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OBSERVER marks ninth season as Rockefeller family series sponsor

The OBSERVER will sponsor Rockefeller Arts Center’s Kaleidoscope Family Series for the ninth consecutive season in 2019-20. John D’Agostino, right, publisher of the OBSERVER presents a sponsorship check to Rockefeller Arts Center Director Jefferson Westwood, center, and Development Director Tim Murphy of the Fredonia College Foundation. Submitted Photo.

The area’s multi-media source for local news in Northern Chautauqua County will be partnering with the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center at the State University of New York at Fredonia for the ninth consecutive season to bring the community the finest in family entertainment.

The OBSERVER, the Dunkirk-based newspaper which has been published continuously since 1882 bringing the community reliable local news, will sponsor the 2019-20 Kaleidoscope Family Series at Rockefeller Arts Center.

Rockefeller Arts Center Director Jefferson Westwood said he is pleased the OBSERVER has once again returned as the Kaleidoscope Series sponsor.

“The OBSERVER has long been a trusted source of information for our community,” Mr. Westwood said. “We have relied on the paper for getting the word out on our many events and are happy to have them as a part of our Kaleidoscope Family Series.”

The 2019-20 Kaleidoscope Family Series will feature two events designed to bring the experience of live theater to children and families in the setting of Marvel Theatre. The lineup includes:

¯ “The Chipper Experience” on Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Chipper Lowell has been described as an “artistic cyclone of talent and comedy.” Onstage, he’s doling out witty remarks, presenting bizarre feats of original magic, ad-libbing with audience members who can’t stop laughing, attempting pointless juggling stunts, and in short, creating an evening of laughs and amazement.

¯ “Peter Pan” with DuffleBag Theatre on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. The “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre returns for the 12th consecutive season. Parents, grandparents and children will all enjoy this interactive production in which selected audience members will be brought on stage to play roles in this adventure.

Tickets for these events are available through the Fredonia Campus Ticket Office, which is in the Williams Center, by phone at 673-3501 (1-866-441-4928) or online at fredonia.edu/tickets.

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