Last fall, Ed Schmidt got an email from the Chautauqua County Department of Aging looking for simple Christmas gifts, like winter coats and toothpaste, for local residents. Schmidt decided to donate, but he wanted to take his donation a few steps further.
Without the help of Rhonda or surfer girls, The Beach Boys are getting around to Chautauqua at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
Singer Mike Love said the group has played at Chautauqua in about 10 previous summers and that the members love playing at the Institution.
“We really like the Amp — we’re amped up to play there,” he said.
In 2002, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan asked David Crane to serve as the chief prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Crane served from April 2002 to July 2005 and indicted then-President of Liberia Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity, among others.
During his tenure, Crane said he developed close relationships with the chief prosecutors in countries like Rwanda and Cambodia and often engaged in dialogue about the issues they dealt with every day. After he left Sierra Leone, he wanted to set up a place where he and his colleagues could continue these discussions.
When Lois Jubeck first came to Chautauqua to start her job as managing director of the visual arts programs, she spent the 13-hour car ride lying in the back of a station wagon.
She had given birth to her first child 10 days earlier, and she wasn’t feeling well. But her husband, artistic director Don Kimes, had to be at Chautauqua to start his job, so she loaded the baby into a car seat, the family’s belongings into a U-Haul and got in for the ride.
The Chautauqua Boys’ and Girls’ Club is on sale for $180. But if you want it, you’ll have to try to buy it before the person who rolls the dice before you do snatches it up.
Bookstore employees Donna Dominick and Carolyn Snider teamed up to create Chautauqua-Opoly, a Chautauqua-themed board game for which the bookstore will begin taking orders this week. The game challenges players to buy more property and collect more paper money than their opponents — all in the setting of the Institution.
Col. Casey P. Haskins knew it was time for a change.
Haskins has commanded at every level of the Army from platoon through brigade and served in staff positions from battalion through Theater Army.
He now is the director of the Department of Military Instruction at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
The art galleries at Chautauqua have plenty of quality work on display, but if it’s out of your price range or you’re looking for a different type of art, head to The Gallery Store in Strohl Art Center.
Stanley Lewis watched a School of Art student begin a painting last week and immediately was captivated.
That instant transformation of a blank canvas into a forum of ideas and expression is what Lewis, an instructor at the New York Studio School and the School of Art, loves about painting.
The assignment was simple.
Painting student David McDonough and his classmates were told to “engage the landscape” of the grounds for their drawing class. Easy enough. But instead of drawing Chautauqua Lake or Miller Park or a patch of visually interesting shrubbery, McDonough decided to push the assignment to its limit.
A group of teenagers will take the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Amphitheater, but don’t think they won’t live up to acts that have preceded them there.
Nine students, ages 11 to 19, from the Jamestown Drama Enrichment Program will perform a variety show. Michele Constantino, director of the program, said the show will include a wide mix of Broadway and pop tunes and will offer something for everybody.