Entertainment

Three-time JUNO Award-winner to appear at Opera House

Canadian singer/songwriter David Francey will appear in concert at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of the Folk in Fredonia Music Series at the Opera House.A former construction worker who left the field in 1999 to record his debut CD, Francey has become ...

Entries now being accepted for Southern Tier Biennial Art Exhibition

LITTLE VALLEY - The Cattaraugus County Arts Council has announced a call for artists for the Southern Tier Biennial, a nine-county professionally juried contemporary art exhibition. The application deadline is June 7. Professional jurors from the Castellani Art Museum and the Erie Art Museum ...

The Buffalo Touch to perform at Collins Library on Friday

COLLINS - The Collins Library will feature a concert by The Buffalo Touch Friday from 7-9 p.m.Celebrate the coming of spring with one of the nation's premier polka bands. The Buffalo Touch combines the Slovenian style polka popular in Cleveland and Canada with the Polish style polka from ...

Faculty, choreographers join Dance Ensemble for collaboration

Among the myriad rites of spring gracing Fredonia this past weekend, Fredonia Dance Ensemble offered a multi-sensual mood feast of movement, color, light and music. Student dancers revealed their months of hard work in pieces displaying innovative choreography, creative costumes and light ...

JCC spring concerts planned Tuesday and Thursday

JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown Community Col-lege choir, concert band, vocal jazz ensemble, and jazz ensemble will showcase a variety of music styles during a combined performance Tuesday. The JCC rock en-sembles perform Thursday.Both concerts will be performed in JCC's Scharmann Theatre. Admission ...

Six works honored at JCC student art exhibit

JAMESTOWN - Works by six Jamestown Community College students were honored with artistic excellence awards during the recent opening of the annual student art exhibition in the Weeks Gallery.The exhibition, on display through Tuesday, was judged by Peter Tucker, assistant professor of art at ...

Opera House fundraiser to feature three unique celebrity items

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will hold its annual fund-raiser gala on Saturday at Shorewood Country Club, Dunkirk. A live auction to be held as part of event will feature three unique celebrity memorabilia items an electric guitar autographed by all the members of the rock band Three Dog ...

Everyone wins at the “Theatre for a Cause”

Opportunities to do a good deed, while having a good time, are rare and much to be valued.During the coming week, people in Jamestown are going to have just that opportunity. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the coming week, an organization called "Theatre for a Cause" is going to present ...

‘Zen Cowboy’ returns tonight for Chautauqua County performance

JAMESTOWN - "Zen Cowboy" Chuck Pyle will make a return visit to Chau-tauqua County at 7 p.m. tonight when he performs a special show at Trinity Guitars Back Room in Jamestown. He will then present his acclaimed "Free the Thumb; Fire the Band" fingerstyle guitar workshop Saturday from 11 a.m. ...

Selection of short plays to be presented Saturday

JAMESTOWN - A selection of short plays from Elmira College Theatre will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Reg Studio Theater."Short and Sweet" is a collection of four short plays, two dramas and two comedies, created to be performed by and for young adults in almost any setting. "Mandala" ...

Lake Shore Senior High bands return from national competition

ANGOLA - The Lake Shore Senior High Bands, under the direction of Eric Blodgett and Carrie Poissant, had an extremely successful competition at the Performing Arts Consultant's National Music Festival at the College of Staten Island in New York City. The students were on tour April 18-21.Over ...

Seneca Casinos unveils Summer Rush concert series

One of the most thrilling summer concert lineups in the Great Lakes Region is back for another year and packs some serious heat for entertainment lovers. Summer Rush at Seneca Casinos includes some of the world's very best entertainers as well as unique promotions on the gaming floor and the ...

Martin Short to perform for the Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5k

JAMESTOWN - Chau-tauqua Striders, the James-town Savings Bank Arena and the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy are proud to announce that legendary comedian Martin Short will be the featured performer for Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5k weekend. Short will take his critically acclaimed act to the stage ...

Spring Literacy Banquet set for Wednesday in Mayville

MAYVILLE - The Chautauqua County Reading Council invites area educators and individuals to its annual Spring Literacy Banquet Wednes-day at Webb's Captain's Table. Registration is at 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner and an author presentation.This year's virtual presentation is with award-winning ...

Buffalo Philharmonic takes center stage

BUFFALO - Perhaps the highest honor in American classical music is an invitation to perform at New York City's revered Carnegie Hall.On May 8, the Buffalo Philharmonic will perform there as part of the concert venue's "Spring for Music" program. Each spring, five orchestras from across the U.S. ...

Masterworks Concert will feature Gershwin’s beloved ‘Rhapsody In Blue’

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music will present the fifth annual Masterworks Scholarship Benefit Concert on April 28 at 4 p.m. in King Concert Hall. The Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, will be joined by the 100-plus voice Fredonia Masterworks Chorus, ...

Fredonia Dance Ensemble program to feature variety of styles

A variety of dance styles will again be featured when the Fredonia Dance Ensemble presents its annual concert from May 3 to 5 in Marvel Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center on the SUNY Fredonia campus.Performances are planned on May 3 and May 4 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee on May ...

Ballet costume exhibit starts Saturday

JAMESTOWN - The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet celebrates the beginning of National Dance Week with a 2-week exhibit of its Ballet Costume Collection. The exhibition, titled The Art of Costume, will be on display from Saturday through May 12 at the Dykeman-Young Gallery located on the second ...