Entertainment

Opera House to present A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present A.R. Gurney's most frequently performed play, Love Letters, on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m., just in time for Valentine's Day. The production stars Mike Randall and Christina Rausa and is directed by Paul Mockovak.Randall and Rausa play Andy and Melissa, two ...

3rd On 3rd Gallery reopens

3rd On 3rd Gallery will open again within the new Reg Lenna Center For The Arts with a photography show. "Cold Snap" will open on Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. with a reception that is open to the public. The show will feature the work of Cathy Panebianco, James Hoggard, Mark Kirsch, Deb Lanni and Bruce ...

Western New York Chamber to present its third program Sunday

The Western New York Chamber Orchestra will present the third program in its classics series, "Song of the Earth," featuring a world premier arrangement of Mahler's beloved work, "Das Lied Von Der Erde, on Sunday at 4 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall at SUNY Fredonia.Guest vocal soloists will include ...

Opera House to present Dvorak’s Rusalka

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 Antonin Dvorak's classic opera Rusalka, starring superstar soprano ...

A focus on ‘Winks of the Critical Eye’

Almost every week, we end our column with a series of short announcements which are called "Winks of the Critical Eye." More and more often, however, we receive so many announcements of things within relatively easy reach of drivers in Western New York, that we feel it worth the space to devote ...

Open studio tour seeks artist participants for Routes to Art

OLEAN - The Cattaraugus County Arts Council invites area artists and craftspeople to participate in its seventh annual open studio tour, Routes to Art. The tour boasts more than 35 regional artists and takes place each year in central Cattaraugus County. Applications are still being accepted ...

Family series at SUNY Fredonia offers up Vaudeville mayhem

Henrik Bothe and Woody Keppel are internationally renowned vaudevillians and veterans of film, television, radio and the stage. Under the stage name of Wells and Woodhead, they have performed for audiences on six continents - and they now return to unleash their antics at SUNY Fredonia's ...

Area students to compete at NYSSMA

On Saturday, Fredonia Central School will be filled with music students from around Chautauqua County. However, they will not be gathered in the auditorium for a grand concert, or rehearsing for an upcoming festival. They will be scattered throughout the building; some waiting anxiously in ...

Concert to benefit 4-H Youth Development Endowment

JAMESTOWN - On Feb. 21, the marquee at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts will light up for the '70s tribute concert "Sounds of Motown" to benefit the local 4-H.The show is what the title says it is: a Motown tribute concert to benefit our county 4-H Youth Development Program, just with a little ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Saving Mr. Banks’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present "Saving Mr. Banks," the Oscar-nominated film starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson as Walt Disney and Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers, on Saturday and Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.Oscar-nominated for Best Original Score, "Saving Mr. Banks" tells ...

Opera composer featured in Ethos New Music Society concert

World-renowned opera and art song composer Jake Heggie, whose residency at SUNY Fredonia opens the Ethos New Music Society's 14th annual NewSound Festival, will be the guest conductor at a concert of his works performed by School of Music students and faculty at Rosch Recital Hall on Feb. 7 at ...

‘The Dining Room’ holds up a mirror to ourselves

It has been said for many centuries that the proper study of mankind is man, yet some people not only resist that suggestion, they positively pride themselves on a lack of self-examination.The theater is an excellent tool for holding up a mirror, in which human kind can examine our own ...

‘The Book Thief’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present "The Book Thief," the Oscar-nominated film based on the novel of the same name, on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.Oscar-nominated for Best Original Score and based on the beloved bestselling book, "The Book Thief" tells the story of a ...

She’s a little bit gypsy

A country girl who has grown into a strong woman, Kellie Pickler, is set to bring her storytelling music to Jamestown.Pickler, a contestant from the fifth season of "American Idol" who has since made a name for herself as a country music touring and recording artist, will appear at the ...

New music and delivery sharpens the ‘Critical Ear’

I have often pointed out that modern music lovers live in the best of all possible worlds, at least in terms of hearing the kinds of music which inspire and delight them.Sadly, in many ways, in our modern world, the way in which music is reproduced changes every few years. These changes which ...

Weeks Gallery to open printmaking exhibition

JAMESTOWN - The Weeks Gallery on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus will host a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 to open the Printmaking: Art, Process, Community exhibition. The event is free and open to the public.The exhibition features the work of fine art printmakers ...

Photography display begins Friday at Patterson Library Octagon Gallery

WESTFIELD - The Patterson Library Octagon Gallery is pleased to present "Dreamscapes with photographers Amber Anderson, David Bretz, Sharon Gollnitz, James Hoggard, and Jill Santi. The opening reception for "Dreamscapes " will be held in the Octagon Gallery Friday from 7-9 p.m.Johnson Estate ...

Plenty of opportunities this winter in the arts ahead

Welcome, readers. The holidays which illuminate the otherwise dark end of each year have now passed, and we need to produce our own heat and our own light until the calendar has moved along to more amiable times.While we have been celebrating, the news releases and arts-related announcements ...

Presenting ‘The Dining Room’

A most captivating dinner theatre will be the talk of two towns in early February when "The Dining Room" written by A.R. Gurney will wipe away the winter blahs in Westfield and Jamestown with staged play reading dinner theatres.Beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in Eason Hall, 26 Elm Street ...

Hot dogs and cool cats: CC?Humane Society contest begins

The Chautauqua County Humane Society is gearing up for its annual photo contest.The sixth annual Hot Dogs, Cool Cats pet photo contest, sponsored by Media One Group, began Wednesday and will run until 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31.Community members are invited to enter their pets into the contest ...