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11 May 20180 – Jamestown High School is proud to announce that it has been awarded the GRAMMY Museum's GRAMMY Signature Schools Community Award. The award provides recognition and support to economically underserved public high school music programs in selected communities nationwide. As a GRAMMY Signature School Award recipient, JHS is one of only 100 schools in the nation to receive a Community Award of $2,000 to benefit their music programs. Selections are made proactively by the GRAMMY Museum seeking to find schools where the funding will have the most impact. During the 2017–2018 school year, the Hot Topic Foundation provided funding for the...

4 May 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – "Long Exposure/Slow Speed Photography" and "Spring" are the topics for the image review that opens the Audubon Nature Photography Club's regular meeting on Thursday, May 10, 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 membership are discounts on...

27 Apr 20180 Jamestown, N.Y. – The Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution is widely recognized as one of the premier performance venues in the region. On Sunday, May 6, it will ring with music performed by the orchestras of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS). The 4 p.m. Spring Gala Concert will feature the student musicians of CRYS's Young Artists Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra. They will be under the direction of acclaimed conductor and performer Bryan Eckenrode, who has been the organization's Conductor and Music Director since 2003. The varied program includes works ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Grieg and Bach to...

28 Mar 20181 The Chautauqua County Historical Society (CCHS) will hold its 2018 annual meeting on Saturday, April 21 at Lakeshore Assembly of God (252 E. Main St., Westfield). Both CCHS members and guests should take note the venue is a new location compared to previous years. Highlighting the day is a special presentation on two noteworthy artists from the Chautauqua Region: "Chautauqua County Artists Richard Sigafoos and Russell Welch,” presented by Lori Humphreys. Richard Sigafoos (1908-1985) was a noted impressionist artist, muralist, illustrator and teacher primarily known for his landscapes and marine paintings. His paintings have been...

26 Mar 20181 Theatre students from the State University of New York at Fredonia chalked up their best performance in recent memory in Tech Olympics competition at the national conference of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) capturing three first places and a pair of second and third places. The contingent – all seniors and members of the student USITT chapter – also returned to campus with second-best overall team honors. More than 125 students from over 20 schools from across the country typically attend the conference, held March 14-17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year, to compete in different skills...

26 Mar 20180 An award-winning Broadway musical that offers a powerful and frank look at the journey from adolescence to adulthood is the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at the State University of New York at Fredonia. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will present six performances of the rock musical “Spring Awakening” from April 6 to 14 in Marvel Theatre on the Fredonia campus. Dates and performance times are April 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 8. Because it centers on mature themes and includes sexual content and strong language, this production is recommended for adults...

26 Mar 20180 Internationally recognized jazz vibraphonist Christos Rafalides will visit the State University of New York at School of Music on Wednesday, April 4, to participate in an afternoon rehearsal of the Fredonia Student Association Percussion Guild, from 3 to 5 p.m., in Mason Hall Room 1080, and perform in concert with the same ensemble at 8 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. After earning a B.A. from Berklee College of Music, Mr. Rafalides, who was born in Greece, relocated to New York City to study with acclaimed jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke at the Manhattan School of Music and immersed himself in the...

26 Mar 20180 Jamestown High School senior Lauren Garvey’s artwork was selected for the Albright-Knox Future Curator Exhibition. Her work will be exhibited from Friday, April 13th to Sunday, May 13th at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The opening will be held Thursday, April 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Lauren’s work was selected out of 600 submitted works throughout Western New York and Canada, in which only approximately 60 were chosen to be in the exhibition. Lauren created her work in her JHS Drawing class, a JCC College Connection course, which also earns her college credit. This is the fourth year JHS has submitted work to the...
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