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Arts & Entertainment Top Stories

June 17, 2022

OLEAN, NY — The Olean Public Library will host an outdoor, adult crafting program to create recycled planters, June 29, 6:30 p.m.  The library has a 10-person limit for attendance. Interested persons should the circulation desk at (716) 372-0200 to register.  The Frances Bean O’Connell Arts ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city’s summer concert series in Lincoln Park, at the corner of East State and South Union streets, will continue Thursday with a performance by classic rock band Not Norman. All concerts in the series run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday concerts will take place through Sept.

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The public is invited to an opening reception for the Twin Tiers Camera Club Photography Show Friday at 7 p.m. in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.  The exhibition, which features 46 photos by 13 members of the Twin Tiers Camera Club, will run through July 31 in the ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city’s summer concert series in Lincoln Park, at the corner of East State and South Union streets, will continue Thursday with a performance by the Allegany Alumni & Friends Band. All concerts in the series run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday concerts will take place through ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city’s summer concert series in Lincoln Park, at the corner of East State and South Union streets, will continue Thursday with a performance by Dave Dorson, who plays acoustic classic rock music. All concerts in the series run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday concerts will take ...

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OLEAN, NY — Thursday’s Freddy & the Jets concert in Lincoln Park has been postponed because of illness, according to a tweet from the city’s Youth and Recreation Department. The show would have been the first performance in Olean's summer concert series in the park. The series will begin ...

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OLEAN, NY — Actor and author Tyler Merritt will present a talk by video conference in the Olean Public Library Gallery on May 31 at 7 p.m.  Sponsored by the Race Unity Circle of Olean and co-hosted by the library, the program will be free and open to the public. Merritt will discuss his 2021 ...

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WEST CLARKSVILLE, NY —“Put that away and find something constructive to do.” Eric Jones remembers that he looked up at his sixth-grade science teacher and then back down to his desk. Jones had been using his free time after the day’s lesson to draw in his notebook. He put the notebook away, but ...

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OLEAN, NY — Madison LaVallee’s "Soft Power: Yearning to Stretch" is on exhibit in the Center Gallery on the second floor of College Center at SUNY Jamestown Community College Cattaraugus County Campus through May 26. LaVallee, who is is in her first year as a full-time instructor at JCC, ...

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OLEAN, NY — Fifteen poetry lovers gathered in the Art Gallery at the Olean Public Library Tuesday, sharing a variety of poems, ranging from pieces long, original or comical pieces to those melancholic, short, cheerful or serious. The attentive audience listened to the works by Black, Indigenous, ...

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OLEAN, NY — Race Unity Circle members will celebrate National Poetry Month by reading the poetry of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and Muslim poets on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Olean Public Library.  Jil St. Ledger-Roty and Ola Mae Gayton, members of the RUC’s steering committee, will be reading poems ...

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Mark Robinson from the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service will meet Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the John J. Ash Community Center, 112 N. Barry St., with people interested in donating an hour or two of their time weekly to read aloud newspapers, books, magazines and other printed ...

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OLEAN, NY — The city’s summer concert series in Lincoln Park, at the corner of State and Union streets, will open on May 26 with a performance by oldies band Freddy and the Jets. All concerts in the series will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday concerts will be weekly through Sept. 1. Saturday ...

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OLEAN, NY — Susan Wiggs spent hours upon hours as a child filling her basket full of books from the historic Olean library on South Union Street and wobbling home to where her family lived on West Henley Street. That old library has become The Old Library Restaurant, and on Saturday, more than ...

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OLEAN, NY — Novelist Susan Wiggs reminisces about the small city where she grew up, from the house she lived in, the schools she attended, the playgrounds she visited, and the ski hill on Wing Hollow Road.  And Wiggs still remembers every detail of what she calls the “gorgeous” old Olean ...

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