To Continue the City of Miami’s Fiscal Support of the Historic Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
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Gusman Center • 169 East Flagler Street Suite 837, Miami, FL 33131
T: 305-374-2444 • F: 305-374-0303
To: The Honorable Tomas Regalado and City of Miami Commissioners
To Continue the City of Miami’s Fiscal Support of the Historic
Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
From: Concerned Miami Residents
Whereas, The Gusman Center was built in 1926, and was home to many artists and cultural icons from Etta James, and Elvis Presley to Luciano Pavarotti;We, the undersigned hereby urge and request that the City of Miami continue its fiscal support of the historic Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts.
Whereas, the Gusman Center was donated to the City of Miami in 1975; and
Whereas, the Gusman Center is one of the few remaining historic icons in our community and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places as of 1984; and
Whereas, the Gusman Center supports our local artists and arts community and is host to many cultural and artistic events; and
Whereas, the Gusman’s downtown location is essential to the support and revitalization of downtown Miami; and
Whereas, the City’s continued financial support is vital and instrumental in allowing the Gusman Center to provide a venue for our cultural community by supporting operations for the Theater.
The Friends of Gusman Center is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts. With the oversight of a dedicated volunteer board of directors, Friends functions as a support organization to the staff of the theater. It works to advance and promote the theater through activities including preservation, restoration, operation, fundraising and marketing. Friends aims to preserve and promote this dynamic, historic community theater to the benefit of its resident companies, artists, patrons and surrounding community.