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Thai-American non-fiction author to speak at Visiting Writers Series

Ira Sukrungruang, a Thai-American author of the memoir "Talk Thai: The Adventures of Buddhist Boy," and the poetry collection, "In Thailand It is Night," will speak at SUNY Fredonia on April 3, as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series.Students and community members are invited ...

‘Die Fledermaus’

Sunday at 4 p.m., the Western New York Chamber Orchestra closes its 2013-2104 season at SUNY Fredonia's King Concert Hall with a concert presentation of Johann Strauss' beloved, "Die Fledermaus."The production will be conducted by WNYCO Music Director Glen Cortese, and features SUNY Fredonia ...

‘Philomena’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series will present 2014 Oscar Best Picture nominee "Philomena," starring Judy Dench, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and Tuesday.Philomena is the true story of one mother's search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was ...

Arts grants awardees announced

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is pleased to announce the awardees for the 2014 Community Arts, Artist Education and Artist in Community grants funded by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State ...

Final Women Create Salon set for Wednesday

JAMESTOWN - It will soon be here: the last opportunity to learn more about some of the stunning artworks that have been on exhibit this month at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts' 3rd on 3rd Gallery in downtown Jamestown.The final Salon presented in conjunction with Women Create, the biennial ...

Happy Days Band to perform Saturday

JAMESTOWN - It's a "Spring Thing" that brings the Happy Days band back to The Spire Theater's Odyssey Hall on Saturday with a chicken buffet dinner and dessert for $20. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Reservation are required at least 24 hours in advance.An evening with dinner, dance and ...

Spire Theater Jazz Series to feature Bill Ward Band

JAMESTOWN - On Friday from 7 to 9 p.m., the Spire Theater, located at 317 E. 3rd St. in Jamestown, will present a jazz concert featuring the Bill Ward Band.The Bill Ward Band has opened concerts in the Chautauqua Institution Ampitheater for Loretta Lynn, Waylon Jennings and Diamond Rio.Band ...

SUNY Fredonia Mainstage Series presents Broadway musical ‘RENT’

One of the longest running hits in the history of Broadway will be staged at SUNY Fredonia in April."RENT," the award-winning rock musical, will be presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance as part of the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. Six performances are scheduled from April 4 to 12 in ...

The Emily Dickinson Singers to perform in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN - SUNY Fredonia's The Emily Dickinson Singers will perform a concert inspired by the poet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in The Reg Studio Theater in Jamestown.Emily Dickinson was one of 19th-century America's greatest and most prolific poets. Dickinson also boasts another impressive honor: ...

Spring Fling/April Fool’s Show all set

RIPLEY - Nineteen artist members of the North Shore Arts Alliance are exhibiting work in a group show entitled "Spring Fling/April Fools" at the Sensory Winery and Art Gallery in Ripley. The show begins with a reception April 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. with the exhibit running through May 10. The ...

Teen fights depression despite his good grades

DEAR ABBY: I'm a 15-year-old boy in ninth grade. I have depression, and I don't know what to do. I always feel like I'm not good enough for anything, even though I have had a 4.0 GPA since seventh grade. I have repeatedly cut myself, but I wear a bracelet so no one can see it.I don't want my ...

Arts lovers to enjoy biographical play at Jackson Center

Chautauqua County's reputation as a rich locale for lovers of theater and the arts will be growing another bump richer within the coming week.Next Saturday at the Robert H. Jackson Center in downtown Jamestown, a company of actors headed by Dr. James Ivey, professor of Theater and Dance at the ...

The Big Read

This March and April, look for events promoting poetry old and new, as Chautauqua and Cattarau-gus counties participate in the Big Read of SUNY Fredonia featuring the poetry of Emily Dickinson.This National Endow-ment for the Arts-sponsored program features a wide range of events inspired by ...

Tickets for ‘12 Angry Men’

Lynette Mujica Nieves and her daughter, Kanellys, look at a display promoting "Twelve Angry Men" by Theatre for a Cause. In-the-round seating will make audience members feel like part of the jury when the play is presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday April 10-12 at The Spire ...

Youth Symphony receives two Community Foundation grants

JAMESTOWN - The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) has received two grants from the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation."We are thrilled with this support and so grateful to the Community Foundation," said CRYS board president Tanya Anderson, in acknowledging the awards.Both grants ...

On the media buffet, people still seek meaty news

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans of all ages still pay heed to serious news even as they seek out the lighter stuff, choosing their own way across a media landscape that no longer relies on front pages and evening newscasts to dictate what's worth knowing, according to a new study from the Media ...

Faculty member, students to portray life of Justice Douglas

JAMESTOWN - A staged reading of the play, "Mountain The Journey of Justice Douglas," will be presented March 29 by Department of Theatre and Dance Professor James Ivey and seniors Lindsay Zimmerman and Steve Russell at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown.The event is slated for 8 p.m. at ...

SUNY Fredonia ice skating spring recitals set

SUNY Fredonia ice skating spring recitals with the theme, "Disney on Ice," will be presented in two different shows, on March 23 at 3 p.m. and March 25 at 6:15 p.m., at the Steele Hall Ice Arena.The children, from age 4 through mid-teens, are enrolled in the college's Learn to Skate program, ...

County teachers to exhibit at Prendergast Library in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN - Mem-bers of the Chautauqua County Art Teachers will display their work at the James Prendergast Library Art Gallery March 21 through April 25.An opening reception to meet the teachers and view their work will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 21 in the Fireplace Room at the ...

Jamestown St. Patrick’s Day celebration set for Saturday

JAMESTOWN - The famous Jamestown St. Patrick's Day Celebration will return to Jamestown this year. The celebration will be held on Saturday, commencing at 1 p.m., in the renovated, historic Jamestown Erie Train Station. This celebration will be a new concept - the celebration will commence in ...