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Theater department offers timely take on ‘Normal Heart’

While it was written almost four decades ago, Professor Paul W. Mockovak thinks Larry Kramer’s 1985 play “The Normal Heart” still carries a very relevant message. Mockovak, who directs the Department of Theatre and Dance production at the State University of New York at Fredonia as ...

Breaking it down

OBSERVER Photo by M.J. Stafford Demolition has begun on the north end of the Coburn Block on Central Avenue in Dunkirk, as seen in this photo. The section getting removed used to house Biker Bob’s Motorcycle Shop, and was condemned after the section next to it collapsed in recent years.

Hillman Opera offers whimsical take on a Cimarosa classic

The 18th century will meet the 1980s when the Hillman Opera presents its “whimsical take” on Italian composer Domenico Cimarosa’s masterpiece “Il Matrimonio Segreto” (“The Secret Marriage”) this November. Performance dates and times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and ...

Opera House to show historic opera

Live at the Met, the Metropolitan Opera’s series of live, high definition opera transmissions to theaters around the world, continues at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center at 1 p.m. today with the transmission of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up in My Bones. It marks ...

Opera House to present ‘23 Walks’

The next film in the 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center Cinema Series is the dramedy, “23 Walks.” It will be screened today and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. In accordance with CDC and state guidelines, the opera house is requiring all patrons to wear masks before, during and ...