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Bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson gives recital Oct. 2

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.Nadina will be joined by Fredonia faculty I-Fei Chen (piano), Laura Koepke (bassoon) and members of the Fredonia ...

Artists find common ground for current SUNY Fredonia exhibition

While they are married and share a studio space in the Netherlands, Dutch artists Jacqueline Kooter and Jan Theun van Rees said their current exhibition in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia is a first for them. They have never before collaborated for an exhibition.The ...

Residency with nine-time Grammy winner will engage students, community

One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, Arturo Sandoval's talent runs vast and deep. A protege of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, he has been seen by millions at the Oscars performing with Celine Dion, at the Grammy Awards with Justin Timberlake and in his ...

Westfield native to perform Mister Benny at JCC on Friday

JAMESTOWN - Mister Benny, a one-man play featuring renowned actor and Westfield native Tim Newell, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday in James-town Community College's Scharmann Theatre.The play, sponsored by the Robert Lee Scharmann Fund and written by local playwright Mark Hum-phrey, presents ...

Autumn arts in full bloom

Officially autumn doesn't begin until tomorrow, but culturally, our rich autumn of the arts is already in full bloom.During the coming week, there will be two more remarkable artistic events in Chautauqua County. Next Saturday, at 8 p.m., Jamestown Community College will present a performance ...

SUNY Fredonia students to bring Spanish tomato fight to campus

Each year thousands of people gather in Spain from all over the world to participate in the tradition of "La Tomatina," the "world's largest food fight," during which festival goers congregate in the city streets and throw tomatoes at each other.SUNY Fredonia will once again take part in this ...

Opera House Folk-in-Fredonia Music Series starts with Free-For-All

The Folk-in-Fredonia Music Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will kick off its 2013-14 season with the annual "Free-for-All" on Sept. 22. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and admission is free.The Free-For-All was started 18 years ago by local folk group, the Newton Street Irregulars, as ...

Stand-up comedy event to be held Friday

JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown Savings Bank Arena's Wits n' Giggles Stand-Up Comedy Series rolls on with its second installment of the fall Friday at 8 p.m.The show is slotted for 8-10 p.m., with a pre-show Happy Hour featuring $1 draft beers inside Sully's Irish Pub starting at 6pm. Sully's Pub is ...

Local teen band Imortal to perform at Festival of Grapes

SILVER CREEK - Local teen rock band Imortal will be returning to the Festival of Grapes Saturday at 5 p.m. in front of the Backline Teen Dance Club on the outdoor stage. Drummer Trevor Cole, 15, guitarist and vocalist Zak Bogosian, 14, and bassist and vocalist Alex Bogosian, 13, cover classic ...

Willow Bay to host winged ox players production

The start-up of this year's artistic season, which often delays for a few weeks after Labor Day, has come upon us bright and early, this year.This week, I want to share with you news about two theatrical productions which will be coming your way soon: The Winged Ox Players of St. Luke's ...

Opera House to screen ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ FREE

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen the animated family film "The Adventures of Tintin" on Friday, Sept. 20, 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 ...

SUNY Fredonia School of Music faculty to be featured in recitals

Members of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music faculty will be in the spotlight in three upcoming Faculty Recitals. These events are free and open to the public.Bassoonist Laura Koepke will be the featured soloist in a Faculty Recital on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. She will be ...

International poet Tamar Yoseloff to give reading at SUNY Fredonia

Dr. Tamar Yoseloff, award-winning poet and editor will present a public reading of her most recent collection, "The City of Horns," as well as other selections, on Monday at 6 p.m. in 209 McEwen Hall.A wide range of ideas and subjects are covered by Dr. Yoseloff in her writings. She is most ...

Professor to give annual ‘President’s Award for Excellence’ talk

Dr. Keary Howard, winner of the 2013 President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at SUNY Fredonia, will offer a celebration of former students in "Fredonia for Life: A Transformative Learning Experience for All," on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. The award, established in1986, honors ...

A look at the season to come

Last week, we took a nostalgic look at the summer gone by. This week, let's look ahead to an autumn season of richness for the arts scene.The dangers of writing this kind of column is that we'll include as much as we can for as many organizations as we can, but some haven't sent out their ...

Elton John tribute show opens pops series at SUNY Fredonia

A tribute concert featuring the music of a modern pop legend will open the 2013-14 Lake Shore Savings Season at The Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia."Almost Elton John and the Rocket Band: Remember When Rock Was Young starring Craig A. Meyer" will be presented on Saturday, ...

Wrestler ‘Primal Warpath’ to make two appearances this weekend

In the best shape of his life, after rehabbing from a motorcycle accident in April, Dave "The Primal Warpath" Coia will make a special appearance at Maximum Force Wrestling's event Saturday Sept. 7 inside Floral Hall at The Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk.Tickets for the pro wrestling ...

Tommy Z to participate in Red, White and Blues Festival Saturday

International Recording Artist and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee Tommy Z and his band will be performing at Fredonia's Red, White and Blues Festival at the White Inn Saturday at 1 p.m.His latest self-produced release, "Sometimes" entered the Top 50 Blues Charts for FM Airplay (Roots Music ...

Marion Art Gallery opens season with ‘Xing Perspectives’ on Friday

The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia will opening the 2013-14 season with the exhibition "Xing Perspectives" from Friday to Oct. 13.An opening reception is planned for Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.This ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘RED 2’

"RED 2," the action comedy starring Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, John Malkovich and Anthony Hopkins, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.In "RED 2," the high-octane sequel to the 2010 worldwide sleeper hit ...