Arts/Entertainment

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 ...

Legendary

“Legendary” is a hard-won adjective. But by the time she was killed six years ago in Homs, Syria, by President Bashar Assad’s forces, Marie Colvin had earned it. At 56, she had already long been revered among fellow journalists for her bravery and determination to tell the story, at ...

Write Now: Use A 2nd Pair Of Eyes When Editing

You have revised your writing, so that now you are comfortable with it. Now it’s crunch time. Well, let’s say editing time. Editing is where you check for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. You are probably thinking that you had already checked for those items when you were ...

In ‘Creed II,’ Dolph Lundgren Happy With Better Lines

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Being cast as the villain Soviet boxer Ivan Drago in “Rocky IV” launched Dolph Lundgren’s acting career. But he had a brainier path if that didn’t work out. The 61-year old actor holds a master’s degree in chemical engineering and was on a Fulbright scholarship ...

Composer Ludwig Goransson Is Having Best Year Ever

NEW YORK (AP) — He’s had his hand in two of the year’s biggest pop culture moments — with the film “Black Panther” and the song “This Is America” — but unlike Michael B. Jordan or Childish Gambino, Ludwig Goransson can easily walk down the street like a regular dude. At just ...

Joe Perry Cancels Tour After Hospital Visit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Perry has canceled his fall tour to take time off after recently being hospitalized with breathing problems. The Aerosmith guitarist’s publicist said in a statement Tuesday the 68-year-old will take the rest of the year off. He had expected to return to the road ...

Children End Effort To Contest Campbell’s Wills

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three of country singer Glen Campbell’s children have dropped their fight to contest the validity of two wills that exclude them from any inheritance. The Tennessean reported the siblings agreed on Monday to dismiss their complaint. A legal filing in Davidson ...

‘Dogs’ Serves Up The Human Bond

NEW YORK (AP) — In these heated and oft-difficult times, do we need dogs more than ever? Do we need to rescue them, let them run free, accept their precious help with our most trying physical challenges and revel in their licks and loving nudges? Filmmakers Glen Zipper and Amy Berg think ...

‘Ralph’ Sequel Has 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 ...