Entertainment

Women Create deadline extended

JAMESTOWN - Women Create is extending its deadline for women to submit work for consideration for its second biennial juried exhibit of women's art.Artist and instructor Debra Eck and photographer Jennifer Schlick are creative directors for the exhibit that will be at the 3rd On 3rd Gallery at ...

Fredonia MS to present ‘Once On This Island Jr.’ musical

The Fredonia Middle School will present its second annual musical "Once On This Island Jr." on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Fredonia District Auditorium.The musical is a fairytale set in the Caribbean. It has beautiful music, colorful costumes and sets, great characters and a moving ...

Jazz series to feature Jeff Gibbens

JAMESTOWN - On Nov. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown located at 1255 Prendergast Ave. will present a Jazz Music Salon titled "Jazz Standards With Jeff Gibbens and Friends" featuring Mark Alpaugh on keys, John Cross on reeds, and Ray Domanski on ...

Dinner theater this weekend in Westfield

WESTFIELD - Westfield High School will present its annual dinner theatre on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the district auditorium. The theatre production "Once On This Island" is based on "My Love, My Love," a book by Rosa Guy, which is a version of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian ...

Stage combat event at SUNY Fredonia to raise funds for scholarships

A special program exclusively dedicated to theater combat scenes will be presented by the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance as way to raise money for the department's scholarship fund."Night of the Fights" will be presented on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller ...

Opera House to screen ‘Captain Phillips’

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series roster of films for November contains four fall releases that already have generated significant Oscar buzz. Next in the series is "Captain Phillips," the true story of the Somali pirate capture of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, starring Tom Hanks. It ...

Silver Creek Sunshine Singers presents ‘Alice in Wonderland’

SILVER CREEK - Members of the Silver Creek Elementary School Sunshine Singers will present the Disney Youth musical "Alice in Wonderland" in the Silver Creek District auditorium at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday next week.The story features the singing and acting talents of 33 fourth- and ...

Hillman Opera marks 60 years of collaboration at SUNY Fredonia

When the opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) is presented at SUNY Fredonia this November, it will represent at special milestone - 60 years of collaboration between the Hillman Memorial Music Association and the college.This year's Hillman Opera, which is again a collaborative effort between ...

Hillman Opera presents take on ‘Cinderella’ at SUNY Fredonia

The Hillman Opera will present two performances of Gioachino Rossini's famous work "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) this November at SUNY Fredonia.This will be a staged concert version of the classic opera, sung in the original Italian with English supertitles projected above the stage. ...

St. Luke’s Church sponsors two concerts of ‘Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day’

One of the delights of writing this column is how often new and fascinating artistic organizations are constantly being formed in Western New York.People who live in other locations, even those who live in major cities, are often amazed by the opportunities for artistic participation to be had ...

LeftOvers concert Nov. 15 at Collins Public Library

COLLINS - A concert featuring The LeftOvers will be at the Collins Public Library on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. The LeftOvers were founded by Jerry Shea and Pat Gerken, on the premise that good music will always bring people together.The band won Best Acoustic Act in "Best of Buffalo" for the years 2012 ...

SUNY Fredonia School of Music announces second annual Madrigal Feaste

On Dec. 6, the School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance will present the second annual Madrigal Feaste dinner theater performance, held in the Williams Center. This traditional 15th-century royal feaste and musical program is truly a feaste for the senses, with authentic food, ...

Orchesis Dance Company hosts fall performance

The Orchesis Dance Company proudly presents "Orchesis Unplugged" on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. in Mason Hall 1080 at SUNY Fredonia. The annual show will feature many talented SUNY Fredonia dancers and choreographers performing various genres of dance including modern, jazz, and tap.Orchesis, a ...

Photography exhibition set for JCC Weeks Gallery

JAMESTOWN - "Transmutation," an exhibition of photographic works by Carl Chiarenza, will open in the Weeks Gallery on Jamestown Community College's Jamestown Campus with a special reception on Nov. 13.Chiarenza, professor emeritus of art history at the University of Rochester, will discuss the ...

Patricia Briggs new galleries director at JCC

JAMESTOWN - Patricia A. Briggs has been named director of galleries and curator of collections and exhibitions at Jamestown Community College.Dr. Briggs will provide leadership for exhibitions, programming and art collections on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses.An art ...

Hanover Gateway Access 12 to air Cooking With Nick

The popular cooking show, Cooking With Nick, returns to Gateway Access 12 with a five-week series of shows. The show, which is taped by Access Channel 5 in Mayville, will repeat each weekday at 9 p.m."The Senior Report with Reed Powers" airs live every Saturday at 9 a.m. on Channel 19 and ...

Opera House Cinema Series to screen ‘Don Jon’

"Don Jon," Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, is the next featured film in the Fredonia Opera House Cinema Series. It will be screened on Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.In "Don Jon," Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don ...

Quality opera in Fredonia, as plain as the nose on its stage

Since Hans Christian Anderson's "The Emperor's New Clothes," it has been an accepted truth that if you want otherwise sensible people to accept some ridiculous premise, tell them that ridiculousness is the latest, trendiest thing.Last Saturday, the 1891 Fredonia Opera House presented a ...

Mike Randall to star in Mark Twain Live! at Opera House Nov. 8

Mark Twain Live!, starring Mike Randall, makes a much anticipated return to the Opera House on Friday in a one-man show that brings America's greatest author and humorist to life. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.Mike Randall began impersonating Mark Twain at the age of 17. Two years later, ...

Prendergast Library to host author visit

JAMESTOWN - Prendergast Library will host an author talk and book signing at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, when Victoria Norvaisa of Erie, Pa., presents a program called Adventures in Publishing My First Book."I would like to talk mostly about what happens - or more accurately, what happened to me - ...