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Arts/Entertainment

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 ...

Write Now: What Will This New Decade Be Called When It’s Over?

You hear a phrase sometimes that sticks in your mind. It’s just a phrase, but it has more weight than you may imagine. This past week we eased into a new decade — the 2020s. About 100 years ago, the Roaring ‘20s were beginning. The Roaring ‘20s were a great time because there ...

Opera House To Screen ‘Ford v Ferrari’

FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Ford v Ferrari,” based on the true story of the American car designer Carroll Shelby. It will be screened on Saturaday, and Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star as Shelby ...

Met Live Season Continues With ‘Wozzeck’

FREDONIA — Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2019-20 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Sat., Jan. 11, at 1 p.m., with Alban Berg’s ...

Former Sherman Teacher Writes Books For Musicals

When he is not busy writing, he is busy rewriting. For John Keating, revision is what he does when writing books for new musicals. “For me, I’m always, always rewriting. That discipline comes from my education in Journalism at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pa.,” he ...

Joking Around

Husband and wife comedy duo Tom Cotter and Kerri Louise both clearly remember where their paths to the stage began. Both share similar starting points on the journey that will bring them back to Jamestown for a New Year’s Eve 8 p.m. show at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. They are the ...

Write Now: While Watching A Hit Movie, You’re Probably Hearing Williams

By now, you saw it or are ready to see it, know someone that saw it, or know someone that is planning to see it. I’m talking about “Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise Of Skywalker.” It’s not just any old film score either. The score is composed by the maestro. In my opinion he is one ...

Loud And Bombastic

One of the reasons that drummer Kurt Sodergren and his bandmates have had so much success performing live shows over the years is the natural spirit that comes with swing music, which pairs perfectly with the holiday season. Music fans will have a chance to experience that energy ...

Write Now: An Updated Or New Anthem Is Needed For Our City

I have been thinking about this for a long time. It’s one of those thoughts that stay with you somewhere in the back of your mind. From time to time, it will make an appearance and say “Pay attention to me now!” You do and then the thought gets tucked away back into your mind ...

Welcomed, Not Judged

“From an early age I was just drawn to it — especially seeing all the album artwork to everything.” Today, Chris Lee still loves music for the same reason. One thing that Lee disagrees with as an artist is the way digital music artwork is presented. Gone are the lavish art covers ...

Church To Present Christmas Cantata

The First Lutheran Choir under the direction of Brian A. Bogey, Minister of Music, will present a Christmas Cantata “How Great Our Joy,” on Sunday at the 11 a.m. worship service. The cantata is in loving memory of Fred and Ellen Johnson, beloved members of our First Lutheran Choir, given ...

Pearl City Jazz Concert Set At Spire Theater

As part of the Raise the Roof Capital Campaign, a Pearl City Jazz Holiday Concert will be held Saturday at The Spire Theater. Pearl City Jazz Band, will perform a variety of holiday classics and a selection of jazz favorites. Band members include saxophone players Ralph Rasmussen, Curtis ...

TSO To Play In Buffalo

For many, the music of Trans Siberian Orchestra has become synonymous with Christmas. Shows filled with rock music themed to fit the season. The lights, lasers, and flames, as well as the high-energy stage shows and holiday-themed music, have found a home in Buffalo for several years, ...

Frozen Jr. To Be Performed At Little Theatre

Disney’s Frozen Jr., is playing at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown today through Sunday. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle school-aged performers, is based on the 2013 Disney film and the 2018 Broadway adaptation. The Jr. Guilder’s production contains a cast of more ...

Creative Activity

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia music studio that fused blues, country and other sounds into Southern rock is being reborn. Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon helped propel the Allman Brothers Band and other groups to stardom in the 1970s. Capricorn’s historic Studio A is reopening this week, ...

Write Now: With Scholarly Writing, Different Style Guides Are Valuable Tools

Have you ever written about literature? At some point in your academic years, you probably have written about literature without really knowing that you wrote about literature. And you probably created a nice paper trail. At many universities and colleges, there are courses in English ...

Cavill Hasn’t Closed Door On Superman

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Henry Cavill is all-in on his Netflix fantasy series “The Witcher,” but he says the “door hasn’t closed”on a return as Superman in the DC cinematic universe. Cavill last played the superhero in 2017’s “Justice League” and it’s unclear whether ...

Simon And Singer Discuss ‘The Life You Can Save’

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon, world famous singer-songwriter, isn’t only inspired by fellow musicians. Simon is an admirer of the author-philosopher Peter Singer, the longtime Princeton University professor whose “The Life You Can Save” has been a guide for Simon and others looking for ...