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Sewer plant upgrade unfinished but on schedule

Most of the dust, noise, heavy equipment, influx of workers and potholes this off-season on the grounds have involved the building of the new Amphitheater. But the Amp project has not accounted for all of
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New Amp Welcomes Chautauqua’s 2017 Season

The long wait is over. Chautauqua Institution’s new state-of-the-art Amphitheater is up and running and ready to dazzle longtime Chautauquans and new visitors alike all summer. Following a longstanding tradition, the Amp hosted the 2017
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New Trees and Gardens to Accompany New Amp

At 1 p.m. every Thursday, all summer long, Supervisor of Gardens and Landscapes Betsy Burgeson has held court near the gazebo by the Amphitheater. Armed with her comprehensive knowledge of native and invasive flora and
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Work on the Amp is About to Begin

Work on Chautauqua Institution’s largest-ever public works project will resume Monday. After a series of intensive meetings last week involving the lead architect, construction manager and other key officials from inside and outside the administration,
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An Interview with A Chautauquan Who Knows His Jazz

Paul Anthony has been a familiar, almost ubiquitous voice on TV and radio in the Washington, D.C., area for 50 years. Often mellifluously intoning on public television, he is a familiar, comforting presence. Often, he
Mark Soderbergh has worked at Afterwords Cafe this season.

Six Stars of Chautauqua

Chautauqua’s 2016 season has but one week to go. It is the last season of the venerable Amphitheater. It is the end of Tom Becker’s 32-year tenure at Chautauqua, the last 13 as the Institution’s
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Six Stars of Chautauqua

Another season at Chautauqua Institution is more than half gone. And as the humidity rises, so does the heat on Chautauqua’s hundreds of seasonal employees: housekeepers, gardeners, gate or ticket agents or chefs. Whatever their
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