Entertainment

Chautauqua Amphitheater to feature opera ‘Peter Grimes’

CHAUTAUQUA - Most of us, at some period in our lives, have felt as though we were completely at the mercy of life -- as though our choices and even our hardest efforts, didn't matter.Shakespeare's Romeo cries out, "Oh, I am fortune's fool," as he finds himself hopelessly in love with his ...

64th Annual Spring All County Concert yet another success

CHAUTAUQUA - Amid thunderstorms and torrential downpours, the 64th Chautauqua All County Concert was held at the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater on June 1. This concert featured more than 750 student musicians from among the 19 public and private schools in Chautauqua County, each in one of ...

Tickets on sale July 1 for Martin Short in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN - Tickets for the legendary comedian Martin Short, who will be performing during the Lucy Town Half Marathon and 5k weekend on the evening of Oct. 12, will begin going on sale to the general public on July 1 at 10 a.m.Tickets will be available by calling the Reg Lenna Civic Center box ...

Chautauqua’s Week Two Entertainment features line-up for all ages

CHAUTAUQUA - Chautauqua Institution presents another fun-filled week of entertainment for all ages, featuring performances from the Music School Festival Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Opera, in addition to nationally recognized bands and comedic performers.On Sunday, June ...

Drama day camp returns for area children

Area children will have the opportunity for a hands-on theater experience this summer through a special day camp at the State University of New York at Fredonia.The SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance is collaborating with Venture Productions to produce the seventh annual "Playground ...

Fredonia Opera House presents Il Trovatore

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece Il Trovatore as part of its Live at the Met Summer Encore Series of operas on Thursday, at 7 p.m."We're very excited to be presenting encore broadcasts of six of the Metropolitan Opera's most highly acclaimed Live in HD ...

Family comedy event slated at Jamestown library

JAMESTOWN - Prendergast Library will present a family comedy event featuring Spoon Man at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1, in the Fireplace Room.The program at Prendergast Library is free and open to the public and will serve as the kickoff for the Summer Reading Challenge for children, teens and ...

‘Mad About You’: Paul Reiser coming to Salamanca

Co-creator and star of NBC's "Mad About You," Paul Reiser, is once again touring as a stand-up comedian.As part of his Up Close and Personal stand-up comedy tour, Reiser will appear at the Seneca Allegany Casino tonight at 7 p.m.According to Reiser, he has never performed in this area before, ...

Chautauqua to present ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’

CHAUTAUQUA - Beginning on Friday, with one preview performance, and officially opening a week from today, the Chautauqua Theater Company will present a production of one of our country's best-known pieces of literature for the stage: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," by Tennessee Williams.I've spent the ...

Willow Creek Winery & Buffalojams.com present ‘Buffalove Music Festival’

SILVER CREEK - Willow Creek Winery and Buffalojams.com presents "Buffalove Music Festival" Friday and Saturday. Kicking off Willow Creek Winery's "Homegrown Music Fridays", Buffalojams.com teamed up with the winery to create a two-day festival featuring a variety of local talent."Homegrown ...

Week One Entertainment lineup at Chautauqua offers performances for all ages

CHAUTAUQUA - Chautauqua Institution opens its gates this 2013 season to feature nationally known bands, talented artists and world-renowned speakers that will keep the entire family entertained.To kick off the season, Chautauqua welcomes Straight No Chaser back for a third season in a row to ...

The Castleman Quartet Program returns to SUNY Fredonia

Local music lovers can feast their ears on magnificent chamber works performed by some of the world's most talented young artists as The Castleman Quartet Program launches its eighth season in residence at SUNY-Fredonia. The Quartet Program's 2013 regular concert season begins with recitals on ...

Live at the Met Summer Encore Series begins with ‘Carmen’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen its first Live at the Met Summer Encore Series opera Georges Bizet's masterpiece "Carmen: at 7 p.m. on June 20."We're very excited to be presenting encore broadcasts of six of the Metropolitan Opera's most highly acclaimed Live in HD transmissions," ...

Chautauqua Institution will open with a boom

Only one week from today, the gates of Chautauqua Institution will slam shut, to anyone who doesn't have either a ticket or a gate pass, and the 2013 summer season will open with a bang.The opening performance in the giant open-sided Amphitheater will be by the popular a cappella singing group, ...

Mayville Summer Concert Series announced

MAYVILLE - The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the concert schedule for the upcoming 2013 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series.Held Thursday evenings during July and August in Mayville, the performances will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with all ...

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet to host Spring Gala

JAMESTOWN - After Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet's annual production of "Nutcracker" completed in December, the school began working on its next project: the annual Spring Gala.The Spring Gala features all the students of the CRYB, which range from 4 years old to young adult. The event is ...

Bach & Beyond Festival to mark 18th year at Opera House

The Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival returns to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House June 14-16, for the 18th year. Under Artistic Director and Conductor Grant Cooper, the series of three concerts explores both the masterworks and lesser-known orchestral and vocal music of 17th and 18th ...

‘All in the Family’

Edith Bunker died in 1980, but Jean Stapleton soldiered on until just more than a week ago, when she died at home in her own bed, surrounded by her children, at the age of 90.I was one of the many people - of all ages - who eagerly looked forward each week for the showing of "All in the ...

Roller Derby’s Babes of Wrath present third annual Summer Bruise In

JAMESTOWN - Summer in Jamestown gets even hotter as Chautauqua County's women's flat track roller derby team, the Babes of Wrath, take on the Nightmares on Main Street from Corry, Pa. The bout is set for Sunday at Allen Park Ice Rink (200 Elizabeth Ave., Jamestown). Doors open at 4 p.m. and the ...

Free day at the museums Saturday

The Cattaraugus County Museum and 22 not-for-profit societies and museums want to offer you a "free day at the museums," Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Plan a day trip, pack a lunch, enjoy the ride and join us.Additional descriptive information and maps are available on line at each museum's ...