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The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is seeking volunteers and interns for events held from Sept. 22 to 25. Students and volunteers will act as a liaison between the film festival and sponsors and organizers; coordinate and run events with theaters; correspond with filmmakers, production companies and media outlets; shoot, edit, design and produce promotional materials, videos and Web content; and assist with the day-to-day running of the festival. Call Bill Cowell at 827-3534 or email


*The Amherst Male Glee Club will hold open rehearsals from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursdays beginning this Thursday in Christ Methodist Church (Harlem Road and Saratoga, Amherst) and Sept. 8, 15, 22 and 29 in Amherst Central High School (4301 Main St., Amherst). For more information, call 864-9390 or 875-2958.

*Singers and music lovers are invited to participate in the fall season of the Villa Maria Chorale. Rehearsals begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in Villa Maria College (240 Pine Ridge Road). All voices are welcome. Call 634-4077.

*The Chorus Niagara Children's Choir is seeking children and youth ages 7-17 for the choir. Choristers receive a broad musical education that includes sight singing, ear training, music theory and vocal techniques. Rehearsals run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. for the training choir and from 5:15 to 7 p.m. for the concert choir Wednesdays in St. Barnabas Anglican Church (Queenston Street, St. Catharines, Ont.). For more information, or call Lyn Hibbitt at (905) 945-2049 or email or Melanie Marlin at (647) 966-7450 or email

Also, singers can audition for the 2011-12 season of Chorus Niagara -- "The Power of 100," Niagara's 100-voice community choir. To schedule an appointment, call Pam at (905) 357-1616. For information, visit

*Actors, singers and dancers can audition for more than 550 roles with 29 professional companies during the Southeastern Theatre Conference Fall Professional Auditions, Sept. 11 and 12 in the Hilton Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Ga. Casting needs vary by theater -- ages 19 to seniors; nonmusical, singers and dancers including leads, ensemble and character roles. Positions are for the 2011-12 fall, winter and early spring season productions at non-equity, LORT and equity theaters across the United States, including touring, dinner theaters, repertory and stock companies, cruise ships and entertainment venues. The cost for registration is $45 by Sunday and $60 for walk-ins Sept. 11. Call (336) 272-3645 or email or go online at

-- Evonne Austin

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