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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 ...

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen Bombshell

Opera House Cinema Series to Screen Bombshell The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the Oscar-nominated “Bombshell,” starring Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and Charlize Theron. It will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 15, and Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Starring ...

Joining Imani Winds

Fredonia faculty set to perform with Grammy-nominated ensemble in special Feb. 14 concert at Fredonia When the Grammy-nominated ensemble, Imani Winds, takes the stage in Rosch Recital Hall this Valentine’s Day at the State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia’s faculty wind ...

Slovenian classical guitarist to present recital at Fredonia

Mak Grgic, a Slovenian classical guitarist touted as a “gifted young guitarist” by The New York Times and “a guitarist to keep an eye on” by the Washington Post, will give a recital tonight, Feb. 11. The performance, hosted by the Fredonia Guitar Society, will be held in Diers Recital ...

‘Bending the Arc’ at SUNY Fredonia

The movie “Bending the Arc,” which tells the story of the extraordinary doctors and activists who founded Partners in Health, a leading organization that advocates global health equity, will be shown in Science Center Room 105 (Kelly Family Auditorium) on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m., at ...

Imani Winds to perform special concert at SUNY Fredonia

Grammy-nominated ensemble performs special Feb. 14 concert at Fredonia Since its formation 20 years ago, Imani Winds has led both the revolution and the evolution of the wind quintet through dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have ...

‘Little Women’ set for Opera House screenings

The next feature film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series is Greta Gerwig’s interpretation of the classic American novel, “Little Women,” starring Saoirse Ronan and Timothie Chalamet and featuring Meryl Streep. It will be screened on Saturday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 ...

Opera House to present ‘Giselle’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present one of the world’s greatest ballet companies — the Bolshoi Ballet — performing “Giselle” on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. It will be presented in high definition, captured live via satellite from the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, as part of the ...

Fredonia choral students to perform with Philharmonic

BUFFALO — Forty State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music choral students will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m., at Kleinhans Music Hall, in a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s ...

Opera House presents ‘Leonardo: The Works’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present “Leonardo: The Works,” a special cinematic exploration of the entirety of the renowned artist’s works, on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. as part of its Art & Architecture On Screen Series. Leonardo da Vinci is widely acclaimed as the world’s ...