Raymond Hartman's magic act dazzled audiences in vaudeville theaters across WNY and the country.
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In the 1920s, a fire ravaged Gowanda and left only a pile of rubble where its grand Opera House once stood. The community was devastated, but a local businessman was waiting in the wings to construct its next great movie playhouse.
For three quarters of a century, the Amherst Symphony has been a pillar of the Western New York community, entertaining audiences and sharing the inspiration of music.
What began as a small church band has evolved to become one of Western New York's most unique musical ensembles.