The art industry changes fast. Spurred on by artists who are bringing forward new ideas and radical aesthetics into the discourse, this is an industry where those who promote, represent, exhibit, sell, critique and generally support art have to stay nimble. For this reason, Observer takes a moment each year to consider the power players impacting the arts. This industry is a complicated ecosystem, but we look to the changemakers both behind the scenes and in the spotlight to see who is building the future zeitgeist.Here, in our second edition of this list, we bring you a group of individuals each working to strengthen the impact, reach, social responsibility or financial stability of a field that is seemingly in a constant state of flux. These are the people you’ll be talking about this year. They are artists and curators, museum directors and gallery owners, auctioneers and government officials, creative thinkers and truly hard workers. Each has been building something new in … [Read more...] about Arts Power 50: The Changemakers Shaping the Art World in 2019
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When the Carr Fire made its unwelcome entry into Redding in late July, Brad Long started getting all sorts of estimates on how many veterans were affected. He knew they couldn't all be right. So Long and his team at the Veterans Resource Center of America in Redding set out to actually start keeping track, tallying all the vets they encountered at an evacuation center that had popped up. Soon, they realized the numbers were lower than that — but not as much as they would have hoped. At the end of the day, Long’s organization estimated that 450 veterans' homes were damaged or destroyed by the fire, and 45 percent of those people make less than the median income of $45,582 for the county. Meanwhile, Long said a little over half of those veterans — about 230 people — had their homes destroyed altogether. And even lower estimates of the fire’s toll on veterans still indicate that it took out a veteran’s home at … [Read more...] about The Carr Fire was twice as destructive for veterans. Why?
VERO BEACH — Nearly 100 years after the city's first mayor registered to vote in 1916, his grandson filed paperwork to run for the City Council. Councilman Tony Young now enjoys looking across the chambers to where photographs of former mayors hang on the wall. He feels proud to see his grandfather's photo at the top. "The Young family has been here since before Vero Beach was created," said Tony Young, who lives in his grandfather's old home about five blocks from the former Indian River Memorial Hospital on 20th Street, where he was born. Anthony William (A.W.) Young died in 1947, seven years before his grandson Tony Young was born. His namesake carries on his political legacy. Tony Young was elected to the City Council in 2016. "There's just so much family connections throughout Indian River County and Vero," Young said. "It's motivational for me to say, 'How can I help the town that my family helped make?' " Facebook Twitter … [Read more...] about One hundred years of mayors: Grandson of the first Vero Beach leader leads centennial effort
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Captain & Tennille through the years Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Singer Toni Tennille recounts her marriage and career in her memoir, which is published in April. Taylor Trade Publishing Fullscreen Toni Tennille says writing the book was "difficult, most of the time." B Harlan Boll Public Relations Fullscreen Toni Tennille, whose Prescott home was saved by firefighters, cries during a press conference at Prescott High School in 2013 following the Yarnell Hill Fire. Tom Tingle/The Republic Fullscreen The Captain & Tennille's last album, "The Secret of Christmas," was released in 2007. Retroactive Entertainment Fullscreen In 1984, Toni Tennille released "More Than You Know," a collection of pop-music standards. Four more solo albums followed, as well as several concert dates with symphonies, including this gig in 2005. Moonlight & … [Read more...] about Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille has died of renal failure at 76
Millville native Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna will headline the June 10 boxing card in a welterweight fight at The Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. LaManna, 25, is 22-2 with nine knockouts in his professional career. His opponent is to be determined at a later date. More: BOXING: Millville's Thomas LaManna fighting for USBA title More: BOXING: Hernandez-Harrison defeats LaManna for USBA title More: LaManna gets back to winning ways His last fight was an eight-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Flores on Jan. 28 in Atlantic City. Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Millville's LaManna topped by Hernandez-Harrison for USBA title Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Buy Photo Thomas LaManna (green) squares off with Dusty Harrison (red) for the USBA Welterweight Title at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia on Thursday, September 9. Justin Odendhal/Staff Photograph Buy Photo Fullscreen Buy Photo Thomas LaManna … [Read more...] about Boxing: LaManna to headline card in Atlantic City