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Making a list – and checking it twice

December 10, 2009 With Christmas closing in and the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s all about list-making. Wish lists, shopping lists, lists of New Year’s resolution. more »»

December: The month that brings thoughts of giving

December 5, 2009 December is here, and in a great many heads, this month brings thoughts of giving gifts. more »»

Getting into the yuletide swing of things

December 3, 2009 You won’t find any complaints about the lack of snow on the ground here, but for whatever reason, it just doesn’t feel like the holiday spirit is present ye. more »»

Christmas brings the familiar traditions of the season

November 28, 2009 The Christmas season is now upon us. Of all the commonly-celebrated holidays, Christmas does the most to blend the innovative and the familia. more »»

Consider yourself poison

November 19, 2009 I have been struck down by the flu this week and am writing this while snuggled up with my laptop. more »»


November 12, 2009 I am generally not superstitious. I simply believe that everything can and likely will go completely awry at any time, regardless of where Friday the 13th may fall on the calendar. more »»

Jill Keating to preform at Webb’s Captain’s Table

November 7, 2009 The Critical Eye will be going a bit cross-eyed this week, as we need to focus on two different yet excellent arts opportunities: Next Saturday, singer, dancer and actress Jill Keating... more »»

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 »»



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