Arts & Entertainment

August 14, 2018

OLEAN, NY -- The city’s annual summer concert series will continue Thursday with a performance by the Kokomo Time Band,  a group that plays oldies from the ‘50s, ‘60s and '70s, as well as beach tunes by Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys. The show is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in Lincoln Park ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Twin Tiers Community Band will perform in Lincoln Park Thursday as part of Olean’s summer concert series. The free performance is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Earlier this week, Diane Smith, the band's director, shared a few thoughts with TAPinto Greater Olean about the ...

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OLEAN, NY – “The Sandlot,” a 1993 movie about baseball and a group of youngsters growing up in the San Fernando Valley, will be the featured film in a free outdoor family movie night Friday. The movie will begin at dusk at War Veterans Park at the corner of East State and Front streets. The ...

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OXFORD, England – The little girl wearing a sundress and a pink bow in her hair had not been on the schedule for the July Dancin’ on the Green, but that did not stop her from accepting an invitation to get on stage for a duet with the Zumba instructor. She followed the moves of the instructor, ...

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OLEAN, NY -- The Larry Lewicki Band performed in Lincoln Park last week as part of Olean’s summer concert series. The series will continue on Thursday nights through Aug. 23. The schedule includes: July 26: Coyote Moon Aug. 2: Dave Dorson Aug. 9: Allegany Alumni & Friends ...

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OXFORD, UK -- A visit to England provides a great way to learn about the Beatles, but for a group of American college students studying in Great Britain this summer, their best lesson about the Fab Four came from a familiar source – one of their professors from the states. Laura Peterson, who ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Roger Pettengill has only one rule when he performs. “I want you to sing along,” he said early on in his two-hour set at Lincoln Park Thursday night. "Just sing the same song I’m singing.” His show featured many easy-to-sing-along-with tunes from the '60s and '70s, with a few ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Christopher Michel was watching TV when he came up with the idea for an outdoor summer film series in Olean.  “I saw a show where characters went to a park and watched old monster movies, and I got to thinking that’s a neat thing, why don’t we have that in Olean?” Michel ...

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OLEAN, NY -- not Norman, a band that plays songs by a host of classic rock artists, will perform in Lincoln Park Thursday as part of Olean’s summer concert series. The free performance is scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Earlier this week, not Norman guitarist and vocalist Barry Gan shared some ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Auditions for the upcoming production of  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be June 13 and 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Olean Theatre Workshop’s Washington Street Theatre,  corner of Washington and Sixth streets. Needed are eight to 14 men and eight to 14 women of all ages. Special skills, ...

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OLEAN, NY -- Art in the Park, the original outdoor art show and sale held in conjunction with Taste of Olean, is scheduled for July 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at War Veterans Park, 551 E. State St.  Artists are encouraged to sign by June 17 for the “early bird” booth fee of $50. After June 17, ...

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ALLEGANY, NY -- LISTEN, a collection of collages by Theresa Heinz that focuses on the victimization of children, will open at the Art on Main Gallery, 100 W. Main St., Friday. Heinz's 27-year career in public school teaching has provided the emotional motivation to create the collage work in ...

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MACHIAS, NY — The Cattaraugus County Museum and Research Library, 9824 Route 16, has announced the full schedule for its eighth annual “Summer at the Stone House” 2018 event series. “Summer at the Stone House” features lectures and musical programs that cover a variety of local and regional ...

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OLEAN, NY – Olean Community Theatre hopes to raise autism awareness when they stage “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” from Thursday through Sunday. According to the OCT website: “The story concerns a mystery surrounding the death of a neighbor's dog that is investigated by ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Bruce Springsteen has sold millions of albums and performed to capacity crowds at stadiums that seat tens of thousands of fans. But how would “The Boss” fare as a political candidate? TAPinto Greater Olean Co-Editor Richard Lee will explore that question on Saturday in a ...

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This week, SBU-TV takes a look at Facebook's data-mining scandal, St. Bonaventure's basketball success and a local science fair.

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CUBA, NY — “Do you hear the people sing? Singing the songs of angry men?” These lyrics are from ‘Les Miserables,” the musical adapted from Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel of the same name. The storyline concerns a man named Jean Valjean and his quest to start a new life after serving 19 years in prison ...

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In this podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Stefanie Podosek speaks with Sean Lynch and Jason Klaiber, former station manager and music director, respectively, for 88.3 FM WSBU The Buzz college radio station. They discuss shifts in the way music is purchased and listened to. PLAY Sign Up for ...

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ALLEGANY, NY -- While rain streaked the outside window of the Cattaraugus County Arts Council building in downtown Allegany Wednesday, eight children inside the building silently gathered around a small redheaded girl. She was kneeling on the ground in front of a square canvas covered with thick ...

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This week, SBU-TV examines the Florida school shooting and previews the St. Bonaventure vs Rhode Island basketball game. (Right click to unmute audio)  

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In our Feb. 9 podcast, Brian Kelly, a film club member at nearby Alfred University, joins TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Nicholas Youngs to discuss the superhero genre of television and film and whether or not its popularity will fade, as well as what makes this type of film effective. PLAY Sign ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – “We beseech thee, hear us.” The line is from the Stephen Schwartz-John-Michael Tebelak musical “Godspell,” and 10th-grade cast member Jordanne Youngs quoted those words when she spoke of hoping for a good turnout when Allegany-Limestone High School stages the show Friday at 7 ...

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Get ready kids! Authorities have cleared Santa Claus for take-off for his around the globe flight and all the good little boys and girls in the Greater Olean area can expect a visit on Christmas Eve. Reports from the North Pole suggest that most children from the area are on the nice list and there ...

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OLEAN, NY – Audiences can witness how hope and resilience emerged from tragedy and despair when the Olean Theatre Workshop stages “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” from Oct. 12 to 15. The play is based on a book of art and poetry written by children who lived in the Jewish ghetto/concentration ...

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OLEAN, NY -- “I am standing exactly where I should, across the river, under your heart.” Poet Thomas Krampf read aloud those words from his poem,  “A Song Next to a Song,” during the September event of the Olean Literary Series at the Olean Public Library. The Hinsdale resident told the crowd ...

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In our Sept. 28 podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporters Jordan Vollmer and Nick Youngs discuss their favorite movie genres, films they are most excited about to hit theatres, and their experience in the theatres in the Greater Olean area.  PLAY    

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ALLEGANY, NY -- Sunny skies and record high temperatures provided an ideal setting for Bonagany 2017 Saturday. Crowds flocked to Main Street, which was clsoed to traffif, for the annual  festival that brings together members of the St. Bonaventure community and residents of Allegany and nearby ...

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ALLEGANY, NY--  FonniFest  continues to bring musicians in the Greater Olean area community together to honor the late blues singer Fontilla Timmons.  The fourth annual event will be Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post on Route 417. “She was the most loved person I’ve ever ...

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In our Sept. 21 podcast, TAPinto Greater Olean reporters Christina Root and Stefanie Podosek discuss why fall may be the best time to take photos in the Greater Olean area. Their guest is Liam McGurl, a St. Bonaventure University graduate student and avid photographer. PLAY

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CUBA, NY -- Dave Ruch  will give a concert for children and families, “Songs of New York State,” on Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at Cuba Circulating Library, 39 E. Main St. Ruch sings and plays music for all ages on an assortment of instruments including banjo, guitar, jaw harp, bones, spoons and more. His ...

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