Entertainment

Opera House Live at the Met season presents ‘The Nose’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2013-14 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Dmitri Shostakovich's contemporary Russian opera "The Nose," ...

The Hollywood story of ‘Burton and Taylor’

Dominic West and Helena Bonham-Carter play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a new film from BBC America titled ''Burton and Taylor.''Imagine both the excitement and the horror of being generally considered the best looking man or woman in the world.For many years, those honors were freely ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘The Butler’

Lee Daniels' "The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.Inspired by a true story, "The Butler" tells the story of a White House butler ...

‘Moon over Buffalo’ is a great farce

The Bartlett Theatre in Rockefeller Arts Center will be full of talent and fun next weekend (Oct. 24-26). Treat yourself to a fine production of Ken Ludwig's "Moon over Buffalo."It's Buffalo in 1953, and a troupe of not overly talented actors is appearing in repertory performances of two ...

Virtuosic oboist/Celtic violinist to give free recital Oct. 26

Virtuoso oboist/Celtic violinist Colin Maier will give a free guest artist recital Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.His recital will include standard repertoire for the oboe along with Celtic music played on violin, sometimes with a theatrical twist. He will ...

Aspire’s iXpress artists present ‘As We See It’ at Ryder’s Cup

LAKEWOOD Aspiring artists from the Aspire of WNY iXpress program are hosting an art exhibit at Ryder's Cup Coffee, 28 Chautauqua Ave. The exhibit, called "As We See It" features 16 pieces of art created by a local group of artists with disabilities and depicts how they perceive the world ...

Internationally celebrated conductor to speak in Jamestown

Has it ever occurred to you what a miracle takes place whenever an orchestra plays well?Have you tried with a friend, to do exactly the same actions at exactly the same time? Imagine the difficulty of getting more than 100 musicians to play the same piece of music at exactly the same time, in ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen “Salinger”

"Salinger," the probing documentary on the reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m."Salinger" is a feature-length documentary written and ...

Town of Terror returns

ASHVILLE - As the sun sets on the Children's Safety Village this coming Halloween season, the pleasant and bustling, child-friendly atmosphere will quickly disappear, leaving in its place a quiet and unsettling stillness. As darkness falls, the Village turns into something that nightmares are ...

Prendergast Gallery to feature Indian images

JAMESTOWN George W. Clever will present "Indian Images" in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery Oct. 18 through Nov. 15.Clever will greet guests and discuss his collection of paintings and traditional Delaware Indian cultural items during an opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Oct. ...

Martin Short to perform in Jamestown during inaugural Lucy Town Race

Lucille Ball's legacy of laughter is kept alive by the comedians who come from far and wide to perform in her hometown. Although this year's Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy has come and gone, the laughter is not finished.Martin Short, a man who was recently called "Hollywood's Most Beloved ...

BPO music director to speak at Prendergast Library

JAMESTOWN JoAnn Falletta, music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, will give the ninth annual Murray L. Bob Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15, in the Fireplace Room at James Prendergast Library. Her presentation is free and open to the public.Known as a vibrant musical ...

Fredonia Opera House to screen Johannes Vermeer exhibition documentary

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen a unique high definition "captured live" art exhibition event titled "Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure" on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.London's National Gallery has mounted a major exhibition of one of the most startling and fascinating artists ...

A great week to explore the take-home arts

FALLING FOR HAMLETI receive for review, a great many more books than we're able to write about, and I must be truthful, I often set aside books intended for audiences of which I am not a member.For example, books intended for the teenage girl market rarely get chosen. But I've found an ...

Concerto competition winner featured soloist for Homecoming Weekend

The School of Music will highlight two major concerts presented during Homecoming Weekend. The SUNY Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge and Assistant Conductor Eric Mahl, will perform works by Weber, the "Good Friday Spell" from Wagner's "Parsifal," and ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Austenland’

"Austenland," starring Keri Russell and Jane Seymour, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Oct. 12 and Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.Based on the novel of the same name by Shannon Hale (who also co-wrote the script), "Austenland" is a romantic ...

Opera House to screen ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’ free

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen the animated family film "The Pirates! Band of Misfits" on Oct. 11 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 alumnus Tony Caramia returns for ‘Dancing Keys’ recital

Tony Caramia, professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music and a SUNY Fredonia graduate, will return to campus to present the recital "Dancing Keys" on Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. The following evening, Caramia will play in a reunion concert of the 1970s Fredonia Jazz ...

Canadian artist Guy Laramée to give talk at SUNY Fredonia

A Canadian artist known worldwide for his intricate landscape sculptures made from vintage books will give a talk at SUNY Fredonia in October as part of the Department of Visual Art and New Media's Visiting Artist Program.Guy Laramee, a Montreal-based artist who works in multiple disciplines ...

Opera House to screen documentary on Jewish-American comedians

"When Comedy Went to School," a new documentary about the rise of comedic talent among the Jewish American community in New York's Catskill Mountains, 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.This remarkable ...