Waxahachie Chautauqua Revival!
September 23, 2000

The Chautauqua Idea: A Message and Mission for our Times

Dr. Ross Mackenzie, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY

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This keynote address sets the stage for the Chautauqua Assembly by reflecting on the roots of Chautauqua and the need for Chautauqua-like experiences in the modern age.
(Underwriters: Friends of Chautauqua, Waxahachie, TX )



From Celts to Cowboys

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Threadneedle Street, Fort Worth, TX

This Irish band traces the migration of traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles to the Texas prairie through their music and stories. The band also provides a lunchtime concert.
(Premier Underwriter: Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie)

Journeys Into Folk Art

Phillip Collins, African American Museum, Dallas, TX
Lynne Adele, Blanton Museum, Austin, TX


These two museum curators delve into the world of American folk art and the self-taught artist, each bringing their individual perspectives and presenting slides from the finest of these artists.
(Supporting Underwriters: Carlisle Chevrolet Oldsmobile Cadillac and Jack Scott Insurance Company)

Chemistry Alive!

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George Hague, St. Mark's School of Texas, Dallas, TX

"Captain Chemistry" explores the world of Chemistry through demonstrations and through humor. Traditional to the Waxahachie Chautauqua, these experiments teach and entertain.
(Supporting Underwriters: Shank Insurance Agency and Barry Moore of Edward Jones Investments)

Celebrating Bach: What's in a Name?

Dr. Larry Palmer, SMU, Dallas, TX

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This harpsichord professor will delve into the music and mind of Johann Sebastian Bach, looking beneath the surface beauties of the composer and playing examples on his harpsichord.
(Premier Underwriter: Chapman and Chapman Attorneys)

Rescuing Texas' Legendary Courthouses

Stan Graves, Texas Historical Commission, Austin, TX

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This architect and historian will show how Texas is preserving its endangered courthouses and how Ellis County's own magnificent courthouse is leading this urgent effort.
(Supporting Underwriters: Robert E. Young, Jr. of Business Strategy, Analysis and Consulting Ellis County Abstract and Title Company)

Shakespeare: Revised And Alive


Dr. Kathleen Campbell, Austin College, Sherman, TX

This drama professor explores the enduring popularity of Shakespeare through centuries of revisions and multitudes of Romeos and Juliets. Two of Austin College students present variations of a scene from Romeo and Juliet.
(Premier Underwriter: Family Practice Associates: Richard Redington, MD, Jim Pickens, MD, and Paul Kare, MD.)

A Comanche Land Forever


Dr. Daniel J. Gelo, UT at San Antonio, TX

This anthropologist guides us into the world of the Comanche Indians in Texas, revealing their history and sense of place. Maps and slides enhance this discussion.
(Premier Underwriter: Larry Irsik of Architexas: Architecture, Planning and Historic Preservation, Inc)

A Conversation With Will Rogers

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Dr. Doug Watson, Oklahoma Baptist University

This Oklahoma English professor portrays cowboy humorist Will Rogers on the stage of the Waxahachie Chautauqua Auditorium, where Rogers himself entertained in 1927.
(Premier Underwriters: Prudential Metro Realtors and Commonwealth Land Title Company)

All That's Jazz: From Ragtime To Modern

James Gilyard Ensemble, Dallas, TX


Through music and through discussion, this ensemble traces the development of jazz through the eras of ragtime, big band, and modern jazz. The Waxahachie High School Jazz Band closes the program.
(Premier Underwriter: Citizens National Bank)