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JCC JazzFest hosts Bar-room Buzzards April 11

JAMESTOWN - The Bar-room Buzzards will join trombonist Peter Pepke during JazzFest on Friday, April 11 at Jamestown Community College's Jamestown campus.Admission to the 7:30 p.m. performance in Scharmann Theatre is $5, general public, $3, area students and senior citizens, and $2, JCC Faculty ...

Romantic night out comes at a cost for relationship

DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend and I have been together for two years. We recently spent a romantic night at a hotel, complete with dinner, drinks - the whole shebang - that he organized.I know he was a little stressed about money because he mentioned it. He asked if I could shell out some money, ...

Opera House to screen ‘Girl on a bicycle’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present the light romantic comedy "Girl on a Bicycle" on April 12 and April 15 at 7:30 p.m.In "Girl on a Bicycle," Paolo is a proud Italian who drives a Paris tour bus. He has just proposed to his true love, the German stewardess, Greta, when the ...

Opera House to present Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble in a special show called Incredible Feets! on April 11 at 7:30 p.m. An exuberant fusion of live music, comedy, singing and a dazzling array of percussive dance forms rooted in different cultures,Incredible ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘The Monuments Men’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present the World War II drama "The Monuments Men," starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray and Cate Blanchett, on Saturday and Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m.The Monuments Men were a group of men and women from 13 nations, most of whom ...

National recording jazz artists E.S.P. make a stop in Fredonia

On Saturday, the jazz trio called E.S.P. will perform at the Ellicottville Brewing Company in Fredonia from 8 to 11 p.m. This award winning group features John Magnante on guitar, Matthew Vacanti on bass and Bill D'Agostino on drums.Although they hail from Central New York, they spend quite a ...

Readers full of foolishness help celebrate the season

DEAR READERS: It's April Fools' Day, the one day I can share some of the more unique letters that come my way - clearly, more than a few of which were written in an attempt to have some fun with me. Enjoy!DEAR ABBY: Many times when I would wake up in the morning, I'd find toothpaste already on ...

Co-creator of Woodstock Music Festival to speak at SUNY Fredonia

SUNY Fredonia's Music Industry Program will host Artie Kornfeld at the SUNY Fredonia campus on April 7 at 6 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 202.Kornfeld is the co-creator of the Woodstock Music Festival and promoted over 100 platinum records, working with artists such as Tracy Chapman, Pink Floyd, ...

‘Revisiting Peru: One Generation of Changes’ at Audubon Friday

JAMESTOWN - For good or ill, a country can be transformed in a remarkably short time.On Friday at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary's First Friday, Deb Lanni will discuss "Revisiting Peru: One Generation of Changes."Beginning at 11 a.m., Lanni will look at how global economics, ecotourism ...

Opera House Live at the Met Presents Puccini’s ‘La Boheme’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2013-2014 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Giacomo Puccini's classic love story, "La Boheme.""We're very ...

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet to play at SUNY Fredonia Friday

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music presents Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the preeminent classical guitar quartet of the time, performing in Rosch Recital Hall on Friday at 8 p.m.Tickets are on sale at the SUNY Fredonia ticket office: 673-3501, online at ...

Classic ‘12 Angry Men’ live at Spire Theater

During the coming week, Theatre for a Cause, one of our growing number of performing companies in Jamestown, will perform a play which is both exciting, fascinating and a hymn of praise to the jury system, which is one of the basic elements of our democratic republic.This week is our column's ...

SUNY Fredonia Organ recital April 4

The students of Brian A. Bogey, SUNY Fredonia Organ Instructor, will present an organ recital in the King Concert Hall on April 4 at 4 p.m. The recital will be performed on the on the 3-manual Schlicker Pipe Organ, containing 2,459 pipes. Organ students participating in the recital include ...

Free tickets available for Army Jazz Ambassadors concert at SUNY Fredonia

One of the finest big bands in the world today, the Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., tours thousands of miles each year to promote patriotism and good will for the U.S. Army through free public concerts.On April 5 at 2 p.m., the Jazz Ambassadors will perform in King Concert Hall at SUNY ...

Thai-American non-fiction author to speak at Visiting Writers Series

Ira Sukrungruang, a Thai-American author of the memoir "Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy," and the poetry collection, "In Thailand It is Night," will speak at SUNY Fredonia on April 3, as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series.Students and community members are invited ...

‘Die Fledermaus’

Sunday at 4 p.m., the Western New York Chamber Orchestra closes its 2013-2104 season at SUNY Fredonia's King Concert Hall with a concert presentation of Johann Strauss' beloved, "Die Fledermaus."The production will be conducted by WNYCO Music Director Glen Cortese, and features SUNY Fredonia ...

‘Philomena’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present 2014 Oscar Best Picture nominee "Philomena," starring Judy Dench, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Tuesday.Philomena is the true story of one mother's search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was ...

Arts grants awardees announced

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2014 Community Arts, Artist Education and Artist in Community grants funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State ...

Final Women Create Salon set for Wednesday

JAMESTOWN - It will soon be here: the last opportunity to learn more about some of the stunning artworks that have been on exhibit this month at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts' 3rd on 3rd Gallery in downtown Jamestown.The final Salon presented in conjunction with Women Create, the biennial ...

Happy Days Band to perform Saturday

JAMESTOWN - It's a "Spring Thing" that brings the Happy Days band back to The Spire Theater's Odyssey Hall on Saturday with a chicken buffet dinner and dessert for $20. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Reservation are required at least 24 hours in advance.An evening with dinner, dance and ...