Entertainment

JCC’s ‘Speech and Debate’ cast announced

The cast of Jamestown Community College’s production of “Speech and Debate” will include JCC students and community members. The play, featuring LeighAnn Shaffer, Skyler Dunlap, Triston Vera, Anjelika Yudakova, and Eli Shrecengost-Asher, will be performed at 8 p.m. on March 16, 17, 23, ...

Reg Lenna asks visitors to use alternative entrance for ‘VoLo’

Reg Lenna Center for The Arts is urging patrons attending Thursday night’s performance of “VoLo” by Diavolo to plan to use the theater’s alternate entrance ahead of what is expected to be a sold out show. The performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. “Less than 120 tickets were ...

Award-winning art

Octagon Gallery will be opening a new show this Friday, featuring the artwork of Cecelia Ivy Price, former art therapist at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and former art teacher at Aspire of Western New York, where she created artwork with adults with disabilities. She is now ...

Exhibition examines art, disease, recovery

Artist/Patient/Advocate: Works by Elizabeth Jameson and Ted Meyer, an exhibition of works visualizing disease and recovery, opens in February at Jamestown Community College. The exhibition will be displayed simultaneously at JCC’s Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses from Feb. 15 to ...

Famed Cuban composer in-residence at SUNY Fredonia Feb. 13 and 14

The School of Music will bring famed Cuban composer/guitarist Leo Brouwer to the State University of New York at Fredonia for a residency on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 13 and 14. A pre-eminent composer for the classical guitar with over 100 commercial recordings, Mr. Brouwer is known for many ...

Marion Art Gallery and Jason Dilworth wins prize

The American Alliance of Museums recently announced the winners of its 2017 Museum Publication competition, including the State University of New York at Fredonia for the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery exhibition catalogue titled “Kahn & Selesnick: Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival ...

Look back in time

WARREN, Pa. — The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and his legacy’s relevance to current events and issues, invites the public to “Welcome Home, Bob ...

Exercise and a movie

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Oscar-nominated “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell. It will be screened this Saturday, and Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Nominated for seven Academy Awards ...

Musicians of tomorrow

MAYVILLE — February has long been a busy month for the music educators of Chautauqua County. Two county-wide events take place during this blustery month: CCMTA Solo Festival, and the CCMTA Winter All-County Festival. Both are sponsored by the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association, and ...

Fredonia School of Music announces classes for Pathways to Music

The Musical Journeys Program of the Fredonia School of Music announces that online registration is now available for Pathways to Music — classes for children ages 6 months through 5 years old. Established in 2010, Pathways to Music offers an exciting opportunity for children and parents to ...

Opera House presents Metropolitan Opera’s L’Elisir d’Amore

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Feb. 10, at noon, with Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy of errors ...

Chautauqua Institution launches Chautauqua Janus Prize

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution has announced the establishment of a new literary prize. The Chautauqua Janus Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2018, celebrating an emerging writer’s single work of short fiction or nonfiction for daring formal and aesthetic innovations that ...

Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival nears

MAYVILLE — The 2018 Presidents’ Day Weekend Winter Festival, organized by the Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce, is set to take place Feb. 16 to 18 at Lakeside Park, Mayville, and will feature many events and activities for the whole family. The majority of the activities ...

Yoga and a movie

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the true story “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts and Jacob Tremblay.” It will be screened on Saturday, Jan. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Based on the New York Times bestseller, “Wonder” tells the inspiring and ...

Wits ‘n Giggles returns

JAMESTOWN — Wits ‘n Giggles Stand-Up Comedy, brought to you by Bud Light and Comfort Inn, returns to the Northwest Arena this Saturday, Jan. 27, at 7:30 p.m. The night features JJ Johnson and Tyrone Davis. Feature act, JJ Johnson is a new school comic who puts a unique new twist on life. ...

Chautauqua Art Gallery holding opening reception Saturday

LAKEWOOD — Chautauqua Art Gallery will open its doors for the first time on Jan. 27. This newly renovated space in the heart of Lakewood is currently showing fine art and artisan crafts by award winning regional artists. The public is invited to attend an opening reception on Saturday, Jan. ...

Hospice to hold ‘A Night in Wonderland Gala’ Feb. 10

MAYVILLE — Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care invites the community to join them for, “A Night in Wonderland,” a gala fundraiser to be held on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Chautauqua Suites Hotel and Conference Center at 215 W. Lake Road, Mayville. The gala’s theme is based on the popular ...

Fredonia art gallery to host works by noted ‘cultural historian’

Thinking of Ensor By melding the roles of artist and cultural historian, Enrique Chagoya has made a name for himself as he creates alternative interpretations of current events. Chagoya turns his attention to current socio-political events for the first exhibition of 2018 in the Cathy and ...

CULTURE EXPERIENCE

The Saakumu Dance Troupe, a leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa, will give a public performance on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Repertoire of the group, led by Bernard Woma, master ...

Thrilling mystery

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Murder on the Orient Express.” It will be screened on Saturday, Jan. 13, and Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and ...