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Full house: Bellinger Hall allows arts schools students to live, eat, grow together

Full house: Bellinger Hall allows arts schools students to live, eat, grow together

For 300 artists who have been accepted into Chautauqua Institution’s Schools of Fine and Performing Arts, Bellinger Hall has been a home away from home this summer.

Students in Chautauqua’s School of Art, School of Music, the Chautauqua Theater Company conservatory and the School of Dance arrive on the grounds from arts programs around the world. The best of the best are selected from hundreds of applicants, invited to spend their summer on the grounds attending classes, receiving one-on-one training with renowned artists and performing for the broader Chautauqua community. [w/ SLIDESHOW]

‘An element of joy’: Conductor Thakar joins Concertmaster Reagin in transcendent Saturday CSO set

‘An element of joy’: Conductor Thakar joins Concertmaster Reagin in transcendent Saturday CSO set

Markand Thakar transcends his sense of self when he conducts a piece of music.

“The process of making music, for me personally, actually transcends the emotion [of the music],” Thakar said. “It’s not about joy — there’s something that goes even further. I absorb the sounds, if they come to me in the right way and I’m open to them. … They wash over me. I take them in [and] I lose myself in the sounds — I lose that sense of distinction between me and the sounds. In that conscious act, I become the sounds.”

Prodromou discusses Turkey’s historical, ongoing erasure of Christianity

Prodromou discusses Turkey’s historical, ongoing erasure of Christianity

Turkey is located at the crossroads of many faiths, Elizabeth Prodromou said. Nonetheless, the country’s government is systematically driving out what religious minorities it once harbored, particularly Christians.

“If there’s anything to be learned from Turkey when it comes to the future of democratization and peace in the region,” she said, “I think it’s that violations of religious rights and religious freedom and … what can be defined as policies of religious cleansing against Christianity need to be avoided.”

Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

Rubin: U.S. can no longer trust that Turkey partnership bolsters national security

In 2011, police arrested a journalist in Turkey, confiscating his drafts of a manuscript detailing potential Islamist infiltration of Turkish security forces. Though the journalist hadn’t published anything, some of his interview questions had raised alarm, and authorities believed the act warranted an arrest.

Such an arrest is not unique; more journalists are imprisoned in Turkey than in any other country.

Changes loom for the CUD ahead of Tuesday vote

Changes loom for the CUD ahead of Tuesday vote

From noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonnade, property owners on the grounds will have the chance to vote in an election which will affect the future course of their sewer and water services.

Property owners last cast their ballots back in August 2000, voting to upgrade the water plant behind the Colonnade that purifies Chautauqua Institution’s drinking water. That measure carried, with more than 95 percent of voters approving the upgrade. [w/ SLIDESHOW]