Entertainment

Wrestler ‘Primal Warpath’ to make two appearances this weekend

In the best shape of his life, after rehabbing from a motorcycle accident in April, Dave "The Primal Warpath" Coia will make a special appearance at Maximum Force Wrestling's event Saturday Sept. 7 inside Floral Hall at The Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk.Tickets for the pro wrestling ...

Tommy Z to participate in Red, White and Blues Festival Saturday

International Recording Artist and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee Tommy Z and his band will be performing at Fredonia's Red, White and Blues Festival at the White Inn Saturday at 1 p.m.His latest self-produced release, "Sometimes" entered the Top 50 Blues Charts for FM Airplay (Roots Music ...

Marion Art Gallery opens season with ‘Xing Perspectives’ on Friday

The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia will opening the 2013-14 season with the exhibition "Xing Perspectives" from Friday to Oct. 13.An opening reception is planned for Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.This ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘RED 2’

"RED 2," the action comedy starring Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.In "RED 2," the high-octane sequel to the 2010 worldwide sleeper hit ...

Canada, a reach season for the arts

Although the calendar says we have nearly an additional month left of summer, traditionally, the summer season ends this weekend, with the Labor Day holiday.At the end of each summer, I think it's important to look back over what we've done and what we've not done, in covering the arts, the ...

Three guest artist and faculty recitals scheduled in September

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music starts the fall semester with a lineup of three free guest artist and faculty recitals. For a complete list of upcoming events or to learn more, visit www.fredonia.edu/music or call 673-3151.A guest artist recital featuring tubists Dennis Nulty and Raymond ...

Fredonia Opera House to screen Edvard Munch

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen a unique high definition "captured live" art exhibition event titled Munch 150 on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.Throughout 2013, all of Norway will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Edvard Munch (1863-1944), one of the towering figures of ...

Jim Roselle to be featured on ‘Chautauqua People’

Jim Roselle will be the next person featured on the new Access Channel 5 program called "Chautauqua People," which debuted in July. The program will air at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day beginning on Saturday with the last airing on Sept. 6.Jim Roselle, radio pioneer on Jamestown's own WJTN radio ...

Willow Creek Winery presents 2nd annual Wild Wild Fest

SILVER CREEK - Willow Creek Winery is finishing out its Homegrown Music Fridays concert series with the "2nd Annual Wild Wild Fest" on Friday. An idea put together by Willow Creek Winery and the band Well Worn Boot, the show features other music acts, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Funknut, Honeyspine, Jack ...

Night Lights at the Heron open this weekend

SHERMAN - Night Lights at The Heron is open three nights over Labor Day weekend and will feature two women as entertainment for guests.Liz Berlin from the band Rusted Root will be the featured entertainment on Saturday. As a founding member of the multi-platinum band, Liz has played in front of ...

Library program marks end of summer reading

JAMESTOWN - Prendergast Library will wrap up its Summer Reading Challenge at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Fireplace Room with a performance by entertainers Charlie and Checkers and a drawing for prizes.The event is free and open to the public.The deadline for Summer Reading challenge entries is 5 ...

Country royalty tribute performance Thursday

MAYVILLE - The Thursday performance of the Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature Pat Cook and Skip Roberts presenting Country Royalty - Songs of Hank and Patsy. The concert will be held at Lakeside Park in Mayville on the shores of Chautauqua Lake from 6:30 to 8:30 ...

Canada’s Stratford festival

STRATFORD, ONT. - Few things can be better than to do wonderful things in a wonderful place.Our annual journey to Canada's Stratford Festival is exactly such a circumstance. The drive to and from there is one of the most unpleasant I can imagine, but the beauty of the city and the excellence of ...

‘Anything Goes’ auditions Aug. 28, 29

JAMESTOWN - Auditions will be held Aug. 28 and 29 for Jamestown Community College's production of "Anything Goes," which will be performed in the fall.The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre, are open to students and community members. People trying out should memorize a song ...

Peter Georgescu to appear on ‘Chautauqua People’

Peter Georgescu will be the next person featured on the new Access Channel 5 program called "Chautauqua People," which debuted in July. The program will air at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day beginning on Aug. 24 with the last airing on Aug. 30.Georgescu was born in Bucharest where his family was ...

Lucas Grabeel joins Jamestown skating event cast

JAMESTOWN - One of the stars of the ABC Family hit TV series "Switched at Birth" and also one of the stars of the Disney Channel's original movies "High School Musical," "High School Musical 2," and the feature film "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," Lucas Grabeel, has joined the cast of ...

Encore returning to Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA - Encore, an organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for adults 55 and older to experience a choral camp at Chautauqua Institution, is returning for the sixth year and has expanded to include theater and dance/movement. enrollees will arrive Sunday to stay in the Athenaeum ...

Jammin’ in the Vines IV to feature Sister Hazel

SILVER CREEK - Willow Creek Winery presents "Jammin in the Vines IV," featuring Sister Hazel Saturday along with special guests Big Leg Emma, Smackdab, Gina V. and the Barn Cats and Honey Spine.Sister Hazel, most famous for their hit "All for You" will be the main act Saturday. Their American ...

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform Wednesday at Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA - In a one-night-only performance, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will perform on tour in the open-air amphitheater of the scenic Chau-tauqua Institution Wednes-day at 8:15 p.m.As part of the 2013 Summer performance lineup, PBT will present a trio of works featuring the distinct styles of ...

New and colorful works

CHAUTAUQUA - Programmers of classical music are wise to combine familiar, beloved works which are the heart and soul of our culture, with new and innovative creations which keep the art form alive and speak differently to audiences.On Tuesday, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra will perform a ...