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For Opera Singers, Performing Is An All-consuming Passion

Opera singer Lloyd Reshard Jr., right, rehearses the religious piece “Ave Maria” with the choir of St. Dominic Catholic Church for the bilingual mass on March 30 in Miami. Jeronimo Boza / South Florida News Service       By Jeronimo Boza Read in The Miami Herald It was a cold and cloudy day in 2005, and Lloyd Reshard Jr.’s ...

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Sunny Isles, FIU Team Up To Elevate Classical Music

FIU School of Music students played at the Four Seasons Concert Series opening performance for the 2012-2013 season. The FIU Symphony Orchestra was led by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2012 in Heritage Park, located at 19200 Collins Avenue in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. Sunny Isles Beach / Michael Tribby / The Miami Herald ...

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Guitar Nook Hosts Jam Sessions For Musicians Of All Stripes

Matthew Lewin, 17, an employee at The Guitar Nook, picks up a Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body guitar and strums away, as he often does at the bi-weekly jam sessions. Photo by Amanda Perrin / South Florida News Service       By Amanda Perrin Read in The Miami Herald After only nine months of playing the guitar, Michel Paris was ...

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Open House Music Legends To Perform At One-night Benefit

Electric guitarist Israel Diaz, 56, and female vocalist Jackie Molinary, 51, at a late-night rehearsal preparing for Mantrap’s concert March 16 at 94th Aero Squadron for a tribute to Mike In The Night.  Photo by Michae Baisden / South Florida News Service       By Genesis Viera South Florida News Service In a soundproof studio with posters of famous ...

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Violinist Brings Down The House

By Patricia Tirone Read in The Miami Herald Dave Brookes began playing the violin when he was 5, training in the classical music Suzuki Method. But he never really liked it. “It bored me when I was younger, and I always wanted to play something else,’’ said Brookes, 25. In 2004, he moved to South Florida to attend the University of Miami ...

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American Children’s Orchestra For Peace Teaches Music To At-Risk Kids

By Salvatore Fazio Read in The Miami Herald Marian Paula Chacon, 5, sat graciously in a classroom with a fipple-flute recorder on hand, as she and 14 other young music students learned to read music and play songs in Little Havana’s José Martí Park. Her mother, Laura Rodriguez, 47, watched proudly as her daughter, a student at Riverside Elementary, sang, clapped and played her recorder. “She is ...

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