Local Talent Profile

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…
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…
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!…
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…
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…
Romancing the coin

Romancing the coin

Military veteran and stay-at-home mom creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from quarters and pennies. Story: Theresa Campbell // Photos: Fred Lopez Tabitha…
Art from the heart

Art from the heart

Story: Amanda Valderrama // Photo: Fred Lopez After an injury, local artist Carrie Knupp found a new way to express…
The “center” of attention

The “center” of attention

Tacko Fall is standing tall in the world of college basketball. Story: James Combs Opponents of the University of Central…
History of Stripping

History of Stripping

If your idea of a “historian” is a rather bland, even boring personality, then you’ve never had the pleasure of…
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