New technological innovations in health care abound, John R. Lumpkin said in his morning lecture on Friday, and the United States is on the cutting edge.
Chautauqua Institution President Tom Becker’s job at the final Sacred Song Service of the season is to present a closing speech and tap the gavel three times. Jared Jacobsen’s job is to create the “jewelry setting” for that symbolic closing.
In the ’50s, jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald was on the top of her game, performing everything from bebop with Dizzy Gillespie to opera with The Mikado. Singer Patti Austin said that this spectrum-spanning of American song made “The Queen of Jazz” a star of pop.
Looking back on his first season as director of the Department of Religion, the Rev. Robert Franklin is tired. Tired, but happy and full of plans for the future.
Evan Fallenberg, author of When We Danced on Water and Light Fell, will close out the season’s Brown Bag lectures with his talk, called “Reading Globally,” at 12:15 p.m. today on the front porch of the Literary Arts Center at Alumni Hall.
The end of the Chautauqua season is in the air. The cool nights. The sound of crickets. The anticipation of pumpkin spice lattes at Starbucks. And giants in the Heritage Lecture Series.
Humperdinckers, rejoice. The most interesting name in the world — belonging to the sideburn-sporting sex symbol — will serenade Chautauquans in the signature style all his own at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Religion is like rock ‘n’ roll, said John Esposito — it’s here to stay.
On Oct. 6, 1973, Robin Wright landed in Beirut. That day, Jews all over the world were celebrating Yom Kippur, the holiest day in Judaism. At the same time, a coalition of Arab states, directed by Egypt and Syria, led a surprise attack on Israeli-occupied territories, initiating the Yom Kippur War.
It’s a Wednesday, and librarian Lynn Moschel is reading to Group 1 at Children’s School. She holds up a book called Bats at the Library, rotating it around for the 6-year-olds in the front row on their knees, some pointing at the illustrations, all matching her cheer.