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Shaolin Warriors: Legendary Masters of Kung Fu takes place Friday at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.

Kung Fu masters

JAMESTOWN — Shaolin Warriors: Legendary Masters of Kung Fu will close out Reg Lenna Center for The Arts’ presenting season on Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. The next live event season will begin in October amid major renovations to almost the entire facility. Shaolin Warriors is a unique show ...

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Hudson Valley Fiddling group to perform at Fredonia as part of Western New York tour.

Strawberry Hill Fiddlers come to Fredonia

The Fredonia School of Music will welcome The Strawberry Hill Fiddlers on April 8 for a day of workshops with Fredonia music faculty and a concert featuring members of the Poughkeepsie area touring group performing together with Fredonia music students. The free performance will be held in ...

A Star Wars story

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the blockbuster hit “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” It will be screened on Saturday, April 1, and Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. “This film comes out on DVD on Tuesday, the day of our second screening,” notes Opera House ...

A Contemporary Evening

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies — the Bolshoi Ballet — performing an evening of contemporary and modern dance in A Contemporary Evening, on Saturday, April 1, at 1 p.m. For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with ...

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism, a unique examination art, gardens and history, on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Traveling to studios, gardens and famous locations throughout the eastern U.S., U.K. and France, this mesmerizing production is a feast for the eyes.

Opera House presents ‘The Artist’s Garden’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism, a unique examination art, gardens and history, on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. In addition, the Opera House has partnered with the North Shore ...

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Visiting and understanding the Red Square

Editor’s note: in May, 2016, the Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wickwire Lundquist of Fredonia had the privilege of visiting the nation of Russia. She travelled with a group organized by the Peacemaking Program of the Presbyterian Church USA. The purpose of the trip was to build stronger relationships ...

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Pictured are members of the Kokomo Time Band.

The story of the Kokomo Time Band

“A long time ago” in the year 2000, a Dunkirk resident by the name of Jim Steffan had an idea to produce a band whose image and style would visually reflect the type of musical sounds it offered. And so it was, that shortly after, the Kokomo Time Band set sail in the Chautauqua County and ...

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In the front row from left are: Kaelyn Zebraski (Rusty), Victoria Pucci-Schaefer (Ariel Moore), Jared Laurito (Ren McCormick), and Matt Zevenbergen (Willard Hewitt). In the back row are: Lydia Lanski (Wendy Jo), Matt Burr (Cowboy Bob), Anna Gullo (Vi Moore), Jackson Booth (Reverend Shaw Moore), Marcus Seastedt (Chuck Cooper), Mary Holt (Ethel McCormick), and Megan Foley (Urleen).

‘Footloose’ coming to FHS

Fredonia High School will present the musical “Footloose” on March 24, 25, 31 and April 1 starting at 7:30 p.m. each night in the District Auditorium. All tickets are $8. Reserved tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fcsdmusic or in the Fredonia High School lobby from 4 to 6 p.m. on March ...

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“Twinbrook Station on the Red Line” by Raymond Bonilla.

Bonilla art exhibition to open

An exhibition of paintings and illustrations by Raymond Bonilla, a nationally recognized artist and member of the faculty in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia, will be held at the Fredonia Technology Incubator. An artist’s reception ...

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Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2016-17 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m., with Wolfgang Mozart’s Idomeneo.

Live at the Met Season continues with Mozart’s Idomeneo

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2016-17 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, March 25, at 1 p.m., with Wolfgang Mozart’s Idomeneo. Mozart’s first ...

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Honoring Roland Dyens

A concert honoring Roland Dyens, a world-class guitarist, composer and teacher — and generous friend of the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Guitar program — will be held on Thursday, March 23, 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall. Mr. Dyens’ unexpected passing in late 2016 shocked ...

Best Picture ‘Moonlight,’ animated feature ‘Sing’ to show at the Reg

JAMESTOWN — At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love — the Academy Award winning movie for Best Picture, “Moonlight” is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with ...

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Cast members of “Into the Woods,” being performed on March 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Westfield Academy and Central School, strike a pose during rehearsal.  From left to right:  Jordan Jimenez (the Baker), Brittany Whitcomb (the Baker’s Wife), Bradley Belmondo (the Wolf),  Grace Bodenmiller (Cinderella),  Alain Cockram (the Witch),  Joshua Kitchen (Cinderella’s Prince),  Matt See (the Mysterious Man),  Allex Davidson (Jack’s Mother), Luke Stephenson (Jack), Kailyn Gatto (Jack’s Mother).

WACS to perform ‘Into the Woods’

WESTFIELD — Westfield Academy and Central School will present “Into the Woods,” music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine on March 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield District Auditorium. “Into the Woods” is an exciting musical that interweaves several ...

WM’s The Exhibition

The new addition of artwork in the second floor practice rooms of Fredonia School of Music’s Mason Hall is a unique exhibition designed by Jodie S. White and Donald Malone III. WM’s The Exhibition is constructed to connect both the visual and musical arts at Fredonia by providing Visual Art ...

Wits ‘n giggles returns

JAMESTOWN — Wits ‘n Giggles Stand-Up Comedy, sponsored by Bud Light and Comfort Inn, returns to the Northwest Arena Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. The night features headliner, Mark Anthony; feature, Rob Ward; and host Robb Will. Feature act, Ward, always knew he was different. In grade ...

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Lion and Hidden Figures, Oscar nominees, will be screened at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts on March 15 and 18 respectively.

Best Picture nominees ‘Lion,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ to show at the Reg

Best Picture nominees “Lion” (March 15 at 7 p.m.) and “Hidden Figures” (March 18 at 8 p.m.) will show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Adapted from the non-fiction book “A Long Way Home” by Saroo Brierley, “Lion” is about a five-year-old Indian boy who, after a wrong train ...

Opera House to present Celtic music and dance

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a special concert in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day featuring Celtic band The Brigadoons and Scottish fiddling group, The MacLeod Fiddlers, on Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. The Brigadoons and The MacLeod Fiddlers are both from the county of ...

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At the Grange

Fredonia Grange No. 1, 58 West Main St. has a concert planned for Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. Peregrine Road features two seasoned and versatile musicians who are quickly becoming known together as a power duo capable of an incredible range of styles. Karen Axelrod and Rachel Bell perform ...

SCCS takes to the stage

SILVER CREEK — Working for peanuts has taken on a new meaning at the Silver Creek Central School District lately. Dozens of students and staff members have spent the past couple months rehearsing for the 2017 musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” which is based on cartoonist ...