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Macklemore concert to open Aventura Mall Microsoft store

When you are Microsoft, you roll in  a special way.  Which means opening your Aventura Mall store with a $1 million donation for local students and, oh, by the way, a concert by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Microsoft will open its fifth Florida retail store on Thursday, May 29, on the second floor at Aventura Mall, 19575 Biscayne Blvd., and customers attending the ceremonies have a chance at a variety of giveaways, including tickets to a May 31 parking-lot performance by fellow Seattle culture shapers Macklemore (with hits including "Thirft Shop," Can't Hold Us" and "Same Love"). 

Doors will open on Thursday after a 10:30 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony, and the first 1,375 people in line will receive two tickets to the Macklemore show at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Surface Parking Lot near Macy’s. Gates will open at 11 a.m.

The ribbon-cutting will be led by Hernán Rincón, corporate vice president of Microsoft Latin America, who will present more than $1 million in software grants to local community organizations, including United Way of Miami-Dade, the Arc of South Florida, Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center and the Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida.

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