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Emilio and Gloria Estefan to be Honored for Arts, Culture and Hospitality Excellence at 14th Annual Cuisine for Art Fund-Raiser on Thursday, May 19
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – International superstar couple Emilio and Gloria Estefan will be honored at this year's Cuisine for Art fund-raiser slated for Thursday, May 19 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The Estefans are being honored for their contributions to our community in the arts, culture, and hospitality industries. Benefiting the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, this fun event features elected officials as well as local movers and shakers serving as celebrity waiters.
This year's celebrity waiters are elected government officials and community leaders. They are Jennifer O'Flannery Anderson, Ph.D., president and CEO, United Way of Broward County; Hon. Patricia Asseff, vice mayor, City of Hollywood; John Benz, senior vice president and chief strategic officer, Memorial Healthcare System; Hon. Richard Blattner, City of Hollywood commissioner; Hon. Peter Bober, mayor, City of Hollywood; Gale Butler, vice president-corporate affairs, AutoNation; Donna Dickey, vice president and Broward business manager, Miami Herald and president, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Julie Durda, meteorologist, WSVN News; Hon. Beam Furr, City of Hollywood commissioner; Theresa Garcia, community liaison, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital at Memorial and president, Greater Dania Beach Chamber of Commerce; Michael Goodman, partner, Bitner Goodman; Hon. Jennifer Gottlieb, Broward County School Board member; Hon. Sue Gunzburger, mayor, Broward County; Al Lamberti, sheriff, Broward Sheriff's Office; Oscar Llorente, networking and business development coordinator, Mount Sinai Aventura ER and president, Hallandale Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; Hon. Heidi O'Sheehan, City of Hollywood commissioner; Fran Russo, City of Hollywood commissioner; Lisa Scott-Founds, president and CEO, Winterfest, Inc.; Tony Segreto, advisory director and consultant, BankAtlantic and former news anchor for NBC 6/WTVJ; Linda Sherwood, City of Hollywood commissioner; and Hon. Eleanor Sobel, Florida State Senator.
Cuisine for Art Event co-chairs are Jules Meyer, Susan Renneisen, and Anna Smith.
The party kicks off at 6 p.m. with wine and vodka cocktails courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits and delicious signature hors d'oeuvres. Following will be a sit-down dinner featuring petite filet mignon and fennel roasted salmon, a silent auction of one-of-a-kind items, a raffle for prizes, and entertainment by Rock With U.
Event sponsors (as of now) include AutoNation, Florida Power & Light, Hazen and Sawyer, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Southern Wine and Spirits, and The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa.
International superstars Emilio and Gloria Estefan own a number of business establishments, including seven Cuban-themed restaurants (Bongos Cuban Cafe). Recently opened at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, other restaurants are in Miami; Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, part of the American Airlines Arena; Walt Disney World's Downtown Disney in Orlando; Mexico City; and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They also own two hotels: the Costa d'Este in Vero Beach and The Cardozo in Miami Beach. A multi Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter, Cuban born Emilio is a musician, producer, author, restaurateur, and filmmaker. He also is the founder and CEO of Estefan Enterprises, which is involved in music, TV, and film production as well as restaurants and hotels. The "Queen of Latin Pop," Cuban born Gloria is a singer, songwriter, actress, social activist. The winner of seven Grammy Awards, she is the top 100 of best selling music artists with over 100 million albums sold worldwide.
Cost of this business casual attire event is $99 per person before or on Monday, May 16; $120 per person after that date and at the door. To reserve your seat, become a sponsor, or receive more information about this don't-miss event, visit www.ArtAndCultureCenter.org or call 954.921.3274. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is located at 1 Seminole Way and complimentary self-parking is available in the garage and parking lots.
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances and high-quality education programs for adults and children. The Center fosters a creative environment where new and challenging work can flourish through programs that reflect the highest standards of artistry and diversity. To learn more, call 954.921.3274 or visit ArtandCultureCenter.org.
About Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and The Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over ninety tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. 2,500 Vegas-style slots including the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members may enjoy an exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. Convene in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise for various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 134 globally recognized rock 'n roll themed restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA, Four Diamond rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 17 restaurants and lounges, 40,000-square-feet of meeting room space, Body Rock spa, 23 boutique shops, 12 nightclubs, Paradise Live, a 400- seat theatre and Hard Rock Live, a 5,500- seat concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood.