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The 1990 movie features staples from the original 1940s comic books, including Nazi supervillain Red Skull (though the producer, late B-movie impresario Menahem Golan, decreed he become Italian to avoid offending the German market).
Conceived by visual arts impresario Fred Bidwell and modeled after major European art festivals, FRONT is the most ambitious regional art exhibition ever staged in Northeast Ohio.
The judges were the event’s host, Guy Fieri, celebrity fashion designer Zac Posen, Miami nightlife impresario David Grutman, Food Network chef Marc Murphy and reality television personality Jonathan Cheban, who calls himself the Food God.
On the record, twin-brother L.A. nightlife impresarios Mark and Jonnie Houston are coming to Las Vegas with their new nightlife concept, On the Record.
It will not get activated until the impresario comes back.
Another impresario, Jane Deknatel, saw the city’s winds blowing in the opposite direction.
Best known as the founder of the Cleveland Orchestra in 1918, Prentiss Hughes was a music impresario who began booking shows at Gray's Armory in 1901.
From Aaliyah’s surprising gothic influence on the underground nightclub impresario Venus X to the way her experiments with androgyny inspired the DJ Tygapaw, these musicians explain how Aaliyah’s style informed their own.
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Did You Know?
English borrowed "impresario" directly from Italian, whose noun impresa means "undertaking." A close relative is the English word emprise ("an adventurous, daring, or chivalric enterprise"), which, like "impresario," traces back to the Latin verb prehendere, meaning "to seize." (That verb is also the source of our "apprehend," "comprehend," and "prehensile.") English speakers were impressed enough with "impresario" to borrow it in the 1740s, at first using it, as the Italians did, especially of opera company managers. (By the way, despite their apparent similarities, "impress" and "impresario" are not related. "Impress" is a descendant of a Latin verb that means "to press.")
IMPRESARIO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impresario for English Language Learners
: a person who manages a performance (such as a concert or play)
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