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Friday, January 15, 2021

Local Talent Profile

A change of scenery

A change of scenery

Mount Dora artist starts fresh with new gallery. Jane Slivka has faced a lot of blank canvases in her life. After raising two sons, she was divorced unexpectedly and found herself in need of a career and a new start.…
Puttin’ on the glitz

Puttin’ on the glitz

A former police officer’s new job is a gem. Sitting at a jeweler’s bench, Earll Bean looks through the lens of his magnifying visor and carefully saws tiny grooves into the surface of a meticulously crafted gold ring. For the…
Back in time

Back in time

The intricate workings of old time pieces are a local artist’s inspiration. Lori Wisniewski is an artist who holds time in her hands each day she works. Her artwork is created with the elaborate, yet tiny, pieces that go inside…
Life’s a party

Life’s a party

Mount Dora rocker has nothing but fun on solo record. Todd “Noize” Voss boldly announces who he is on the opening track of his first solo CD: a “Cool Rocking Daddy” with a blistering guitar. The Mount Dora musician also…
Painting the town

Painting the town

Mount Dora artist shines through clouds hanging over ‘Starry Night’ tribute. A painting of artist Vincent van Gogh’s life would be a classic connect-the-dots: tortured soul, suffered for his work, misunderstood, underappreciated, cut off his ear, died by his own hand.…
Medicinal music

Medicinal music

When it comes to helping patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Bob Chubboy rocks it. He’s a self-described “flat-land hillbilly” who wears a straw hat, denim jean overalls, and dark glasses. But he personifies the salt-of-the-earth rural American who does wonderful things…
Dare, dream, dance

Dare, dream, dance

Local dancer Landi Hicks is heading to Manhattan for two years of intense training that could make her Broadway bound! Her dream was to be a Rockette, but she was caught short—by about 4 inches. Rockettes must be at least…
She rescued a shelter dog, then he saved her

She rescued a shelter dog, then he saved her

A girl and her dog became a success story and then a book! Sharon Ward Keeble knew something was wrong with her daughter, but she thought it was their move to a new place and a new school. “She was…
A human touch for robots

A human touch for robots

Student Justin TenEyck is driven to succeed in technology. People aren’t robots. But, can robots be like people? Justin TenEyck would like to find out. The 18-year-old just graduated from Lake Minneola High School, where he was president of the…
It’s a rap

It’s a rap

Leesburg man works to make a name in the music industry. The obvious perks to being a musical star are fame and money. Demetrius Way, who is trying to make a name for himself on the rap circuit, would have…
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