Local Talent Profile

Local Talent: She’s a natural

Local Talent: She’s a natural

Artist Hope Barton features Florida scenery at her Clermont gallery. Florida’s natural beauty is recognized worldwide, so it’s no wonder…
Local Talent: Talking heads

Local Talent: Talking heads

Ventriloquist Mike Palma brings audiences to life by bringing dummies to life. Ventriloquist and comedy magician Mike Palma got started…
Local Talent: Passionate painter

Local Talent: Passionate painter

Florals, Florida waterways and mountains are favorites of artist Marjorie Dodrill.  The walls of artist Marjorie Dodrill’s Villages home resemble…
Local Talent: Getting in tune

Local Talent: Getting in tune

The members of the Mount Dora Pipes and Drums bond over a Scottish tradition. Photos: Nicole Hamel Musicians don’t have…
Local Talent: She knows she can dance

Local Talent: She knows she can dance

Young performers are blossoming at instructor’s Groveland studio. By age 11, Jordan “JoJo” Hilgenberg already was involved in her future…
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