PROFILE: Jonathan Adler It’s a colorful life
It’s hard not to be happy when speaking with Jonathan Adler. In just a few minutes, the words and phrases he uses immediately conjure the kind of person who could inject Technicolor life into a black-and-white movie. He says things like, “Orange napkins never hurt,” and “As long as it twinkles, I’m happy.”
FEATURES DEC 2012
FEATURE: Home for the Holidays
Rich color and music
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CULTURE: Ballet DeSoto
For more than ten years, Ballet DeSoto has been delighting audiences across the MidSouth with its exciting renditions of classic dance pieces. The major highlight of the group is their annual rendition of the Nutcracker and their Spring ballet. As a ballet company yielding its talent from local dancers, the group has had to be open to everyone who auditions for the year’s performances, as well as challenged to adapt its performances in a way that feels unique and modern for the dancers involved. While prepping for this year’s performance of “The Wild West Nutcracker,” Ballet DeSoto director Jill Morris talks about the history of the nonprofit and how the shows truly help young dancers grow as young women.