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Above: This photo was taken in 1967 in Barker Common in Fredonia for the FHS 1968 yearbook. From left are: Tom Benton, Jim Pasquale, Jim Modisher, Hank McKee and Michael McEntarfer.

The Wretched returns to honor Hank McKee

The Wretched Group rock and roll band is returning to the Dunkirk/Fredonia area for two performances in 2017, on July 20 and 22. This year’s performances will be very special as they honor and celebrate the life and memory of Hank McKee, who passed away in 2016. McKee was an original ...

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Sensory Wine and Art Gallery in Ripley will be hosting a special art solo show on Friday from 7-9 p.m.

Works of art

RIPLEY — Sensory Wine and Art Gallery in Ripley will be hosting a special art solo show on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The artist is Susan Forrester-Mackay. She is well-known for wearing many hats — community activist, local politics and festival promoter — but for more than five decades, her ...

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The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Modern Art 101 – Part One, the first of a two-part multimedia presentation by Art Historian Patricia Briggs, on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

Opera House to present free multimedia presentation on modern art

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Modern Art 101 – Part One, the first of a two-part multimedia presentation by Art Historian Patricia Briggs, on Thursday, July 13, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Why did major modernist artists like Vincent van Gogh, Paul ...

Submitted Photos: The Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas made a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on Thursday, a day earlier than previously announced.

Drum Corps from San Antonio has successful visit locally

GOWANDA — As a prelude to the Aug. 6 Drums Along the Waterfront-Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field, the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas made a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on Thursday. Arriving from a competition in Boston, Mass., the ...

The Kokomo Time Band

Kokomo Time Band to perform in Mayville

MAYVILLE — The July 13 performance of the 2017 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series will feature the Chautauqua County band Kokomo Time. Held Thursday evening, this performance will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and be held at Lakeside Park located along Route 394 on the shores of ...

Lake Street Dive

Sounds in Chautauqua

CHAUTAUQUA — Lake Street Dive will be performing at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater tonight, July 7 at 8:15 p.m. Price is $43-$73. Preferred seating is available. A gate pass or event ticket is required. Since Lake Street Dive’s February 2016 release of Side Pony on Nonesuch ...

Sheryl Crow, Charlotte Ballet highlight upcoming events

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Three of its 2017 season.The week, which begins Sunday, July 9 and concludes July 15, features presentations by renowned guests such as writer Andrew Sullivan, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Slate editor Dahlia ...

Submitted Photo: Outdoor summer concert performances on Lily Dale Assembly’s floating stage kick off on Sunday at 5 p.m., when Rustic Ramblers performs.

Concert on Lily Dale Floating Stage to feature Rustic Ramblers

LILY DALE — Outdoor summer concert performances on Lily Dale Assembly’s floating stage kick off on Sunday at 5 p.m., when Rustic Ramblers performs. Admission is free and open to the public as a gift to the community from Lily Dale Assembly. Members of the Rustic Ramblers country music ...

World-class drum corps from San Antonio making a stop in Gowanda

GOWANDA — As a prelude to the Aug. 6 Drums Along the Waterfront — Tour of Champions competition taking place at New Era Field in Orchard Park, the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas will be making a promotional tour stop in Gowanda on Friday, July 7. Arriving from a ...

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Pictured is a Hellbender salamander.

Wild America: It’s not easy being an amphibian

Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a series in advance of the Wild America Nature Festival to be held July 29-30 at Panama Rocks. As the world’s most famous frog once sang, “its not easy being green.” Kermit might daydream about being “red, or yellow, or gold, or something ...

Vehicle that appears in movie “Johnny Gruesome.”

Trailer released for movie based on Fredonia native’s horror novel

On Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter premiered the trailer for the Red Hell Movies LLC motion picture Johnny Gruesome, written and directed by Fredonia native Gregory Lamberson. On Thursday, the YouTube channel New Trailer Buzz posted the trailer, which generated 12,000 views in less than 24 ...

Chautauqua Institution announces Week 2 line-up

Lee R. Berger, James A. Joseph, Shah Selbe, Kristin Romey, Lake Street Dive and L’Orfeo headline second week of Chautauqua Institution’s 2017 season Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce the program lineup for Week Two of its 2017 season. The week, which begins July 2 and concludes ...

‘Our Town: Stories from Mayville & Westfield,’ airs tonight

With the help of local volunteer storytellers and photo & video curators from Mayville and Westfield, WQLN TV prepares for tonight’s premiere of its original documentary “Our Town: Stories from Mayville & Westfield,” a video scrapbook of the people, places, and happenings of ...

Chautauqua Theater Company launches 34th season Friday

CHAUTAUQUA — Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the new Artistic Direction of Andrew Borba and continued leadership of Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, kicks-off its 34th season with “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn, directed by Borba. “Noises Off” runs for three weeks, ...

Opera House to host folk reunion concert in memory of Fredonia classmates

Musicians — including alumni and former faculty of the State University of New York at Fredonia, as well as professional musicians from across the United States — will perform together in “Mad About Toms,” a concert of acoustic American music in tribute to Tom Tunney and Tom Stocky, ...

Submitted Photo: “The Lost City of Z” tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, played by Charlie Hunnam, right.

‘The Lost City of Z’ to be shown at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN — “The Lost City of Z” will be shown at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts Wednesday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction best seller, “The Lost City of Z” tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys ...

Submitted Photo: The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a recent film from Filmmaker Michael Maglaras titled “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age on Thursday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., as part of its Art & Architecture: On Screen series. To celebrate local artists, the Opera House has partnered with members of the North Shore Arts Alliance on a special art installation at the Opera House from 6:30-7:30pm, immediately prior to the screening. The exhibit will include work by artists including Katherine Galbraith who created portraits at the National Gallery of Art under their Copyist Program, both of them from portraits by John Singer Sargent including this one of Mrs. Henry White.

Opera House to present Meet the Filmmaker event

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a recent film from Filmmaker Michael Maglaras titled “America Rising: The Arts of the Gilded Age” on Thursday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m., as part of its Art & Architecture: On Screen series. Maglaras and Producer Terri Templeton will introduce the ...

Best of the best

JAMESTOWN — The United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) is awarding grants to artistic projects of five Chautauqua County non-profit organizations and two local artists. “It’s hard to imagine Chautauqua County without all of the wonderful cultural opportunities and talented ...

Concerts in Angola’s Centennial Park to begin

ANGOLA — The 35th year of Concerts at the Gazebo in Angola’s Centennial Park kicks off Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. with a performance featuring Crash Cadillac with vocals by Linda Giancarlo. The initial concert is sponsored by Lake Shore Federal Credit Union. Refreshments will be available. ...