July 2009

July 2009  

July 2009 Issue


50 Most Powerful

The people with the most power are the ones who affect how we live.

Compiled by Mike Boslet, Barry Glenn, Jay Boyar, Shelley Preston,
John Kennedy, Mark I. Pinsky and Jennifer Greenhill-Taylor

On the Cover: Rich Crotty


Rivers' Edge

Commercial success may have eluded sax player Sam Rivers, but not the respect of his peers. At 85 and in frail health, he’s still showing musicians the way. | By Joseph Hayes


The Demise of a Big Spender

In the days leading up to its demise, Government was embroiled in a finger-wagging, sand-kicking and name-calling fight with public workers threatened with pay cuts. | By Mike Boslet


In Their Own Words

Winifred Sharp’s Brand of Justice
Her parents were dynamic civic leaders, but Winifred Sharp still had to chart her own, sometimes difficult course as a woman entering the legal profession in the early 1960s. | By Gary McKechnie and Nancy Howell

Our Town

›› [Downtown] It's Showtime

›› [Personal Best] The Game of Life Coaching

Top Picks

July's best bets in the arts and entertainment


Body & Soul

The Right to Bare Arms
Michelle Obama’s unconcealed ‘guns’ inspire women to tone up their biceps and triceps. | By Denise Bates Enos

The Find

Going to Extremes
A local entrepreneur travels the world in pursuit of cutting-edge couture. | By Shelley Preston



Design Trends

Made in the Shade
Stylish shelters ward off the sun while helping you stay—and look—cool. | By Denise Bates Enos

Open House

The Man in the Glass House
Steve Goldman pictured his ideal home as one that would reflect his passions for art, science, music and nature. Clearly, he got his wish. | By Denise Bates Enos


Restaurant Reviews

The Black Olive | By Joseph Hayes

17 Service Slip-Ups That Can Ruin a Meal
Bad service comes in many forms, none of them conducive to great dining. | By Joseph Hayes

Recommended Eating 
Our Choices for restaurants not to miss.


On The Town

›› Concerts/Comedy

›› Celebrating Independece Day

›› Classical Music/Opera

›› Film

›› Galleries

›› Museums

›› Theater

›› Special Events


July's social and charitable events

Social Datebook

Planning for August's charitable events


Event galleries

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The City Beautiful

Early Riser | Photo by Rob McCullough