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REAL Comedy – Interview With Steve Mittleman

Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Steve Mittleman Stand Up Comedy At Its Best Interview by Ed Bertha When LA’s Comedy Store hosted auditions for Steve Martin’s film ‘Roxanne’, dozens of great comics, Steve Mittleman included, faced a professional’s worst enemy, lack of time to prepare. The Store also had a limited number of spots for auditions. Steve stopped by anyway, someone cancelled, and he got the shot. After the auditions, the film’s producers asked for only one comedian they’d seen that evening. Before he knew it, Mittleman found himself hauling a fire hose around Canada playing the quirky fireman in Steve Martin’s hit film. Let’s […]

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REAL Cares – Nautical Renderings

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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Nautical Renderings Featuring Love & Light For World Peace Host: CHARITY & WEISS International Realty Gabriele Charity Rudi Weiss Special Guests: Artist R.o. Schabbach Architect William Tagland Click HERE to download the event PDF. Slide show below.

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Cover – Giovanni Lunardi – Giovanni Lunardi Photography

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Giovanni Lunardi’s View of the World By Richard F. Corrigan It is said that to understand a man’s life you have to walk in his shoes. You can’t, really. But for the first time, you will be allowed to look through another man’s eyes. This is an invitation to view something you have never before been allowed to experience. It’s not scary, but it may cause you to gasp. Your jaw may drop, and you may hear yourself utter words like, “Unbelievable! Amazing! Phenomenal! WOW!” There is not any one of your friends or acquaintances you are even close to […]

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Cover – James M. Towery – Coastal Gardens

Friday, August 28, 2015

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James M. Towery The Art and Science of Design with Nature By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi Growing up in Michigan, outside Detroit, James “Jim” Towery’s life was like so many others in The Motor City. His father worked in the automotive industry and mother in the local church. Jim could have followed his father’s footsteps, but a summer stint with a local gardener changed his trajectory. It was the love of the outdoors that set Jim’s future course, and led him to enroll at Michigan State University. Jim shares, “I’ve had an artistic flair […]

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Real cares – Urbanite Theatre

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Urbanite Theatre Intimate, Compelling Performances By Brandy Coffey Ruiz del Vizo Urbanite Theatre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is Sarasota’s newest addition to the area’s cultural scene bringing compelling, intimate live theater experiences to downtown. The theater is committed to fresh works, burgeoning playwrights and actor-driven productions that will provide the region with exciting, contemporary play going opportunities. Urbanite Theatre is a lively new addition to a thriving Sarasota social scene. Co-Founders, Brendan Ragan and Summer Wallace credit their experience at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory and Asolo Rep, where they met, for grooming their artistry. “Brendan and I each have over a […]

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Cover – Dr. Herbert Silverstein – The Silverstein Institute, Composer/Musician

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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Dr. Herbert Silverstein An Ear For Music By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi Medicine Raised in the center city of Philadelphia, Herbert Silverstein was the number one son in the family. His father, a Neuro-Psychiatrist and Professor at Temple University, had big ideas for the boy. On Herb’s tenth birthday, his father informed him that he was going to be a doctor. Herb recalls, “In those days you did what you were told. And back then doctors were revered.” That being said, Herb’s future was slated to become a Neuro-Surgeon because, as his father had […]

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Featured – Bagni Di Lucca – International Art Show

Saturday, January 10, 2015

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Bagni Di Lucca The Bagni di Lucca Art Festival in Ponte a Serraglio, Italy is born for the love of art. It creates a haven for artists to fully express themselves through the making, exhibiting or performing of their work to the enrichment of the local community and a wider audience. A revival of the former glory of Bagni di Lucca featured Pavel Kapic and Alyssia Lazin, seasonal Sarasota residents. Kapic and Lazin, husband and wife, combined their art as a painter and a photographer to create a body of work titled Confluence. The work embodies an interdisciplinary approach that […]

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Cover – Val Vasilef – Mr. America, Russian Bear & Vitol Products

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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Val Vasilef Rags To Riches 1971 Elvis Aron Presley By Ed Bertha Photography by Giovanni Lunardi Layout by Christian Lunardi Acquaintance by Christine Vester If I Can Dream 1968 Elvis NBC-TV Special Val’s father, Bob, was from Bulgaria. His mother, Anna, was from Russia. At 16 they ran from oppression to the states and established the good life. Raising four children the good life suddenly changed when Val’s father was severely injured, plunging the family into a life of poverty and a journey of hardship. Without income the Vasilefs were moved from their comfortable home and found themselves without electricity […]

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REAL cares – Fashion For A Cause

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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Art Meets Fashion Hosted By: Michael’s on Main Featuring: Boys & Girls Clubs Click HERE to download event collage. Slideshow below.

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Rich Heiles East End Volleyball

Friday, July 12, 2013

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Rich Heiles East End Volleyball

It all started in 1977, when a group of avid volleyball players in Long Island took the game to a new venue: the beach. “We played coordinated events in the winter,” recalls Rich Heiles, a founding member of East End Volleyball (EEVB). As enthusiasm grew, so did participation. Tremendous talent was cultivated on those sandy courts, and beach volleyball came into its own.

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REAL Magazine Featuring Model Ines Lunardi

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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REAL Magazine Digital Edition Featuring: Ines Lunardi, The Algorythm, 1850 Boyce Street, Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix, Easter Seals of Southwest Florida, Designer Christopher Roy, The Budweiser Turn Boat, Sarasota Yacht Club and more. Click on magazine cover to launch Digital Edition.

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REAL Magazine Artist Jack Dowd’s 27

Friday, May 18, 2012

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REAL Magazine Digital Edition Featuring: Jack Dowd’s 27, Datum Corporation, ClearJet.net, Designer Christopher Roy, Ringling on the Water, REAL, Heels and Wheels, Giving Hunger the Blues and more. Click on magazine cover to launch Digital Edition.

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Featured Giovanni Lunardi 2012 Suncoast Art Tour Participant

Thursday, February 2, 2012

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Spotlight: Giovanni Lunardi’s Artwork On Display At The 2012 Suncoast Art Tour By Ed Bertha Since 1946 the lens of Giovanni Lunardi has graced the cover of more than 4,500 magazines around the world. Giovanni has photographed many of the world’s most beautiful women, captured striking landscapes and framed unique commercial shots. Born and raised in Parma, Italy, Giovanni Lunardi now calls Sarasota, Florida his home. What many don’t know is in 1979 Giovanni launched into the world of art, creating a line of 3 dimensional artwork.

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Ed Bertha Interviews Kurt Wenner

Thursday, November 17, 2011

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Kurt Wenner, Anamorphic Chalk Artist Interview By Ed Bertha Kurt Wenner is a master artist and architect famous for inventing three-dimensional pastel drawings, a form of anamorphic art, or the art of illusion. In reality his work is the logical mathematical continuation of “the perspective”. In town for the Sarasota Chalk Festival Kurt Wenner gets REAL.

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Vince Fraser Sarasota Film Festival Digital Artist

Friday, June 3, 2011

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Vince Fraser, Sarasota Film Festival Digital Artist Immerse Yourself By Ed Bertha Click on image (left & below) to download pdf. Sarasota Film Festival 2011 “It’s one of the best illustrations I’ve produced so far.”

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