In this May 20, 2015 photo, the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater in Chautauqua, N.Y., is seen from the grounds surrounding the structure. The 1893 Amphitheater, the site of countless lectures and performances, is slated to be demolished and rebuilt to add an orchestra pit and improve access and seating. Critics are fighting to have the structure preserved. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. (AP) — It’s a 122-year-old stage that has played host to soaring speeches, debates and musical performances from such luminaries as Susan B. Anthony, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy and Duke Ellington.

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