Arts & Entertainment

Batavia student second to receive solo art show

Jan 10, 2019

BATAVIA — Last week, Dominic Grazioplene stayed up past midnight, surrounded by bright, vibrant colors and blaring music. No, he wasn’t…

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Batavia Players Inc. presents Harvie Awards Saturday night

Jan 7, 2019

BATAVIA — The Harvie Awards portion of the Batavia Players Inc.’s gala Saturday night lasted roughly two hours and included recognition of…

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There’s a ‘Heat Wave’ at GO-Art!

Dec 20, 2018

BATAVIA — Just like the famous Irving Berlin song, the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is “having a ‘Heat Wave.’”…

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Batavia Downs winter and spring tribute concerts announced

Dec 18, 2018

Press release: Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel has announced the lineup for their late winter and spring indoor tribute shows, with one concert each…

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Friday's spirited one-man performance of 'A Christmas Carol' at GCC will benefit History Club

Dec 18, 2018

Press release: What do Gettysburg and Charles Dickens have in common? In 1868, both were "cleaning up." One from the devastation of the famous battle,…

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Batavia Downs announces tribute concert series

Dec 18, 2018

BATAVIA — Batavia Downs looks to get “Chicken Fried” and “Thunderstruck” in the coming months. The facility will host…

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Batavia Players announce 2019 schedule with 10 shows at Harvester Theater

Nov 26, 2018

The Batavia Players will be performing 10 shows at the Harvester 56 Theater in 2019.   The 2019 season is full of variety and sure to appeal to a…

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Batavia Players prepare final season at Harvester 56 Theater

Nov 17, 2018

The Batavia Players face the grandest, most difficult production they’ve ever attempted in the coming year: moving. Thanks to a $700,000…

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Could GO-Art sell out its members’ exhibit?

Nov 15, 2018

The main gallery at the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council is full now with vibrant paintings, thought-provoking photos and intense drawings. But…

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Charles Dickens returning to GCC in December

Nov 8, 2018

BATAVIA — There’s no humbug about Mike Randall’s return to Genesee Community College next month. The WKBW meteorologist will reprise…

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Batavia Players to conjure up ‘Blithe Spirit’

Nov 1, 2018

What would happen if I hosted a seyance and a medium summoned the spirit of my ex-wife, but no one else could see her except me? Writer Charles…

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Genesee Valley Wind Ensemble preparing for Nov. 18 concert

Oct 26, 2018

The Genesee Wind Ensemble performs at the Oakfield-Alabama Auditorium at 4 p.m., Nov. 18. It is located at 7001 Lewiston Road, Oakfield. Featured…

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Self-taught dabbler in art gets his first exhibit in Genesee County

Oct 22, 2018

Andy Hare is a laid-back, golf-playing, guitar-picking, beach-combing retired firefighter. He’s also a self-taught “dabbler” in art…

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'The Rhythms of Nature' on display at GO ART!

Oct 20, 2018

Artist Christopher McGee was at GO ART! on Thursday evening for the opening of his show, "The Rhythms of Nature." Born in Jamestown, the…

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A twin bill of exhibits to open today at GO ART!

Oct 11, 2018

Two galleries will be occupied starting tonight as artwork from a new member of GO ART! and pictures submitted by the Batavia Photography Club are put…

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Batavia Downs hosting 2019 NY Sire Stakes Finals

Sep 8, 2018

SCHENECTADY — The Agriculture and New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund Friday announced Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel as the host…

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Renowned Rochester painter Brian O'Neill to talk at GO ART! Sept. 11 on abstraction, realism and inspiration

Sep 4, 2018

Photo of Rochester artist Brian O'Neill, courtesy of Batavia Society of Artists. Information provided by the Batavia Society of Artists: The…

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CONCERT PREVIEW: Three Dog Night bringing ‘Joy to the World’ and Batavia Downs

Aug 2, 2018

On Friday night, Batavia Downs welcomes one of the most popular bands of the late 1960s and early 70s, Three Dog Night. The group had a remarkable…

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2018 racing season takes off at Batavia Downs

Jul 24, 2018

“And, they’re off.” The commonly heard announcement at the start of a race could also refer to the beginning of the Batavia Downs…

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No ‘Ordinary’ show as Emmett rocks the Downs

Jul 17, 2018

“We’ve been crossing the border for years, and performed at places like Lockport and North Tonawanda, but I am pretty sure this is our…

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