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Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet closes 2013 FES

Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet closes 2013 FES

Part of the excitement of hosting the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet is that after the performance, all of the kids in the audience try their hardest to relevé and pirouette. Holding tight onto a parent’s hand for support — each hoping, even if just for one night, to be the next prima ballerina.

Closing this season’s Family Entertainment Series, the Chautauqua Regional Youth Ballet from Jamestown, N.Y., will perform at 7 p.m. tonight in Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall. This marks the ballet company’s eighth performance at Chautauqua Institution.

“I just think it’s a beautiful art form — dance, ballet,” said Monika Alch, CRYB artistic director. “I think that everybody can enjoy it if they understand ballet, or [if] they don’t.”

FES performer Jonas uses found objects for musical purpose

FES performer Jonas uses found objects for musical purpose

After devising his own instrument called the “Nimbus 2000” out of a curtain rod, a broomstick and a tambourine, you can think of Billy Jonas as a modern-day musical MacGyver.

The musician generally comes up with a new instrument each month, reinventing the use of numerous household objects. At 5 and 7 p.m. tonight at Smith Wilkes Hall, Jonas will make his fourth appearance at Chautauqua Institution as part of the Family Entertainment Series, in which he will most likely introduce some familiar objects in a whole new form.

DFT spreads community cheer with Tuesday FES programs

DFT spreads community cheer with Tuesday FES programs

Over the course of the season, Chautauqua Institution will host special Community Appreciation Nights on select Tuesday evenings as part of the Family Entertainment Series. These nights of family fun are made possible through the sponsorship of DFT Communications, Partners in Technology, a local telecommunications company that not only specializes in providing phone and Internet service to Chautauqua County, but also takes great pride in family and community values.