Entertainment

Visiting Writer Series welcomes author Anne Valente

The State University of New York at Fredonia Department of English and Mary Louise White (MLW) Visiting Writer series will host Anne Valente, author of the novel “Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down” and the story collection “By Light We Knew Our Names.” A craft talk will be given on Monday, ...

‘Boston’s best performer’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present American singer/songwriter Bill Staines in concert as part of its Folk in Fredonia Music Series tonight at 7:30 p.m. For more than 40 years, Staines has traveled back and forth across North America, singing his songs and delighting audiences at ...

Saturday matinee

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 at 1 p.m., with contemporary composer Nico Muhly’s “Marnie.” ...

Hillman Opera production of ‘Don Giovanni’ to feature modern aesthetic

This November the Hillman Opera will present three performances of “Don Giovanni” at the State University of New York at Fredonia. With a storyline based on the legend of Don Juan, “Don Giovanni” tells of a man who takes advantage of women and is ultimately called to answer for his ...

Westfield High School to present annual dinner theatre Nov. 9-10

WESTFIELD — Westfield High School will be presenting its annual dinner theatre on Nov. 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Westfield district auditorium. They will be performing a new musical written by Charles Dickens and WACS music teacher Kent Knappenberger entitled “The Adventures of ...

Hillman Opera to present acclaimed ‘Don Giovanni’

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” one of the most widely produced operas, will be presented by the Hillman Memorial Music Association, in collaboration with the State University of New York at Fredonia’s School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance, at the Robert W. ...

‘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. ...