Aventura Arts & Cultural Center hosts ‘Sizzling 2011 Season Preview’

By Bari Auerbach….

Steve Clark, Aventura Arts & Cultural Center; Shelly Bradshaw and Jaye Abbate, Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center recently rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of Aventura Marketing Council members invited to a “Sizzling 2011 Season Preview” event, featuring a rave review breakfast served courtesy of The Fresh Diet, Café Aventura, Mo’s Bagels & Deli, The Grill on the Alley and Winn Dixie’s Kosher bakery. Sensational performers from last year’s AT&T Young Stars Showcase also played a starring role including vocalist Cameron Wheeler and pianist/vocalist Samuel Alexander.

AMC Chair Cliff Schulman of Weiss, Serota, Helfman along with leaders from the AACC and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts welcomed guests to the magnificent venue, as the curtain went up on one of the summer’s greatest AMC networking events.

Taking center stage, Aventura Vice Mayor Zev Auerbach and Broward Center VP of Sales and Marketing Sonia Green shared great news about the success of the AACC.

“On behalf of the City and Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, I’m happy to welcome and thank the AACC and the AMC for helping to showcase this wonderful venue for performing arts and culture,” Auerbach said. “The inaugural 2010 season was very successful, achieving anticipated revenues while keeping expenses under-budget.”

Green emphasized, “‘Kudos’ to Aventura’s forward-thinking city manager and city commission for having the vision to create the AACC as a catalyst for growth; and forging a partnership with the Broward Center, delivering 72 titles, 170 performances and attracting 30,000 people their first year.

“This Center has also proven to be a great place for advancing business goals. Consider treating your team to a night at the theater as an incentive; renting space for events, showcasing your company by sponsoring a program – or holding a fundraiser. There are many ways to meet your business objectives, charitable contribution goals and most importantly, enrich lives.”

During the next exciting act, AMC members were treated to a sneak preview of the 2011/2012 season – promising “something for everyone,” including a Melodies and Memories music series; Orchestra Miami’s 5th anniversary celebration; Cups: A Play by Joni Sheram; big name vocalists and comedians; international cinema; Smart Stage matinees; and award-winning family fare. One of the most anticipated events will be the 2nd annual Young Stars Showcase on Dec. 4, uniting talented youngsters with top-caliber entertainment industry professionals and business leaders.

Before the last curtain call, everyone applauded when lucky attorney Howard Adler won a one-month all access pass to Equinox Fitness Club; and standing ovations were inspired by Young Stars Showcase sensations Samuel Alexander and Cameron Wheeler – sure to share stardom and smash-hit success with the AACC.

For event and ticket information, call 877-311-7469 or visit aventuracenter.org.

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