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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 ...

Danzaco Dance to hold performances

Danzaco Dance companies have recently completed a successful season of dance performances and competitions. Dancers are busy preparing for their upcoming 18th annual May production "Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust" held at Marvel Theatre SUNY Fredonia on Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 7 p.m. and ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Draft Day’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will screen "Draft Day," starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, on Saturday and June 3 at 7:30 p.m.In "Draft Day," Costner is Sonny Weaver, Jr., general manager for the Cleveland Browns. At the NFL Draft, Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild ...

The Jackson Center announces new exhibit opening

JAMESTOWN - The Robert H. Jackson Center is pleased to announce that it will debut an original exhibit, "Say, I Taught Thee: The Life of Mary R. Willard," on June 5. There will be a public opening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Center, located at 305 E. 4th St. in Jamestown. Refreshments will be ...

Environmental Impact Exhibition opens today and runs through July 6

JAMESTOWN - From today through July 6 the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History is hosting Environmental Impact, featuring works by internationally-known artists, such as world renowned Canadian wildlife artist Robert Bateman.The pieces, in a wide range of styles and media, and ...

Audubon Secret Gardens Tour tickets go on sale Memorial Day

JAMESTOWN - In an-nouncing Jamestown Audu-bon's 2014 Secret Gardens Tour, organizer Merle Szydlo explained, "We call them 'secret' because unless you know the gardeners personally, the only way you can see their amazing creations is to come on our tour."The 11th presentation of this welcome ...

Former Jamestown flight instructor publishes book

ELDRED, Pa. - "N1XF Is Going Down," by author Steve Jackson is a real life story of a father and daughter who experienced a grueling plane crash. This new book out nationwide narrates how Pat and his companions found their way out of the thick Allegany forest and the small miracles of the day ...

World’s finest guitarists coming to Buffalo

During the first week of June, eight of the world's finest young performing artists on the guitar will be traveling to Buffalo, to participate in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.The competition which has won fame and respect throughout the classical ...