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January 18, 2017 - 11:00am
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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February 13, 2017 - 7:00pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia presents “Love & Laughter,” an evening of storytelling by StoriesGalorious on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. StoriesGalorious is the storytelling duo of Rebecca and Rachel Oshlag, who will tell tales of love and romance served up with a good helping of humor. This free 45-minute program is for adults. 585-343-9550. www.batavialibrary.org

January 18, 2017 - 11:00am
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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February 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is hosting “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Part 2” on Friday, February 24 at 7:00 pm. This after-hours program is for ages 18 and over. Because reading Part 1 in October was so magical, join us for a reading of the play, part 2, performed by members of the audience! There will be Harry Potter treats and activities during intermission. Registration required. Participants do not need to have attended Part 1. More information is available in the library, by calling 585-343-9550, ext.

January 10, 2017 - 9:06am

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It will be the 25th season of concerts at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center this summer and Live Nation has started to release the names of some of the bands scheduled to perform, including Green Day.

As part of the band's Revolution Radio Tour, Green Day will take the stage Aug. 26, a Saturday. Also on the bill, Catfish and the Bottlemen. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Some classic rock bands have also been booked.

Chicago and the Doobie Brothers will be in town July 18. 

Foreigner and Cheap Trick will share top billing July 21, with special guest Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience.

January 9, 2017 - 1:04pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia Players, batavia, arts, entertainment, news.

Batavia Players held its annual gala and awards ceremony at the Harvester 56 Theater on Saturday night.

Here are the award winners:

  • Outstanding Performance of the Year, Evan Bellavia as Harry the Horse, "Guys & Dolls"
  • Outstanding Actor in a Play, Norm Argulski as Lionel Percy, "Bakersfield Mist"
  • Outstanding Actress in a Play, Michele Stamp as Martha, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
  • Outstanding Dramatic Performance of the Year, Kevin Partridge as George, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play, Alex Farley as Nick, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play, Wendy Williams as Sissy, "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, Jesse Conklin as Corin, "As You Like It"
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Kathy Johns as Joanne, "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical, William Grimble as Nicely Nicely Johnson, "Guys & Dolls"
  • Outstanding Solo Vocal Performance, Amy-Catherine Cunningham as Charity Hope Valentine, "Sweet Charity"
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical, "Sweet Charity," "Little Women"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical, Nash Johns as Laurie Lawrence, "Little Women"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical, Emily Crawford as Marmee March, "Little Women"
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Patrick Burk as Daddy Brubeck, "Sweet Charity"
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical, Wendy Williams as Aunt March, "Little Women"
  • Outstanding Musical Ensemble, Sit Down You're Rockin' the Boat, "Guys & Dolls"
  • Outstanding Youth Performance, Evan Bellavia as Harry the Horse, "Guys & Dolls"
  • Outstanding Youth Performance -- Female, Celia Flyn as Adelaide, "Guys & Dolls"
  • Outstanding Child Performance, Paige Sikorski as the Snowflake, "A Christmas Gift"
January 3, 2017 - 8:32am
posted by Howard B. Owens in T.F. Brown's, batavia, music, arts, entertainment, news.

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Rock star Joey Belladonna returns to Batavia Jan. 14 for a show at T.F. Brown's with his cover band, Big Chief Way.

Belladonna is best known as lead singer for the popular thrash metal band Anthrax. Anthrax, with frontman Belladonna, has released 10 albums that have sold 8 million copies worldwide. The band was nominated for three Grammy awards.

From Western New York, Belladonna occasionally plays shows in the area with Big Chief Way.

There are a limited number of VIP tickets available that includes a chance to meet Belladonna between 8 and 9 p.m. for $10. Tickets must be purchased at T.F.'s by Jan. 13. The show starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $5 pre-sale or at the door. Tickets may be purchased at T.F. Brown's.

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December 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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January 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Evening Adult Book Discussion Group will meet at Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia on Monday, January 9 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. For more information, call the library at 343-9550, ext. 8 or visit www.batavialibrary.org.

December 22, 2016 - 1:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
Event Date and Time: 
January 11, 2017 - 8:00am

The Adult Book Discussion Group will meet at Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross Street, Batavia on Wednesday, January 11 at 8:00 a.m. to discuss The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Copies of the book are available at the front desk. Coffee and tea served. For more information, call the library at 343-9550, ext. 8 or visit www.batavialibrary.org.

December 20, 2016 - 12:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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January 3, 2017 (All day) to March 4, 2017 (All day)

Richmond Memorial Library, 19 Ross St., Batavia is offering a winter reading program for adults called “Blizzard of Reading.” Be rewarded for your reading! Receive grand prize entries for each book read (up to four). Read anything you want, including the option to read a magazine or issues of local and national newspapers as one of your entries. Prizes are funded by the Friends of the Library. Information is available in the library, on Facebook (@richmondmemoriallibrary,) by calling 585-343-9550 and at www.batavialibrary.org.

December 19, 2016 - 3:48pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in Batavia HS, batavia, news, music, entertainment, arts.

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The Batavia High School Choir is singing Christmas carols all over Batavia, mostly at businesses that made a donation to help cover the $50,000 it will cost for them to travel and participate in a competition in Washington, D.C.

We happened to catch up with them while they were at Valle Jewelers.

December 17, 2016 - 11:36am
posted by Howard B. Owens in ballet, arts, entertainment, news, batavia.

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The New York State Ballet performs "The Nutcracker" in the auditorium of Batavia High School today and tomorrow at 2 p.m.

The online ticket site says ticket sales have ended for today's performance, but I'm not sure if there will be tickets at the door.

There are definitely tickets available for tomorrow's performance.

The company was rehearsing when I went to the school last night for Batavia's basketball game.

December 6, 2016 - 7:37am
posted by Howard B. Owens in corfu free library, corfu, news, arts, entertainment.

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These pictures are a few days old. Glenn Adams just sent them in and they're too good not to share.

They are from Thursday. This is Mike Randall playing the part of Charles Dickens as he re-enacts a reading of "A Christmas Carol" at the Corfu Free Library.

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December 5, 2016 - 9:00am
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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February 11, 2017 (All day)

The History Club of Genesee Community College is excited to announce a benefit concert. Sponsored by CY Farms, An Evening with Sonny Mayo on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stuart Steiner Theater, and will feature music from Mayo’s newest CD, “Chasing the Chord.” All proceeds from the concert will be dedicated to the History Club’s first-ever spring break history tour.
Advance tickets are encouraged by contacting Derek Maxfield.

November 30, 2016 - 9:17am
posted by Howard B. Owens in Christmas, music, entertainment.

As he's done each of the past couple of years, Carmen DelPlato has sent us over a Christmas song to share with the community. The song is written by Mary DelPlato and performed by Anthony DelPlato.

November 17, 2016 - 4:20pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in arts, entertainment, Christmas, Batavia HS, batavia, news.

The Batavia HS choir plans on competing in a chorus competition in Washington, D.C., next year and they need to raise $50,000 to make the trip, so a novel fundraising idea they hit on is to sing Christmas carols for the community.

Local businesses can hire them to sing Christmas carols and other holiday songs on Dec. 19. The cost is $15 for two songs and $5 for each additional song.

The choir will also go to private homes on a date yet to be determined. The price is the same.

Director Jane Hagett said the group would also be happy to hear from service clubs, such as Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary or Zonta to sing at one of their gatherings in December.

The school's phone number is (585) 343-2480, ext. 2000.

November 4, 2016 - 10:35pm
posted by Rick Franclemont in Alexander Central School, arts, entertainment, schools, news.
Come support the Alexander Central School Drama club and see their production of Shrek the Musical! This production involves grades 6-12 and will take place November 11 &12th at 7pm and the 13th at 2pm. 

GO TO www.ticketpeak.com/alexanderschools to buy your tickets today!! or you can simply go to Alexander School's website, www.alexandercsd.org, and click on "buy tickets." 
 
Location:
Alexander Central School, Alexander, N.Y.
3314 Buffalo St, Alexander, New York 14005
 

PRE-SALE
General: $9.00
Student/Senior: $7.00

AT THE DOOR
General: $10
Student/Senior: $8

Cast:
 
Shrek: Eric Stroud
Fiona: Mary Guarino
Donkey: Trevor Zauner
Farquaad: Nick Allen
 
Supporting leads:
 
Dragon: Kennedy Mullen
Gingy: Ethan Stroud
Pinnochio: Carson Daley
 
Other people involved:
 
Director: Kate Schrodt
Vocal Director: Mark Hoerbelt
Choreographers: Shawnie Woeller & Claire Francis
Conductor: Rachel Clark
Set Design/Construction: Jeff Houseknect
Costumes: Cathy Houseknecht
 
Director Kate Schrodt is a 2010 alumni of Alexander. She graduated from SUNY Geneseo with a Bachelor's in English in 2014, then went on to get her post-baccalaureate for English Education 7-12 at Buffalo State. She is currently going to Buffalo State to finish her master's degree, and lives in Buffalo with her husband.  Apart from singing and acting, she has directed Barefoot in the Park at ACTS in Alden, along with Robin Hood and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora. 
 
Credits:
Shrek is produced with MusicTheater International. The book and lyrics are by David Lindsay-Abaire, the music is by Jeanine Tesori, and it is based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and the book by William Steig. 
October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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October 6, 2016 - 2:45pm

“Not So Bored Games” are offered in the Gallery Room at Richmond library for students in grades 5-12.
Grab your friends and come play a variety of board games. Stick to an old favorite or try something new!
Registration is required.

October 4, 2016 - 3:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
Event Date and Time: 
October 28, 2016 - 3:00pm

We’re celebrating all things Percy! Fifth- through 12-graders invited to a Percy Jackson Party in the Gallery Room at Richmond library on Friday, Oct. 28.
It starts at 3 p.m. and registration is required.
Games., trivia and more!
 

October 3, 2016 - 5:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
Event Date and Time: 
November 22, 2016 - 10:30am

During the month of November, Richmond Memorial Library is celebrating the 150th birthday of author and illustrator Beatrix Potter and will host several different events marking the occasion.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a.m. get dressed up for the Peter Rabbit Tea Party, perfectly fun time for ages 2 to 10 accompanied by an adult.
This is a free program but please register as space is limited.

October 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
posted by Session Placeholder in entertainment.
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October 27, 2016 - 6:30pm

Psychic clairvoyant medium Frank Lord of the Indigo Insight is returning to Oakfield again to offer a group reading. His spiritual guidance emphasizes mainly on what the past, present, and future hold for the individual who seeks the answers they need. Frank also works in an array of the metaphysical realm, specializing in areas such as astrology, dream interpretation, and spiritual investigation . He has worked professionally for over a decade, starting his spiritual journey at the age of 12.

September 22, 2016 - 12:16pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in GCC, music, entertainment, news, Austin Moody.

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Austin Moody, billed as an up-and-coming country singer/songwriter from Nashville, so up-and-coming, his first CD won't be out until the end of the year, played GCC for a couple hundred appreciative country fans.

Moody said he's played Upstate before and likes coming up here. It reminds him of home. There are real country fans here, he said. 

"And I mean, real country fans," he said. "Not bro-country fans. Not, 'I'm hot. You're hot. We're in a pickup truck,' country fans, but real country fans."

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