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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 ...

Fredonia Middle School to present Annie Jr.

Fredonia Middle School will be presenting its sixth annual musical, Annie Jr. on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the District Auditorium. Annie JR. is an adaptation of the beloved musical about an orphan in 1933 New York City who goes to spend Christmas ...

Access Channel 5 programming set for Nov. 11-17

“Defenders of Freedom” shares the first hand experiences of WWII veterans in the Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania areas. Hosted and filmed at the Jackson Center in Jamestown, the project is a collaborative effort between the Center, the United Veterans Council, Chautauqua ...

Janet Wahlberg to give presentation on “Navajo Code Talkers” Thursday

SILVER CREEK — In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Anderson-Lee Library in Silver Creek will welcome Janet Wahlberg on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Wahlberg, a retired Registered Nurse and volunteer at the Fenton History Center, will share her knowledge of how in early 1942, 29 ...

Opera House to screen ‘Battle of the Sexes’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Battle of the Sexes,” about the historic 1970s tennis battle between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. It stars Emma Stone and Steve Carell, and will be screened this Saturday, Nov. 4, and Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. In the wake ...

Yoga class to preceed Opera House film

In connection with the Saturday, Nov. 4, screening of “Battle of the Sexes,” Lynda Sandoval, of Yoga Underground, will hold a relaxing “cinema stretch” yoga class at 5:45 p.m. on the Opera House stage. Participants in the $10 hour-long class receive a voucher for discounted $5 ...

November movie series to begin at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts starts a November movie series with a showing of the real-life drama “Stronger” on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. and the spy action film “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. Admission to each is $5. Inspired by a true ...

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The Second City Touring Company: Cure for the Common Comedy will be presented at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall. Cast members are, from left, Saurabh Pande, Mark Campbell, Emma Pope, Katie Kershaw, Amy Thompson, and E.J. Cameron.

The Second City Touring Company brings the cure to Fredonia

Comedy takes a turn on stage when Rockefeller Arts Center presents The Second City Touring Company: Cure for the Common Comedy on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Featuring “topical sketch comedy, hilarious songs, and ...