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RTPI to host prestigious ‘Birds in Art’ exhibition

JAMESTOWN — The Roger Tory Peterson Institute is now presenting “Birds in Art.” Varied, mesmerizing perspectives and artistic insights into avian life are featured in the 41st annual “Birds in Art” exhibition. Artwork marvels incorporating vivid colors, remarkable compositions, and ...

Submitted Photo: “Tommy’s Honour” stars Jack Lowden (pictured above) as well as Sam Neill, Peter Mullan and Ophelia Lovibond.

Golf movie ‘Tommy’s Honour’ to show at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN — The golf movie “Tommy’s Honour” will be shown at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts on Wednesday, July 26 at 7 p.m. “Tommy’s Honour” is based on the powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between “Old” Tom and “Young” Tommy Morris, the ...

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Tony Kushner’s multiaward-winning two-part play “Angels in America,” captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Lyttelton Theatre. Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, part one of the production, will be presented on Saturday at noon.

‘Angels in America’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a new National Theatre Live production of Tony Kushner’s multiaward-winning two-part play “Angels in America,” captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Lyttelton Theatre. Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, part one of the ...

Detroit ‘67

Chautauqua Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is honored to open Dominique Morisseau’s Detroit ‘67, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Detroit ‘67 will run July 21-30 at Bratton Theater at the Chautauqua ...

Submitted Photo. Still life by J.B. Murphy.

Incubator to host Aspire art exhibit

The opening reception for Aspire’s iXpress, an exhibition of art created by children and adults who have developmental disabilities, will be held at the Fredonia Technology Incubator — 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk — today from 4 to 6 p.m. Area residents are invited to share in the joy of ...

Submitted Photo. “The House on Mango Street” author, Sandra Cisneros, will speak at the CLSC Roundtable presentation Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with a book signing following at 4:30 p.m. The inter-arts production will be Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater.

Acclaimed book inspires inter-arts initiative at Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA — The award-winning novel “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros, regarded as a seminal work of Chicano literature, is inspiring an original musical composition, inter-arts performance and an art exhibition at Chautauqua Institution this summer. The book tells the ...

Submitted Photo: Shakespeare on the Lake is a collaboration project between two Fredonia Technology Incubator businesses: Venture Productions and The Playground Academy. Pictured are participants preparing at the Fredonia Technology Incubator.

Experience magic of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Shakespeare on the Lake is a collaboration project between two Fredonia Technology Incubator businesses: Venture Productions and The Playground Academy. Shows will take place July 26-29, each night beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse in the city. This is a four-night ...

Chautauqua Week 4

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Four of its 2017 season.The week, which begins July 16 and concludes July 22, features presentations by renowned guests such as the pastor and author Isaac Canales, U.S. foreign policy experts from the Center ...

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“Paris Can Wait” stars Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin.

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Paris Can Wait’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Paris Can Wait,” starring Diane Lane and Alec Baldwin. It will be screened on Saturday, July 15, and Tuesday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. In “Paris Can Wait,” 81-year-old Eleanor Coppola’s feature film directorial and screenwriting ...

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Above: This photo was taken in 1967 in Barker Common in Fredonia for the FHS 1968 yearbook. From left are: Tom Benton, Jim Pasquale, Jim Modisher, Hank McKee and Michael McEntarfer.

The Wretched returns to honor Hank McKee

The Wretched Group rock and roll band is returning to the Dunkirk/Fredonia area for two performances in 2017, on July 20 and 22. This year’s performances will be very special as they honor and celebrate the life and memory of Hank McKee, who passed away in 2016. McKee was an original ...

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Sensory Wine and Art Gallery in Ripley will be hosting a special art solo show on Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Works of art

RIPLEY — Sensory Wine and Art Gallery in Ripley will be hosting a special art solo show on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The artist is Susan Forrester-Mackay. She is well-known for wearing many hats — community activist, local politics and festival promoter — but for more than five decades, her ...

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Modern Art 101 – Part One, the first of a two-part multimedia presentation by Art Historian Patricia Briggs, on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Opera House to present free multimedia presentation on modern art

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Modern Art 101 – Part One, the first of a two-part multimedia presentation by Art Historian Patricia Briggs, on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Why did major modernist artists like Vincent van Gogh, Paul ...

Submitted Photos: The Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas made a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on Thursday, a day earlier than previously announced.

Drum Corps from San Antonio has successful visit locally

GOWANDA — As a prelude to the Aug. 6 Drums Along the Waterfront-Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field, the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas made a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on Thursday. Arriving from a competition in Boston, Mass., the ...

The Kokomo Time Band

Kokomo Time Band to perform in Mayville

MAYVILLE — The July 13 performance of the 2017 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature the Chautauqua County band Kokomo Time. Held Thursday evening, this performance will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and be held at Lakeside Park located along Route 394 on the shores of ...

Lake Street Dive

Sounds in Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — Lake Street Dive will be performing at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater tonight, July 7 at 8:15 p.m. Price is $43-$73. Preferred seating is available. A gate pass or event ticket is required. Since Lake Street Dive’s February 2016 release of Side Pony on Nonesuch ...

Sheryl Crow, Charlotte Ballet highlight upcoming events

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Three of its 2017 season.The week, which begins Sunday, July 9 and concludes July 15, features presentations by renowned guests such as writer Andrew Sullivan, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Slate editor Dahlia ...

Submitted Photo: Outdoor summer concert performances on Lily Dale Assembly’s floating stage kick off on Sunday at 5 p.m., when Rustic Ramblers performs.

Concert on Lily Dale Floating Stage to feature Rustic Ramblers

LILY DALE — Outdoor summer concert performances on Lily Dale Assembly’s floating stage kick off on Sunday at 5 p.m., when Rustic Ramblers performs. Admission is free and open to the public as a gift to the community from Lily Dale Assembly. Members of the Rustic Ramblers country music ...

World-class drum corps from San Antonio making a stop in Gowanda

GOWANDA — As a prelude to the Aug. 6 Drums Along the Waterfront — Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field in Orchard Park, the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas will be making a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on Friday, July 7. Arriving from a ...

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Pictured is a Hellbender salamander.

Wild America: It’s not easy being an amphibian

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series in advance of the Wild America Nature Festival to be held July 29-30 at Panama Rocks. As the world’s most famous frog once sang, “its not easy being green.” Kermit might daydream about being “red, or yellow, or gold, or something ...

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 ...