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January 2018

Platinum Appreciation Event

January 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alfred R. Goldstein Library, Ringling College, 2745 Bradenton Rd
Sarasota, FL 34234 United States

We are delighted to announce that this season’s Platinum Appreciation event will take place on the Ringling College of Art and Design campus, in our new jewel, the Alfred R. Goldstein Library. For years, we have entertained the idea of revamping this annual appreciation event and the possibility of moving it to campus to engage and energize our TOWN HALL Platinum Subscribers with our mission. Fueled by feedback from our attendees this year, we looked to our new home on campus. Enthusiastically supported by Dr. Thompson, the timing is…

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February 2018
Meacham

TOWN HALL Lecture Series: Jon Meacham

February 12
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

Presidential historian, Pulitzer Prizewinner, and contributor to TIME and The New York Times Book Review, Jon Meacham is one of America’s most prominent public intellectuals. A regular guest on Morning Joe, he is known as a skilled raconteur with a depth of knowledge about politics, religion, and current affairs. He understands how issues and events impact our lives and why historical context matters. A contributing editor at TIME, Meacham writes for the magazine’s Ideas section. He also pens “The Long…

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Jay Wilson – Le Train Bleu: A Lost Jewel of the Ballets Russes

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Larry Thompson Academic Center, Ringling College, 2700 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, 34234 United States

Light refreshments at 10:00 am | Program at 10:30 am | Larry Thompson Academic Center | Ringling College Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, which performed in Europe and America from 1909 to 1929, was the most influential dance company of the 20th century. Among its masterpieces was Le Train Bleu of 1924, choreographed by the great dancer Nijinsky’s sister Branislava, with music by Darius Milhaud, costumes by Coco Chanel and story by Jean Cocteau. Yet because its star, Anton Dolin, unexpectedly…

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March 2018
Lewis

TOWN HALL Lecture Series: Michael Lewis

March 5
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

Financial journalist and New York Times best-selling author Michael Lewis has published sixteen books on subjects ranging from politics to Wall Street. Among his most noteworthy works are Flash Boys, The Big Short, The Blind Side, and Moneyball. A sharp observer of politics, finance, and the evolution of American culture, Lewis combines keen insight with his signature wit, making him one of today’s leading social commentators. He takes a fresh, hard look at the ever-changing value systems that drive our…

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Mukherjee

TOWN HALL Lecture Series: Siddhartha Mukherjee

March 19
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States

Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D., is a leading cancer physician and researcher. He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician at the CU/NYU Presbyterian Hospital. His first book, The Emperor Of All Maladies, is a story that touches on the brilliance and tenacity that frequently make scientific history—and also on the serendipitous discoveries. He approaches the subject of cancer with the passion and fixation of a biographer and the flourish of a novelist. Mukherjee tells…

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