are many electric bassists, guitarists, and drummers who often talk about their custom signature instruments. What I mean by signature is that the instrument usually bears the signature of the ...

‘Gatsby’ To Be Performed At Little Theatre

For director Robert Schlick one of the greatest challenges in presenting “The Great Gatsby” on stage is that most plays have one, two, or, at most, three different locations. “The Great Gatsby has 10 different locations. These are presented with a series of trucks, flown-in scenery, ...

‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood’ To Be Shown

Tom Hanks stars in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood on Saturday at 8 p.m. and the American historical drama Harriet shows Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Academy Award Best Supporting Actor nominee Tom Hanks is Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Lloyd ...

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 ...