Entertainment

Cast for JCC’s ‘Newsies: The Musical’ set

JAMESTOWN — The cast of Jamestown Community College’s production of Disney’s Newsies: The Musical has been announced. Julie Costantini will direct the production, which is the premier local performance of the popular musical. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on November 1-3 and ...

Symphony musician, alumnus to perform with Fredonia Wind Ensemble

Dr. Richard Nunemaker, a symphony musician, concert soloist and educator who compiled a storied career that includes four decades with the Houston Symphony Orchestra after graduating from the State University of New York at Fredonia, will return to campus to perform with the Fredonia Wind ...

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen ‘BlacKkKlansman’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is Spike Lee’s true story-based “BlacKkKlansman.” It will be screened this Saturday and Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. It’s the early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John ...

Opera House Met live season kicks off with Verdi’s ‘Aida’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, kicks off its 2018-19 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental masterpiece ...

Toe-tapping music in spotlight at Fredonia band concert

With a theme of “Dances,” an evening full of toe-tapping is most assuredly promised at the State University of New York at Fredonia when the All College Band presents its first concert of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 3, a 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall. “I like all of this music because ...

‘Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!’ returns to Chautauqua County

Full disclosure …. I love “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!” I’ve seen four different productions of “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!” I produced two of those four productions of “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!” I can’t wait for the new production of “Ain’t Missin’ Dinner!” soon to be ...

Patrick Robideau’s ‘Hidden Room’ slated at JCC

JAMESTOWN — “Hidden Room,” a large-scale installation by Niagara Falls-based artist Patrick Robideau, opens in October at Jamestown Community College’s Weeks Gallery. The opening reception, from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 12, will feature remarks by Robideau in the Weeks Reception Hall, located ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Christopher Robin’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Christopher Robin.” It will be screened this Saturday and Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. In Disney’s heartwarming live-action adventure, “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who loved embarking on adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood ...

Sprout Film Festival returns to Jamestown Friday

JAMESTOWN — The experiences of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be shared when The Resource Center presents the fourth annual Sprout Film Festival this Friday. The festival takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts at 116 East Third Street in ...

Opera House presents Broadway’s acclaimed ‘An American in Paris’

The 2015 Tony Award-winning Broadway production of “An American in Paris” will be presented in high definition on the big screen on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. An American GI’s chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer leads Paris to become the ...

Punk rock musical creators to share insight at Fredonia workshop

The artistic team behind “Agent 355: A New Punk-Rock Musical,” Marion International Fellowship recipients Jessica Kahkoska and Preston Max Allen, will conduct a lecture that explores the creative process they followed on Wednesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall at the State ...

Students perform in annual talent show

The smiles were as bright as the sun as E2CCB LoGuidice Educational Center E Building Summer School Program held its talent showcase. The annual event on the Erie-2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES campus was held in the newly constructed outdoor pavilion. Completed earlier this year in tandem ...

Students to perform in Philadelphia parade

Local dancers Taylor Thompson and Ella Duliba, of The Collage Performing Arts Center in Fredonia, have been selected along with more than 500 junior high and high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to perform in the 99th Annual Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest ...

Opera House Folk-in-Fredonia music series to start with free-for-all

The Folk-in-Fredonia Music Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will kick off its 2018-19 season with the annual “Free-for-All” this Sunday. The concert will begin at 3 p.m.; and admission is FREE. The Free-For-All was started 24 years ago by local folk group The Newton Street ...

Opera House to screen film profiling Fredonia native

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen a documentary this month that features a Fredonia native and her family. “Far From the Tree,” a new feature-length documentary from writer/psychology professor Andrew Solomon features Fredonia native Amy Shuster Allnutt, her husband Bob, and son, ...

Rockin’ The Commons

Fredonia Radio Systems, SUNY Fredonia’s college-run radio station, will be hosting their annual fundraiser event, Rockin’ The Commons this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Barker Commons. Rockin’ The Commons features musical acts, food, basket raffles, games and family fun. All proceeds ...

Fredonia music faculty to perform at Cuban jazz festival

Three State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty — Kieran Hanlon, double bass; Jonathan Lombardo, trombone; and Dr. Nick Weiser, piano — have been invited to join the Cuba-United States All Star Jazz Ensemble in Santiago de Cuba during the Cuba/September Jazz ...

Fredonia pops series concert will run musical gamut from Bach to Beatles

From Bach to the Beatles, the world famous Canadian Brass will cover a diverse range of repertoire when they perform at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Friday, Sept. 21. Rockefeller Arts Center presents Canadian Brass as part of its DFT Communications Pops Series. The concert ...

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen ‘Puzzle’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Puzzle.” It will be screened this Saturday, and Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. “Puzzle” is a closely observed portrait of Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the ...

Fredonia pops series to open season with renowned Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass has earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” With a uniquely engaging stage presence and a warm rapport with audiences, each Canadian Brass concert runs the full range from trademark Baroque and Dixieland tunes to new compositions and arrangements ...