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With the intention of creating a new younger following to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for decades to come, Thomas Abraham created Miracle Rock. The concept is simple and yet effective. Make premium seats at major music events available to patrons and supporters, with all net proceeds going to selected charities. The part that is hardest and where the Foundation excels is getting the superstars to cooperate. And they did..

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Miracle Rock I - Buddy Guy
“Hearts for Sale” Concert and Rock & Roll Auction concert was held November 14, 1989 at Club Nu in Miami Beach in conjunction with the Rolling Stones Steel Wheels World Concert Tour kicking off at the Orange Bowl in Miami Florida November 15,1989. For this very special first Miracle Rock event, the StarArt Foundation invited the legendary GRAMMY artist and Blues great Buddy Guy to perform at the event.

On November 14, 1989, at Club NU Miami Beach over 1,500 patrons gathered for an opportunity to be a part of history. The private party was attended by Mick Jagger and Bill Wayman, of the Rolling Stones who were in town for the Steel Wheels Concert. GRAMMY winner and blues legend Buddy Guy turned the house upside down with a tribute to Thomas and Susan Abraham's first born son who they named Anthony. International Pop Artist Romero Britto provided the original art for the event marketing materials. Miracle Rock One benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Miracle Rock II Whitney Houston
Whitney kicked off her World Tour concert on June 11, 1991 at the Miami Arena. A special reception was held at the former Centrust Towers with over 800 patrons supporting the StarArt Foundation’s Miracle Rock II for the benefit of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Pop Artist Romero Britto provided the original art for the event and also produced an additional painting that he & Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Abraham presented to Whitney Houston. Romero Britto, was the heart and soul that provided the initial art work for the launch of the Miracle Rock Concert Series. Without his unrestricted devotion and commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital & the StarArt Foundation we would not have had the opportunity to have created such a huge and important impact on the way that art and music come together for the benefit of those less fortunate.

Miracle Rock III James Taylor
James Taylor’s concert was held at the Miami Arena. Thomas and Susan Abraham presented Mr. Taylor with a portrait painted by international acclaimed Brazilian born pop artist Romero Britto. Miracle Rock III was for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Pop Artist Romero Britto & Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Abraham presented James Taylor with a portrait as a gift from the StarArt Foundation. Mr. Taylor was very genuine in his support of St. Jude and acknowledge the importance of organizations like St. Jude to continue to work towards finding cures for those catastrophic diseases that endanger the lives of the innocent.

Miracle Rock IV Neil Diamond
Concert was held at the Miami Arena on February 21,1993. A special pre-party was held at the Banker’s Club in downtown Miami sponsored by WLYF 101.5 FM. International acclaimed Brazilian born pop artist, Romero Britto, painted a portrait of Neil Diamond that was used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series. Miracle Rock IV was for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Mr. Diamond was very supported of this event by agreeing to allow the foundation a tremendous amount of tickets for the Miracle Rock event. In the middle of the concert he stopped the show to point of the fact that a three year old boy was sleeping in the front row of his show, and applauded the fact that he was able to put him to sleep, that little boy was Sean Abraham, son of the Founder of the StarArt Foundation.

Miracle Rock V Kenny G
Concert was held at the Miami Arena on July 23, 1993. International acclaimed Brazilian born pop artist, Romero Britto, painted the official artwork that was used for the creation of the invitation sent out to the patrons of the Miracle Rock fundraiser concert series. Miracle Rock V was for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock VI Tina Turner
Concert was held at the Miami Arena on August 22, 1993. International acclaimed Chilean born and French resident artist, Carlos Arestis, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the StarArt Foundation’s fundraiser for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A special reproduction of the painting was presented to Tina Turner. The artist and Mr. Abraham meet each other at the opening of Mr. Arestis show in Coral Gables Fl. This chance meeting lead to Mr. Arestis having a premonition back in Paris that he was going to be creating a painting of a woman rock star but did not know why, with three weeks he was called upon by Mr. Abraham to create the art work for Miracle VI. Mr. Arestis has continued to be a great supporter of the Foundation.
Miracle Rock VII Luther Vandross & En Vogue
concert was held at the Miami Arena on November 10, 1993. International acclaimed Brazilian born and United States resident pop artist, Romero Britto, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s marketing material for the fundraiser benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock VIII The Bette Midler
concert was held at the Miami Arena on November 12, 1993. International acclaimed Swiss born fine artist Rolf Knie was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the StarArt Foundation’s fundraiser for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. It was truly an exciting opportunity to have had the chance to work with Rofl Knie on this project. Upon calling Mr. Knie in Europe to solicit is support in proving the original art work for Miracle Rock VIII he was quick to agree to create a piece of art work for the event. Mr. Knie had acknowledged this event by placing the art work in his new book.
Miracle Rock IX Harry Connick, Jr.
concert was held at the Miami Arena on September 17, 1994. International acclaimed Brazilian born and United States resident pop artist, Romero Britto, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material used to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock X The Rolling Stones
concert was held at Joe Robbie Stadium on November 25, 1994. International acclaimed United States resident pop artist, Kenny Scharf, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Kenny was as creative as he was gracious in his support of the Miracle Rock project. His style was right on. He continues to be as generous has he is creative, and has always been there when the Foundation need him. We are indeed appreciative of his friendship.
Miracle Rock XI Yanni
concert was held at Miami Arena on July 20, 1995. International acclaimed Japanese born and French resident fine artist, Manabu Kochi, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Manabu Kochi was also commissioned by the StarArt Foundation to do the original art work for the 38th Annual GRAMMY'S.
Miracle Rock XII Ringo Starr
concert was held at the Sunrise Musical Theater on August 4, 1995. International acclaimed Brazilian born and United States resident pop artist, Romero Britto, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock XIII Eric Clapton
concert was held at the Miami Arena on September 6, 1995. International acclaimed United States resident artist, Rick Garcia, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock XIV Gloria Estefan
concert was held at the Miami Arena on September 24, 1995. International acclaimed Swiss born fine artist, Rolf Knie, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock XV Neil Diamond
concert was held at the Miami Arena on December 9, 1996.Internation acclaimed artist Jesus Fuerte created the original work of art for the Miracle Rock event for the Foundation for to benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock XVI Toni Braxton
concert was held at the Coral Sky Amphitheater on March 1, 1997. International acclaimed United States resident artist, Helmut Koller, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Miracle Rock XVI Kenny G
concert was held at the Coral Sky Amphitheater on March 1, 1997. International acclaimed United States resident and pop artist, Kenny Scarf, was chosen to create the artwork that would be used for the creation of the StarArt Foundation’s Poster Collection Series and marketing material for the benefit of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.




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