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Pictured above is artist Cecelia Ivy Price at work. At left is her work, Lucifer of Lie’ge.

Octagon Gallery to open solo show of works by Cecelia Ivy Price

WESTFIELD — Octagon Gallery will be opening a new show on Friday, featuring the artwork of Cecelia Ivy Price, former art therapist at Gowanda Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and former art teacher at Aspire of Western New York where she created artwork with adults with disabilities. She is ...

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Reid Belstock and Warren Hammond bring their special blend of juggling and slapstick comedy to the State University of New York at Fredonia on Feb. 9 when Rockefeller Arts Center presents "SMIRK! Jokesters of Juggling and Kings of Chaos" as part of the Kaleidoscope Family Series.

Vaudeville-style juggling duo set to perform

The Kaleidoscope Family Series at Rockefeller Arts Center continues with what promises to be a roller coaster ride of laughs with "SMIRK! Jokesters of Juggling and Kings of Chaos" on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia. SMIRK! is the ...

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Live at the Met continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m., with a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca.

Opera House presents new production of Puccini’s Tosca

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 1 p.m., with a ravishing new production of Giacomo Puccini’s ...

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JAMESTOWN — The Prendergast Library will hold a film festival on Feb. 9, featuring short films submitted by members of the community. Participants can visit the Makerspace throughout the month of January to work on their film with free equipment and assistance. Films must not exceed five ...

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Legendary WKBW-TV Eyewitness News anchor Irv Weinstein has passed away. WBBZ-TV joins everyone in the area in remembering this iconic broadcaster and supporter of Western New York.

Remembering a great

CLARENCE — Phil Arno, owner of WBBZ-TV and the entire Hometown MeTV Station team extends their sympathies to the family of Irv Weinstein, his friends, and legions of fans on his passing. The 87-year-old former anchor of Channel 7’s “Eyewitness News” was iconic in Buffalo as part of ...

Pucci’s holding ‘Two-Saturday Holiday Spectacular’

This Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m., the first annual “Pucci’s Two-Saturday Holiday Spectacular” will continue at Pucci’s Carpet One Furniture and Bedding in Fredonia. In appreciation of community support throughout the year, Pucci’s will host an afternoon of holiday events filled with ...

Student works selected for national film festival

Two student videos from the Film and Video Arts program within the Department of Visual Arts and New Media Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia were official selections at the 8th Student Experimental Film Festival (SEFF) held recently at Art Mission & Theater in ...

Access Channel 5 Programming for Dec. 16-22 set

Rolling Hills Radio will feature Austin “Walkin” Cane and Bess Greenberg, videotaped at Shawbucks in Jamestown in October. The program will air at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 16-22 and then again at noon and 7 a.m. from Dec. 24-30. Chautauqua Sunrise, hosted by Doc Hamels, will feature Gina ...

JCC’s winter concerts announced

JAMESTOWN — Jamestown Community College’s music ensembles will perform seasonal concerts on December 12 and 14. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre. Admission to each concert is $4, general public; $3, area students and senior citizens; and $2, JCC Faculty Student ...

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Jason Mills sits on Santa’s lap at the Kiwanis Club of Silver Creek’s Christmas in the Park.

Santa comes to town

SILVER CREEK — Santa and Mrs. Claus are taking time from their busy holiday schedule to come to Silver Creek on Saturday, December 2nd from noon to 3 p.m. Children will have an opportunity to visit with Santa next to the warm cozy fireplace inside The Backline lobby, located on the Village ...

Art gallery exhibition features works by six Fredonia students

Works by six graduating art majors will be on display in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia from Dec. 1 to 7. The Department of Visual Arts and New Media and the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery are presenting the fall senior exhibition, ...

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The DuffleBag players will perform "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Rockefeller Arts Center presents the performance as part of its Kaleidoscope Family Series. For tickets call 673-3501 or go to fredonia.edu/tickets.

DuffleBag Theatre brings holiday fun to Fredonia family serie

The "Nearly World Famous" DuffleBag Theatre returns to Fredonia with a unique take on a holiday classic. " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas," will be presented on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in Marvel Theatre at the State University of New York at Fredonia as part of Rockefeller Arts Center's ...

School of Music to present holiday choral concert

Four ensembles in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia will present an unforgettable evening of holiday choral music, appropriate for all ages, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall. The concert will feature the Fredonia Chamber Choir, conducted by ...

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Members of the Fredonia Guitar Quartet include (from left) Steven Wong, Pennington Watson, Michael Bunny and Shane Bucci.

Ready for tour

The Fredonia Guitar Quartet is on tour in central New York, performing at Henrietta-Rush Senior High School today, at 2 p.m.; Unatego Junior-Senior High School on Friday, at 12:40 p.m. and Onondaga Community College, also Friday, at 7 p.m. Members of the quartet, under the direction of SUNY ...

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Dunkirk Middle School to perform ‘The Lion King JR.’

Disney’s “The Lion King JR.” is playing at Dunkirk Middle School starting on Friday at 7 p.m. A performance of Disney’s “The Lion King JR.” is open to the public at (Dunkirk Middle School) on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults.

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Master Illusionist Cliff Hopkins will be bringing his own unique brand of comedy magic to the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m.

Opera House to present The Magic of Cliff Hopkins

Spellbinding illusion combined with sidesplitting comedy will be front and center when the 1891 Fredonia Opera House presents The Magic of Cliff Hopkins on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. When it comes to magic & illusion, Cliff Hopkins & his assistant Kelly are one of the hottest and ...

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Pictured are Joseph, his father Jacob, the Pharaoh (Elvis) and the brothers and wives from Westfield Academy and Central School’s upcoming production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”  lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Dinner and a show

WESTFIELD — The award winning musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will be presented on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Westfield Academy and Central School as their annual dinner theater. ...

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Concerto winner to perform Gershwin with Fredonia symphony

Jesse Bonaventura, pianist and winner of the annual Concerto Competition, will perform the first movement of George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F with the Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 11, 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at ...

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Best-selling author Staub, HarperCollins editor to speak

Aspiring writers and book-publishing enthusiasts seeking inspiration and helpful information in the publishing world need look no further than Writers@Work, the alumni writers-in-residence series at the State University of New York at Fredonia, that will bring New York Times Best Selling author ...