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Jun 10, 2003
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A.Word.A.Day--impresario

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impresario (im-pruh-SAR-ee-o) noun

1. An organizer, promoter, or manager of public entertainments, such as a ballet, opera, concert, or theater company.

2. Any manager or director.

[From Italian impresario (one who undertakes a business), from impresa (undertaking), from Vulgar Latin imprendere (to undertake).]

"Shadowing him on the trip here - visible on the margins of events, usually staying out of sight - was Mr. Bush's political impresario, Karl Rove."
David E. Sanger; Middle East Mediator: Big New Test for Bush; The New York Times; Jun 5, 2003.

"Even on Broadway, few stars have crashed as spectacularly as Garth Drabinsky, the impresario behind Ragtime, theatreland's highest-grossing show."
From Riches to Ragtime; The Economist (London); Aug 15, 1998.

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