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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 ...

‘Captain Fantastic’ to show at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN - The dramatic film "Captain Fantastic" shows Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. The film stars Viggo Mortensen ("The Lord of the Rings"). Admission is $5.Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo ...

Opera House music series to start with Free-For-All

The Folk-in-Fredonia Music Series at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House will kick off its 2016-17 season with the annual "Free-for-All" on Sunday. The concert will begin at 3 p.m. and admission is free.The Free-For-All was started 22 years ago by local folk group The Newton Street Irregulars as a ...

Lake Shore Center for the Arts presents ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

WESTFIELD - The Lake Shore Center for the Arts has scheduled four performances of the beloved American classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."The production will be held in a picnic theater venue at the Westfield Moose Beach Pavilion on Sept. 23 and 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. A traditional southern ...

Dance program hosts residency by Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Students in the State University of New York at Fredonia's Dance program are literally "following the footsteps" of one of the leading forces in modern dance during a two-week residency by the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company.Highlights of the residency, which concluded Friday, include observing ...

Elton John/Billy Joel tribute opens pops concert series at Fredonia Sept. 23

Rockefeller Arts Center presents an evening of Grammy Award-winning rock 'n' roll featuring the piano stylings of Elton John and Billy Joel to kick off the 2016-17 DFT Communica-tions Pops Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia."Piano Men: A Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel" ...

Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus to perform free concert

The United States Army Field Band and Soldiers' Chorus will perform a free concert at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Monday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall.The concert is free, but tickets are required. An advertisement featuring details on how to obtain free tickets ...

Fired Up exhibition opens Sept. 12

JAMESTOWN - All Fired Up: Contemporary Wood-Fired Ceramics, an exhibition featuring pottery and ceramic sculpture fired in wood-fueled kilns, will be displayed in Weeks Gallery on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus beginning Sept. 12.Locally produced food and beverages will be ...

JCC will hold Latin American film series

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Community College's modern languages program will present a Latin American film series this fall.The series is made possible with the support of the Katharine Jackson Carnahan Endowment for the Humanities, Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the Secretary of State for ...

Opera House to present St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas Thursday

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present St. Peter's and the Papal Basilicas, a unique production that combines history, spirituality, architecture and art, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. as part of its new Art & Architecture Series.The production takes its cue from the Extraordinary ...

Tammy Pescatelli to perform in Jamestown Oct. 8

JAMESTOWN - The National Comedy Center has announced that comedian Tammy Pescatelli will appear in Jamestown for a performance at the Willow Bay Theater on Oct. 8. Pescatelli will perform as part of a weekend of events during the 2016 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K race weekend.Arguably ...

Country band The Snickers returns for second time

MAYVILLE - National recording artist The Stickers are back again to get everyone "Countrified" at the second annual Chautauqua Gran Fondo after party Saturday at Webb's Captain's Table."We had a blast last year in Chautauqua," said John Wodarek, bass player and middle brother of the band. "It ...

Deb & Dynamics to kick off bicycle event Saturday

MAYVILLE - New to the Chautauqua Gran Fondo event this year is Florida-centered band Deb & the Dynamics. Making the trek all the way up north to Chautauqua Lake, Deb Biela, can't be more excited about this adventure."Any time we get a chance to take a road trip we're all on it," Biela ...

‘BFG’ to be shown this weekend in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN - Disney's "The BFG" shows Friday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Admission is $5.In the film, 10-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Oscar-winner Mark Rylance). Naturally ...

Agricultural celebration returns

This weekend is all about the people who put food on tables as Fredonia celebrates its 48th installment of the Farm Festival in Barker Common.Every member of your family is sure to find some kind of fun and excitement during the free, three-day celebration showcasing food, music, vendors and ...

Jazz performance Thursday night at Lakeside Park

MAYVILLE - On Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the smooth sounds of songwriter and jazz crooner Barbara Jean will fill Lakeside Park, located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake along Route 394 in the village of Mayville.Barbara Jean has been performing for many years, having performed with the ...

Eggers exhibit to open today at Fredonia Technology Incubator

Forty-five lithographs, drawings, pastels, and watercolors by George W. Eggers (1883-1958) will be exhibited at the Fredonia Technology Incubator Art Gallery from today through Sept. 30.A Dunkirk native, Eggers' success went beyond his talent as an artist. He was also a respected arts ...

Week Eight at Chautauqua helps to provide support for veterans

CHAUTAUQUA - Chautauqua Institution is proud to announce a special donation drive alongside its program lineup for Week Eight of its 2016 season, a week on veterans and war. For every purchase of a day, morning or afternoon pass, the Institution has pledged to donate $1 to the Chautauqua County ...

James Corden stars in Opera House live feed production

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a captured live via satellite screening of London's National Theatre's production of One Man, Two Guvnors, on Friday at 7:30 p.m.Featuring a Tony Award-winning and Olivier Award-nominated performance by the host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, the ...