Arts/Entertainment

Panama Rocks To Be Featured In ‘Empire’ Film

Panama Rocks is excited to be featured among other local attractions in “Empire”, a full-length feature filmed and produced primarily in Jamestown. The screening is Saturday, at 8 p.m. at The Spire Theater in Jamestown. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. During location scouting for “Empire”, ...

‘Just Be You’

Even before she was a police officer, Lissa Marie Redmond was writing or thinking about writing. Now, after 22 years on the force, the retired Buffalo Police Dept. cold case homicide detective has traded in her badge for a virtual pen. “Writing crime fiction just seemed the next ...

Write Now: Shakespeare Is Meant To Be Heard

Someone asked me the other day if I liked William Shakespeare. I replied “yes” of course. Shakespeare’s plays are taught in high school. The usual suspects are “Romeo and Juliet,” “Macbeth,” “Julius Caesar,” and “Hamlet.” These tragedies usually begin with “Romeo ...

10 Finalists Named In Talent Show

Chautauqua’s Got Talent, presented by InSpire Jamestown, completed week four, the semi-finals, in the five-week competition. The 10th season of Chautauqua’s Got Talent, at The Spire Theater, began Monday, March 4th with 31 contestants, from nine to 78 with a diverse group of singers, ...

‘Surrounding Color’ Exhibit To Be Held

Bianca Francesca Gullotti will hold a solo art exhibition “Surrounding Color.” The event is one night only and will be held on Saturday, March 30 from 6-9 p.m at Studio D Catering & Venue, 106 E. Second St. Gullotti is a visual artist that merges the conventions of fine art painting and ...

‘Get Ready To Laugh’

The Jamestown High School is once again performing a musical, but this year’s performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone” will be much more comedic than its shows in years past. “Get ready to laugh,” said Lauren Scharff, JHS musical director. “It’s so funny. I’ve seen the show, I ...

Yardbirds’ Drummer Has Not Changed His Approach To Music

In the early to late 1960s one could hear his drumming on radio waves across the world. Co-founder Jim McCarty provided the backbeat for Yardbirds songs like “Heart Full Of Soul,” “For Your Love,” “Shapes of Things,” and “Train Kept A-Rollin’.” McCarty explained how those ...

Write Now: Help Find Your Voice Through Rewriting

Some people make the argument that all writing is rewriting. I agree with that statement in part because original thoughts put down on paper sometimes don’t have to be rewritten. Other times a writer may look at what he has just written know he has to rewrite it. Is it a bad thing to have ...

WACS To Present ‘Newsies’ Friday, Saturday

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School will be producing Disney’s “Newsies,” music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, book by Harvey Fierstein Friday and Saturday in the district auditorium. “Newsies” is based on the actual story of the 1899 newspaper carrier ...

Comedy Center Preserves ‘Dick Van Dyke Show’ Scripts

The National Comedy Center and legendary producer, director and writer Carl Reiner announced that on Carl Reiner’s 97th birthday, an initiative to digitally preserve Reiner’s extensive personal collection of production-used scripts from “The Dick Van Dyke Show” — one of the most ...

Five Eliminated From Talent Show

Chautauqua’s Got Talent completed week three of the five week competition. The 10th season of Chautauqua’s Got Talent, at The Spire Theater, began Monday evening, March 4 at 7 p.m. with a showing of 31 contestants, ranging in age from 9 to 78 with a diverse group of singers, ...

‘She Kills Monsters’

Monsters. Demons. Sword fights. It’s 1995 and the game is Dungeons and Dragons. Tilly has died, leaving her D & D playbook, and her sister Agnes must play the game to get to really know her sister. Enter a fantasy world as the Jamestown Community College’s Uncommoners ...

Write Now: Power Trios Give Music A Different Definition

Maybe it’s the silence between the notes. Maybe it’s not. Maybe it’s the sonic space of the instruments. Maybe it’s not. For whatever the reason is, power trios have always caught my ear, and that’s why when they play, it’s sheer energy. Some of the best rock bands were ...

‘Captain Marvel’ Success Is Defeat For Trolls

NEW YORK (AP) — Captain Marvel possesses superhuman strength, cosmic awareness and, it turns out, the ability to vanquish trolls. Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” the superhero factory’s first movie fronted solely by a female hero, last weekend notched the sixth largest global opening ...

Southern Gothic

There’s always a danger in presenting a well-known work like “To Kill a Mockingbird” but the cast and crew of the Lucille Ball Little Theatre production have accepted the challenge willingly. Director Richard Olson-Walter commented about both this play, and about his directing ...

Write Now: Does Your Writing Have A Cathartic Purpose?

Catharsis. It sounds like a neat word to use in a sentence. Catharsis may be defined as the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music. For some people, actions or events may be cathartic for them. For me, ...

JCC To Hold Auditions For Summer Musical

Jamestown Community College will hold auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 and 9 for a summer musical, “The Last Five Years.” Written by Jason Robert Brown, “The Last Five Years” is about a five-year relationship between novelist Jamie Wellerstein and Cathy Hiatt, a struggling actress. ...

6 Eliminated From Chautauqua’s Got Talent

The 10th season of Chautauqua’s Got Talent, at The Spire Theater, began Monday with a showing of 31 contestants, ranging in age from nine to 78 with a diverse group of singers, instrumentalists, dancers and comedians. Each contestant was given 1 minute to perform to earn the audience ...

Dystopian Vibe

Musical genres have a small group at the top of the list that can be considered the best of the best, the most recognized names that make up the sound. It’s rare that those artists tour together to create a concert experience that is like no other. Death metal bands Morbid Angel and Cannibal ...

Write Now: Lessons May Make One A Better Musician

The goal is to become a better musician. If I could, I would love to be able to take one two-hour private music lesson from three well-known musicians. Each is a virtuoso on his respected instrument. I say this because each lesson would only help me progress to be a better musician. I ...