Meet the tastemakers behind the city's best art, music, theater and restaurants.
If you've been to one summer fest, you've been to them all, right? Here's why.
Ellen Malloy's innovative and influential model of restaurant PR hits a sweet spot with many clients-but leaves some in the ...
Some of the city's most influential curators of art, music and theater admit it's not just a question of taste.
Want your show's name in lights? Producers and promoters take the risks and make it happen.
DDB's Gabe McDonough can turn a song into advertising gold-if he can find the perfect 30-second chunk.
Oprah Winfreys' endorsement was a boon to these local businesses.
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The MacArthur grant transforms a few lucky starving artists into creative powerhouses.
Wealthy arts patron William Schopf purchased the indie theater in 1986.
The recording industry's power brokers aren't all in L.A. and New York.
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