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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 ...

Century House Tour tickets available

The Chautauqua Bird, Tree and Garden Club (BTG) is pleased to announce the Century House Tour will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15 on the grounds of the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the club, this year's walking tour features a ...

Music making with the Masters!

Submitted PhotoLake Shore Middle School Orchestra students were paid a visit by the Fever Pitch Quartet on May 13. The Quartet came to Lake Shore Middle School to work with students in the class and also play an evening concert. The Fever Pitch Quartet did a workshop, master class and ...

Movies at The Reg continue through the summer

The Reg Lenna Center For The Arts, with a newly installed digital projection and sound system, will offer movies throughout most of the summer.The new series of films continues with Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" (June 4 at 8 p.m.). In The Grand Budapest Hotel, quirky filmmaker, Wes ...

Cattaraugus Arts Council welcomes new executive director

The Cattaraugus County Arts Council is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Tina Hastings, who will begin her tenure in June of 2014. Tina comes to the Arts Council with a strong background in arts administration and will replace former executive director, Anne ...

Eight artists join the Art Trail

As the North Shore Arts Alliance gears up for the start of the 2014 Chau-tauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail this weekend, the group will welcome eight new artists to the Trail giving guests even more opportunities to visit the personal, and often private, places where artists live and create their ...

Library director speaks to Fredonia Rotary

Submitted PhotoSara Hart, newly appointed Darwin R. Barker library director, was welcomed by Joe Gugino, incoming president, as the guest speaker at a recent Fredonia Rotary meeting. Hart is a Chautauqua County native. She earned a bachelor's degree in art history from SUNY at Fredonia and a ...

Comedy workshops to be held at Lucy-Desi Museum

JAMESTOWN - The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy is partnering with Infinity Visual & Performing Arts and hosting four comedy workshops over the next two weeks for the annual Chautauqua in Bloom series, May 24-June 20.Registration for each workshop costs $30, and tickets may ...

Speaker announced for 2014 Bob Lecture

JAMESTOWN - Dr. Stanley Weintraub will deliver the 10th annual Murray L. Bob Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, on the topic Escape into Christmas: Korea 1950.The speaker is a historian and the award-winning author of more than 50 books. He is a National Book Award finalist and a former ...

Artists open studio doors for Chautauqua-Lake Erie Art Trail

The work of an artist is always personal. Their response to the world in which everyone lives, takes a variety of forms: paintings, photographs, ceramics, sculptures, fabrics. Now here is an opportunity to see and visit the personal, and often private, places where artists live and create their ...

A preview of Canada’s spring performing arts

Only a short drive from our area, there are three wonderful, world class arts festivals preparing to thrill us, entertain us, teach us, comfort us and all the many other things which the arts can do for their audiences.We will have to wait another month for the American festival which is ...

Local band debuts in Fredonia

TPT is a local band that has playing together for three years. The name stands for Teachers, Preachers ... and Trent. The band was put together to play a fundraiser at Jamestown High School back in 2011. What was supposed to be a one-time thing has endured. The band is made up of Jay Baehr on ...

NSAA gallery show opens Friday

The North Shore Arts Alliance invites the community to the opening reception for "The Not So Grand Landscape" art exhibition running from May 16 through June 22 at Sensory Winery & Art Gallery in Ripley. The opening reception takes place this Friday, May 16 from 7 to 9 p.m.Show curator ...

Randy Jam May 18

On May 18, Celoron Legion will host "Randy Jam," a celebration of the life of Randy Hofgren, who passed away in February after a short Illness. Hofgren, a lifelong area resident, was a highly respected musician who played with several local acts including Synergy and Underground Stampede, and ...

Reg Lenna prepares for a wide-ranging 2014-2015 season

JAMESTOWN - The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts reaches into its own past while also taking a big step forward with a wide-ranging schedule of arts and entertainment set for the 2014-2015 season.The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts will kick off its first full season in five years this fall with a ...

‘Les Miserables’ auditions May 29, 30

JAMESTOWN - Early auditions for Jamestown Community College's production of "Les Miserables" will be held May 29 and 30.The auditions, which begin at 7 p.m. in Scharmann Theatre on JCC's Jamestown Campus, are open to students and community members.Those auditioning must prepare a song that will ...

Comments on ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Incidents have been reported back to the earliest pages of the Bible, in which certain people can be induced into taking actions which are counter to their own best interests, by people whom they find fascinating. Often the attraction for the individual is a sexual attraction. In other cases, ...