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Arts/Entertainment

‘Empire’ To Be Shown At Reg Lenna Center Saturday

Matthew Swanson still reigns over his “Empire.” It’s a dream-come-true for Swanson, and it was filmed over the last four years, but the entire project has taken seven years. He said the script took more than a year to develop, and about six months to write. The film stars Alyssa ...

Write Now: Grammar Helpful For Songwriters

Have you ever been drawn to a song because of its clever lyrics. You know the song where the music is good, but because of the lyrics, you remember the song. And then there are those songs that have music where the lyrics may have two meanings. If you have taken an English Language Arts ...

Papa Roach Brings Show To Buffalo

Life has a habit of taking us from one place to another, from one side of the fence to the other. Over the career of a musician, it is even more prominent as his personal side bleeds into the art they produce. Jacoby Shaddix, singer for Papa Roach, knows this well. Coming from destitution, ...

GWAR To Take Stage Tuesday

One of the long-standing rock bands that find themselves in the metal genres have a habit of coming to Buffalo regularly. GWAR usually shows up to create a scene of mayhem and leave their fans covered in, well, messy liquids in the Fall. While the lineup changes and the attitudes are always ...

InSpire Living Arts Festival Begins Friday

With the help of Blue Moon Management, the InSpire Living Arts Festival will be a two-day event to appeal to local residents and out-of-town visitors to patronize downtown Jamestown’s hotels and businesses creating an economic impact for the entire region. Headlining Friday at 8 p.m. is ...

Scott To Perform Monday On Rolling Hills Radio Show Show

Rolling Hills Radio will present Nashville songwriter, guitarist, performer Darrell Scott, Monday. Four-time Grammy nominee Scott is one of the most respected songwriters and performers in Americana. His musicianship has led to collaborations with Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark, ...

In Review: K.Flay Captivates Audience

BUFFALO — A three-piece band, all in white, and a full house ready to hear a solid set of music. It was the perfect setup for a 19-song, 1-1/2 hour set by a high-energy artist to give Buffalo a night of great music. That was exactly what K.Flay did Sept. 21 at The Town Ballroom. From the ...

Free Movie Fridays

Free movie Fridays are here. The National Comedy Center will be presenting two free movie nights featuring ‘Spaceballs’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ on Friday and Oct. 11. The free showings will take place on the two 350-square-foot high-definition video screens outside the center. “We ...

Write Now: Literary Devices May Help With Writing

Putting your thoughts on paper is a difficult task. In other words, writing is hard. Many people would agree with me. When people claim that writing is hard, they are not really talking about the physical aspect. One would either press keys on a keyboard to form words, sentences and ...

Miret Reflects On Origin Of Agnostic Front

“We were just a bunch of angry teenagers that wanted our voice to be heard.” That was the flashpoint, 35 years ago, that gave birth to an album out of New York City that brought hardcore punk to prominence on the musical landscape. The 10-track piece with a total running time of less ...

For K.Flay, Pessimism Has Become Old Hat

As artists grow in their craft, their music changes. Sometimes it is an ever so slight evolution, sometimes the change crosses genre lines. Other times, that evolution brings about a wisdom that builds on experience. That is what seems to have happened with K.Flay. She says it wasn’t ...

More Than Books

Drum roll please. The 2019 “Most Borrowed Library Book” award goes to “Texas Ranger” by James Patterson. Give him a round of applause. The book, about a man looking for his ex-wife’s killer, was published Aug. 13, 2018, and has garnered a modest amount of praise. James ...

Write Now: LMS Brings People Together

No matter what genre, live music seems to bring people together. People were united Sept. 7, as they turned out to see musicians play at different venues across the city. I like watching bands and musicians play live. Some mix cover tunes and original songs in their sets which is fine. The ...

Fall Festival Of Bands To Be Held

The Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band will host bands from around New York and Pennsylvania for its 41st Fall Festival of Bands on Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. at Strider Field. JHS Marching Band will perform their 2019 show, Journey Home. The Fall Festival of Bands is the JHS Marching ...

JCC To Perform ‘West Side Story’

Jamestown Community College’s production of West Side Story this fall will feature JCC students and alumni as well as community members. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-9 and 14-16 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 10 and 17. Tickets can be obtained by calling JCC’s box office at 338-1187. Cast ...

Third Street Beer, Wine Fest Is Saturday

The first Third Street Beer and Wine Fest is scheduled for Saturday on the block in front of Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The event, which is open to people aged 21 and older, will go from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. and features tastings from area brewers, wineries and distilleries as well as ...

Fredonia Opera House Sets ‘Land Riot!’

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Land Riot!” as the sixth talk in its 2019 Chautauqua County History Lecture Series on Thursday at 7 p.m. Dick Waite, a Western New York historian, will give the illustrated lecture, which replaces the previously scheduled ...

New Film Explores Legacy Of Puerto Rican Actor Raul Julia

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of Generation X may know Raul Julia for his energetic and playful role as Gomez Addams in the 1991 movie adaptation of “The Addams Family.” Others may think of Julia in his critically acclaimed role in the 1985 “Kiss of the Spider Woman” as ...

Evolution

Positive change is a good thing. For Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Executive Director Shane Hawkins, it’s more like an evolution. “There are always new instructors, new programs and new classes. It always depends on who (instructors) we bring in, what the kids are asking for, what ...

Write Now: Indie Rock Stands For Cohesion

Indie rock. What is it about those two words that attracts musicians? Could it be about being a trailblazer? Could it be about non-conformity? Could it be about being your own boss? Could it be about creativity? I may argue it’s all of the above. Not too long ago Indie rock stood for ...