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Halloween brings out the best in the arts

October 30, 2010 BOO! Tomorrow is officially Halloween, and people have been celebrating the holiday and dealing with it, in their minds, for thousands of years, through the use of the arts. more »»

Halloween weekend hijinks

October 28, 2010 Halloween weekend is finally here! Unless you're particularly psyched on the holiday, you're probably sick of hearing about it … but I'm not going to talk politics in honor of the upcoming election... more »»

A hometown diva in American theater

October 23, 2010 What do you get if you cross a LuPone from East Seventh Street in Dunkirk, with a Patti from Fairmount Avenue in Jamestown? Why, you get one of the great divas of the American Theater, of course:... more »»

The monster mash

October 21, 2010 Halloween is just over two weeks away now and if you’re anything like me, you still haven’t even begun to decide what you’re going to dress up as. more »»

Check out Public Broadcasting televison

October 16, 2010 Two weeks ago, I shared with you the documentary television program about Chautauqua Institution, which will be broadcast in January on the Public Broadcasting System. more »»

Halloween fun: let’s get cracking

October 14, 2010 The fall foliage is magnificent and everything but, in my opinion, what really makes this time of year special is the approach of Halloween. more »»

Reviewing the films

October 9, 2010 Last week, I said that probably reading is more immediate to most of our readers, than any other art form. A close second to reading would be video and film. more »»

When it rains, it pours

October 7, 2010 When it rains, it really does pour. more »»

A look at the written word

October 2, 2010 The written word is the artform which is probably closest to most of our lives. more »»

Deadly is the female

September 30, 2010 The thought of an introduction bores me. Let’s just do this. WATCH THIS Old School Movie Review “Gun Crazy” (1950) “We go together, Annie,” Bart Tare tells his gun-toting sweethear. more »»

Do the arts have a place in your life?

September 25, 2010 I’m writing this week to ask for your help. It isn’t news that presenting the arts in even the most prosperous of times is a challenge. more »»

Television overdose

September 23, 2010 For the second week in a row, I’m putting the focus on TV because that is where your priorities should lie. A TV week that is as good as this one makes a social life seem extraneous. more »»

A look back at summer events

September 18, 2010 The period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the busiest season of the year in my line of work. more »»

It’s always sunny in Chautauqua County

September 16, 2010 If the autumn leaves hitting your windshield and 50-degree temperatures have rendered you into a catatonic state, no worries – there is no longer any need to remove yourself from the couch. more »»

Production reviews of August

September 11, 2010 STRATFORD, ONT. more »»

The Last Hurrah

September 9, 2010 As summer ends each year, I go through the five stages of grie. more »»

September issues

September 2, 2010 The start of September means several things: ¯ A luxurious three-day Labor Day weekend… ¯ … followed by the crushing reality of pencils and books that signify “back to... more »»

A look at the Shaw Festival

August 28, 2010 Summer is a busy time, in my line of work. more »»

Things that don’t suck

August 26, 2010 A while ago, I was at a bar in Fredonia having a conversation with a new acquaintance and he mentioned that he read my column. I asked if he had any criticism for me. more »»

Chautauqua Theater presents ‘Bard’s famed tragedy’

August 14, 2010 CHAUTAUQUA — ‘‘Macbeth’’ is one of Shakespeare’s most haunting play. more »»



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