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All the students in this year’s production.

CVCS middle/high school to present ‘The Sound of Music’

SINCLAIRVILLE — The hills are alive in Chautauqua County! This year the Cassadaga Valley middle/high school musical is proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic “The Sound of Music.” The show will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, March 10-11 and 17-18. All shows are ...

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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 11, at 1 p.m., with Giuseppe Verdi’s classic La Traviata.

Live at the Met Season continues with Verdi’s La Traviata

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 11, at 1 p.m., with Giuseppe Verdi’s classic La Traviata. La ...

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Oscar worthy showing

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Lion,” starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman. It will be screened on Saturday, March 11, and Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. Nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor and Actress for Patel ...

Opera scenes slated at Fredonia Opera House

Members of the Student Opera Theatre Association of the State University of New York at Fredonia will be featuring four opera scenes in performances on today at 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. Tickets are $5 for students, $8 for seniors, and $10 ...

Natalie Merchant

Jamestown’s rock star

Jamestown native Natalie Merchant will tour the U.S. this summer, performing songs from across her entire career, with “Natalie Merchant: 3 Decades of Song.” The tour includes dates at Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, and The Greek in Los Angeles. In anticipation of a forthcoming career ...

‘Seinfeld’ and ‘The Tonight Show’

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts invites the community to take a fun look back a few decades with a live comedy performance on their stage and a retro art show in 3rd on 3rd Gallery. Headlining on Saturday, March 4 will be former Seinfeld and Tonight Show with Jay Leno writer, Pat ...

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 A work by Tyler Jacobson.

Fantasy illustrator to speak at arts and business luncheon

Tyler Jacobson, a science fiction and fantasy illustrator whose diverse clients range from Dungeons & Dragons to publishers Simon & Schuster to The New Yorker magazine, will explore how his professional career in the world of illustration is connected to business at the next Arts and ...

Works of almost 70 students to be displayed in Marion Art Gallery

The creativity of students at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be on display in an exhibition opening March 3 in the Cathy and Jessie Marion Art Gallery at Rockefeller Arts Center. The "Fredonia Showcase" will feature artwork by 68 students. The exhibition opens on Friday, ...

‘Manchester by the Sea’ to be shown at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN — The Oscar nominated film “Manchester by the Sea” shows Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film is nominated for Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan) Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actress ...

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Pre-K princes and princesses

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is accepting registrations for its popular summer dance camp, “Tutus, Tiaras & A Prince Or Two…” scheduled for the week of Aug. 7 through 11. The five-day dance camp is a wonderful first experience for young 3 and a half to 5 year ...

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SUNY Fredonia’s newest piano professor, Eliran Avni, spearheaded the new Claudette Sorel Piano Competition as a way to celebrate the artistry of young pianists.

See the final round

The Fredonia School of Music has invited ten gifted, young pianists to campus to compete in the Final Round of the Claudette Sorel Piano Competition. These 10 competitors have all successfully completed the initial round of the competition, including submitting a video performance and a written ...

Andres Forero

Chautauqua Lake hosts ‘Hamilton’ drummer

Chautauqua Lake Central School recently hosted “Hamilton” drummer Andres Forero for two presentations shared with students from other districts throughout the county. The Rochester area native played selections from “Hamilton,” as well as “In the Heights,” an earlier musical by ...

Opera House will present ‘I, Claude Monet’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “I, Claude Monet,” a unique production that combines history and art, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. This production, captured live in high definition, provides a fresh new look at arguably the ...

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The magician Alcandre (Christine Boehm), top, keeps a watchful eye on Elicia (Stevie Jackson), left, and Melibea (Melita Kingston) in a scene from the Department of Theatre and Dance production of “The Illusion.” The Walter Gloor Mainstage Series event opens Feb. 24 in Bartlett Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

SUNY Fredonia presents work from playwright Tony Kushner

The beauty of language, the art of humor and a touch of mystery come together for the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of “The Illusion” by Tony ...

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“Hidden Figures” will be shown Saturday and Tuesday nights at the Fredonia Opera House.

The brains of NASA

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Hidden Figures,” starring Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae. It will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 18, and Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best ...

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Intercollegiate Choral Festival taking place Saturday

The Fredonia School of Music announces the 7th Annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival in King Concert Hall on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general public, and free for students (with ID) and children. Now in its seventh year, the Intercollegiate Choral Festival brings ...

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The legacy of Carl V. Mazzio will be honored by Fredonia music students, faculty, and friends at a tribute concert on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Happening on campus

The SUNY Fredonia Bands, Trombone Choir, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia will honor the legacy of Carl V. Mazzio in a tribute concert on Sunday, February 19 at 4pm in King Concert Hall. The program will feature Carl’s favorite wind compositions including the Organ Symphony by Saint-Sains, Colonial ...

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“Hell or High Water” will be screened Wednesday in Jamestown.

‘Hell or High Water’ to be shown at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN — The modern western crime drama, “Hell or High Water” will be shown Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film is nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges). “In Hell or High Water,” two ...

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The Bolshoi Ballet beloved classic Swan Lake will be shown at the 1891 Opera House Saturday at 1 p.m.

Opera House to present the Bolshoi Ballet’s Swan Lake

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies — the Bolshoi Ballet — performing the beloved classic, Swan Lake, on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. Originally performed on Jan. 25, 2015 this captured live via satellite encore performance is the ...

Connections to earth, others highlighted in Fredonia art exhibition

For artist Sharbani Das Gupta, the connection of humans to each other and to the Earth is paramount. Her current exhibition at the State University of New York at Fredonia, “Sharbani Das Gupta: Out Of Step,” is an ode to the Earth and it exemplifies her trademark themes of connectivity and ...