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Young Patronesses of the Opera Celebrates 58th Annual Gala “Vegas Live”

November 2, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

The Vegas Strip is coming to Brickell Avenue and the odds for a great time can’t be beat as Young Patronesses of the Opera (YPO) presents Vegas Live, its’ 58th Annual Gala on November 2. The city’s oldest and most established black-tie affair, the YPO Gala each year kicks off the Miami social season. Vegas Live gets underway at 7:00 p.m., when the JW Marriott Hotel does a disappearing act becoming Caesars Palace for the evening complete with Elvis impersonators, Vegas showgirls, and Rat Pack crooners.
Miami High rollers and starlets will join gala chair ladies; Patricia Mederos, Kimberly Criser, Leatrice Damus, Connie Danluck, and Gretchen Kirtley, for a fun-filled evening of dining, dancing and wagering at a silent auction with such exciting prizes as a luxurious Chinchilla fur stole, valued at $1800.00, to benefit YPO’s mission of furthering opera education in South Florida. Also in the cards is a special tribute to Past President and Life member, Louise Todaro, who devoted 53 years of service to the organization, helping many of YPO’s education programs, especially the very successful In-School Opera Program.
Founded in l955, YPO is supported by a group of women to advocate educational music programs and the Florida Grand Opera, the gala’s proceeds will fund music and opera educational programs, including a Girl Scout Workshop for more than 500 Girl Scouts and an annual teachers’ workshop which offers continuing education credits for 150Miami-Dade and BrowardCountyteachers on opera education in the classroom.  Each year YPO’s dedicated group of volunteers brings professional children’s opera performances to more than 25,000 elementary school students.


November 2, 2013
7:00 pm