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For many parents in Orlando, Florida, Richard Peeples, also known as Mr. Richard, is a big-time musical talent, thanks to his popularity with their children. Peeples and his band, the Pound Hounds, entertain children with what he describes as…

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In the hopes of lifting patients' spirits, students from the University of Central Florida's (UCF) College of Medicine have brought music into the hospital. Their therapeutic performances have had a positive impact on patients at Nemours Children's…

Members of the Orlando-based heavy metal band, ATLAS, discuss how their genre makes up for the fact that heavy metal is not mainstream with a dedicated fan base. WUCF-TV is a Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television station serving the Central…

Musician and producer Matt Saunders studies Irish music and dance at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland. Saunders combines traditional Celtic music with electronic dance music, playing the Irish flute and composing dance beats.WUCF-TV is…

When he comes home from his job as a roofer, Joe Muni of New Smyrna Beach crafts custom guitars using recycled wood. Every guitar is unique and many contain portraits within the body. Customers can either select from wood collected by Muni or bring…

After performing for years as the "Piano Man" on numerous cruise ships, Ted White grew tired of travel and built a unique musical contraption. Since then, Ted performs regularly on the beach on his bicycle/keyboard that he built to resemble a grand…

Daniel Heitz first took the stage at the Alley blues club in Sanford, Florida, when he was 11 years old. Over the next six years, he became one of the most impressive classical blues guitarists in Central Florida.WUCF-TV is a Public Broadcasting…

One of Central Florida's most unique and talented drummers/percussionists, Enmanuel Chacin, shares his thoughts on what he considers to be the blueprint of life: music. Chacin, who is blind, grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, where he claims the culture…

Sandy Shugart became the President of Valencia College, one of the country's largest colleges, in 2000, and led them to win the prestigious Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence in 2011. As a folk artist and poet, Shugart believes these…