Archive for 'People'

Prime-time players: What can we learn about reinvention from some of our favorite stars?

Prime-time players: What can we learn about reinvention from some of our favorite stars?

By Deborah Wilker When Michelle Pfeiffer returned to the screen in 2007’s Hairspray, it was her first appearance in a major film in five years. At a time when many of her Hollywood contemporaries were either [...]

Jane Pauley on reimagining rest of your life

Jane Pauley on reimagining rest of your life

By Deborah Work Don’t expect the recipe for mid-life happiness from Jane Pauley’s new book, Your Life Calling: Reimagining The Rest of Your Life.  “The secret is that there isn’t one,” she says. While Pauley, 63, [...]

Sheryl Crow ready for Tortuga Music Fest

Sheryl Crow ready for Tortuga Music Fest

By Deborah Wilker It’s a busy morning at Sheryl Crow’s house just outside Nashville. Her young boys are off to class, but bad weather looms, school officials just postponed the start of the day – and now [...]

A Q&A with entertainer Wayne Brady

A Q&A with entertainer Wayne Brady

By Micaela Hood Growing up in Orlando, Wayne Brady was taught at an early age about Southern hospitality. He says that kind of charm lives with him, even today. “It’s not something that you lose. I’m [...]

Artist creates automobile art, drip by drop

Artist creates automobile art, drip by drop

By Elizabeth Rahe Drop by colorful drop, Sarasota artist Timothy Raines created the stylized image of the Mercedes-Benz 710 SSK Trossi Roadster for the eighth Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance poster. The grace and precision of the [...]

Collectors pay homage to auto objets d’art

Collectors pay homage to auto objets d’art

In Tom duPont’s mind, there’s no question about the artistry of the cars he collects. “To me they are examples of automotive design and engineering that are really pieces of rolling automotive art,” says duPont, chairman and [...]

Alvin Ailey Dance leaps into South Florida

Alvin Ailey Dance leaps into South Florida

The enduring Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, with featured star Jamar Roberts and artistic director Robert Battle, both of Miami, takes its role as arts educators just as seriously as its work on stage By Deborah [...]

Polo player Nic Roldan’s quest for perfect 10

Polo player Nic Roldan’s quest for perfect 10

By Elizabeth Rahe Editor’s note: Nic Roldan has been racking up honors, earning the MVP prize March 24 playing with the Casablanca team in the Top Pony 12-Goal Series Tournament at Grand Champions at Palm Beach [...]

The Masterpiece Theater of Michael Israel

The Masterpiece Theater of Michael Israel

By Jonathon King Music — chosen as inspiration, and turned up perhaps a few decibels too loud, meant to envelope you, raise your pulse a few beats, focus your attention. Paint — vivid in color, and [...]

Five business leaders who make a difference

Five business leaders who make a difference

By Robyn A. Friedman Business executives are a busy bunch. It’s challenging to balance the demands of work and family while still having time for activities like sports, hobbies or friends. Even so, many business leaders [...]