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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 ...

Four renowned soloists headline Fredonia Fall String Festival

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music will host its second Fall String Festival, a one-day residency with four world-renowned artists on Sunday. The day will begin with a recital of solo and chamber music works at 1 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall featuring guest artists and ...

Access Channel 5 sets programming for Oct. 21-27

“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 ...

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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 ...