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Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Other People’ Saturday and October 18

The next feature film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series is "Other People," starring Molly Shannon and acclaimed newcomer Jesse Plemons. It will be screened on Saturday and Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.In "Other People," David is a struggling comedy writer (Plemons), fresh from a breakup and ...

Writers@Work series to feature alumna Gina Browning

State University of New York at Fredonia alumna Gina Browning, '88, will visit campus Monday, Oct. 10 to share her experience as director of public relations at the Erie County (N.Y.) SPCA for the past 26 years, as part of the university's Writers@ Work series.A student writing workshop, ...

‘Chariots of Fire’ to be shown tonight at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN - The 1981 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "Chariots of Fire," will be shown this evening, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Admission is $5.The winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, "Chariots of Fire" tells the inspiring true story of British ...

Boyfriend’s low energy level causes woman high anxiety

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend doesn't get excited about anything anymore. He walks around the house all day with a gloomy expression. When I ask him about it, he tells me he is bored.I'm scared he might get bored with me. Our sex life is great, and the relationship seems like it's on firm footing. ...

Fredonia Wind Ensemble to perform Saturday

The Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, opens the school year with exciting music of the world that includes "Folk Song Suite," by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, and "Symphony in B Flat Major," by Paul Hindemith from Germany, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. ...

Season kicks off at Opera House with Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

Opera House Live at the Met Season Kicks Off with Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, kicks off its 2016-17 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on ...

Dramatization ‘SEVEN’ to feature local performers

"SEVEN," the internationally acclaimed dramatization of global abuses against women, will be presented at the State University of New York at Fredonia and Jamestown Community College.The Fredonia event is slated for Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall, with the JCC event on Friday, ...

Prendergast Gallery to feature photographer

JAMESTOWN - The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will present "Altered Perspectives," a photography exhibit by Brad M. Bielawski, from Oct. 7 through Nov. 11, with an opening reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 8."Each of the photographs in this collection has a certain 'twist' to it. ...

‘Zweig at Fredonia’ begins Monday

Continuing the surge of interest in the Austrian-Jewish author Stefan Zweig since Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," including the premiere of a new film in Europe this summer, "Vor der Morgenrote"/"Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe," and a host of new critical studies worldwide, a ...

Virtual Reality experience

The Octagon building in Lily Dale was the site of a Virtual Reality Installation Sept. 17. The experience, created by multimedia arts collective Flatsitter, was a hit, with a steady stream of participants from as far away as Milwaukee. "I absolutely was touched, physically, emotionally, and ...

Reception set for Swedish artist, author on Saturday

JAMESTOWN - The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will host a reception from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday for Swedish artist and author Nils R. Caspersson of Victor.Visitors can view The Tomte Series, an exhibit of paintings by Caspersson, and see samples of his book, "Silver Hastsvans" (Silver ...

Opera House to present ‘A View From the Bridge’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the 2016 Tony Award-winner for Best Revival of a Play, Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge," in a captured live via satellite screening on Saturday at 1 p.m.The double Tony Award-winner it also won for Best Direction of a Play for Ivo van Hove "A ...

Professor participating in three art exhibits

The art work of Professor Timothy Frerichs of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at the State University of New York at Fredonia will be displayed on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in three exhibitions scheduled during September and October.Exhibits include: "Wanderlust," part of a ...

Pay what you can

A limited number of Pay What You Can tickets for balcony seats will be available tonight, Sept. 24, when doors open at 7 p.m. before the Jason Bishop Show at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts (8 p.m. curtain). Interested patrons may mention this offer at the box office while seats are available and ...

Jason Bishop to perform at Reg Lenna Center

JAMESTOWN - An up and coming illusionist is returning to Jamestown after wowing an enthusiastic audience here 17 months ago. Jason Bishop will perform at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts on Saturday at 8 p.m.From his breathtaking Double Levitation to his cutting edge Op-Art and Plasma illusions, ...

Playground Academy offers theatre, movement classes

Students of all ages as well as adults can learn fundamentals of theatre from professional instructors at the Playground Academy, a client of the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.In addition to creating dramatic characters, adults can attend Zumba classes held throughout ...

Opera House to present meet the filmmaker event

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a recent film from Filmmaker Michael Maglaras titled "Enough to Live On: The Works of the WPA" Friday at 7:30 p.m. Maglaras and Producer Terri Templeton will introduce the film and will lead a talk-back and Q&A following its screening.In May ...

Western New York Chamber Orchestra opens season Sunday

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra, professional ensemble-in-residence at SUNY Fredonia, opens its 2016-2017 concert season on Sunday at 4 p.m. in King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.The concert features Fredonia School of Music faculty members David Colwell, violin, and David ...

New rainforest exhibition on display at RTPI

JAMESTOWN - RTPI is pleased to present its next exhibition titled "Rainforest Adventures: Works by artist Jan Lutz." This stunning collection of works, on view through Nov. 13, will immerse visitors in tropical visions as rendered by this talented painter.In this unique exhibition, Jan's ...