Entertainment

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 ...

Nicole Zenns to perform with Chautauqua Concert Band

The Chautauqua Concert Band will be performing its 20th annual concert at the Reg Lenna Civic Center in Jamestown on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. This year's theme is Contemporary Songs For Concert Band under the direction of John Cross and narration of Dennis Webster.Some of the highlights for the first ...

Renowned artist Bob Hines exhibition to open at RTPI

JAMESTOWN From Jan. 7 through May 25, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host one of its most important exhibitions of nature and conservation art ever assembled. The exhibit, titled Bob Hines: National Wildlife Artist, celebrates the life work of one of the great wildlife artists and ...

I Love Lucy tribute

JAMESTOWN - One of the most decorated female gymnasts in U.S. history, Nastia Liukin, and national champion male figure skater Ryan Bradley have paired up to perform as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo in this Sunday's broadcast of the Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular on NBC Sports, from 1 ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘All is Lost’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will launch its 2014 Cinema Series with "All is Lost," the Golden Globe nominated film starring Robert Redford, on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.Academy Award-winner Redford is the sole actor in "All Is Lost" an open-water thriller about one man's ...

The photographers’ eye

JAMESTOWN - Three members sharing their favorite images will be the program kicking off the new year at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.On Jan. 9, Arlene Bonnett, Suzette Paduano and Bill Smith will present and talk about some of their favorite photographs and how ...

More than just a smile

JAMESTOWN A local photographer whose work is on display nationally and available online will share his pictures with local visitors in the Prendergast Library Art Gallery Jan. 10 through Feb. 7 in a show called "A Portrait - More than just a Smile."Niles Dening will greet guests during an ...

2013: a year in review and evaluation

Greetings, readers! I hope your holiday celebrations have brought happiness and good health your way, and that the new year, which begins in only a few days, will bring much which is positive, to your direction.The last column of each year has traditionally been one of self-evaluation for our ...

Talented youth go far

JAMESTOWN - For young musician who show special talent or interest in performing, now is the time to encourage his or her teacher to contact the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony for a unique opportunity.Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Bryan Eckenrode, the Chautauqua ...

Colorized ‘Christmas episode’ scene staged in Lucy Desi Museum

JAMESTOWN - In honor of the colorized "I Love Lucy Christmas Special" that aired on CBS Friday, the Lucy Desi Museum gave its own full-color I Love Lucy sets a Christmas makeover. Museum visitors will now be treated to a unique scene that features a special tribute to the I Love Lucy episode, ...

The history of Caroling at Christmas

Greetings and Merry Christmas to all of our readers. I hope as the end of 2013 approaches that all is happy and bright with you and yours.Each year, it is a bit of a problem for us that the first two weeks of December are crammed with local activities and events in the arts, but as the month ...

Kellie Pickler to play Jamestown Savings Bank Arena

JAMESTOWN - Country music star Kellie Pickler will perform at the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena on Thursday Jan. 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets went on sale Friday, and are available online at www.jamestownarena.com, charge by phone at 716.484.2624 or at the Arena Box Office located at 319 West ...

‘I love Lucy’

LOS ANGELES - Lucille Ball's classic antics are colorized in an "I Love Lucy" holiday special airing on CBS. But daughter Lucie Arnaz's vivid family Christmas memories don't require any embellishment to shine.Arnaz says her parents, Ball and Desi Arnaz, made the most of the holiday at their ...

Children’s Chorale to perform Holiday Treat Concert

The Chautauqua Children's Chorale is pleased to announce its annual Holiday Treat Concert to be performed Saturday, Dec. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Fredonia.Artistic Director Marjorie Bohn will conduct both the Junior and Concert Chorales. Admission prices for this ...

‘The Sound of Music’ was not a perfect production

The Christmas season is supposed to be one of peace on earth, good will towards mankind. Sadly, it often isn't so.Last week, the NBC television network took a gamble on a style of presentation which has largely become something of the past: a live broadcast of a popular piece of musical ...

Improv comedy group to hold auditions for new members

JAMESTOWN - The Unexpected Guests Improv Comedy Group will hold auditions for new members. Auditionees may attend one of two sessions: Wednesday at 7 p.m. or Thursday at 7 p.m. Both sessions will take place at The Reg Studio Theater, 108 E. Third St., Jamestown. Loose, comfortable clothing is ...