For every new play written about an Esther Mills, it seems there are a dozen more about Mary Todd Lincoln’s black seamstress, Martin Luther King Jr.’s black hotel maid and Woodrow Wilson’s black stenographer. It is simply easier for playwrights to get a commission when they choose to focus on African-American characters who are connected to known historical figures.
George Balanchine once said “Dance is music made visible.” The two art forms go hand in hand, similar to the friendship that has developed between the schools of Dance and Music at Chautauqua.
Column by John Warren M y folks were broke young marrieds in the early 1960s, and their Chautauqua home-by-necessity was the
Column by: The Rev. Dwight D. Andrews In the vibrant and idyllic environment of Chautauqua, it is tempting to bask
Long-distance backpacker and Blue Ridge Hiking Company entrepreneur Jennifer Pharr Davis has encountered more extraordinary, wild vistas during the past
They say the third time’s the charm. That is what Marty Merkley, vice president and director of programming, hopes will be the case for the performance of Carmina Burana at 8:15 p.m. Saturday in the Amphitheater.
There wasn’t a time when Mary Whitaker wasn’t smiling, and that’s not much of an overstatement. Between her two loves — golf and music — the reasons were few and far between to not be happy.
The allusive title of this exhibition, conceived by Galleries Director Judy Barie, suggests a play on the contemporary phrase “farm to table.”
Column by John Warren And so it comes to my attention that John Heyl Vincent, the esteemed co-founder of all
Citizenship found meaning again Thursday evening. It was discovered in the “everyone” who is an immigrant. Not the immigrant “them.”