Entertainment

Orchesis Dance Company hosts fall performance

The Orchesis Dance Company proudly presents "Orchesis Unplugged" on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in Mason Hall 1080 at SUNY Fredonia. The annual show will feature many talented SUNY Fredonia dancers and choreographers performing various genres of dance including modern, jazz, and tap.Orchesis, a ...

Photography exhibition set for JCC Weeks Gallery

JAMESTOWN - "Transmutation," an exhibition of photographic works by Carl Chiarenza, will open in the Weeks Gallery on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus with a special reception on Nov. 13.Chiarenza, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Rochester, will discuss the ...

Patricia Briggs new galleries director at JCC

JAMESTOWN - Patricia A. Briggs has been named director of galleries and curator of collections and exhibitions at Jamestown Community College.Dr. Briggs will provide leadership for exhibitions, programming and art collections on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.An art ...

Hanover Gateway Access 12 to air Cooking With Nick

The popular cooking show, Cooking With Nick, returns to Gateway Access 12 with a five-week series of shows. The show, which is taped by Access Channel 5 in Mayville, will repeat each weekday at 9 p.m."The Senior Report with Reed Powers" airs live every Saturday at 9 a.m. on Channel 19 and ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Don Jon’

"Don Jon," Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.In "Don Jon," Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don ...

Quality opera in Fredonia, as plain as the nose on its stage

Since Hans Christian Anderson's "The Emperor's New Clothes," it has been an accepted truth that if you want otherwise sensible people to accept some ridiculous premise, tell them that ridiculousness is the latest, trendiest thing.Last Saturday, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House presented a ...

Mike Randall to star in Mark Twain Live! at Opera House Nov. 8

Mark Twain Live!, starring Mike Randall, makes a much anticipated return to the Opera House on Friday in a one-man show that brings America's greatest author and humorist to life. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.Mike Randall began impersonating Mark Twain at the age of 17. Two years later, ...

Prendergast Library to host author visit

JAMESTOWN - Prendergast Library will host an author talk and book signing at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, when Victoria Norvaisa of Erie, Pa., presents a program called Adventures in Publishing My First Book."I would like to talk mostly about what happens - or more accurately, what happened to me - ...

SUNY Fredonia Mainstage theatre series offers take on classic work

Restoration style will be mixed with contemporary trimmings when the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series.Six performances of "The School for Scandal" will be presented from Nov. 6 to 10 in Marvel Theatre. This comedy of ...

Locally produced film explores effects and options

"Comfort Zone," a feature-length documentary exploring the effects of climate change in Upstate New York, will be screened at three local venues: Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grange Hall 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia; Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Jewett Hall 101 on the SUNY Fredonia campus; and Nov. 8 at ...

Lake Shore alum comes home and she’s ready to fight!

ANGOLA - Stephanie Wattie, a 2010 Lake Shore Senior High School graduate, has parlayed her Lake Shore theater education into a college career at Niagara University where she has majored in theater arts, concentrating on acting and stage combat. At the same time, she has earned the distinction ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen film ‘Rush’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series roster of films for November contains four fall releases that have generated significant Oscar buzz! The line-up starts with Director Ron Howard's latest - and some say, his best - film about Formula 1 race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. It ...

Marion Art Gallery to host SUNY Fredonia faculty exhibition

Works created by faculty members of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media will be on display in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia beginning Nov. 1.The SUNY Fredonia Faculty Exhibition opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 1. It runs through Nov. 21."The ...

Access Channel 5 now digital

Access Channel 5, along with all other area public, educational and governmental access cable channels, are now carried digitally on Time Warner Cable TV systems in the northeastern United States. The recent change still has some viewers wondering where their local channel disappeared to. The ...

Reviewing ‘Salinger’ the film

One of the most difficult burdens of each person's youth is the need to determine to what degree he or she is an individual, and to what degree he or she is an element of society as a whole. Most of us end up being surprised to the answer to that dilemma.For many people, the answer to that was ...

Opera House to Screen “Despicable Me 2” FREE

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen the animated family comedy "Despicable Me 2" on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Lily Dale Assembly as part of Family Night at the Movies, admission to the film is FREE.Family Night at the Movies often features films based on or that inspire ...

‘British Invasion’ music insider Chris O’Dell to speak at SUNY Fredonia

Chris O'Dell was on the rooftop of Apple Records in 1969 when the Beatles played live for the last time, served as a personal assistant to the Rolling Stones on their 1972 United States tour that coincided with release of the now revered "Exile on Main St." album, and became one of rock's first ...

Christian concert Sunday in Fredonia

Heath McNease aka Garth Hooks, aka Spliff Wigglesworth, aka The Heath McNasty is joining the youth group Soul Shack and the rest of the Christ Community congregation on Sunday, Oct. 27.Heath will be bringing his hip hop flare, acoustic folk, quirky improvisations, and Holy Spirit fire along ...

Registration now open for annual String Experience

SUNY Fredonia School of Music announces its annual String Experience on Nov. 17 (early registration deadline: Oct. 31).String Experience is a seminar for high school violinists, violists, cellists and bassists that brings you in contact with Fredonia's conservatory-trained string faculty, ...

Steinway 1 makes grand return with Western New York Chamber Orchestra

On Sunday at 4 p.m., the Steinway 1 concert grand piano will return to beautiful music making in Ebony and Ivory, an all-piano concert featuring New York City pianist Marjean Olson in the famous Saint Saens Carnival of the Animals, together with WNYCO Conductor Glen Cortese as duo pianists.This ...