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            <td>Books & Beyond welcomes author & opera singer
              Laurie Rubin Wed, May 29</td>
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            <td>Wed, 29 May 2013 03:15:53 -0500</td>
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            <td>NJ Lynn <a class="moz-txt-link-rfc2396E" href="mailto:freespirit.stl@att.net"><freespirit.stl@att.net></a></td>
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                  and Beyond Welcomes Opera Singer and Author Laurie
                  Rubin, Wednesday, May 15, 2013</div>
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                            <div>Newswire:</div>
                            <div>Laurie Rubin has dedicated her life to
                              fulfilling her dreams. Where she found
                              obstacles, she worked her way through
                              them. When she encountered barriers, she
                              spoke out and employed her advocacy skills
                              to surmount them. Like many who face
                              difficulty, she learned early the strength
                              of family and the importance of self
                              advocacy. She grew up asking why and in
                              doing so carved out a career which
                              successfully utilizes her skills and vocal
                              talent. Born in California, Laurie knew
                              she wanted to sing. From an early age,
                              Laurie Rubin   followed the difficult
                              route of classical music and opera and has
                              achieved her dream. What difficulties did
                              she have to overcome? How important is
                              family support in achieving personal
                              goals? In competition with so many other
                              talented vocalists, what does she do to
                              stand out?  What is a singing career and
                              making CD’s like? Has Laurie met    
                              famous celebrities?   >From whom does
                              she receive inspiration? Why did she write
                              the book available on Bard you will read
                              about below?</div>
                            <div>On our next show, join us in meeting
                              and welcoming mezzo soprano and author
                              Laurie Rubin. She has achieved much of
                              which she can be very proud. Building a
                              life is often a challenge. Taking a chance
                              on a dream and a passion is even scarier,
                              for it takes all your hope and heart in
                              its realization. Greater Never one to give
                              up on herself, she listened to counsel but
                              never allowed the naysayers to discourage
                              her. In several words, she is feisty and
                              tenacious. She never settled for a maybe
                              when a yes was possible and found the
                              answers that took her to the career she
                              has always wanted. I hope you will join
                              us. Information about Laurie’s book is
                              available below followed by details needed
                              to attend our next Books and beyond.   </div>
                            <div>Do you dream in color? insights from a
                              girl without sight DB 75761</div>
                            <div>Rubin, Laurie. Reading time: 8 hours,
                              18 minutes. </div>
                            <div>Read by Kristin Allison. </div>
                            <div>Biography</div>
                            <div>Disability</div>
                            <div>Music Appreciation and History</div>
                            <div>Rubin, a blind mezzo-soprano opera
                              singer born with perfect pitch and Leber's
                              Amaurosis--a disease that prevents the
                              retina from developing--recounts her
                              idyllic California childhood learning to
                              read braille, use a cane, and ski and
                              taking voice lessons. Highlights her
                              struggles getting roles because of her
                              disability. Young adult appeal. 2012.</div>
                            <div>Download Do you dream in color?:
                              insights from a girl without sight  </div>
                            <div>e-Mail: <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:bonnie@accessibleworld.org">bonnie@accessibleworld.org</a></div>
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