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Forestville native Carol Adams

Author to discuss feminist social justice, animal rights activism

Feminist social justice activism and animal rights advocacy will be examined by Chautauqua County native Carol J. Adams, author of the pioneering book on feminist animal rights theory, “The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory,” as part of the Convocation Series of ...

Scott Downey

Silver Creek man writes science fiction book

Scott Downey of Silver Creek is the new author of the science fiction adventure called Project 49. This is his first novel and it is available on Amazon, both in E-book and paperback. Downey was born and raised in Western New York. Once in sixth grade, he read the book, “Not Quite Human: ...

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen “Baby Driver” as part of the Opera House Cinema Series. It will be shown Saturday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Baby Driver’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Baby Driver,” one of the summer’s biggest blockbuster action films. It stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx, and will be screened on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. In “Baby ...

Winged Ox Players to present ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

JAMESTOWN — The Winged Ox Players will present their fall production of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” on Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Willow Bay Theatre, 21 East Third St., Jamestown. The Winged Ox Players is a ministry ...

The Trip to Spain and Despicable Me 3 to show at Reg Lenna

The Trip to Spain and Despicable Me 3 to show at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts continues its fall movie season with the road trip comedy The Trip to Spain showing Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. After jaunts to northern England and Italy, British actors and comedians Steve Coogan (Philomena) and Rob Brydon (The Trip, The Trip to ...

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“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,”  will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at The 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

Riveting follow-up

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” the sequel to the Oscar-winning “An Inconvenient Truth.” It will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. A decade after “An Inconvenient Truth” brought ...

Musicians Sue Tillotson and Jim Cunningham, who will be featured performers in the 2017-18 Folk in Fredonia Music Series with a concert in May, are two of the many area performers who will help make the 23rd Annual Free-for-All at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House an afternoon of music, laughter and fun. Tickets to Sept. 17 event are free.

Opera House Folk-in-Fredonia music series to start with Free-For-All

The Folk-in-Fredonia Music Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will kick off its 2017-18 season with the annual “Free-for-All” on Sunday, Sept.17. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and admission is free. The Free-For-All was started 23 years ago by local folk group The Newton Street ...

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Works of several current and former Jamestown Community College faculty members will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Weeks Gallery.

Talents of faculty

A reception celebrating the works of several current and former Jamestown Community College faculty members will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14 in the Weeks Gallery. The event, free and open to the public, will include hors d’oeuvres created by Planet Earth as well as artisan ...

Claudette Sorel Piano competition registration deadline Sept. 15

The Fredonia School of Music has announced the second annual Claudette Sorel Piano Competition in November, an event designed to celebrate the creativity and excellence of young pianists. Named in honor of Fredonia piano professor emeritus, Claudette Sorel, the event is supported by the Sorel ...

Artists announced for the Southern Tier Biennial

Hundreds of artists have entered the Southern Tier Biennial (STB) over the last 12 years allowing the creation of exhibitions that showcase the vitality and diversity of contemporary art in the region, and the 2017 STB promises to deliver another exceptional exhibition. This year’s jurors, ...

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Chris Trapper, above, and Bae, right, will perform at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m
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A night of music

FREDONIA — Singer/Songwriter, and former front man for the 90s alternative rock band The Push Stars, Chris Trapper will present a solo acoustic show at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Opening the show will be rising singer/songwriter Bea. With four CD releases ...

Submitted Photo: Andrea Dezso’s “Garden Beings 2,” a stone lithograph, will be among her works on display in an exhibition at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia starting Sept. 5.

Fredonia’s Marion Art Gallery to host Andrea Dezso exhibition

Visitors will have an opportunity to experience enchanted forests, bat caves and utopian cities in the first exhibition of the 2017-18 season at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “Andrea Dezso: Enchanted Fictions” opens on Tuesday, ...

Reg Lenna Center to show ‘The Beguiled’

JAMESTOWN — The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will wrap ups its summer of movies with director Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled showing on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning star in “The Beguiled.” The story unfolds during the Civil ...

Submitted Photo: Pictured is the cast of “Harvest Moon.”

Lake Shore Center for the Arts to present ‘Harvest Moon’

WESTFIELD — Lake Shore Center for the Arts will host the premiere of the multimedia play, “Harvest Moon” Sept. 2 and Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. It will be performed each evening in the sanctuary of the First Presbyterian Church of Westfield, located on South Portage Street. The church is also ...

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of “Dirty Dancing,” the film will be shown at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.

Reg Lenna to show ‘Dirty Dancing’

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film “Dirty Dancing” with a showing on Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby vacations with her parents at a Catskill’s resort. One evening, she is drawn to the ...

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Children and their caregivers enjoy weekly classes of music play and exploration.

Pathways to Music announces new fall classes

Three early childhood classes will be offered this fall by Pathways to Music, a program of the Fredonia School of Music. Online registration is now available — providing an exciting opportunity for children and parents to discover the joy of music while singing, moving, listening, and ...

La Cenerentola

Homecoming Excellence Gala puts the spotlight on opera

The Homecoming Excellence Gala dinner will be held in the Williams Center on Friday, Oct. 20. The 60th Anniversary Hillman Opera Celebration will be highlighted with an operatic theme throughout the dinner including a performance by Fredonia alumni Kateri Gormely Sackett, ’12, and Kyle ...

Final week at Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — As summer comes to an end, Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Nine of its 2017 season. The week, which begins Aug. 20 and concludes Aug. 27, features presentations by renowned guests such as Chef Jacques Pepin, Professor Marion Nestle, Chef ...