Arts & Entertainment

September 18, 2019

TAPinto Greater Olean reporter Nick Ventura spoke with the members of the Race Unity Circle of Olean about their three-part film series, which opened at the Olean Public Library Sept. 11. This was the first part of the “Race - The Power of an Illusion” documentary. The series will continue on Sept.

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Today is Friday the 13th and there is a full moon to boot this evening. So, how superstitious are you? Will you walk under a ladder, break a mirror or cross paths with a black cat on Friday, September 13? Probably not, but here are a few fun facts about Friday the 13th folklore ...

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Friday the 13th has a bad reputation. Some fear it brings  bad luck. Some associate it with negative superstitions. But for several members of the Greater Olean community, it is just another day on the calendar. “I don't believe in any of that kind of stuff," JP Butler of Olean said.

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OLEAN, NY – Race Unity Circle, a local grassroots organization formed in 2017, will begin its three-part September film series Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Olean Public Library, 134 N. Second St. The first film scheduled to be shown is “Race – The Power of an Illusion: Part One.” A discussion and ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series in Lincoln Park will wrap up Thursday with a performance by Red Gray from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The series began on May 25 and continued through the summer. Most shows took place on Thursday evenings. A few groups performed on Saturdays. Sign Up for ...

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OLEAN, NY – Olean’s 2019 Lincoln Park Concert Series continued on a breezy Thursday evening with Cruisin, a two-person band featuring local performers Bill Labuhn and Susan Labuhn. The two played a straight two-hour set of familiar country and rock tunes, featuring songs performed by artists ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series in Lincoln Park will feature Cruisin on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concert series will conclude next week with a performance by Red Gray on Sept. 5, also from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The rain site for both shows is the John Ash Community ...

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OLEAN, NY – Crowds enjoyed music, dance, food and more Saturday at India Fest, a free outdoor event sponsored by the Hindu Society of Olean and Allegany on the Cattaraugus Campus of Jamestown Community College in Olean. The Hindu Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series in Lincoln Park will feature the Allegany Alumni & Friends Band on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group is a community concert band consisting of volunteer musicians from Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania After ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will feature Coyote Moon in Lincoln Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Coyote Moon is a duo that features George Stephen and Denise Drummond. They play folk, rock, pop and country music by artists ranging from the Beatles and Neil Young to Adele ...

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OLEAN, NY – Chord of Three Strands, a four-person band that plays mostly faith-based, original songs, is coming to perform at Lincoln Park on Thursday. Being part of the summer concert series in Olean, their performance is free and is scheduled to be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Recently, TAPinto ...

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ALLEGANY, NY – Local hero Lt. Col. Patrick Miller organized yet another successful fundraiser for veterans in need. Miller, 37, an Allegany native and St. Bonaventure graduate, was inspired to make a difference after going through a life-changing experience. In 2014, Miller was a victim in ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will feature not Norman in Lincoln Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band plays music by the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Elvis Presley, the Doors and other classic rock ...

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OXFORD, UK – What do you get when you mix a 43-year friendship, deeply held love and romantic attraction, two genius musical minds and an emotional backstory that spans several decades? Apparently, you get the "Variations on a Theme by Händel" by Johannes Brahms. “I think that you will hear ...

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OLEAN, NY— “The Lego Movie 2” will be the second offering of the Olean Area Federal Credit Union’s annual outdoor summer film series. The movie will be shown Friday in the credit union’s Allegany Branch parking lot, 180 W. Main St., at 8:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the movie will be shown July ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will feature the Kokomo Time Band in Lincoln Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The band plays oldies from the ‘50s, ‘60s and '70s, as well as beach tunes by Jimmy Buffett and the Beach Boys. After Thursday's show, the schedule will include ...

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When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon 50 years ago and declared, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," he gave the world a quote that will be remembered forever. But the moon also has inspired hundreds of popular songs that are ingrained in people’s memories. To ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will feature Larry Lewicki in Lincoln Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lewicki and his band specialize in polkas, but play a wide range of musical styles. He talked about the band and their music in a story for TAPinto Greater Olean last ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will feature Toucan Jam in Lincoln Park on Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Toucan Jam is a duo featuring Rich Gardner on guitar, keyboards, harmonicas, train whistle,and penny whistle and Nancy "Bea" Antonelli on 6- and 12-string guitars, mandolin, ...

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CUBA, NY – This summer the Cuba Library will two multi-week art class series. The first is a six-week, 6:30 p.m. Thursday drawing course for adults, taught by local artist/Alfred State faculty member Rïse Peacock that begins July 11 and ends Aug. 15. This experimental workshop is for individuals ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will feature Generations in a Fourth of July holiday concert in Lincoln Park on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. After the July 4 show, the schedule will include the following bands at Lincoln Park during the regular 6:30-8:30 p.m. timeslot: July 11: ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's outdoor concert series will continue Thursday with a performance by Ray Paladino from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by a July 4 show featuring Generations from 5 to 7 p.m. After the July 4 show, the schedule will include: July 11: Toucan Jam July 18: Larry ...

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OLEAN, NY – On a sunny Saturday afternoon, the LTM Trio treated a small crowd to two hours of music in Lincoln Park. The group performed a variety of material, ranging from Motown’s “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” to Duke Ellington’s “Satin Doll” to several American Songbook classics. The ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – Film watchers who view Martin Scorsese’s new documentary about Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour all the way to the end will find credits listing Dylan’s two performances at St. Bonaventure University. The film, "Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's 2019 Lincoln Park Concert Series will feature Fair to Fiddlin' on Thursday and the LTM Trio on Saturday. Fair to Fiddlin', which will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., plays bluegrass, country, folk,and original music played on acoustic instruments. The LTM Trio concert ...

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OLEAN, NY – Among events scheduled for Saturday's first of three StrOleans this summer are two guided bike rides conducted by the Olean Cycling Club.  The first one is at 10 a.m. trip around the Allegheny River Valley Trail. The second one will start at 11 a.m. with a 20-to-30 mile ride around ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's 2019 Lincoln Park Concert Series will feature Roger Pettengill on Thursday. Pettengill will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The rain site for the show is the John Ash Community Center, 112 N. Barry St. After Thursday’s concert, the schedule will include: June ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY -- With St. Bonaventure University alumni returning to campus for Reunion Weekend, the college radio station will get the festivities off to an early start with a special summer edition of "Flying,” featuring music, news and disc jockeys from the 1970s.  Former DJ Evan ...

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OLEAN, NY – The city's 2019 Lincoln Park Concert Series will feature Dave Dorson on Thiursday. Dorson will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  The rain site for the show is the John Ash Community Center, 112 N. Barry St. After Thursday’s concert, the schedule will include: June 13: Roger ...

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OLEAN, NY – The skies were threatening, but the rain held off on Saturday as the Twin Tiers Community Band kicked off Olean’s 2019 Lincoln Park Concert Series. Led by director Diane Smith, the band treated the Memorial Day weekend crowd to close to two hours of patriotic songs, as well as ...

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