Madison Rossi

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Sacred Song Service to Bid Farewell to the Amp

This weekend, many will say goodbye to Chautauqua Institution’s grounds as the 2016 season ends. But they will say a couple more permanent goodbyes, including to the presidency of Tom Becker, and to the Amphitheater:
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The Religious and Musical Motown Lowdown

The Rev. James H. Evans Jr. grew up in Detroit where “music is everywhere.” The city’s public schools had robust music programs, and Evans started playing music in third grade. “I started with the clarinet,
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The Evolution of Camp-meeting Hymnody

It’s the seventh inning stretch at Turner Field, the home of the Atlanta Braves, when the noisy ballgame comes to a silent halt. Every fan, regardless of the scoreboard, turns to focus on the performance
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Final Tallman Organ Recital

For this summer season’s last Tallman Tracker Organ Recital, Jared Jacobsen will pay tribute to its roots. At 12:15 p.m. August 23 in the Hall of Christ, Jacobsen will lead this week’s recital: “An American Organ
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Where Jazz Meets the Ministry

Most people are surprised to learn that the guy sitting at their table in a noisy jazz club is a minister. But as both a jazz musician and the senior pastor of First Congregational Church
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Composer Alice Parker Leads Sacred Song

To kick off this week’s focus on American music, Sunday’s Sacred Song Service will be led by Alice Parker, who Jared Jacobsen calls “America’s song leader.” At 8 p.m. August 21 in the Amphitheater, Parker will
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Wage Peace, Not War

Capt. Paul K. Chappell’s parents thought he was a freak. But that notion wasn’t based on anything Chappell did; it was actually based on his parents’ ethnicities. Chappell’s mother was Korean and his father was
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