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Fredonia students receive 12 nominations for ‘Bye, Bye Birdie’

Fredonia High School's production of "Bye, Bye Birdie" has been honored with 12 nominations, including Outstanding Musical Production, as Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation present the 21st Annual Kenny Awards ceremony.The 21st Annual Kenny Awards ceremony will be held at ...

Society of Artists to exhibit at Prendergast Library

JAMESTOWN - The Prendergast Library Art Gallery will feature a group exhibit by the Chautauqua County Society of Artists May 2 through May 30.There will be an opening reception from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Library's Fireplace Room.The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will ...

16th Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition Thursday

The 16th Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition will be held at SUNY Fredonia on Thursday in the William Center Multipurpose Room. The free event is from 1 to 6 p.m. All are welcome to attend.Over 350 students will be participating in the exposition. There will be presentations, ...

SUNY Brown Bag Lecture Series presents: ‘Medicine and Technology’

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series will hold a "Medicine and Technology" free lecture on Tuesday at noon in Williams Center Room S204.The lecture is open to students, faculty, staff, administrators and the general public.Anyone interested in medicine or the impact of ...

Singer/songwriter Joe Crookston & the BlueBird Jubilee at Opera House Friday

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present Ithaca-based singer/song-writer Joe Crookston & the BlueBird Jubilee with Peter Glanville in concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. James-town duo SYMBA will serve as the concert's opening act.Award-winning singer/-songwriter Crookston makes his ...

Charting a life in the arts

One of the most important issues for current citizens to deal with is education.Pittsburgh's Public Television station, WQED has recently released a beautifully filmed documentary film dealing with some of the education programs at Chautauqua Institution. It's title is ''Chautauqua: Charting a ...

An evening with the Marion Fellow at SUNY Fredonia

Professor Elizabeth Lee of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media was awarded the SUNY Fredonia Inaugural Marion Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts for the 2013-2014 year. On May 1 she will be presenting, "Cosmological Process," at 5:30 p.m. in Marvel Theatre.The new Art Gallery ...

‘Battle Within’ program features announced

JAMESTOWN - "The Battle Within," a presentation by concussion awareness advocate and former middleweight boxer Ray Ciancaglini at 6 p.m. on May 1, will also feature a screening of the documentary "Head Games."The program and film, both of which are free and open to the public, will be held in ...

Marion Art Gallery to host ‘Senior Show II’ exhibition

The works of 15 students from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY Fredonia will be displayed in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at Rockefeller Arts Center beginning May 2.The exhibition, titled "Senior Show II: Have a Good Summer," will open with a reception in the art ...

‘The Shape of Things’ in review

Educational fads go in cycles. Right now, for instance, we are replaying much of what went on in the late 1950's after the launch of Sputnik. Then the frenzy was over science education. Now it's over STEM-science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These are all, to be sure, ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present "Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me," a documentary on the bawdy Broadway legend, on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.Now in her late 80s, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch remains as ferociously funny as ever. Whether dominating the stage, ...

Opera House presents Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte

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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's popular Cosi fan tutte."We're very ...

Childhood abuse victim finds love in arms of another woman

DEAR ABBY: I am a woman in a loving relationship with another woman. My family has been harsh in their remarks to me, saying they would rather I was dead than doing this, or that I should move away if this is the way I am going to live.I have been married twice. Neither marriage worked out. ...

Jazz Festival to feature more than 200 student musicians

The Northern Chautauqua County Band Director's Association will present the ninth annual Dunkirk Jazz Invitational on Saturday at Forestville High School.This annual event, which celebrates National Jazz Appreciation Month, will bring together more than 200 student musicians from 10 school ...

Jazz Concert Series to feature Billy Jean

JAMESTOWN - On Friday, the Spire Theater Friday Night Jazz Concert Series at 317 E. 3rd St. will feature jazz vocalist Barbara Jean at the at 7 p.m.Barbara Jean will sing standards from the Great American Songbook and some of her original songs that people tell her "sound like old ...

Children’s Concert Series concludes Saturday

The Musical Journeys Program of the SUNY Fredonia School of Music concludes its eighth season of free concerts designed to appeal to very young children.Selected student ensembles from the Fredonia School of Music will perform half-hour Children's Concerts on four Saturday mornings with two ...

JCC student art exhibition opens Thursday

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Community College's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for the annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on Thursday.The reception, free and open to the public, will feature performances by JCC music students.The exhibition features works from all JCC campuses and ...

New Horizons Band to perform spring concert

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. The free concert will be held in the Harry S. King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.Dr. Katherine Levy will conduct "Rookie of the Year: Main Title March" (1993) by Bill Conti and ...

Opera House to present audience participation show — Bible Bingo

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the uproarious comedy show, Bible Bingo, on Sunday, Apr. 27, at 3 p.m.A uniquely funny stage show that incorporates a lot of audience participation, Bible Bingo is the latest in a series of shows from Vicki Quade, creator of the hit comedy. The show ...

SUNY Fredonia to present ‘Shape of things’

The SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance concludes its season with the modern drama "The Shape of Things" by American playwright Neil LaBute.Six performances are scheduled from April 25 to May 3 in Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center as part of the Walter Gloor Mainstage ...