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Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet in its 2010 performance at Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. Daily file photo.

Regional Youth Ballet to put on season’s final FES show

Children as young as age 10 will be in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall at 7 p.m. tonight dancing in classical and contemporary ballet pieces for audience members of all ages.

The Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet returns to Chautauqua for the final performance in this season’s Family Entertainment Series.

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Ogun, played by Tyee Tilghman (left), narrates a dream sequence in which Oshoosi, played by Biko Eisen-Martin (center), confronts a demon in the guise of Elegba, played by Joshua Jedidiah Myers (right). Photo by Ellie Haugsby.

‘The Brothers Size’ takes actors, audience out of comfort zone

Even though Chautauqua Theater Company is in the midst of running its production of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at Bratton Theater through Aug. 19, its members also have found the time to put together a performance of a much different play called “The Brothers Size.”

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Bergsten recalls a Chautauqua childhood

It has been more than 50 years since C. Fred Bergsten worked at Chautauqua Institution, but his time here — from directing traffic at Norton Hall to ushering in the Amphitheater — is still a fond memory in his mind.

Attending Sunday morning church services at the Amphitheater with his parents is particularly memorable.

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C. Fred Bergsten

In homecoming of sorts, Bergsten to tie together week on U.S. economy

C. Fred Bergsten is no stranger to Chautauqua. As a child, he came here with his parents each summer, and as a teenager, he took part in many of the athletic activities available for young Chautauquans.

Today, however, Bergsten is not coming to Chautauqua to vacation with his family; he is the last morning lecturer for this week’s theme of “The U.S. Economy: Beyond a Quick Fix.”

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Brown Bag lunch focuses on ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Audience members planning to see Chautauqua Theater Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” can get an inside look during this afternoon’s Brown Bag lunch.

Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch said today’s event will be a “full-cast experience” that will include the play’s director, Ethan McSweeny, 14 conservatory members, four designers and three guest actors.

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John Stropki

Stropki to discuss state of manufacturing

John M. Stropki began working in the shipping department of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. as a summer job between his freshman and sophomore years at Purdue University in 1969. He was an engineering student and had no idea the job would lead to a very long career with the company.

After graduating from Purdue, Stropki joined the company full time. Now the chairman, president and CEO, Stropki will be the fourth lecturer on this week’s topic “The U.S. Economy: Beyond a Quick Fix” at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

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Decoding Shakespeare to overcome apprehension

Many people approach William Shakespeare’s plays apprehensively because they find the text difficult to interpret. This is precisely why Fred Zirm is working to decode the Bard’s language this week in a Special Studies course “Shakespeare Fast and Easy: Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

With Chautauqua Theater Company opening Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on Thursday, Zirm said he felt it was the perfect time to teach adults about Shakespearean text.

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Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Submitted photo.

Jazz Orchestra aims to get audience moving

Sixteen musicians donning black suits and gold ties have one goal tonight: To get audience members out of their Amphitheater seats and moving.

The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will perform at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amp.

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