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JCC student art exhibition opens Thursday

JAMESTOWN - Jamestown Community College's Weeks Gallery will host an opening reception for the annual student art exhibition at 6 p.m. on Thursday.The reception, free and open to the public, will feature performances by JCC music students.The exhibition features works from all JCC campuses and ...

New Horizons Band to perform spring concert

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24. The free concert will be held in the Harry S. King Concert Hall on the SUNY Fredonia campus.Dr. Katherine Levy will conduct "Rookie of the Year: Main Title March" (1993) by Bill Conti and ...

Opera House to present audience participation show — Bible Bingo

The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present the uproarious comedy show, Bible Bingo, on Sunday, Apr. 27, at 3 p.m.A uniquely funny stage show that incorporates a lot of audience participation, Bible Bingo is the latest in a series of shows from Vicki Quade, creator of the hit comedy. The show ...

SUNY Fredonia to present ‘Shape of things’

The SUNY Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance concludes its season with the modern drama "The Shape of Things" by American playwright Neil LaBute.Six performances are scheduled from April 25 to May 3 in Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center as part of the Walter Gloor Mainstage ...

NSAA makes a call for artists for May 16 show

RIPLEY - The North Shore Arts Alliance is making a call for artists to participate in an upcoming art show to be held at the Sensory Winery & Gallery in Ripley. The show opens May 16.The theme of the show is "The Not So Grand Landscape." The theme explores the discovery that there is so ...

‘Teach-in’ to commemorate Earth Day at College Lodge

In celebration of Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, SUNY Fredonia will host a daylong teach-in on environmental topics at the College Lodge in Brocton.Featuring presentations by more than 20 individuals, the program will include guided nature walks, lectures on a range of environmental issues, ...

Signs of abuser apply to women as well as men

DEAR ABBY: I read your Jan. 8 column about the warning signs of an abuser. Would you use your influence to say that men are also victims of abuse?My son was in a three-year relationship with a woman who scored 15 out of 15 on your list. We knew it was a toxic relationship, but he couldn't see ...

NSAA makes a call for artists for May 16 show

RIPLEY - The North Shore Arts Alliance is making a call for artists to participate in an upcoming art show to be held at the Sensory Winery & Gallery in Ripley. The show opens May 16.The theme of the show is "The Not So Grand Landscape." The theme explores the discovery that there is so ...

World renowned guitarist coming to SUNY Fredonia

World renowned classical guitar performer/ teacher/ composer/ improvisor Roland Dyens will perform at SUNY Fredonia on April 17 at 8 p.mAlways transformative events, Roland Dyens' concerts unfold as personal experiences of emotional awakening for the audience. Inspired by the musical unity ...

Rock Hall class of ‘14Nirvana, KISS, Gabriel to be inducted

NEW YORK (AP) - Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.Linda Ronstadt, the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens and Bruce Springsteen's ...

Marion Art Gallery to host senior show exhibition

The works of 15 students from the Department of Visual Arts and New Media at SUNY Fredonia will be displayed in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at Rockefeller Arts Center beginning Friday.The exhibition, titled "Senior Show I: Self Portrait," will open with a reception in the art gallery ...

‘Twelve Angry Men’ opens tonight

Cast members ready to bring "Twelve Angry Men" to life are, seated left to right, Matt Smith, Adam Hughes, Ron Robertson, Peter Stark, Steven Michael Cobb and Michael Leo Centi. Standing, left to right, are Skip Anderson, Dr. Uriel Ben-Itzhak, Vince Joy Jr., Lars Benson, Adam Owens, Martin ...

Creek Bend Bluegrass Band to perform concert Friday night

COLLINS - The Music in the Library Concert Series will feature a concert by Creek Bend Bluegrass Band on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.Hailing from Buffalo, this bluegrass, folk and traditional country quartet has been entertaining crowds all over western New York and Southern Ontario for over 30 ...

New features shine at SUNYWide Film Festival & Symposium

The 5th SUNYWide Film Festival & Symposium, to be hosted by SUNY Fredonia Thursday through Saturday, will showcase the exceptional work of movie and filmmakers across the State University of New York system.The two-day competitive film festival will begin on Thursday by celebrating the ...

Review: ‘Captain America’ zippy but hollow

By JAKE COYLEAP Film WriterNEW YORK - For the latest Marvel release, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," most fan boys might prefer a Consumer Reports-style product review.New character introductions: Smooth. Action sequences: Excellent if sometimes lacking finesse. Viewer satisfaction: ...

Annual Almost Spring Concert set for Monday

Submitted PhotoThe Chautauqua Children's Chorale, under the direction of Marjorie Bohn, is set to hold its annual Almost Spring Concert on Monday, at the Fredonia First United Methodist Church. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will feature both Junior and Concert Chorale groups. These talented ...

‘Critical Eye’ celebrates 34 years of examining the arts

Welcome to this week's column as "Critical Eye" moves into our 35th year of examining the arts, locally and on a national and international scale.Each year since March 1980, we have spent a week looking at our coverage over the past year and commenting on the state of the arts to give readers ...

Annual Life Is Art festival April 12 in Barker Common

SUNY Fredonia's Music Industry Club is proud to host the 5th annual Life Is Art Festival on April 12 in the Barker Commons in downtown Fredonia. The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.Life Is Art is family friendly festival incorporates performances by local bands and musicians throughout ...

SUNY faculty, alum to perform Bach’s St. John Passion

The SUNY Fredonia School of Music's string, woodwind, choral, and voice areas combine to present The Saint John Passion by J.S. Bach on Wednesday, April 16 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. Admission is free.There will be a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall, "Why did Jesus Have to ...

BSU hosts ‘Culture Fest’ and fashion show

The Black Student Union (BSU) at SUNY Fredonia will be hosting "Culture Fest" on Saturday, April 5 at noon in the Steele Hall fieldhouse. BSU will also be hosting a fashion show on the same day in the same location at 8 p.m.Tickets are available for both events at the SUNY Fredonia Ticket ...