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17 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board Jamestown, N.Y. – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) is looking for advanced music students from Chautauqua County and surrounding counties who play an orchestral instrument: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Students playing at NYSSMA levels IV, V and VI are invited to apply for the CRYS Chamber Orchestra by the Wednesday, September 19, deadline. Rehearsals begin Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-noon, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 35 West Fairmount Avenue, Lakewood. There will be performance possibilities during this fall session as well as...

14 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown High School Red Raider Marching Band will host bands from around New York and Pennsylvania for its 40th Annual Fall Festival of Bands this Saturday, September 15th at 6:30 p.m. at Strider Field. JHS Marching Band will perform their 2018 show, Canon. The Fall Festival of Bands is the JHS Marching Band’s major yearly fundraiser. Bands performing this year are: Eisenhower, Girard, Northwestern, Iroquois, Falconer/Frewsburg, Pioneer, West Seneca, Orchard Park and Jamestown. Tickets are $6 presale and $8 at the door (gates open at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets for admission can be...

14 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is “Puzzle.” It will be screened on Sat., Sept. 15, and Tues., Sept. 18, at 7:30 p.m. “Puzzle” is a closely observed portrait of Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being very, very...

13 Sep 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The 1891 Fredonia Opera House will present acclaimed comedian Tammy Pescatelli on Fri., Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Arguably one of the hardest working women in comedy today, Tammy Pescatelli brings brassy sexiness with a female voice of witty sarcasm to her audiences, holding her own on topics of sports, television, dating and family life using tongue-in-cheek humor.  She is one of the only female comedians who is relatable to every audience member - male and female!  After seeing her perform, nearly everyone wishes she was their best friend or sister! Tammy Pescatelli’s...

10 Sep 20180 Contributed Article - Audubon Community Nature Center Jamestown, N.Y. – Bugs/Insects and Silhouettes are the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club’s regular meeting on Thursday, September 13, at 6:15 p.m. You are invited to come and see how participants interpret and portray these subjects. There will also be a show-and-tell time when members can share some of their best pictures. The featured speaker will be announced at the meeting. A social time follows the program. First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of...

7 Sep 20180 Contributed Article The 1891 Fredonia Opera House FREDONIA – The next feature film in the Opera House Cinema Series is the ABBA music-filled “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” It will be screened on Sat., Sept. 8, and Tues., Sept. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Five years after the events of “Mamma Mia! The Movie,” Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. Reprising their roles from the first film are Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce...

5 Sep 20180 Contributed Article Jamestown Public Schools – The Jamestown PROMISE Fund, in collaboration with the JPS Music Department and the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, will hold its first Musical Instrument Drive on Saturday, September 8th at Jamestown High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board is asking the community to search their attics, closets and basements for musical instruments, new or used, to donate to help more Jamestown students continue the wonderful tradition of music in the district. “We know that over a number of years the school budget has not allowed for the regular...

31 Aug 20180 Opens in Chautauqua Friday, August 31st at the Balcony Cinema at Chautauqua   Contributed Article THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, starring Chloë Grace Moretz, opens Friday, August 31st in Chautauqua at the Balcony Cinema at Chautauqua. Wowing audiences and critics alike, the film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and was named a NY Times Critics’ Pick. From writer/director Desiree Akhavan and based on the celebrated novel by Emily M. Danforth, The Miseducation of Cameron Post follows Cameron (Chloë Grace Moretz) as she is sent to a gay conversion therapy center after getting caught with another girl in the...

29 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony Board Jamestown, N.Y. – With the addition of new members, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) board anticipates an exciting 2018-2019 season. “We are taking some leaps into new territory,” said President Nancy Larson, “with some great opportunities for our students!” Larson explained that, for starters, the application process is being simplified, with students and parents applying directly instead of having to be recommended by their teachers. Teachers will instead be consulted for guidance on placing applicants into one of CRYS’s three...

26 Aug 20180 Contributed Article Mayville/Chautauqua Community Chamber of Commerce The final performance of the 2018 Entertainment in the Park Summer Performance Series will feature Mayville’s own Patty Cook performing a “Come Back Patsy Cline” Tribute. This performance will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Lakeside Park in the Village of Mayville NY from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Community Center also located at Lakeside Park. Remember to bring your own seating for this performance, whether it’s held inside or outside to make sure there is enough seating. This special...
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