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Vehicle that appears in movie “Johnny Gruesome.”

Trailer released for movie based on Fredonia native’s horror novel

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter premiered the trailer for the Red Hell Movies LLC motion picture Johnny Gruesome, written and directed by Fredonia native Gregory Lamberson. On Thursday, the YouTube channel New Trailer Buzz posted the trailer, which generated 12,000 views in less than 24 ...

Chautauqua Institution announces Week 2 line-up

Lee R. Berger, James A. Joseph, Shah Selbe, Kristin Romey, Lake Street Dive and L’Orfeo headline second week of Chautauqua Institution’s 2017 season Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Two of its 2017 season. The week, which begins July 2 and concludes ...

‘Our Town: Stories from Mayville & Westfield,’ airs tonight

With the help of local volunteer storytellers and photo & video curators from Mayville and Westfield, WQLN TV prepares for tonight’s premiere of its original documentary “Our Town: Stories from Mayville & Westfield,” a video scrapbook of the people, places, and happenings of ...

Chautauqua Theater Company launches 34th season Friday

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the new Artistic Direction of Andrew Borba and continued leadership of Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, kicks-off its 34th season with “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn, directed by Borba. “Noises Off” runs for three weeks, ...

Opera House to host folk reunion concert in memory of Fredonia classmates

Musicians — including alumni and former faculty of the State University of New York at Fredonia, as well as professional musicians from across the United States — will perform together in “Mad About Toms,” a concert of acoustic American music in tribute to Tom Tunney and Tom Stocky, ...

Submitted Photo: “The Lost City of Z” tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, played by Charlie Hunnam, right.

‘The Lost City of Z’ to be shown at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN — “The Lost City of Z” will be shown at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction best seller, “The Lost City of Z” tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys ...

Submitted Photo: The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a recent film from Filmmaker Michael Maglaras titled “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age on Thursday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., as part of its Art & Architecture: On Screen series. To celebrate local artists, the Opera House has partnered with members of the North Shore Arts Alliance on a special art installation at the Opera House from 6:30-7:30pm, immediately prior to the screening. The exhibit will include work by artists including Katherine Galbraith who created portraits at the National Gallery of Art under their Copyist Program, both of them from portraits by John Singer Sargent including this one of Mrs. Henry White.

Opera House to present Meet the Filmmaker event

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a recent film from Filmmaker Michael Maglaras titled “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” on Thursday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., as part of its Art & Architecture: On Screen series. Maglaras and Producer Terri Templeton will introduce the ...

Best of the best

JAMESTOWN — The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) is awarding grants to artistic projects of five Chautauqua County non-profit organizations and two local artists. “It’s hard to imagine Chautauqua County without all of the wonderful cultural opportunities and talented ...

Concerts in Angola’s Centennial Park to begin

ANGOLA — The 35th year of Concerts at the Gazebo in Angola’s Centennial Park kicks off Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a performance featuring Crash Cadillac with vocals by Linda Giancarlo. The initial concert is sponsored by Lake Shore Federal Credit Union. Refreshments will be available. ...

Mayville announces Summer Concert Series

The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2017 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series scheduled performances: July 6 — Jackson Rohm (solo acoustic) –Fairy Tale Farm Face Painting July 13 — Kokomo Time Band (Trop Rock/Beach Party) – ...

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“Their Finest” will be screened this Saturday and Tuesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fredonia Opera House. Tickets are available at the door for $7 (adults), $6.50 (seniors & Opera House members) and $5 (students) the night of each screening.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Their Finest’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Their Finest.” It will be screened this Saturday and Tuesday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. It’s 1940, London, during the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift ...

Opera House to present ukulele master in concert and workshop

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a special concert with Ukulele Master Stuart Fuchs on Friday, June 16, at 7:30 p.m. The incredible teaching artist also will lead a workshop titled Ukulele 101 on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m. Fuchs is a multi-instrumentalist, recording artist, ...

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Michelangelo — Love and Death, a stunning exploration of the artist’s life and work, on Thursday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen series. Spanning his 89 years, Michelangelo — Love and Death takes a cinematic journey from the print and drawing rooms of Europe, through the great chapels and museums of Florence, Rome and the Vatican to explore the tempestuous life of this incredible artist.

Opera House presents Michelangelo — Love & Death

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Michelangelo — Love and Death, a stunning exploration of the artist’s life and work, on Thursday, June 15, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen series. The spectacular sculptures and paintings of Michelangelo seem so ...

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Merritt Estate Winery’s Strawberry Festival runs Saturday and Sunday.

Merritt Estate Winery to host 37th annual festival

FORESTVILLE — Merritt Estate Winery is excited to be celebrating their 37th annual Strawberry Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 10 and 11. This free and family friendly event invites everyone to the Merritt Estate Winery grounds in Forestville to indulge in everything ...

The Castleman Quartet Program returns to Fredonia

Local music lovers will have a chance to experience splendid chamber works performed by some of the world’s most talented young artists as The Castleman Quartet Program launches its 12th season in residence at The State University of New York at Fredonia. The Quartet Program’s 2017 concert ...

Make Music Day

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced that Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Jamestown will join cities across the country and around the world for this year’s Make Music Day on June 21. Now entering its second year locally, Make Music Western New York (MMWNY) is a unique ...

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The 22nd Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival features an intimate group of top musicians from throughout North America who are specialists in and passionate about Baroque performance. Many are Festival veterans and have included (l to r) Violinist/Concert Mistress Julie Leven, Violinist Margie Cooper, Violinist Smiliana Lozanova, Flutist Dr. Susan Royal and Violist Brian Walnicki. The festival will be held June 9-11, at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House.

1891 Fredonia Opera House presents 22nd Bach & Beyond Festival

The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 22nd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 9-11. Under Artistic Director Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral music of 17th and 18th century Baroque ...

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts to show two movies

“The Zookeeper’s Wife” will be showing Wednesday, at 7 p.m. at the Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. It is the real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee ...

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Pictured are CRYB students performing in last year’s Spring Gala.

CRYB Spring Gala Performance tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet’s 2017 Spring Gala Performance. The production, under the artistic direction of Monika Alch, will be presented on Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts. The program will feature all the students of CRYB ...