Charles Ringling


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Noun1.Charles Ringling - United States showman whose song-and-dance troop evolved into a circus (1863-1926)
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A nephew of Charles Ringling, he got a job at the family bank and built an imposing home just a block or so from where John Ringling's Ca d' Zan mansion was under construction.
There was a chill in the air the night of Asolo Rep's American Big Band gala at the Charles Ringling mansion, but once inside that tent parked on the bayfront lawn, both the heaters and singer Michael Andrew and his 17-piece orchestra kept everyone toasty.
Where you go to pay your taxes was originally a hotel built by Charles Ringling.
Over the succeeding years, Jewels on the Bay has opened the doors to many other historic homes--the Christy Payne mansion at Selby Gardens and College Hall (the former Charles Ringling mansion) at New College, among them.
at the Charles Ringling Mansion to benefit the New College Library Association.
The New College Library Association's Pique-unique luncheon on the bayfront grounds of the Charles Ringling Mansion is always a draw for the most stylish ladies in town, and this year's 25th annual, themed "Monet at Midday," was no exception, with hundreds of well-hatted women turning out to see the latest fashions from Neiman Marcus, showcasing pastels, florals and geometric prints by designer names like Prada, Pucci and Channel.
Chaired by the indefatigable Chris Pfahler, the party had it all: the romantic bayfront setting of the Charles Ringling mansion; exquisite decorations, including centerpieces of crackled-glass white vases crowned with red roses and filled with bare white branches; a holiday feast that featured a first course of lobster, shrimp and other seafood; and a gorgeous crowd in holiday finery that bid generously on the auction and danced late into the night.
La Musica's holiday season offering of Sonata A Due at the Charles Ringling Mansion brought guests spirited performances by Derek Han and Daniel Avshalomov, along with a reception before and a seated dinner after.
Is it the Michael's On East food, the wildly romantic setting in the Charles Ringling Mansion, getting all dressed up on a crisp winter evening, the always attractive (and young) chairwomen, or the panache of New College of Florida, now a fixture on the map of best of the best colleges in the country?

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