Chautauqua Amphitheater

Ribbon-cutting for new Chautauqua Amphitheater

Jul 2, 2017
Photo courtesy of Chautauqua Institution

The Chautauqua Institution is cutting the ribbon on its new amphitheater Sunday.

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Comedian and avid car collector Jay Leno is headed to Buffalo Saturday to open this season’s lineup at the new Chautauqua Institution Amphitheatre. The long-time Tonight Show host took a little time to chat ahead of his visit to Western New York with WBFO’s Avery Schneider.

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It's the end of an era at the Chautauqua Institution. Following a two-year legal fight, the 123-year-old Amphitheater has been demolished.

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The days of the old Chautauqua Amphitheater are now numbered. A state Supreme Court Judge Thursday rejected a preservation group's legal moves to block demolition.

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It's going to be another week to fight over the future of Chautauqua Institution's landmark Amphitheater. New State Supreme Court Justice Frank Sedita wants to talk to some experts before handing down a decision in the controversial case.

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Plans for an updated amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution are taking shape, and construction permits are in hand, but a legal action will be stalling the progress.

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The president of the Chautauqua Institution has announced that he will be retiring at the end of this year. Thomas Becker issued a letter outlying his decision to leave.

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After more than five hours of discussion, the Chautauqua Institution board voted Wednesday to demolish and replace its historic amphitheater.

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Sometime today, members of the Board at the Chautauqua Institution are expected to make a decision on plans to replace the historic Amphitheater with a 21st Century duplicate.

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The Chautauqua Institution board is giving itself a month to reevaluate bids on replacing the historic amphitheater.

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In the middle of the fight over the future of the Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution, a board fell from the ceiling on Sunday.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Chautauqua Amphitheater a “National Treasure.” The Trust is now part of a coalition of groups campaigning against the Chautauqua Institution’s proposal to demolish and replace the 122-year-old venue.

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Officials at the Chautauqua Institution have decided to delay plans for rebuilding the historic amphitheater.