Entertainment

SUNY Fredonia Mainstage theatre series offers take on classic work

Restoration style will be mixed with contemporary trimmings when the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series.Six performances of "The School for Scandal" will be presented from Nov. 6 to 10 in Marvel Theatre. This comedy of ...

Locally produced film explores effects and options

"Comfort Zone," a feature-length documentary exploring the effects of climate change in Upstate New York, will be screened at three local venues: Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in the Grange Hall 1, 58 W. Main St., Fredonia; Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. in Jewett Hall 101 on the SUNY Fredonia campus; and Nov. 8 at ...

Lake Shore alum comes home and she’s ready to fight!

ANGOLA - Stephanie Wattie, a 2010 Lake Shore Senior High School graduate, has parlayed her Lake Shore theater education into a college career at Niagara University where she has majored in theater arts, concentrating on acting and stage combat. At the same time, she has earned the distinction ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen film ‘Rush’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series roster of films for November contains four fall releases that have generated significant Oscar buzz! The line-up starts with Director Ron Howard's latest - and some say, his best - film about Formula 1 race car drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda. It ...

Marion Art Gallery to host SUNY Fredonia faculty exhibition

Works created by faculty members of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media will be on display in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at SUNY Fredonia beginning Nov. 1.The SUNY Fredonia Faculty Exhibition opens with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 1. It runs through Nov. 21."The ...

Access Channel 5 now digital

Access Channel 5, along with all other area public, educational and governmental access cable channels, are now carried digitally on Time Warner Cable TV systems in the northeastern United States. The recent change still has some viewers wondering where their local channel disappeared to. The ...

Reviewing ‘Salinger’ the film

One of the most difficult burdens of each person's youth is the need to determine to what degree he or she is an individual, and to what degree he or she is an element of society as a whole. Most of us end up being surprised to the answer to that dilemma.For many people, the answer to that was ...

Opera House to Screen “Despicable Me 2” FREE

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will screen the animated family comedy "Despicable Me 2" on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Lily Dale Assembly as part of Family Night at the Movies, admission to the film is FREE.Family Night at the Movies often features films based on or that inspire ...

‘British Invasion’ music insider Chris O’Dell to speak at SUNY Fredonia

Chris O'Dell was on the rooftop of Apple Records in 1969 when the Beatles played live for the last time, served as a personal assistant to the Rolling Stones on their 1972 United States tour that coincided with release of the now revered "Exile on Main St." album, and became one of rock's first ...

Christian concert Sunday in Fredonia

Heath McNease aka Garth Hooks, aka Spliff Wigglesworth, aka The Heath McNasty is joining the youth group Soul Shack and the rest of the Christ Community congregation on Sunday, Oct. 27.Heath will be bringing his hip hop flare, acoustic folk, quirky improvisations, and Holy Spirit fire along ...

Registration now open for annual String Experience

SUNY Fredonia School of Music announces its annual String Experience on Nov. 17 (early registration deadline: Oct. 31).String Experience is a seminar for high school violinists, violists, cellists and bassists that brings you in contact with Fredonia's conservatory-trained string faculty, ...

Steinway 1 makes grand return with Western New York Chamber Orchestra

On Sunday at 4 p.m., the Steinway 1 concert grand piano will return to beautiful music making in Ebony and Ivory, an all-piano concert featuring New York City pianist Marjean Olson in the famous Saint Saens Carnival of the Animals, together with WNYCO Conductor Glen Cortese as duo pianists.This ...

Art in the Park festival blue ribbon winners announced

JAMESTOWN - The festival, Art in the Park, turned out to be a wonderful weekend for patrons and artists alike as the weather was as beautiful as the creations on display by the Chautauqua County Society of Artists.The show was adjudicated by artist David Grice, a member of the active artist ...

Opera House Live at the Met season presents ‘The Nose’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera's award-winning series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2013-14 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Saturday at 1 p.m., with Dmitri Shostakovich's contemporary Russian opera "The Nose," ...

The Hollywood story of ‘Burton and Taylor’

Dominic West and Helena Bonham-Carter play Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in a new film from BBC America titled ''Burton and Taylor.''Imagine both the excitement and the horror of being generally considered the best looking man or woman in the world.For many years, those honors were freely ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘The Butler’

Lee Daniels' "The Butler," starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Saturday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.Inspired by a true story, "The Butler" tells the story of a White House butler ...

‘Moon over Buffalo’ is a great farce

The Bartlett Theatre in Rockefeller Arts Center will be full of talent and fun next weekend (Oct. 24-26). Treat yourself to a fine production of Ken Ludwig's "Moon over Buffalo."It's Buffalo in 1953, and a troupe of not overly talented actors is appearing in repertory performances of two ...

Virtuosic oboist/Celtic violinist to give free recital Oct. 26

Virtuoso oboist/Celtic violinist Colin Maier will give a free guest artist recital Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.His recital will include standard repertoire for the oboe along with Celtic music played on violin, sometimes with a theatrical twist. He will ...

Aspire’s iXpress artists present ‘As We See It’ at Ryder’s Cup

LAKEWOOD Aspiring artists from the Aspire of WNY iXpress program are hosting an art exhibit at Ryder's Cup Coffee, 28 Chautauqua Ave. The exhibit, called "As We See It" features 16 pieces of art created by a local group of artists with disabilities and depicts how they perceive the world ...

Internationally celebrated conductor to speak in Jamestown

Has it ever occurred to you what a miracle takes place whenever an orchestra plays well?Have you tried with a friend, to do exactly the same actions at exactly the same time? Imagine the difficulty of getting more than 100 musicians to play the same piece of music at exactly the same time, in ...