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Popular surf rockers return to Amp tonight

Popular surf rockers return to Amp tonight

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.

International Law Dialogs bring discussion, education, awareness to Chautauqua

International Law Dialogs bring discussion, education, awareness to Chautauqua

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.

Managing director Jubeck reflects on 22 years as VACI’s backbone

Managing director Jubeck reflects on 22 years as VACI’s backbone

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.

Chautauqua-Opoly hits the Bookstore

Chautauqua-Opoly hits the Bookstore

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.

Genre paintings focus of final VACI lecture

Genre paintings focus of final VACI lecture

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.

Jamestown Drama students to sing, dance, act in variety show Sunday

Jamestown Drama students to sing, dance, act in variety show Sunday

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.