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Eyes Alive! Releases Nursery Rhymes


The FSDB Eyes Alive! Deaf Elementary Performing Arts Troupe is pleased to announce that their latest production, “Nursery Rhymes in American Sign Language” is now available to watch online. Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help language skills development. Both rhyme and rhythm help kids see and hear the sounds and …  


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An Interview With Pianist Marcus Roberts


For the now fifty-four years old Marcus Roberts, it’s been over thirty years since the pianist made his auspicious debut as one of the young lions of jazz along with Wynton Marsalis. Then, barely in his twenties, he joined Marsalis’ band spearheading a movement that eschewed the electronic driven fusion …  


FSDB Madison Wardell, blind middle school student, plays the drums at Camp Rock

Watch Camp Rock Tunes Up Summer For Young Local Musicians by ABC First Coast News (story continues below): ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – When you’re 13 years old and going on super-stardom, Camp Rock hosted at the St. Augustine Amphitheater is the place to be. “You get something out of it, …  


The Sound Of Silence…And Music


“What? What?” or in more polite terms, “Pardon?” is a continuous refrain heard by those of us living with a hard of hearing person.  Although more and more people are sporting the latest model in hearing aids, these devices still don’t do the trick in many situations.  Years ago I …  


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Big Bad Musical


The FSDB Dance Troupe held two performances of “The Big Bad Musical—A Howling Courtroom Comedy” on May 3 and 4, in Kirk Auditorium. The story was about the notorious Big Bad Wolf who is slapped with a class-action lawsuit by storybooks of quirky characters who want to get even: Little …