From M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County:
"We have been in daily communication this week with Gary Hanson, Executive Director of The Cleveland Orchestra, regarding the status of contract negotiations between Orchestra management and its musicians. We have been informed that contract negotiations have stalled as of Wednesday, January 6. The Adrienne Arsht Center is continuing to sell tickets for the Orchestra’s 2010 Miami Residency as both parties work to obtain acceptable terms.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 01/08/2010 - 1:39pm
Ricky Arriola, chairman of the Adrienne Arsht Center, was just appointed by President Obama to serve on the 26-member Committee on the Arts and Humanities, which includes a mix of actors like Edward Norton and Sarah Jessica Parker, musicians like Yo-Yo Ma, and icons like Anna Wintour.
The appointment is for those who have a commitment to the humanities and arts, which Arriola certainly does. Under his watch, the Adrienne Arsht Center—the country’s third largest performing arts center—balanced its budget, paid off its bank debt seven years early, and helped revitalize the neighborhood in which it is a centerpiece. Arriola, who is just as likely to be seen enjoying a symphony at the Arsht Center as he is to be seen rocking out backstage during a Marley Brothers performance, spoke with Haute Living about the role of the center and the impact of Art Basel.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 12/07/2009 - 10:43am
ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY IS NAMED 'PROJECT OF THE YEAR' BY URBAN LAND INSTITUTE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Award solidifies non-profit performing arts center's role as a catalyst
for community and economic development in Downtown Miami.
Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts has been selected as 'Project of the Year' by the Urban Land Institute's Southeast Florida/Caribbean District Council. The 'Project of the Year' distinction - widely considered as the land use and development industry's top honor - recognizes the real estate project that best embodies the mission of the Urban Land Institute: ensuring the responsible use of land in an effort to create sustainable, thriving communities around the world.
The award was presented during a special ceremony held on August 27, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock Resort in Hollywood, Florida. M. John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center, accepted the award on behalf of the organization.
"The Adrienne Arsht Center owes its success to much more than world-class performances; we are also a product of world-class design, construction, and foresight," said Mr. Richard. "More than two decades ago, civic leaders, the cultural arts community, and the private sector came together and envisioned a venue that would entertain our community, host extraordinary programs for our youth, and spawn new investment in Downtown Miami, both public and private. That vision lives today in the form of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts."
The 2009-2010 'Project of the Year' selection process evaluated nominees in the following areas: land use, community impact, public/private cooperation, and management. The Urban Land Institute received more applications for this year's competition than ever before. Other finalists for 'Project of the Year' were the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach, Florida and 55 Merrick Way, a mixed-use development in Coral Gables, Florida.
"The Adrienne Arsht Center is eminently deserving of our top honor," said Carla Coleman, Executive Director of the Urban Land Institute's Southeast Florida/ Caribbean District Council. "From its role as an engine for economic development in what is a key redevelopment section of Miami's urban core, to its standing as one of our region's top cultural resources for children and families, the Adrienne Arsht Center demonstrates the extent to which well-planned, well-managed public/private partnerships can make a positive difference in their communities."