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Cause and Circumstance

| June 21, 2011 | Parties

Seventeen years is a lifetime by Miami standards and the fact that Roy and Lea Black have been holding their annual gala for that long seems to have caught many who attended the event by surprise. “Has it really been that long?” mused Lea Black herself in between congratulatory greetings and speeches. Held at the Eden Roc Renaissance in Miami Beach, the event raised nearly $750,000 for at-risk youth. Hosted by the Blacks alongside Adriana de Moura, Alexia Echevarria and Marysol Patton (of The Real Housewives of Miami), Adam Gaynor of Matchbox 20, Gabrielle Anwar and Jeffrey Donovan of Burn Notice, racecar driver Helio Castroneves, entrepreneur Joe Francis, and designers Lisa and Donald Pliner, the party featured performances on both sides of the age spectrum: Dionne Warwick one minute, Pharrell Williams and Pitbull the next. DJ Irie did the honors in between. Guests enjoyed a Grey Goose cocktail reception prior to their red carpet entrance, followed by dinner and a spirited live auction.
Photography by Brett Hufziger and Seth Browarnik/Worldredeye.com



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