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Chautauqua Lake hosts ‘Hamilton’ drummer

Chautauqua Lake Central School recently hosted “Hamilton” drummer Andres Forero for two presentations shared with students from other districts throughout the county. The Rochester area native played selections from “Hamilton,” as well as “In the Heights,” an earlier musical by ...

Opera House will present ‘I, Claude Monet’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “I, Claude Monet,” a unique production that combines history and art, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. This production, captured live in high definition, provides a fresh new look at arguably the ...

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The magician Alcandre (Christine Boehm), top, keeps a watchful eye on Elicia (Stevie Jackson), left, and Melibea (Melita Kingston) in a scene from the Department of Theatre and Dance production of “The Illusion.” The Walter Gloor Mainstage Series event opens Feb. 24 in Bartlett Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

SUNY Fredonia presents work from playwright Tony Kushner

The beauty of language, the art of humor and a touch of mystery come together for the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of “The Illusion” by Tony ...

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“Hidden Figures” will be shown Saturday and Tuesday nights at the Fredonia Opera House.

The brains of NASA

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Hidden Figures,” starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae. It will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 18, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best ...

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Intercollegiate Choral Festival taking place Saturday

The Fredonia School of Music announces the 7th Annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival in King Concert Hall on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general public, and free for students (with ID) and children. Now in its seventh year, the Intercollegiate Choral Festival brings ...

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The legacy of Carl V. Mazzio will be honored by Fredonia music students, faculty, and friends at a tribute concert on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Happening on campus

The SUNY Fredonia Bands, Trombone Choir, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will honor the legacy of Carl V. Mazzio in a tribute concert on Sunday, February 19 at 4pm in King Concert Hall. The program will feature Carl’s favorite wind compositions including the Organ Symphony by Saint-Sains, Colonial ...

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“Hell or High Water” will be screened Wednesday in Jamestown.

‘Hell or High Water’ to be shown at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN — The modern western crime drama, “Hell or High Water” will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film is nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges). “In Hell or High Water,” two ...

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The Bolshoi Ballet beloved classic Swan Lake will be shown at the 1891 Opera House Saturday at 1 p.m.

Opera House to present the Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies — the Bolshoi Ballet — performing the beloved classic, Swan Lake, on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. Originally performed on Jan. 25, 2015 this captured live via satellite encore performance is the ...

Connections to earth, others highlighted in Fredonia art exhibition

For artist Sharbani Das Gupta, the connection of humans to each other and to the Earth is paramount. Her current exhibition at the State University of New York at Fredonia, “Sharbani Das Gupta: Out Of Step,” is an ode to the Earth and it exemplifies her trademark themes of connectivity and ...

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Auditions for “Least Resistance” will take place Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Winged Ox Players to hold auditions for ‘Least Resistance’

JAMESTOWN — The Winged Ox Players invite local actors to be a part of the debut production of the original performance of “Least Resistance”; a dramatic play that explores the story of addiction and recovery in Jamestown. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. and ...

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4-Hers from the Fluvanna Farmyard Friends helped prepare the Chautauqua Suites for the 2016 Green Tie Affair. This year’s event takes place Feb. 26.

Have a Heart for 4-H

MAYVILLE — Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s 4-H Youth Development Program still has tickets available for their 5th annual Have a Heart for 4-H Green Tie Affair benefit dinner on Sunday, Feb. 26. Tickets are available for $25 per person and can be purchased from any ...

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“Fences” stars Viola Davis and Denzel Washington.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Fences’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Fences,” starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who both were awarded Screen Actors Guild Awards for their performances in the film. It will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 11, and Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Nominated for ...

New Horizons Band spring semester begins Wednesday

‘Did you play an instrument many years ago? Did you ever want to learn how to play an instrument? Do you play an instrument now and want to continue to play and perform? Then, the New Horizons Band of Western New York is for you! The New Horizons Band of Western New York will begin its ...

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Humble g Tha Fiddla to perform

JAMESTOWN — Humble g Tha Fiddla, who plays classical violin to the accompaniment of hip-hop beats, will perform at Jamestown Community College on Thursday, Feb. 9. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on February 9 in the Student Union in the Hamilton Collegiate Center. The program is free and open ...

All-County musicians to perform at Chautauqua Lake School

MAYVILLE — The Chautauqua Lake Central School Auditorium will be the site of the 2017 Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association-sponsored Winter All-County Festival and Concert.  Taking place on Saturday, February 11th at 5 p.m., this event features the county’s best student ...

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Fredonia Technology Incubator to host artist Anthony Leone

Buffalo artist Anthony Leone will be featured at the Fredonia Technology Incubator to showcase his creative paintings and works on paper. The exhibition will be held at the FTI Art Gallery Feb. 6 through March 10. The gallery is free and open to the public, and hours are Monday through ...

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“Titanic” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

Academy Award winner

The romantic drama, Titanic — originally released in 1997 — shows Saturday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film — winner of 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director (James Cameron) — stars Oscar nominee Kate Winslet and Oscar winner Leonardo ...

Foundation Drawing

JAMESTOWN — Foundation Drawing, an exhibition that celebrates drawing as a foundation skill in visual arts, will be displayed in the Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery from February 6 to March 15. The exhibition presents work by Melissa Cooke of Minneapolis, MN, Hollis ...

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“20th  Century Women” will be shown Saturday, Feb. 4 and Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Fredonia Opera House.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘20th Century Women’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “20th Century Women,” starring Annette Bening.  It will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 4, and Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, “20th Century Women” also received Golden ...

WNY Chamber Orchestra to present American opera ‘Little Women’

The highly acclaimed operatic rendering of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved “Little Women” will be presented in a staged concert production by the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, a professional ensemble-in-residence at the State University of New York at Fredonia, on Saturday at 4 ...