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Ashland Chautauqua Honors Hollywood Legends

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  Original Published: 7/9/2013

 The 14th annual Ashland Chautauqua opens Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Guy C. Myers Band Shell in Brookside Park.
 This year's theme is "Legends of the Silver Screen."

The five-day event features the living history performance by Doug Mishler as film executive Jack Warner of Warner Brothers Studios. Mishler also plays film director D.W. Griffth.

John Dennis Anderson will portray screenwriter William Faulkner, Ilene Evans will portray gospel singer and actress Ethel Waters and Karen Vuranch will portray gossip columnist Lou Ella Parsons.

The event also includes daily workshops and evening performances.
 

The popular quartet the Moonlighters will open the program with a performance of hits from the 1950's and 60's. Quartet members include Rusty Cates, Dalton Derr, Dirk Eachus and Michael Miller.

In case of rain, the performances will be held in Ashland High School's Little Theatre.
 

All programs are free and open to the public. Free will donations are accepted. For more information visit www.ashlandchautaqua.org.

   
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