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Harvey Breverman’s “Tedlock with Scepter,” shows University of Buffalo Distinguished Professor and world-renowned scholar of Mayan culture Dennis Tedlock holding a beautifully rendered scepter. Above him is an intricate drawing of a Mayan temple and collaged images of Mayan hieroglyphs and architectural details.

‘Harvey Breverman: A Decade of Drawings’ opens Tuesday

Works of art by an influential educator, internationally recognized master printer, and figure painter will be on display in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “Harvey Breverman: A Decade of Drawing, 2005-2015 (Idiosyncratic Amalgams and ...

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Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., with Wolfgang Mozart’s comedic Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute).  Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, in Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.

Opera House presents Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2017-18 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 1 p.m., with Wolfgang Mozart’s comedic Die Zauberflote (The Magic ...

The Chicago Authority to perform at Gowanda’s Historic Theater

GOWANDA — The Chicago Authority will be in concert at Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. Presented by Gowanda's Historic Hollywood Theater, the event is a fundraiser for the theater's restoration and for the Drums Along the Waterfront Scholarship Fund. The ...

‘Dunkirk’ to show at Reg Lenna Center Wednesday

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts continues its fall movie season with the historical war drama “Dunkirk,” showing this Wednesday at 7 p.m. The film is directed by Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight,” and “Interstellar”). Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of ...

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Above, ten finalists with judges at Inaugural Claudette Sorel Piano Competition in the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall, State University of New York at Fredonia

Attention young pianists

The Fredonia School of Music has extended the deadline to register for the Second Annual Claudette Sorel Piano Competition. The deadline is now Monday, Sept. 25. There is NO registration fee! The Claudette Sorel Piano Competition is open to talented young pianists (ages 15-18) on Saturday, ...

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“Despicable Me 3”  will show Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

‘Despicable Me 3’ to show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

The Reg Lenna Center for The Arts continues its fall movie season with the animated family film “Despicable Me 3”, which will show Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. as a sensory-friendly screening. “Despicable Me 3,” continues the story of Gru (voiced by ...

Historical event

JAMESTOWN — The Robert H. Jackson Center, a non-profit dedicated to promoting liberty under law through the examination of the life and work of Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson and its relevance to current events and issues, invites the public to “Meet Bob Jackson” through a ...

Talk by Latino culinary scholar to open Latino Heritage Month

Latino food and culture will explored by Dr. Zilkia Janer, a Duke University professor and author, in a talk, “Latinx Food and Culture: More than Heritage,” at the opening ceremony of the State University of New York at Fredonia’s Latino Heritage Month on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., in ...

Opera House to screen ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a new National Theatre production of the Edward Albee classic, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” captured live via satellite from the stage of London’s Harold Pinter Theatre. It will be presented this Saturday at 1 p.m. National Theatre ...

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Above: Wild Spirit Education is an environmental educational facility and rehabilitation center which rehabilitates injured birds. At left, a Prothonotary Warbler receives a leg band.

Wild America: Skies are filled with entertainment

It was a young Roger Tory Peterson’s close encounter with a Northern Flicker in Jamestown which ignited his love for birds. The wild birds of North America were at the heart of his passion for nature and were the impetus for the actions he took to preserve our living world. Venerated for ...

Construction of Amphitheater moves All-County to SUNY Fredonia

Every spring since 1949 (with a notable exception of 1978), the Chautauqua Institution has come alive with sights and sounds of nearly 1000 music students from around Chautauqua County who assemble for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association’s annual Spring All-County Concert. Due to ...

Fredonia Wind Ensemble to showcase acclaimed artists at April 22 concert

Three international artists - Gail Williams, retired associate principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Dan Perantoni, tubist with Summit Brass and a legendary artist; and noted composer Jim Stephenson — will be in the spotlight when the State University of New York at Fredonia hosts ...

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A singing ogre

Pine Valley High School will present “Shrek the Musical Jr.” today and Saturday at 7 p.m. “Shrek The Musical Jr.” follows an ogre named Shrek (John Lombaro) who has learned the hard way that “people hate the things they cannot understand.” For many years, he has protected himself ...

Opera House will present ‘I, Claude Monet’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “I, Claude Monet,” a unique production that combines history and art, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. This production, captured live in high definition, provides a fresh new look at arguably the ...

‘Swingers’ to be shown Wednesday

JAMESTOWN - The 1996 comedy "Swingers" will be shown Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Admission is $5.When the lovesick Mike can't seem to shake a relationship rut, his smooth, fast talking buddy Trent decides he'll do whatever it takes to show Mike a good time. Whether ...

Lisa Brigantino to perform at Cool Little Music Shop Thursday

Award-winning singer-songwriter/composer/multi-instrumentalist and SUNY Fredonia alum Lisa Brigantino will give an in-store performance at Rik Napoli's Cool Little Music Shop on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Joining her on guitar for a few songs will be her husband, Thomas Millioto, also a ...

‘Royal Blood’ published by Dunkirk-born author

Dunkirk-born Bruce Woods, now a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, announces the publication of his novel "Royal Blood," first installment in the "Hearts of Darkness" series. Paperbacks and eBooks can be ordered from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

Made in China exhibition opens Tuesday

JAMESTOWN - Made in China, featuring photographs by Monika Garami, Brian Ulrich, and Youbing Zhan, will be displayed in Weeks Gallery on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus Nov. 1 through Dec. 9.An opening reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 10 during which the artists ...

Events planned by student group for Family Weekend at Fredonia

Spectrum Entertainment is organizing a couple of activities for Family Weekend at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Friday to Sunday, and encourages the campus and community to participate in the family-friendly fun.On Friday at 8 p.m., Leon Etienne the Illusionist from "America's ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘The Dressmaker’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is "The Dressmaker," starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.Based on the best-selling novel by Rosalie Ham, "The Dressmaker" is a bittersweet, comedy-drama set in early 1950s ...