Archive for November, 2008

11/1/2008

Season on the Brink?

As we wrap up this annual Season’s Preview issue, the economic news is grim, and we can’t help wondering how that might darken our cultural scene this year. Predictions are iffy (wasn’t someone just saying, “The fundamentals of our economy are strong”?), but there are some reasons to hope. Remember how Americans flocked to theaters […]

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11/1/2008

Decorating Can Be Murder: Chapter 1

Part One: A Dream Comes True—or Does It?   In this first installment of humorist Robert Plunket’s new series, Timothy Spryke moves to Sarasota to open his new design business, Casual Elegance—but something spooky is in the air. Mr. Timothy Spryke had always promised himself that when his mother died he would move to Florida and […]

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11/1/2008

Power Player

London-based sports and entertainment mogul Richard Dorfman lives life in the fast lane—racing across the globe as general manager, broadcasting and media, of A1 Grand Prix World Cup of Motorsport, which, just four years after being founded by Sheik Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum, a member of Dubai’s ruling family, has spread to 22 competing countries. […]

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11/1/2008

The Greatest Gowns on Earth

Craig Signer coat dress, $3,100; Christian Dior evening shoe, $670, and faux diamond hoop earrings, $200, Saks Fifth Avenue. Bead choker, $38, vintage fabric bag, $365, and velvet gloves, $6, La Mariée. Hunting derby, $68, Retro 101 at Steve’s Shadow Box. Vera Wang taffeta cocktail dress in spruce, $310; stone necklace and bracelet, $85 and […]

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11/1/2008

Best of The Season

Ready or not, here it comes—another Sarasota arts season barreling down the tracks, packed with all kinds of treats for lovers of theater, dance, music, art and more. But too much of a good thing can make you feel overwhelmed, so we’ve chosen some of the highlights of a packed calendar for you, to make […]

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11/1/2008

Noshes for Night Owls

Euphemia Haye is famed for its formal gourmet fare. That’s downstairs. Upstairs, things are more laid-back with a “lite” menu, dynamic bar scene and live jazz. The pizza here, with a wickedly thin, crispy crust, is perfect for one and redefines the pizza paradigm with toppings that include spicy barbecue duck and shiitake mushrooms, shrimp, […]

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