Adrienne Arsht Center Gala 2015Posted on: April 24th, 2015 by SoFlaNights.com
Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award-winning international superstar Barry Manilow wowed guests with a concert at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-with a special tribute to Frank Sinatra in honor of Frank’s 100th birthday. For the Arsht Center’s annual celebration, the Center transformed the Ziff Ballet Opera House into an intimate “supper club” with cocktails, dinner, and dancing directly on the Lynn Wolfson Stage. The 9th anniversary gala was once again chaired by two of South Florida’s most esteemed members of the philanthropic community, Swanee and Paul DiMare, and co-chaired by Margaret and Mike Eidson. Adrienne Arsht, the Center’s name benefactor, served as honorary chair.
“In what has become an annual tradition to welcome world-class talent to the Arsht Center’s stateof-the-art stages for our Anniversary Gala, guests this year will enjoy a performance by the legendary Barry Manilow,” said Swanee DiMare, Gala chair for the third year in a row along with her husband Paul DiMare. “As an avid supporter of arts education, Mr. Manilow is the perfect choice to grace the stage, as all the money raised by the Gala will be reinvested into the Arsht Center’s robust educational programming.”
Manilow is also a strong believer in the importance of arts education, founding The Manilow Music Project in response to the severe reduction of music programs in public schools. The Project seeks to highlight the importance of music programs through donations of instruments and materials to middle and high schools across the country.
Photos by: Zoe Zielinski