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Natalie Merchant

Jamestown’s pride

Nonesuch Records will release “The Natalie Merchant Collection,” a deluxe 10-CD box set compiled by Merchant, on June 23. The Natalie Merchant Collection comprises 10 discs, including all eight of her solo studio albums from the past three decades. A ninth disc, Butterfly, is a new ...

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“Going in Style” stars Alan Arkin, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Going in Style’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the comedy “Going in Style.” It will be screened on Saturday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. In “Going in Style,” Oscar winners Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and ...

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, concludes its 2016-17 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, May 13, at 12:30 p.m., with Richard Strauss’ grandest opera Der Rosenkavalier.  The Met’s first new production since 1969 of Strauss’s rich, romantic masterpiece stars Renee Fleming in her final performance of one of her signature roles — the Marschallin.

Live at the Met season concludes with Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, concludes its 2016-17 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, May 13, at 12:30 p.m., with Richard Strauss’ grandest opera Der ...

Submitted Photo: Jessica Chastain stars in “The Zookeeper’s Wife.”

Opera House to screen ‘The Zookeeper’s Wife’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” starring Jessica Chastain. It will be screened on Saturday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. “The Zookeeper’s Wife” tells the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to ...

Opera House to present evening of Broadway music

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a special evening of songs from Broadway musicals on Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. The program features performances by some of Chautauqua County’s finest talent. The program will celebrate the music and lyrics of Stephen Schwartz — one of ...

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 New York Voices, a Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet, will be featured when Rockefeller Arts Center presents “Commencement Eve Pops with New York Voices” on Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Fredonia Commencement Eve Pops event will be jazz extravaganza

The Commencement Eve Pops tradition continues at Rockefeller Arts Center — and this year’s edition is truly something to get jazzed up about. “Commencement Eve Pops with New York Voices” will be presented on Friday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall at the State University of New ...

Submitted Photo: Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire star in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead.

Opera House presents Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the National Theatre’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Old Vic Theatre on Sat., May 6, at 1 p.m. Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star ...

Submitted Photo: “The Last Word” stars Amanda Seyfried, Shirley MacLaine and AnnJewel Lee Dixon.

MacLaine returns

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the comedy “The Last Word,” starring Shirley MacLaine. It will be screened on Saturday, April 29, and Tuesday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. In “The Last Word,” MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control ...

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Ali Ewoldt and Rodney Ingram, the Broadway stars who play Christine Daae and Raoul from “Phantom of the Opera” leading Lake Shore students.

Lake Shore senior high bands and chorus win in NYC

ANGOLA — The Senior High bands and chorus have returned home from New York City as Champions! The Mixed Chorus, under the direction of Brittany Nichols, the Concert Band under the direction of John Kresse, and the Symphonic Band under the direction of Eric Blodgett returned from New York City ...

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Matthew Smith and Willow Fodor participate in a public reading of a scene from 'Least Resistance' at the James Prendergast Library

Winged Ox Players to present ‘Least Resistance’

JAMESTOWN — “Least Resistance,” an original play about addiction, recovery and hope, will be presented by the Winged Ox Players on consecutive weekends, April 28 & 29 and May 5 & 6 at the Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. 3rd St., Jamestown, at 7:30 p.m. “Least Resistance” explores ...

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The Reg will screen “The Eagle Huntress” Saturday at 2 p.m. and “T2,” the sequel to “Trainspotting” on May 3 at 7 p.m.

The Reg to screen ‘The Eagle Huntress,’ ‘Trainspotting’ sequel

JAMESTOWN – The Best Documentary feature nominee “The Eagle Huntress” shows Saturday at 2 p.m. and T2 Trainspotting shows May 3 at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. In “The Eagle Huntress,” Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of ...

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The New Horizons Band of Western New York will perform Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.

New Horizons Band to offer spring concert on Wednesday in King

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will present its Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The public is invited to attend the free concert. Dr. Katherine M. Levy will conduct “Three Folk Miniatures” ...

Fredonia voice professor Joe Dan Harper will be featured in the World Premiere of Kurt Rohde’s Never was a knight, which Harper commissioned last year.

World premiere of Kurt Rohde’s ‘Never was a knight’ April 28

With generous support from the Fredonia College Foundation’s Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund, Fredonia voice professor Joe Dan Harper commissioned award-winning composer Kurt Rohde of San Francisco to compose Never was a knight, a musical reimagining of the Don Quixote narrative. The concept ...

Marion Art Gallery features student work in senior show

The Department of Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia will celebrate the accomplishments of graduating art majors with an exhibition opening April 28 in the Cathy and Jess Marion Art Gallery. The exhibition opens on April 28 with a reception from 7 to 9 ...

Submitted Photo: Fredonia’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its 11th annual Fredonia Dance Ensemble concert from April 28 to 30 in the Robert W. Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The event is described as an exhilarating evening of dance, showcasing performances by Fredonia’s outstanding young dancers and a wide variety of choreographic styles.

Dancing at Fredonia

Fredonia’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents its 11th annual Fredonia Dance Ensemble concert from April 28 to 30 in the Robert W. Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia. With performances by Fredonia’s outstanding young dancers and a wide variety of ...

‘Beyond Human: Animals in Literature’ events slated in April

The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Library System Regional Read is partnering with a State University of New York at Fredonia Department of English capstone class to explore the topic, “Beyond Human: Animals in Literature” in several local libraries in April. Featuring a variety of ...

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“Get out” stars Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams.

‘Get out’ to be shown tonight

JAMESTOWN — The social thriller “Get Out” will be shown tonight, April 19, at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. In Jordan Peele’s (Key and Peele) “Get Out,” when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real ...

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“Kubo and the Two Strings” was nominated for an Academy Award.

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ to be presented Friday, Saturday

JAMESETOWN — The Oscar-nominated animated family film “Kubo and the Two Strings” will be shown Friday and Saturday at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. In “Kubo and the Two Strings,” young Kubo’s (Art Parkinson from Game of Thrones) peaceful existence comes crashing down when he ...

Opera House to present Mary Shelley history play, talk-back

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a special one-woman production called “Mary Shelley — A Living History” on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The production stars author/actress Susan Marie Frontczak and will include a special Q&A/talk-back immediately following the performance. In a ...