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 Post subject: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 5:32 pm 
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I thought I'd start a thread for stories about those who contribute time and any money to the arts:

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An angel helps arts scene take flight

James Auer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

It's little wonder that Christopher Seton Abele opted to become an angel: His great-great-great-grandmother is a saint.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2002 5:34 pm 
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Here's someone who straddles both worlds. Alas, she is retiring:

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Stephens Masters the Politics of Arts

Celia R. Baker, Salt Lake Tribune

Bonnie Stephens is a Utah Republican who relishes the Bohemian world of art and culture, a woman with strong ties to rural Utah who also has national connections. Perhaps rarest of all, she is an arts lover who understands politics.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2002 9:50 am 
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A tough job and I'm all the more appreciative of Mr Esparza:

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Pumping up the South Bay
PROMOTER'S MISSION IS TO HELP SAN JOSE GROW UP WHILE PRESERVING ITS SMALL-TOWN FRIENDLINESS

Marian Liu, San Jose Mercury News

Chris Esparza can't walk through the streets of downtown San Jose without getting barraged with hugs.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2002 9:57 am 
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From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

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Advocate of the arts
Lorene Cary brings world-class events to people of North Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Lorene Cary. Name sounds familiar. Isn't she the author of the Philadelphia slave-era novel, The Price of a Child - the book chosen for the city's first reading project?
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2002 12:42 pm 
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An article on Maria de la Rosa, Artistic Director of Los Lupeños de San Jose, a Mexican folkloric dance company:

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Champions of the arts -- A heritage of dance
COMMITMENT TO HER ART BRINGS PERFORMER CLOSER TO TRADITION

Anita Amirrezvani, San Jose Mercury News

Maria de la Rosa's father can walk down almost any street in San Jose and tell you what kind of fruit used to grow there. He remembers the cherry orchard that gave way to the area around the Berryessa Movie Theater, the prune plum trees on the land that became the site of Piedmont Hills High School and the pears that shimmered in the orchards off King Road.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 9:34 am 
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Here's an article on Bonnie Brooks, chair of the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago:

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Bonnie Brooks: Staying on pointe

Sid Smith, Chicago Tribune

What inspires her: `Inspiration can come from so many sources. In broad strokes, mine comes from vivid encounters with the human imagination. I'm also inspired when I'm a witness to personal courage. I see that in my students. They're young, and they're brave.'
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2002 1:18 pm 
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On top of everything else, this featured volunteer is also a dancer:

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Attracting volunteers takes special person, talent
Creative skills essential as resident gathers accolades for self, city, arts groups


AARON GREENO, Miami Herald

More often than not, when the village of Miami Shores is doling out awards to recognize its active citizens, the name Candy Rengstl comes up.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2003 4:27 pm 
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Council member Joe Cimperman tirelessly supports cultural causes in Cleveland

Carolyn Jack
Cleveland Plain Dealer Arts Reporter

Joe Cimperman has a job to do. No, maybe like five or six jobs, all at the same time.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 10:13 am 
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Making performing arts count where football is king
Orrin Cross made music cool, is big draw in local theater


Carolyn Jones, Special to The SF Chronicle

Orrin Cross' resume is laden with accomplishments and honors. The retired Pittsburg High teacher even has a street named after him. But the thing he'll be most remembered for in his 29 years as a teacher is that in football-crazed Pittsburg, he made acting and music cool.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2003 12:14 pm 
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Another huge loss.

Irene Diamond - Philanthropist - Obit


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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:29 am 
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What a wonderful idea:

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Ceremony to honor supporters of Phila. arts

By Patricia Horn
Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer

Singer Patti LaBelle and businessman and philanthropist Raymond G. Perelman headline the winners of this year's Arts & Business Council awards, scheduled to be announced this evening at the Wilma Theater. <a href=http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/business/5521008.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2003 12:16 pm 
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Lester Glick, supporter of the arts

Donald Rosenberg
Cleveland Plain Dealer Music Critic

Lester Glick, a businessman who devoted countless hours to the arts in Cleveland for more than 40 years, died March 27 in Providence, R.I., of congestive heart failure. He was 93.
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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 9:14 am 
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In the Miami Herald:

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It's an Encore for Art and Culture Center's director

Keith Cassisy

Credited with ''changing the face of downtown Hollywood,'' a longtime Broward County arts leader has won this year's Encore Award for Individual Leadership in the Arts. <a href=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/5803010.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2003 7:24 pm 
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A feature on a huge funder of the ballet:

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WARREN HELLMAN
Chairman of Hellman & Friedman


SF Chronicle

The series kicks off with Warren Hellman, chairman of Hellman & Friedman, a private equity investment firm in San Francisco. He recently sat down with a group of Chronicle editors and reporters. The following Q&A has been edited for space and clarity. <a href=http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/06/01/BU284262.DTL target=_blank>more</a>


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 Post subject: Re: Art Angels Amongst Us
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:04 am 
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Saving nature -- a banker's passion

GEORGIA TASKER
Miami Herald

As president of Northern Trust Bank in Miami, Anna K. Rentz found herself in a position of influence in the community. <a href=http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/6232865.htm target=_blank>more</a>


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