Entertainment

Learning is a gift

The opportunity to learn about something you didn't know before is one of the most precious opportunities which life is likely to offer us.This week, I'd like to begin by sharing with you what I have learned recently about a new program which will make a great deal of learning available in ...

Lake Shore Music Department District Jazz Concert April 25

ANGOLA - On April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Auditorium, the Lake Shore Music Department will hold the 3rd Annual District Jazz Concert featuring jazz ensembles from each level and a special guest artist, jazz trombonist, Ken Crane.Crane is a professional jazz trombone player from New ...

SUNY Fredonia film series explores environmental issues for Earth Week

Five critically acclaimed documentaries that examine major environmental issues will be presented during the Earth Week Environmental Film Series at SUNY Fredonia on Saturday, at 101 Jewett Hall.The films, selected based on their ability to raise awareness of the breadth of sustainability ...

LS senior high bands prepare to compete in NYC

ANGOLA - The Lake Shore Senior High bands, under the direction of Eric Blodgett and Carrie Poissant, will perform at another National Band Competition the weekend of April 19 in the city so great they named it twice, New York City. Students from the senior high bands will be on tour April ...

Infinity Visual and Performing Arts presents Coal Train

JAMESTOWN - Come to the Infinity Cafe on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Coal Train will get you up on your feet and dancing with a mix of country, southern rock, blues and boogie music.Coal Train features Stephanie Rogers and Teal Weatherly on vocals, Mark Bunce on lead/slide guitar, Jim Foti on bass, ...

Jamestown Concert Association to hold event Thursday

JAMESTOWN - The Jamestown Concert Association will present Symphoria, formerly Symphony Syracuse, Central New York's new orchestra, in concert on Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Reg Lenna Civic Center. Neil Varon will conduct the orchestra featuring Julian Schwarz, cello soloist. Conductor Varon's ...

Encore Choral, Dance and Theatre Institute returning to Chautauqua Institution

CHAUTAUQUA - Encore Creativity for Older Adults is returning to Chautauqua Institution in collaboration with two of the nation's premier creative arts programs to present an innovative program for adults over the age of 55, Aug. 25-30, following the conclusion of Chautauqua's 2013 Season.Encore ...

SUNY students give a powerful performance

You may have read the play in school or at least have heard of the young Jewish girl and her family that went into hiding during World War II. The production of The Diary of Anne Frank by the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance reminds us of the power of witnessing the story on the ...

‘Talkback’ session planned after Sunday performance

Audience members at the Sunday performance of "The Diary of Anne Frank" at SUNY Fredonia will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with the cast and crew about the process of bringing the production together.A special "talkback" session will be held after Sunday's matinee performance ...

Paying tribute

For the second consecutive week, the Critical Eye finds itself paying tribute to an important member of the arts community who has left us, on a permanent basis.Critic, screenwriter and lecturer, Roger Ebert gave many works of art his celebrated rating of "thumbs up." His willingness to ...

Music scholarship deadlines approaching

JAMESTOWN - With contests such as Chau-tauqua's Got Talent and Chautauqua Lake Idol, the Chautauqua Region has been witness to an impressive display of musical talent from all ages. Performers have dazzled audiences with their voices as well as their instruments of choice. Many performers have ...

JCC faculty, student recitals set

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Community College's music students and faculty will present recitals in Scharmann Theatre on the Jamestown Campus during April.The programs, free and open to the public, are presented by JCC's arts, humanities and health services division and Faculty Student ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen Dustin Hoffman-directed ‘Quartet’

"Quartet," Dustin Hoff-man's directorial debut, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Ser-ies. It will be screened Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.In "Quartet," Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred are retired musicians who often worked together. They live in Beecham House, a ...

Ken Crane Sextet, Razz and Friends will perform at JCC’s JazzFest

JAMESTOWN - The Ken Crane Sextet will be joined by the Razz and Friends Big Band during JazzFest at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus on April 12.Admission to the 7:30 p.m. performance in Scharmann Theatre is $5 for general public, $3 for area students and senior citizens, and $2 ...

1891 Fredonia Opera House to screen Manet exhibition documentary

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen a unique high definition "captured live" event titled Manet: Portraying Life on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.From London's Royal Academy of Arts, this eagerly awaited exhibition is the first-ever major exhibition in the UK devoted to the portraiture of Edouard ...

Magical man

The Critical Eye, and the entire arts community mourns the recent passing of a truly talented actor: Richard Griffiths.British-born Griffiths, with his Falstaff-like girth was hard to miss, in the dozens and dozens of films in which he played major roles. Sadly, as is often the case with ...

Endangered Earth film series begins April 9 at JCC

JAMESTOWN - A four-part "Endangered Earth" film series, sponsored by Jamestown Community College's office of sustainability, begins April 9.Free and open to the public, the films are shown at 7 p.m. in the Carnahan Center Theatre. A guided discussion is conducted at the conclusion of each ...