Local entertainment news

Bluegrass concert in Mayville Thursday

MAYVILLE - Musical group "The Blue Mule Band" is the featured performer for the Thursday Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series performance.The concert will be held at Lakeside Park in Mayville, located on the shores of Chautauqua Lake, and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.The Blue Mule ...

Jackson Rohm performance in Mayville Thursday

MAYVILLE - The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Jackson Rohm will be the featured performer for the first concert of the 2016 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series.Held on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the performance will take place at ...

Bemus Bay Pops Summer Concert Series begins Tuesday

BEMUS POINT - For the 18th year in a row, M & T Bank has approved a grant to the Bemus Bay Pops Summer Concert Series."We are thrilled once again to step on board as a major sponsor for the Pops," said Jen Vahl, branch manager. M & T Bank will present "Lake Night at the Movies," ...

Opera House presents Painting the Modern Garden tonight

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Painting the Modern Garden -Monet to Matisse today at 7:30 p.m. as part of its new Art & Architecture Series.Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. ...

Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series starts July 7

MAYVILLE - The May-ville/Chautauqua Com-munity Chamber of Commerce has announced the 2016 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series:July 7 Jackson Rohm (solo acoustic)July 14 Blue Mule Band (bluegrass) Rainbow the ClownJuly 21 Randy Graham Rainbow the ClownJuly 28 These Two ...

25th annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival this weekend

SHERMAN - The Great Blue Heron, one of the longest-running roots music festivals in America, will celebrate its 25th anniversary in July.Jim Lauderdale and New Riders of the Purple Sage will join festival mainstay Donna the Buffalo and more than 30 other performers at the three-day event ...

Infinity Arts Cafe to host Chautauqua Big Band Swing concert Friday

JAMESTOWN - On Friday, the Jazz Concert Series at the Infinity Arts Cafe at 302 E. Third St. in Jamestown will feature An Evening With Chautauqua Big Band Swing from 7 to 9 p.m.The concert is sponsored by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and the Infinity Perform-ing Arts Center. The ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen music-themed ‘Sing Street’

The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the '80s music focused "Sing Street." It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.Produced by the team that created the sleeper hit "Once," the film is inspired by writer/director John Carney's life and love for music. It ...

Opera House to present an evening of humor and stories

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present An Evening of Down East Humor and Stories with former CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Tim Sample on Friday at 7:30 p.m.The event is sponsored by Doug Manly, who also will emcee.For those interested in honing their own storytelling craft, Sample will ...

iXpress artists announce exhibition at Technology Incubator

Aspire of WNY is proud to announce that members of iXpress, an expressive arts program are being honored with an extensive exhibition at SUNY Fredonia's Technology Incubator.Members of Aspire's iXpress Arts Program will be displaying their works from June 27 through Aug. 12. In all, 29 artists ...

Lake Shore music teacher receives award

ANGOLA - Lake Shore music teacher Eric Blodgett has been named a recipient of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Erie County Music Educators Associa-tion Award for Excellence in Music Education.This award was given to Blodgett to recognize his hard work and dedication to the profession and ...

‘B-side Uke Jam Friday in Fredonia

Fredonia Ukulele will hold a "B-side Uke Jam" on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kasia Coffee House, 183 E. Main St., Fredonia. The "B-side Uke Jam" is a jam session intended for ukulele enthusiasts who are a step beyond beginners. Participants should be familiar with basic chords (C, F, Am, G, Em, ...

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ to be shown at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN - Harrison Ford stars in the 1981 adventure "Raiders of the Lost Ark" Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Admission is $5.The film that redefined adventure cinema blends action serial thrills with old fashioned Hollywood wit and remains a beloved classic. The ...

Lake Shore Elementary music programs perform at Fantasy Island Music Festival

ANGOLA - On Sunday, May 22, students from the Lake Shore Elementary bands, orchestras and choirs performed at the 19th Annual Fantasy Island Music Festival. Under the direction of Mrs. Lynn Streeter, Mrs. Holly Martin and Mr. Nicholas Capitummino, the students performed several selections for ...

‘Hello, My Mame is Doris’ to be shown at Reg Lenna

JAMESTOWN - Sally Field stars in the comedy "Hello, My Name is Doris" Saturday at 8 p.m. at Reg Lenna Center for The Arts. Admission is $5.After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help ...

All-County Concert set for Saturday

CHAUTAUQUA - Each year in the beginning of June, the Chautauqua Institution comes alive with sights and sounds of nearly 800 music students from around Chautauqua County who assemble for the Chautauqua County Music Teachers Association's annual Spring All-County Concert. The event on Saturday ...

Jackson Center welcomes Newbery Medal author

JAMESTOWN - On May 12, the Robert H. Jackson Center welcomed more than 1,400 students to hear Newbery Medal award winner Linda Sue Park discuss her life and journey as a writer.Park was the Jackson Center's keynote author for its 2016 Young Readers Program. Students traveled to Jamestown from ...

Kringer places second in national musical theater competition

State University of New York at Fredonia sophomore Jeff Kringer, a Bachelor of Fine arts Musical Theatre major from Skaneateles, placed second in The National Society of Arts and Letters' Musical Theater competition held May 19 to 22 in Phoenix, Ariz.The placement earned Kringer a $7,000 cash ...