Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

SE Chautauqua nearing curtain date


Submitted Photo by Michelle Bates

The chamber band performs at Seattle's Moisture Festival in 2009.

The New Old Time Chautauqua is still set to stop through on its summer tour of Southeast Alaska later this month.

Founded in 1981 by a group of performers, health care practitioners and educators, the Chautauqua revives a brand of entertainment widely popular in the rural United States until the Great Depression. As a movement, the Chautauqua emphasizes community building through education and entertainment.

Sixty performers will stop into Southeast communities between June 21 and July 13 for "AKqua Chautauqua," the group's first tour of the region in 23 years.

Organizer Paul Magid explain...

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