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Miami's longest running alternative nonprofit art space, Locust Projects, honored Founding Board Chairs Dennis & Debra Scholl and Founding Artists Elizabeth Withstandley, Westen Charles and COOPER at their 20th Anniversary Benefit Dinner. Co-chaired by Munisha Underhill and John Joseph Lin, the sold out event drew 150 friends and supporters of Locust Projects and was sponsored by Art Miami, Fendi, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Northern Trust, Phillips, TOD’S, and Vhernier.
Museum director Dr. Jordana Pomeroy has announced that the Frost Art Museum FIU's Art Transforms Benefactor Impact Award for 2018 will be presented to Michael Spring, who oversees Miami-Dade County's Cultural Affairs and Recreation portfolio. For more than three decades, Spring has championed not only Miami’s cultural evolution, but also the nation’s, through his work in leadership positions serving the top arts organizations in America.
High school and college students from New World School of the Arts performed in this year’s International Women’s Forum annual conference Opening Reception. Set against a dramatic sunset on the beautiful PAMM terrace, the welcoming performance surprised and delighted more than 800 guests from around the nation with an inspiring medley from popular award-winning musicals.
Aloft Miami Aventura, one of Aventura’s first hotels to open in the last decade, hosted their grand opening event and ribbon cutting in the newly opened Aventura ParkSquare with light bites, cocktails, live music, and billiards. Pictured: Hon. Lew Thaler, former Vice Mayor of Sunny Isles Beach; Hon. Billy Joel, former Vice Mayor of Aventura; Aventura Commissioner Howard Weinberg; Aloft's Rey Ramirez; Aventura Mayor Enid Weisman; Aloft's Karen Dade; Aventura Vice Mayor Gladys Mezrahi; Aventura Commissioner Denise Landman; and Gary Pyott, Chairman, Aventura Marketing Council/Chamber of Commerce.
Miami’s young professionals and tastemakers attended the International Dermatology’s 11th annual It’s All About the Kids, presented by the Andrés Asion Foundation at the Eden Roc Miami Beach. The event benefited the Miami chapter of Friends of St. Jude, the young professionals group dedicated to the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year's event raised over $325,000 to fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Hosted by TÚ 94.9’s Enrique Santos and Emmy award winning television host Pamela Silva Conde, the exciting evening featured an exclusive performance by Latin Grammy award nominee Chyno Miranda, cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. Pictured: Enrique Santos, Desiree Valls, Silvia Trinidad.
MADD's Walk Like MADD and the MADD Dash Fort Lauderdale 5K celebrated another amazing year of fundraising with a wrap party hosted by Greenspoon Marder Law. Frients and supporters of MADD were feted by the Fort Lauderdale law firm ikn honor of the nearly $300,000 raised this year. In 8 short years the Walk has raised over $1.5 million under the auspices of Volunteer Chairperson and National Board Member Heather Geronemus. Pictured: Caroline Williams, Duree Ross and Rachel Perez.
Miami Dolphin stalwarts Robert Einhorn, Robert Zarco and Rob Salkowski of the law firm Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito were guests of the Dolphins in the Miami Dolphins suite at Gillette Stadium in Boston, rooting for the away team as the Dolphins play the Patriots.
Matt Adler, Arnaud Karsenti and Alfredo Garcia joined members of the South Florida corporate community at Miami City Ballet’s Corporate Council for a special roundtable event on the future of Miami’s commercial real estate. Tere Blanca of Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Arnaud Karsenti of 13th Floor Investments and Diana Farmer-Gonzalez of Gensler shared their insights on South Florida's thriving marketplace.
Frost School of Music faculty member Carlos Rafael Rivera won his first Emmy Award> for his theme music for Netflix limited series Godless. The awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre LA LIVE in Los Angeles. Carlos Rafael Rivera is Assistant Professor and Director of the Musicianship, Artistry Development & Entrepreneurship (MADE) Program at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami.
Marlins Park was the site for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade's 4th Annual Alumni Reunion & Hall of Fame Induction. The positive impact of this year's inductees was celebrated at a special reception after which friends and supporters of Boys & Girls Clubs cheered on the Miami Marlins as they played the Atlanta Braves. This year's honorees are pictured with Alex Rodriguez-Roig, (far right): Larry Rentz (representing Carl Rentz, dec.); Gerald Tinker; Serge Martinez; Paul George; Layne Jackson; and George Nowicki
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