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January 28, 2016 The Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association’s 10th anniversary celebration will feature a distinguished guest of honor. On Monday, Feb. more »»

Band Of Peace To Perform Jamestown Debut At Mojo’s Friday

January 28, 2016 Though its members are no strangers to the local music scene, Band of Peace is prepping for its Jamestown debut this week. more »»

Here’s Winkin’ At You

January 23, 2016 Welcome, readers. This week, I’d like to share with you a larger- than-usual number of the short, arts-related announcements which we call ‘‘The Winks of the Critical Eye. more »»

Recording: A Necessary Evil

January 21, 2016 Remember a few months ago when I told you about how I was creating some of the best music of my life and couldn’t wait to get it out there? It’s OK if you don’t, I’ve been trying to keep the details... more »»

Diggin’ Roots

January 21, 2016 The Diggin’ Roots Band is preparing to branch out for Memphis, Tenn., where it will represent Western New York in the 2016 International Blues Challenge next week. more »»

Broadway-Themed Benefit To Assist Local Family With Medical Expenses

January 21, 2016 A handful of local performers will present a collection of classic and modern Broadway show tunes Friday in support of a local family in need. Beginning at 8 p.m. more »»

Building A Crescendo

January 16, 2016 The year 1943 was not a happy, nor a prosperous one for the people of Jamestown. The last vestiges of the Great Depression were still lingering in the air. more »»

A Unified Intent

January 14, 2016 I’d never been called a “superhero” before by anyone until this past weeken. more »»

Down The Rabbit Hole

January 14, 2016 Alexis Darrow’s naturally developed proficiency in ice skating now has her performing professionally in arenas across the country. more »»

Infinity Welcomes Preach Freedom, Milissa Williams To Staff

January 14, 2016 Professionalism and positivity are what Infinity Visual and Performing Arts can expect to receive as a result of welcoming the husband-and-wife duo of Ron and Milissa Williams to its teaching staff. more »»

‘Woman In Gold’

January 9, 2016 No less an expert on evil than Adolf Hitler once said, ‘‘If you take a people’s art away from them, you take away their sense of themselves, and then you can mold them into whatever it serves you to... more »»

The Orange Circuit

January 7, 2016 Now the circle is complete. After an inordinate amount of patience, vigilance and just the right amount of financial planning, I’ve gone and got myself a five-string bass. more »»

Funk ‘N’ Soul

January 7, 2016 Smackdab is set to inject some funk and soul into the Infinity Arts Cafe with a special VIP, family-friendly performance Friday. more »»

Little Theatre To Hold Monday Auditions For March Production

January 7, 2016 Todd Pullan is looking for community assistance in staging the Lucille Ball Little Theatre’s upcoming production of “The Perfect Murder” in March. more »»

SoundRhythms Studios Presents Drum Classes Starting This Month

January 6, 2016 SoundRhythms Studios is inviting community members of all ages to experience the joy of rhythm through a series of drum and percussion classes in its first ever winter semester. more »»

Good Reads

January 2, 2016 Good morning, and welcome to our first Critical Eye of 2016. Speaking as a person who still thinks of 2015 as ‘‘the new year,’’ I find myself accepting the change and moving forward. more »»

A New Year’s Revolution

December 31, 2015 If you ever make it far enough into this column to see the “happenings” portion of events in our area, you might notice that tonight’s entertainment offerings are more substantial than that of a... more »»

Learning Opportunities

December 31, 2015 Area youth will have no shortage of learning opportunities heading into the new year thanks to a series of workshops being hosted by Infinity Visual and Performing Arts in January. more »»

‘Back Room Radio Hour’ To Feature Quimbys, Cross In Jan. 7 Taping

December 31, 2015 Trinity Guitars’ “Back Room Radio Hour” will kick off 2016 in eclectic fashion when it holds the live taping of its next installment next week. more »»

Wrapping Up

December 26, 2015 This is our final column in the calendar year of 2015, so let’s begin by wishing you Happy New Year! May 2016 be filled with happiness and success, for each and every one of you. more »»



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