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National Comedy Center adds 2nd Foxworthy show

JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official museum and cultural institution dedicated to comedy, has added a second Jeff Foxworthy show to the 2020 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. The second show will take place at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, following the 7 p.m. show that ...

Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure coming to Reg Lenna Center

JAMESTOWN — Reg Lenna Center for The Arts presents Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure this Sunday, March 15 at 4 p.m. This live performance is an immersive experience that explores unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago. Actors, technology, puppets, ...

Met Live season continues: Wagner’s ‘Die Fliegende Hollander’

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2019-20 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m., with Richard Wagner’s Die ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen 1917

Discount offered to active and retired military The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Oscar-winning “1917.” It will be screened on Saturday, March 14, and Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. Active and retired members of the military will receive discounted ...

In review: Fearing is believing in ‘Invisible Man’

“The Invisible Man” is a movie I was not expecting. Growing up, I was a voracious reader of H. G. Wells. The first book of his I read was, “The Invisible Man”. Countless adaptations of the book have been made to some degree or other. All the adaptations I have seen have focused on what ...

FHS to present ‘Carousel’

Fredonia High School will present the classic musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Carousel” on March 20, 21, 27 & 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the District Auditorium. All tickets are $10. Reserved tickets are available at tinyurl.com/fcsdmusic or in the high school lobby from 4-6 p.m. on ...

JCC names cast for ‘Pump Boys & Dinettes’

JAMESTOWN — The cast for Jamestown Community College's production of "Pump Boys & Dinettes" has been announced. The interactive musical, directed by Adam Owens, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2 and at 2 p.m. on April 26 and May 3. Cast members include ...

Fredonia College Symphony to perform Saturday

The Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, will present two of the great masterworks of the orchestral literature on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Symphony No. 5 of Ludwig van Beethoven ...

Student-composed work to premiere at Fredonia’s Opera Scenes

A new opera featuring music written by three student composers at the State University of New York at Fredonia will share the stage with performances of key scenes from three renowned operas at the Student Opera Theatre Association’s annual Opera Scenes production at the 1891 Fredonia Opera ...

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival tickets go on sale today

JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official museum and cultural institution dedicated to comedy, will begin public on-sale for the 2020 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival today at noon, including performances by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, and Saturday Night Live legends David ...

Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County to host musicians

The Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County is hosting local musician Steve Spears, as a part of a free concert event. The event will take place March 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the LVCC Bookstore, located on 12 Park Place, Fredonia. Community members are invited to come and listen in a warm and ...

Acclaimed mentalist performs March 13 at Rockefeller Arts Center

Have you ever dreamed of getting an acceptance letter from the Hogwarts Academy? If so, acclaimed mentalist Joshua Kane said his upcoming show is for you. On Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Arts Center presents “Joshua Kane performs Borders of the Mind — The Psychic Show for ...

Bach to the future

Fr. Sean Duggan will celebrate the 335th anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach by performing all six of the German composer’s groundbreaking keyboard Partitas on Thursday, March 5, at 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The concert is ...

In review: Sonic runs fast and into our hearts

When I was 10, I received a Sega Genesis for Christmas. Included with that gaming console was Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I spent countless hours playing that game with my younger cousin in our youth. I was almost always Sonic, and I forced him to play the Tails character. Since I was lousy at ...

‘Agrippina’ next in Opera House series

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high definition (HD) opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues its 2019-20 season at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m., with George Frideric Handel’s ...

Fredonia music faculty to present song cycles of Schubert

A “rare opportunity” to hear three song cycles by Austrian composer Franz Schubert on consecutive evenings will be presented by faculty members of the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia. Joe Dan Harper and James Judd, tenors, and pianist Dr. Anne Kissel will ...

The GI’s of Comedy coming to Jamestown

JAMESTOWN — The National Comedy Center, the United States’ official cultural institution and museum dedicated to comedy, has announced that it will be presenting “The GI’s of Comedy” live on stage on Saturday, May 23 as it honors our active military and veterans during Memorial Day ...

Inaugural Robert Jordan Piano Festival to be held Feb. 23-25

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music will host the inaugural Robert Jordan Piano Festival in February, named in memory of School of Music Professor Emeritus Robert Jordan. The three-day event, slated for Feb. 23-25, will feature some of today’s brightest piano ...

Compositions to premiere at Fredonia Choral Festival

Inaugural performances of three selections written by internationally renowned composer/arranger Stacey V. Gibbs for vocal ensembles at Fredonia will highlight the 10th Fredonia Choral Festival in the School of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia. “This is a ...

Opera House to present ‘All My Sons’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center will present a satellite screening of the National Theatre Live’s “All My Sons,” starring Academy Award winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman, on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 1 p.m. The event is part of the Stage on Screen Series at the Opera ...