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BACARDI Celebrates 150th Anniversary in Miami

Facundo L. Bacardi, Chairman of Bacardi Limited, actor Ryan Phillippe, and Robert Furniss-Roe, Regional President of Bacardi North America, at the 150th anniversary celebration of BACARDI Rum in Miami, Florida. Photo credit: World Red Eye Productions. (PRNewsFoto/Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.)

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012  /The Cuban Art Project/PRNewswire – On Saturday, January 28, Robert Furniss-Roe , Regional President of Bacardi North America, along with Facundo L. Bacardi , Chairman of Bacardi Limited and great-great grandson of Company founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso, welcomed 150 ofMiami’s most elite tastemakers, Bacardi family members and current and retired Bacardi employees to an ultra-exclusive private party as part of the world-wide celebrations of the 150th anniversary of BACARDI® rum.

Guests including New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez , actress Minka Kelly , actor Ryan Phillippe , media mogul and former Bacardi employee of 15 years Emilio Estefan , Latin music icon Gloria Estefan, NBA Legends Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice , R&B singer Trey Songz,  GREY GOOSE Rising Icons Jake Troth and Kenny Burns DJ Irie, Susanne Birbragher Donald and Lisa Pliner ,Roy and Lea Black , sports personality and former Miami Dolphin Jimmy Cefalo , Miami-Dade CountyCommission Chairman Joe Martinez and Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason arrived at the historic Bacardi Building in downtown Miami, which was transformed into a chic, tropical lounge for this special night.

Facundo L. Bacardi, Chairman of Bacardi Limited, with Latin music icon Gloria Estefan and former Bacardi employee of 15 years Emilio Estefan at the 150th anniversary celebration of BACARDI Rum in Miami, Florida. Photo credit: World Red Eye Productions. (PRNewsFoto/Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.)

“The BACARDI 150th anniversary is a celebration, but it is much more than that. It’s a chance for Bacardi, the company, the family and the brand to sincerely thank the billions of customers and consumers who have helped take us from a humble distillery in Santiago de Cuba into one of the top three spirits companies in the world,” said Robert Furniss-Roe, Bacardi North America Regional President.

A towering wall of authentic rum barrels that were used in the actual making of BACARDI rum were shipped in from the Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico created an entry point to the outdoor venue on Biscayne Boulevard. Upon arrival, guests were immediately engaged in an impressive display that showcased the evolution of the iconic BACARDI bat logo. A diamond shaped bar sat center stage, inviting party-goers to sample a wide range of cocktails featuring a variety of iconic Bacardi spirits.

Mid-evening, Robert Furniss-Roe and Facundo L. Bacardi joined BACARDI Maestros de Ron (Master Blenders) and guests to sample some of the most unique blends of rum in a one-of-a-kind tasting room filled with historic artifacts encompassing the 150 years of the Company and internationally recognized brand. A montage of iconic BACARDI vintage advertisements from the 1900s adorned the walls and a replica of the original alembic still used in the distilling process was displayed.

Outside, celebrity guests mingled with Bacardi executives while enjoying signature drinks, such as the Authentic BACARDI Mojito and the Original BACARDI Cuba Libre, the world’s favorite cocktail with 6 million served every day. The cocktails were complemented by butlered hors d’oeuvres that included mini tenderloins of beef and medallions of grilled lobster.

The evening celebrated 150 years since Don Facundo Bacardi Masso founded Bacardi in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862 and revolutionized the spirits industry by creating the first smooth, light-bodied rum. The BACARDI rum formula, a family secret since its creation, is still closely guarded and known only to a few select family members and Master Blenders.

The ability to overcome and persevere where other companies failed has shaped the iconic global brands’ remarkable heritage and evolution. As a company, Bacardi faced U.S. prohibition, illegal confiscation of its Cuban assets, exile during the Cuban Revolution and financial distress. Today, Bacardi sells in more than 150 countries and is the largest privately-held spirits company in the world. While the BACARDI Bat Device has evolved over the past 150 years, it remains a symbol of good health, fortune and family unity.

About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world’s leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United  States  including  BACARDI®  rum, the  world’s  favorite and best-selling  premium rum, as well as the world’s most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States;  BOMBAY   SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued  and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® 100 percent blue agave tequila, the number one premium tequila in Mexico and a top-selling premium tequila in the  United  States;  MARTINI® sparkling wines and vermouth; and  other  leading and emerging brands. www.bacardiusa.com

PARTY TOGETHER RESPONSIBLY.

www.bacardi.com

©2012 BACARDI AND THE BAT DEVICE ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED. BACARDI U.S.A., INC., CORAL GABLES, FL.

SOURCE Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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BACARDI Celebrates 150th Anniversary in Miami

Facundo L. Bacardi, Chairman of Bacardi Limited, actor Ryan Phillippe, and Robert Furniss-Roe, Regional President of Bacardi North America, at the 150th anniversary celebration of BACARDI Rum in Miami, Florida. Photo credit: World Red Eye Productions. (PRNewsFoto/Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.)

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Jan. 30, 2012  /The Cuban Art Project/PRNewswire – On Saturday, January 28, Robert Furniss-Roe , Regional President of Bacardi North America, along with Facundo L. Bacardi , Chairman of Bacardi Limited and great-great grandson of Company founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso, welcomed 150 ofMiami’s most elite tastemakers, Bacardi family members and current and retired Bacardi employees to an ultra-exclusive private party as part of the world-wide celebrations of the 150th anniversary of BACARDI® rum.

Guests including New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez , actress Minka Kelly , actor Ryan Phillippe , media mogul and former Bacardi employee of 15 years Emilio Estefan , Latin music icon Gloria Estefan, NBA Legends Alonzo Mourning and Glen Rice , R&B singer Trey Songz,  GREY GOOSE Rising Icons Jake Troth and Kenny Burns DJ Irie, Susanne Birbragher Donald and Lisa Pliner ,Roy and Lea Black , sports personality and former Miami Dolphin Jimmy Cefalo , Miami-Dade CountyCommission Chairman Joe Martinez and Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason arrived at the historic Bacardi Building in downtown Miami, which was transformed into a chic, tropical lounge for this special night.

Facundo L. Bacardi, Chairman of Bacardi Limited, with Latin music icon Gloria Estefan and former Bacardi employee of 15 years Emilio Estefan at the 150th anniversary celebration of BACARDI Rum in Miami, Florida. Photo credit: World Red Eye Productions. (PRNewsFoto/Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.)

“The BACARDI 150th anniversary is a celebration, but it is much more than that. It’s a chance for Bacardi, the company, the family and the brand to sincerely thank the billions of customers and consumers who have helped take us from a humble distillery in Santiago de Cuba into one of the top three spirits companies in the world,” said Robert Furniss-Roe, Bacardi North America Regional President.

A towering wall of authentic rum barrels that were used in the actual making of BACARDI rum were shipped in from the Bacardi distillery in Puerto Rico created an entry point to the outdoor venue on Biscayne Boulevard. Upon arrival, guests were immediately engaged in an impressive display that showcased the evolution of the iconic BACARDI bat logo. A diamond shaped bar sat center stage, inviting party-goers to sample a wide range of cocktails featuring a variety of iconic Bacardi spirits.

Mid-evening, Robert Furniss-Roe and Facundo L. Bacardi joined BACARDI Maestros de Ron (Master Blenders) and guests to sample some of the most unique blends of rum in a one-of-a-kind tasting room filled with historic artifacts encompassing the 150 years of the Company and internationally recognized brand. A montage of iconic BACARDI vintage advertisements from the 1900s adorned the walls and a replica of the original alembic still used in the distilling process was displayed.

Outside, celebrity guests mingled with Bacardi executives while enjoying signature drinks, such as the Authentic BACARDI Mojito and the Original BACARDI Cuba Libre, the world’s favorite cocktail with 6 million served every day. The cocktails were complemented by butlered hors d’oeuvres that included mini tenderloins of beef and medallions of grilled lobster.

The evening celebrated 150 years since Don Facundo Bacardi Masso founded Bacardi in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862 and revolutionized the spirits industry by creating the first smooth, light-bodied rum. The BACARDI rum formula, a family secret since its creation, is still closely guarded and known only to a few select family members and Master Blenders.

The ability to overcome and persevere where other companies failed has shaped the iconic global brands’ remarkable heritage and evolution. As a company, Bacardi faced U.S. prohibition, illegal confiscation of its Cuban assets, exile during the Cuban Revolution and financial distress. Today, Bacardi sells in more than 150 countries and is the largest privately-held spirits company in the world. While the BACARDI Bat Device has evolved over the past 150 years, it remains a symbol of good health, fortune and family unity.

About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of one of the world’s leading spirits and wine producers. The company boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling spirits brands in the United  States  including  BACARDI®  rum, the  world’s  favorite and best-selling  premium rum, as well as the world’s most awarded rum; GREY GOOSE® vodka, the world-leader in super-premium vodka; DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, the number-one selling blended Scotch whisky in the United States;  BOMBAY   SAPPHIRE® gin, the top-valued  and fastest-growing premium gin in the world; CAZADORES® 100 percent blue agave tequila, the number one premium tequila in Mexico and a top-selling premium tequila in the  United  States;  MARTINI® sparkling wines and vermouth; and  other  leading and emerging brands. www.bacardiusa.com

PARTY TOGETHER RESPONSIBLY.

www.bacardi.com

©2012 BACARDI AND THE BAT DEVICE ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED. BACARDI U.S.A., INC., CORAL GABLES, FL.

SOURCE Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

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‘Picasso’s Drawings’ exhibit reveals the amazing early career of the artist

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11th Havana Biennial, 2012 « The Cuban Art Project

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Artistic Practices and Social Imaginaries

The 2012 edition of the Havana Biennial will be developed in international circumstances where debates regarding the scenarios of contemporary art have been substantially modified and have acquired new meanings for artists as well as for the institutions and the different audiences.

The curatorial team proposes to dedicate this eleventh edition to an assessment of the behavior of the relationship between visual productions and the social imaginary. When speaking of social imaginary, they point out thatt they are not referring to a theoretical body, but to the way people imagine their social space and express themselves through cultural and historical references, and to the symbolic dimension they acquire through art.

The social imaginary expresses the bonds and relationships of wide groups of people that include, at the very best, society in its entirety, sharing common interests and establishing levels of legitimacy. It is the place where form is given to the notions of what is public, of citizen space and of the different aspects that make communicative interaction possible. Although this concept includes the social norms, it also involves those components of personal character and individual subjectivity that unquestionably become part of a larger system. Its nature implicitly contains the main conflicts we detect today in the urban environment, one of the networks where it becomes evident in an exceptional way.

Organizer:

Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam
San Ignacio 22
esq. a Empedrado
Plaza de la Catedral
La Habana Vieja
La Habana
Cuba
Email: contactobienal@wlam.cult.cu
Website: www.bienalhabana.cult.cu

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11 May – 11 June 2012
Havana, Cuba

Theme:
Prácticas artísticas e imaginarios sociales

(Artistic Practices and
Social Imaginaries)

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Curatorial team of the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo
Wifredo Lam

Director:
Jorge Fernández

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