Entertainment

‘Lake of Betrayal’ screening Wednesday

JAMESTOWN — “Lake of Betrayal,” a 2017 documentary about the displacement of Seneca Indians to create the Kinzua Dam and reservoir, will be shown at Jamestown Community College’s Jamestown Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The film, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘A Star is Born’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “A Star is Born,” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. It will be screened on Nov. 10, and Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. In this new take on the tragic love story directed by and starring Cooper, seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) ...

Benefit for Randy Rothwell set for Saturday

MAYVILLE — A benefit at the Mayville American Legion is being planned for Randy Rothwell this Saturday, starting at 1 p.m. Randy is battling inoperable stage 3 metastatic lung cancer. His treatments started in August and if successful he would then be eligible for surgical intervention. He ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Tea With The Dames’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the delightfully bawdy “Tea With The Dames,” starring Maggie Smith, Judy Dench, Joan Plowright and Eileen Atkins. It will be screened this Saturday, and Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. What happens when four legends of British stage and ...

Area artists donate work to support Fredonia study abroad mission to Honduras

A raffle, featuring items by well-known Fredonia area artists, will be held to raise money to support a State University of New York at Fredonia student study abroad mission to Honduras. Students enrolled in the 2019 J-term course, Honduras Health Care, taught by Dr. Ted Lee of the Department ...

‘Johnny Gruesome’ available on Video on Demand

BUFFALO — The horror film “Johnny Gruesome,” filmed in and around Buffalo two years ago, is now available on Video-on-Demand platforms such as iTunes and Amazon Prime. Written and directed by Fredonia native Gregory Lamberson, the film stars Anthony De La Torre (Young Jack Sparrow in ...

Area students named to cast and crew for ‘Mayo’ at SUNY Potsdam

POTSDAM — SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is preparing to host the world premiere of a groundbreaking new opera, “Mayo,” by acclaimed composer Tom Cipullo. The Crane Opera Ensemble and Orchestra will unveil its full production of the Pellicciotti Prize-winning work in a series of ...

Sorel Competition finals on Nov. 3 at Fredonia

A highly select group of young pianists will perform in the final round of the Claudette Sorel Piano Competition on Saturday, Nov. 3, beginning at noon, at Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The pool of 30 talented applicants — the largest ever in the ...

Robby Takac is ‘Dyin’ tonight’ for Johnny Gruesome

“Dyin’ Tonight,” an original song performed by Robby Takac of Goo Goo Dolls fame for the upcoming horror film Johnny Gruesome, has been released by Funhouse Productions and is available for purchase on major music platforms. Takac co-wrote the song with Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler, ...

Fredonia Bassoon Ensemble to present fall concert

The Fredonia Bassoon Ensemble will present its fall concert on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The group will perform transcribed and original works by Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Tomaso Albinoni, Johann ...

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen ‘The Bookshop’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the charming “The Bookshop,” starring Emily Mortimer and Bill Nighy It will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. In “The Bookshop,” it’s England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green ...

Opera House presents National Theatre Live’s King Lear with Ian McKellen

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a riveting new production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, starring acclaimed actor Ian McKellen in the title role. Captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Chitester Festival Theatre, it will be presented on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. ...

Mamma Mia! continues at Lucille Ball Little Theatre

JAMESTOWN — The smash hit musical, “Mamma Mia!” is being presented by the Lucille Ball Little Theatre, 18 East Second St., Jamestown. The lively show features popular music by the 1970’s super group, ABBA. Shows continue to take place at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Sunday at 2 p.m., Friday, ...

College Symphony opens season with Concerto competition winner

The College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, begins another season featuring School of Music Concerto Competition winner and pianist Grace Jang playing the first movement of the Schumann Piano Concerto today, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall at the State ...

Operatic countertenor to perform at JCC

JAMESTOWN — Acclaimed operatic countertenor Ray Chenez will perform a recital in Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Reception Hall at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The program is free and open to the public. Prior to the recital, Chenez will present lectures at 8 and 11 a.m. to students ...

Piano Day at Fredonia offers opportunities for exploration

On Saturday, Oct. 20, piano students in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be offering 30-minute lessons for $15 dollars during Piano Day. There are 30-minute time slots starting at 9 a.m., continuing until 7 p.m. Those participating are not limited to ...

Opera House Met Live Season continues with ‘Samson et Dalila’

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 Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m., with Camille Saint-Saens’ epic biblical tragedy ...

Artists Jim and Pat Reno participating in Pottery Tours

Studio to studio pottery tours have been initiated in numerous parts of the United States. Since there is an ongoing desire on the part of the general public to own and give objects that have been made by hand by creative individuals in their own region, such pottery tours have become quite ...

Comedian John O’Hurley to perform Saturday in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts presents a night of nostalgia when “Seinfeld” actor John O’Hurley performs “A Man With Standards” live on stage Saturday, at 8 p.m. “A Man With Standards” is the veteran performer’s retrospective of the music of The Great American ...