At 59, Michael Morley is unlike other men of his age. Morley isn’t preparing for retirement, and he doesn’t work out to pass the time or for the sake of staying in shape. Rather, Morley prepares for his schedule of competitive tennis events that are coming up in the next year and stays active because he can’t stop moving.
Megan Yip can be hard on herself. For one, she insists she sweats too much. After spending hours playing her cello, a thin layer of rosin builds up beneath the strings and her fingerprints leave a greasy glow on the fingerboard and neck. She hopes to keep her modern Italian cello, which she purchased three days before arriving at Chautauqua Institution, in pristine shape so she wipes off any grime after she plays.
Chautauqua Theater Company alums have been through a lot over the years — surviving the days spent in Bellinger Hall, making the arduous trek to the “Murder Bar” for libations and looking out for wild animals lurking on the grounds. Many have gone on to bigger things, quite literally — the Great White Way, for instance.
According to actor David Quay, being a clown is an exercise in honesty. Quay created and will star in this year’s Chau-Talk-One, which has its one-time show at 7 p.m. tonight in Bratton Theater.
At 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater, Ken Burns will play footage from the film and discuss some of the issues raised by it with Raymond Santana, one of the five men arrested for the crime. Santana replaces Sarah Burns and McMahon, who were originally scheduled to join Ken Burns.
Named after a Brazilian slang word meaning “country bumpkin,” Matuto plans to intoxicate listeners with its vibrant and refreshing musical cocktail at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater.
With recent advances in technology, the fear of privacy loss is being discussed more frequently than ever. According to Braden Allenby, the real danger concerning privacy lurks in the misconception that people still have any at all.
“Every Child is an Artist.”
Richard Wagner did not write operas. He wrote, in his own words, “deeds of music made visible.”
His 1849 essay “The Artwork of the Future” changed the scope of opera by demanding more from the art form than just arias. Wagner called his new opera form “Gesamtkunstwerk,” or “total work of art,” which unified the opera’s musical, poetic, visual and dramatic elements.
Stuart Chafetz may be the only conductor who visits Sam’s Club once a year to buy 15,000 paper bags.
“[The cashiers] kind of look at me funny, like, ‘What’s this for? Boy, is this for camp?’ ” Chafetz said. “I just usually say, ‘Yeah, a lot of mouths to feed.’ We always have plenty of paper bags — the ushers hand you your program plus three paper bags.”