Arts/Entertainment

Write Now: Are You Ready For Publishing?

You crossed the finish line. Congratulations. You are ready for publishing. So what does that mean exactly? Well it means that your writing can be distributed to as many people as you want to see it. You have options. You could send your work to an agent, hoping that the agent will want ...

Reg Lenna To Present Live Holiday Concert

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will continue its tradition of presenting live holiday music concerts in December with its presentation of “Windham Hill: Winter Solstice” on Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert marks the fourth year in a row of seasonal music on The Reg Lenna Theater stage, ...

Fiennes, Okonedo Spar In ‘Antony And Cleopatra’

LONDON (AP) — “Antony and Cleopatra,” currently running at London’s National Theatre, has tragic romance, two top-flight actors and a live snake. No wonder it’s a hit. Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes play the lovers sundered by war and empire in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, ...

Moms Start Companies To Fill Demand For Spanish Books

NEW YORK (AP) — You might have heard of the three blind mice or the itsy-bitsy spider who went up the water spout. But have you ever heard of the little cold and hungry chicks? If you grew up speaking Spanish, the answer is probably yes. But Susie Jaramillo wants everyone to know “Los ...

Lindsey Stirling To Play Shea’s Theater Dec. 15

She’s gone from growing up with the sounds of classical music, and learning the violin to entertaining thousands of people at a time with her own blend of music. As she prepared to embark on her Christmas tour, Wanderland, she is playing music from her Warmer in the Winter album. Stirling ...

Review: Just In Time for Christmas, A Zombie Holiday Musical

Consider it an early Christmas gift: “Anna and the Apocalypse” is the zombie horror holiday musical you didn’t know you needed. Just imagining that first pitch meeting is entertainment in itself. “It’s ‘High School Musical’ meets ‘World War Z!’ No no, it’s ‘Glee’ meets ...

Coens Stake Their Claim To The Western In ‘Buster Scruggs’

NEW YORK (AP) — No location is more central to the iconography of the Western than Monument Valley. Its majestic sandstone buttes, a revolving backdrop for John Ford, have been the setting for countless stagecoach chases and John Wayne passages. And thanks to the Coen brothers’ “The ...

‘Tis The Season

NEW YORK (AP) — Have you heard the one about the girl who didn’t care about Christmas but found herself in a small town for the holidays surrounded by decorations, cookies and carolers, and found a new boyfriend and her Christmas spirit by Dec. 25? Hallmark Channel has, and they’re airing ...

Evans’ Captain America Days May Not Be Over

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Evans suggested his run as Captain America is done. The filmmakers currently controlling the Avengers’ fates say he shouldn’t shelve the shield just yet. Evans tweeted last month that he had wrapped his shooting on the fourth “Avengers” movie, calling it an ...

New York Film Critics Name ‘Roma’ Best Movie

NEW YORK (AP) — In what may be the just the first of many such sweeps, Alfonso Cuaron’s masterful, memory-drenched drama “Roma” dominated the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Thursday, winning best film, best director and best cinematography. The overwhelming show of support for ...

Gentle Anarchy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Hillenburg, who used his dual loves of drawing and marine biology to spawn the absurd undersea world of “SpongeBob SquarePants,” has died, Nickelodeon announced Tuesday. Hillenburg died Monday of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as ALS, the cable network ...

Change Of Season May Mean Change Of Music

I was looking at my iPod the other day and saw how many different artists and bands I have stored in it for my musical enjoyment. With the holidays approaching, it occurred to me that there is plenty of music for them, and most of the time one can hear holiday music from early November to ...

Holiday Pops Concert To Be Held Dec. 5

The Jamestown Concert Association presents the third concert in its 2018-19 concert series of Dedicated to Great Music on Wednesday, Dec.5th, when the Western New York Chamber Orchestra performs a Poinsettia Pops concert at 7:30 PM. Glen Cortese, artistic director, conducts the orchestra on the ...

Missy Elliott Earns Songwriters Hall Nomination

NEW YORK (AP) — For Missy Elliott, being a good friend and listener turned into songwriting gold. Conversations with her girlfriends fueled a great deal of her songwriting, Elliott said, resulting in her turning those stories into smash hits, from Monica’s “So Gone,” a No. 1 R&B ...

Singers Mark 200th Birthday Of ‘Silent Night’

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the most famous songs of Christmas was celebrated Tuesday as it approaches its 200th anniversary, with a concert at the New York City church where “Silent Night” is believed to have been sung in the United States for the first time and where a priest was the first ...

Once A Sensation, ‘Walking Dead’ Is Another Show

NEW YORK (AP) — At some point, a television sensation becomes just another show. The numbers illustrate how that’s become the case with AMC’s drama, “The Walking Dead.” The zombies are taking a break at the halfway point of their ninth season, following an episode on Sunday that was ...

On Cue

“We have LED backlights and green screens, I’m sure these are all things you are doing in your class,” said Digitell, Inc. President Jim Parker. “What you are learning now could be some of the most valuable information that you are learning because the world is speaking video. ...

Embrace TV Nostalgia With Just Right Retro Holiday Gift

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no nostalgia quite like TV nostalgia, for just the right binge-watcher or old time fanatic, at least. A few ideas for retro TV gifts pegged to hit shows through the decades: “THE HONEYMOONERS” Search around for vintage doll sets of favorite characters in ...

Review: Game Not Over In ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’

In a battle between the internet and John C. Reilly, who among us wouldn’t root for the latter? Leave us IMDb.com and a few podcasts, John, but by all means, go smashy-smashy with the rest. Having liberated arcade game characters from their rigidly ordained roles in 2012’s “Wreck-it ...

‘Ralph’ Sequel Packs A Punch With Strong Female Characters

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” may star an arcade bad guy with powerful hammer-like fists, but the animated sequel is also packing a punch with strong female characters. Sarah Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz, credits Disney for including ...