Community Foundation Presents 27th Annual Axel W. Carlson Award

JAMESTOWN – A man often behind the scenes on opening night stole the show Friday. Norman Merrill, of Jamestown, was awarded the 2012 Axel W. Carlson Award by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Merrill accepted the award in front of 250 family members, friends and community well-wishers at the Lucille Ball Little Theatre, where he […]

Ninth Annual Local Music Showcase is Sept. 8 in Downtown Jamestown

Local Musicians, Downtown Businesses show their support for Infinity JAMESTOWN – Local music fans will once again descend upon downtown Jamestown to show their support for music and arts education in Chautauqua County. The ninth annual Local Music Showcase (LMS) is set to take place on Saturday, Sept. 8 at nine participating venues with all […]

Preach Freedom to Return to the Spire

JAMESTOWN – WAKEUP! Productions and The Spire Theater are pleased to announce national recording and touring artist Preach Freedom’s return to Jamestown to conduct a drum and dance workshop on Thursday, August 30. Preach Freedom, drummer for Rusted Root and frontman of One World Tribe, will lead the sessions alongside One World Tribe founder Kennedy […]

Celtic Festival Returns

Celtic Festival Returns

Twenty clans of the Seven Celtic Nations of old will gather themselves together again—for the seventh time in seven years—at the shamrock-green, Lakeside Park in Mayville, New York on Friday and Saturday, August 25 and 26. It always calls for great festivities when the Most Ancient and Honorable Clans, some returning from as far away […]

Dog Stars for JCC’s Legally Blonde Production

JAMESTOWN – With final auditions for Legally Blonde: The Musical on August 30 and 31, the Jamestown Community College Uncommoners are preparing to mount their biggest production ever. In addition to the regular bevy of actors and actresses, director Robert Schlick has also had to invite four-legged actors to audition for the show. “Roxie,” a […]

United Arts Appeal Fund Drive Closing

JAMESTOWN – The end of August is the deadline for donors to the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County 2012 Fund Drive to be recognized during the 2012-2013 Season. Board member Sally Ulrich explained that the eight member organizations of the United Arts Appeal show their appreciation to their supporters by identifying them in their […]

Lucie Arnaz Endorses Jamestown’s National Comedy Hall of Fame and Museum

JAMESTOWN – The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy wrapped up five days of hometown fun and laughter on Sunday, August 5, after hosting guests from California to New York City and Texas to Canada in Jamestown, New York, the celebrated comic birthplace of one of the greatest comedians of all time, Lucille Ball. Local people and tourists […]

Lucy Comedy Fest Returns

“I’m thrilled to be coming back to Jamestown!” Paula Poundstone told Journey Gunderson, Executive Director at Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy. Paula Poundstone, and a constellation of the country’s most popular stage and TV comedy stars are sharpening up their routines for this year’s Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, from August 1 through 5, […]