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Open Auditions for Arsenic & Old Lace

Open Auditions for Arsenic & Old Lace

Theatre in the Mist, the award-winning community theater group based in Lewiston, NY has announced audition dates for its upcoming performance of Arsenic and Old Lace. Auditions will be held Wednesday, January 12, and Thursday, January 13 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Stella Niagara Theater. Director Todd Bancroft-Billings can be contacted with any questions at 716-713-6679.

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NCCC Art Gallery Presents: Fabric of War; Papermaking and Printmaking as Social Engagement

NCCC Art Gallery Presents: Fabric of War; Papermaking and Printmaking as Social Engagement

SANBORN, NY- Niagara County Community College Art Gallery and the Arts and Media Division present Fabric of War; Papermaking and Printmaking as Social Engagement from January 27 - February 26, 2011 in the Art Gallery on the Sanborn campus of the college.

Fabric of War is a powerful exhibition of work created by veterans through The Combat Paper Project which utilizes art-making workshops offered throughout the USA to assist veterans in reconciling and sharing their personal experiences of their service and the military culture. 

Kenan Center To Present Olivia McConnell Retrospective

Kenan Center To Present Olivia McConnell Retrospective

LOCKPORT, N.Y. -- The Kenan Center will present “OLIVIA MCCONNELL: A RETROSPECTIVE,” featuring the works of Olivia “Ollie” McConnell, one of Lockport’s most prolific and well-known artists and art teachers, January 9 through February 13, 2011. A public reception will be held on January 9 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Kenan Center House Gallery at 433 Locust Street. The exhibit is sponsored by M&T Bank.

Born in Michigan in 1903, McConnell made Lockport her home from 1924-1976, later moving to Tucson, Arizona where she lived until 1984. Despite being handicapped by crippling arthritis, McConnell turned out a profusion of work, primarily in oils and watercolors, as well as linoleum prints and etchings, many of which hang in public buildings and homes of private collectors, not only in Lockport, but around the world.

Museum Decorated for Christmas

Museum Decorated for Christmas

SOMERSET NY – The Somerset Union Methodist Episcopal Church is slowly being renovated and converted into a museum.  Pine wreaths with plaid bows decorate the newly painted front doors for the Christmas season.  At dusk, the doors are illuminated with spotlights and the interior lights turn on to showcase the stained glass windows.  This is the first time in more than four decades that the church has been decorated for the holidays.  Some folks driving by 8501 Lake Road in Barker NY have reported hearing Elvis singing Christmas carols during the evening hours. 

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

Celebrate Holiday Traditions at the Beautifully Decorated and Historic Eldon House

The Buffalo area is truly blessed to have such a large number of architecturally significant buildings. The same can be said for nearby London, Ontario, where buildings such as the historic Eldon House have become major tourism attractions.

NCCC Presents TANZEN Dance Company 2010 Fall Concert

NCCC Presents TANZEN Dance Company 2010 Fall Concert

The Niagara County Community College TANZEN Dance Company will be presenting their much anticipated 2010 Fall Concert beginning this Friday. The show is running December 3rd and 4th at 8pm, and Sunday December 5th at 2pm and will be performed on campus in the Arts & Media Theatre. The performance is Directed by Kim Knieriem and choreographed by the students and members of TANZEN Dance Company.

General admission to all productions is $8, $5 for alumni and seniors, $3 under twelve, and free for all NCCC students and employees.

Tickets can be purchased online at the http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/artmedia/index.php and also on http://www.facebook.com/nccctheatre

(click on the Buy Tickets Now button).

Lewiston Is “Home for the Holidays” in Play Premiere

Theatre in the Mist, the award-winning community theater group based in Lewiston, NY, will host the world premiere of “Home for the Holidays” on Friday, December 3, 2010. Five additional performances are scheduled through December 12.

Local writer and director Jason R. Bek introduces audiences to the zany Kringle family and their holiday surprise at the family farmhouse in Lewiston, complete with sing-a-long, snowball fights, a unique Christmas Eve feast, favorite Christmas carols and songs, and the worst blizzard since 1977.

Bek’s debut as playwright is a personal one; much of the story is drawn from his own experiences and those of cast members. “I wanted this play to capture the feel-good spirit of a vintage holiday special, with all the flavor of our real-life celebrations. It was fun to bring some of my own stories to the stage, as well as family traditions shared by cast members. We know they’ll be something for everyone in the audience to relate to!”