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The Official Newspaper of Chautauqua Institution | Wednesday, July 7, 2010
From left to right: Tom Chapin, Michael Mark, Jon Corbet
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by Kelly Petryszyn | Staff writer
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n 1988, when Tom Chapin’s daughters, Lily and Abigail, were 6 and 8 years old, he could not ﬁnd any music that ﬁt their age group. They had grown out of music for toddlers, but were not yet mature enough for the pop music on the radio. So, he decided to record music that his daughters and other children in their age group could enjoy. He wrote the album “Family Tree” with Michael Mark, John Forster and Jon Cobert. Ever since, he has been booking family concerts.
Dorsey highlights a For Moss, jazz as a new brand of leadership model for bridging gaps by Alison Matas Staff writer
by Laura McCrystal Staff writer
Cheryl Dorsey will be speaking about an uncommon “breed” of leadership at 10:45 a.m. today at the Amphitheater. Her lecture will address next-generation leadership and the coming social entrepreneurship revolution. Her presentation will examine what social entrepreneurship is and the subsequent lessons that can be learned about ethical leadership. Dorsey is the president of Echoing Green, an organization that provides social entrepreneurs with funding to begin social change initiatives. From her perspective, ethical leadership is intrinsic to being a social entrepreneur because the role means making others’ needs paramount. “Ethical leadership is always human-centered,” she said. “If your North Star is
What does jazz music have to do with leadership? According to the Rev. Otis Moss III, it provides a model for change in a multicultural, 21st century society. Moss, senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will deliver a lecture titled “A Love Supreme: Jazz, Justice, Democracy and Redemption” at 2 p.m. today in the Hall of Philosophy. To ﬁt into this week’s Interfaith Lecture Series topic, “The Ethics of Leadership,” his lecture will explain how leaders of the future can learn from these themes. “Jazz is one of the only true American cultural forms uniquely created by all of the different ethnic groups within America,” Moss said. “And I’ll be looking at the model of
really about always doing something better for your client than you did today, I think the choices you make are less about ego and accolades but always about making the world a better place through the people that you work with, and, in some ways, I think that’s a framework that will always serve you.” See DORSEY, Page 4
jazz and music as a framework for developing a new democratic ethic of redemption in American culture.” Moss is familiar with Chautauqua Institution, as he has preached here several times and also has shared the pulpit at Chautauqua with his father, Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr. See MOSS, Page 4
“I never expected it to be this fun,” Tom said. Tom will perform at 8:15 p.m. tonight in the Amphitheater as part of the Family Entertainment Series. His performance is a Community Appreciation Night, which means that evening Amphitheater tickets for the general public are discounted to $18. Chapin is a returning performer to Chautauqua Institution. Tom will play music from both his albums for adults and his albums for children. He said audiences can expect great songs and stories to be told — some funny, some poignant. “Hopefully, good times will be had by all,” he said. Tom will be joined on stage by his band members, Mark and Cobert. Mark will be on bass guitar, concertina and vocals. Cobert will be on piano, accordion and vocals. Music has been part of Tom’s world ever since he was young. His dad, Jim Chapin, was a legendary jazz drummer, who died July 4, 2009. When Tom was
a little boy, he would watch his dad making music and said it was “the greatest delight.” He said his dad is probably the reason he and his two brothers, Harry and Steve, became performers. The brothers started out playing American folk songs together as the Chapin Brothers. Eventually, they all branched off into separate musical careers. Tom also learned lessons that shaped his musical career from his brother Harry, who died in 1981. Harry taught him how to make a concert enjoyable and the delight of song writing, but most of all he taught Tom the power of song. “There are not a lot of situations where a lot of people are in the same room doing the same thing,” Tom said. “A concert is one of those places where everyone is on the same page. During a concert, the singer and the audience are connected. Words convey ideas. Music conveys emotion. A good song puts them together.” See CHAPIN, Page 4
LINCOLN ETHICS SERIES CONCLUDES TODAY Photo by Brittany Ankrom
Peter French, director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, listens to a question from an audience member at the “Ethical Leadership in Government, Technology and Public Health” lecture on Monday in the Hall of Philosophy. The audience heard from speakers Brad Allenby and Doug Brattebo. Allenby illuminated the ethical concerns of military technology and the implications it has in the civilian society. Brattebo touched on civility in American society. The Lincoln Ethics Series concludes today with a brief lecture by James Hodge, Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at Arizona State University, followed by a Q&A with all the panelists.
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