Archive for June, 2011

06/1/2011

Shop For Beauty

It’s hard to believe that the medi-spa industry we know today was in its infancy when the FDA approved Botox in 2002. Since then, Sarasota has become the Gulf coast’s epicenter of new products and trends. Customers range from vacationers who’ve come for state-of-the-art procedures and treatments more affordable than in big cities to locals […]

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06/1/2011

The Write Space

  It’s a good thing John Jakes, 79 (often called the “godfather of historical fiction” for epics like The Kent Family Chronicles), has decades of disciplined writing behind him—40 full-time, with more than 60 years of getting paid for his words. Otherwise, he might find himself distracted by the view of Sarasota Bay glimpsed through […]

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06/1/2011

Arts Capital

Turning Town Hall Into a No-Spin Zone For 28 years, the Ringling College Library Association has presented an impressive list of distinguished speakers in its Town Hall series. The roster includes poet Maya Angelou, scientist Jane Goodall, humanitarian Elie Wiesel, journalists Bill Moyers and William Safire and statesmen and political figures like Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, […]

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06/1/2011

Hot Dish

  If the name doesn’t sound tropical enough, the flavor profile of this Hawaiian island dish from chef Shannon Mills certainly will. Try incredibly fresh ahi tuna, diced and tossed with capers, soy sauce and a splash of sesame oil; then add a slight pungent creaminess with house-made guacamole served in a tower with flatbread. You […]

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06/1/2011

Top Tickets

  Drive, We Said The Banyan Theater Company puts the pedal to the metal with Steven Dietz’s comedy, Becky’s New Car. It’s about a typical middle-aged mom whose life could change overnight when a wealthy customer shows up at the car dealership where she works. Banyan favorite Geraldine Librandi plays Becky. June 30 through July […]

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06/1/2011

Insider

Behind the Legend Two things actress Sunny Thompson (onstage in Marilyn: Forever Blonde! at the Asolo Rep June 18-July 10) wants you to know about screen legend Marilyn Monroe: She was “a strong woman, not a victim,” and she was “tremendously witty and funny.” Thompson, who’s played Marilyn to acclaim for four years now, says […]

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06/1/2011

From The Editor

As your typical Baby Boomer, desperately hanging onto any remaining shreds of youth, I sometimes reflect that no matter how much I go to the gym or the beauty salon, it’s a losing cause. Human beings were designed to expire shortly after we’ve successfully reproduced. And for many millennia, we did exactly that. Any caveman […]

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06/1/2011

Sarasota’s Top Doctors 2011

A competitive market benefits consumers, and that’s abundantly evident in Sarasota’s healthcare industry, which has attracted more than its share of gifted physicians. After all, doctors love beautiful weather and topnotch culture as much as the rest of us. But that’s not all that draws them here: Award-winning hospitals, groundbreaking medical research and, of course, […]

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06/1/2011

We Love Ed

Being a fan of the Baltimore Orioles, as I was for about 30 years, is akin to being addicted to prescription depressants. People wonder why you haven’t graduated to happier drugs, like Drano or radioactive wastewater. But it’s hard to give up on a team you grew up with, even if it hasn’t had a […]

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06/1/2011

Act Two

If the citizens of Sarasota have a defining characteristic, it’s reinvention. After a successful career in business or the arts or education, they decide it’s time for another challenge. All that expertise they acquired over the years is still there, itching to be used, and the timidity and insecurity of youth have long been forgotten. […]

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06/1/2011

Inside Dali

The new $36 million Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg (which opened in January, not far from the museum’s former site and doubling its size) is winning acclaim as one of the most exciting attractions in Florida. And its location, barely an hour away from our own Ringling Museum, means that we now have two […]

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