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The Castleman Quartet Program returns to SUNY Fredonia

Local music lovers will have a chance to experience splendid chamber works performed by some of the world's most talented young artists as The Castleman Quartet Program launches its ninth season in residence at SUNY Fredonia.The Quartet Program's 2014 concert season begins with a recital ...

Chautauqua Institution season springs to life

CHAUTAUQUA - This very weekend, the Chautauqua season will spring to life, and we change from a rural performing venue to one of the international centers of most of the arts.Each year, we get a substantial number of requests, asking my advice on what area residents should attend at Chautauqua. ...

Second season

WESTFIELD - A former train station will be open to the public for the second time as a newly renovated art gallery.On Saturday, the Station Art Gallery in Westfield will open its doors to display the artwork of area resident Katherine Galbraith.Galbraith - who was born in Memphis, Tennessee and ...

Chautauqua Theater Company to present award-winning classic

CHAUTAUQUA - Chau-tauqua Theater Company, under the leadership of Vivienne Benesch Artistic Director and Sarah Clare Corporandy Managing Director, presents Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning classic "A Raisin in the Sun," directed by CTC Resident Director Ethan McSweeny (CTC's The Glass ...

Spire Theater to present Dixieland jazz concert Friday

JAMESTOWN - On Friday, the Spire Theater Friday Night Jazz Concert Series at 317 E. 3rd Street in Jamestown will feature Andre and the Giants at 7 p.m. The group will perform a variety of classic New Orleans' styled Dixieland jazz favorites.Instrumentalists are Jon Wilder on trumpet, Pete Pepke ...

Opera House Cinema Series continues Saturday, Tuesday

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will screen the inspirational film "Heaven is for Real," starring Greg Kinnear, on Saturday and June 24 at 7:30 p.m.Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, "Heaven is for Real" brings to the screen the true story of a ...

Aspire’s iXpress to host opening Friday at Athenaeum Hotel

CHAUTAUQUA - Aspire of WNY is hosting a free art opening to showcase the talents of its iXpress Program Participants. The Celebration of Aspiring Artists Series reception, sponsored by KeyBank, will take place in the historic Parlor Room at the Athenaeum Hotel at the Chautauqua Institution, 3 ...

Opera House to present two theatre icons in ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present a high-definition broadcast of the stage production of Alfred Uhry's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy" on Thursday at 7 p.m.Two of the world's greatest living actors five-time Tony Award-winner and three-time Academy Award nominee ...

Father’s Day with the Bachs at the Fredonia Opera House

Sunday's concert at the Fredonia Opera House brought the 19th annual Bach & Beyond Festival to a close with a Father's Day musical celebration of the father-and-son program of Johannes Sebastian Bach and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. This year's festival has become a high point of the ...

Chautauqua Opera Guild planning new program

CHAUTAUQUA A play, a piece of music, a painting, a poem, choreography - these are different things from one another, but they all have something in common. They all need an audience, or they have little reason to exist.In late June and early July, the Chautauqua Opera Guild is planning the ...

Daniel Baldwin is special guest at this weekend’s Strawberry Festival

FORESTVILLE - The 34th edition of the annual Strawberry Festival will take place at Merritt Estate Winery in Forestville today and Sunday.While Merritt's festival usually features some of Western New York's finest athletes and area celebrities, this year it turns to the silver screen for the ...

Mayville summer concert series begins July 10

MAYVILLE - The Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 2014 Entertainment in the Park Summer Concert Series scheduled performances:July 10 Mahajibee Blues Rainbow the ClownJuly 17 Mizzbehavin (KISS tribute)July 24 Matt Homan and the Bluegrass Disciples ...

Area artists’ work on display by Monday Afternoon Painting Group

LAKEWOOD - The Monday Afternoon Painting Group will be exhibiting a sampling of their art at the Lakewood Public Library from now until the end of the month. The artists featured are Renate Bob and Jean Voltmann.Bob has studied at the Art Student League in New York with Peggy Bacon, Fleischer ...

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 ...