[Menvi-discuss] Fwd: Books & Beyond welcomes author & opera singer Laurie Rubin Wed, May 29

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Subject: 	Books & Beyond welcomes author & opera singer Laurie Rubin 
Wed, May 29
Date: 	Sun, 26 May 2013 11:44:30 -0500
From: 	NJ Lynn <freespirit.stl at att.net>
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Books and Beyond Welcomes Opera Singer and Author Laurie Rubin, 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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?
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.
Do you dream in color? insights from a girl without sight DB 75761
Rubin, Laurie. Reading time: 8 hours, 18 minutes.
Read by Kristin Allison.
Music Appreciation and History
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.
Download Do you dream in color?: insights from a girl without sight
e-Mail: bonnie at accessibleworld.org
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
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