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Liberty Media, owner of the Atlanta Braves, took a controlling interest early this year, effectively ousting longtime impresario Bernie Ecclestone.
Peter Hall was a visionary theater director and impresario who founded the Royal Shakespeare Company and helped build Britain’s National Theatre into a producing powerhouse.
The theatre impresario, a middle-aged showman named Edgar, brought his buddy Bobby specifically to challenge this then-18-year old, at the time a pretty good college player.
Over the past couple of weeks, Ivanka Trump, branding impresario, has been steadily working away at a full-scale reinvention.
His nickname came from a job with the Kansas Pacific Railroad Before his long run as impresario of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, Cody bounced around a number of jobs.
On my last night in Hong Kong (and China) there was bird plumage all about at a nightspot called Ophelia, the brainchild of Ashley Sutton, described as the reigning impresario of Asia’s trendiest restaurants and bars.
Hone your game at Tony’s Saloon, the thoughtfully divey DTLA watering hole from nightlife impresario Cedd Moses.
Khaled is a 41-year-old hip-hop impresario with a long and varied list of accomplishments, while Harris is a 33-year-old Scotsman whose electronic dance creations have been ubiquitous for the better part of a decade.
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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.")
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