The 15th Annual M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation Gala 11/4/12

The 15th Annual M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation Gala
Sunday, 11/04/2012, 07:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Evite-w-pics-11.4.12.pngGusman Theater
174 East Flagler St.,
Miami, Florida 33131

With special performance by nationally acclaimed Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble

WHAT: The M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation (MARCAF) presents its 15th Gala, A Musical Celebration of Life, this signature fundraising event commemorates M. Athalie Range’s lifelong commitment to the arts. The event will honor select individuals for their exemplary lifetime achievements and contributions to South Florida’s past, present and future.

WHO: “The Ground Breaker” >Thelma Gibson, education pioneer, trailblazer and 33-year career RN
“The Change Agent” >H.T. Smith, Miami-Dade’s first African-American assistant public defender, first African American assistant county attorney and founding President of the Black Lawyers Association of Dade County
“The Maverick” > Bill Diggs, Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive Officer
“The Bridge Builder” >Marlon Hill, delancyhill, P.A., Founding Partner and CEO
PERFORMING > nationally acclaimed Dillard Center for the Arts (DCA) Jazz Ensemble

WHEN: Sunday, November 4, 2012

WHERE: Gusman Theater, 174 East Flagler Street, Miami, FL, 33131

TICKETS: VIP Tickets: $150 (VIP reception, honoree program and premium seating)
General Tickets: $75 (performance only in Mezzanine seating)
To purchase call 305-576-3790

ATTIRE: Semi-formal

CONTACTS: Suzan McDowell / [email protected]
Elvis Anderson / [email protected]
Circle of One Marketing
Phone: 305-576-3790
MEDIA: Bios and original high resolution head shots of all honorees and performer available. Interviews available upon request.

About the DCA Jazz Ensemble
Known as the DCA Jazz Ensemble, the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble is a performance oriented ensemble composed of talented student musicians selected from Broward County. Under the direction of Christopher Dorsey, the primary goal of the Jazz Program at Dillard Center for the Arts is to introduce students to a wide array of Jazz literature at the highest level, and providing performance opportunities. The band is open to students in grades 9-12. Auditions are held prior to the start of school. The Jazz Ensemble has made public appearances with Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Printup, Vincent Gardner, Marcus Roberts, Rodney Whitaker, Terrell Stafford, Chris Crenshaw, Wycliffe Gordon, Leon Anderson, Rodney Jordan, Melton Mustafa Sr, Lou Donaldson, Negroni’s Trio, Chico Hamilton, and The Clayton Brothers, just to name a few. Just recently the Ensemble appeared on 60 Minutes (CBS).

About the M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation (MARCAF)
The M. Athalie Range Cultural Arts Foundation, Inc. (M.A.R.C.A.F.) is a non-profit, 501c(3) organization, established in 1997.

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