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Archive for January, 2011

01/28/2011

Hello, Pittsburgh

  John Wetenhall, whose tenure as executive director of the Ringling Museum of Art ended abruptly in 2009, has landed a new job. On Thursday, Wetenhall was named president of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, an organization comprised of four distinctive museums. "John immediately stood out to our committee, first on paper and then even more […]

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01/26/2011

Of Playwrights, Critics and More

Going to the Source The Asolo Rep’s production of the comedy La Bete has gotten rave reviews from area critics. But producing artistic director Michael Edwards waited nervously last week to get an assessment from David Hirson, the man who wrote it. “OK, everyone wants to know what you thought,” Edwards asked Hirson at the […]

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01/19/2011

Arts Update

    Getting to the point The Sarasota Ballet’s On Pointe luncheon is always an enjoyable and emotional experience. Last year, principal dancer Octavio Martin brought audience members to tears with as he poignantly paid tribute to his father, who had died only a few days earlier in Cuba. Martin explained how his father had […]

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01/13/2011

The Ringling’s Hunt for a New Director

At the Ringling Museum of Art, the search for a new director is going back to the drawing board. Late last year, a search firm identified three finalists for the Ringling position, which became open after John Wetenhall resigned in August 2009. But the museum’s search committee has decided none of the candidates had the right […]

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01/7/2011

Chatting with Frank Galati

Even though the Broadway-bound Bonnie and Clyde has closed, the Asolo Rep still has a significant Broadway connection this season. The director of Twelve Angry Men, which opens Jan. 14, is Frank Galati, who won two Tony Awards in 1990 for directing and adapting a memorable production of The Grapes of Wrath. Galati also earned […]

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