Entertainment

Opera House to present regional duo in concert

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present regional musicians Sue Tillotson and Jim Cunningham in concert as part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tillotson and Cunningham hail from Western New York and have played music together for many years, bringing a ...

Seasonal operations in Sunset Bay re-open beginning May 10

IRVING — Cabana Sam's Sunset Bay Grill will be the first of many popular summertime operations in Sunset Bay to re-open this Thursday, May 10, at 4 p.m. Cabana Sam's is a full-service waterfront restaurant. It includes an outdoor cabana bar and seating inside and outside on its multi-level ...

Buffalo Silver Band to visit Cassadaga Valley Central School

SINCLAIRVILLE — The Buffalo Silver Band, under the direction of Bill Cocca, will be performing at the J. Arthur France Auditorium at Cassadaga Valley High School on Tuesday, May 8. The concert is a joint effort with Cassadaga Valley High School Band Director Nicole Zenns, who has prepared her ...

Fredonia commencement eve pops features Broadway blockbusters

Take 15 very talented student singers from the State University of New York at Fredonia, back them up with the 50-piece Western New York Chamber Orchestra and add music from some of Broadway’s all-time biggest blockbusters. What you end up with is an unforgettable evening of ...

Opera House to present the Bolshoi Ballet’s ‘Giselle’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies — the Bolshoi Ballet — performing “Giselle” this Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. It will be presented in high definition, captured live via satellite from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. When Giselle ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Finding Your Feet’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Finding Your Feet,” starring Imelda Staunton. It will be screened on Saturday, May 5, and Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. When “Lady” Sandra Abbott (Staunton) discovers that her husband of 40 years is having an affair with her ...

College director works with Lake Shore Symphonic Orchestra

ANGOLA — Recently, Dr. Thomas Witakowski, a SUNY College at Buffalo State professor, joined the Lake Shore Symphonic orchestra as a guest conductor to help students prepare for NYSSMA pieces at their upcoming performance in April. Dr. Witakowski’s has appeared with the Indiana Opera ...

CCVB and Chamber present Laugh Out Loud: A Sneak Peek Comedy Extravaganza

JAMESTOWN — The Chautauqua County Visitors Bureau, Chautauqua County and Jamestown Chambers of Commerce, and the National Comedy Center are teaming up for a one-night only event! Laugh Out Loud: A Sneak Peek Comedy Extravaganza, will be held Thursday, June 7 at the brand new National Comedy ...

Fredonia Dance Ensemble concert to feature variety of styles

The 2018 Fredonia Dance Ensemble concert will feature a variety of movement aesthetics ranging from slow, sustained modern dance to upbeat, contemporary hip hop, performed by 28 young artists of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia ...

Excellent source of opera

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, concludes its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House this Saturday, April 28, at 1 p.m., with Jules Massenet’s “Cendrillon,” starring ...

Opera House to present Grammy-nominated Bluegrass band

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present three-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Award winner and Grammy nominee The Special Consensus in concert as part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus ...

Facelift, energetic new sounds for the Kokomo Time Band

With a beautiful summer that we’re all looking forward to with such eager anticipation, the Kokomo Time Band enters its 19th season. The 2018 edition of the Kokomo Time Band brings new exciting and dynamic changes. Billy Eckstrom (virtuostic guitarist and bassist) of Germaine Pappalardo ...

Yoga and a movie

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “The Leisure Seeker,” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland. It will be screened on Saturday, April 21, and Tuesday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. Ella and John Spencer (Mirren and Sutherland) go on one last unforgettable journey in ...

Future artists

The second senior art exhibition of the spring semester at the State University of New York at Fredonia will feature the work of nine graduating majors from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media. Titled "&2: Senior Show II," the exhibition opens in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art ...

Immersive environment

JAMESTOWN — Artist Ryann Cooley uses polished stainless steel, polyethylene micro-fibers, digital projectors and audio components to completely envelope and transform the entire JCC Center Gallery into a singular work of art. Experience “Kinesthesia (2),” an immersive environment in which ...

Iconic flutist Ian Clarke to visit Fredonia for mini residency

A master class followed by a recital by internationally recognized British flutist/composer Ian Clarke are slated for Thursday, April 19, at the State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music. At 3 p.m. in Mason Hall Room 1080, Mr. Clarke will conduct a master class featuring ...

Opera House presents National Theatre Live’s ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a riveting new production of the Tennessee Williams masterpiece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s National Theatre. It will be presented on Saturday, April 21, at 1 p.m. On a steamy night in ...

Opera House presents Placido Domingo in Met’s ‘Luisa Miller’

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 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, April 14, at 12:30 p.m., with Giuseppe Verdi’s “Luisa Miller,” ...

Teacher turned comedian

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present former elementary teacher turned comedian, Lucas Bohn, in a special one-man comedy show called “Lesson Plans to Late Night” this Friday at 7:30 p.m. To celebrate educators, the Opera House is offering discounted admission to area ...