Entertainment

The Day The Music Died 60th Anniversary Sock Hop to be held Feb. 2

Don McLean was 13 years old, folding newspapers for his paper route on the morning of Feb. 4, 1959 when he first learned about the death of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson in a fateful plane crash on Feb. 3, 1959 during a winter dance party tour. ...

Screwball comedy coming to Gowanda

GOWANDA — The Thespian Society at Gowanda High School is hard at work rehearsing for its upcoming production of “You Can’t Beat the House,” which takes center stage Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1-2, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The community is warmly invited to attend and support the cast ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Beautiful Boy’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Beautiful Boy,” starring Steve Carell and Timothe Chalamet. It will be screened on Saturday and Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m. The film is based on the best-selling pair of memoirs Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and Tweak by his son, Nic. ...

Acclaimed percussionist to perform, conduct master class at Fredonia

Dr. Pius Cheung, a percussionist, composer and educator hailed as a “young Chinese-Canadian virtuoso” by The New York Times, will perform at a solo marimba and percussion concert and conduct a master class with School of Music students at the State University of New York at Fredonia during ...

Fredonia fiddler to offer ‘old-time’ fiddle classes

Long-time community member Dick Gilman, fiddle and music enthusiast, wants to share his love for the old-time music. Former fiddler of the regional group the “Newton Street Irregulars”, Gilman is offering free “old-time” fiddle classes to those who want to give it a try. He modestly ...

Public encouraged to explore its creative side in Silver Creek

SILVER CREEK — The Community Education division of the Silver Creek Central School District has announced its art and music class offerings for the Winter/Spring 2019 session. Registration is under way. Please visit www.silvercreekschools.org and go to “Community” to download a ...

Chautauqua Art Gallery to hold anniversary open house

LAKEWOOD — Chautauqua Art Gallery will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 26 with a daylong open house. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with watercolor demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will also be a raffle basket, food and beverages throughout the ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” starring Melissa McCarthy. It will be screened this Saturday and Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. In “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat ...

Audience members to star in Fredonia’s next Kaleidoscope Family Series event

Imagine going to the theater to see one of your favorite performances only to wind up on stage in a starring role. That’s just what will happen to a few lucky audience members when Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia presents “Beauty and the Beast” on ...

Marion Art Gallery to host ‘Artists as Innovators’ exhibition

Works by 22 acclaimed contemporary artists will be on display when the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia hosts “Artists as Innovators: Celebrating Three Decades of New York State Council on the Arts/New York Foundation for the Arts ...

Octogan Gallery to present ‘All Fired Up’

WESTFIELD — The Octagon Gallery at the Patterson Library in Westfield, NY will host an exhibition entitled "All Fired Up" today, Jan. 11, from 7-9 p.m. The show presents a collection of wood fired pottery and ceramic sculpture by the Chautauqua Area Potters and some of their friends. The ...

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen Bohemian Rhapsody

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as rock legend Freddie Mercury. It will be screened this Saturday, and Jan. 15, at 7:30 p.m. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a foot-stomping celebration of the rock band Queen, its music and its ...

Opera House Met live season continues with Adriana Lecouvreur

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 2018-19 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Jan. 12, at 1 p.m., with Francesco Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur. Soprano Anna ...

Opera House presents National Theatre Live’s ‘The Madness of George III’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a captivating new production of Alan Bennett’s “The Madness of George III,” starring Sherlock and Wolf Hall actor Mark Gatiss in the title role. Captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Nottingham Playhouse, it will be presented ...

Youth symphony application deadline Jan.11

JAMESTOWN — Only a few days remain for talented and motivated music students to apply for participation in one of three Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony orchestras for the spring term. Friday, January 11, 2019, is the deadline to sign up for this opportunity that will certainly enhance ...

WNY United lauds two young poets from Gowanda

Two creative writing students from Gowanda High School were recently recognized for placing in the Healthy Choices Art and Poetry Contest sponsored by WNY United Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse, Inc. Sophomore Madison Boggs, 15, took first place for a poem titled “Why” and freshman ...

Westfield High School Handbell Ensemble performs at All-State conference

Forty-Six Westfield Academy and Central School 10-12 graders performed as part of the Westfield High School Handbell Ensemble at the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State conference earlier this month in Rochester. Musical ensembles from the entirety of New York State ...

Chautauqua County Youth Chorus to host holiday concert Friday

The Chautauqua Youth Chorus invite the public to its Holiday Treat Concert this Friday at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in the beautiful Rosch Recital Hall, at Mason Hall on the Fredonia University Campus. The Junior and Senior choirs will perform sacred and secular holiday favorites ...

Shauna Anderson presented ‘Award of Harmony’

Chautauqua Hospice & Palliative Care President and CEO Shauna Anderson was recently presented with the “Award of Harmony” by the Jamestown Harmony Express in appreciation for her service to the community. The presentation was made by the Group during their 32nd Annual Barbershop Harmony ...