Archive for November, 2009

11/1/2009

From The Editor

Poor old Florida. The enchanted land of eternal sunshine, glowing with gold from wealthy Northern retirees, has turned into the nation’s nightmare—deserted subdivisions filled with foreclosed homes, shuttered stores, and jobless workers speeding as fast as they can towards the northern border. This summer, we were even called "a broken-down piece of meat," like "Mickey […]

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11/1/2009

Behind the Scenes at Ed Smith Stadium

It may only be November, but baseball fever is already on its way back to Sarasota. On Monday, the construction crew at Ed Smith Stadium marked the project’s “topping out”—meaning the frame’s last piece of steel is now in place. The crew, headed by local company W.G. Mills and the national Hunt Construction Group, enjoyed […]

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11/1/2009

Leading Man

The 53-year-old Famiglio, a prominent commercial real-estate developer and the owner of a local information technology company, has been a fixture in Sarasota business, social and philanthropic circles for decades. He travels in private jets and has a bayfront estate on Siesta Key where he often hosts fund-raising parties for nonprofit groups. He hangs out […]

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11/1/2009

Delicious Mischief

Carnival Spirits   Reem Acra green satin gown, $2,600, Saks Fifth Avenue; Pelle Moda gold shoe, $178, L. Boutique; vintage diamond and emerald art deco bracelet in white gold, $25,000; vintage diamond and emerald art deco ring in platinum, $19,500; handmade South Sea pearl and diamond necklace in white gold (part of a four-piece suite), […]

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11/1/2009

Cultural Calendar

ONGOING Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibition, through Nov. 5, Venice Art Center Red Hot Operetta, through Nov. 8, Players Theatre La traviata, through Nov. 11, Sarasota Opera The Mystery Plays, through Nov. 15 in FSU/Asolo Conservatory production, Cook Theatre November, through Nov. 15 at Venice Theatre’s Stage II Nunsense, through Nov. 15, Manatee Players * Contact, […]

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11/1/2009

Back Stage at The Ballet

Master fine art photographer Nicholas A. Price has won both critical acclaim and notable commissions from his body of work, which ranges from studies of nature and people to his recent journey into the heart of the United States Air Force. Price had been longing for some time to shoot a dance company at work, […]

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11/1/2009

Art Powers

Meet the 28 men and women who rock our art world. Superpowers The big kahunas—the establishment that runs the show. Iain Webb. In just two years at the helm of Sarasota Ballet, the British transplant, 50, has excited audiences and critics by staging ballets never or seldom seen in the United States, both by legends […]

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11/1/2009

Season Preview

You might think, with the constant din of news about the economy and cutbacks in just about every aspect of our lives, that Sarasota‚Äôs 2009-10 arts season would be a puny one. You might think wrong. After shuffling through schedules, talking with artistic directors and discovering the wealth of performers, choreographers, speakers and artists who […]

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