Local entertainment news

Opera House to present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on topics ...

Fredonia concert to feature French chamber music

French chamber music, featuring contemporary violinist Yuki Numata Resnick and two State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music faculty — pianist Eliran Avni, assistant professor, and cellist Natasha Farny, associate professor — will be presented on Saturday at 8 p.m., in Rosch ...

Music Showcase Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The Infinity Visual and Performing Arts Center is looking forward to a night full of music and fun in downtown Jamestown during the 15th Annual Local Music Showcase! Local Music Showcase will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in downtown Jamestown. For only ...

Collage Performance Arts Center announces accomplishments

The Collage Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recent accomplishments of their three competitive dance teams. The New York Majestic Junior/Senior competitive dance team, The Youth Dazzler’s and Mini Dazzler’s dance teams have qualified for the 2019 National Dance Team ...

Justice on big screen

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “RBG,” the critically acclaimed documentary on Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It will be screened on Saturday, July 28, and Tuesday, July 31, at 7:30 p.m. At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...

Gowanda hosting Drum & Bugle Corps; rehearsals open to community

GOWANDA — More than 150 musician-athletes with the Legends Drum & Bugle Corps from Kalamazoo, Mich., are being hosted at and rehearsing on the campus of the Gowanda Central School District for two days this week ahead of the Drums Along the Waterfront-Tour of Champions competition next ...

Former Fredonia teacher still enjoying jazz

Editor’s note: Farina & Friends will be performing tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the Fredonia Gazebo Concert series. Below is a profile on Frank Farina. ——— It was 1959 when Frank Farina was drafted into the U.S. Army. A recent graduate of Albany State College with a master’s ...

Talk on Dunkirk native and the plot to steal Abraham Lincoln set

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House continues its new series of free-admission local history lectures when it presents “The Plot to Steal Abraham Lincoln” on Thursday, July 19, at 7 p.m. The Plot to Steal Abraham Lincoln is the third of seven multimedia presentations that will be presented over ...

Local bands to play at area events

Bring family, friends, and seating for a series of free concerts by two area bands. The schedule for the New Horizons Band is: Thursday, July 19 at the Chautauqua County Fair, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.; Thursday, July 26 in Brocton’s Ryckman Park and Wednesday, Aug. 1 in Fredonia’s Barker ...

Opera House presents ‘Canaletto and the Art of Venice’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Canaletto and the Art of Venice,” a special cinematic exhibition of the Italian artist’s work, this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Additionally, local visual artist George Petrella will exhibit his ...

Fredonia’s Marion Art Gallery to host exhibition of student works

The first senior art exhibition of the spring semester at the State University of New York at Fredonia will feature the work of nine graduating majors from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media. Titled “Paraskevidekatriaphobia,” which means fear of Friday the 13th, the exhibition ...

Professor to receive grant for new Fredonia documentary

An Artist in the Community grant will be presented to Roslin Smith, assistant professor in the Department of Communication at the State University of New York at Fredonia, to fund her new documentary, “Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY.” She will be recognized at a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local talent

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 ...

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 ...