With three taps of the gavel, Chautauqua Institution President Thomas M. Becker will officially close the 2013 Season at Sunday’s 8 p.m. Sacred Song Service in the Amphitheater.Continue reading
In 2004, the last time Amy Grant performed at Chautauqua, she brought her bike. She may be a six-time Grammy Award-winning singer, but, when it comes to biking, she considers herself more of a Katherine Hepburn than a Lance Armstrong.
“I certainly don’t have the kind of expendable income that would allow me to travel on a whim,” Grant said, “but because I travel with work … I’ve been to maybe a hundred different cities in a year. And sometimes some pretty remote and amazing parts of the country, and that’s why I take my bike; that’s why we try to hike or look around.”Continue reading
Despite 40 years of performing in venues all over the world, everywhere from New York City to Sydney, Henry Wayne “K.C.” Casey, leader of KC and the Sunshine Band, still gets nervous before he performs.
“You always get nervous.” Casey said. “The day you’re not nervous is the day your career is over.”Continue reading
As luck would have it, my decision to begin testing the Institution’s hearing enhancement system during a musical act was well-rewarded.Continue reading
Think of Gina Burnett as the unofficial artist in residence of Chautauqua Institution’s Amphitheater. Burnett, wrapping up her third season as an Amphitheater usher, has the responsibility of scanning patrons into the Amp for the morning lecture and cleaning up after they leave. She has turned that clean-up process into an art project.Continue reading
At 8:15 p.m. tonight, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will end its summer season with three distinct pieces on the Amphitheater stage. This is the company’s first time performing at Chautauqua Institution.
Though the three works the company is performing tonight are not new, combining the three in the same show provides an innovative and eclectic mix of ballet; each dance is drastically different in period and style from the others.Continue reading
Not in his wildest dreams did Richard Gilfillan hope to see the likes of the Affordable Care Act. By addressing issues in the health care insurance marketplace as well as in delivery systems, the Affordable Care Act exceeded the expectations of Gilfillan and many other health care professionals.
In fact, Gilfillan left his position as head of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation, where he worked for three years, this past June, citing a curiosity to explore the multitude of opportunities produced by the Affordable Care Act.Continue reading
Premier premiere: In final performance of 2013 Season, CSO to debut Colina’s ‘Three Dances’ with Laredo, Robinson
Most of the time, conductor Jaime Laredo lets cellist Sharon Robinson decide how the music she plays will sound.
“I better, or else I get it,” Laredo said with a laugh.Continue reading