A family affair

For Theater of the Stars (TOTS) President Nick Manos, it all begins with family. His father, legendary producer and TOTS founder Christopher B. Manos convinced him to leave the corporate world of employee benefits to join the family business, where he enjoys producing family friendly musicals, including the “official” version of Disney’s High School Musical. The success of that production resulted in a valuable partnership with Disney that gives TOTS the right to adapt High School Musical’s sequels. But the initial idea to tackle the show, Manos says, came from an evening he spent with his daughter.

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Art + Antiques

Contemporary and historical décor “face off” in the High Museum’s “Face Offs: Decorative Arts and Design” exhibit, showcasing new additions to its decorative arts collection of 2,175 objects. The exhibit …

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Beauty + Style

If you’re curious about the latest fashion trends in Los Angeles, Manhattan, London, Florence or even New Delhi, check out Scott Schuman’s blog, The Sartorialist, one of Time Magazine’s Top …

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Brunswick & the Golden Isles

By Kristi Casey Sanders

If you’re looking for a convenient yet dramatically different destination to spend a long weekend in, check out Brunswick and its Golden Isles — St. Simons, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll. These coastal resorts have attracted millionaires, presidents and kings, but vacationers on a budget will find a wide range of accommodations. Golfers take note: More than 200 courses are here, and the area is part of the Coastal Georgia Golf Trail. Each area has its own attractions, activities and flair. Here’s a quick look at what each location has to offer…

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Brunswick & the Golden Isles

By Kristi Casey Sanders

If you’re looking for a convenient yet dramatically different destination to spend a long weekend in, check out Brunswick and its Golden Isles — St. Simons, Sea Island, Little St. Simons and Jekyll. These coastal resorts have attracted millionaires, presidents and kings, but vacationers on a budget will find a wide range of accommodations. Golfers take note: More than 200 courses are here, and the area is part of the Coastal Georgia Golf Trail. Each area has its own attractions, activities and flair. Here’s a quick look at what each location has to offer…

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Growing up 'good'

By Kristi Casey Sanders

Katie Rose Clarke doesn’t need any help identifying with her Wicked character Glinda, the “good” witch. “She’s becoming a woman and discovering what’s important in life; I relate on that level,” Clarke says…

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The man behind the curtain

By Kristi Casey Sanders

More than a decade ago, Gregory Maguire published Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, a novel that reconfigured pop culture’s perception of one of the most widely despised characters of American literature and cinema. By retelling The Wizard of Oz from the point of view of Elphaba — a smart, passionate girl who grows up to become the infamous and widely feared witch — Maguire allows readers to take a more complex look at the nature of truth, the value of beauty and the cost of moral behavior…

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