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I have a question. Are the contemporary United States pop-culture meanings of "M.C." and "impresario" similar? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 08:16, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

No, "MC" or "M.C." means the Master of Ceremonies, a position in which one is on stage rather than involved in production and management. — Athaenara 04:07, 3 August 2007 (UTC)


I have moved these here. I think someone should only be added if there is a quote that can be verified on the Internet that uses the word "impresario" to describe them, and the quote should be included and the reference. Otherwise anyone who produced an album can be included. --Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 20:57, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

While I understand your concern that the list might run riot, removing it from the article and setting such a requirement for inclusion seems a bit drastic. The list has hardly been abused so far, despite a few questionable inclusions (Johnny Crawford?) Most of the people currently listed are in fact well-known impresarios, easily recognized by anyone familiar with show business, and viewers who don't recognize a name can easily enough check the WP article for the person to see if they have done anything that would qualify them for inclusion on the list. I'd be inclined to keep the list on the article page, but remove that bit of text about the "figurative" meaning of impresario. That line creates ambiguity that could be used to justify sticking all sorts of show folk onto the list. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Whyaduck (talkcontribs) 05:36, 4 January 2007 (UTC).
Oops, forgot to sign. But also, are there any other lists of professionals at Wikipedia which require quotes and links for a person's inclusion? I haven't seen any. If they exist, it would be nice to have one linked here as an example. Whyaduck 05:38, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

The list[edit]

I have added three who clearly belong: Richard D'Oyly Carte and Sol Hurok and Bernard Delfont. Comment: I'm in no rush to increase the length of the list, which should include only those who are notably and primarily impresarios. The related occupations Entrepreneur, Promoter (entertainment) and Theatrical producer appear in the "see also" section. — Athaenara 08:37, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

Removed Delfont, who is far more widely known as a theatrical producer. Added Aaron Richmond and Raymond Gubbay. — Athaenara 09:40, 8 August 2007 (UTC)

Three further candidates[edit]