Every time I see Adrienne Arsht's name I think of the years she was my personal banker. What a gift she gives to music lovers who could not afford to attend those privately-sponsored events of the past. Before the community-earnest spark plug turned her wealth and zeal to anchor music.

Not all music lovers have the do-re-mi to bring up a family and still provide great educations with a matinee performance at the Arsht Center. She deserves a medal struck on the stage to show the community's great gratitude. Don't you love the name Adrienne? Charlie Cinnamon, ever the big booster-cum-rooter for all presentations onstage, deserves a throne but he being so evasive of bon mots, is happy to root from his well-worn desk.
I knew him BEFORE he made the Coconut Grove Playhouse the in-the-win place for a show to go.

Publicly acclaimed diva Deborah Voigt engages the stage on Nov. 15.The beloved musical genius Itzhak Perlman follows on Dec. 19. Come Feb. 28, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be led by Leoard Slatkin, whom the Los Angeles Times dubbed "America's Music Director."

The Academy of St.Martin in the Fields conducted by Joshua Bell on March 15. The Grand Finale on March 23, 2014 will be the incomparable Israel Philharmonic Orchestra led by Zubin Mehta on March 23, 2014.
Knight Foundation has renewed its inspirational support for the Knight Masterworks Season with a new, two-year grant through 2015.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if Arsht Center allowed high school students to attend rehearsals to give them an eye-opener as well as a life study?

Good to see Sanford Ziff's wife dropped the Duchess routine. Trust Sanford to duke it out with anyone who objects.