Local sponsors and restaurants create movie magic at BravoBravo! 2011: On Location

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DETROIT, Michigan, April 29, 2011 — At a time when funding cuts threaten the very existence of arts organizations, a talented group of young professionals is taking the lead to fill funding gaps left by state budget cuts and reductions in corporate sponsorship. The young professionals group of the Michigan Opera Theatre Volunteer Association hopes to raise more than $250,000 at the 12th annual BravoBravo!, taking place this year from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2011, at the Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway, Detroit).

BravoBravo! 2011: On Location salutes Michigan’s film industry, and guests will experience movie magic as glamour moves off the silver screen and into the opulent Detroit Opera House. Three of Detroit’s most involved young professionals co-chair one of Detroit’s hottest and most-anticipated cultural events of the year: Dominic Arellano, Piper Carter and Jerrid Mooney.

Sponsors for this year’s BravoBravo! include Optics, Colonial Events, Levitation Staging, Bank of America, MGM Grand Detroit, Display Group, Scenic Prop Design, Breeze Design Studio, Great Lakes Beverage, Source Audio, Quicken Loans, Paxahau Promotions Group, Commercial Maintenance, Eclipse Creative, Politically Smart, Scarlet Communications, Volkswagen of America, Amy Kaminsky Productions, Allegra Print and Imaging RenCen, Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, SEE Eyewear, Extreme Valet and Ice Dream Sculptures.

The event will feature more than 30 different local restaurants and bars including Andiamo Restaurant Group, Angelina Italian Bistro, Bookies Bar & Grille, Bourbon Steak, Como’s, Crave Restaurant+Sushi Bar+Lounge, Detroit Beer Company, Detroit Seafood Market, Detroit Yacht Club, Flower to Flour, Fountain Bistro, Ignite, Jacoby’s German Biergarten, La Zingara Trattoria, Majestic Café, Marilyn’s American Tavern, Mario’s, McDonald’s, MGM Grand Detroit Banquet and Catering, Moo Moo’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Ocean Prime, Opus One, Rojo Mexican Bistro, Sanders Fine Chocolatiers, Slows Bar BQ, Small Plates, Tubby’s Grilled Submarines, Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine and Wolfgang Puck Grille.

Media partners include 944 Magazine, Fox 2 WJBK, Metromix, Metro Times, Mi Estilo, Real Detroit Weekly, WDET 101.9FM, WGPR 107.5FM and Yelp!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Michelle DeLand at (313) 237-3402 or mdeland@motopera.org.

More details, including entertainment, will be announced in the coming weeks. For a preview, photos and more information, visit www.bravobravo.org.

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