<![CDATA[Palmer Opera House & Event Center - Our Blog]]>Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:39:06 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Holiday Lineup!]]>Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:23:19 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/holiday-lineup(NOVEMBER 8TH)  The Palmer Opera House is excited to announce a variety of events and performances scheduled to celebrate the holiday season.  
The first official party of the holiday season kicks off on Saturday, November 18th, at 7:00 PM with “A Many Splendored Evening” hosted by The Cuba Chamber of Commerce.  This fundraiser benefits the Cuba-Rushford Toys for Kids program which is part of the annual Holiday Assistance Program.  Guests will enjoy a delightful evening of wine tastings, delicious appetizers and desserts along with the opportunity to bid on holiday wreaths, trees, decorations and gift baskets. The evening also includes raffles, a 50-50 drawing, and Christmas music.  Back by popular demand is a prime rib raffle!   Tickets for the event are $15 and include 2 glasses of wine or punch, as well as homemade desserts. Tickets are available at The Perfect Blend Coffeehouse & Eatery, or from the Cuba NY Chamber of Commerce, Inc.  For more information, please contact the Cuba Chamber of Commerce office at 585-968-5654.
After that, classic country music fans won’t want to miss “Branson on the Road! Christmas Style”, on Sunday November 26th, at 3:00 PM.  The group visited Cuba in May of this year, and due to their popularity, The Palmer decided to bring them back for their Christmas show.  Branson On The Road® has over 20 years of experience of performing at the top theatres in Branson on the famous 76 Country Music Boulevard (known as "The Strip"), and is the first national touring show named for the famous city. The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun wherever they go...and they go all over the US and beyond...and Branson "Christmas" On The Road® is a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season!  Tickets are $22.50 and available at The Perfect Blend, or at the Palmer’s website (www.PalmerOperaHouse.com).  
On Saturday December 2nd, at 2:00 PM, join us for Charles Dickens: A Christmas Carol.  Come and see Mike Randall as Charles Dickens, as he presents his most popular holiday tale: A Christmas Carol!  This is NOT a reading! Mr. Dickens acts out more than 25 characters just the way he presented the story on his popular tours all over the world in the 1800's.  Tickets to this show are $10.  
Sunday December 3rd, at 2:00 PM, Cuba Celebrates Christmas!  Come and join us for some old and new holiday songs performed by many local talented performers!  Refreshments available, and admission is by donation.
Our monthly acoustic open mic night, “holiday edition”, takes place on Thursday December 7th at 6:00 PM. Open to anyone wanting to come down and play acoustic musical offerings (all live music, no singing along with a track).  Doors open at 5:30 PM for performer sign-up, and performances run until around 10 PM.  Holiday music not required, but encouraged for this month!  This is a monthly free event!  
Then on Saturday, December 9th, at 7:00 PM, the Inter Community Chorus presents the Christmas Cantata “Sing Joy to All The World”.  Admission to this show is by donation.  
Join us on Sunday, December 10th, at 2:00 PM for Ron & Nancy OneSong in concert, performing seasonal favorites and vintage country classics. Ron and Nancy OneSong specialize in traditional American music, including vintage country, bluegrass, western and gospel, with a repertoire of several thousand songs encompassing many styles and eras.  Traditional country music just the way you remember it with your favorites from artists such as Hank Sr,, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, George Jones and many more! Be sure to bring your requests!  Presale tickets are $12, $15 day of the show.  
We step away from the Christmas theme for one evening, as we host Pearl City Jazz on  Friday December 15th at 7:00 PM.  Pearl City Jazz is a 17 piece Big Band with members from the Jamestown NY. and Warren PA. area. The band is led by Ralph "Razz" Rassmussen.  The band plays a variety of big band and jazz pieces including swing, dance and contemporary jazz works.  Admission is by donation.  Dance Arts Olean will be offering Basic East Coast Swing Dance Lessons from 6:30 - 7:30 PM prior to this event!! The venue will be set up in a bistro style seating to accommodate dancing. Adult beverages and other refreshments will be available.
This program is partially sponsored by by the Allegany Arts Association, with partial funding by from the NYS Council on the Arts Decentralization Re-Grant Program with support from Gov. Mario Cuomo and the NYS Legislature administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council.
Professional theatre group Enchante Cabaret brings their holiday comedy,  “All She Wants for Christmas”, to The Palmer on Saturday December 16th at 7:00 PM.  It's Christmas Eve and Mrs Claus is home with the elves awaiting the return of Santa. While baking (burning) her famous cookies she reminisces about all of the things that make this season her favorite; especially the MUSIC. Mrs Claus gives us the in's and out's of all the daily operations of Santa's workshop. All of the holiday cheer is quickly put aside as Santa is caught in a terrible Winter storm threatening his return home for the first time EVER! This fun and classy Christmas show is packed with all of your holiday favorite songs and a few Broadway hits too! Is Santa going to return to Mrs Claus in one piece? Can Mrs Claus keep it together or will the Elves continue to act out in rebellion? Come and share your holidays with the woman who runs the show and experience the true meaning of Christmas through the eyes of Mrs Claus.  Tickets are $14 presale, and $17 at the door.
Then, on Sunday, December 17th, at 4:00 PM the Olean Barbershoppers present their 3rd Annual Friends & Family Christmas Show.  The Olean Barbershop Chorus is an a cappella chorus made up of men from around the area (Friendship to Franklinville, Belfast to Bradford, Hinsdale and Olean, and many points in between.) The chorus recently celebrated its 70th consecutive annual show, a program dedicated to celebrating music in the barbershop style, with a goal to further the influence of barbershop singing and service through song.  Admission to this show is by donation.  
We close out 2017 with not Norman’s New Year’s Eve Gala on Sunday December 31st at 8:00 PM.  Join us for music, dancing, light refreshments, noisemakers & hats, and of course a ball drop.  There will also be a cash bar with beer and wine.  Tickets are $20 per person.
For more information about any of the shows listed, or about the Palmer Opera House, please contact us at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com.  

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<![CDATA[Showstoppers from Broadway!]]>Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:37:22 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/showstoppers-from-broadwayPicture
























​(NOVEMBER 8th)
The Palmer, in Cuba NY, presents “Showstoppers from Broadway!”. This community showcase will feature many local talented musicians, performing songs from your favorite Broadway shows. Admission by donation.  Proceeds to benefit the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Opera House.


The Palmer Event Center in Cuba, is a vintage theater located in New York. This historic theater is steeped with rich character and details of another era. Palmer Opera House was built in 1867, and after a long and rich history fell into disrepair and restoration began in 2006 by the Cuba Friends of Architecture, the non profit organization charged with maintaining the historic venue.  
Please join us for this show on Sunday November 19th at 2:00 PM.  For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com




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<![CDATA[Branson on the Road! Christmas Style]]>Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:54:00 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/branson-on-the-road-christmas-stylePicture
(NOVEMBER 7th)   The Palmer in Cuba, NY is excited to announce that Branson On The Road! Christmas Style, is coming to their stage on Sunday November 26th at 3 PM.  Admission to this great show is $22.50, and tickets are available by visiting their website www.PalmerOperaHouse.com, or purchasing them at The Perfect Blend at 14 W Main Street in Cuba, NY.  More information about the show can be found on the Palmer’s website www.PalmerOperaHouse.com, or by calling (585) 209-5512.  

What do you get with you bring together a mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, beautiful rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy and country Christmas, bluegrass,rockabilly and gospel music? Only one answer - Branson "Christmas" On The Road® is in town!
Branson "Christmas" On The Road®, is the holiday show from the popular touring group Branson On The Road® direct from the live music capital of the world, Branson, Missouri.
Branson On The Road® has over 20 years of experience of performing at the top theatres in Branson on the famous 76 Country Music Boulevard (known as "The Strip"), and is the first national touring show named for the famous city. The show delivers the Branson traditions of good, clean, family fun wherever they go...and they go all over the US and beyond...and Branson "Christmas" On The Road® is a wonderful way to kick off your holiday season!
Those seeing a Branson "Christmas" On The Road® show for the first time, can not only expect great Christmas music, old country favorites and amazing instrumental abilities, but also plenty of hilarious comedy every step of the way - in a holiday, Branson-style for the entire family.
Branson "Christmas" On The Road® is the best way to experience a Branson show right where you live! For a couple of hours you can forget all about your troubles and have good time – laughter is the best medicine.
“We reside in the live music capital of the world, Branson, Missouri”, said Debbie Horton, “and realized that there are many people who will never have a chance to visit Branson personally and with the economy the way it is today, we decided to bring our Branson stage show directly to them and this time, bring a little Branson Christmas your way! You will be singing along, laughing and enjoying every minute of this Christmas show, Branson-style. It's so much fun for everyone!”
Branson On The Road® are regular performers on the national television show, "Midwest Country" on the RFD-TV network seen in over 100 million homes and the group will be filming a Christmas television special for the network in early December.
Debbie Horton holds the distinction of being the only woman to have played lead guitar for the great Johnny Cash. She hosted her own show at the old Boxcar Willie Theater in Branson and has performed on the famous Louisiana Hayride and Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree in Nashville. She was a radio DJ in Norfolk, Virginia and acted as MC for concerts with Kenny Rogers, Hank Williams, Jr., the Oak Ridge Boys, and many more. Among her other credits, Debbie is an accomplished songwriter. She has had her songs recorded by Wanda Jackson, Norma Jean and many other country singers.
Brian Capps has been part of the Branson On The Road show from the very start and the Ozarks music scene for over 20 years. Brian plays upright bass and sings songs reminiscent of Marty Robbins and Hank Williams. Brian's latest recording reached the Top 10 on the Americana Charts and is part of the music rotation on XM Radio. As one of the best upright bass players in America, Brian has worked many Grand Ole Opry stars like, Hank Thompson, Tommy Cash, Stonewall Jackson, Wanda Jackson, Norma Jean, and Johnny Counterfit.
Cliff Boone is the newest member of Branson On The Road. Cliff was born in Montana but grew up in the Ozarks. Cliff was part of the Branson music scene for many years and a member of the cast of the popular show "Hank Williams Revisited". Cliff plays fantastic guitar, mandolin and banjo and thrills audiences with his smooth baritone voice. A true pro with a wonderful talent to entertain audiences wherever he goes.
Branson On The Road® is a regular featured act on the national television show, "Midwest Country" on the RFD-TV network seen in over 100 million homes.
Visit www.BransonOnTheRoad.com to learn more!
The Palmer Opera House in Cuba is a vintage theater located in New York. This historic theater is steeped with rich character and details of another era. Palmer Opera House was built in 1867, and after a long and rich history fell into disrepair and restoration began in 2006 by the Cuba Friends of Architecture, the non profit organization charged with maintaining the historic venue.  
For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer, including private rental, please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com.
We hope to see you at this fantastic show!  


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<![CDATA[Maple City Barbershop Chorus]]>Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:49:20 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/maple-city-barbershop-chorusPicture
(NOVEMBER 1)   The Palmer Opera House & Event Center, is presenting a concert on Sunday November 5th,  at 3 PM featuring the Maple City Barbershop Chorus.  The Maple City Barbershop Chorus presents A Cappella music from the 50s and 60s including selections made famous by Neil Sedaka, the Beach Boys, and the Beatles. Also performing are Quartets; Rusty Pickups and Revised Arrangements.  Admission to this show is by donation.

The Chorus is the longest running singing group in Hornell, celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018. Save the date of June 9th, 2018, for a spectacular show with international silver medalists Signature Quartet.
You can also join the chorus on November 11th,  in Coudersport, singing with their friends from Olean too.  The chorus perform about 24 times each year, singing Christmas carols, raising money for food pantries, entertaining seniors in nursing home and centers, delivering singing Valentines, and many other other fun occasions.

Maple City Barbershop may be reached  through any member, via our website (www.MapleCityChorus.org), email (MapleCityChorus@gmail.com), or phone (585.593.8031).

The Palmer Opera House in Cuba is a vintage theater located in New York. This historic theater is steeped with rich character and details of another era. Palmer Opera House was built in 1867, and after a long and rich history fell into disrepair and restoration began in 2006 by the Cuba Friends of Architecture, the non profit organization charged with maintaining the historic venue.  
Proceeds from this show will benefit the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the historic venue.  
Please join us for the concert on Sunday November 5th, at 3 PM.  For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com






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<![CDATA[Beer & Cheese Fest to be held]]>Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:30:37 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/beer-cheese-fest-to-be-heldPicture
(SEPTEMBER 8th) Tickets are on sale for the popular annual Beer and Cheese Festival held for the past ten years to benefit the Cuba Cheese Museum. It will be on Friday, October 20th from 6 PM- 8 PM. This event is being held at The Palmer, home of Cuba Cheese Museum.
Featuring craft beer from:
- Four Mile Brewing in Olean, NY
- Resurgence Brewing Company of Buffalo, NY
- New Belgium Brewing of Fort Collins, CO

German food by Moonwinks Restaurant and Lounge. We will also have homemade desserts by volunteers from the Cuba Friends of Architecture (Cuba, N.Y.) and friends of the Cuba Cheese Museum
Last but not least, cheese from the Cuba Cheese Shoppe, and Great Lakes Cheese Company.
We will also be having a silent auction with many fantastic items!
    

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office, the Perfect Blend restaurant, The Palmer, and The Vintage Vibe, or by calling 585-209-5512.  Tickets are also available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3071248, or at www.palmeroperahouse.com. A limited number of tickets are available for this fun event, and organizers expect this year to be another sell out.

    The Cuba Cheese Museum has been in existence for about ten years. It moved several years ago to its present location in the first floor of the Palmer Opera House. The Museum was started by Nico vanZwanenberg and John Nease to highlight the long history of cheese in New York State. In the 1880s, there were about 1500 cheese factories in New York, one about every seven miles. The Museum seeks to preserve that heritage through artifacts and exhibits of home and factory cheese and dairy processing. The Museum charges no admission, existing only on fundraisers and donations.  You can follow both the Cuba Cheese Museum and The Palmer Opera House on Facebook, or contact them at (585) 209- 5512.


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<![CDATA[Salute to Classic Country]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:04:39 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/salute-to-classic-countryPicture
The Palmer Opera House is hosting A Salute to Classic Country. This community showcase will feature many local talented musicians, performing your favorite classic country hits, by your favorite classic country artists. Admission by donation.  Proceeds to benefit the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Opera House.

The Palmer Event Center in Cuba, is a vintage theater located in New York. This historic theater is steeped with rich character and details of another era. Palmer Opera House was built in 1867, and after a long and rich history fell into disrepair and restoration began in 2006 by the Cuba Friends of Architecture, the non profit organization charged with maintaining the historic venue.  
Please join us for this show on Sunday September 24th at 2:00 PM.  For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com


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<![CDATA[Just Go With It!  Improv]]>Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:03:04 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/just-go-with-it-improvPicture

Just Go With It!, an improv comedy troupe from Springville, NY, will be performing on Friday, September 22nd at the Palmer Opera House & Event Center at 7:00 PM.

The group was founded in 2013 by Justin A. Kraft, a veteran improviser, who has appeared with professional improv groups in Cambridge and Miami. Kraft was motivated to create an improv troupe in his adopted home because he enjoys the format and the camaraderie that is formed among the cast. Just Go With It! uses many skits familiar to those who have watched Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and has added longer skits to their repertoire that do not suit a half-hour television program.


Joining Kraft are veteran stage actors Justin Lanphere, Chris Jackson, and Scott W Hill. Lanphere has appeared in 20 theatrical productions and is the troupe’s best physical actor. Jackson has been dubbed by the others as the “Sleeper Cell of Comedy” for his seemingly unassuming posture and sharp wit. Hill is pursuing an independent film career, having most recently acted in Rainbow Bridge Motel, a film set and shot in Niagara Falls, NY.

Admission to the September 22nd show is by donation. Donations to benefit the ongoing maintenance and improvements at the Palmer Opera House.   The Palmer Opera House is located at 12 West Main Street in Cuba, NY, and can be reached at (585) 209-5512.

Please join us for this first time show on Friday September 22nd at 7:00 PM.  For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com




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<![CDATA[Folk Fest]]>Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:51:53 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/folk-festPicture

(AUGUST 14TH)
  The Palmer Opera House is hosting Folk Fest. This community showcase will feature many local talented musicians, performing folk songs of the 1960’s and 70’s. Admission by donation.  Proceeds to benefit the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Opera House.


The Palmer Event Center in Cuba, is a vintage theater located in New York. This historic theater is steeped with rich character and details of another era. Palmer Opera House was built in 1867, and after a long and rich history fell into disrepair and restoration began in 2006 by the Cuba Friends of Architecture, the non profit organization charged with maintaining the historic venue.  

Please join us for this show on Sunday August 27th at 2:00 PM.  For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com


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<![CDATA[Allegany Alumni & Friends Band Concert]]>Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:44:46 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/allegany-alumni-friends-band-concertPicture
The Allegany Alumni & Friends Band will be performing on Sunday, July 23rd at the Palmer Opera House & Event Center at 2:00 PM.

The Allegany Alumni & Friends Band (AAFB) is a community concert band consisting of volunteer musicians from western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.  When originally formed in June 2000, the band was comprised entirely of alumni from Allegany Central School.  Over the years, though, the band has grown to include many local friends who also share a passion for music.

AAFB plays year-round, but is most busy during the summer months, entertaining audiences at local parks, festivals, parades, and charity events.  At each concert, the band plays a combination of traditional marches, circus marches, patriotic music, novelty pieces, and a variety of concert band selections.

Admission to the July 23rd show is by donation. Donations to benefit the ongoing maintenance and improvements at the Palmer Opera House.   The Palmer Opera House is located at 12 West Main Street in Cuba, NY, and can be reached at (585) 209-5512.

The Palmer Opera House in Cuba is a vintage theater located in New York. This historic theater is steeped with rich character and details of another era. Palmer Opera House was built in 1867, and after a long and rich history fell into disrepair and restoration began in 2006 by the Cuba Friends of Architecture, the non profit organization charged with maintaining the historic venue.  

Please join us for this first time show on Sunday July 23rd at 2:00 PM.  For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com







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<![CDATA[Mother-Daughter Duo "Confluence" to perform]]>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:49:59 GMThttp://palmeroperahouse.com/our-blog/mother-daughter-duo-confluence-to-performPicture
CONFLUENCE is a mother-daughter duo from Western New York State, performing from Toronto to Atlanta.  Nadine contributes the flute and foot percussion, Barbara contributes the piano, and both contribute their joy of playing traditional music from Quebec, New England, Ireland and beyond for concerts and dances, plus original tunes and extra twists.  Whether silky-lyrical or intensely driving, their music is infused with warmth and technical skill.

NADINE DYSKANT-MILLER grew up going to contra dances and festivals. Soon after beginning flute, she became addicted to tunes at a local jam session.  She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Music as a composer and flutist while continuing traditional music. Some other things she may be found doing (not necessarily at the same time) include: working on small organic farms, performing traditional tunes and songs with the band Ensoleil, writing and performing experimental performance situations as part of the Suburban Piano Quartet, contra dancing, and cross-country skiing with her dad.

BARBARA DYSKANT has enjoyed piano all her life. Since beginning classical training at age 9, she branched out into blues, jazz, Latin and swing, including leading a nine-piece band.  She started playing traditional music when Nadine persuaded her to go to a session 13 years ago, and has been in love with it ever since. She started the Southern Tier Country Dance Society 15 years ago.  She also loves gardening, hiking, dancing, photography, swimming, meeting people, and learning about the world. If she can bring happiness to people through her music, she's happy.

"This concert will celebrate the release of Confluence's new CD, "An Early Spring".  For more information on the band visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/confluencemusic/, or  email Barbara at bdyskant@gmail.com.

Admission is by donation, and refreshments will be available.  Donations to benefit the ongoing maintenance and improvements at the Palmer Opera House.   

The Palmer Opera House in Cuba is a vintage theater located in New York. This historic theater is steeped with rich character and details of another era. Palmer Opera House was built in 1867, and after a long and rich history fell into disrepair and restoration began in 2006 by the Cuba Friends of Architecture, the non profit organization charged with maintaining the historic venue.  
Please join us for the concert on Friday July 21st, at 7:30 PM.  For more information on the Cuba Friends of Architecture, or for more information on the Palmer please contact the Palmer Opera House at (585) 209-5512, or PalmerOperaHouse@gmail.com
 


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