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Arts/Entertainment

‘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 ...

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, ...