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Three times a day, Chautauquans hear the melodies of the 100-year-old Miller Bell Tower, played by Carolyn Benton, who is in the midst of her 10th season as chimemaster. Benton’s passion for the tower refreshes each time a child inquires to play a note and visitors poke their heads in to ask questions about the history. “Isn’t she beautiful?” Benton said. “It never gets old.” Photo by Greg Funka.

Ringing in a centennial

“I fell in love with Chautauqua’s Miller Bell Tower at the age of 5,” Carolyn Benton said.

Now in her 10th year as the bell tower’s chimemaster, Benton gushes enthusiastically about many things, but especially about Chautauqua’s most prominent symbol.

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The Rev. Joan Brown Campbell, director of religion and Chautauqua’s pastor, introduces the 2011 Interfaith Lecture Series during Week One. Photo by Megan Tan.

In Living into Hope, Campbell’s truth telling takes book form

The famous publishing paradox is that the easiest, and often only, way to get a book published is to have had a book already published. After the Rev. Joan Brown Campbell gave an unusually personal speech at the Washington National Cathedral, a long-haired young woman from a company called Skylight Paths approached Campbell with a simple request.

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Scholarships allow students time, freedom to concentrate on their art

At 13 years old, Diana Peters left home to dance with Canada’s National Ballet School in Toronto. Now, at age 19, Peters is part of Tulsa Ballet’s secondary company, Tulsa Ballet II.

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Musical Theater Revue takes Young Artists to the fair

Josh Cooper | Staff Writer The songs of the fair will be featured in tonight’s Musical Theater Revue at 10:30 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 4 in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. The program will feature songs of great American musical theater composers like Rodgers and Hammerstein, Comden and Green and Jones and Schmidt, to name but […]

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Walking on air

Summer at Boys’ and Girls’ Club means many things: fun in the sun, blossoming friendships, and — most importantly — Air Band!

Half talent show, half costume party, Club’s 28th annual Air Band drew a large crowd at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to the Amphitheater.

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Different venues, same discussion: Women’s Club offers rich history

During the past week under the Amphitheater roof, Adrienne Germain, Isobel Coleman, Farhana Qazi, Hawa Abdi and Donna Brazile discussed “21st Century Women: The Road to Social and Economic Growth.”

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Marty Merkley, vice president and director of programming, speaks to a crowd on Hultquist Center porch Wednesday morning on the importance of the arts for the weekly Trustee Porch Discussion. Photo by Demetrius Freeman.

Merkley discusses program operations at Porch Discussion

Marty Merkley is a maestro, a magician, a juggler — but not in the literal sense.

At least, that’s how Jill Bellowe, Chautauqua Institution Board of Trustees member, introduced him at Week Five’s Trustee Porch Discussion on Wednesday.

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Guest actor James Badge Dale (Josh Darbin) and conservatory actor Charlie Thurston (Andrew Levitt) perform in Molly Smith Metzler’s “Carve.” Photo by Mark Anderson.

Kimes joins CTC, playwright Metzler at final ‘World Onstage’

The idea of intellectual property will be the topic of discussion at Chautauqua Theater Company’s “The World Onstage: How Creative Property is Carved Out” at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the Brawdy Theater Studios. This event, which is the last of the three “The World Onstage” events, will focus on playwright Molly Smith Metzler’s “Carve,” which also is the last of the three plays to be performed in the New Play Workshop Festival.

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