BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

Entertainment

Photo by Fabricio Logan 
The Department of Theatre and Dance production of “Much Ado About Nothing” features, from left, Katelyn Crall as Beatrice, James Lillin as Don Pedro and Patrick Brett as Benedick. The production runs from Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 in Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Shakespeare favorite is next in Fredonia Mainstage Series

One of William Shakespeare’s most popular works will be the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Department of Theatre and Dance will present six performances of “Much Ado About Nothing” from Nov. 30 through Dec. 3 in ...

Submitted photo 
Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m., with Thomas Ades’ contemporary “The Exterminating Angel.” The opera makes history in that it features soprano Audrey Luna singing a high A — a note that has never been sung before on the stage of the Met.

‘The Exterminating Angel’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high-definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House this Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m., with Thomas Ades’ contemporary “The Exterminating ...

Submitted Photo
The Bennett Brass, a Fredonia-based brass trio, are leading The Community Music Program which is set to begin Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the West Courtney Street Community Center, 47 W. Courtney St. in Dunkirk.

Community music program set to begin

The CREATE Project, is pleased to announce its newest initiative, The Community Music Program. Join musicians Landon Gray and Logan Bennett for sessions of merry music-making. Grab your fiddle, flute, recorder, rusty tin can, or just bring your smile. All ages and experience levels are ...

Fredonia Wind Ensemble to present eclectic concert

The Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, will escort music enthusiasts on an exhilarating journey on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “Short Ride on a Fast Machine,” John Adams’ American ...

Submitted Photo
“Victoria & Abdul” will be screened on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Opera House Cinema Series.

Based on a true story

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Victoria & Abdul,” starring Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench and Ali Fazal. The extraordinary true story of a unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule, it will be screened on Saturday, ...

Reginald Marsh (1898-1954) of a merry-go-round.

Fine art representing the 1930s in America to be on display

JAMESTOWN — A reception for an exhibition of fine art representing American life during the 1930s will be held Nov. 9 in the Weeks Gallery on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. The reception, featuring a presentation on American art of the Depression Era by Ellen Litwicki, a ...

Finalists

Best of the best

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music has announced a group of 10 talented, young pianists selected to move on to the Finalist Round of The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, slated for Nov. 4, beginning at noon in Rosch Recital Hall. Finalists include: Alexei Aceto ...

Submitted Photo
The SHUFFLE Concert lineup of, from left, Sofia Nowik (cello), Hassan Anderson (oboe), Eliran Avni (piano), Moran Katz (clarinet), Ariadne Greif (soprano) and Brendan Speltz (violin) will perform in Fredonia’s Rosch Recital Hall on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m.

Fredonia offers unique concert experience with SHUFFLE

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music, in partnership with Rockefeller Arts Center, brings unique chamber performance experience to Rosch Recital Hall during Fredonia’s Family Weekend 2017. On Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., SHUFFLE Concert will take the stage for an ...

Submitted Photos: Actors in “California Typewriter” include Tom Hanks, left, and John Mayer, right.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘California Typewriter’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the new documentary “California Typewriter” in a special one-night-only screening on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Critics are calling it “an ode to the iconic writing instrument.” “California Typewriter” is a documentary portrait of ...

Seneca Nation art exhibition to open at Fredonia Incubator

Creativity, craftsmanship and heroism of the Seneca Nation will be celebrated in “Onondowa’ga: People of the Great Hill,” a new exhibition at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, that will be unveiled on Monday, Oct. 23. Area residents will have an opportunity ...

Dr. Susan Royal

Flutasia to take flight Wednesday at Fredonia

The Flutasia Flute Ensemble will perform an eclectic mix of music, including a world premiere of a composition by award-winning composer Christina Brice Dolanc, on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The ensemble is directed by ...

Addition to the show: Demler to emcee Gowanda concert

GOWANDA — Gowanda’s Historic Hollywood Theater is pleased to announce Maryalice Demler of WGRZ-TV will be the emcee for The Chicago Authority concert taking place at the theater at 7 p.m. Saturday. “With her incredibly busy schedule, we are delighted Maryalice chose to be with us to ...

Submitted Photo
On Thursday at 8 p.m. in Rosch, Fredonia alumnus and Eastman School of Music Professor Tony Caramia, piano, will take the stage with Fredonia music faculty members Kieran Hanlon, bass and Alec Dube, drums for an evening of jazz.

The Fredonia School of Music will host several events during Homecoming Weekend

On Thursday at 8 p.m. in Rosch, Fredonia alumnus and Eastman School of Music professor, Tony Caramia, piano, will take the stage with Fredonia music faculty members Kieran Hanlon, bass and Alec Dube, drums for an evening of jazz. The concert, entitled, "1917: Celebrating the 100th Birthdays of ...

Mario the Make Magician performance set Oct. 19 at Opera House

The village of Fredonia is about to become a little more magical. In celebration of the second annual Fredonia Mini Maker Faire, the world-renowned Mario “The Maker Magician” will be performing at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. This is an all-ages show. ...

‘Cars 3’ to play tonight at Reg Lenna Center

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts continues its autumn programs with a Sensory Friendly presentation of the animated film “Cars 3” today at 2 p.m. Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” roars onto the screen over the weekend. Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers led by ...

Submitted Photo
The Boy (Tyler Hecht), left, has the attention of both Black Stache (Jeff Kringer) and Molly (Carly Censi) in “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Fredonia Theater Series

A Tony Award-winning Broadway hit will be the first offering in the 2017-18 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of “Peter and the Starcatcher” from Oct. 20 to 28 in Marvel Theatre on ...

Fredonia Wind Ensemble concert to feature varied repertoire

The Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, will open the 2017-2018 academic year with diverse repertoire, from tangos to songs to story-telling, at a concert on Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Works to ...

Submitted Photo
New members joined the board of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) at their September meeting. Marie Karbacka (left) and Tim O’Brien, both former CRYS musicians, were welcomed by newly elected president Nancy Larson. Serious music students interested in learning more about CRYS can visit the website at CRYouthSymphony.com.

Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony welcomes new members

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) board welcomed two new members, Marie Karbacka and Tim O’Brien, at their September meeting. Along with current member Tim Pryzbelinski, they make three board members who were CRYS students in their youth and are now music teachers. ...

Submitted Photo: The Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will screen “Logan Lucky” this Saturday and again on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Opera House presents ‘Logan Lucky’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Logan Lucky,” one of this summer’s most popular and best-reviewed action films. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, it stars Channing Tatum, Daniel Craig, Adam Driver and Katie Holmes, and will be screened this Saturday, Oct. 14, and ...