November 2009

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FEATURES

10 BEST

In a town rich with cultural gems, Su Byron find some arty experiences you may not have known about.

SEASON PREVIEW

Arts editor Kay Kipling highlights the 26 top shows to see. Plus: a year-round calendar to help you plan your cultural season.

DELICIOUS MISCHIEF

Gala fashions in the splendid setting of John and Mable Ringling’s bayfront mansion. By Julie French

ART POWERS

For culture lovers the world over, Sarasota is synonymous with art in the tropics. That’s why we photographed our city’s 28 top art influencers and jump-starters at beautiful Selby Gardens. Photography by Scott Garrity

BACKSTAGE AT THE BALLET

Acclaimed photographer Nicholas A. Price shares a striking collection of unscripted moments at the Sarasota Ballet.

LEADING MAN

Is president Mark Famiglio the hero of the villain of the Sarasota Film Festival? Reporter Charlie Huisking does some digging.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

It’s never been more important to enhance–and market–our arts. By Pam Daniel

ARTS CAPITAL

The debut of our new arts section, featuring an insider’s column by Charlie Huisking, our editors’ “Top Five Tickets” for November, and more.

BOUTIQUE

This year more than ever, Carol Tisch looks for holiday gifts with lasting value.

MR. CHATTERBOX

Mr. C takes on the art world, with some off-the-wall updating of the Ringling Museum’s Old Masters.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps people and parties, and our “Social Detective” snoops backstage at the Got A Minute? play fest.

LUXURY HOMEFRONT

Top neighborhoods, great deals and record sales in real estate, plus eco-friendly home decor.

ONE GREAT ROOM

A designer kitchen welcomes a growing family of cooks. By Carol Tisch

THE PAR SIDE

Golf columnist David Grimes plays Laurel Oak Country Club.

GOOD MEDICINE

One man’s journey through a heart bypass. By Su Byron

FOOD AND WINE

Food critic John Bancroft sets the stage for fine dining with restaurants that cater to the theater crowd. Plus chef Judi Gallagher’s recipe for a butternut squash bisque.

CALENDAR

Kay Kipling’s roundup of this month’s arts and entertainment events.

SENSE OF PLACE

Illustrator Regan Dunnick’s fun map of the Ringling College campus.

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