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Chooka Parker – A Jewel From Down Under

Photo Courtesy of Chooka Parker

You know how it is when you hear a saying or a catch phrase.  The next thing you know, you are using it and melding it into your own vocabulary.  Having lovely Twitter friends who are Australian and theatrically inclined, I picked up the phrase Chookas from them.  The Urban Dictionary defines Chookas as Theatrical slang used mainly in Australia to wish performer good luck. Synonymous to:  break a leg.  One day after using the phrase on Twitter, a friend asked me what it meant.  Soon after my reply I received a tweet that simply said It’s also my name!  This was my personal introduction to an amazing young man named Chooka Parker.  Read More…

 

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Drew Bauml – All in the Family

Drew Bauml
Photo Courtesy of Maria Bercher

While looking for inspiration for Features in At a Glance, I realized that sometimes I need to look no further than my own family.  One of the good things about Facebook is that it gives us a link with some of our family members, particularly those who do not live close by, that maybe we wouldn’t have had before.  So, when I began to see recent posts and photos of my cousin’s son and realized just how musically talented he had become, I knew just who I wanted to interview as one of my Features on Introductions to New and Promising Talent…something I had in mind to focus on when creating this blog.

Drew Bauml is 18 years old and just starting his Senior Year at MacArthur High School in San Antonio, Texas.  With a penchant for funky socks, bow ties, and a first place win of his high school’s talent contest, Mac Idol, people are beginning to take note of Drew’s talent and his charming quirkiness.  Read More


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Introducing Musician and Composer Chris Hyson

A Visit with Chris Hyson

Photo Courtesy of Chris Hyson

I have heard music and other art forms being described as mediums that create emotion which affords us the ability to experience rather than just intellectually understand what the artist is trying to communicate.  I relate to this as I find the best way to describe music is that it moves me, and I don’t mean that in just a physical way.  As much as I love to dance, music moves me emotionally, I feel it inside.  And I think most people would agree.  That’s why it’s easy to say that it only took a moment for me to fall in love with Chris Hyson’s music.  From my first introduction to the soft jazz melodies, this music was speaking my language, I felt it inside.  Read More…