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Best Display of Wealth Miami 2008 - The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County

Have you noticed the stunning complex that sits on Biscayne Boulevard, between gleaming towers of empty luxury condos and the historic streets of Overtown? We present to you the Carnival Center for ... uh, wait, we mean the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. Wow. Try saying that five times fast. As if the Carnival Center wasn't a cool enough name, the folks who run the year-old center came up with another one thanks to arts patron and Total Bank founder Adrienne Arsht. God bless her! No, wait. Manny Diaz and Carlos Alvarez, bless her. Arsht, you might recall, wrote a big, fat check worth $33 million that helped this money pit get out of debt. And now let's get on with becoming a real city like San Francisco or Boston, where the arts count!

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Erik McCann
Erik McCann

man what a wonderful world it would be if Miami became a city that appreciates art above the car you drove to the event in.

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