Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

June 29, 2020

The Western New York Region, which includes the Greater Olean area, will enter Phase 4 of the state’s reopening process Tuesday. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement during a coronavirus briefing Monday. “Phase 4 is ready for Western New York tomorrow, so we are excited about that,” ...

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OLEAN, NY — For anyone looking for an excuse to get out into the sunshine, the Olean Public Library is hosting an Olean Chalk Your Walks event from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The library encourages folk to let their imaginations run wild to create beautiful chalk art and ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library will offer curbside lending of materials to patrons, beginning Monday. Additional curbside services include faxing, copying, printing and provision of tax forms.  Curbside services will be offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., ...

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“The music community, at its core, is about love,” says Paul Psathas of the Olean-based band Fair to Fiddlin’. This statement rings true as the COVID-19 pandemic derails plans and activities for musicians all over the globe, including performers in the Greater Olean area. “We are all in this ...

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The Jandoli Institute will host a live Twitter chat on Tuesday on the role of music during the coronavirus pandemic.  “Music and entertainment are playing important roles during the pandemic,” Jandoli Institute Executive Director Richard Lee said. “They fill a gap that news media and government ...

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OLEAN, NY — All day Monday, the Olean Public Library will host a virtual salute to "Star Wars" with a series of "May the 4th Be With You" events.  Fans can sign on as early as 5 a.m. via the Olean Public Library Facebook Page. Scheduled events are: Downloading of hi-res Star Wars ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library is offering all its programming online during May. Patrons can access links to all programs on the library's Facebook page. Scheduled are: LEGO Challenge; every Saturday at 10 a.m. Knit and Crochet Group; every Saturday at 7 ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Ed Bysiek invites the university community to come together Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. while he hosts a virtual DJ set from his living room. “Music has been proven as a means for helping people deal with difficult situations,” Bysiek said, noting the negative mental health ...

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ALLEGANY, NY — The Allegany Fire Department plans to sponsor its annual Old Home Week Carnival June 23 to 27 in Fireman’s Park on North First Street.  In a Facebook posting, the department said it is optimistic the event can still occur.   This year, admission will be done by wristband and ...

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OLEAN, NY — The Tri-County Arts Council plans to display hundreds of original works and sell them for $25 each during its Nov. 20 Art for Everyone Exhibition and Art Party. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. in the council's space at 110 W. State St. The council encourages tile ...

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ANGELICA, NY — Rusty Tobin has plenty of experience in facilitating academic conversations, but the COVID-19 crisis has forced her to improvise.     Tobin, who is affiliated with Empire State College, facilitates the four-part monthly Votes For Women! 19th Amendment Book Club, which began in ...

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