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John J. Hurley, the president of Canisius College, emailed a letter to alumni asking them to register opposition to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s free college tuition proposal. The letter includes a link to a website sponsored by the New York Student Aid Alliance, an advocacy group for private education, that will produce a letter to be forwarded to members of the Legislature.…

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The Cultivate Cinema Circle has become a cinephile must-attend in only a few months, screening such classics as Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt” and Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy.” For its fall season, Cultivate has chosen to honor French New Wave icon Agnes Varda, a wonderfully fitting figure for a season-long focus. First up is 1962’s stunning “Cléo from 5 to 7.” Varda’s sec…

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The Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "Talley's Folley," through June 7 in a Red Thread Theatre production in the Marie Maday Theatre at Canisius College. ★★★ "House at Pooh Corner," through June 7 in a Theatre of Youth production in the Allendale Theatre. ★★★ "The Un-A…

“People are eggs,” Matt Friedman says, “they’re fragile and separate, but also alike and ready to hatch into new life if all goes well.” Sally Talley lets this metaphor, the latest one from this odd, quirky would-be suitor, sink in. Uh, oh, she thinks, he’s making sense.Lanford Wilson’s sweet and graceful little play, “Talley’s Folly,” a Pulitzer Prize winner back in 1980,…

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Noel “Paul” Stookey – one-third of the legendary folk group Peter, Paul and Mary – is still writing songs and singing them at age 76, and he’ll return to Western New York on Friday and Saturday for a pair of performances. The Canisius Institute for the Global Study of Religion will host Stookey at 7 p.m. Friday in the Montante Cultural Center (2001 Main St.). Tickets are…

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Anna Han is a young pianist from Arizona who has been showing a lot of promise. She made her debut at age 11 in her hometown of Chandler, Ariz., with the Chandler Symphony Orchestra, performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. That was in 2007, and since then, she has performed with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and the Verde Valley Sinfonietta. She was a first-prize winner …