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Jamestown boys swimming coach Matt Moore knew there was something special about Matthew Marsh from a very young age. Moore coached Marsh for about three years in age-group swimming when he was 7-9 years old. There was just something that stood out about the young kid, that Marsh would be a name he’d knew he’d keep seeing at meets throughout the years. Fast forward to…

The preliminary rounds of this year’s New York State Boys Swimming and Diving Championships have come and gone, and Jamestown’s Matt Marsh is in contention to add not one, but two more state titles to his resume. Last year, Marsh came into states as the top seed in the 100-yard freestyle and swam an automatic All-America time of 45.40 seconds on his way to a state crown. …

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The 10,000 Maniacs might not be the first band that comes to mind when you contemplate traditional English folk music, but from the group’s beginnings in the early 1980s, British collectives like Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span and artists like Bert Jansch, Nick Drake and Richard Thompson had an immense influence on the group that would become one of our region’s mos…

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She’s the youngest-ever winner of “The Voice.” She’s shared stages with megastars. Her labelmates at Big Machine Records include Rascal Flatts, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. This weekend, country singer Danielle Bradbery’s performance on the Progressive Skating & Gymnastics Spectacular will be aired nationally on ABC. (The first broadcast is 4 p.m. Saturday on WKBW, an…

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JAMESTOWN – Legendary comedian Bob Newhart says he’s thrilled to be coming to Jamestown on Saturday to perform a stand-up routine in honor of Lucille Ball.“I played at Chautauqua [Institution]a number of years ago and I remember that it was just beautiful,” he said. “It was sort of like taking a step back in time. I was waiting for Willia…

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Remember Lucille Ball’s skit where she stomped grapes in a vat while on her Italian vacation?Well the good people of Jamestown, home of the Lucy Desi Museum and Center for Comedy, want to re-create that scene, but with a lot more people and a lot more grapes, and in the process set a world record for the most people stomping grapes at one time.The record is 977. T…

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Caroline Rhea has been acting and performing stand-up since 1989, when she left her native Montreal for New York. She launched a career that’s included a steady stream of movie and TV work (you may recall her role as Aunt Hilda on “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”) and comedy gigs. Rhea, 50, is bringing her stand-up to Jamestown on Thursday when she headlines the Lucille Ball …

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It all starts with Lucille Ball – and next week, she will be remembered – and laughed about – in grand fashion. Once a year, coinciding with the comedienne’s Aug. 6 birthday, legions of Lucy lovers from around the country and overseas converge on Jamestown for the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. The five-day event, which starts Wednesday and continues through Aug. 10, inclu…