Miami’s New Performing Arts Center – Will People Be Able To Afford To Go?

Managers of Miami’s new Performing Arts Center say they hope to make “the $446 million center accessible to all, both through programming and ticket prices. But in a community as diverse as Miami, the task of serving everyone is akin to building a bridge across the Atlantic. Nearly 60 percent of the city’s population was born in another country, according to 2004 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. And about 91,000 people – 28 percent of the population – earn less than the federal poverty level of $9,570 a year for an individual, making Miami the third poorest big city in the nation.”