Entertainment

Dave Golando’s Big Band to perform on the Cassadaga Floating Stage

On Sunday, July 15, Dave Golando’s 16-piece Big Band will perform on the Cassadaga Floating Stage from 5-7 p.m. The Dave Golando Big Band consists of some of the area’s finest jazz musicians and has been performing throughout WNY for more than a decade. They entertain audiences with a ...

WNY Chamber Orchestra member to attend seminar in Los Angeles

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra’s Vice President/Violinist Carl Lam is one of only 34 orchestra executives, administrators, musicians, students and career changers from across the country selected to participate in the League of American Orchestras’ Essentials of Orchestra Management ...

Pete Ciraolo All-Star Big Band to perform at Collins Library

COLLINS — The Pete Ciraolo All-Star Big Band will perform an outdoor concert at the Collins Library on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. This performance will be in the parking lot of the library under a tent with seating. But be sure to bring your dancing shoes! This event will feature an 18-piece ...

Miss Heidi’s Drama Club rocks the fire hall

Miss Heidi’s Drama Club had its first broadway production, and it was a huge success. The club performed “School of Rock” with an awesome pit band comprised of students ages 8-18. This is just the beginning for this community group. The club thanks the South Dayton Free Methodist Church ...

Celebrating 20 years, Cattaraugus County Arts Council announces new name

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is now officially the Tri-County Arts Council. Currently celebrating 20 years of supporting the arts in Cattaraugus County, it is time for this important step in serving individual artists, arts organizations, and communities in Allegany and Chautauqua ...

Wooden Ship Reunion performance July 3 at Memorial Park

Special to the OBSERVER Wooden Ship, a five-piece vocal/acoustic rock group, will be re-uniting for a performance to be held in Memorial Park, the afternoon of Tuesday, July 3 commencing at 5 p.m. Performing in this show will be original band members Peter Chimento, Les Sikorski, and David ...

Jackson Rohm to perform in Mayville

MAYVILLE — The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jackson Rohm will be the featured performer for the first concert of the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series. Held on Thursday, July 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the performance will ...

‘Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!’ looking for local talent

Casting call for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!” Auditions will be held Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10 for “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!” a cabaret-style mini-musical written by local playwright, Tom Andolora. The auditions will be held at First Lutheran Church in Jamestown, 120 ...

Poetry takes center stage at Chautauqua through new makerspace

CHAUTAUQUA — A new Poetry Makerspace in Chautauqua Institution's Colonnade will bring poetry to the everyday lives of Chautauquans throughout the entire 2018 season. Located in the space formerly occupied by the Chautauqua Fair Trading Company, the Makerspace will host Kent State ...

Deeply moving story

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the compassionate, heartrending drama “Lean on Pete,” starring Charlie Plummer. It will be screened this Saturday, June 23, and Tuesday, June 26, at 7:30 p.m. Based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin, “Lean on Pete” is a ...

Bach and Beyond Festival concludes

This 23rd season of the Bach and Beyond Festival came to its matinee conclusion on Sunday at the historic 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Artistic Director Grant Cooper curated a wonderful concert that featured music of Matthew Jackfert (b. 1988) and Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), in addition to ...

Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival off on a strong note

Friday night, June 15, I had the pleasure of attending the opening concert of this year’s Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. The festival, now in its 23rd season, is under the artistic direction of Grant Cooper, and includes an impressive lineup of ...

Angola gazebo concerts set

The summer 2018 Angola Park & Gazebo Committee Concert schedule has been completed. The concert series is held at the Gazebo in Angola’s Centennial Park. The summer lawn chair concert series was established in 1983. The community is thanked for 36 years of support. The opening concert ...

Fredonia Opera House presents 23rd Annual Bach & Beyond Festival

The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival celebrates its 23rd year when it returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 15-17. 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 ...

Local business students from Dunkirk and Silver Creek visit NYC

On April 26 Dunkirk and Silver Creek High School students attended a weekend field trip to New York City. Participants of the trip included members of DHS FBLA Club (Future Business Leaders of America) along with students currently enrolled in business courses. The first day in Manhattan ...

Chautauqua Lake Central School musicians perform in New York City

A group of Chautauqua Lake Central School musicians performed this spring at David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) at Lincoln Center, the home of the New York Philharmonic. The 11 local singers joined 240 students from other choirs across the nation to perform music composed and ...

County Historical Society’s 2018 Annual Gala fundraiser is Saturday

WESTFIELD — All proceeds from the annual “Standing Ground” fundraiser this Saturday at McClurg Museum will be used to support Chautauqua County Historical Society’s mission to preserve and interpret objects and archives of local significance. Admission to the annual fundraiser and gala ...