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Learning Shakespeare

The Midsummer Shakes-peare Intensive, a unique, all-inclusive overnight camp for students, ages 15 and up, which focuses on the works of William Shakespeare, will be conducted July 20 to 26 at SUNY Fredonia's College Lodge in Brocton.Specialized training will be offered through three studio ...

Encore Chorale

Encore Chorale, the nation's largest choral program for older adults, returns to the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua to present a week-long choral institute for adults over the age of 55 from Aug. 24-29. The Encore Choral Institute is now in its seventh season at Chautauqua and the program ...

Reg Lenna Center for the Arts announces summer movies

JAMESTOWN - More movies have been added to the summer series at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts.First up is the romantic comedy, "Le Week-end," from the director of "Notting Hill" and "Hyde Park On The Hudson." A married English couple travel to Paris to celebrate 30 years together. Their ...

Quercus painting exhibition opens Friday

OLEAN - The Catta-raugus County Arts Coun-cil is pleased to invite the public to the opening of Quercus, a new exhibition of work from painter Sean Huntington. A reception is scheduled for Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Community College's Center Gallery in Olean.Quercus, Latin for ...

Signups begin for Fredonia children’s drama day camp

The world of dramatic arts will come alive for area children who join the annual Playground Drama Day Camp at Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The first camp, for children ages 11 to 18, will run Aug. 11 to 16; the second session, for ages 7 to 12, runs ...

Studio Metro Underground to debut ‘7 Years’

On Friday and Saturday of the coming week, theater-goers will have the chance to see a world premiere performance of a new play, by an anonymous author from our community. The play is titled ‘‘7 Years,’’ and it is scheduled to be the second performance ever presented at The Spire’s ...

Chautauqua announces 2014 Editors Prize winners

WILMINGTON, N.C. Chautauqua literary journal has awarded its 2014 Editors Prizes of $500, $250 and $100. These awards recognize writing the staff feels best captures both the issue's theme and the spirit of the Chautauqua Institution.Todd Davis won the top prize for his poem, "The Last Time My ...

Fredonia to host week-long student film production workshop

A casting and crew call is being issued for Action Film Workshops, an introduction to digital media production, that the State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will host for students, ages 13 and up, at Rockefeller Arts Center from July 28 through Aug. 2.Two ...

On higher ground

CHAUTAUQUA - On Saturday, a group of junior high musicians will be playing a piece of music never before performed by any group - professional or amateur. Even more exciting for these students is that this composition was written specifically for them. This work will be premiered at the ...

Award-winning scholars and performers coming to SUNY Fredonia

The State University of New York at Fredonia School of Music announces two free community concerts of traditional Arabic music on June 16 and June 20 at 8 p.m., as part of the week long Arabic Music Academy. The Academy's Opening Concert on Monday will feature award-winning scholars and ...

Food for thought

A diagnosis of an early stage of Alzheimer's disease hasn't stopped cookbook author Paula Wolfert's decades-long career with food. But it has changed the direction.The 76-year-old Wolfert, renowned for classics like "Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco," has been diagnosed with a variant ...

Works by artists with disabilities on exhibit at Dykeman Young Gallery

JAMESTOWN - The largest-ever public display of art created by people with disabilities at The Resource Center will be on exhibit during June at the Dykeman Young Gallery in Jamestown.The exhibit is titled "Applause" and features more than 100 works by individuals with disabilities in TRC's ...

Jackson Center hosted Judge Gerace as keynote speaker

JAMESTOWN - The Jackson Center hosted Judicial Hearing Officer Judge Joseph Gerace as the keynote speaker for the 2nd Annual Stanley Weeks Law Day Lecture co-hosted by the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonary Valley of Jamestown on April 28. Gerace's address focused on voting rights ...

Scholarship winners announced at All-County Concert

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

Fredonia Opera House honors Boltzes and Gilmans

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Board of Directors recently announced a lasting tribute to Jim and Carol Boltz, and Dick and Carmen Gilman, two couples who have contributed to the Opera House in many ways over the 20 years since its restoration.At a small gathering of 50 close friends and ...

Paying tribute to volunteers

Last Monday, our nation came together in celebration of the annual Memorial Day Holiday.The day is an occasion for U.S. citizens and residents to remember our debt to our nation and to the people who have sacrificed years of their lives, if not their health and their very lives so that we can ...

Gunderson speaks at Tourism Summit

Journey Gunderson, executive director of the Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy and the National Comedy Center, Inc., joined Governor Andrew Cuomo during New York State's Second Tourism Summit held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on May 14. Gunderson, seated ...

Patagonia frontier

JAMESTOWN - Does Patagonia sound like a fascinating locale for the adventurous explorer?You can find out at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary's First Friday Lunch Bunch on June 6, when Robert and Kathleen Barber present "Patagonian Frontiers: Argentina and Chile."Beginning at 11 a.m., the ...

Area couple to share exotic trip to Argentina and Chile

JAMESTOWN - Does Patagonia sound like a fascinating locale for the adventurous explorer?You can find out at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary's First Friday Lunch Bunch on June 6, when Robert and Kathleen Barber present "Patagonian Frontiers: Argentina and Chile."Beginning at 11 a.m., the ...