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Porch Discussion covers education, planning morning lecture platform

Sherra Babcock, director of the Department of Education, received mixed reviews on the morning lecture series from those attending Week Eight’s Trustee Porch Discussion.

One attendee suggested the lecture themes each week are becoming too broad, while another said they had become too specific.

“It’s wonderful to have different points of view about that,” she said in response.

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The DePue Brothers Band. Submitted photo.

Music runs in the family

The DePue Brothers Band members have a long history of involvement at Chautauqua.

In the ’40s, their father came here to perform with The American Boychoir. Several years after that, Wallace, Jason and Zachary DePue came as campers for three or four seasons.

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Blood Sweat & Tears

No sweat: Legendary Blood Sweat & Tears, with Sandoval, bring brass rock to Amp tonight

Blood Sweat & Tears can say a lot of things that other bands can’t.

For instance, more than 40 musicians have cycled in and out of the band’s roster during the past 40 years. The band has been crowned “Honorary Ambassadors of Peace” by the South Korean government. It is the first band to tour behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War.

At 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater, the band will bring its brass rock and jazz music to Chautauqua with Arturo Sandoval, jazz trumpeter and pianist.

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Annual CPOA meeting covers tax cap, board of trustees nomination

The season’s second and final Chautauqua Property Owners Association annual meeting addressed the county budget and what Darin Schulz, director of finance for Chautauqua County, referred to as the “tax cap myth.”

The meeting, which was held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy, is an annual event for the association, with the agenda focused on nominating a member to the board of trustees and addressing community concerns.

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Community airs praise, concerns at Saturday’s Trustee Open Forum

“The hardest part, to be candid, is to convey this place in all the various aspects… to someone who’s never see it before. It is brutally difficult because there aren’t comparisons, and if there are, they don’t work,” said Tom Becker, president of Chautauqua Institution.

Becker’s statement was in response to a question at the Trustee Open Forum, held directly after the Institution Corporation Annual Meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hall of Philosophy.

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Steve Crosby

Crosby to give 2 Dance Circle presentations

A guaranteed sign of a choreographer who knows music is when his or her ballet makes sense, when it’s “in tune” with the song, said Steve Crosby, treasurer for the Chautauqua Dance Circle.

It’s not that the dancer moves on every beat, he said. An underlying theme may be expressed through leisurely movement to the backdrop of a fast-paced song.

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Dancers from the Chautauqua School of Dance pose for a portrait at Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studio. Photo by Demetrius Freeman.

Dance students to stage range of styles in season’s final show

Sunday afternoon will be filled with both firsts and lasts for the Chautauqua School of Dance.

At 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater, the students take the stage for the last time, performing 15 dances and solos, ranging from classical ballet to hip-hop.

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Alessandra Ball and Addul Manzano pose on the porch of Carnahan-Jackson Dance Studios. Both are members of the North Carolina Dance Theatre in Residence and will perform their last show for the season with School of Dance students and the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra Saturday. Photo by Demetrius Freeman.

The last dance

Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, artistic director of Chautauqua Dance, remembers what it’s like to spend the day rehearsing, practicing and perfecting his technique.

During his time at the New York City Ballet, he said it wasn’t rare for him to have to perform after a long day of preparation.

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