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Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts | 501 S. Sapodilla Ave, WPB, FL 33401

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Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts | 501 S. Sapodilla Ave, WPB, FL 33401

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Song to Soul

Students share their thoughts on upcoming concerts in South Florida
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Aiden Velez
An audience member sits on another patron’s shoulders watching Jack Johnsen perform his song “Banana Pancakes” at the 2023 Sunfest Music Festival. Johnsen performed on May 6, the second day of the event.

Cheers spread across the crowd as the artist they have been waiting for finally takes the stage. As more tours bring acclaimed artists to South Florida, students have more opportunities to listen to their favorite music live. Lana Del Rey, Daniel Caesar, and Sublime are just a few of the many artists making stops in Florida on their tours. 

The Muse interviewed students attending upcoming concerts in South Florida to understand how the concerts impact them.

 

Visual senior Nicole Caban on Lana Del Rey 

“I’ve been listening to her for over ten years and she hasn’t toured in a very long time. I’ve been waiting to see her because her music means so much to me. I’m looking forward to the people, the music, (and) seeing her live.” 

 

Theatre junior Adam Picariello-Heighes on Lana Del Rey

“I love her lyrics and how she plays with orchestra sounds. I struggled a lot my freshman and sophomore year, and she’s the main person I listened to to get me through it.”

 

Visual senior Jolie Copin on Sublime (openers – Rome, Slightly Stoopid) 

“I am just looking forward to listening to the live music I love with my friends.  I love Sublime mainly for their jazz and reggae influences. They sample a lot of other musicians who I listen to. Some see sampling and covers as unoriginal, but I think sublime does so in a way that adds their own sound to the music. I feel it has more depth than some other more recently produced commercial music.”

 

Visual sophomore Isabella Gomez on Daniel Caesar 

“I like the relaxed atmosphere and mood that he sets with his music, and he’s a great lyricist. My favorite song is Japanese Denim because that’s the one I’ve been listening to the longest, so it holds a special place for me.” 

 

Vocal senior Aileen Pereda on Daniel Caesar

“I love (his) R&B style, (and) I love his voice. It was a great opportunity to go with my friends, so I took advantage of that and ended up having a really great time. Please Do Not Lean (is) my favorite song of all time, and that was life-changing to see live. My friend introduced me to it while we were in Europe on spring break, and every time I listen to it I get flashbacks of when I was on the bus sightseeing, and it reminds me how fortunate I was to be able to go (on that trip). Obviously that’s not the meaning that Caesar intended, but that’s the connection that I make, and it’s very sentimental and special to me.”

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Gabriele Pettener
Gabriele Pettener is a first year staffer and writer on The Muse. He is also majoring in Theatre and has worked as an Assistant Director for 4 shows at Dreyfoos including Mamma Mia and Shakespeare in Love. He is elated to be a part of The Muse this semester and can't wait for the work he'll be able to do.
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