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Friday, January 15, 2021

Local Talent Profile

laurie sullivan: All her world’s a stage

laurie sullivan: All her world’s a stage

PHOTO: FRED LOPEZ This is the first in a series of articles featuring talent from local theaters. In the fall of 1948, a group of theater enthusiasts met to discuss starting a community theater. They found a former ice plant…
Jeffrey Ryerson: A Bit of Red, Yellow, and Faith Make Great Art

Jeffrey Ryerson: A Bit of Red, Yellow, and Faith Make Great Art

PHOTO: Fred Lopez Jeffrey Ryerson came to the expressive art he does now by way of biomedical illustration, which was his major at the University of Tennessee, the school of abstract expressionism and the premier school for theory. “My specialty…
LOCAL TALENT: Gary McKechnie — Pages from the past

LOCAL TALENT: Gary McKechnie — Pages from the past

The bright yellow cottage on McDonald Street in Mount Dora is the Coconut Cottage Inn, a delightful bed and breakfast owned by husband-and-wife innkeepers Gary McKechnie and Nancy Howell. As innkeepers, they have studied the history of Mount Dora and…
LOCAL TALENT: Noah Hollis — Creating Art For The Soul

LOCAL TALENT: Noah Hollis — Creating Art For The Soul

Noah’s Art Studio is a bright place, filled with light and color. Paintings line the walls and there’s an easel set up so Noah Hollis can work on canvas when he’s not doing his signature art—tattoos. The shop is on…
LOCAL TALENT: Dianne Venetta — Blooming in her own time

LOCAL TALENT: Dianne Venetta — Blooming in her own time

Local writer, Dianne Venetta, is author of more than a dozen books. When she’s not at her computer, she’s a busy mom and homemaker. Dianne’s writing began while she was working shortly after getting married. “I was a salesperson, and…
LOCAL TALENT: Jeff Letourneau — Songs About Real Life

LOCAL TALENT: Jeff Letourneau — Songs About Real Life

It wasn’t until five years ago that local singer and songwriter, Jeff Letourneau, picked up a guitar for the first time. “One night, I woke out of a deep sleep with some things weighing heavy on my mind, so walked…
LOCAL TALENT: The new phase of AJ in Evolution

LOCAL TALENT: The new phase of AJ in Evolution

AJ in Evolution (AKA AJ Fritscher) wasn’t always the rock star he is now. As a child, he was picked on by the bigger kids while growing up. He spent his adolescent years in a small town in Louisiana. “The…
Local Talent: “Tyler”-made for  musical stardom

Local Talent: “Tyler”-made for musical stardom

Tyler Haney has established himself as one of Lake County’s newest up-and-coming country acts with the swagger of modern country artist Sam Hunt and a sound rooted in the music of Waylon Jennings. Tyler’s appreciation for music started when he…
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