Slashed wrists, illicit kisses, seduction and special agents — hardly what one normally associates with Chautauqua Institution. But for author,
Pianist Evelyne Brancart tends to lose herself in music — when playing one of the hundred-or-so pieces she knows by
BENJAMIN HOSTE | File Photo Jared Jacobsen with the Massey Memorial Organ in 2013. Jacobsen is now in his 19th
Forty years ago, 22-year-old civil rights worker Paul Saltzman drove from his home in Toronto down to Mississippi to volunteer
Stephen Prothero wrote the book on American religious illiteracy — literally. “We are one of the most religious nations on
SAALIK KHAN | Staff Photographer Customer Experience Manager Karen Williams, newly hired last year, has concentrated her energy on hiring
RUBY WALLAU | Staff PhotographerAt top, Chautauqua property owners view the choir rehearsal room in the back-of-house during a tour
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.