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Going to Graceland

Going to Graceland, a nine-piece group of Edmonton-based musicians takes fans of Paul Simon’s pivotal 1986 album through a journey of eclectic musical styles that transcend racial and cultural barriers. For more information, visit the...

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Anticipation!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Blog

In preparation for the last show of our 2013 season, I...

A Standing Ovation for Jake’s Gift

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog

Longtime Chautauqua supporters have identified...

10 More To Go!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Blog

Chautauqua 2013 Season Tickets are selling well. People...

What are your summer music plans?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Blog

There are a lot of great summer music festivals in...

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Who We Are

Chautauqua (pronounced Shuh – TAWK – wuh) is an Iroquois word, meaning either “two moccasins tied together”, “bag tied at the middle”, “where the fish are taken out” or “jumping fish.”‘

History

The Chautauqua tradition an adult education movement featuring lectures, plays, and musical performances; the word is also used for any single organization pursuing this activity.

The idea was originated in 1874 in Chautauqua, New York, which lends its name to the format, but was soon copied paralleled elsewhere.

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