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The Harmony Polish Folk Ensemble will begin its fourth season next Friday. The ensemble is currently accepting new members, ages 9 and up. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes if you are interested in dancing. Members meet from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. in St. John Gualbert RC Church, 120 Alexander Ave., Cheektowaga, in the Kolbe School Marian Room. Families are invited to come and learn more about the group. For more information or to book a performance, visit or call Manya at 875-2030.


The Western New York Chorale, under the direction of Herbert Tinney, announces an open call for singers. Open rehearsals take place at 7:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday through Sept. 29 in the sanctuary of Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder. Voice tryouts (no solos required) will be scheduled with the music director. For more information, e-mail, call 566-1177 or visit


The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus will hold auditions from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19. To audition, contact the BPC office at 833-6642 or Kathy Vitagliano, chorus manager, at 877-4714 or by e-mailing


Theatre in the Mist will hold auditions for its December production of "Uh Oh, Here Comes Christmas" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23 in Stella Niagara, corner of Pletcher and Lower River roads, Lewiston. Use the main entrance. Five adults (three males and two females) are needed. You may bring a prepared vocal piece or one will be provided. For more information, call (877) 856-0694 or e-mail


>Call for Works

The Western New York Artists Group is accepting entries for its 18th annual Regional Artists Exhibition, which will be on view from Oct. 9 through Nov. 13. The juror for the exhibition will be Judy Carr Beecher. The deadline for entries is 3 p.m. Sept. 26. Artists who wish to inquire may receive a prospectus by sending a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope to: Western New York Artist Group, Art Dialogue Gallery, 1 Linwood Ave., Buffalo, N.Y. 14209-2203 or by visiting

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; e-mail; or fax 849-3445.

-- Evonne Austin

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