Entertainment

Submitted Photo: The Fredonia Opera House will screen “Table 19” on Saturday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Opera House to screen ‘Table 19’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the comedy “Table 19,” starring Anna Kendrick. It will be screened on Saturday, April 22, and Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. Ex-maid of honor Eloise (Kendrick) – having been relieved of her duties after being unceremoniously ...

Orchesis to hold spring concert April 20-21

Orchesis, Fredonia’s student-run dance company, is holding its spring concert, “Mosaic,” on Thursday, April 20 at 8 p.m., and Friday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. The show will feature many different forms of dance, from contemporary to hip hop, and everything in between including baton ...

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The opening of the JCC student art and design show at Weeks Gallery will begin April 20 at 6 p.m.

Student art & design

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for the annual juried student art and design exhibition at 6 p.m. on April 20. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibition features works from all JCC campuses and includes painting, ...

Brown bagging it

Evolving technology in everyday living and the fake news phenomenon that was coined during the general election cycle will be examined in the final installment of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag lecture series on Wednesday, April 12, noon, in Williams Center Room S204 at the ...

Meta Trio performs at JCC April 12

JAMESTOWN — The Meta Trio, featuring saxophonists Michael Hernandez and Jacob Swanson and pianist James Welch, performs at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 in Scharmman Theatre on Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus. The concert is sponsored by JCC’s college program committee ...

Entries being accepted for 2017 Southern Tier Biennial Art Exhibition

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council (CCAC) is announcing a call for artists for the Southern Tier Biennial (STB), a professionally juried exhibition of works by artists 18 years of age or older, who reside in one of the following New York State counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, ...

Banff Mountain Film Festival coming to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Jamestown on Wednesday, April 12. This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that ...

David Steinberg, Comedian & ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’, ‘Seinfeld’ Director, Joins National Comedy Center Week At Chautauqua Institution.

‘Seinfeld’ director coming to Chautauqua Institution

JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center and Chautauqua Institution have announced that comedian and director David Steinberg will be the featured guest Aug. 1 as part of Chautauqua Institution’s week of programs on “Comedy and the Human Condition,” presented in partnership with the ...

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Final weekend of swashbuckling fun

From stem to stern, the Marvel Theatre stage — transformed into a rolling pirate ship — is chock-full of rollicking, high-stepping fun in the State University of New York at Fredonia production of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved "The Pirates of Penzance." Veteran director Tom Loughlin based ...

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“A Dog’s Purpose” will be shown Saturday and Tuesday nights at the Opera House. Attendees who bring a donation for the Lake Shore Humane Society can win a boxed set of books.

Opera House to screen ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the sweetly sentimental “A Dog’s Purpose.” It will be screened on Saturday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. Movie patrons who bring one of the items listed on the Lakeshore Humane Society’s donation list will ...

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Rizzo to discuss how musicians, producers can ‘tune up’ financial futures

The flip side of being a successful musician or producer — building a secure financial future — will be explored by Tom Rizzo Jr., a highly successful West Coast musician, arranger and producer who now helps professional musicians manage their own money, in a presentation for the State ...

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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 ...