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Avoiding Daylight Savings Time dreariness

November 5, 2009 Now that Halloween and Election Day are behind us, it’s just a slow burn until the holiday season kicks into high gear. more »»

25 hours of Halloween

October 29, 2009 The ultimate day of debauchery is finally upon us — no, it’s not the night before your wedding, I’m talking about Halloween. more »»

I ain’t afraid of no ghosts!

October 22, 2009 Because I’m passionate about all things undead, my column this week consists of ghosts, zombies and opportunities to scare yourself silly. more »»

It’s prime time for snuggies

October 15, 2009 Get cozy with your remote in your leopard print Snuggie — it’s practically winter out there. I don’t know how they do it but those sleeves do keep you incredibly warm and toasty. more »»

The film “Fame”, then and now

October 3, 2009 In 1980, Director Alan Parker made a film called ‘‘Fame,’’ about talented young people in New York City’s High School for the Performing Arts. more »»

Action-packed airwaves

September 23, 2009 The fervor of non-stop festivals has begun to subside as fall begins. There are a few things happening locally this weekend but it’s the airwaves that are positively action-packed. more »»

Hectic summer but there is always time for books

September 19, 2009 It has been a hectic summer, indeed, during which I have strived mightily to share with you all the arts-related events which are readily available in our community. more »»

Too little time (and space)

September 10, 2009 It’s one of those weekends with too much to do and too little time – not that I’m complaining. more »»

Buffalo celebrates “Curtain Up!” weekend

September 5, 2009 BUFFALO – For the past 28 years, the city of Buffalo has celebrated its large and varied theatrical scenes with a giant party in early September, called Curtain Up! Weekend. more »»

Back in action

August 26, 2009 Not every weekend can be packed with back-to-back festivals. more »»

Chautauqua Institution features the film “On Film”

August 1, 2009 CHAUTAUQUA — Probably the most influential art form in our country today is the feature film — along with films’ often unpleasant little stepbrother, television. more »»

Lake View Cemetery will host “A Spoon River Anthology”

July 25, 2009 During the coming week, local audiences are going to have a rare and wonderful opportunity. Certainly Lake View Cemetery is one of the most beautiful places in our county. more »»

Chautauqua Opera Company is rare treasure

July 18, 2009 CHAUTAUQUA — One of the greatest cultural treasurers of our area is the Chautauqua Opera Company. more »»

Jamestown is filled with cultural treasures to discover

July 4, 2009 Jamestown is blessed with art and cultural treasures of all descriptions. This week, the Critical Eye looks in two very different directions. more »»

Chautauqua Institution opens 2009 season next Saturday

June 20, 2009 CHAUTAUQUA — Next Saturday means as much to local arts lovers as the World Series or the Super Bowl do to sports lovers. It marks the opening of the 2009 season of the Chautauqua Institution. more »»

International Baroque Soloists gather at Opera House

June 13, 2009 Once again, the International Baroque Soloists have gathered at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House to honor Johann Sebastian Bach, the genius of Baroque music, and the composers who were influenced by him. more »»

Western New York has great festivals to offer

June 12, 2009 It may not seem like it, when the snow is up over our boot tops, but we who live in Western New York are envied by lovers of excellent theater all over the glob. more »»

Hospice of Chautauqua County to host fundraiser

May 23, 2009 Two subjects have attracted the Critical Eye, this week. Both are important and worthy of your attention. more »»

Jamestown native Douglas Ahlstedt to perform in concert

May 9, 2009 Friday at 8 p.m., you’re going to want to be in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church to hear Jamestown native Douglas Ahlstedt perform a concert. Accompanying him on piano will be Walter Morales. more »»

Controversial feature films released on DVD in recent weeks

April 25, 2009 In recent weeks, a number of feature films have been released on DVD, which tackle any number of controversial subjects. more »»



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